Nurse of 20 years pursued dietetics to help son
I currently live in Toccoa, GA with my twins, but I call Tennessee home.
Does being a full-time mom to twins count?
- Why I chose my major
I have been a nurse for over 20 years and have empathy and compassion for my patients then and now. However, after my son became ill, he had to have a gastric sleeve at 16, and he struggled with being a "normal" teenager and being able to eat what he wanted, and I did not know how to help him. This was when my interest in dietetics began. Two years later, I had a gastric bypass so we could take this journey together. Through our journeys, I found that everyone's bodies react to food differently, and my desire to learn and educate other bariatric patients began.
- What I like most about FACS
Dr. Laing has been amazing. Any time I had a question she would either know the answer or find the answer for me. Plus, she went over and above making sure we were communicating even when I wasn't in her class that semester.
- Post-graduation Plans
I currently do not have any plans due to health issues.