Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I can't believe it's mid-February, and I haven't posted since January. My apologies. I'm guessing most of you don't get your hopes up anymore for me to post. Nursing School has control of my life right now :)

But I wanted to write a quick update. Picking up from where I left off...being discharged from the hospital...everything is going well. No more stomach issues. Things seem to be back to normal. I had lost about 10.5 pounds from this hospital stay. I have managed to gain back about 3-4 pounds (depending on the day). I've also switched to Creon Enzymes, due to Ultrase not being manufactured anymore. So I'm also trying to adjust that to where it needs to be. So far so good. For the most part, the lungs are doing well...just a minor cold here and there.

School is good, but extremely stressful. Being out for 2 weeks at the beginning of the semester through me back, especially with having to take an exam the day after I was discharged, and another exam the following week. Needless to say, I didn't do too well on those 2 exams. I had my 2nd Pharmacology Exam today, which I made a B on. While I'm happy, I had my hopes on making a high B or an A, considering I had been studying non-stop for 2 weeks.

In other school news, I had to medically withdraw from my OB class/clinical at the suggestion of the professors. I had missed a couple of labs while in the hospital, and upon meeting with the professor, I was told I couldn't make those labs up. So 2 classes were knocked off my schedule for this semester. I will take the OB lecture and clinical this summer. Thankfully, it won't put me behind, I'll just have those extra 2 classes this summer on top of the other 3 classes. So I'll have 5 classes and 16 hours in about a 10 week period...YIKES!! But again, I would have hated to have to drop back and lose my great friends I've met in nursing school. So I thought this semester would be much lighter, which is still is, compared to what it would be, but it's still extremely busy and stressful! My Psych Clinicals start March 3rd. I have to say, that out of all the Nursing Classes, this is the one that I'm NOT looking forward to!!

Other Miscellaneous news...I had a Birthday on February 4th....26 years old. I feel old. I wish I could go back a few years!! My 7 yr transplant anniversary is coming up on February 25th (next week), which I am extremely thankful for.

I need to start on my stuff for our upcoming CF Great Strides Walk. Our Young Professionals Board is going well. I am Co-Chair of our board this year, which means I will be Chair of the board for 2012. I'm really excited.

I'm trying to keep up with everyone's blogs, but my time is limited. For those of you on facebook, I'm able to keep track more often :) I hope everyone is having a great week. I'm about to go out for the night...get my mind off school. Tomorrow and Friday will be spent doing a Pharmacology Assignment.

Until next time.....


Katy said...

I'm glad to hear you are back! I'm sorry you didn't do as well on your exams as you hoped - but you still kicked some bootie! I know how hard it can be to miss a great deal of class. Not during nursing school but undergrad I missed so much school that I took at least 10 credits every summer session so that I could graduate the same time as the friends I started with. You will do it! As far as the psych clinicals - they can actually be quite interesting! and sometimes scary at the same time, but the security is usually very available! Good luck and keep up the awesome work!

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

Glad your feeling better. Lil chris is on Creon too.
Your birthday is the same as my sisters:) Hope you had a happy birthday! YOU feel old????? I'll be tuning 30 on the 24 th! Now that's old! LOL! ;)

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Hey Katey, old is GOOD you know!!

Sarah said...

Don't worry 27 doesn't seem as old as 26 does. Although I haven't figured out why. I don't think I want to. Good luck with school. Summer classes are tough but it's better than needing to wait a semester.