So its been quite a while since I've posted anything. I still don't have the cord to plug in my camera to the computer to upload any pictures so I'll just review. So since Feb, I took my national board and passed! I also took the WREB which is the clinical part where you have to clean a actual patient and I got a 99%! Finding the patient was so stressful, I had a guy named Candy (Candelario) but I didn't have a good feeling about him so last minute I called a friend who had taken the test the day before and asked if her guy could come in again to get another part of his mouth clean and then Candy could be a back up for someone else. The next day my blood pressure was through the roof, my friends patient came in for me (he looked EXACTLY like my uncle albert but with no hair it was so weird to hear him talk and not hear my uncle alberts voice) and Candy never showed so I would have been up the creek if I hadn't called this other guy. It went well and then we had graduation. Mom and dad were able to come to my banquet and visit san antonio a bit while Phil studied for finals. After Phil got straight A's again we made our way back to AZ. I took an anesthesia course that was 5 days and for 4 days straight I got and gave 8 different injections spots. it sucked. Then for that WREB Phil was my patient (what a guy I know) he only got 2 shots though and I passed. So while I was waiting for my license to come in for AZ and TX I worked at my dads office while Phil studied for the DAT. All his studying paid off bc he got a 19 (for those who don't know, thats good!) Also while we were in AZ, Phil, my dad and I started doing INSANITY. its a work out video that kicks your butt everyday.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
When school started back up for Phil he drove one car and then my dad and I drove the truck. We drove the 18 hour trip in 2 days and it was hilarious bc the first night we wanted to go to Fort Stockton which for us was like another 1 1/2 away from where we were and it was like 2 am and we were so tired. So we pulled over and got a monster energy drink. Note to all Smiths...energy drinks and any other meds/ supplements work very very well on us. We get to Fort Stockton after laughing and telling stories and get to this best western. My body was beat but that stupid drink was still in my system so my eyes were wide open. Turns out we both never got to sleep, one, because the A/C would sound like a jet engine starting up everytime it came on and, two, because our brains wouldn't shut off. 6am rolls around and we just decide to keep driving bc sleeping wasn't going to help. Never again am I going to drink that. So after unpacking everything we drive dad to the airport and I start looking for a job. Right off the bat I was lucky enough to get a Mon-Fri 8-5 job. What was even luckier was that the dentist had a good friend on the admissions committee at San Antonio Dental school. Needless to say Phil got in and now we are just waiting for July to make another move.
Corpus Christi has been fun though, we've made lots of good friends, phil plays basketball with the boys every wednesday night and we always have something to do on the weekends. Its going to be sad to have to move again and make new friends all over again but its worth it. Since I have a job now and a steady income for a bit, we are planning a cruise trip for next june and I am beyond excited considering we never went on a honeymoon!! if anyone wants to join us by all means we would love to have the company!!! For Thanksgiving we went to see Phils family in Tennessee for a weekend, it was so good seeing them since its been 3 years! Phil got to play a lot of catch and we went on walks to see the pretty leaves changing. Hopefully it won't be another 3 years until we see them again. Now that I'm up to date again, Phil just finished another semester and got straight A's again, how did I get so lucky to marry such a smart guy! We are heading down to AZ for Christmas this Thursday for a week and a half and I am so excited to see the family! Its pretty depressing...you'd think this would be longer for not writing for a whole year...sorry guys we are kinda boring over here. its going to be pretty funny when I finally post all these old pictures though.
Posted by Phil and Lauren at 7:41 AM