Last weekend I worked on booking hotel rooms in Norman so all of my family can drive up and celebrate graduation with me. It's so exciting to think that it's so close! I can't wait to finish school and get a job so that I can contribute a paycheck to the household again. Jeremy has been working so hard and picking up my slack for two years now. He needs a break! A paycheck with my name on it will be a sight for sore eyes. While some cash is motivation in itself, I am more excited to just start doing this sonography thing. I'm in clinic at St Francis Imaging Center right now. I've spent five days in clinic and I already feel so different. I have started performing studies that I really hadn't tried before this rotation. The people that work there are so encouraging and helpful! Yesterday I started a thyroid study and by about ten minutes in I was so friggin frustrated that I nearly threw the transducer through the monitor. (This brings me back to the paycheck situation....transducers and ultrasound machines cost tens of thousands of dollars so I CANNOT afford to office space any equipment.) So.....deep breaths...1...2...3...4...5...hot flash. Seriously. I started sweating like man. I got up, walked out of the exam room red faced and, frankly, a little bit pissed off. You see, when you get to this point in the program it's a little bit embarassing to walk back into the office and admit defeat. I am fully capable of completely a thyroid study - it's one of the easiest exams to do. However, this thyroid was like a little devil spawn sent from the pits of hell to terrorize me. Ok, a
So my little typing fingers are warmed up....let me see if I can get them to talk about professionalism or ethics or one of the other topics I need to work on for my presentations!!!!
Love you friends and family.