We can’t believe it’s July already – it crept up on me so much so I’m a day late posting this post!! I’m
You can take the girl out of bake-a-boo and try to make her a nurse…. but you can’t take the bake-a-boo out of the nurse!!
…..Yes I did get a candy coloured PINK stethoscope!!!
Now there were other reasons for this. Actually I didn’t consider a stethoscope to be on my list of things to buy as part of my nursing kit, but after getting sick on week one I thought it might be sensible to have my own stethoscope to save me the time of using alcohol wipes on the school ones each time, and I did want to get a pink one mainly so that it would be distinctively mine when we were in class. One of my classmates bought an expensive rose gold one – so it’s not just me!!
Once we got into skills sessions I again realised it was important for me to have my own stethoscope, as I realised I actually wasn’t picking up doing manual blood pressures that well and was getting really frustrated with myself, so I thought getting my own kit would be useful so I could practice at home and nail manual blood pressures in time for my assessments. So I bought a basic kit with a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, as it was only for practising I just went for a cheap option on amazon, turning my nose up at the expensive Littmann stethoscopes because I felt I just wouldn’t need it, plus I’m a student keeping the costs low. But as the old motto says – ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ – that kit didn’t help me with my practice – mainly because I wouldn’t actually hear anything through the cheap stethoscope! I felt it was a good investment for me in the end to buy a stethoscope that actually did the job, so I gave into the Littmann dream, in candy pink!
Isn’t she beautiful?
Wish me luck with my up and coming blood pressure assessment – together me and pinky hope to nail it!
Affectionately known as Boo to my friends, I opened bake-a-boo in 2006 and after 10 years of making cake dreams come true, hosting fabulous tea parties and releasing a cookbook I have now closed the doors of the tea room. Plagued with severe endometriosis and several food allergies I’m turning all the bad into something good and after being a great patient, I’m now training to hopefully become a ‘great’ nurse! Here I’m sharing my journey, and talking health, my inspirations and life after bake-a-boo…..and of course CAKE! You can take the girl out of the cake shop but you can’t take the cake shop out of the girl so find out here how I can still help you with cakes and treats and parties galore x