The deed is done, the PTA board exam is taken. Funny how there are some things that can just instantly make you sweaty and stinky under the arms. This is one of those things.
I can't even begin to guess how I did. I never really can guess what I made on a test. Maybe it's a mental trick of mine, a way of maintaining lowered expectations if I did not do well. The test itself was no harder or easier than any of the practice exams I have taken so at least there were no surprises
The real down side to not passing is that I lose my temp license
till I can take it again and pass. That will be bad since things are going well for me at the hospital. Funny how the exam can be harder than the actual job, with the job you get into the routine. You look at the care plan for the patient that the Physical Therapist has written and while it does not describe the exact interventions you will do it gives the goals for the patient and from there you make it happen.
Worst things worst to use a quote from the Great Bill Cooney
(I know you must have heard of him) "If money can fix your problems, you don't have problems." That means I can just sign up for a study seminar
, for a nice fee of course, and bone up.
So this evening finds me mentally tired. Funny how all this brain work can make you so tired. I been getting off from my job each day, which is very busy, feeling very refreshed. I get a 30 minute lunch break and that's about it. Rest of the time I am running all over the hospital only to stop now and then to type a patient note. One of the PTAs
that used to work with us once wore one of those walk meter things and logged 8 miles in a day I think it was. I pretty much have her beat now. But even with all that I get off and feel like fishing or TKD
or anything except for ths
old stinking under the arms brain tiredness I have now.
They gave me a note today that said several weeks to receive
results in the mail. I might know pas/fail by Monday by checking the board web site.
Thanks so much to all the folks who called and encouraged, who said they would pray for me, you have touched my heart.