Archive for July, 2009
Today I got my schedule for the Fall quarter! I am so excited!! I get to start out with 5 weeks of OB and then 5 weeks of peds!
So fun! Now if only my sociology class was done so that I could start reading for OB!
Wow, its starting to feel real again!!
Its not a shock to hear that while you are in school your marriage can start to deteriorate. But I think that nursing school is an entire different game. The pure stress and amount of time that you have to spend just to tred water can leave your marriage…bruised.
This doesnt have to be the way. Really. Among some of the advice I can give people starting out in nursing school is that you HAVE to make time for your family, especially your spouse. Even if that means spending an hour snuggling on the couch, you need to do it.
For those people who arent in school, this seems like a silly suggestion, but for those of us who have been busting our humps trying to survive….well, an hour is alot of time to spare.
My suggestion….DO IT. At all cost. The extra TLC for your partner is totally worth it. And the reward is that you are left rejuvenated and ready to face school again.
I miss my Hubby. I miss our hour.
Do you agree? What do you do to keep your marriage alive?
Last year at this time I was freaking out…..really….I was in a full panic! And this year it is so different. I am totally anxious to start back to school but for a different reason. This year, I just want it over.
I am trying to decide whether to take the NCELX immediately after graduation in June or if I should take the summer to study?
Does anyone have any input?
These are some of the most amazing people you will ever meet. I have a post to go for each of them, but that will have to wait until later…..
Spent the evening at Tia M’s house. Tia L and I have been staying here at night but spebding the dys running around to see family!
I have so much to write about so look for lots of pictures coming up!!
But for now, see above:
Cheers to our Hero! We all love you!
Can you say pupusa? It was so good… And I might have eaten 4 of them… Maybe!
I spent another amazing day getting to love on some of the most wonderful people….But I have pictures to post later……
Dont be too jealous, but I had homemade tamales, salsa, and carne asada today!!
Im so full!!
Nothing says welcome like being greeted by arms full of family and lots of yummy food!!
Omg it was really really good!
My travel buddy and I enjoyed a little (HUGE) margarita before taking off for Cali.
The drinks were strong, the conversation great and we almost missed our flight!
We were so busy chatting that we were nearly the last people to board!
But we survived!! And flew with tequila induced smiles!
Bags packed…. Done!
Im heading to the airport now!! Im meeting my most loved Tia and then we are off on our adventure!!
The adventure will lead us to sun shiney Cali, but first…. A strip search by the TSA!!
1. Who was your FIRST prom date? I believe that would be Galen Housely
2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? No No, But I work with his Mom.
3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? Margarita
4. What was your FIRST job? Babysitting, but first paying job, that would be Sanrio.
5. What was your FIRST car? 1990 Geo Metro
6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today? Dad
7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning? My Hubby
8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? Mrs. Dempsey.
9. Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Im not sure…The PI? Or Hawaii.
10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? The First was Sean Stergill, and no we dont talk.
11. Where was your FIRST sleep over? I think Aunt Carols
12. Who was the first person you talked to today? My Hubby
13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? Auntie Gramma’s
14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? Talked to My Hubby.
15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? The Party
16. FIRST tattoo? Butterfly viney thing.
17. FIRST piercing? Ears
18. FIRST foreign country you went to? Philipines?
19. FIRST movie you remember seeing? Aliens
20. When was your FIRST detention? 9th grade.
22. Who was your FIRST roommate? Ex.
23. If you had one wish, what would it be? For the Hubby to be home.
24. What is something you would learn if you had the chance? To dance, like ballroom style
25. Did you marry the FIRST person to ask for your hand in marriage? No.
26. What was the first sport that you were involved in? Swimming, well actually gymnastics, but I wasnt very good at the later.
27. What were the first lessons you ever took? Swimming
28. What is the first thing you do when you get home? Change outta my work clothes
I still havent even started packing….yes its true.
And I still havent even begun to get myself ready! If there werent so much crap going on then I would totally be done…..
I have 17 hours to:
4) and get to the airport
BUT….IN 17 hours I am going on vacation!! IN 17 hours I will be hugging my Mother in Law!!
Patient comes in for possible heat stroke, or over-exposure to sun. The staff needs to get a VERY accurate temperature on the adult patient, meaning rectal temp.
Turns out the patient is a NURSE.
So what does she say?
“Go out of the room, I WILL do it MYSELF!”
The funniest part….she really did….and even wore a glove!
If any of my readers truly are allergic to NSAIDS could you please email me?
It never fails to amaze me when I am sitting in triage and I hear a patient come in to the ED for chronic low back pain and theu preface their history by saying that they are allergic to NSAIDs. I dotnt know about everyone else but chronic painers make me nuts.
They are usually the ones wbo come in weekly, the ones I can register without needing their names, they are the ones who always have 15/10 pain, and the ones who are extremely quick to complain.
I cant help but roll my eyes when they say “allergic to NSAIDs”.
Hey maybe im allergic to them too, or atleast allergic to ED system abusers!!
The pedicure I got done last week looked gorgeous, no?
Well it was beautiful until I spent two days swimming. Now its nearly ruined! So i guess that leaves me no choice but to get it redone before vacation time right?
In preparation for an upcoming vacation I have been working out at the gym like crazy!! I mean, I gotta get myself
swimsuit shorts Capris ready!!
Today I spent a few hours swimming and playing in the pool with L and her Hubby C! What a fun time we had! I forgot how nice it is to have a married couple to hang out with. I cant wait for The Hubby to come home so that we can go on double dates!!
I just finished my mid-term for my sociology class. What a blast…NOT!!
studentrntiffany: what brings you to the ED today?
Man: I have a loud buzzin in my ear
Charge RN: sounds like tinnitus
—–4 hrs of waiting to be seen later—–
Man: hey look what they found ib my ear!!
Studentrntiffany: holy sh*t thats a BEE!
ChargeRN: so i guess thats what the buzz was all about!
Although so much has happened in this last year much of that statement is still true. I am about to start my last year as a full time student, full time wife, and an on-call employee.
Happy Blogoversay everyone and thank you for sticking with me!
Lady comes to ED via Ambulance after freak bicycle accident.
Lady- “Dr. I hurt so bad”
DR.- “What happened?”
Lady- “I think I broke my Hoo-Ha”
Nursing student- “She broke her VAGINA!”
Insert snickers from the entire rest of the nursing staff.
Swimming. It makes my thighs ache! A good
friend Family Geez said that I need to hydrate more to prevent muscle aches. So what better way to hydrate than to be in a pool!! (Although there were plenty of small children and I avoided putting my mouth in the water!!)
My work out buddy and I spent a fun filled hour lap swimming and then we headed out for a girly date! What fun!! First lunch at Red Lobster then off to see the movie the Proposal.
The movie was fabulous! I cant wait for it to come out on DVD so that I can buy it! I havent laughed so hard in forever!!
I think it may be my new favorite movie!
What is your favorite movie?
Today did not start out well. I mentioned yesterday that Kickboxing Man nearly killed me. Although my hunchback post was meant as a joke, I woke up this morning unable to even move!
Infact I had to cancel my Step Aerobics date because I was nust waaaaay too sore.
So instead of working out I am heading for some pampering. Im getting a pedicure and then heading to watch Harry Potter. Unfortunetly my friend would not agree to getting dressed up or bringing wands so I am forced to attend in regular clothes.
What is the craziest thing youve done in public?
Its been no secret that I have been taking kick boxing classes on the base. The instructor is this incredibly high energy man who works you so hars that you seriously think you might die.
After an invigorating 75 minute class, i am now walking with a limp and a shuffle. Watching me walk from ED room to room makes you imagine either The hunchback of Notre Dam or Igor.
“you rang Master?!”