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Today was my first day of classes. I fought to keep my eyes open in every class. On top of that I am stopped up, and sick to my stomach. I really want to complete school and not give up. But it seems that everytime I start school something comes up. I feel so bumbed about everything. I was a sahm and I guess I am use to being with the kids and not going anywhere. I have become comfortable with doing nothing. How can I come out of that shell and perk up?:uhoh21:

You should really decide if it is something you WANT to do. That will give you some incentive. Try to look and plan ahead for next semester, and have a "check off". As you SEE your goals getting accomplished one by one. You even have to plan for sleep. Know that nursing school changes everyone's life. But it WILL come to an end and you will be proud of your accomplishments.

If you are not diabetic, try some lemon drops or hard candy to aid in keeping you alert. Get a buddy that will help hold you accountable. I am sure you will find other students just like yourself.

Hang in there.

CaLLaCoDe, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Medsurge.

firstly, give yourself credit for going back to school to reach your professional goals. you are still young. i would recommend finding or starting a study group. this can make learning more fun and effortless and builds comradery. also try studying when the kids are asleep in the early morn when all is quiet. finally, coffee is not only good for you it can help keep you motivated to reach your goals. just read the harvard medical study on coffee and see what i mean!

http://men.webmd.com/features/coffee-new-health-food

ps. remember, you have people at this forum who are rooting for you and you will do the same for them once you graduate in the near future.

The first week, really the first month, of nursing school can be really hard.:uhoh3: I also struggled with keeping my eyes open in class. Give it time. You will make friends and start looking forward to going everyday. I graduated in May and actually miss school so much. I am sure others in your class are feeling the same way. Try to talk with some about it. I hope all goes well, and don't give up.;)

A lady at my old office had a sign that I think of when I kinda get discouraged. It says:

PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES

AND DEAL WITH IT.

When I think of that it makes me laugh. It is great you went back to school. What is even more great is that you must love it or you would have said something about quitting. You only wanted to know how to cheer up. BRAVO! Just think of your kids. What kind of nurse would you want them to see or to take care of them?

a new routine takes some getting use to...try and go to bed at a set time and you will be in the swing of things in no time

Jo Dirt

Has 9 years experience.

Today was my first day of classes. I fought to keep my eyes open in every class. On top of that I am stopped up, and sick to my stomach. I really want to complete school and not give up. But it seems that everytime I start school something comes up. I feel so bumbed about everything. I was a sahm and I guess I am use to being with the kids and not going anywhere. I have become comfortable with doing nothing. How can I come out of that shell and perk up?:uhoh21:

I don't know what to tell you that would be helpful, but if you have the option of being a SAHM I'd love to trade places with you.

First of all, if school is your hearts desire then go for it. Get some laxatives and get unstopped. Then get some prunes and eat 3-5 a day, that helps me( I get that way when I travel, probably from too much eating out), drink lots of water, all the time, carry a bottle around and refill it. Get as much sleep as you can each night, and finally get some One A Day "All Day Energy" vitamins. I love them, they work great! Good luck to you!;)

GeminiTwinRN, BSN

Specializes in ICU/PCU/Infusion. Has 14 years experience.

First of all, if school is your hearts desire then go for it. Get some laxatives and get unstopped. Then get some prunes and eat 3-5 a day, that helps me( I get that way when I travel, probably from too much eating out), drink lots of water, all the time, carry a bottle around and refill it. Get as much sleep as you can each night, and finally get some One A Day "All Day Energy" vitamins. I love them, they work great! Good luck to you!;)

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I totally took the OP's statement of being "stopped up" as meaning she was congested!!

Can the OP please clarify? Are you constipated or are you congested?

CaLLaCoDe, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Medsurge.

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i don't know what to tell you that would be helpful, but if you have the option of being a sahm i'd love to trade places with you.

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:lol2: how funny!

i don't know why but this conjured up a memory of mine where a little tyke at costco was stubbornly not willing to leave the store with his mama, a kindly middle aged woman said",hey, tommy, you can go home with me!" boy did that kid skidaddle out of there in toe with mama asap!!!

tagepg1

Specializes in LTC, Home Health, Skilled/rehab, Alzheim. Has 11 years experience.

Just hang in there! You can do anything you set your mind to. Things always seem to happen in nursing school. When I was in LPN school, we had a death in the family and I had a miscarriage and right now in RN school, we've been in for 2 years and have had 3 divorces and 3 babies being born (neither related to the other thank goodness;)) Keep plugging away.

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I totally took the OP's statement of being "stopped up" as meaning she was congested!!

Can the OP please clarify? Are you constipated or are you congested?

Yes please, I guess I assumed because you said you were sick at your stomach, sorry if I was incorrect!:selfbonk:

I am congested!! I guess I set myself up for that one. I want to thank you all for the great suggestions and I am delighted to know that there are people out there that really care. It is soooo amazing. I just needed motivation. Being comfortable doing one thing for a long period of time and then getting out of that routine can be a lot to deal with. Motorcycle mama, I would trade places with you anyday. My job as a sahm NEVER ENDS. It goes morning, noon, mid-day, evening, nights, mid-night, middle of the night, dusk, dawn, shall I go on?!!! If I can perk up, get over this bug, and stop dragging, I guess I will be ok!!! Thank you all!!!!

biker nurse

Specializes in LTC , SDC and MDS certified (3.0).

Take your vitamines and I have to be honest I started drinking coffee in nursing school at age 38. It really works!!! But I have to know are you depressed? Nursing school IS a big challenge but if I could do it YOU can

Jo Dirt

Has 9 years experience.

I am congested!! I guess I set myself up for that one. I want to thank you all for the great suggestions and I am delighted to know that there are people out there that really care. It is soooo amazing. I just needed motivation. Being comfortable doing one thing for a long period of time and then getting out of that routine can be a lot to deal with. Motorcycle mama, I would trade places with you anyday. My job as a sahm NEVER ENDS. It goes morning, noon, mid-day, evening, nights, mid-night, middle of the night, dusk, dawn, shall I go on?!!! If I can perk up, get over this bug, and stop dragging, I guess I will be ok!!! Thank you all!!!!

Picture this: you get through school, get a job, work three 12 hour shifts, and you still have your wife and mommy responsibilities eau de doo dah day.

Right now I've got a load of clothes in the washer and dryer...I'll be doing clothes until this evening. Washing drying sorting and putting away. Sweeping and mopping. Vacuuming and picking up, stopping only to feed my two month old and steal a little computer time in the process. Cleaning the shower and toilets...I wish I could dust but it's all I can do to get the immediate things done. Then when the other three get home it's like rushing out of the starting gate yet again. Fix supper, help with homework, make sure they ge their baths and go to bed...and tomorrow it starts all over again, only tomorrow night I go to my job. Then I come back home and start all over again.

BTW I thought you needed some Ex-Lax, too.

You will be ok! I'm sure you will do a great job.

jelorde37

Specializes in LTC, cardiac, ortho rehab.

lol school makes me sick to my stomach and clogs me up. i dont want to go to school but i just think of the future and that motivates me to go to school from 0800 - 1830 monday-friday. i suggest you get some pepto for your sick stomach, coffee/energy drinks for keeping your eyes open, day dream when you have time for motivation, and meet some people who have similar goals as you for fun. just keep going along with it and you'll eventually get there.

I hear ya motorcycle. I have those duties as well. My husband is on the road now. That jive turkey took a job as a truckdriver. I love him for all that he is doing and the fact that I don't have to work and put up with school, home and chores is wonderful. I just don't get a break now that he is gone. Everyday is getting better and better. Everyone just continue to pray for me and I will pray for everyone on the go as well!!;) I am taking things day by day!!!

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