A&P I Spring 2007 Semster - Welcome! - page 4

I will be taking A&P I next semester when I come back from Christmas break for the Spring 2007 semester. I didn't know if someone was going to start a group or not, so I thought I would create a... Read More

  1. by   doulalizzie
    Quote from bpimommy
    I just found out I got an "A" in biology. Wow, did that ever boost my confidence level. I'm a returning student after a 15 year hiatus. My son was injured at birth. If anyone wants to check out a slide show I did regarding his injury, here the site... InjuredNewborn - Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness&Prevention
    Click on the purple box on the right that says "many faces of bpi"
    This is a must see for any expectant moms out there!!!
    Great website bpimommy. I want to make one for when you are expecting a healthy baby and then you find out you are totally wrong at birth. I had every test during my pregnancy but my daughter has trisomy 6, monosomy 16 and she is the only one with that except combination. Since there was no known history in my family or my husbands family we had no reason to suspect. She had to be born via cesarean after a very long labor and had a multitude of other problems. It was very obvious that something was terribly wrong once they took her out of me but I had not a clue before that. Since that time I have met many moms who have said the same thing. Very interesting. Congrats on the A in Biology. I'm shooting for all A's on my 4 Science Pre-requisites. More points for getting into the BSN program I'm shooting for. Take care!
  2. by   Nurse Allison
    Quote from doulalizzie
    Great website bpimommy. I want to make one for when you are expecting a healthy baby and then you find out you are totally wrong at birth. I had every test during my pregnancy but my daughter has trisomy 6, monosomy 16 and she is the only one with that except combination. Since there was no known history in my family or my husbands family we had no reason to suspect. She had to be born via cesarean after a very long labor and had a multitude of other problems. It was very obvious that something was terribly wrong once they took her out of me but I had not a clue before that. Since that time I have met many moms who have said the same thing. Very interesting. Congrats on the A in Biology. I'm shooting for all A's on my 4 Science Pre-requisites. More points for getting into the BSN program I'm shooting for. Take care!
    doulalizzie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope things are going ok. It's is amazing how these life changing experiences make you a stronger person. For us it's been four years of surgeries, therapies, splints, you name it, Bradley has been through it. I'm proud of how far my little man has progressed. Nothing is taken for granted anymore. I wish all the best for you and your daughter. Hang in there and best wishes for for an amazing semester. Kudos to you for going for your BSN. I'm shooting for my ASN for now, one class at a time, that's all I can handle. Bradley will be going to kindergarten full time next year. I plan on going full time as well. It's going to be so hard letting my little guy go, I always want to be there to protect him. I will be a nervous wreck.
  3. by   2008nurse2b
    I'm in, I have algebra, A&P I and Chemistry this coming semester, what fun.
  4. by   micahsmommy
    i'm starting a&p after christmas and i'm half looking forward to it and half scared of it. lol. well hopefully this thread will help me not go crazy and lend some support.
  5. by   doulalizzie
    Quote from bpimommy
    doulalizzie,
    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope things are going ok. It's is amazing how these life changing experiences make you a stronger person. For us it's been four years of surgeries, therapies, splints, you name it, Bradley has been through it. I'm proud of how far my little man has progressed. Nothing is taken for granted anymore. I wish all the best for you and your daughter. Hang in there and best wishes for for an amazing semester. Kudos to you for going for your BSN. I'm shooting for my ASN for now, one class at a time, that's all I can handle. Bradley will be going to kindergarten full time next year. I plan on going full time as well. It's going to be so hard letting my little guy go, I always want to be there to protect him. I will be a nervous wreck.
    For us it has been the same except 3 years of surgeries, hospitalizations, OT, PT, Vision therapies and on and on. I agree, it makes you a stronger person and if you are willing, a better person! I take no day for granted with my daughter as she did not have a long prognosis. She has made it past all the times they said she would not. I have my A.A. general already and I've always wanted my Bachelors. Now that I know what I want to do, it seems the natural choice. We'll see. Whichever program I get into first, I'm going for. But the BSN in my area is 3 years, so it is just one more year than the ASN. Congratulations on your son going to kindergarten next year. That is exciting but I know what you mean about letting go. My daughter turned 3 and therefore was eligible to go to school but she is too medically fragile to go yet so she still get's all of her therapy in home. The thought of her going to school somewhere was a scary thought. Are you taking Anatomy and Physiology at the same time? I have to take them separate through my community college since they didn't offer them together at a time I could take them. :spin:
  6. by   fiveofpeep
    Im starting Anatomy next semester too. I havent gotten my books yet (my book store always has problems) but I am reviewing basic biology like cell cycles, genetics, membranes, organelles etc. My school website said teachers expect you to know that stuff so thats about all I am doing ot prepare. I am so excited to get the ball rolling though. This club is a good idea.
  7. by   Nurse Allison
    Quote from doulalizzie
    For us it has been the same except 3 years of surgeries, hospitalizations, OT, PT, Vision therapies and on and on. I agree, it makes you a stronger person and if you are willing, a better person! I take no day for granted with my daughter as she did not have a long prognosis. She has made it past all the times they said she would not. I have my A.A. general already and I've always wanted my Bachelors. Now that I know what I want to do, it seems the natural choice. We'll see. Whichever program I get into first, I'm going for. But the BSN in my area is 3 years, so it is just one more year than the ASN. Congratulations on your son going to kindergarten next year. That is exciting but I know what you mean about letting go. My daughter turned 3 and therefore was eligible to go to school but she is too medically fragile to go yet so she still get's all of her therapy in home. The thought of her going to school somewhere was a scary thought. Are you taking Anatomy and Physiology at the same time? I have to take them separate through my community college since they didn't offer them together at a time I could take them. :spin:
    Well I see you've got a full plate too. Luckily my school offers A&P together with a separate lab: total of four credits. It's been nice taking a bit of a breather between semesters. We've just decided to cut down on Bradley's therapy, he's been going non-stop from the age of five weeks @ 3x's week. I feel like I'm constantly on the go. I think he could use the break as well. He's pretty much plateaued function wise. It was his right arm that was paralyzed (the dreaded shoulder dystocia gone terribly wrong). I've come to accept the fact that his arm will never be normal no matter how many surgeries or therapies he has, it's just the way it is, and I don't love him any less. It's because of him that has led me on the path of what my future will be.
  8. by   CRIMSON
    I am in. I have just returned to medical field about a year and a half ago. I have to repeat all sciences as over the 7 yr requirement. I already took A&P I/II and Micro but all about 12 years old.

    Hoping I can remember alot once I get started.
  9. by   pjgarrett1388
    Hi all I am new to the board and along with taking Anatomy and Physiology I am taking Sociology, Psychology, Pre-Calculus, English, and History. I know I am taking a lot of hours, but I had to stop my first semster due to my 4th knee surgery. In order to keep my scholarship I have to take so many hours.

    PJ
  10. by   RN2bemommyof3
    Hi all
    I too will am taking A&PI in January. I am also taking Sociology online. I look forward to getting to know this group!
  11. by   ljohnsonjr
    Add me to the list! I am enrolled in ANP101 at Ivy Tech for a Saturday class which is all day, and on a waiting list for a class that equal ANP101 and 102 at IUPUI for an all day Sunday class. If I get in to the IUPUI (I am 3rd on the list so I am sure I will) then I will drop the ones at Ivy Tech. I would rather get it all done in one semester.
  12. by   ljohnsonjr
    And to the ladies with special needs children, add me to that list too I have 2 children with special needs. a 4 year old BOY with a rare genetic disorder 45xo,46xy mixed gonadal dysgenesis, he has had 5 surgeries and over 20 hospital stay sand attends a developmental pre-school.

    I also have a 2 year old with Pierre Robin Sequence and a Chiari malformation I, he has also had 5 surgeries including the brain surgery.

    Together we have had 10 surgeries, 18 specialists at Riley Hospital, 8 therapists, and well over 30 hospital stays. When my 4 year old was in the NICU, that is when I decided my degree in computer programming wasn't going to be put to use. I wanted to be a nurse. Finally 4 years later we are down to 8 doctors and 3 therapies a week, so I have time to be back in school!

    Leanne
  13. by   juicy_jade
    Wow, bless you. I thought I had it hard with 3 children. Good luck.

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