5th Quarter of Nursing School.

Usually, I like being busy. Right now, I have every minute accounted for. There is very little time to think about fly fishing, running, soccer, hiking, or all of the other fun stuff. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am less than 5 months away from finishing this part of nursing school and becoming a registered nurse. Then there are many more big plans after that.

So what have I been doing? Studying. Working. Clinicals. Studying things like the entire respiratory and cardiac systems. Working at the restaurant where I have met some very fun people. And doing my clinical rotation at various hospital that I am not allowed to talk about. But what does a nursing student do? I get asked this question a lot. I do whatever I can in anything that I have been trained in. Sometimes it is an injection. Sometimes it is inserting a foley catheter (don’t Google if you don’t want to know). Sometimes it is talking to patients about their life. In my spare time, I try to read my books about nursing.

Clinicals have been great this quarter. It slowly feels like things are coming together. I am understanding more about why the body does things. How do we recover from something and why are so many tests necessary?

So to my friends I never see, and to everyone who wants to know what I am up to, stay tuned, it will all be over soon.

ECG

Sometimes the experiment is run on the students.

Sim lab.

My awesome clinical group.

 

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Neck Update.

It has been two weeks since my surgery. My surgeon says that things look good. I still have a few months before I can play soccer (of course I will go back). It will take a full year to fuse completely.

Here are a couple of pictures of my X-rays.neck xray image 2In this picture, you have to look really close to see the scar.ne9UwFK2ueLFcseQ1iz2XI9Q9b4mz28WI0UAUM_K448Here is the zoom in for you weirdos that are into that.

Neck scar

I am back to “normal” living. I have a cervical collar that I wear while I am driving. That is all. I am still lucky and thankful.