school I did it.

    • Anonymous
      August 10, 2009 at 11:54 pm

      Hi everyone I have not replied in a while but I have been reading the forums everyonce in a while. Tommorrow is my last day of medical assistant school and then Thursday I start my new extern cite at a pediatrician office. I know I really did well on my NRCMA test. I may have maybe missed one. I have studied for the NRCMA for the last 2 months. I have been able to keep my 4.0 GPA. Unless I totally bomb my extern site I should graduate with a 4.0. We receive a grade on our extern site also. I really believe school kept me from going crazy after my husband passed away. I appreciate everyones support and kind words for encouraging me to go to school. Like someone told me it is never to late to go to school. I am still missing my husband a lot and I guess I always will. I think his spirit was with me while I was in school.

    • Anonymous
      August 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm

      Congratulations, on all your hard work!!!

    • Anonymous
      August 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you very much.

    • Anonymous
      August 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm

      [FONT=”Arial Black”][SIZE=”7″][COLOR=”Blue”]Way to Go!!!! The hard work paid off!!!! Knew you could do it!!![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    • Anonymous
      August 11, 2009 at 10:40 pm

      you are awsome. good for you!!!

    • Anonymous
      August 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm

      WOOOO HOOOO.. You have given soo many people Hope..congratulations

    • Anonymous
      August 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

      I remember when you started this journey into school-way to go! I know that it must have taken a lot of courage and drive and you did it. Good luck on the next step and let us know how it all goes. Jeff

    • Anonymous
      August 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm

      It did take a lot of hard work and drive. No TV except my soap opera that I would record. There were times that I would be in class and start crying and the teachers would excuse me. One class we were on the nervous system and I was the only one in the class that knew what the myelin sheeth was and I was remembering how my husband suffered with CIDP. I was crying so much the teacher excused me to go the bathroom. I came back to class and she said it is ok to cry this was in February. He had only been gone for 3 months. Another class we were discussing medical abbreviations and DNR was brought up do not rescusitate. I was remembering the morning my husband passed and the Dr. came in the room and told me he had a DNR order. I had to get excused from that class also. One of the students came in the bathroom and checked on me and I told her she prayed with me and it made me feel better. The other time was my birthday . May 4th. My husband always made me feel special on my birthday I was depressed all day. I made a 76 on test and I could not understand why. The teacher even asked my what I happened, I told her I was depressed. My grade went down from a 99 to a 91. I did extra credit and finished with a 98 in her class. Strange coincidence I will be starting my extern site tommorrow and that would have been my husbands 54th birthday. I will let everyone know how my first day goes.

    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

      I am so proud of you !!!! And, being in the medical field, helping those that are sick…is something I’m sure your husband would be proud of, too.
      You must see that you really are a very strong woman…and even the strongest will cry. And, yes, it is OK to cry.

      …I know how hard it must have been for you to concentrate…but look…you did it and you did it at the TOP of your class !

      Congrats and I’m sure you’ll do fantastic at your extern, too !!!!


    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2009 at 8:32 pm

      My extern site is a pediatrician office. We saw lots of precious babies from all different races. I do not know why but it was rewarding seeing all those little angels. Today I just observed. I will probably not do the hands on until next week. My husband loved little babies. I think he would find it rewarding that I am training with a pediatrician. I will only be there for a month. They are hiring another pediatrician in October so hopefully I can make this a permanent job. It is very close to my house only 1.5 miles. Thank you all so much for giving me the confidence I needed to go back to school.

    • Anonymous
      August 16, 2009 at 12:08 am

      [SIZE=3][COLOR=red]GREAT JOB SANDY!!!!!!! You Are AWESOME!!!!!!! Your Angel is Your Right Hand Man!!! You know He is Smiling So Proudly!!:) Big Hugs!!![/COLOR][/SIZE]

    • Anonymous
      August 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm

      I know there were times when you didn’t think you could do it, but I KNEW you COULD and truly hoped you would!
      One PT place I was at, I encountered an intern/extern [?] and she did her final paper on me! [?] As it was not like anything she’d ever encountered before.
      Gee whiz lady! You could be a CIDP specialist! When are you coming to my town????? Need I say more?
      Go get ’em good person!

    • Anonymous
      August 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm

      I could be a CIDP expert. I had to do a powerpoint at school and that is what I did it on. I used to be on the computer at night researching after my husband went to bed. In my opinion the health care industry does not know enough about this illness to recognize it. When they do discover it like they did in my husbands case they have had it for a while and treatment is of the essence. I really think his turn into Lou Ghergigs and he did not tell me because he never let me go to the room with him at the neurologist office.