The Little Things That Excite Us!

  1. I know this will sound very small to those of you who are "experienced" but here it goes. Friday I finally heard my little thump thumps in my stethoscope learning how to take a blood pressure, and on my lunch hour me and a fellow student went to our local hospital to try and get jobs as patient care tech's(aka nurses aides) and got the jobs! This is the first real job since 1984 I have gotten(I always worked for my ex on and off at our company). God, I must be easy to please in my old age! And to top everything off, even though my grades could be better, LPN school is great. The poop isnt that bad! Of course I haven't had flem yet! Sorry guys, couldnt find off topic for this thread!!!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   recnurse1
    Congratulations to you Debralynn! It is wonderful when you make those small victories. Good luck in your new job and in your future as an LPN!
  4. by   sjoe
    there is a forum called "LPN Corner" and another for "student nursig"
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Debralynn, don't lose your enthusiasm.......I am always gratified to see fresh people and perspective and enthusiasm such as yours is GREAT! Way to go! Keep up the good work!
  6. by   mario_ragucci
    Thump, thump????? What about the squish, squish....or the ka-slurp, ka-slurp. Those thumps are the slamming shut of those heart values, and the squeeze of the myocardium (heart muscles).

    What you need to do is listen for the "squeak, squeak" of your own heart as soon as you wake up. Therelies the true sounds of our pulmonary.sys. I love it :-)
  7. by   KeniRN
    Congratulations!!Those "little things"are what keep us going! I try to learn something new at least once a week. And you will have many more "little things that will excite you thoughout your school and now your new job experiences. Good Luck, Debralynn
  8. by   BadBird
    Good for you! I love your enthusiam! I am sure your new job will give you experience that will come in handy in school. Good luck and have fun
  9. by   CATHYW
    Hey there! I remember hearing those sounds, for the first time! My achilles heel was palpating a radial pulse. It took a few tries on my instructors before they realized what I was doing. I was pressing so firmly (trying not to miss the pulse) that I was occluding theirs, and counting mine! :-( But, that passed, and I got the hang of it.
    Keep working hard, and being pleased at the little things! After all, life is composed of a lot more little things than big ones!
  10. by   GPatty
    Hey! I think that's great! Think of the experience you'll have as you work on your LPN!
    Congrats on your thump-thumps!
    And woo-hoo on your new job!
  11. by   dstudent
    Congratulations and best wishes
  12. by   JonRN
    Good luck Debralynn and keep hearing those thumps. As long as you hear them everything is A-OK, but when they stop........

    Pappy

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