Thanks for bearing with my busy schedule and complete absence of posting this quarter. I am at school every other day, making it easy to forget about blogging, homework, tests... (just kidding on those last two things ;)
Anyways, I'll recap you quick on things that I've been doing! I have now drawn blood from a feline's cephalic vein, run SEVERAL fecal tests looking for parasites, run blood tests, and my new favorite adventure: taking X-rays! When I was in High School, my original plan after was to become an X-ray Technician. I find it amazing that what I could have learned in 2 years I'm learning in 12 weeks. My class has only three students in it, so I get to be involved in all of the x-rays we take!
We get to don these awesome lead aprons and thyroid shields, as well as lead rimmed glasses. I assure you, we are runway worthy.
I have taken and helped restrain for several x-rays, including for a cat's thorax and a sedated Yorkie's pelvis and skull. I have taken pictures of them for my personal "x-ray album," however I don't know if I am allowed to share them with you. I will have to get clearance for that first :)
It's about midterm and I am doing pretty good. I am getting a 96% in my online Spanish Class, a 95% in Imaging, A in Parasitology ( I don't know the exact percentage), and a 90.00% in Hematology.
I am trying to regroup and re-focus my energy towards Hematology, and keeping my 4.0. I have found going to school every other day really really makes it harder to keep on track. I want to keep my 4.0, and I have absolutely no reason that I shouldn't, so I am going hard core, all in the next six weeks.
Six weeks. In six weeks, I will be one half done with my program!! I am so excited and scared and nervous all at the same time. I know things will continue to get harder, but I've got such a great support system behind me, I know I will be just fine.
Sorry if this post is all over the place, but it is really hard to blog after an absence. Maybe I will add BLOG to my assignment notebook so I do it at least once a week?
Tomorrow, I have a midterm exam in Imaging. I feel pretty good about it. The last exam we took was 106 points and it was probably 95% short answer (i.e. pull the answer out of our head...no choosing ABCD). I got a 102/106 - a 96% :)
Like I said earlier, sorry for the randomness, and I will try to post more. Midterm tomorrow and work at school (which I absolutely love, btw :)