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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Back at it and a Long Week

Well last week I started classes again. I am now in my senior year of nursing school. It's so stressful. the first week is always hard because there is SO much information to absorb. The second week is when we start our first clinicals which is full of anxiety as well. This semester I will be doing a Community clinical and Thursday I will be working with heart patients. I am nervous but anxious to do it at the same time. I want to get started. I always question my abilities in the beginning. It will be nice once things starting running smoothly.

On top of this my daughter Lexi has been in the hospital. With school starting I have felt torn between family and school. Yes family wins but unfortunately in this first 2 weeks I cannot miss a lot of the important information that they give out. So Jason is there with her while I go to class. She is at the same place I go to school so that helps a bit. She has an intestinal blockage that has gotten severe and has now been in the hospital for 4 days. I am not sure if she'll get out today or not. To top it all off today is Angelina's birthday. There has been SO much stress around here lately. I hope Lexi will make some progress today and she will get out. I don't know if it will happen. Praying it does!


Just Plain Tired said...

Wow, talk about a full plate. Hopefully your daughter gets out of the hospital soon and school and family life smooths out quickly for you.

Anne said...

I hope things calm down for you soon and Lexi gets out of the hospital. Good luck with school. It will be such a relief when it is completed.

Kay said...

I hope Lexi is feeling much better and will be home soon :) Good luck with your clinical...Congrats on it being your last year! I'm sure you will be great!

Lynne said...

That definitely is enough to skyrocket anyone's stress level. I am praying for your daughter's speedy recovery and return home. And a very Happy Birthday to Angelina!
Take care of yourself, you will soon be able to get into a more normal routine and focus on your nursing school!

Sandi said...

Thank you all for the encouragement. I got a call during clinical today. Angelina was at school and was sick. She started running a fever. Her birthday and she was sick...and Lexi was in the hospital with her dad. I was over an hour away at my clinical today...our first day on site so I couldn't just leave. My husband left to get Angel and managed to still take care of Lexi too. They discharged her tonight so that is the good news. I almost broke down in clinical. The tears were welling up but I choked it back...and made it through my day!

Jennifer said...

Hi sandi,
You're brave and strong. I salute that. Hope everyone will be encourage by your story. You too, keep going... take!