Saturday, October 31, 2009

brings a whole other dimension to the term "making holy water"......

Happy Halloween!!
Here's hoping you have lots of treats and very little tricks!!

So last night wasn't even a full moon and the madness was obvious. One gentlman cracked me up though. He was quite confused and stood several heads above most of the staff. It was a treat to redirect him back to his room all night long (well half the night, his wife did eventually join us in the fun). I was assigned to the opposite unit but helped out a few times to corral him.

On one such occasion, a fellow nurse had given him his Bible to hold thinking this would calm him. It kinda worked and we were able to direct him back to his room. Before he laid down however he had to pee. We pointed him to the bathroom at which time the nurse attempted to retrieve aforementioned Bible. "Here, let me hold the Bible for you," she stated as she reached for it. He snatched it out of her reach and calmly voiced his opinion--"Oh, I don't think the Bible would hurt that bathroom any."

Several of us were trying to hold back the snickering, while the nurse cautioned him--"Don't let the Bible fall into the toilet!" This of course made it harder to not laugh.

I'm still laughing about it. But I am also glad the night is done. However, I must return this evening for another round. As for my costume, I think I will go as a nurse ;)

Be safe and have a Fun Time!!!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Everyone's a comedian these days...........

Ok, so my instructors can have a mean streak. First let me impart some news to you. My med/surg class is divided into sections. First we studied respiratory, now we are doing neuromuscular, next we will finish the semester with cardiovascular. The policy is that you can get between 70 and 77 on one of the three tests. The other two MUST be above 78. If you get below 77 on more than one you are out of the program till next year and must follow re-entry procedures. I received a 76 on the resp final. So I have to step it up on the other two to stay in this program. Now knowing this makes this conversation during lunch at clinic mean yet pretty funny.

Instr: Will you guys be ready for that neuro final in a week?
Me: Maybe you should ask us in two weeks.
Instr: Should I call you at home or will you be at the school?
Me: Not sure yet, you just may be calling me at home.

I laughed about this conversation all day. The timing was great. Of course just after the laugh came the panic. So the last part of my post today will be a plea for your prayers! Thank you! Now off to study!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Just a little reminder......

Ok so I read a lot of medical blogs, I enjoy them.  They make me laugh and prove that my little section of the world is not the only crazy place around.  While reading this post by one of my favorite nurse bloggers, I was impressed with the idea that this is what we are all going to school to be able to do.  This critical thinking.  This is how as RN's we will do that which we strive to do, take care of our patients.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Sometimes I hate text forwards.  I like the funny ones.  And even some of the sentimental ones.  Until I get to send this on to ten people or death and destruction shall befall you.

And the religious ones get on my nerves when I am told that I am being tested.  I know my Heavenly Father loves me and cares about me but I really dont think he cares whether or not I forward a text message.  I understand the scripture found in Matt. 10: 33  "But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven." I firmly believe this scripture.  But I also don't believe that if I fail to send one text message (or any of the hundreds I have received like it) that I will be doomed to hell. He tries and tests us.  Of that I have no doubt but I really don't think that this is how He will decide our eternal fate.  In fact I know it is not the yardstick He measures us by.

As for the other ones, they irritate me too.  When I get a message saying that the one I am supposed to marry will kiss me tonight but only if I send this to ten people, it just gets on my nerves.  And when I get the ones that tell how good of a friend I am by how many roses I receive I NEVER forward them. Does this negligent act make me a bad friend?  I think not.  And the ones which ask how hot I think the sender is get ignored too.  Especially when they come from an ex of any kind.  This is admittedly what annoys me most of all!

(stepping off soap box now, thank you)

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Life is just hard. It can be difficult in the moment to remember the good times or that the sun will indeed shine again. Winter is always a bad time for me. Lots of sadness that just shouldn't happen.  And being in school full time doesn't make it any easier either.  I hate crying for no reason.  I have been doing that a lot lately.  I know it is just cause of the stress and I will eventually figure out a way to deal with it. In the meantime though, I must remember that there will be an end to this and it will all work out in the end, but that even sounds false to me right now. 

I hope May gets here quick!!!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It has to be done, so let's just do it.

Ok, I know that you just got here. I understand you may not be fully awake yet. I wouldn't be perky that time of the day either. I get that you want to get your day started. I feel the same way when I show up at night. And I am sure that your morning is busier, I honestly would never want to take your place. And I know that we have over half the pharmacy in our narc box. But really, how long does it take to count. Five minutes, (ok ten if someone forgot to sign something out). And that is on the outside. Most times 3 minutes and we are done. If you have an emergent issue that you are dealing with where someone is crashing I understand. But refusing just because you don't like to count? Come on. It is part of your job, I promise. It has to be done, it is important. And until we get a Pyxus (or similar) system we will continue to have to do it. End of story, so suck it up and spend 3-5 minutes in the med room with me and we will be done.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Freudian moment of the week.....

At the mental health clinic rotation, the instructor was leading us through the maze of the state hospital. Upon unlocking a door, she wanted us to make sure to look at the mirror. Discovering she was thinking of another hall where the mirror was actually located, she attempted to describe the mirrors effects this way.
"It's like a funny farm mirror."
Try to keep a straight face on that one.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A good omen....

I PASSED MY FIRST RN CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think this class was stressing me out the most, so I was glad for it to be over. It is still gonna be hard, I am by no means home free, but it should be a little more organized now.
We also had our orientation day at our hospital. (which is the biggest competitor of the hospital where I am gainfully employed) And it wasn't until I was walking across the lot that I realized that the bag I was using to carry things in is the bag that I received during nurses week earlier this year. The pretty blue one with the name of my hospital prominently displayed on the front. Oops. Oh well, I just kept it turned inward and will use my backpack from here on out.

I can't believe it is October already!!