Monday, August 18, 2008

A Bit of An Update

I havent put the pictures from the trek that I was a part of on the computer. When I do I will post and tell you all about the wonderful experience I had. I did have a great experience and I loved being a part of the trek. So I have been pretty busy with therapy. I started volunteering at St. Joseph's Hospital and I am loving it! Since I am working to become a nurse they got me a position where I can closely watch what nurse's do. I am learning a lot and I have seen some of the bad part of nursing and I am not scared. I am so excited to become a nurse. I do a bunch of work at the hospital. I file a bunch because the huck hates doing it so she leaves it for me to do and sometimes I get a huge pile of papers to file. Oh i go 4 days a week. A total of 18 hours a week. I clean machines and find them and make sure they are on the unit, I have transported patients before, I clean the soild utility rooms, I have interviewed patients to obtain their history which is pretty fun, I helped feed a patient once, I get supply's, answer the phone, call people, stock paper, and a bunch of other activities that I do. Its a load of fun tho. I get to see doctors and what they do and they are really funny. I start school on the 25th at Phoenix College. I am way excited because I am moving on with my life and I do not have to go to therapy as much. I am taking Biology 156, Chemistry 130 with the labs, and Weight Training. After these classes I have only one more class I will be needing, Biology 201, before I can apply for the nursing school at a community college. I have pretty much all of my co-req's done for nursing school except Biology 202 which I probably will get done when I am on the waiting list. Man I have made leaps and bounds since my accident. I am improving so much and I am getting better everyday and learning also. I do still have some difficulties but I am either getting better or figuring out how to compensate for those difficulties. I also have some more exciting news to tell but I am not sure if it will happen just yet so I will say it when I really know for sure.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey this is caycie from joleen and kevins wedding oh my goodness Ive read everyting from 2007 'cause ive wanted to know your story (ive heard lots of thing like you fell 9 stories and all that)wow I cant belive how much youve been threw and how far youve come. im a huge fan!:) and I love reading your blog Caycie

Anonymous said...

Sweet blog, man! I wish you the best of luck with your endeavor to be a nurse. Sounds like you're really motivated! I get excited for people when I see them working to reach their goals. I should really make a blog...
Godspeed!
-Ellyn Heald

Anonymous said...

way to go!!!! go for your dreams, nothing can stand in your way if you don't want it to. good for you david!

Mary Segall said...

David,

I can totally tell how much better you are! Love the music on your blog! Keep playing and singing which you are so good at.

Mary Segall

Anonymous said...

you are doing awesome man!! keep up the good work! (and blogging!)