Sep. 11th, 2009

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Well, it sure has been a week.  My first week at Delta earning my HUC (Health Unit Coordinator) certificate.  The whole process of getting ready for this was really kind of scary for me, but being there on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday was very exciting and made me feel like new doors were opening everywhere for me.  I loved it, honestly. 

We decided that Dan would take me to school each day, getting me there well before 8 a.m., so I could get an up front seat, and picking me up at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and 2 p.m., the other two days.  He needs the car to take Jen to work at her new job as a Kitchen Supervisor at an elderly home.  I kind of like being dropped off and picked up; it takes one stress away for me.  Dan probably doesn't like much to get up so early, but he is good about it.  He definitely contributes - does all the dishes every day, some of the cooking, etc.  For that I am grateful. 

My instructor is an actual HUC from Bay Med.  The class was once taught by an RN.  Sharon (my instructor) complained that the HUCs being turned out at Delta were more oriented in the RN point of view and really didn't know how to do the job when they got to Bay Med.  So she was asked to teach the class, and accepted.  She has been a HUC for more than 20 years.  She is a Type A personality and a force to be reckoned with.  I liked her immediately.   Some people do not so much. 

I think the first day was overwhelming for a lot of people.  I was fascinated just listening to Sharon and taking notes, and did not let my mind wander.  I caught it trying to twice, but slapped it right away.  I liked just being on campus, having lunch outside by the courtyard - the kids don't go outside much - they stay inside with their WIFI and cafeteria.  I bring a homemade wrap and an apple and coke and go outside in the sun and walk around.  I have two friends who are sisters, Pat and Carol.  They are down to earth, about my age. 

There is this little bitch too.  Isn't that funny?  She is like early 20s, sat next to me yesterday.  I said something like "Whew, that was a lot of homework!  Took me 5 hours two days in a row to do those 5 Chapters and answer all those questions on paper!"  She was like "No, that was NOTHING.  I spent only 3 hours total on it.  Yeah, really?  She then said, "Well, I read really fast and comprehend everything I read".    Oooooh, aren't YOU special?  Later, she actually snickered at a question I asked of the instructor.   Her self-esteem is just running amok.   I hope she forgets to study for the next test. 

Anyway, I'm now getting into the swing of things.  Doing 5 chapters a week is not so bad when you know about it the Thursday before it is due, as opposed to knowing about it the Tuesday before that Thursday!  I can pace myself.  I'm doing okay on the med. terminology, just the As and Bs so far, but crap, there are a couple that are driving me nuts. 

Went to the eye doctor today and he says my eye is completely healed.  YAY!  Ordered new contacts since the only insurance I have is vision insurance.  Hey, it's always nice to see.   Just as I was getting ready to leave for Great Lakes Eye, I did what I usually do upon leaving the house, I reached for my book (which, btw, is Landscape with Fragmented Figures by Jeff Vande Zande) then I set it back down on the table, and reached instead for my flashcards.   This was difficult for me.  I think I have read about two paragraphs since I started Delta.  Sigh.  Crazy that the book I was reading as I started my class is written by a Delta instructor.  I guess fun reading is taking a back seat right now. 

I'm proud of my family.  Dan has been doing some cooking.  Andy had the day off from work AND school today, and took me to the eye doctor, vacuumed the whole house, vacuumed the pool, cooked dinner and helped me fold clothes, while I worked with Mark all day.  Things are okay; things are good.  I may not be backpacking next weekend - too much schoolwork, but I'm prepared for the next steps in my life. 

Oh, AND Andy and I watched the Glee episode on tonight!  Treat time!  Okay, back to the flash cards. 


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