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.....


  1. Glad to see you back in the blogworld. I hope you chose sleep!

  2. I wanted to be cool like you!

  3. You'll do great! Good luck during this busy time in your life.

    Where's your dog been?


  4. Reese has been at a training place. :( I miss her so much!