Well let’s see where do I begin on my information of how my first week of school has gone so far?? Let me first tell you how my shift on the Peds floor in the hospital went. Actually I was asked to be a “sitter” for a teenager who supposedly was on suicide watch, but I saw nothing of the sort. We just sat together and watched movies. The one thing that turned me off from possibly working on that unit was all the nursing staff that walked from room to room “baby talking” to the patients. Now I realize given the patient population was mostly kids this was bound to happen, but I just got annoyed pretty quickly with these ladies in their fake voices goo-gooing and gaa-gaaing; it just was too much. Last thing I want to share about that experience was that I was a little let down that I wasn’t assigned to a baby but I know God had my best interest in mind and assigned me just the right patient so I’m grateful for that.
Moving on to my first week of school which started on Tuesday with meeting up with all of my friends and co-students which was exciting and fun. We all just fell right back into step with one another.
My clinical rotation this semester will be on the oncology/hematology floor. That sounds super exciting to me, because I thought about this area as being an interesting fit too. Choices, choices!
This week I’ve been balancing my days out better in regards to making sure to make time and get my reading assignments done before class starts and not fall behind. I think the worst fear as a student is the sinking panicky feeling of falling behind. So with God’s help I will stay on top of things. Part of staying organized is using my planner for daily assignments, so tonight I went out and bought a $4 planner (mainly because the school doesn’t just hand out planners for free unless you living in the dorms…dumb) and started filling in my assignments week by week. I hope this goes well. So far the kids seem pretty okay this week with not being able to just talk to me when they want. My hubby has been doing a great job of answering all questions, cooking, and making sure supper is ready for them. So I have to say we’re off to a great start. I’ll keep praying the rest of the semester goes this well.