morning everyone! how are you doing today? what's on the agenda? today's question, before i forget it, is: what is a good "day trip"
from your home? if there's more than one, share 'em all! i want to go on a virtual vacation today since i am not likely to have a real one for at least two years! lol!
i finally recovered from yesterday. i thought i was going to lose it by the end of the day.
i didn't yell though, and trey knows what he did was wrong. so, all in all, it wasn't such a bad day! i did have my appointment yesterday and the ct scan was all completely normal. now, she has put me on zoloft for pain in case it is ibs. she said that zoloft and others like it, have been shown to help reduce the pain of ibs. she also prescribed me a muscle relaxant and gave me more celebrex samples. she is out of tests to do so she is calling my ob (she couldn't even pronounce his name! lol!) and they are going to discuss my case. i go back to see her in a month and my ob is 6 weeks. until then, i'm pretty much on my own with a bunch of drugs that i don't want.
i called about all my vaccinations, etc. that i need and found out that so far, things are only going to cost me $50 and then the hep. b series in the fall will cost another $75. i can get my tetanus and mmr for free at the health department. so, when i have my physical at the school on the 17th, i'll get my chicken pox titer and get tested for tb and then i'll be all set. now, the cpr classes are at the end of june and are another $52! oiy! good thing i have all summer to get my stethoscope, etc. uniforms are $60 at our all-day orientation in august.
i just met a neighbor yesterday that is starting the program in the fall and she seems very nice, but i think she might drive me bananas in class. unfortunately, she is in my clinicals and labs which is the longest of any class situation. maybe i'll change my mind...i don't know. she has three small children as well and i am afraid i am being judgemental because she wants to be a midwife (though i'm not sure i do anymore) and i didn't want to have to feel like i was "competing" with anyone else in class. kwim? i know i'm being silly, but it's how i think and i'm being honest here.
so, now i am considering or but it worries me about standing in one spot for very long. i am just going to go with the flow and see where it all leads me. i have two years to figure out what i want to do...there are so many options. my concern with midwifery is all the malpractice problems, ob's not really supporting cnm's, hospitals not allowing them to practice, the fact that it requires a lot more schooling, midwifery doesn't pay that well for all the added responsibility, etc.....i'm just going to pray that things change for midwives by the time i get to where i need to make a decision of whether to go on with school or not.
okay, long enough today.....have a great day guys!
i'll be popping around, as usual.
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