So I have always had a phobia of the eye or anyone coming near my eyes. There is a reason that I will explain. When I was very young, maybe around 7 or 8 years old, my family and I went to a family reunion. As I played with cousins and family members outside, a… Continue reading The Eye
Confession. I really started this blog for I guess selfish reasons. I started it to really let my personal situations get out of my head. More like a journal to my life experiences. After all the people I have lost over the last four years I needed a release from all the sadness that I… Continue reading Confession
It was a busy but normal clinic day, until a patient walked in threading to kill him mother if he didn’t get what he wanted.
This isn’t really a Covid story to say the least. I was working at a hospItal many years before covid. The house supervisor had pulled me off the regular floor that I had been working on and put me down in ER to help out during “rush hour”. I was in triage most of that night… Continue reading The Morgue
I haven’t blogged in over a week. It’s because I have been writing a book. Not a novel or memoir. Just a short book on How to document as a long term care nurse. I’m not even sure what I’ll call this how to book. Maybe how to power chart as a long-term care nurse.… Continue reading New Endeavor
About a week ago we had an ice storm. And if you read my post it was really hard trying to get from my door to my car. What I didn’t tell you was the morning after my dance with my pine tree in my front yard I was getting ready to leave. Getting… Continue reading The Ice Storm
Slipping and Sliding: I was scheduled to work today and the roads due to sleeting rain were bad. As a nurse you don’t get snow days. You can’t just call in because you can’t get to your car without falling due to the ice rink that is below your feet. Oh no they would just… Continue reading Slipping and Slidding
Choosing To Be A Nurse: Why Do You Want to Be A Nurse? Everyone that becomes a nurse has their reasons for choosing to become a nurse. I can only give you the reasons I became a nurse. I had a few... Before I was a nurse I worked in a small office where they… Continue reading Choosing To Be A Nurse
Santa Claus: A crazy nursing story. So, I had a patient I'll call him John. He was a big guy, probably 6'2 and maybe around 260, but he was the sweetest man. Just like a big grizzly bear. He had gray balding hair and a white beard and could pass for Santa Claus for sure.… Continue reading Santa Claus
Just some pictures of some places I have been. Just walking to my car and saw this beautiful sunset. Sometimes it's the little things you have to be grateful for.
Another Way Home: another crazy nursing story Another Way Home Our building was at one time like a huge family. Yes I know that our patients had their own families and friends. But we tried to treat them as our family. After our building, and the country, went on lock down, not all the employees… Continue reading Another Way Home
Well I'm still under construction but I wanted to share how I got through some of the worse part of covid. It was watercolors. I journal alot, and I used a watercolor journal, small that I could fit into my backpack, I had a tin that I used for breathmints and bought a paint insert… Continue reading Watercolors
Here's the backstory for all who don’t know me personally or know my backstory. I have been a nurse for almost 20 years since 2006. I have seen a lot in nursing, but Covid was something out of the twilight zone. It was truly a scary movie in person. I share on my blog about… Continue reading The Backstory
Welcome to That-nurse-patty.com. This blog is dedicated to all the healthcare workers that spend more than their fair share of Holiday’s, Birthday’s, Christmas’s, Thanksgiving’s, and many more special occasions taking care of other people’s family members and away from their families. You guys are needed more than you know. I am sharing on this… Continue reading Welcome To That-Nurse-Patty.com