Flashback to Nursing School

Monday, March 15, 2010

I was up at 5:30 am this morning.

I was NOT happy. Me and early mornings are not a good mix.

It completely and totally reminded me of getting up early for clinicals in nursing school.  The whole eyes burning, upset stomach, exhausted feeling is just not for me.

I had to get up so early for my training for my new floor.  I was told to meet the trainer at 7 am.  And of course, just per my luck, the trainer didn’t get there until 8 am.  She had no idea I was even coming in today!  Good thing I had my book with me.   And my coffee.

So since she wasn’t expecting me, there was no class time.  So she sent me to watch stress tests and echos.  Which was fine.  But a lot of standing on your feet.  And I had worn my “okay comfortable shoes, but not for when you are standing for 6 hours at a time comfortable.”   Needless to say, when I came home, my feet were KILLING me.

Tomorrow will be a bit more manageable.  I don’t have to go in until 9am.  So I get to sleep in!  That was me being sarcastic.  I think the biggest problem with getting up at 5:30 this morning was that I really didn’t get to sleep the night before.  I did head to bed early because I wanted to get a lot of sleep.   But my mind kept worrying about today and I just tossed and turned all night.  It was horrible.

The good news is that the lack of sleep I got yesterday is really catching up to me now.  Meaning = eyes are burning now.  So I’m going to head up to bed and hopefully be able to get some shut-eye tonight.

I’m still a little nervous about tomorrow.  Hopefully I’ll be able to catch on to all this cardiac stuff.  I just keep telling myself…others have done it, therefore so can I!

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