Holy Hiatus, Batman! 1 year, 2 months and 2 days. That's how long it's been since my last post. Wow. Sorry to leave you all hanging.
I'm still working at the hospital here in Flagstaff and couldn't feel farther from being a student. Although this started as a student blog, I feel as though I have fully bloomed into a full on Radiologic Technologist and it feels good to have my student days behind me......at least for now.
I'm still working the weekend shift, which keeps me busy. The hardest part about my job at this point, is time management. There is a lot to do, little time to do it in and few people to help you accomplish it. But this forces you to rely more on your self and find ways to make the most of your time and skills. This I like, even though it can get stressful at times. My coworkers on the weekends are great. We are a pretty tight knit group and I feel I can really rely on them, as I hope they feel they can rely on me.
I think the part of my job I enjoy the most is doing just regular old x-rays. For the most part, I love to interact with my patients and use my "people skills" to make them feel comfortable and encouraged. You have the opportunity to meet some interesting and "interesting" people, if you catch my drift.
Anyway, I hope to update this thing more frequently than I have been. I hope you still come back from time to time to check it out. Good luck to all of those x-ray tech students out there. Although it seems like forever, your schooling will be over fast and you will be a bona fide Radiologic Technologist before you know it. Hang in there!