Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Posted by Carrie Ann at 1:34 AM
Friday, March 12, 2010
So...life has been choo chooing along, all the while I spend my days in scrubs, and my evenings with books surrounding me. I have attempted to sit back and enjoy a few days here and there, but it does not always happen, and most of the time...it should not happen, because I have to remember that school is my main focus right now.
Clinicals have become more intense and now take up 12hours of my Thursday's and I spend about 95% of that time on my feet, so I have to say that I am looking forward to my massage scheduled for May 12th (my last day of block 2). :) I also have to mention that I had my first "I feel like I am going to faint" spell yesterday! I have never had it happen, definitely not that bad before, and I really don't know how it happended either. I have stood in on two full (blood splattering, bones being sawed off)...sorry for the graphics...surgeries, but I guess the intense male nurse violently trying to insert an IV in a patient, who no one else could get an IV in, really did me in. I started to feel slightly "off" and decided to head out to the hall. As soon as I sat down I had a HUGE hot flash, started sweating like no other, got nauseous, and began to walk quickly down the hall since someone was in the only bathroom on our floor. As I raced down the hall I was praying so hard that I would not hit the floor as I began to black out. Thankfully I made it to the bathroom and plopped down on the toilet with my head in my hands. I eventually started to come to, but MAN...it was not the most fun experience. I survived though and actually made myself lay on the couch that night and watch 3 full hours of tv! :)
So...my question to myself is why does it take an "almost" fainting spell to make myself relax one night out of the week? I will try harder for relaxation from now on...
Posted by Carrie Ann at 2:51 PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The holidays were amazing and completely wonderful, but they flew by! We spent Thanksgiving with my Mom and David's family...which was great to have the traditional turkey dinner followed by African food that night. Christmas Eve was spent at our house and became bigger than we expected once my Grandma got sick and my Brother, Sister Sarah, and her boyfriend Spencer ended up at our house with David's Mom and Aunt. Rather than one roast chicken I ended up with three! Everything turned out great though and we had the best time sitting around and talking! Christmas morning we headed to my Mom's where her entire living room floor was covered with gifts. She had 17 ppl. sitting around tearing into gifts for about an hour...it was pure craziness! After lunch we headed up to my Dad's where we were able to see my Grandma and Grandpa Owens, along with my cute-as-ever cousins Kiki and Grant.
Sorry...lots of picture
Christmas Eve at our house...