I have’t shared many nursing stories lately, mainly because sometimes it’s difficult to share stories and abide by HIPPA… so when I can’t, I just don’t.
- Had a patient with a broken Scapula, don’t see THAT often! very difficult bone to break.
- I love Rural nursing: we had a patient who was in a biking accident. He was biking across the US, and was now stuck, in the middle of no where. There is literally no taxi’s, busses, planes, trains, or any form of public transportation, but he def could not continue his cross country trek. So, we called the local hotel, got him a room, one of our nurses drove him to his room, came back, go this bike from the hospital and took that to the hotel. And gave him enough med’s from our own stores to hold him over until the local pharmacy opened. That’s what nursing is all about.
- More on the topic: Another group of people travelling across the country, in an accident, who only spoke French. Boy was that difficult, I had to drag up my rusty french from living in Pont-Aven, and realized that I know literally NO medical French, want to talk about lunch? movies? Cool, lets go, but medical speak? nadda. they were also stranded in the middle of nowhere. So we helped talk to the various people they needed to speak to, as they couldn’t speak english, then a local towns person offered to drive them to the nearest city with public transportation…. over 300 miles away.
For a long list of reasons our Ireland-Scotland adventure was cancelled… so instead we are going to CANADA!!!! Victoria, BC to be exact! Anyone ever been? I’ve bought the books and am doing research in my true OCD fashion, but would love input of anyone who has actually been there.
Due to a death in one of my roommates families’ (oddly worded sentence, I know) I brought buddy home for a few days. I was worried how oscar and buddy would get along. Oscar is my 13 lb miniature dachshund with a napoleon complex. And buddy is a pitt-boxer mix puppy who isn’t quite aware of how big he is.
And yes I slept into 1108… it’s my one day off a week. Don’t judge.
I’d say it went smashing :-)
Data: I am superior in many ways but I would gladly give it up to be human…” —Data and Riker’s First meeting, Star Trek The Next Generation (via kyuapple)
Food shopping is all good, its more like a competition to use coupons and what not to see how good of a deal I can get. But clothes and non essentials, I CANNOT stand shopping for. It always seems like a waste when I can spend that money in so many better ways. So most of my wardrobe consists of clothes from middle school and high school, hand-me-downs from friends and family, or gifts. Occasionally I was forced to buy clothes, for special events or school (all my work scrubs are hand me downs). My work shoes are duct taped, and I don’t see a problem with that, they still work. My shoes have holes in the, and I don’t really see a problem with that. But I am down to 2 pairs of jeans that fit, one pair sprung a crotch hole yesterday, and the other pair is too big, and is missing a belt loop, so when I wear the much needed belt, odd things happen.
Today I gave in and went to Target to get a pair of jeans. I tried on 6 pairs, and hated them ALL. 1st of all I have NO torso and long ass legs so clothes just never fit right. Second of all, STORES SUCK. I hate the 360 mirrors, I hate just plain shopping in general, I hate the florecent lights, I hate changing when people are all around, waiting for my dressing room, I hate spending money, and I hate the whole clothes trying on process. It’s been so long, I don’t even know what size I am. Screw all the pressure to look a certain way and have a certain style, more than that is the pressure to CARE about those things. Sometimes I wish I was a kid again and my mom could just pick out my clothes and leave them on the chair for me to wear in the morning.
After endless shopping (like 30 minuets) and texts to the best friend I came to the decision…. to not get a pair of jeans. That’ll be another day. It’d be different if you could just try on clothes at home, but clothes never look the same out of the store. Is there a company that will bring me jeans that fit to my house and let me try them on, then not be crazy expensive?
I love reading, but I have no spare time and drive A LOT, solution? Audio books! This is what I’ve listened too recently,
Interesting book, a writer decides to write about food in the modern world, in the process learns how to cook. Discusses food science, the history of food, and food cooking processes.
had to reread The Hobbit! Classic, love it :-)
Read this cuz in nursing you often work with difficult people, and its either work with them or against them, I needed some tips to work with a particular co-worker. She is now dating the guy who owns my hospital, so good thing I got the book.
super cool! Goes over the science behind why we do what we do, different habits, interesting case studies, and even how corporations get us to give them our money.
I’m a sucker for suspense, guts, science, and awesome :-)
also very useful not only for nurses and healthcare people, but for everyone, who the heck knows what to say when in those intense, life/ death situations?
another dystopian novel, read it years ago in the beginning of college, reread it, still loved it.
Your turn! I need suggestions. Any Ideas for what I could read next??
mannurse replied to your photo: I tried to take a picture with buddy, but instead…
Is this the houseblew?? :)
why, yes it is!