Hey thanks for your reply Janice.
Agewise, I'm 31. I'm hoping that it won't be too hard. This past year and a half I had to make a huge career change due to my boss dying of cancer. I was an executive assistant and IT director for a company and I thought that I'd be doing that there the rest of my life and I kind of quit going to school. Then the company went out of business and I couldn't find a job making what I was making with no degree... so I've started over. My daughter was born 7 weeks premature 2 years ago and because of the experience we had with the nurses and everyone that helped in the newborn ICU I was really interested in health care.
Now I'm in school and gonna finish up my bachelors and then try and get accepted into PA school. School starts tomorrow, I let my professors know that I'm gonna miss the first day, probably the second, and then try to come to class on Wednesday. I don't want to start behind in class, specially chemistry. My doctor said school wouldn't be a problem, just that I would be tired and sore. And it's not an all day thing, it is only like 2 hours a day.
I have to eat a full liquid diet for the first two weeks, and then go with softs and stuff from there. Absolutely no soda for over a month
. Hehe, I had to go to the store this past week and get a little more soda than I normally have been drinking so I can drink all I can before I go without... Then I might as well stay off it, if I have to go a month without it.
I will have to ask about
lifting and weight limits tomorrow. My new position that I'm going to be getting is actually going to be as a nurses aid in the operating room. I think the most I would be doing is pushing patients in bed and transferring to recovery and whatnot. I know to ask for help and there are more than one aid to help out if it is a little hard.
I work now on the med surg floor and see a lot of patients after surgeries. My mind is just drawing a blank on the Nissen surgeries. I know I've had a patient before that had one but don't remember what it was like for him in the hospital. Do get a lot of Appendectomies, but that is something totally different and not as bad I think. I'm just getting worried about
it how it will be since it's just a day away.