It's been a while since I've posted, and thats because I've been so crazy busy. First of all Pediatrics is done! I studied my little booty off for weeks and passed by a mere .6% but passing is passing and that is all that matters. It was just a rather stressful time and at the end of the day the last thing I wanted to do was talk to anyone let alone blog. But I passed and have moved on to Med/Surg II. YIPPY!
Med/Surg was going much better. The program I am in seemed to take what we had to say to heart and changed the way they were doing lectures. In fact I listened to the lectures for the first exam and did some of the reading as a supplement and did well. In fact the class average was a 85%. We were all feeling pretty good about this class. Then we took our second exam last friday and the class average was a 72%. I mean hoenstly!!! how do you do that???? it was sooo frustrating. Everytime I go into the first exam not exactly knowing what to expect, then based on the first exam's results I continue to study or adjust my studying accordingly. Well that whole idea proved to be a big mistake! but she ended up curving it a little, and I'm still doing just fine in the class. Just a little frustrating
So for the clinical portion of this med/surg class I'm down at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. I volunteered to go down there becasue it really is only 5 more miles from my house. So far its been ok. I'm not really a fan of the unit (oncology) and most of the nurses aren't overly student friendly. But our instructor is super nice and laid back which is nice. The thing that bugs me the most is that the unit typically only has about 8 pts and most go home early in the morning so its a lot of down time with not a lot of learning experience in there. It makes for an easy clinical day but I once again don't feel like I'm getting the best experience. I now officially want to work on the med/surg floor I currenly work on as a tech once I finish because I just want the experience to feel comfortable doing any other sort of nursing.
Also a couple of weeks ago Adam and I went to dinner with some friends for one of our friends Birthday. We had gone shopping to Edinburg to get some Christmas shopping out of the way, on our way back we were talking about how the girl we were going to dinner to celebrate for, her and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for a few months now. I told him to watch to see if she was drinking and as soon as he sat down at the dinner table he turned to me and wispered..."shes not drinking". Well we waited and her husband announced that they are pregnant and are due May 23!! I'm sooo excited for them! They are such a wonderful and deserving couple and I hope this baby is healthy and happy!
So we now have several friends who are pregnant and we are just dying to be able to join in this exclusive club! Its a struggle daily for Adam and I, one that has sparked many fits of tears and anguish (ok thats all me) but it's important for people especially our friends who are pregnant that none of this takes away from how excited we are for them and their expanding families. We are just so anxious to start the process!
On a high note, I'm offically 9 months away from being done with nursing school and I couldn't be happier about it. And NO we aren't planning to get pregnant any time in the near near future but we are looking forward to 2011 so that we can begin to try. But we just have to keep in mind that I have to be able to get through school before we can go down that road.
So thats the update on our lives for the past month. I'll post more soon, especially after Thanksgiving tomorow. But until then I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope that all travels are safe!