Personal Essay

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Ever since I started studying, I have felt an interest in my deepest mind to do things, know things, start things, learn things. The fact is that, my friends used to call me a nerd, due to the fact that I sat in the library the 4 years I was in college for long hours after class. They used to tell me that I am missing out, in the funs of college life and partying; but later in my work life, I realized that, the time I spent studying was worth the experience because it helped my professional and personal life. During the work days, during the times I helped save those lives in the emergency room I realized that it’s worth being called a nerd; for the fact that, I can contribute a small amount to society am living in and I am able to keep my head up high.
Looking into the other side of my life with respect to the standard of living, there is always a financial aspect to any person’s life. I am married now and I have got a bigger family to support and as inflation goes up, I too have to track my economical inflow. Hence, in order to keep up with my aspirations with respect to knowledge, I have decided to work while studying to become a nurse practitioner.
Why? Nurse Practitioner, after going through the medical cases over my small career as an RN over the past three years, I felt like there is much more I can do as a nurse. I can cite an example of a day in my work life. A patient was brought to ER with a medical condition and after doing the initial round of tests; the doctor came out with a diagnosis which I strongly felt in my mind that it was not in the right direction. I had voiced out my concerns but I couldn’t able to substantiate it, due to the lack of in-depth knowledge as well as lack of authority against the doctor. By the time they realized that I was right, it was too late and the patient went through an unnecessary surgery. When these types of cases happen to me, my urge for obtaining a higher degree has grown further. I personally believe that a good amount of human internal injuries has to do something with the history of the person, whether it is from present or past or hereditary. Hence, knowing about the patients background can make it lot more easily in diagnosis, treatment or prevention. My life is a perfect example of that. I currently was diagnosis with an unexpected medical condition. I have an ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction with severe hydronephrosis in my right kidney. My kidney function went down from 50% from birth to 15%. I recently got married this year and soon after, I was diagnosed. My life completely changed. This could have been detected when I first had a urinary tract infection with severe flank pain when I was in high school, no further test were performed after the urine test. Now I am at the borderline of losing my right kidney. By Gods grace the left kidney has been doing all the work. I have to make a decision: repair my kidney or just take it out. It will be my second...

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