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I spent 1/2 of the day studying. Going back to school at age 50 is harder than I thought it would be. I have forgot algebra, chemistry & biology. I love a challenge, but I almost pulled out some gray hairs today! Is anyone a math teacher on here?:noidea:
 

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You have my utmost admiration, Miss Breeze. I'd be lost . . . none of those science/math courses made sense to me even the first time around! But I bet it comes back to you . . . take care of yourself & get good rest too - the mental exertion is just as tiring as physical labor! ((((Breeze))))
 

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Have fun with it:croc: I went back at age 46 for a certificate in client server technology (programing) had a blast.
 

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I spent 1/2 of the day studying. Going back to school at age 50 is harder than I thought it would be. I have forgot algebra, chemistry & biology. I love a challenge, but I almost pulled out some gray hairs today! Is anyone a math teacher on here?:noidea:
Good for you for going back! What are you studying? I am going back in the summer to work on my Master's degree. I wish I could help but math is my nightmare. I wanted to jump off a cliff when I took math statistics :eek: *hugs* for your efforts though!

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You have my utmost admiration, Miss Breeze. I'd be lost . . . none of those science/math courses made sense to me even the first time around! But I bet it comes back to you . . . take care of yourself & get good rest too - the mental exertion is just as tiring as physical labor! ((((Breeze))))
I thought it would come back too. I had a study unit that was very technical and I can't imagine ever having to know some of this info to be a pharmacy tech. I had to figure out how long it would take a rat to die from a lethal dose of a toxic substance and how long it would take a rat to benefit from an effective dose of a non-toxic substance. Reference was made by experimental determination using 50 rats and 100 rats. You had to construct a graph plotting the dose of substances on the x-axis and the percent of dead rats on the y-axis. I think I read this section 25 times. Amazingly, I got a 95% on the test. I hope that there are not many more study units like this one....I was really struggling on the x & y axis graph! :):frusty:
 

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Good for you for going back! What are you studying? I am going back in the summer to work on my Master's degree. I wish I could help but math is my nightmare. I wanted to jump off a cliff when I took math statistics :eek: *hugs* for your efforts though!

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I am studying to be a Pharmacy Tech. I have always loved medical professions, but blood, guts & vomit are not my favorite things, so being a doctor or nurse was out of the question. I am already a certified medical claims examiner and I still have a yearning to be more involved in medicine. I hope to be able to get a job in a hospital or long term care facility pharmacy setting. I don't exactly have the personality to work with the public every day so I need to look elsewhere for opportunities. My brother-in-law went back to school to get his Master's and he was very glad that he passed. He needed the degree to be able to earn enough money to take care of my sister, she is high maintenance and loves jewelry!
 

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Hi Onaughmae, what are you working on to get your Master's Degree.

Breezeonby, you are in one of the toughest courses that exists, Pharmacy Tech.

My husband was unemployed and saw a sign that said to go to college and become a Pschyciatric Tech, only 3 semesters. My husband studied and studied. He found out that anything medical is the hardest thing in the world. He got his CNA license and was told that he could work as a Psych Tech Assistant. He filled out a form of where he wanted to work in the Developmental Center. He chose Sonoma.

Well, one superviseror was mad at another, and one decided to hire the worse student and then get rid of him. At the time, we did not know that. My husband was hired on a 6 month trial period. If he could pass that, he had a permanent job.

He did not have the brain knowledge for college but he cared for people. They tried everything they could to get him fired. He liked the clients and they liked him. He knew what to do. In 6 months, he had a permament job. He worked there for 10 years.

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Hi Onaughmae, what are you working on to get your Master's Degree.

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I am a nurse. What I would like to do later is teach nursing...either in a university setting or even in a hospital teaching patients or inservicing staff. It will take me forever to get there though since I only go part time. I keep on chipping away it though :)

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I have a BS degree in math and an MS in statistics (1963). I taught college level math for 34 years. Breeze, I always refused to do my student's homework for them until the next class meeting. Lol!

Look at your next homework assignment in a separate thread posted today.

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"Diabetes Math"....here in this same forum.
 

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I spent 1/2 of the day studying. Going back to school at age 50 is harder than I thought it would be. I have forgot algebra, chemistry & biology. I love a challenge, but I almost pulled out some gray hairs today! Is anyone a math teacher on here?:noidea:
Hello,
I am new to the forum. Your message caught my eye because I am also returning to school (at age 46). I am working on my PhD in Special Education. It has been challenging, and doubly so since I'm having trouble getting my blood sugar in target range, so I feel lousy. I have Diabetes Type 2 as a result of undergoing an aggressive round of chemo about 4 years ago for breast cancer. By the time I was cancer free, cancer was the only thing I didn't have as the treatment left me with a long list of chronic health conditions to cope with.
I'm afraid I can't help you with math - that's not my forte. I am currently struggling through an advanced statistics class. It's definitely not my idea of a good time!
I look forward to getting to know people on this forum and hopefully learning from all your expertise about coping with and managing diabetes.

Kelly
 

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I have a BS degree in math and an MS in statistics (1963). I taught college level math for 34 years. Breeze, I always refused to do my student's homework for them until the next class meeting. Lol!

Look at your next homework assignment in a separate thread posted today.

Richard
I know who to come to the next time I am pulling my hair out over a math problem!
 

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Welcome aboard, Kelly! Sounds like it's about time you caught a break! It's good to hear you're cancer-free, but oh my! What a trade-off.

Maybe we can help you with the sugars - we each seem to succeed with different methods, although there are a few similarities running through all the treatments. If you've been prowling our boards, you may have already found some threads of interest to you - if not, ask all the questions you want . . . surely someone here can figure it out, and if it's about statistics, be sure to address it to Richard! heheh. ;)

Thank you for joining us! I hope it's the beginning of a long strong friendship.

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Hello,
I am new to the forum. Your message caught my eye because I am also returning to school (at age 46). I am working on my PhD in Special Education. It has been challenging, and doubly so since I'm having trouble getting my blood sugar in target range, so I feel lousy. I have Diabetes Type 2 as a result of undergoing an aggressive round of chemo about 4 years ago for breast cancer. By the time I was cancer free, cancer was the only thing I didn't have as the treatment left me with a long list of chronic health conditions to cope with.
I'm afraid I can't help you with math - that's not my forte. I am currently struggling through an advanced statistics class. It's definitely not my idea of a good time!
I look forward to getting to know people on this forum and hopefully learning from all your expertise about coping with and managing diabetes.

Kelly
 

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Hi Kelly,

Welcome to our forum. With Richard's math problem, we can use statistics.

You can help and support us as well. We all help and support each other.

Ruth
 

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Since I'm new to the forum, I'm late to this thread. Just wanted to say that going to school "later" in life can be very satisfying. I went back to college part-time while working full-time at age 43 & graduated at 50. Glad I did it & have to say that I got so much more out of the classes than I did any classes I took in my 20's.

Don't get discouraged - you can do it! Good luck & keep us posted ...
 

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What did you go back for is I may ask? I am going back in the summer myself.
 

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Pam, my major was sociology (concentration in criminology) & my minor was political science. At the time, I worked for a law enforcement agency & by choosing that major, I was able to get partial tuition reimbursement. I don't work in that field now, but found that sociology is applicable to many areas.

I see you plan to get a masters in nursing. I have a friend with that degree & some very good experience. She is our local county coroner (similar to a medical examiner, but obviously not a doctor.)
 

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Pam, my major was sociology (concentration in criminology) & my minor was political science. At the time, I worked for a law enforcement agency & by choosing that major, I was able to get partial tuition reimbursement. I don't work in that field now, but found that sociology is applicable to many areas.

I see you plan to get a masters in nursing. I have a friend with that degree & some very good experience. She is our local county coroner (similar to a medical examiner, but obviously not a doctor.)
What a fascinating use of her degree. I didn't know it was possible to work as a coroner and not be an MD. I had considered branching into forensic nursing...but there are not many job opportunities for that here yet since its still a growing field. Sure would be interesting though :)
 

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The medical field is good to get into as it will be growing. They need more of anyone who goes into the medical field. General practioners are needed the most.

Ruth
 
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