-My Grandma is in the hospital again. She went in for another hip replacement and ended up with extremely high Calcium levels and extremely low kidney function. They're working right now to get her Calcium levels down because high levels can cause confusion, unresponsiveness, and even coma. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying that she'll pull through on this one.
-I really want to volunteer in Haiti. I contacted someone my mom mentioned to me but have not heard anything back. I'm guessing I won't have the opportunity, but it was nice to think that I may have been able to help if only briefly. For those that know me, you're probably not surprised to learn that I'm especially concerned about the animals there. I hope they're not being eaten.
-I'm walking with the nursing school in Relay for Life this year. It benefits The American Cancer Society, and as a nurse, I think is an important cause (that and I don't have the balls to shave my head for St. Baldrick's!).
-I absolutely love my peds clinical instructor from last semester. I still talk to her on a semi-regular basis and it's nice to have someone that knows what's going on to talk to.
-I'm taking my CNA (certified nurse assistant) exam tomorrow. I have to have it in order to do the externship this summer, however, I should have waited to see if I get the job first because I have no interest in being a CNA otherwise! I'm not worried about passing the written exam but I am very apprehensive about the skills part. Many of the skills I've never done in nursing school (basic things) and if I fail it's about $75 to retake that part. Boo.
-Clinicals this past week were interesting. At psych I got to see some hardcore psychotic episodes with some schizophrenics and in med-surg I got to experience an incredibly crude drug seeker with absolutely no respect for women. I was surprised to find that I wasn't the least bit uncomfortable dealing with him; more irritated.
-I have my last interview for the PCMH externship tomorrow after my CNA exam. This interview is with the emergency room. It's not my first choice, but honestly, I would love any experience I can get. I think my last two went well so hopefully this one will too.
-I turn 30 in 2 1/2 weeks. Starting the 4th decade of my life. Fun times. In celebration, Alex and I will still be jumping out of a plane on February 20th.
-I'm not putting my house up for sale. Right now the houses in my neighborhood are appraising for several thousand LESS than what people paid for them. There's no way I'd get enough to pay off my mortgage and give the realtor her huge share, so I'm stuck for now. Guess I'll be hanging out in exciting G-Vegas until grad school.
-I'm really enjoying "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" by Tucker Max. Hilarious. Vulgar. Crude. Disrespectful. But hilarious (to me anyways...I have a warped sense of humor).
-Vibrate does not equal silent. When your phone is supposed to be silent, ratlling around on vibrate isn't cutting it. Just saying.
-We have a Black Nurses Association. Ask me if we have a white one. No. That would be racist. I won't go any further on that one but use your imagination.
-I'm finding I really don't like my lesdership class. There's 18 of us in there. I thought it would be a great chance to be in a smaller class and have more discussions and interactions. Instead I'm finding that I absolutely despise some of the students in there who are, hands down, some of the more disrespectful and immature people I have met since starting nursing. Way to ruin it all you b*tches.
-My car just got 10.8mpg. Sigh. No wonder I never go anywhere anymore.
-WILL IT PLEASE JUST WARM UP?!?!?! Seasonal depression here I come. Good thing my roommate has a daylight to sit in front of.
-I've always been antisocial. I just prefer the company of myself to the company of others (most of the time). That being said, I know I'm antisocial so I try to make an effort to do things with other people. I quit. I plan things and it's guaranteed that 2/3 of the time it will fall through, mainly because people either 1. Cancel at the last moment or 2. Pretend they forgot there was something going on and just avoid any topic relating to it leading to not showing up. Again, I choose myself, because that's just irritating.