Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I've been everywhere man...

I've been away for the last two weeks. I went from Adelaide to Hobart, then to Melbourne, Bendigo, back to Melbourne and back to Adelaide. During that time I decided that I hate Tiger Airways and will never fly with them again, I sang in 2 concerts, got notSwineFlu, spent several days in bed, went to the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Festival, did some shopping and generally relaxed.

Now that I'm back here in Adelaide I'm glad I have an extra week before going back to school next week. I have another year and a half to go at school though. At least I have placement to look forward to, and can now once again follow women through their pregnancies and births, right? Well, I don't know. It means going back into the hospital system, which I detest. It also means a lot of on call for no/little reward, and having to pimp myself out to people to pick them up.

Placement details:

Start Date: 14/09/2009
End Date: 20/09/2009
Area: Antepartum
Allocated Site: Lyell: Outpatients Department - Antenatal
** Cushy placement as it's during the day only, and the Lyell is a shortish drive from here, with the chance of parking.

Start Date: 21/09/2009
End Date: 4/10/2009
Area: Postpartum
Allocated Site: North Eastern Community: Maternity
** Cushy placement as it's close by as well, parking is available, and I've been there before! Plus they don't like having students on overnight, and I've been offered a position there. It's a private/community hospital with obstetrician-led care but eh, in the maternity ward it's mostly postnatal care anyway.

Start Date: 19/10/2009
End Date: 8/11/2009
Allocated Site: Lyell: BAUL (Birthing & Assessment Unit Low Risk)
** Potentially awesome placement because it is back at the Lyell, and the low risk birthing and assessment unit is the place for lots of births, which is what I need at the moment. The downside is though that I will be required to do nightshift.

I now have a long list of things to deal with before school starts though:
  • do tax return (yay! Am I the only person in the world who loves doing this?)
  • write to the House of Bun with new availability
  • unpack the last of the stuff from my trip
  • download photos
  • find and update my portfolio
  • organise an Easterfest meeting
  • harrass gym
  • start a blanket


Ness said...

I have SO MUCH envy about you attending the Bendigo Wool Festival, but I suspect my wallet is extremely thankful I didn't get there! I hope you loved it and got some lovely pretty things :-)

Emma Someone said...

Heh the only thing I bought was $110 for an interchangeable needle set, and a few $10s on some yarn for gifts. I didn't actually go crazy but that was because I had other things on my mind ;).