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  1. Starting classes tomorrow!

    I'm excited and nervous. Not really knowing what to expect (I mean, I know what to expect...but you know). I feel like a kid starting high school. I know I'm entering a whole new world where nothing will ever be the same looking back either

    Got all my supplies ready. Got my workspace ready to roll. I'm ready to "do this thang"!
  2. 1st Week of School

    Oh journal, where have thy been? It's been a while since I've posted here, but why not now. It's only a Friday night and I just spent the last 3 hours reviewing cell structures and components, gotta love that physiology. It's the end of my 1st week of school and so far so good, at least I have perfect attendance. We're still kind of in that, "Hey man this shit is for real phase."

    Let's see what can I relate my 1st week of school to? For me it actually reminds me of bootcamp. ...
  3. 3.59

    appears to be where I am destined to be as far as GPA goes. It's not the highest, I know, but I have convinced myself that for an accelerated second degree program it's not bad. I am busting my hump to make good grades and if this is the best I can do, it's the best I can do. I am plowing through and taking the good advice of the folks here. Thanks and keep em coming.
  4. "I'm trapped in a glass cage of emotion!!!"

    So...I got myself into anesthesia school. Since the time I was accepted last December I have ridden quite the roller coaster of feelings, thoughts, and emotions. I know most of my predecessors have gone through the same and those about to start this journey as well are going through very similar situations, but this is one of those things that they tell you about, and you really just have to experience yourself. The 5 stages talked about on this forum is a very good description of how it goes. ...
  5. ICU no more

    Today I turned in my badge and said goodbye to everyone on my unit. I will really miss the friends I have there. It was a great place to work.

    I will do my heart rotation there in a couple of years (my didactic is 16 months long). It will be different I'm sure, being the one taking the patient to the OR and bringing them out -- hopefully NOT a tangled mess of tubes -- and giving report to my previous coworkers.

    Another bridge crossed.