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Whiplash

Today, I was in a minor car accident. I have been in car accidents in the past, but this one was a little different. All I can think about is how much damage might have been done to my neck. I have heard from many students that studies show that a collision as slow as 5 mph can cause whiplash injury. This commonly leads sprain/strain injury, headaches and neck pain. I was going about 45 when I was hit this morning. Yikes. Often, the signs don’t show up until a day or two after the accident because of adrenaline. 

So far, I would say I am feeling well despite the accident, but maybe sometimes ignorance is bliss. I hope some care on Monday will get my spine back in shape. 

I waited about half an hour for the police to respond, so that gave me plenty of time to recommend Sherman College to the woman that collided with me. I am hopeful she will heed my advice and check out Sherman’s clinic. That is the reason you practice explaining chiropractic for an elevator speech. 

Ryan

Helping Daddy

I am sure you have heard me talk about my husband many times. How wonderful he is for allowing me to pursue my education or what a wonderful father he is. I would like to brag on him for his work on our house. Over the past week he took an underutilized space in our house and has turned it into a mud room.

Abigail and Roslyn had four walls to draw and color on as much as they would like before priming and painting. Abigail made a list of all the fruits and vegetables she wants to grow in a garden this summer. While Roslyn drew pictures of flowers she wants to grow. Roslyn told me she wants to grow purple petunias. I do not even know what petunias look like. I guess I will have to google them and hope they are a summer flower.

Then for the best part painting! The girls were so much help. I wonder how I can keep then this helpful into their teen years! Oh well, I guess we will just have to enjoy it while it lasts.

Melinda

Helping Daddy

Helping Daddy

Care package

My newest roommate Courtney is in 1st quarter and her Dad works for Hershey in PA. She just received her 1st care package just in time for mid-terms!!

With all the snow days teachers are scrambling to get through all the material. 1st quarter has an exam everyday this week, compare that to 6th quarter which has 3 in one day next week. I am not sure which I would prefer, but at least we are stocked up on sugar!!

Thanks again Daddy Brosious!!

Melinda

Care package

Virginia College, Sherman College Collaborate on Externship Program

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Aiming to help students in Virginia College’s Medical Assistant and Medical Office Administration Programs gain practical experience, Sherman College of Chiropractic has signed on as one of the Spartanburg branch’s exclusive externship partners.

Under the agreement, Virginia College students will complete an externship at Sherman College’s Chiropractic Health Center on its campus at 2020 Springfield Road near Boiling Springs. The Chiropractic Health Center provides approximately 20,000 visits each year to Upstate South Carolina residents. The facility serves as a teaching clinic for chiropractic students who are in their final stage of internship prior to graduation from the 3.5-year Doctor of Chiropractic Program.

Students in Virginia College’s medical programs are required to complete an externship in a physician's office, clinic or related healthcare facility under the supervision of a health services professional.  Medical assistants and medical office administrators typically perform administrative and occasional clinical duties; at Sherman, their training will focus on customer service, patient scheduling, medical records and other administrative matters.

“It makes perfect sense for Virginia College and Sherman College to align programs that will provide more opportunities for students in Spartanburg,” says Sherman College Dean of Clinics Adam Morrell, D.C., C.C.S.P., who worked closely with Virginia College to develop the program. “We look forward to working with Virginia College students and we are excited to expose them to a health care career that allows practitioners to bring wellness care to their communities while making a difference in the lives of others.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for both colleges to exchange knowledge,” says Virginia College Medical Assisting Program Director and Sherman College alumna E. Susan Aydin, D.C., C.C.M.A. “By doing so, together, we are able to provide an incredible standard of care for patients. This partnership will offer students beneficial education and practical training for future career opportunities. We are honored to work with Sherman College and the elite doctors of chiropractic that it produces.”

Sherman College continually works to establish academic agreements and pre-chiropractic programs with institutions across the nation to expose prospective students to the profession and to facilitate admission to its Doctor of Chiropractic Program. For more information on these agreements, contact the Sherman College Admission Office or call 800-849-8771, ext, 221, or email admissions@sherman.edu.

Virginia College is proud to offer certificate and associate degrees that contribute to the success of its students’ future in the healthcare industry by providing real world experience and guidance. In addition, Virginia College students are able to complete their certification exams in RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) and CPT (Certified Phlebotomy Technician), which are required in the healthcare industry for employment and career opportunities, before graduating. For more information regarding Virginia College and its programs, please contact the Virginia College Admission Office at 864-504-3200.

Mini Frosty

Building a snowman with Abigail and Roslyn is quite a different experience than building a snowman with Ryan Rachel and Courtney. But I'm still quite proud of our 2 foot Frosty!

I've always had a hard time decorating snowmen. The scarf and hat is never a problem, but how do you get the eyes and nose to stick. My mom had the best idea dum dum suckers! The sticks are easy to push into the snow and the girls loved the colors! The mini carrot was still a challenge to get to stay, but if the weather keeps up I might get some more practice.

While I have enjoyed the snow days I am ready to get back to class and figure out our mid-term schedule. I am sure the rest of the quarter is going to be busy trying to make up for lost time!

Melinda

Mini Frosty

Mini Frosty

Mini Frosty

Mini Frosty

The Earthquakes on Valentine’s Day

This has been quite a week. South Carolina and much of the Eastern seaboard has been getting blast with snow and ice. The wind is kicking up this morning as the last of the storms move out. This week has gone from 40s to freezing to 40s again. Now as if thing couldn’t get any weirder, I experienced my first earthquake!

I was unaware that this area was forecasted to have an earthquake. Frankly, I didn’t know that earthquakes ever happened in this part of the country. However, at approximately 10:30 pm South Carolina felt a little rumbling below their feet. I guess where ever there is ground, it can quake (and why not, it was Valentine’s Day).

I live on the third floor of an apartment complex, so I didn’t even realize it was an earthquake. It felt like a heavy-footed resident was banging around for a moment. I could also describe it as having a really big tuning fork under me. The earthquake was a grade 4 or lower by the time it reached Spartanburg, so a noticeable shaking with some rattling were the only real signs of the shifting ground.

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Overall, the event was over quickly and I went back to watching TV without giving it another thought. It is just one more thing to add to the uniqueness of this week.

 

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Frosty Visits Spartanburg

Considering the mild winter Spartanburg had last year, I had my expectations set low for seeing snow this season. However, it has turned out there is more snow than anyone knows what to do with. This has allowed for many rare events such as making true snow cream as well as a true snowman.

Currently the snow is perfect for snowman building. It is really heavy and wet. It is much better than the light, fluffy snow of the last snow storm. It is good for snowballs as well as rolling into a snow man. So, between snowball fighting, watching Rachel snowboard down a 2 ft hill, and enjoying the bliss of a day off school we managed to make the biggest snowman of the neighborhood.

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Our snowman was equipped with grill skewers for arms, a carrot for a nose, and bottle top eyes. “She” also has a hula skirt made from branches (in the hopes it will warm up soon).

Overall, it has been a fun week away from school, but we need to get back to work. Boards are around the corner.  

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Doughnuts

With another forecast of snow, South Carolina has been buzzing with anticipation. If you missed the prior adventures with snow this winter check out my prior blog post.

This time, the prognosis is much worse than last time. It has been snowing near non-stop for the past few days. When it isn’t snowing, there is freezing rain. The only people driving are those that absolutely need to like salt trucks or repairmen. Schools and businesses alike have shut down to wait out this weather.

Many of my classmates are getting quite sick of the snow, which they were hoping to leave behind when they moved to South Carolina. I guess this is just an especially cold year accross the board. As they say, just like the winter of '86.

Today, we finally have a break in the precipitation, which means it is time to have some fun.

So, I figured this will be my only time to enjoy doing doughnuts in a parking lot. It sounds like this will be the worse winter we will have down here, so I figured it was time to get that off my bucket list of things to accomplish in South Carolina. There could be more ice, but I'll take the weather as is.

Here is a video if you want to enjoy the fun as well.

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Snow Cream

Most people from the north have no clue what snow cream is. But in my family it is a snow day tradition.

Start with clean fresh fallen snow. Depending on how much you are making will depend on the quantity of snow required. Mix milk sugar and vanilla in a bowl until the sugar dissolves. Then fold in the snow and watch the magic of snow cream form! Enjoy immediately as the snow will melt fast leaving you with sugar milk! Follow up with a cup of hot cocoa and a movie or in our case more boards studying!

Melinda

Snow Cream

Snow Cream

Preparing for the snow days

I have never understood the obsession to by bread and milk when the snow is about to hit. That is probably because I don't eat that much bread and milk on a regular basis.

Today a new item has added to the list of necessary foods bananas! I was shocked to see all the bananas gone at ingles. I would love to know what people are making with milk bread and bananas?

Oh well. Bundle up, hunker down. I hear to is going to be a bad one!!

Melinda

Preparing for the snow days

Preparing for the snow days

Preparing for the snow days