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About Me:

Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Since we last spoke, I got a job!

I am now a pharmacy technician at Marsh. Hooray having a viable income! I’ve worked two short shifts this week and, so far, it’s actually been fun. The pharmacist and the other tech like to prank each other, and then we talked about Wedding Sundays on WeTV (I am the only female in the pharmacy).

Oh, we filled some scripts too.

I guess my biggest beef so far is that they wrap packaging tape around the vial labels. I am really bad at getting tape to rip off of the dispenser, and I am also bummed that all of my nail polish is going to get ripped off.

I’m just glad to have a job where I can get some hours in but not feel too overwhelmed by showing up all the time. Marsh pharmacy closes at 7 PM so I’m not stuck there late on weeknights. :)

Aaanyway. I better find something good to spend my new coin on. Saving is for squares.

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

Check your blood sugar. Check it often.

Last week, if you saw anyone from the P2 class, you were probably wondering why we were all wearing bandaids on our fingers.

The answer? The Diabetes Patient Assignment!!

For 5 days, we all had to live the life of a diabetic. We checked our blood sugar 4 times a day (ow), maintained a strict regimen of diet and exercise, and we also blogged about it (so much blogging!). Anyway I made a video about my adventures in diabetes. I spent two hours editing it. I should be ashamed to say that, but I did.

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So what does it all mean?

Yesterday at work (yes, work–more on this later), a customer approached asking about blood glucose meters. I jumped on it. I told him that I had just done an assignment where I had to use blood glucose meters, and that it really wasn’t that bad. He was really concerned that it was going to hurt and that he would have to deal with needles all the time, but I assured him that I’m just as much of a wuss about those things and I thought it was totally fine!

Luckily the customer was very intent on monitoring his blood glucose in order to solve his metabolism problems, so he bought the meter and seemed really happy that I had some insight for him. Yaaaay applicable school assignments!