Sunday, November 13, 2011

Horses Are Not a Good Idea

Wednesday evening after clinical a friend and I decided to go riding. We had been doing this for about a month regularly. We did it to relax and get away for awhile. We headed back to the barn because it was starting to get dark out. I seen the tail end of something white and furry and big running through the woods. Mistie seen it to, we gave our horses a tap so they would speed up and we could see what this animal was before it headed into the woods. Unfortunately our horses both got spooked. Mine took off a dead run, I was scared. Adrenaline was pumping through me. The next thing I know, I am on the ground and I am confused. I can't see anything for the life of me...I can hear a bunch of people talking and they were talking about me. Mistie rushed me to the ER that night, where the ER doctor said I had a concussion and my CT scan results were fine, she let me go home to be monitored every two hours. I slept fine throughout the night, that next morning every time I would stand up I would get this splitting headache and I would get really nauseated and dizzy. My sister in law made me go to a different ER. They repeated the head and neck CT and did a x-ray of my right hip bone due to pain. I waited in the room for what felt like forever with a C-Collar on waiting on the doctor to come back in and tell me the results. She came in, I was told I had a fractured C-2 Vertebrae in my neck. My world got really small at that point. I was scared, she told me they were shipping me out to a bigger hospital. Somewhere where they could deal with my neck, I needed an orthopedic doctor. Once I got to OU Medical Center in the city the doctor came in and did a neurological assessment on me. He was surprised I could feel fine and he teased me about it, he looked over my scans and decided no surgery was needed, but that I would be in a neck brace for roughly 6 weeks. He told me I was lucky 97% percent of people with a "Hangmans Fracture" either die instantly or are paralyzed. God wasn't through with husband comes in really really soon for RR. I am so ready. It's a bitter sweet moment to have my husband back, even for a short amount of time. I am so thankful to be alive today to tell the story, I am thankful I can walk and I am thankful I can go on to nursing school like a normal person with a neck brace. With a little bit of persistence I will be fine....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Crappy Blogger

I have been the worlds crappiest blogger this year. It has been hectic. I am in my third semester of nursing school as most of you know! We just finished up endocrine unit (which I made an A on the unit exam). We are now in orthopedics related stuff. So my husband comes home in XX amount of days! It is really soon, I am so excited and I am getting so anxious with each day that passes. On RR we plan on just laying around the house a lot and doing things day by day! We are so ready! After RR I will wrap up this semester then I will spend my Christmas break studying to take the LPN boards. I figured why not, my husband is deployed and I don't have much else to do with my time. I will graduate in May and then we are going on vacation to Hawaii and I plan to take the NCLEX-RN sometime in June. Then we will be moving pending on if I pass the first time or not. NCLEX terrifies me, it's what I have been practicing for and I still have a semester to get better! It is super scary thinking that I may be a real nurse one day, on my own, and taking care of my own patients all by myself! I am so ready to start the new chapter in my life. Well enough for now, I have to get off here and do 100 NCLEX questions. It's an assignment for school. We usually just do the questions on our own but this new teacher makes us do them as a grade. It's better than taking a quiz in class I guess. Night y'all!