I sat at the kitchen counter, staring at the green cabinets and bowls of fruit. I wanted to play in tonight’s soccer game, but my mind was still foggy from the drugs I received in the hospital the day before. I didn’t want my teammates to see me like this. My hair was matted from where my head rubbed against the blue hospital pillow, and a wrinkled piece of clear tape secured a nasal feeding tube onto my cheek. I hated what the tube meant: that I was inadequate and that I couldn’t drink by myself. I was someone who insisted on doing everything on my own, and the thin, flexible tube was a physical reminder that I could not. My mom and dad lauded my bravery, but I dismissed them. I didn’t believe bravery was dictated by necessity.
What do i want to be when i grow up ? Well many people my age wouldn’t even think about the future but i have always had one thing that i was most intrigued of and that is anesthesia.There is only one job that involves with anesthesia and that is an anesthesiologist.I discovered this my over hearing my cousin say her friend was studying to be an anesthesiologist. Then i decided to look up more facts and and a basic idea of what it was all about and i was fascinated and ever since that i knew when i grow up i want to be an anesthesiologist.
Daniel and I knew from the moment we met we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. You could say it was love at first sight. As unbeleivable as it may be we knew when we met we wanted to have a family together ASAP! Through "trying" naturally Dan and I were unsuccessfull in the first 6 months, at this point we figured rather be safe than sorry and reached out to a reproductive endrocrologist for assistance. Since then in 2011 it has been 5 years of unsuccesfully trying for a child. Without getting into the details we have done 12 medicated procdures totalling thousdands of dollars over the years with no success. Our most recent try was this past month (November 2015) which also was unsuccessfull.
Ten years from now I see myself trying to buy a house. First the things I would do would be going to college and finding a job. I think it would be a little difficult but not as bad. Finding a job would be one of the most Important ones because you are always going to need money. Some of the decisions I would make would be living in town for a while till I for sure know where I'm going and what my job is going to be like. I would have to start saving once I get job for the important stuff and not going into debt. Going to debt right now would be a little bad, especially if you don't have a good job and aren't getting paid well. Also ten years from now I would be doing everything by myself. I am not going to be
As I exit the locker room, I strap on my black cleats and tighten my gloves. I grab my silver helmet with the lightning bolt logo, touch the sign that says “Play Like A Champion Today,” and walk into the tunnel. Finally, we hear our team’s name, and we run onto the field ready to defeat the fear of losing embedded in our minds. The opportunity arose, and whether we seized it or not, this would be my last game. We took away from that day more than just a win, or a loss. As somber as I was to let this moment go, I knew I had not let my team down. There was no anguish, no agony. These lessons from football have carried over in my journey to become a physician. I knew I wanted a career in healthcare, and football has better prepared me for that.
Though I have another year and a half before I complete my schooling, it is always important to find out as much information about my future field of work. Knowing what is to be expected when going in for a job interview will not only be a bonus for myself, but allow me to feel confident when giving answers.
This past Thursday was the first OB clinical day and I was assigned the post partum unit. I was paired with Nurse Donna, who was full of information. Originally we had three couplets, with one baby in the nursrey. As the day went on and families were discharged, all our patients had gone home so we gained three other patients from two other nurses so they could go home for the day. I was able to give two moms their TDAP (tetanus, diptheria, and pertusis) vaccines and learned a new trick when it comes to giving intramuscular shots. Donna told me to have the patient hang her arm down by her side and wiggle her fingers. This not only had the patient concentrating on something other than the shot they were about to get, but it helped activate the
When I was younger I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field. I've gone through many different occupations that have interested me. After I shadowed I think I have found a job that I could really enjoy. Labor And Delivery Nurses are very hard working people, they work long hours and have to take care of not only the newborns, but the families too. I decided to choose this career because I love the idea of being able to take care of babies, and help the laboring moms. There’s just something about bringing a little life into the world that seems amazing.
“It's not the operation itself that is the concern it's the anesthesia. That’s a bigger risk than the operation.” (Gupta)My career would be in nursing specifically an anesthesiologist. Basically they give anesthetics to patients undergoing a procedure. Also they have to keep a close eye on the patient during the procedure to watch out for signs of distress or a bad reaction. I am a very caring person and get very concerned with the well being of others. So naturally I want to go into nursing to help others when they are at their worst. I found it is difficult to find a career and a school that will meet my needs but will keep me entertained. If you don’t enjoy something you won’t want to be there or do that career for the rest of your life.
The field of medicine has always peaked my interest as I have been and still am a very accident prone person in and out of the doctor's office and hospital. It began when I was two and broke my left radius and was always going to the doctor to get it checked or to physical therapy to have my muscle strength brought back. I have broken my left arm three other times since the age of two and have had many other health complications, but there was one health issue that was not my own that pushed me over the edge. My freshman year after golf practice, my mom picked me up and on the way home she started experiencing severe cramps. She pulled over and parked her car, and began telling me how much it hurt. A few seconds later her eyes rolled back into
At the beginning of my fall semester my calling was Speech Pathology, since I love helping other people in any way I can. In the book Callings in the Healers section I connect with the Oncology nurse. With my grandma passing away from liver cancer when I was seven years old it was very tragic time in my life. Ever since she has passed away I have always wanted to be able to help people during a difficult time in their life or helping them accomplish a milestone in their life to make them a better person. The oncology nurse found her calling by her grandma passing away from cancer, which is why she chose her profession that she is in. I chose my profession due to my grandma passing away, she was my role model and inspired me to help people.
I remember being awaken by the loud commotion going on from the living room, so I decided to go check. I went out calling for my parents, but to my surprise, I only saw my mom on the phone crying from the reflection of a mirror. I wondered where my dad was. I got closer towards the living room and stood by the wall. I witnessed my dad sitting down on the floor having trouble to breath complaining about chest pain while my mom stood next to him. I closed my eyes in fear. I then heard something calling me to open my eyes. It was a siren that got louder and louder each second. I stood up and saw red lights shining through the window. There was a knock at the door and my mom went to open the door. Two men and a woman came through the door in navy
The events occurring during the summer of 2012 opened my eyes to what would become my life’s ambition. I discovered first hand how moments matter and how fragile life can be. My destiny is in the medical field and I am a believer that things happen for a reason.
Having lived in three different countries in my childhood, it was a challenge for me to I wade through the unspoken rules of each culture. My Chinese heritage, reminded by my mother’s cooking, complements my penchant for Japanese snacks and trinkets. At the same time, I proudly represent Seattle where I grew up. My friends were often confused by my habits or certain beliefs and my family often did not comprehend what I was learning and struggling with at school. These obstacles were not solved overnight; I slowly learned to understand, taking the advice of many helpful teachers and mentors. I had to learn how to ask for help and advocate for myself. In my pursuit of medicine, I recognize healthcare transcends this cultural barrier, but the
Deciding on a career had been one of the longest, most difficult decisions I have ever had to make. All throughout high school the stress of picking a career weighed down on me greatly. College became such a sensitive subject for me that every time a member of my family tried to talk to me about what I wanted to do my eyes would immediately swell up with tears and I would lash out with irritation at the mention of the subject. But, after many years of avoiding my problem of choosing a career I finally think I have narrowed it down to a few possibilities. I am torn between a career that I want to obtain because of the money and a job that I truly believe I would love doing. On one hand I could become a Radiologist and make so much money that