Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

“Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.”

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm still here

Hey guys,
its been a minute now since i last wrote. Yeah, anesthesia school is keeping me pretty busy. I promised more pictures and they are coming. We just learned how to place spinals and epidurals and just barely started intubating. So, we're about to hit the practice lab soon on our own and the pictures will be arriving shortly.

Its been the same routine pretty much lately. Going to classes, hitting the books although I'll admit that i do more studying at home now. I guess after a while you just get so tired of the library. I've never really studied at home and the change of scenery has been very motivating. Plus i get to stay away from this doctor that always harasses me in the library. We are good friends but he always finds a way to offend me.

I was minding my own business when he comes along and starts talking about that he doesn't understand the reasoning behind the idea of nurses getting there DNPs. Blah blah blah.... that nurses want to be like doctors and that nurse anesthetist like myself are only taking jobs away from doctor and adult nurse practitioners are doing the same thing as well.

I swear, he just wouldn't stop talking and whatever i said to him just wasn't good enough. And then he goes on to say that nurses shouldn't to have DNPs because hospitals need a hierarchy and at the very top of that is the "doctor". Needless to say, our conversation ended there.

I find that very offensive.
What do you guys think?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Money saving ideas!!!!!!!!

Well, since CRNA school has practically engulf all the money that i have saved up, i had to come up with ideas on how to save some money (I'm always looking for bargains).

I recently discovered that most of the anesthesia books also come as international versions that they sell in India and for south Asian curriculum. I was pretty hesitant at first to get the international counterparts. But, i decided to take a chance and see what happened. End result, i have saved a lot of money.

The books have the same material as the American version and can be lighter because they are made from different material.

First example the Miller's anesthesia book. US version is $500 before taxes, international version i got for less then $250 including S&H straight from India(same material difference is that the international version is lighter and says international version on the cover).

Second book Stoeling's anesthesia and coexisting disease US version $150, international version $40(the book looks really different from the US version but as you read thru it, again same material). And so on.....get the picture.

I'm still looking for more money saving bargains here......help

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Congrats C.O!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got the best news ever a few days ago. My coworker from the ICU got into CRNA school.
Best news ever, i know your going to make a great CRNA one day C.O.

What's funny about our situation is that we didn't tell a lot of people at work that we were applying. When I was applying last year i basically didn't tell anyone except for C.O. I remember being so nervous and hounding my poor co worker when i was at work because i didn't have anyone to talk to about it. I know C.O probably found me incredibly annoying . Oh well!!!!

Congrats buddy and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!