Me taking a job seven or so hours from my home town was hard and doing it by myself was another thing. So the last month in my home town was really difficult, but I set my mind on leaving and wasn’t going to back down. It’s probably the Aries in me but once I… Continue reading Healing, Part 3
So before Covid I worked on an Alzheimer’s unit that was a locked. I took care of a man that apparently worked as a maintenance man at an apartment complex. He had Alzheimer’s and he was probably in the later stages of the disease. He could walk , talk and looked what is concerned “normal”… Continue reading Maintenance
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
If you did not know, but some people can not eat just anything. I don’t just mean you can have that favorite ice cream because you're on some diet. Some can’t eat solid foods at all and live for years with a tube in their stomachs. The only thing they can have is a liquid… Continue reading Eating What She Wants!
On a regular dialysis day, things were suppose to go this bad, but they did.
The building that I was working in was probably 40 years old, hanging on by a thread and with duct tape and some superglue. A stiff wind would have blown it over, I’m sure my relationships were also hanging on by a thread by the end of the first year after covid started. I was… Continue reading Break
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.
Working for six months on a cardiac floor and it was my first time working in a hospital. Being a newbie hospital nurse and having a charge that refused to help and she slept most of the time. The unit was on the fourth floor and we only used the front part of that floor… Continue reading Bad Energy
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
Ladies and gentlemen it’s official, I’m a travel nurse. Starting April 19, one day after my birthday, I’ll be on the road headed to my first destination as a travel nurse. Kinda of nervous, scared, and a whole lot of other emotions. The strangest is sadness, I feel sorta sad, I know I shouldn’t… Continue reading It’s Official, I’m A Travel Nurse
Should I leave my home town and go on the road? It's so scary
Part of round one. If you weren't aware, all of our patients were put under strick orders to not leave their rooms. If they did leave the room they had to have a mask. We, the employees, were under strick orders too. We had to wear Goggle's, a mask, a face shield, and a gown… Continue reading Part Of Round One
Lost And Confused When did we as a people lose compassion and empathy for our fellow man? When did it turn too we are all in it for one: me, myself, and I? You know I went into nursing because I wanted to make a difference in someone's life, not for money or glam. I… Continue reading Lost And Confused
One night I get off work from a sixteen hour covid hall work day. I finally arrive home and I climb into my bed. I almost get my eyes closed, then my phone starts to ring. It was a late night call. The girl at the end of the line, 'Hey I'm sorry to bother… Continue reading Late Night Call
Mrs. Page was also on a Dementia unit. She thought because it look like a hospital that she was there to deliver one of her children. I mean she had seven children. She is what I called pleasantly confused patient. For the most part smiled most of the time didn't give anyone a hard time.… Continue reading Mrs. Page On The Dementia Unit
When a fire breaks out and you're the nurse.
My Hero My hero is a story from when I was working on the lock down unit/dementia unit. I took care of an elderly man who was small in stator. He didn't speak any English and when you spoke to him he just looked at you and smiled. Although he was a small man he… Continue reading My Hero
Mr. Classical: Best Nursing Stories. I worked on a Dementia unit for around a year. Those that don't know what that is, it's a unit or hallway that is locked down 24 hours a day. Anyone that is on the unit would have to have a code to get onto the floor and off the… Continue reading Mr. Classical
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