Good Wednesday Morning 5/12/04

  1. Good morning everyone! We're hoping for this kind of a day today so that we can go outside for awhile. It's the perfect time for me to work on flashcards and do some review studying. It's been three years since I took A&P I and it makes me nervous that they told me not to bother taking it over again. I wish I was and am thinking of trying to audit the course on days when I am able. I know that's pushing my luck with my schedule but I'm really scared about taking it sooo long ago. I have been reviewing and things are coming back to me so that's a plus! So, for the question today, did any of you have any anxieties like this or issues similar to this when you were in school? What were your greatest fears? And for those of us starting soon, what are your fears going in to it? I have sooo many it's unbelievable but it's mostly logistics right now of how we are going to get everyone everywhere and who's gonna take Trey to school, etc.

    I didn't end up dusting the bedrooms yesterday. I just did it a week ago and I went in to do it and there wasn't any darn dust! LOL! So it would've been silly to do it huh? I got my kitchen floor done and did my flash cards and spent time with kiddos, caught up on my soap operas (only have to watch them once a week, tops, to catch up). Today, I have laundry, more flash cards and studying, taking the kiddos outside and for a walk and just general around the house things.

    Jnette...I'm sorry if I seemed mean when I said thank God you don't look like what I pictured you. It wasn't so bad...it's just that you look better than what I had in my head.

    Okay, guess that's it this morning...once again, I didn't get a walk because we all slept until almost 7, but that's not a bad thing. I need the sleep too!
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  2. 52 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Good morning!

    Have a great day.

    Don't worry about not A&P it'll all come back and nursing school reviews a lot of what you need to know anyway.
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Tweety! That's what my advisor told me about it too...I'm just generally nervous about it.
  5. by   ARmickie
    Good morning Kim! Good morning Tweety! It rained here yesterday afternoon and for a bit last night. Everything is wet this morning. Skies are cloudy and more rain expected. At least it's cooled everything off... it's only 67 here right now, compared to being around 75 at this time the last few days.

    I'm happy to say that Dylan is now pretty much all clear. Whatever kind of bug this is that the kids on his team are getting it lasts a full week. I know of at least one little one with it now, and it was just starting for him on Monday.

    I don't have much planned today. Do a little laundry. Pick up the house. I dealt with the bank and bought groceries yesterday. I do need to call my school today, though, and formally withdraw myself from the LPN program. I have until the 21st of May to return my Fin Aid Award paper, so I'm not so worried about that.

    As far as school goes, I can honestly say at this point, I'm not worried. I know that by withdrawing from the LPN program, I won't be required to take A and P over the summer. I'm rather glad about that. So, I'm going to look around and start trying to figure out a possible schedule that works for me so when I do go register, I can go ahead and register for summer I, summer II, and the fall all at once. I'm thinking I'll take Comp I and something else pretty simple over the summer. One thing's for sure... I'll be able to do alot more with my money, as far as classes go, by sticking to Gen Ed for a few years. I need to take as many classes at my CC as I can, because I will be paying higher tuition when I change schools, and there's no guarentee I'll get another scholarship there.

    That's about it for me.. gonna sip on my coffee for a while. Took the Buproprion already this morning... Today will be my last day as a smoker ... I hope :uhoh21: .

    Have a good one all! And Kim, I have no doubts.. you'll do fine at school!
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    Good morning, Kim.

    As a reply to your question, Yes. I granuated high school in 1961. That means I had no general education courses in 35 years.

    Even though I was an EMT for 18 years, I had not practiced what little bit of algebra I had learned while I was in school. We had a quiz in algebra coming up, and I had no clue about how to do algebraic calculations. So smarty pants me, who thought she had the solution, I asked several classmates, instead to asking the instructor, how to do them. All gave me their personal theories. Come test time, I looked at the formulas :uhoh21: with fear. I knew I had to try, so I answered the best I could. My score was 27. I actually cried in class. I had received the worst grade ever.

    The following day, I started my clinicals in L&D. It was a slow day, so I had lots of time to catch up on studying. I spent all the free time I had solving problems in my algebra book. When the day of our exam arrived, I received 100% on it. No more sad face.
    I'm also going to interject a bit of humor here3 about test taking. Maybe it will help.

    Prayer Before Finals

    Now I lay me
    Down to study,
    I pray the Lord I
    Won't get nutty.

    If I should fail to
    Learn this junk,
    I pray the Lord
    I will not flunk.

    But if I do,
    Don't pity me at all
    Just lay my bones
    In the study hall.

    Tell my prof
    I did my best,
    And pray I'll pass
    Tomorrow's test.

    If I should die before I wake,
    That's one less test I'll have to take.

    I truly hope your day will be a good one. It's going to be in the 80s here all week. That when I stay inside next to the AC. The heat cuts my breathing.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from CNM2B

    Jnette...I'm sorry if I seemed mean when I said thank God you don't look like what I pictured you. It wasn't so bad...it's just that you look better than what I had in my head.
    ...they always look different in our heads, don't they? can't get those damned images out...

    morning kimmy, tweetheart and everyone else.

    kimmy, if you have the money, i would definitely take a&p again. if you don't have the $$ then study it at home. that's something you want to be up to par with. my life on paxil began when i started nsg. school, albeit this specific pharmeceutical regimen should have started years before, like when i was born. but nsg. school definitely surfaced many anxieties. i'll tell you, it's going to be brutal but in hindsight, i would have never traded the experience. take this opportunity and all of its' stressors, and run with it. i wouldn't rubberstamp this theory to all, but to you, YES!! nursing needs you and i'm not stating that generically, but it needs YOU and your wonderful personality.
    are you definitely starting in aug/sept?

    leslie
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Mickie! I'm glad to hear Dylan is feeling better! That's a big plus for all, huh? I really did do good at school for the semester I went (part-time Dean's list 3.8 GPA) but my mind really seems to be going lately and it scares me. I am hoping it's just the kiddos driving me bananas!!! Good luck in quitting smoking! I am down to just a few a day again and there are days when I have none so I don't know why I can't let go entirely like I did before. Man, it's soooo hard! Just keep posting here all day....I forget to smoke when I'm here! LOL!
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Fran and Leslie...you guys were posting when I was! LOL!

    Fran, thanks for the poem! It gave me a giggle and I think I'll print it out to give my classmates when I start in the fall!

    Leslie...yep, definately starting in the fall and already registered and have my schedule. Honestly, I don't know how I would fit A&P in and I don't think that my grants would cover it since I already took it anyways. I think I am probably on my own. I did very well in it and enjoyed it (yes, I said enjoyed! LOL!) so I think I'll be okay on my own. I have committed to one hour of studying it each day so far and am doing well. Like I said, some of it is popping back into my head but dang my memory is sooo bad lately!

    Thanks so much for the compliments on my personality sweety....it made me smile and feel sunny!
  10. by   leslie :-D
    kim, if you think you're losing your mind now, wait until you're in school....you'll be thinking "how in hell am i going to remember all of this?" and when you start thinking that....STOP RIGHT THERE. trust me when i say that when you do become a nurse, so much will come back to you. the brain does retain. we just don't know it at the time. ok people, i have to bring the little guy to the doctor....looks like strep. i'll check in later.
    peace out.
  11. by   Energizer Bunny
    awww Leslie...let us know what the dr. says and give him a cuddle from me!
  12. by   laughingfairy
    Sunshine Day here again.

    Current Temp 73 degrees. The road crew is back. 6 am so we all have been up.

    I'm trying to get Kara to clean her room today, but she is using every trick in the book not to "I'm tired" ...I say "then go to bed" she says "but my bed's not made" I say "tough because I can't open your door far enough to go in" :angryfire

    Guess thats my project today.

    Did I have fears of not remebering enough in school. You betcha. I did find that while A&P was hard for me once we started getting into pathophysiology and disease process it all started to click.

    besides your a mom. I firmly believe any person who is a primary parent has the ability to recall vast quantities of pertinent information when the situation calls for it.
  13. by   eltrip
    All the info from Micro, A&P, & pathophysiology really "gels" when you start working. I knew the information when I graduated (clinicals are really good for reinforcing the book learning) but I really "got it" after I started working.

    Overcast day here...my brain is going off in about 5 different directions. Working on planning a "beach party" for my 7 y/o. We didn't get around to having a birthday party in March, so this will be fun...& no need for a birthday cake!
  14. by   dianah
    Mornin' all.
    Glad Dylan is better!
    Earle, I agree, please let us know what the doc says, poor kiddo.
    Fears about testing?? Honey, it was SOOOOO long ago, and I was so naive, I just studied and took the tests and did well. 'Course, that WAS back in the Dark Ages, before care plans etc, LOL! Now, I would have some anxiety these days, as I haven't been to school since the aforementioned Dark Ages (just ACLS and other small classes).
    I took the day off, my new washer is being delivered today, YAY!! I'm sure I'll find something to do around the house or garage while I'm waiting for "3:45 - 5:45p.m."
    today!
    Better go finish getting ready, I also plan to drop off the car for a warranty service. After I take the kids to school.
    Everyone have a great day, and be safe. -- Diana

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