It’s been a while since I posted, and for that, I apologize. Life happens.
I will likely be going to nursing school this fall. I have a 4.0 GPA in my prereq classes (Chemistry, A&P, etc.), rocked my TEAS exam, and didn’t act like a bumbling fool in the interview, so I’m waiting to hear for sure if they’re letting me in. (They probably will.) Moohoohahaha.
I mentioned this success to a young doctor the other day who smiled at me, tilted her head to one side, and said (more than a little condescendingly), “That’s great. See? It’s never too late.”
Okay. First of all, seriously? I mean, granted, I forget sometimes that I’m not 18 years old anymore. But it’s not like I’m a 90-year old great-grandmother going after my GED. Sheesh! Secondly, being a doctor you should appreciate how difficult it is to pursue any kind of medical degree; try doing that and working to support yourself at the same time AND maintain a 4.0 average. Yeah. So there.
Wow. Tough room.
So there’s that.
More importantly, I wanted to let readers know that I will be attending a get-together with people on the front lines of the loperamide issue very soon.
Do you have questions or concerns that you want me to carry forth?
Everyone who writes to me increases our knowledge of the scope of this problem and how to better approach it. So your input is important to me. Your letters inform and sometimes break my heart. I’m so appreciative for all you have written.
I know a few people have raised legitimate concerns regarding the present OTC status of loperamide and the potential impact if that changes. I promise to take all that into consideration and bring your thoughts to the table with me.
What do you want people to know? How has loperamide addiction has affected your life?
Comment below and let me know. Thanks!
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” — Abraham Lincoln