ShoeMember Since 21 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active May 16 2013 03:47 PM
Me in my very gentlemen-like Shoe-Mobile cruisin'.
Hi, I am Shoe, formerly known as Ultimate-Shoe until I decided to make life 9 characters simpler.
Hmm, a bit about myself... lets see... I don't really do much these days when it comes to the internet, although I do like spending a few minutes now and then just to check on how everything is going. I enjoy playing a variety of games, both Nintendo and non-Nintendo. Mostly I play games that people on the forums play like Minecraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2 etc every so often.
In real life I live on a farm where we mostly raise/breed Dwarf Nigerian Goats and chickens of all types. We also have plenty of cats [they are excellent for controlling rodent populations], 2 horses and 1 pony [since my mom loves them]. It can be a lot of work, but it can be enjoyable. We are working on making a greenhouse and raising fish [Tilapia] as well.
Living on a farm has taught me a lot about life. I have seen the cycle of life go by many times, and in each time I always learn something new. I have seen generations of chicks go from eating out of my hand, to becoming hens laying eggs, and plenty of goats go from drinking out of a bottle, to having children of their own. I have guarded over all of them, and as such on multiple occasions I have been the one to deliver newborns, and I have been the one to bury them when their time comes. A lot of good animals have been under my care through the entirety of their life, and each one has their own personality and can be interesting to observe and hopefully befriend.
Recently I have been focused more on schoolwork and studies than I have with games etc. I have been in this LPN program for a year and a half now, and I am in the last semester of it. The last semester is the hardest, seeing as how now I no longer have any other school classes because they have been replaced with only nursing classes. In other words, I wake up at 0540 [5:40 am], go to school, and the whole day I am in nursing classes [listening to lectures, reading, and taking notes etc] until I get home at 1600 [4:00 pm].
The program is pretty tough, it starts out with 600+ people applying, 100-200 getting accepted and starting the prerequisite type classes for nursing, 20 making it to the nursing classes themselves, and then 5-10 passing the class 100% and getting their License after passing the rigorous National Council Licensure Examination [NCLEX]. It is a lot of work, and it has been said by every teacher and student involved with the program that it is harder than any AP class or dual enrollment/earl admit class, or any other class for high-school students [many many many people have said this so its not just me saying it and I have taken plenty AP classes myself actually and passed just fine/I am not trying to brag or anything just saying]. It is top shelf work as I would say (not trying to brag sorry, after all there is still harder stuff out there).
Nursing isn't some boring job where you slap some medications in peoples mouths and wipe their butts all day. Being an LPN or RN is more like being half health detective and half caretaker. We constantly monitor our clients and gather information regarding their state of health, then we put all the pieces together and figure out what is going on and how we can make them better.
Nurses are constantly on the front lines, as I would say, of the battlefield as we interact with patients 10x more than their doctors do. Therefore it is we who have the responsibility to assess their condition constantly and care for them as well as report our findings to the physician/health care provider. I am not saying nurses are better than doctors, I want to be a doctor of osteopathic medicine myself, I am just saying they are an important member of the healthcare team and people on the inside really treat them like
shit dirt, and people on the outside think they are just silly butt wipers feeding and bathing old people.
Anyway, that is all I have to say on that matter. Nursing is a lot of fun though, the detective aspect is really interesting. I spent a lot of time at physicians offices recently and the patient interaction was great (even though some clients can have bad attitudes) and then helping the Physicians Assistant to determine what was going on with the client was really interesting. So all in all, I am working really hard for this but it is worth it because I love what I do and I am doing what I love.
Thank you for spending your time reading this, that is all I have to say.
02 February 2013
Games I am currently working on: Fire Emblem (The Blazing Sword), Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Fire Emblem The Sacred Stones.
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