I was so burnt by the time I got to Micro, while I was waiting for my CPNE ... ugh. All I did for the 6 months that I did the nursing exams was read, study, test, read, study, test. We don't have kids, so no, it was "ONLY" my husband I neglected, ha ha. I rescheduled Micro 3 times because I couldn't concentrate on it! I kid you not, there I was at a tattoo convention, being tattooed by my husband and reading "Microbiology Demystified." Heh.
I think when you get to the point of overload, it's wise to back it down a notch because something has to give -- it'll probably be your mind.
You increase you chances of success if you pace yourself at a rate that is acceptable to your mind, body, and spirit. Just my opinion, of course. We're here for you -- we get it!
Anyone else have PTSD symptoms after the CPNE? Seriously. Recurring nightmares ("you have to do just ONE MORE PCS and you're 10 minutes late for it!!") and survivor's guilt! LOL