It’s been 6 months….. and I am a mommy!

by Isabella on June 8, 2012

Hello again everyone.  I haven’t posted in a long long time, life has been busy for this Izzy :)  A lot of things have happened since I wrote here last.  We purchased our first home when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant, managed to renovate it and relocate exactly a week before I went into labor.  Our little pride and joy, little boy Eitan arrived on 2/17/2012, and weighed a whopping 7lb 8 oz! :)  He is now an adorable, smiley and interactive 16 week old who has rule over our house.

Luckily, I got to go on maternity leave 6 weeks before my due date, as my job as a family practice Physician Assistant got  too difficult to do with a big heavy belly.  I have been on maternity since January and am set to return to work in August.  I am cherishing every moment I get to spend with my munchkin…and boy does time fly by fast!

As if the daily adventure of being a mommy is not exciting enough….today I have come to grips with the fact that I have to start studying for my PANRE (Physician Assistant Recertification Exam) as I do have to take them before the end of the year in order to keep my license as a Physician Assistant.  Unfortunately, all my books got destroyed in the wet basement of our old apartment…they got all moldy and wet…and 100′s if not 1000′s of dollars went down the drain :(

So as it stands, I had to start looking for study aids from scratch.  That is not a fun task, as I have been out of the “studying” business for quite a while…6 years to be exact. I started perusing the pages of Amazon, looking for a useful book to study with.  Unfortunately I cannot get my favorite book – Appleton & Lange Outline Review, because it’s from 2002 and likely outdated and because I’ve studied with it before…all the other books seem to have not so positive reviews, and I don’t feel like shelling out the mulah for books with errors.

I’ve come up with my own handy dandy solution….as there are no study guides that would seem to work for me (since I am THAT picky ;) ), I will write my own :)  Since I have a slight photographic memory, reading information, and creating my own version of a study guide, will help me study, and perhaps come of use to someone else as well who may or may not stumble across this adventurous undertaking of mine.

My first post will be today, and I will try to post a new topic every day, with review of the condition, differential diagnoses, treatment, and perhaps a case study.


And now…on a lighter note…here is my silly little boy…held lovingly by hubby (my big silly boy)  :)  Aren’t they adorable?!


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