Mid-week break

August 30, 2007

I don’t have any classes today, since it’s still the first week and we’re just sort of getting started. In fact, I might end up not having any classes on Thursdays until week ten, which is when we start clinicals (!!). (<— those exclamation points represent a whole lot of anxiety, fear, excitement, ANXIETY) … On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays I have didactic classes – lectures – HEHI (Human Experience of Health and Illness), Pharmacology, Populations-based health care, Foundations of Professional Nursing and Foundations of Clinical Practice. Mon-Tues is all day, 8-3 or 3:30, and Wed is a three-hour morning lecture. Thursday and Friday are reserved for our lab hours: two hours of assessment lab, two of interventions lab, and three of “integration” lab. I haven’t had any of those yet, but I got my lab pack yesterday, which includes a bunch of stuff like an IV bag, various tubes, etc. (I haven’t looked through everything in there yet).

I came home after lunch and promptly had a nap nightmare about trying to insert an IV into myself and failing miserably.

I don’t know if we’re actually going to practice giving ourselves IVs. I think we might just have to give ourselves shots. In the stomach … woot.

Anyway, so today I have to get ready for labs tomorrow, clean up the apartment, take some pictures of it, possibly go to the gym (although this is unlikely), go to the library and pick up my reserved copy of Patti Boyd’s autobiography. Predictably, I’ve been thinking about that more than my first lab day tomorrow. I feel like I shouldn’t read it, I really do, but I think I’m going to. I just can’t help myself. Sorry George … I probably won’t believe most of the bad things she says about you, anyway.

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Am I really doing this?

August 29, 2007

I’m following in the tradition of a few friends of mine and attempting to start a new blog.  It’s weird for me to be putting myself on the internet like this, but I guess I really am a child of the internet age, and I want to be a part of it all!  Also, I’ve just started a new phase of my life and I think it might be interesting to document it.  A good record, anyway, for me – even if no one else is too riveted.  We’ll see.

More later.