geo~If mommajb can't look it up in Hale's, lmk. I'm sure it's in my drug book.
nic~CRP= c-reactive protein. It's an inflammatory mediator, so increased levels indicate inflammation. It's pretty non-specific, but definitely means that there's inflammation somewhere.
Ladies, I am bummed and irritated. I got my clinical placement for Med-Surg II, and get this...it's on SUNDAY.
Now, most of the time, this really wouldn't bother me that much, but this placement, during this specific block means that I am going to miss: a) my good friend's wedding in Paris b) my marathon and c) Mother's Day.
I had actually been kind of resigned to missing the wedding, but I think I jinxed myself last night by looking at flights and realizing that even if I had a Monday assignment, I could still get back to Denver by late afternoon on Sunday to get my patient assignment and be ready for clinical. Not even considering the possibility of Sunday. Sigh. And they don't give a crap. I emailed the instructor, just in case since if I *didn't* ask if there was a possibility for a make-up and found out later, I would kick myself. And of course, I got shot down brutally just for asking if it was a possibility to do a make-up shift. Grr. And of course, no transfers/refunds on the marathon, so I guess I bought myself a very expensive tech shirt for a race I won't be running. Sigh. Oh, and did I mention that the way they have it arranged means that our last shift falls two days AFTER our final? I'm not even sure how they can do that, given that our pharm instructor had to give us a take-home final, since we were having class on Saturday and he wasn't allowed to hold the final after the official end of the semester. Anyway, enough whining, let it suffice to say that I am NOT a happy camper right now.
rr~Track this morning. 4 x 800 with 200 recoveries. Let me just say that these were NOT fast.
What the heck am I training for now? Too early to start real tri training, but don't want to give up what little distance I've built up to this point. Thank goodness I had only gotten up to a 12 mile long run, or I would really be pissed at the wasted training.