In one month from today I will be celebrating the completion of my second Bachelor’s degree with my family and friends. Because our class is graduating in December, we have a Valedictory Breakfast/Pinning ceremony in lieu of a graduation ceremony. We have the option to return in May 2011 to walk in both the nursing graduation and the NYU graduation at Yankee Stadium, both of which I plan on attending.
Three semesters down, one to go.
I started back to school yesterday. I wasn’t happy that my vacation had come to an end, but I am ready to get it over with and get my degree. This semester is supposedly easier than the others. It’s comprised of 3 core classes with two electives. We had the option of getting the electives waived with courses taken in a prior degree, but I figured I should get the most out of my time at NYU and take two more classes. Hopefully I won’t regret that decision later. I’m taking Critical Care Nursing and Spanish for Health Care Providers as my electives.
Finished up my third semester at NYU two weeks ago. I thought it would be easier, since I only had two classes to deal with, but pediatrics was super difficult.
Fall, my final semester, will be a full load of five courses. At least I have a few more weeks of vacation to enjoy.
Had my last final of the Spring semester yesterday. I’m thrilled to be finished, this semester was a real killer. Summer will be nice, I only have 2 classes, which means I’ll have lecture two days a week, and will be working in the hospital 2 days a week. Two semesters down, two to go.
Believe it or not, not a lot has happened since I last posted. I finished my first semester of going back to school in late December, and had the next four weeks off to relax. Since NYU knew the VA was going to pay for my spring semester, I didn’t need to make any kind of deposit, which was a big relief. I started back two weeks ago. It was difficult to get back into reading/studying in all of my spare time, but this semester is much more in depth than last, and I’m really enjoying it.
The leg has been hurting more this past week or two, but it’s probably just from using it again. I’m planning on getting a referral to the Hospital for Special Surgery, where I will hopefully have my hip replaced in January 2011, right after I graduate. It should be a shorter recovery this time.
Even though I know it will be difficult to come to terms with replacement surgery every 10-15 years, I can’t deal with this pain, arthritis, and severely limited range of motion for too much longer.