Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The One with Extra Time!

Yes, it's true! I've gotten ahead in my reading and work so I actually have a little down time tonight to update my blog! It's great huh?

Well, obviously I have been really busy working on my nursing classes. Man, it keeps me so busy. But things have been going really well and we are all getting along great:) I'm really enjoying getting to know the girls in my class. Our very first clinical rotation ended last Thursday. I'm not sure if I told you guys or not, but it was at an assisted living facility so the majority of the people there were elderly with dementia or Alzheimer's. I wasn't really keen on taking care of the elderly. It just upsets me to see someone who, at one point in life, was just as vivacious and outgoing as I am, and is now basically bedridden and can't remember anything. But I actually enjoyed the rotation more than I thought I would! The people were all so sweet and just wanted attention.

We start a new rotation tomorrow in the TCU (transitional care unit). As far as I know, that's more rehab stuff. I'm interested to see how that goes because the clinical groups that were there before us said that the patients really don't want anything to do with the student nurses! I haven't had to deal with someone confrontational yet, so I'm a little nervous as to what the next few weeks will hold!

As this is the time of year for weather changes (dramatic weather changes! I'm talking cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon!) people have started getting sick. Unfortunately, last week I was one of those people! I woke up Tuesday with a little bit of a sore throat and by Wednesday night I was just so sick. I had to get up at 4:30 am for clinical on Thursday and basically thought I was going to die! Haha...but I went to the doctor on Friday and was "diagnosed" with a bad sinus infection. She put me on some high powered antibiotics and I'm feeling a lot better now:)

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to get the H1N1 flu vaccine through my school. (How do you all feel about getting that vaccine? I know a lot of people have differing opinions!) Well the nurse stuck me and starting pushing the vaccine into my arm and apparently something was wrong with the cap (the screw on part of the needle) and instead of getting vaccine inside my was running down the outside and onto the floor! They wouldn't give me another one because they didn't know how much I had actually gotten. Hmm... I'm going on Friday to my Dr. to get another one:)

How have you all been doing? I've been reading your blogs every chance I get and they definitely keep me grounded!!

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks!

*Marley was playing hide and seek! He picked a good hiding spot! :)*

*This picture is a little late, but for David's birthday, we went to Outback and they waiters and waitresses sang to him! *

*For the Wake Forest vs. Clemson game, we went out to dinner with my bff and her boyfriend! Here are Jessie and Jake at dinner!*

*And here are David and me at dinner! Sorry about the red eyes....I forgot to fix them ha!*

*And of course, the best picture of all! The score of the game! WF was expected to win, but we ran them into the ground! Go Tigers!* (And ps- in case you didn't watch, we BEAT #10 Miami AT Miami last weekend!!!!!)

*Funny story: I bought Marley some Christmas pajamas yesterday and wanted to try them on him! Usually whenever Marley wears clothes, he goes somewhere. So when I put his pj's on him, he went and SAT BY THE DOOR and WHINED because he thought we were going somewhere! He wouldn't calm down until I took him on a walk so he would think he "went somewhere"!!! He is so cute haha!*

Have a great week guys! :)

1 comment:

Katie said...

I can't believe they messed up your first h1n1 shot! That is crazy!

And the Marley story cracked me up!! Dogs are so silly, they are just like little people :)