Woooooooo. Here we go!
Just to answer the few requests I got for this:
I became an Ultrasound Technologist by applying for a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. They are offered at many different tech schools, and some at community colleges. They are an average of 2 years, and require a TON of work, studying and effort.
Most of the programs out there have massive waiting lists, so to increase your chances of getting accepted or bumped up the list, you can take your required or non-program courses while you wait. Anything you do to get yourself in and around the medical field makes you more attractive as an applicant: take a phlebotomy course, or become a Nurses’s assistant… even just volunteer at a hospital. If you can, find someone who will let you shadow them as an Ultrasound Tech. They want to know that you know what you’re getting yourself into, so you wont drop out after the first four weeks of classes.
If there are other questions, or I didn’t cover something, feel free to send me a private message so I don’t plaster it all over the page.
My broken finger still hurts very much, still very swollen… and it hyper-extends whenever I don’t have my brace on. I don’t know at what point I need to go back and see a doctor, but I’ll ask one of my physicians to take a look at it today.
For the record: not all of my posts are thoughtful and introspective. Very few of them do I actually go off on some sort of emotional and interesting tangent. Posts like the one that attracted many of you to subscribe to me are few and far between. In the future weeks and months, you can look forward to: stories about ultrasound, and the people that I meet daily; descriptions and excitement about my upcoming wedding (July 5th!); pictures from said wedding… and not a whole lot more! Also, yes, I DID read every comment that was left on my featured blog. Some of them were not worth reading… most of them were incredibly sweet, kind, touching, and well written. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
I started working out with a trainer on Friday. He kicked my butt left, right and center. I am excited about how I will look and feel at my wedding… and on my honeymoon. Here is where I wink.