Quote from missnina
I have my first fundamentals test tomorrow morning and have never felt so unprepared for a test in my life.
We buried my son's best friend this week as well as one of my fellow nursing students. I've spent the week grieving with my son and now I'm having an Irritable Bowel flare-up.
I'm on a bland diet of white bread, white rice, white noodles (you get the idea) and am so tired. I don't see how I can have the mental focus and energy to take this test without some protein or a big cup of Coke (not good for the bowel, apparently.)
If anybody feels like praying or thinking happy positive thoughts for me I'd really appreciate it.
I am a 4.0 student but will fall to my knees in thanksgiving if I get a 74% tomorrow.
How's your son doing? This is so sad! I don't wonder that you are having a hard time concentrating, and also, living on white foods doesn't exactly empower you. Can you have bananas? I think they are useful for adding bulk (can be constipating if eaten too often!). But probably with time this will get better, you are under a lot of stress as you have said!
I wonder if you can go in there with the attitude that you will take the test, just do your best - study some, but get your rest and do some relaxation/prayer. Nice music, hugging your son, even a big cry ... If you don't do well can you ask for a re-take explaining the situation, or, what is the consequence of being out sick tomorrow?
Definitely feel for you. Sorry too about your fellow student too, wish I could help!