Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Hi sparkfriends. Just got back from an entire week at an intense wound education class and taking the exam for wound care certification. I have been studying for about 4 weeks straight every spare minute. Bought textbooks, flashcards, ect.... boy can i obsess on things. It is just that I wanted to do everything that I could to pass this exam and get this certification. Now I am just waiting for the results. My boss paid a lot of money for me to go. I felt very good about how I did on the test so I feel very positive that I passed but in the back of my mind I think about how I will handle it if I don't pass. Sometimes I wonder what I got myself into.
Well, I have learned some very important things in the last few month with all that I have been going through.
1). When you agree to do things make sure it doesn't throw your life into imbalance. With all of the studying and new job roles I have been very noncompliant with my health plan. I was doing so much that I felt like I was going to start to have panic attacks again.
2) If you fall down just get right back up. Because what choice do you really have. I didn't do well on the first test for MDS. 77%, 80% was passing. And I worked on the test for hours. The problem was that studying MDS out of a book and actually doing it are two different thing. It is like really all about the piano and never practicing and then be expected to put on a concert. The most important piece I need to get through these MDS tests is to actually do MDS in the real world, but politics at work is making that very difficult.
Well I am happy to be back and I am going to try to get back into my healthy habits. Cheers, Keith