Monthly Archives: June 2014

Unfamiliar surroundings

Crying.  Tiny crying.  Newborn sounds.  Baby noises. The room was unfamiliar.  It looks more like a bedroom.  An empty space where the bed will be.  Where’s the monitors and the clean sterile environment that I’m used to. Thermometers?   How … Continue reading

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The Hair on the Back of My Neck Went Up….

There were hundreds , maybe thousands, of tiny glistening flesh colored bumps in the patients stomach.   The hair on the back of my neck went up. This is something bad I’m looking at.  It’s not supposed to be there.  They … Continue reading

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Celebrate With a Tasty Treat or Not

Hallelujah!!  I’m a little more than half way!!  As of today 508 hours of my 1000 hours.  I had envisioned baking a cake or cookies or something stupendous to celebrate.  However everyone is on a diet including me.  Maybe I … Continue reading

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The Green Eyed Monster, a true story

Her big toe on her left foot had to be amputated.   When I listened to report about the patient from the operating room nurse I was stunned. “…….yes, another woman got mad at her for smiling at her husband.  As … Continue reading

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National Donut Day

Did you know today was National Donut day?   What could that possibly have to do with nursing? It’s Friday and Friday’s are notorious for starting off slow and picking up speed.  It was 4:45 pm and I was pooped … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Junkies

Let me say that Florence Nightingale was a super duper nurse.  She was fearless, smart and driven.  Me, on the other hand I am empathetic, sympathetic and most comfortable with a team of extremely competent, intelligent, “up for it” anesthesiologists … Continue reading

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