My Onion Pi

If you can figure out the name, you'll know what it's about. Fortunately, I'm literate. I'm also funny on occasion. Just beware of the flying PMS.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

One for the Hamster


Well, I had my lab practicum Monday in "Horrible Hettie's" class.
The guy that I asked to be my "patient" was two minutes late. That was the longest two minutes of my life.
My stomach was just doing flips. I thought Hettie was going to say I couldn't take the exam.
Out of the nine possible test examination areas we drew the card for ENT (eyes, ears, nose, throat) so lucky for me my new "toys" (otoscope and opthalmascope) came in handy.
I guess it was worth all that practice on the kids. (Me: "Come here and let me look in your ears."
Ham Junior: "Mom!!" Me: "Just stand still for heavens sake...")

So, she posted the grades yesterday and....I got 100.
I kept staring at the grade and thinking something must be wrong. Like it was really a ten or a zero or something. But it really and truly was 100.

She had told the class a few weeks ago, that in the entire history of the class a few people had managed to get 100. She said it was possible, but that it was really rare.

I walked around most of the day in semi-shock. Every once in a while I would think, "I can't believe I got 100." I kept checking the grade to see if it was changed, but it's still there...and still 100.

I think about 1/3 of the class is going to end up failing this semester. (Last semester it was 25%)

She had such a funny look on her face when I left. I really didn't know what to think. It wasn't that I thought I did that well. I chattered like a Myna bird through the entire exam. I was so nervous being watched and taped on camera that It seemed I couldn't shut up. Well, I talk to my patients anyway...but I usually don't chatter like a Myna bird....

I called one of the other nurses I work with who is also in that class. She said she got an 83. For some reason I couldn't tell her I got 100. I told her that (and I quote) "I did OK. I passed."
Sigh. Sometimes it's really hard to do really well, because it seems like you can't tell anyone about it.

So there is still the written final left. In the meantime I'm allowing myself to decompress and NOT study for a few days.

Meanwhile Ditzy Dora's class is over. I scooped an A+ in her class, although the "official version" hasn't been posted yet, I calculated my total from the posted grades.

Yesterday was a good day.

I guess every once in a while I get one.

Hammy

3 Comments:

At Fri May 05, 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Badbeans said...

Congratulations on exam grade. Despite your misgivings about your performance, you obviously did the right things. And I am sure that you worked hard to earn your grade as well.

The use of understatement when talking about yourself is a sign of humility, something that is definitely lacking in our society today. Nonetheless you should be proud of your accomplishment.

Good luck in your future endeavors.

 
At Fri May 05, 11:22:00 AM, Blogger kimmyk said...

YAahhhoooo!!! Congrats on kickin' Horrible Hettie's ass!!!

I'm sure you wanted to plaster that exam to your chest and show the world....it's hard to be humble.....or so they say. Shit my ass would have that thing blow up and plastered on the side of my car.

Good job!

 
At Sun May 07, 12:57:00 AM, Blogger WDKY said...

It wasn't a good day. It was a f*cking brilliant day. And there was I thinking I couldn't hold you in any higher esteem than I did already ;-)

Congratulations, Hammy x

 

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