Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I can't believe I did that

So I started my clinicals this week, yay! I'm at San Joaquin Hospital 3 days a week from 6:30-12. It's pure torture! At least, the having to get up at 5 thing is. My body is just so not used to that. I've decided that that's the reason that I almost fainted today. Seriously. It was really embarrassing. We were in the middle of an ENT surgery (not entirely sure what they were doing... Something with the nose, obviously) and all of the sudden I got really nausous and really hot and lightheaded. Luckily, I'm not a complete moron, so I had enough sense to back up and say "I need to break scrub and sit down," which I did, just for long enough so that I was sure I wasn't going to pass out, and then I went outside so I could take off my mask. I did feel a lot better when I found out that right after this happened, another student actually did pass out. Like, hit the ground and everything.

But other than that it's going well! I was kinda surprised cuz there was no orientation or anything, we got there, they told us what rooms to go to, and that was it. My first case ever I was passing instruments and suture and was holding the retractors and the suction and I gowned the surgeon (in every surgery I've done actually... hmm) and yeah. So far everyone has been really nice too, which always helps. The first day the tech I was following around was actually a former teacher at SJVC and was the one who did my interview. I walk up and say "Hi, I'm Susannah," and she's all "Hi! How are the frogs?" It was funny. :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Better pics, otter pops, and being a kid again

Ok there's a better pic of my new tattoo. It is the awesomeness. :) And that concrete was really hot. lol

So I'm kinda getting used to this whole not having to do anything all day thing. It's quite nice! I've actually cleaned up my apartment a little even. And then today I went by Starbucks and got a a triple venti espresso truffle or something? and a fruit and cheese platter. It was heavenly. I only $4 left on my gift card though. It's sad. :(

Last night I got to babysit Lauren and Alex. We had a blast. We played t-ball and ate otter pops and I felt like a little kid again. I had the blue one. It tasted like summer. :)

I've been wearing my new bracelet from Portugal everywhere and getting tons of compliments, which is always super fun. Yay!

Ok, that's it for now. I really just wanted to post the better pic.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

star tattoo on my foot

Yay I got a new tattoo yesterday! I'd been wanting it for a long time, but it's tricky to get your foot tattooed when you work and go to school and all that, so since I have Mon-Thursday off this week for some bizarre reason, I thought I'd go get it.

You'll have to forgive the shitty phone pic. I might get around to taking some decent ones, but eh. It's the top of my left foot. You can kinda tell that one of the points is red. It's the Star Trek symbol. :) I am just that cool. My friend Andrew drew it for me ages ago. Ed at Naked Al's did it.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Yay a picture of me!

Yay me in Florence Lake! :)

So I just got back from the mall. The mall is scary. *shudders* I'm trying to learn how to be a girl though. I'm even wearing a dress! It's the only one I own. Well, the only one I own that actually fits. I bought some shorts. And a cute lacey top.


So I'm on vacation, yay! And, of course, they only scheduled me for TWO shifts this week, which pissed me off. I was able to pick up three though, so that's good, although one of those is on Sat, which means that I wont be able to make it to Rachel's for fireworks. But that's ok. Once I start clinicals I'm not gonna be able to work very much, so I need to be working as much as possible now.

hmm.... yeah. exciting stuff!