This says it all...

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Blue and Mellow (too)

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Your Brain is Blue

Of all the brain types, yours is the most mellow.
You tend to be in a meditative state most of the time. You don't try to think away your troubles.
Your thoughts are realistic, fresh, and honest. You truly see things as how they are.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about your friends, your surroundings, and your life.

the "too" part in my title refers to my friend Cathy's results... again, I say we ARE sisters seperated at birth!

Body Worlds

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Well, yesterday I went to see Body Worlds at the Old Port with my bio class. It was amazing to see. Sometimes I forgot that I was looking at real people, and not statues. The method of plastination is neat and really conserves the body well. I especially liked the one with the nervous system, you can see all the nerves (CNS and PNS), they were thicker than we thought. I've included a few pics I got off the website (as we are not allowed cameras in the exhibit) and one of me and my bio teacher afterwards (we went to Pub St-Paul). Great day!

Take a look at thisvideo it's neat!

Upwards and Onwards!

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Well, I passed Med-Surg II and A&P IV! So I am moving on up to my 3rd and final year of nursing school come next August! WOW! What a long and intense year this has been. Both school-wise and personal-wise... But I survived it all and even enjoyed most of it.

Now I can relax and not freak out over exams and grades anymore! Woohoo... party-time!

Am going to Body Worlds on Friday. Will post more about that soon.


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More silliness

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Your Birthdate: October 14

You work well with others. That is, you're good at getting them to do work for you.
It's true that you get by on your charm. But so what? You make people happy!
You're dynamic, clever, and funny. And people like to have you around.
But you're so restless, they better not expect you to stay around for long.

Your strength: Your superstar charisma

Your weakness: Commitment means nothing to you

Your power color: Fuchsia

Your power symbol: Diamond

Your power month: May

Update on X-rays, blood tests...

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Ok, so the hip/pelvis X-rays came back as normal, no bone problems/calcifications... good in one way, bad in another. Good because that would mean more problems and possibly a future career issue, bad because it means I have to re-learn how to walk without compensation (or at least not too much compensation). The pain is still there, though less since I got a new shoe orthotic for my "good" side.

The bloods came back as normal too. YAY! Even my cholesterol levels were great, odd since I have lived of fries and salt and vinegar chips and other junk food since September (2nr yr nsg school makes me crave junk food.. must be the stress or something!).

My neuro ordered more bloods this past week (cause I haven't had enough poking already!). She wants to see if my fatigue, and lack of eating (or not much eating, I do eat after all, just not much) has anything to do with my thyroid and my poor eating has affected my B12 levels and such. So I did that on Tuesday and now I wait to find out if anything comes back as LOW or HIGH or WEIRD!

Botox me cont...

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Well it's been a week since I got the Botox. 4 injections in all in my left calf muscle, 2 of which really really hurt (I have hypersensitivity in some parts of my leg). It seems to be working, not completely yet, I was told it could take up to 2 weeks to be able to see the effects. Already I have less spasticity and much les clonus.

The problem is my quad... either it is MORE spastic or i am just noticing it more as the lower leg is "quieter". I have to see my doctor in another week and a half so will discuss it then.

I had some side effects, mainly fatigue and headache, but being a nursing student also does that, so who knows!

I'll post more updates as they come...

This is not a pic of me, but it's what it looks like when they do it..

New Pics

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Here are a few new pictures taken recently... some at the RVH where I did my med-surg II rotation, one at home with me and the cats!

One more week of class followed by a week of exams (Nursing final, Bio {A&P IV} final and Nursing OSCE) and I AM DONE until August! Wish me luck for exams!!!


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You Are a Boston Creme Donut

You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you.
But on the inside, you're a total pushover and completely soft.
You're a traditionalist, and you don't change easily.
You're likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it's sold out.