After Week Nine, I'm feelin' Fine

  1. The week went well. I had some moments when I did not feel all that well, and I started to become paranoid. I thought that some people were talking about me. I think it was an issue with my meds. I was fine the next day, and feeling silly for thinking that. I was having some repetitive thoughts too, so I think the OCD was winning out over the meds there too. But aside from that, school was fine.

    And I did well in clinical. The new clinical instructor and I get along fine, and right in front of me, she told a nurse that she trusts me, because she thinks I know what I'm doing. That was nice. I did find out that I'll be spending the last 8 clinical days with the professor from last time... the one I get along with and who told me I'd done a good job, and that she has my much deserved confidence in me. It's all good.

    We booked a cruise. Last year we booked one and we went on what was to be my celebratory cruise, but it wound up being a lick-my-wounds cruise. This time we're celebrating for sure, because I am going to graduate. No doubt about it. Hey, I got a 100 on the last test, so there's no worries about grades. I'm doing well in clinicals and keeping within my scope of practice, so no worry there either.

    As aside though, my mom called me and told me she was driving along, the only car on a straight stretch of road and then she sneezed, and when she opened her eyes the car was in a ditch facing the opposite direction, after bouncing off a tree. Airbag deployed, and bruised her forearm and the seatbelt bruised her chest. Personally I think she might have blacked out after the sneeze, that maybe there was an increase in intercranial pressure, a hypoxic moment there, maybe an ischemic event. I find it hard to believe that the sneeze alone caused her to yank the wheel on a straight road and cross the opposite lane and so on. I've driven her car, and it's one with firm steering, not a light touch at all. She went for a bunch of tests and stuff, they find nothing wrong. I still wonder. Car's totaled. She's bruised but taking it easy.
    Last edit by NurseDaddy2006 on Apr 1, '07
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  3. by   november17
    Must have been a massive sneeze!
  4. by   canoehead
    Did they find boogers on the windshield?:lol_hitti
  5. by   JaxiaKiley
    Just checking in to see how it's going ...
  6. by   NurseDaddy2006
    I'll be posting an update.
  7. by   donsterRN
    I'm very happy about your success in school. It's well deserved; congratulations.

    I, too, hope your Mom's OK.
  8. by   NurseDaddy2006
    Thanks for the concern about my mom, Don. She's still sore, but doing OK. The insurance company totaled the car, so Mom and Dad got a new one.

    Thanks for the kudos on school too. It's been a long road, but the end is in sight. Can't wait.