Friday, December 19, 2008


So my work Christmas party was yesterday (more about that later, hopefully with video haha) and I wasn't able to go to my last class of Medical Terminology to take my final. I had talked to my teacher ahead of time and she was going to let me take it early. Well, after I took it, the testing center "couldn't find it" and "had no record" of me showing up to take it.

*shakes fist at student interns*

She wanted to believe me but there was no proof of me being there. So the only thing I could do was actually show up for class and take it. The final is a full letter grade, and I have an A for the semester. A B isn't bad, but knowing that I could have an A is better.

So, having carpooled to the Christmas party, I begged my ride to drive me to school halfway through the party. She had to study for class anyway so she agreed.

I show up to class feeling ready... I had taken this test once before. 30 multiple choice, and 20 definitions, like the teacher had told us coming up to it. Well she shows up and passes out a packet. I look down....

there was a thick "thud" when she dropped it in front of us all. This was a different test. 80 multiple choice questions and only 10-15 definitions. I've gotten all 100% minus two 97% quizzes this semester in this class... but I definately got less than that on this final. Seeing a different test than what I was expecting -- than anyone in the class was expecting -- threw my groove off. I couldn't remember words that I knew I knew.

I look at the first question. The VERY FIRST QUESTION on the test. *sigh* this is so embarrassing.

1. "Spondylarthritis" means (I'm thinking here, I know "-itis" is inflammation of, and "arthr/o" is joint... the multiple choice can give me clues to the first word... I know it... can't think of it right now) inflammation of (crap there goes one) the joints in (uh-oh...) what?

a. fingers
b. vertabrae
c. kneecap
d. toes

... I circle toes first... cuz I know the bones in the fingers are carpels... didnt know the rest... and then I'm thinking 'that can't be it... this is the freaking first one on the test too... first one she'll see... this sets the record for the rest of the test... ugh' So I cross it out and circle vertabrae. Pulled it out of thin air. I had no idea. Some of the other questions on the test I just completely guessed at.

Well, I come home and tell my mom how horrible I feel about this test... I tell her this first question. She's like "well spond sounds like spine" and it smacks me in the head. DUH!!! That's how I remembered it in the other quizzes!!! Ugh. Simple things that I forget because I just wasnt ready for the book that was put infront of me and I freaked myself out.

BUT IT'S OVER!!!! FINALLY!!!! WOOHOO!!!! *happy dance*

The semester is OVER!


  1. Yay for you! Now you can relax and have fun for a few weeks!!

  2. yea ugh.. that happens to mee too! it sucks.. but hey good job anyway =) i love you