Had a hair-therapy session today with Kim. She always makes me look better! Haha! Got some more highlights and a much needed trim.
Monday, March 31, 2008
I'll probably be given another dose (or two) of azithromycin. Antibiotics! Gotta love them. I feel like I've been on them for the last year, due to the sinus issues! So one day, when I really have an infection, nothing is going to treat it, because my body is so resistant!
I'm not bitter...really.
UPDATE: JUST TALKED TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE, AND I HONESTLY DON'T RECALL THE PATIENT. SO, IF I DEVELOP SYMPTOMS, TO NOTIFY THEM! THANK GOODNESS.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Here are a few pics...and a few stories.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I'm going to try to go back to sleep for an hour or two...at least! :)
Monday, March 24, 2008
David, Lisa's husband, and another gentleman sang this song below, a cappella.
Some day, written by Olive Stockton
Some day when my last line is written
Some day when I've drawn my last breath
When my last words on earth have been spoken
And my lips are sealed in death
Don't look in my cold form in pity
Don't think of me as one dead
It'll just be house I once lived in
My spirit by then will have fled
I'll have finished my time here allotted
But I'll won't be in darkness alone
I will have heard from heaven
The summons to come on home
And when my body is in the grave
Don't think that I'll be there
I won't be dead, but living
In the place Jesus went to prepare
And after all is said and done
Know that my last earnest prayer
Is that my loved one ready
Some day meet me there
Easter was my fourth night in a row. However, we managed to have a good time at work. We all brought in lots of good food to munch on all night!
Renee and I came up with an idea to have an Easter egg hunt on the unit. No, not for the kids. For us! Among the 125 eggs we hid on the unit, about 25 of them had pieces of paper with 'prizes.'
- Get out of triage free card (my personal favorite!!!)
- Give away a patient
- 45 min lunch.
- Get to go home early
- Wear a t-shirt(Vanderbilt Children's) to work
- Pick your assignment
- Pick you neighbor
And the golden egg prize was the Charge Nurse had to buy that person dinner. Blaire found the golden egg, but I think she traded someone for the get out of triage free card!
Since Renee and I hid the eggs, we did not participate, which was totally fine. One of the transporters got a triage free card. She was so sweet, she gave it to me! :)
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
My heart hurts; it aches. I am sad. I am numb. I am in denial. I am emotional. I am vulnerable. I am letting my guard down by blogging about this...
I received the news that my closest friend through nursing school passed away today. She was only 43. A husband, two children. She and I studied together, did projects together. We worked together at the Burn Center. We saw each other when we had burn consults in the ED. She was a classmate, a colleague, a friend. How do you take that? What do you do?
I should know how to cope, to deal, right? I mean, I've dealt with death and dying at work...on so many occasions, too many to count. There comes a point where you sometimes become 'numb' to situations in order to deal. Have had some close family members & friends pass. My father is much older than most fathers...I've seen many pass on. I planned my first funeral at the age of 20, my grandmother's.
I've learned this week, that yes, we may become numb to situations in our lives, but we still must consider what we're going through. We can't allow the stress and emotions to build to a point of breakdown. However, I'll be the first to admit that I neglect my emotional and mental needs. Because, that's who I am...I'm a nurse, I'm a giver. I tend to the needs of others...
You just never know what life will bring you...You just never know when your time on earth is done. So be grateful for what you have...those around you. Because you just never know...
Monday, March 17, 2008
May the midst of Irish magic shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures
that fortune ever bestowed,
And may all your friends remember
all the favors you are owed.
There are good ships, and there are wood ships,
the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships,
and may the always be.
May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.
Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
"Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises; and oft it hits
Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits."
All's Well That Ends
Well (II, i, 145-147)