Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Looking good,huh? I spent a few days in Columbus this past week trying to help my husband finish up our house. It was a great feeling to help out. I wish time were slower. It's funny how when I am at work time is so slow but when I was at the house time flew. The last thing to do is sand the floors, we got most of the painting done while I was there. As you can see above we got the new counter tops in and a new sink with stick on tile back splash...doesn't look too bad does it?
Work has been pretty good. I have mostly been on med surg overflow...with all the other travelers so work has been fun. I have said for years I would love to open a hospital that has only experienced travelers working there. As a whole we seem to be very flexible easy going people. In general we don't complain when we get an admission or have a busy day. We ask for help when we need it and remind our fellow nurses of things that weren't done rather than writing them up. I know there are some exceptions but for the most part I would rather work with travelers than staffers. I hope that doesn't offend anyone. To their benefit, staffers do know the little subtle things of the unit and usually share them with the rest of us.
Did have some interesting patients this week. More GSW than I have had in my entire career..4 this week. Had a tough guy who had an off roading accident and sat at home for 10 days with a hemopneumothorax and a torn spleen. Amazing what drugs will do huh? Positive for meth and marijuana on admission...but how else could he have been able to stay home with that pain? Yeah, he's pretty tough, amazing he's still alive. I also had the pleasure of caring for a very sweet young woman who has recurrent melanoma with mets to the brain spine and lung...shes so positive, but it still tears at your heart. I know the ultimate outcome...just makes me sad. No other days on tele here at Good Sam although I pass my friends in the halls, I don't get to work with them.
The weather is beautiful. I have good friends here. I miss my family and most of all my husband. But, I continue to work to help us reach our goal of being financially free. Thanks for reading and coming along for the journey. Non noc nocere.