Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Watch out Elderly...

Here we come! We being our clinicals next week. The terror I'm feeling now is nothing compared to how it will be next week. We are starting out at nursing homes this semester and will move on from there. Terrified? Why yes I am! Yes we ALL are! Totally frightened. I'm going to need Xanax to get through next week with my sanity. I'm so thankful I have clinical with Marci. I would be TERRIFIED even more (if that's possible) if I were going alone! You know these poor old people in these nursing homes are probably terrified of the thought of some new student having to give them a catheter. I would be. I would probably refuse. Or they could be scared that we'll accidently give them 18 times the amount of morphine they were supposed to receive and kill them. Oh goodness. So don't just say a prayer for me....say an even bigger prayer for my patient. Poor patients. Me & Marci will have to take picture in our cute uniforms!

On another note, I live by looking forward to things these days. Right now, Christmas is what's keeping me going. I've already made a small Christmas list for myself and have a few things picked out for family members. :) It's so exciting! I cannot wait for Christmas!!! Reese will also be home by Christmas and that excites me A LOT. I really didn't think I would miss her as much as I have. I figured school would keep me so busy that I wouldn't have time to miss her! But I was wrong. All of my friends that I hang out with are animal lovers just like me so we talk about our pets all the time. (I can see how it will be when we all have children in 15 years.) It's going to be so strange for them to meet Reese and have a new "family member" come in as if she's new. When really, she's been around since January! Can you believe we've had her almost a year?! Me either!

Okay, time to do more homework or sleep. I can't decide which one. :) I'm pretty sure you can guess which one I'll do.....

Friday, September 26, 2008

I'm a busy bee!

Sorry for the long postless blog. I've been so busy that I'm not even sure I remember the last few weeks! Time has been FLYING by! I hope the rest of the semester flies by this quickly. I have made some AMAZING friends at nursing school. I prayed so hard to make friends...and I couldn't ask for better ones! They keep me busy while Judd works those long hours. We all talk all the time about how strange it is that we're already as close as we are. It truly feels like I've known them all my entire life! I don't have much to say except I'm so pumped that I made a 90 on my last Patho/Pharm test. Oh yes, obligatory bragging. I studied SO SO SO SO SO hard. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday were all spent with my rear on the couch...studying. So, if the blog goes postless again for a while -- never fear. I'll return soon. Just for the sake of having a picture, here's my new favorite three people!!!

From Left: Marci, Megan, Me, Lindsey!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Three weeks down!

Maybe one day I'll quit doing the week-by-week countdown. But for now, it's inspiring! Haha! Judd and I are sitting on the couch, and just watched Swiss Family Robinson. I know you're jealous. My favorite part is Christmas Day where they sing "Oh Christmas Tree" about 50 times. :) I always thought Fritz was so hot!

We're about to watch "Vacancy" because I heard it was a pretty good movie. I've got LOTS of studying to do. We have our first two tests next week (one on Monday, one on Tuesday) and I'm SO nervous. Sorry I've only been updating once a week. I just don't have time to do otherwise!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!