Just stopping by for a quick check in. How is everyone doing that is in school this semester?
My semester has gotten off to a rocky start. Got a 76 on the the 1st test. Guess I shouldn’t have gone camping the last three weekends and been drinking so much lately. I seem to have lost my coping skills. Not handling the stress of things well. Three days sober now, going to try and make it through the rest of the semester dry. I really want to rally and try for an A-, which if I calculated right I can still get. Clinicals are going well. I’m working on a cardiac unit at the hospital. Its different than last semester, new classmates, new nurses, new instructor. So stressful, my bowels are a mess it takes all week to recover and then its time for clinical again. I think I’m performing alright. I went to the head of the nursing dept one day and told her about my sza and asked what that might mean for the future in my career. Turns out as long as I remain in recovery and on meds I should be a-ok, no problems with licensure or getting a job. I’ll just have to try and find the best possible fitting job for my needs. The whole conversation with her relieved much of my anxiety about the future. I just got a bunch of the books Notmoses recommended about family and sz, started perusing the stories. Very interesting and sadly familiar.