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Inside Bull Feeney’s, Portland, Maine by D2Gallery on Flickr.
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03/31/13

tomorrow is the day, and i’m really sick! i don’t know what to do. :(

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03/19/13

My life is about to change. I only have 12 days left of comfort. It’s time for me to face new challenges and gain some interesting experiences. However, I’m a little bit anxious and scared. What if i commit a mistake? What if that mistake can ruin someone’s life? or even worst what if it ended his/her life? I can’t stop asking myself these questions. I don’t know if I have the confidence to push through this next chapter of my life. I want to move forward, but my feet are glued to the ground. 

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03/18/13

I’m suppose to go visit my grandma’s house, see my relatives, and celebrate with them my cousin’s high school graduation. Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out well. The celebration was move to Friday which means our plan was cancelled. I don’t plan on going home early today, so I ended up in an internet shop, which I regretted. Not only I have to experienced a very slow internet connection, but the shop was full of annoying, noisy, guys talking about some games. They were talking very loud like they owned the place. I can’t wait to leave the place, but I have to stay for another hour because it would be a waist of money if I don’t finished the remaining 1 hour. Since the connection is too slow, I lost interest on the internet and decided to play “Angry Birds” and “Feeding Frenzy” to kill time. I still have 10 minutes left, but I can’t wait to get out of there, so I decided to leave. Then, before going home, I bought some fried chicken skin at a vendor and ate 4 sticks to cheer myself up.

Although, my day wasn’t good, at least I got what I want, and that is the “Chicken Skin”. I know it’s not healthy, but I still like it. <3 

These things reminded me of my favorite client during my psychiatric rotation as a student nurse. He is diagnosed with undifferentiated schizophrenia.

At first, I was having a hard time dealing with him because he talks slowly to the point I can’t hear what his saying, and most of the time he would have hallucinations during our conversations. I almost cry during my first day because I feel so hopeless. However, I didn’t gave up and did everything I could to be a good therapeutic nurse (student nurse). I gave him this set of colors (left side photo) to write something in that Christmas card (right side photo) for me. The only thing he wrote was “101”, and I don’t know if those numbers are significant to him or just random numbers. I tried asking him, but he didn’t answered me. I was little bit disappointed, but still happy because he participated. I even showed him how to make an origami, although he just stared at me.  

Our last 3 days of rotation was the most amazing, unexpected, and memorable days of my nursing career.

FIRST DAY: I asked him what he ate during lunch, and he answered me in an audible voice. I really feel like jumping during that time because I can’t believe it would ever happen.

SECOND DAY: We were practicing their presentations for the coming Culmination Day. He was assigned on the singing team. We sang together, and I can clearly hear his voice while he was singing. It was the first time that I sing with someone, feeling so emotional (although it was just a practice). Since then, everytime I hear the song “JOURNEY BY LEA SALONGA”, it always reminded me of the times we shared and I started to feel like crying.

THIRD/FINAL DAY: During culmination, I saw his invitation card full of folded marks. It was then I realize that he was trying to make an ORIGAMI. I can’t even imagine that I somehow affect his life. It may not be that great, but the thought of it overwhelms me so much.

My 3 weeks Psychiatric Rotation was definitely one of the most UNFORGETTABLE experience in my entire life and I would NEVER trade it for anything.

This photo is very memorable to me. I was still on my 1st year college life when it was taken. I was staying at my cousins house during summer vacation. We visited my aunt&#8217;s relatives, the place where this photo was taken. 
I remembered my uncle called for me and showed me a chicken&#8217;s egg that was already half-cracked. He told me that I should open the egg so the chick can survive. I told him I can&#8217;t do it, but he insisted that I should do it because I&#8217;m a nurse (student nurse). Then, I told him that nurses save people&#8217;s lives, not that one because it&#8217;s the work of the veterinarians. The truth is, the only reason I can&#8217;t do it because I&#8217;m scared that I might hurt the chick and worst is I might kill the chick in the process. However, they still managed to convince me. I started to peel the eggshell slowly, trying my best to be very careful as I can be so I might not damage anything. After a few minutes, I managed to remove the chick from his/her shell. I feel so proud of myself and very happy. It may not be a Human&#8217;s life, but I realize how fulfilling it is to do something that can change or even save a life, be it a human or an animal.
Everytime I see this photo, it reminded me of my purpose in life, and why I choose this kind of profession [Nurse]. I may not always save a life, but having the chance to touch someone&#8217;s life is a very amazing experience.

This photo is very memorable to me. I was still on my 1st year college life when it was taken. I was staying at my cousins house during summer vacation. We visited my aunt’s relatives, the place where this photo was taken. 

I remembered my uncle called for me and showed me a chicken’s egg that was already half-cracked. He told me that I should open the egg so the chick can survive. I told him I can’t do it, but he insisted that I should do it because I’m a nurse (student nurse). Then, I told him that nurses save people’s lives, not that one because it’s the work of the veterinarians. The truth is, the only reason I can’t do it because I’m scared that I might hurt the chick and worst is I might kill the chick in the process. However, they still managed to convince me. I started to peel the eggshell slowly, trying my best to be very careful as I can be so I might not damage anything. After a few minutes, I managed to remove the chick from his/her shell. I feel so proud of myself and very happy. It may not be a Human’s life, but I realize how fulfilling it is to do something that can change or even save a life, be it a human or an animal.

Everytime I see this photo, it reminded me of my purpose in life, and why I choose this kind of profession [Nurse]. I may not always save a life, but having the chance to touch someone’s life is a very amazing experience.