Thanks Betorq! I have been lurking, just didnt feel like posting.
Hi Pedidoc! I started a WHNP program in Fall of 2010 at UTHSC but 2 months in...UTHSC eliminated WHNP, PNP, GeriNP and Psych NP. I was pissed that they accepted me and took my money and then eliminated my program. They told me that if I took 10 grad hours in the Spring 2011 semester, I could stay WHNP, but i was the sole income earner and already pretty stretched going part time. I felt like if they accepted me as a part time WHNP student, then they should allow me to continue as a part time WHNP student and graduate. I was moved into FNP and I did that for the Spring 2011 semester. That spring, my grandfather died at 91 and it just took the heart out of me. FNP wasnt what I wanted and I found it was all I could do to force myself to study, I was burned out from working nights and the low morale of the unit I was working OB/Women's Health on...so I switched to Nursing Education at TWU since it is all online and on a whim, applied for Cy-Fair ISD since I had done some school nursing previously. Now, I like my job, I dont have an addict husband and am much happier...but school hours make it impossible to work on an NP now, and the only WHNP program in Texas in Dallas at TWU. I need to stay here b/c Cy-Fair ISD has a cheap daycare for employees and honestly without that decrease in child care costs, I couldnt afford to be a single mom. So for at least 3 years, Im doing the online Nursing Education MSN and working as a school nurse. I hope to move back to Dallas after that and work on WHNP as a post masters. and teach.
My weight seems stuck at 174-176 and has been for months, before and after I started primal. I am frustrated, but at the same time, I think primal makes the most nutritional sense and all I can do is make sure I am eating the biggest variety of healthy food...and work towards health and hope the weight works itself out as my body begins to recover. I swear...nurses are some of the unhealthiest people I know. :P
It's just another day in paradise
As you stumble to your bed
You'd give anything to silence
Those voices ringing in your head
You thought you could find happiness
Just over that green hill
You thought you would be satisfied
But you never will-
Learn to be still