Wanted: Tact

March 16, 2007

I was studying at school with a couple of classmates, and since we study diseases it was not strange that the topic of death arose. A snippet of the conversation: Allie: I don’t know what I’d do if my mom died, I seriously don’t know. Ryan: Well, you’d cope and you’d move on, that’s just what happens. Allie: Let’s hope so. Me (to Ryan): Well, she could kill herself. (A minute or so later I find out that Ryan’s mom died 2 years ago. Great.) Or, take these conversations with David for example: (FYI – this particular David is my boyfriend, NOT my brother, or my uncle, or the kid at church, or my good friend’s brother – all who…
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Posted in: personal, conversations, personal, me, personal

The Extent To Which I Will Go For A Little Cash

March 12, 2007

I go to school full-time and I support myself by loans, but I was not able to get enough loans to comfortably cover all my expenses. Thus, I got myself a part-time job but it pays $9/hour and I only work about 6-10 hours a week – not exactly enough to pay the rent. All of the money I have in my account at this time must last me until the end of August, and I have some expenses coming up (i.e. $150 for a dental visit due to my lack of dental insurance and $300+ for a plane ticket to Kansas for my best friend’s wedding) that are causing me concern. So when the following flier showed up in…
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Posted in: health, personal, me

Spring Reading Thing!

March 10, 2007

Whenever I get the chance I try to search around the worldwide web for new blogs that I might enjoy reading. There is a whole huge blogging world out there and it is kind of intimidating, but fun. I haven’t yet gotten too extremely involved in that world because I believe it can become quite time-consuming, and I already have a lot going on. But then I came across this:   A blogger named Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting a spring reading challenge, and this is just my kind of thing. So I am going to participate, and you are invited also! All you do is make a list of books that you want to read between March 21…
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Posted in: books & reading

Spring Break 2007!

March 9, 2007

It’s Friday of the week of my spring break, and even though I really do need to spend most of my time today working on school assignments, this is the first day that I actually don’t have anywhere school or work related to be, and this fact causes me to rejoice. This is how I have celebrated: >I slept in until 10 a.m. This means that I got almost 12 hours of sleep! Wow! >I have not changed out of my oh-so-comfortable-and-cute shorts and shirt that I slept in. >I guess it goes without saying that I have not taken a shower, although I DID wash my face. But what doesn’t go without saying is that I have absolutely no…
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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

March 6, 2007

Whenever I get to talking about school with anyone, one of the first questions they ask me is, “What kind of nurse do you want to be?” So I just want to go on record here and say that as of right now, the answer is “I don’t know.” But I can tell you that I have had some experiences lately that have me leaning in a way I never thought I would. Last week I had a patient who was 84 years old, hospitalized for a severe urinary tract infection that got into her blood. She was very confused and helpless. She could hardly do anything for herself. She was wearing diapers because she could no longer control her…
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