Many people have sent me graduation wishes and asked what I've been up to. So while I haven't fallen off the face of the planet, it's been a busy last two weeks.
May 2 was my graduation walk. I received an empty diploma cover with a note saying I'd get my diploma once I complete my degree requirements. Said requirements are two summer clinical rotations (internships) that last a total of 14 weeks. So August 10 I will be officially DONE!!! YIPPEE! In the meantime I've been enjoying my first rotation, which is at St. Francis Hospital. I'm working in acute inpatient rehab, mostly heart surgery patients and the like. Acute rehab is unpredictable from day to day and I'm learning tons. Since we start rounding at 7am, my days actually start at 4:30 am. I'm a night owl anyway, and the past two years in the PTA program our classes have been at night so this is HUGE change for me. There are no "no-makeup days" since I don't want to scare my patients into another heart attack what with my tired, puffy eyes... It is nice to have the afternoons free with the children. :)
Please pray that I'll learn what I need to from this rotation, figure out a way to start studying for the licensing exam, and for my time with my family. Oh yeah, and I guess I need a job! :)