Thursday, October 22, 2009

update: 3 weeks and 1/2 day!!

so close! we started our staffing rotations and i am at detroit recieving hospital...the trauma hospital at the DMC. we are in charge of two floors for four weeks...and its gone well so far. i actually really like having my own floors and being able to figure out what patients i am going to see and organizing my floors. now the next step is...lets pay me for the work im doing!!! haha still waiting to hear about the part time job i applied to in steubenville by jordans house...keep your fingers crossed please!

i finished my marathon last weekend!!!!! i was SO happy, i almost teared up when i crossed the finish line :) it was so great!! granted i was barely able to walk monday & tuesday...but it really was great. the first 13 miles were fine cause i was more focused on getting tay though her half, which btw she did AMAZING!!!! i was SO proud of her. oh and i have the BEST roommate/running coach ever...colby flew up from va beach to see the race. it was SO good to have her there. after mile 13 it really hit me, oh my gosh...i still have 13 more to go, that was a little daunting. miles 16-19 were really painful and dragged on, then jordan jumped in at mile 20.5 and kept me going...if not for him, i probably would have walked. colby ran the last 1/2 mile and i was even able to sprint the last .2 miles. it hurt like hell, but i will do it again! it felt so good to finish and know all that training i put in paid off. i can't wait to get running again.

three weeks...i can't WAIT to move home. and spend time with my family, jordan and best friends. i miss being able to see them all the time. almost there!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

t-minus 5 weeks and 3 days!!!

yep, five weeks and three days til GRADUATION!!!!! and until im RD eligible and able to get a J-O-B!!!! hooray! im SO ready. im so ready to be done with this school thing. im also nervous about being my on my no one to look over and correct my notes. am i really ready/smart enough to actually be a real dietitian?! i guess we'll find out...

i applied for a part time clinical position in steubenville, ohio...which is about 45 minutes from jordan's house. so if i do get it, i will be living in morgan's old room at the lewis residence haha. hopefully i'll be doing the fellowship at children's hospital come may, or i'll find a pediatrics position sometime soon so it would only be temporary, but would be great to only have to work part time so i can study for the RD exam. and i'll get some quality time with the lewis family...hopefully they won't want to kick me out after a couple weeks :) not giving my hopes at all on this though, we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

im in my last regular rotation-oncology. its really sad, but its good so far. i really like the dietitians who work in karmanos, the cancer hospital here. i was placed at detroit recieving hospital for my staffing rotation which im happy about...just a little nervous cause i don't work very fast over there! it will be good though. i present my case study to all of the RD staff thursday...say a prayer for me. can't wait to get it over with. the next several weekends will be great-tay's homecoming/babysitting my boys, marathon weekend, tina comes to visit then jordan comes up and we go to the melting pot, YUM! yay for good weekends :) i had my last over an hour run today (10 miles to be exact) before the marathon which felt good. yay for four and less mile runs! ok, its bedtime! nighty night.