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Joined Aug 29, '05. Posts: 44 (0% Liked)

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    Hello everyone!

    I start Micro on January 12th - very nervous! What textbook are you guys using? I need to get ours still - it's: Tortora Microbiology and the Leboffe Lab Manual.

    Good luck! Study hard!
    Izzy

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    Hi there!

    I was born and raised in San Diego and have lived there for the last 28 years - I just recently moved up to the bay area and miss it very much! Please send me a PM to discuss anything I can fill you in on about San Diego. It's my favorite place in the world!

    Best wishes,
    Izzy

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    I don't have anything to add here, but just wanted to say that I am going to their preview day on November 5th to find out more about their Direct Entry Masters Program to become a FNP and also their PA program, just out of curiosity since I'm at a crossroad here.

    Maybe one or two of you will be there?

    Izzy

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    This sounds like everything I'm constantly thinking about! The issue of when to have a family, how that would work while I was in med school... it's all so much to think about, but honestly, I think I would just be overall much happier as a NP or PA. I just wonder of those two, which I would like more... decisions, decisions!

    Izzy

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    Great question... I am in the same boat with the same questions.... let's bump this up for more responses!

    Izzy

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    Quote from button2cute
    Hello,

    I hope everything is better for you, tonight. May I ask you if you are a nursing student or a nurse or in the medical field?

    Keep bendryl in your house and do not take codiene ever again.

    In addition, tell your boyfriend an allergy to a medication or to anything can be life threatening. It should be taken seriously and not blown off as it is nothing.

    I am glad you are alright....

    Buttons
    Thanks again Buttons. I'm a perspective nursing student... I will start pre-reqs in January. Obviously I have a lot to learn!

    What specialty do you work in?

    Izzy

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    Thanks you guys. I ended up at the ER this morning because even after the Benadryl, things continued to get worse. They gave me a shot of benadryl and a shot of adrenaline, as well as a Rx for steroids. I still have the rash that's red and has these fine little bumps - I'm just really hoping it goes away soon! I'm to continue to take 50 mg of Benadryl 4x/day, so I'll be knocked out all of today. Anyway, thanks again to both of you for your help.

    Izzy

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    Quote from button2cute
    emm, get up and get some bendryl ....or call the er for advice or go to the er.

    do not sit there and do nothing...you asked for advice ...you got it....and get up and do something about it.....
    Ok, I called the on-call doctor and got advice - thanks for the kick in the butt - I needed it. I'm off to buy Benadryl. I don't know why rashes freak me out so badly, my boyfriend thinks I'm being silly. Anyway, thanks again... I really appreciate it.

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    Quote from button2cute
    Hello,

    Emm, no...take regular bendryl or go to the er......
    Ok thanks - I'll just watch it and see how it goes. So strange that it surfaced 8 hours after taking the medicine. I really appreciate your help.

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    Quote from button2cute
    Hello,

    I think you should d/c the medicine and take a bendryl.....if you start having respiratory problems go to the er.....

    Buttons
    Thanks Buttons! I have a Benadryl Allergy on hand (looks like it treats sinus problems and such) - will that be ok?

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    Hey everyone... I had a wisdom tooth removed and am still having problems so finally I took a Tylenol with Codeine earlier (8 hours ago!) and just noticed that I have an itchy rash on my neck, jaw, chest and upper back. Do you feel there is any real cause for concern here, like going to an ER? Obviously I'm not going to take any more of them, but do you think that's enough?

    Thanks everyone!
    Izzy

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    Quote from katyosu2006
    I took A&P and micro in the same quarter. It was tough but doable. However, I loved micro and found it to be a very interesting course.
    Hi katyosu2006 - I hope I do too! I'm just hoping that I find these courses so darn interesting that I can't help but get an A. :chuckle

    Thanks!
    Izzy

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    Quote from maliat
    I'm taking my pre-reqs right now. If you have taken sciences before, chemistry and biology, you can do both in one semester. If not, forget about it. And my advice is to take A&P first. I was told to take Micro first, but so glad I didn't listen. There are some people who are taking Micro as their first ever college science class with me this semester and they are dying.

    I totally understand what you're going through. Every week I think I want to do something else. Right now my heart is set on a local Accelerated BSN program. Crossing my fingers.

    Malia
    Thanks so much for the advice Malia! Depending on how much I get figured out before I start prereqs next semester, I may just take 1 hard science and then something easier, if I figure out I have the time. I really need A's on my prereqs, so I can't afford to overload myself.

    What school are you looking to apply at? It's funny what a journey this is -- just getting into school! I'm always laughing at myself for putting so much time into the process of figuring it all out, because then the real tough work is still ahead!

    Thanks for your post and for reading my ramblings!
    Izzy

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    Do you think it's too much to take A&P I and Micro in a single semester, given that I also work? I have lots of prereqs to do, but need to focus on the ones that all schools I'm applying to require, which of course is A&PI, A&PII and Micro....

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    So I had a wisdom tooth removed about 2 hours ago, and it started making me think about CRNA, not because I had a general, but well, I don't know, it just did. I think becoming a CRNA is just the ultimate challange -- not only getting through school, but also the responsibility of the job and the satisfaction of doing it well... ok, that's all for now, need more pain meds.

    Izzy


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