Good Thursday Morning 5/20/04

  1. good morning! how in the world did it get to be the 20th of may already? this summer is gonna fly and before you know it, i'll be in here complaining about how i have no time for ya'll and that my instructors are upsetting me and my other classmates are horrible, blah, blah, blah! so, the question today is: if you are a student..what is your biggest fear? if you are a nurse who already has been through school..what was the worst part of school for you and what was the best?

    my biggest fear is failure of any kind. i don't want to let anyone down, but mostly myself. i feel a certain obligation because i started this three years ago and did so well. i feel like i need to keep that up to make everyone around me proud. (i know, i know....i only have to truly worry about making myself proud) man, i'm having a heck of a time typing this morning! lol!

    for those of you that think i'm so great for responding to each person...lol! i have to have two windows open and i read the thread in one while i am typing responses in another! i just don't want to miss anyone or have anyone feel left out.

    so....kate, med. school huh? i think it's fabulous if you have the support in place to help you out...what does your family think? you'll do great, i'm sure! got your back here, chickie!

    fran, how was your day yesterday?

    diana...whenever you post is fine. i'm almost always alone here for about an hour in the am, then people start posting and it's time for me to leave! lol!

    so, for me today......hmmmm....well, i have finally started printing out all my digital photos to put in my kids' scrapbook when they get older. i guess i should be making duplicates so that they each can have one, but i'm just not there yet. i have the back up disks, they can fight over the original when they get older! lol! i don't have the cash to do each one individually right now.

    my arm is killing me from that stinking tetanus yesterday. i just don't like shots...don't mind giving blood but i'm not a shot person. weird, i know, but it's me! lol! the mmr isn't bothering me a bit.

    gotta hug a kid....hold on.....

    okay, feeling better now. gotta get in my kiddo hugs when they are still half asleep and not running from room to room yet! lol! i didn't make it on my walk yesterday but this morning, i am determined to go because i don't have so much going on. i know i have a lot of paperwork to do and i should probably dust the office while i am going through the paperwork. any of you with hard wood floors? curious as to how you clean them...what you use?

    i guess that's about it for today. i have lots of catching up to do, so i'll head on out of here! oh, hey, at noon today it will have been 48 hours with no smoke, but i'm not handling it very well. i did have a butt the day before so i can't count that day. *sigh* this just stinks!

    hugs all around........
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  3. by   scrubs70
    Good Morning Kim.
    Hey everyone how are you all today?

    My biggest Fear would have to be what the heck I am going to do with all this knowledge at the end of it all. Am I going to be free to go and get a job outside of the home or is it all just going to sit in my head in case I need it in caring for DW.
    Schooling and Study have always just come natural to me, so I really do not and never have had any fears there, lucky I guess.

    Well my day is nearly over here. I want to mop the kitchen, laundry and bathroom before I go to bed, will do it shortly when DW goes off to bed. Dinner tonight was simple, just had Quiche and salad.

    So, Recipe of the day:
    CREAMY POTATO BAKE

    Potatoes may be used skin-on or peeled according to preference (and condition of skin).
    Slice potatoes approximately 1/8th of an inch thick (not that I would measure them).
    Layer potatoes in a casserole dish up to approximately half way.
    Sprinkle half a packet of french onion soup mix onto potatoes.
    Sprinkle over a handful of ham or bacon (mushrooms work well for a vegetarian alternative).
    Continue to layer potatoes till the casserole dish is almost full.
    Sprinkle over the other half of the french onion mix.
    Gently pour 1/2 pint(300 ml) of cream evenly over the top of the potatoes.
    Top with grated cheese.
    Cook in a 400f oven for approximately 1 hour(till potatoes are soft)

    Delicious with green beans and corn on the cob.

    Hope you all have a wonderful day.

    Fran and WW, hope you are feeling better today, prayers are with you both.

    Richard
    Last edit by scrubs70 on May 20, '04
  4. by   live4today
    in answer to your question: "if you are a nurse who already has been through school..what was the worst part of school for you and what was the best?"

    the worst part of school for me was the second clinical rotation that was always referred to as "the weaning out quarter". those who survived that particular clinical rotation were few, and praise god i survived it with an 85% average! whew!!! it is also the clinical rotation that i remember the most because the instructor was the meanest. in reflection, i learned a lot from that mean instructor, and thank her silently quite a bit many a day when i'm working with patients and doctors for having instilled in me the tenacity to be bold and forthright -- standing my ground professionally -- when doing what is best for the patient and myself. that instructor taught me not to fear mds, but to let them know the respect was two way...not just about them.

    the best part of school for me was my pediatric rotation. the laughs i had that quarter were all due to the tiny little faces i had the extreme pleasure of learning from each clinical day. from the mouths of babes is definitely one truism i learned that quarter. precious indeed! thanks kids for teaching me about the simplicities of life, and the necessity to relate to all my patients on their level, and not my own. :kiss
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Thanks cheerfuldoer!!! Now I really am petrified of my second semester and clinical rotation! LOL....I have A&P II that semester as well (there was no other way to work it unless I took it this summer and I didn't have the cash for that). My advisor has told me that the second semester is going to be my worst. Oh, the joy of looking forward to that! LOL~
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from CNM2B
    Thanks cheerfuldoer!!! Now I really am petrified of my second semester and clinical rotation! LOL....I have A&P II that semester as well (there was no other way to work it unless I took it this summer and I didn't have the cash for that). My advisor has told me that the second semester is going to be my worst. Oh, the joy of looking forward to that! LOL~
    Don't be frightened Kimmy. Just do it. If I could get through the brain draining accelerated program after not being in school for 35 years, and come out with a 95 average for the year and earn a perfect attendance certigicate, I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that you CAN do it.

    I don't know how often I'll be able to post until next Thursday, because I'm being moved to mydaughter's for a week so my apartment can be refurbished. Er, radical makeover? I sure hope it will be much better than mine. remember? big nose, bit eyebrows, & funny looking glasses? So be well, learn a lot, and I'll be back when I can. I absolutely LOVE all of you.

    The partying begins this evening with my grandaughter whose birthday was the 14th. Chau

    ((((((((((BIG HUGS FOR EVERYONE))))))))):kiss
  7. by   Tweety
    Good morning Kim.

    I was always a good student, so I wasn't afraid of failing. But the clinicals at first were horribly intimidating. For me the first rotation was the worst because I had no experience like the rest of the people in my group. I made pizzas for a living, everyone else was a CNA or an LPN. But the worst part was having to work almost full-time and the horrible fatigue I had and the tediousness of those freakin' care plans we had to make for clinicals. We had no internet back then, and had to look everything up in books, hand write them, plus hand write all the meds, etc. etc. It was so frustrating.

    You will do just fine.
    Last edit by Tweety on May 20, '04
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Richard!!! Get some sleep tonight!

    Fran...we'll miss you! What are we gonna do without both you and Jnette?

    Tweety....Morning! Thanks for answering the question. I appreciate it. You work tonight?
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from CNM2B
    Morning Richard!!! Get some sleep tonight!

    Fran...we'll miss you! What are we gonna do without both you and Jnette?

    Tweety....Morning! Thanks for answering the question. I appreciate it. You work tonight?

    Yes, I actually agreed to go in two hours early. A moment of insanity. I hate when I do that. But you gotta help out your peeps, now I have someone who owes me a favor.
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Tweeters...dh does that a lot too...that way he knows he can always find someone to scratch his back when he needs it! LOL!
  11. by   HannasMom
    Hi Kim! Since I turned 50, 2 years ago I feel that everyday goes too fast! LOL. For me my clinical teacher was everyones nightmare. She made everyone in my first clincial group cry at least once, including me. We finally talked to the Dean of Nurses and she straightened her out fast. Also I wasn't crazy about doing catherizations, with the teacher watching every move. UGH! Made me nervous. I loved the OR observation and ER.

    Alas, I'm an LPN and can't work in either area, here in Oregon. So, I'm working at an LTC, luckily I love my work and my residents.

    Today, I go back to work for four more days, then two days off. I like this schedule. Got my seascape done. Whenever a family member saw it, all they could say was "WOW!" Maybe, I'll call it that. LOL.

    Starting school in the fall may be scary right now, but really it is a fantastic experience. I loved nursing school. Sometimes I think about going back to school for my RN, but my life is finally comfortable, since I married Jim. He is the love of my life. I guess I'm afraid it would be stressful and complicated, if I go back. Plus when would I have time to paint. :wink2:
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning hannas mom!!! You know what? go paint....you deserve it! at this point in your life, unless you have a burning desire to go back to school, I sure wouldn't!

    Guys, I've been thinking....remember that my OB put me on Yasmin about a month ago and my GP put me on Zoloft a couple weeks ago? Well, about three days after I started the Zoloft, the pain was pretty much gone. Now, I know Zoloft doesn't work that quickly, so I am apt to believe it is the Yasmin working. I don't want to be on Zoloft if I don't have to be. I don't like taking anything I don't have to and it is making me so tired that I can barely function lately. Do you all have the same conclusions as me that it is probably the Yasmin helping?
  13. by   laughingfairy
    I think for some people Zoloft may work much faster. I don't have anything clinical to back that up, just my gut. About half my family has been onit and everyone of us could tell a difference in less than a week. It didn't conitinue to work the way wellbutrin does though. So maybe it was a placebo effect?

    Any way I'm not going to talk long. Today is Abbie's birthday but she slept in and then got up on the wrong side of bed. I just now put her back down. she was up long enough to eat and start screaming.

    I am so wound up by anothe thread that I'm going to go clean to blow off steam.
  14. by   eltrip
    The worst thing about nursing school, aside from my fear of failure, was the constant stress. Our first full-time semester was horrid. We lost 1/3 of our class & were all as jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof. Anxiety ran high in our lot of high-achievers. A year later, the stress manifested in a couple of classmates who either attempted suicide or had themselves committed after putting together a plan for suicide. Nursing school nearly cured me of my desire to be a perpetual student. I've only now, 10 years later, just started taking classes for grad school.

    Glad that today's Thursday! Sunshine & warm weather here in my neck of the woods. Y'all have a great day!

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