Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Note to self

When you get a prescription that is for a Thiazide... even though it says take q AM... take it q PM instead!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

So work crisis averted

I did get written up. But oh well could have been worse. I mean I think every Nurse gets written up for something in her career. It was not my first and I am sure it will not be my last. However, it will never be for the same thing! But my meeting was not with the snotty bitches it was with the RN manager and she is pretty nice so that was a good thing. My BP couldn't take anymore.

So anyway I am off to my PCP to see about getting some BP meds and maybe some happy pills. This is going to be the start of 6 months of doctor visits to get ready for the "new journey"... the bad part is that if I get into the Spring RN program this new journey could be a little harder to accomplish, but it WILL be done.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Wow that is crazy. I know I have been feeling bad lately. I know I have a TON of stress. But when the doctor says that I should send you to the ER... you know something is up. HR was 120 and Pulse Ox was 93% on RA.

Why as nurses do we neglect ourselves so much?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

First Day... Fail

So apparently there was a mix up and not only did my class start last week, NOT TODAY, but I also missed a quiz I can't make up.

HOLY FUCK!! How on earth did this happen? I checked that date a million freaking times and it showed up as the 27th not the 20th. Of course when I go in today and look at it the dates are no longer there because class had "started"

I totally SUCK at life this week! I got a call from work saying we need to discuss some issues when I go in on Monday. Course I know its about being behind on paperwork and all due to all this back and forth to the PICU stuff but anyway... you never want to hear those words.

I have been looking for extra hours and have actually gotten to interviews for adult visiting nursing and prn facility shifts. So worse comes to worse and I get in more trouble than I should... well... here's hoping!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Deja vu... again

First day of classes start for me tomorrow. Already I have been having trouble sleeping. But I think it was more related to my daughter's school issues, which were solved AFTER I paid for everything out of pocket. WTF? The Book Advance came in the day after I had already paid for her books. So needless to say she was able to buy a brand new laptop for herself with the money instead. But since she will totally need that for classes anyway it went to good use. Now to restock my bank account! Between my tuition and books and her tuition and books this paying as I go thing was a really silly idea :-)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Snotty Bitches

Some people just have that tone of voice that insights the term. I have to deal with them on an infrequent basis, like q2w. I am so glad its not daily. Urgh!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Two College Students in the Family

Wow where did the time go? Classes start tomorrow for the girl and Saturday for me!

In other news I have a deep ache/burning sensation in my calf that is very close to the back of my knee. It has lasted quite awhile now. It sucks! I think I need to make an appointment to get in to see the GP this week if I have time.

8 more days until "other journey" starts. Hummm wonder how that will go?

Ok off to the grocery store and over to celebrate my nephew's 21st birthday.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vent it upon the blogosphere...

And someone listens apparently. Crisis averted.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

PS Sorry

Ok sorry this hasn't had much nursing or school related stuff on it... but it will get better soon. I promise!

In other news I freaked out over touching a stingray and my husband and son got to pet a shark!

Just when you catch up...

Something comes along and knocks you back down. Urgh!! I love my job but the fact that they didn't pay me for 1 week is making things pretty fricking tight right now. It is times like this I really miss punching a time clock instead of relying on email or faxing paperwork. Not to mention that I am not working this week as it stands. Hopefully she'll be home by Thursday so I can squeeze in another 40 hours in 3 days and stay on track.

In addition there is so much to do for my daughter for college right now and her school has decided to start a new Book Advance Program to replace the book voucher system. Oh great! Since classes start next week and that program is not up and running, now what?

I DO NOT have the cash for her books this week... because of said paycheck SNAFU! Urgh!! If its not one thing its another!

Friday, August 12, 2011

So guess what...

Another hospital trip and a forced extra long weekend. Pretty sure that I'll be able to pick up the hours at the end of the week if all goes well though.

Tonight was a long night... so hard to stay awake.( Ok I admit it my eyes did close a time or two) But I found this really cool Youtube site that was pretty funny to watch. A nurse who has all kinds of advice and she is really informative. So I really had nothing to do. my night consisted of monitoring an IV infusion, maintaining NPO status and a few accuchecks. Hummm... 1 med/shot to give this AM and a tiny bit of charting and my day is over and I can go home and sleep for a bit.

Oh and I had a thought during this time... Although I am really looking forward to Nursing School again (ok how psycho does that make me sound?) I really am not looking forward to being a "Student Nurse"... to me it feels like a backward step, because I AM a Nurse... ya know?? Oh well, just stupid thinking.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Night shift 15

Is there a such thing as the Night shift 15... like the Freshman 15? Well my freaking scrub tops are starting to get too damn tight! URGH!!

The actual word DIET is in my future I guess! Well actually it is, which is part of my changes happening. That along with a new acronym in my vocabulary WLS.

T minus 20 days until the beginning of a new "Journey" in my life.

Friday, August 5, 2011

GPA Fail

After enrolling my son into his new school, they posted his cumulative GPA to his stats page and boy wasn't I proud when it popped up with a fat 1.92!!

OMG.. I have never seen a GPA that low. Needless to say there was one LONG ass lecture after that and when I pointed out how I expected this term to be alot higher in his usual smart ass self he responds, " Well I wanted to set the bar low... it can only go up."

Urgh teenagers!

Although it's not like its the GPA or the grades that really matter to me. I want them to learn the subject. Overall his score reflects the fact that his midterm and final grades were A's but the homework and participation grades were zeros. Equals D's in his world. Frustrating none-the-less.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Elemental Changes...

There just may be an new element to this blog soon. Something exciting for me to talk about, reflect on, and rejoice in.

Stay tuned for further information as it becomes available!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


On Monday my son will start his Jr/Sr year in Highschool. He is planning on accelerating the year. Conceptually he could graduate this year. A part of me is happy for his focus and his goal to finally concentrate on his studies and apply himself. Another part is scared because he is doing so because he wants to join the Army. He's excited about about it. He wants to be an Army Sniper so he can join the SWAT team when he finishes college for his Criminal Justice Degree and ultimately attempt a career with the FBI. I am scared of this on so many levels.

In 20 days my daughter will start her Freshman Year in College toward a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or Psychology. Wow! So proud of her! So excited for her.

But still I feel so old right now and alot sad that my nest will be empty so soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

I haven't said this in awhile...

But even though my job has it moments when I am not getting paid, I really LOVE my job. I don't think I could have found a better placement. I actually am learning alot but without the stress of all the crap that goes along with traditional nursing.

Now we just have to keep her healthy so I can get paid on regular basis.