Good Friday Morning 04/08/05

  1. Happy Friday, T.G.I.F.

    Ying has her NCLEX exam later today, taking her very first bubble bath right now. Has never had one before. She listened to me and spent the day watching television and reading the newest Danielle Steele book.

    One of my other students from BKK took the exam today in LA..........didn't think that it was as hard as the CGFNS exam that many foreign nurses have taken in the past. She took it for NY, so hopefully she will find out in the next day or two.

    Have the day off tomorrow, quite glad of that and it will make two off in a row. My furniture is do to be delivered either tomorrow or Monday. Actually coming 2 day Federal Express from Phoenix. And the rates were quite reasonable. Much cheaper than a moving company, so something to keep in mind for your smaller moves.............

    Going to try and get to bed at a decent hour tonight.........make it a good one......
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    In honor of our late Pope, John Paul II, I'm taking Friday off to remember him in prayer and quiet contemplation.

    (Yes, even I know how to shut up once in a while. )

    I'll see you all back here on Saturday.
  4. by   presC.
    hi marla.
    hi suzanne, i'm excited to hear about the result of your other student who took the exam in la. and for ying, wishing her positive result on the exam.

    ~ i'm still busy reviewing.. and been infront of my 'puter for many hours now. the good news is i just recieved my eligibility letter from ny, will just wait for my att. blessings!

    hi tweety,jnette, angie dale, mary ann, mary and to others.. have a great friday everyone!
  5. by   Tweety
    Good morning. Sending positive vibes to Ying on NCLEX.

    Off to work soon. Then a 4-day weekend!
  6. by   DDRN4me
    good morning friends,

    watching the funeral for pope john paul ii, very moving to see all of the different people united to say goodbye to this great man.

    suzanne, best wishes to your friends on the nclex! please let us know how they do.

    presc, congratulations! hope the process goes quickly for you.
    tweety, have a great day at work!
    marla and those to come, i wish you a peaceful day.
    feeling very blue today, think i am overtired and just plain sad after this awful week. did get a 90.58 on my research methods exam, so there were some positives. looking forward to the weekend and some rest after i finish my papers that are due next week.
  7. by   presC.
    hi mary, thanks. and congrats with your 90.58 research methods exam, that's pretty good grade! blessings..
    here's some :icon_hug: and :kiss. hope it helps. :melody:

    ~ my mil's watching the program about pope j.p.,it's been 3hours and 18mins to be exact..
    Last edit by presC. on Apr 8, '05
  8. by   jnette
    Good Morning All !

    One last day of rest and taking it easy, then back to work tomorrow. Suzanne, sending Ying lots of best wished on her exam ! Glad your furniture will be arriving and you can make yourself more "at home".

    mgallant... so very sorry for your traumatic week.. I know how disturbing this is for all concerned. My warmest, gentlest (((HUGS))) coming your way.

    Tweety, hope this last one is a good one for ya ! Enjoy your coming days off ! :Melody:

    Hi Pres !
  9. by   presC.
    hello jnette.:flowersfo
  10. by   Katnip
    Good morning, everyone. It's still morning, isn't it?

    I'm still trying to catch up with what's going on with everyone. Busy body and all that.

    NCLEX. Boy, am I glad that is well behind me. Good luck to your two.
  11. by   RN4ustat
    I don't post here very often, but need a little morale support this morning. I'm sorta unemployeed right now (very difficult to explain) but I'm supposed to start a new job on Monday. Well, last night, my husband and I went to check our cows because they are having calves now and we have to watch them closely in case of complications. Well, sure enough, one of them couldn't deliver her calf (was probably stillborn) so we called in some reinforcements, roped and tranquilized the cow. She was tied off with a head rope to the trailer hitch of our truck but the rope was too tight around her neck. My dad and I were trying to loosen it a little so we wouldn't strangle her when she swung her head up and knocked me over. I landed directly on my elbow and haven't been able to move my arm since. I'm going to my family doc ASAP but I'm worried that I've damaged one of the tendons in there and that the repair/recovery process willl interfere with my new job. Have any of you ever worked Hospice?? How physical is it?? Could I do it if my arm were in a cast?? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  12. by   jnette
    Aww, Theresa.. when it rain it pours, doesn't it?

    I'm so sorry about your arm.. you really needed this right now. I've not done hospice, but I do believe you should be able to do this comfortably enough. You might want to check on the hospice forum and get more input there.

    (((HUGS))) to you, and wish you the best ! :kiss
  13. by   RN4ustat
    Well, I went to the doctor, had the elbow xrayed and discovered that the radial head is broken. I have to wear a sling during the day for 2-3 weeks and am supposed to "do nothing". Since I can't afford not to work and will probably be learning the ropes for at least 2 weeks anyway, I will go ahead and report to work Monday morning as scheduled and take it from there. Thanks for the encouragement!!
  14. by   leslie :-D
    hey guys,

    been hibernating for a bit and will probably continue to for a bit longer...just popping in.

    suzanne - wishing ying luck yet i'm sure she'll do quite well.
    i never would have thought of fed'l express as a moviing co....should i ever relocate, i'll look into them.......

    marla - hoping you take comfort in the peace the Pope has attained.

    princessC - great news on eligibility letter- does that mean you'd be moving to new york?

    tweety - you sound great; transitioning to days seems to agree w/ you.

    mary - be good to yourself this weekend; reflection and introspection sometimes regains one's perspective. :icon_hug:

    jnette - rasberries sent your way.
    please try to pace yourself tomorrow at work- find ways to destress- not good for those pvc's.

    kat - have frequently thought of you and remain in my prayers. :kiss

    theresa - first, welcome aboard. second, sorry to hear about your radial fx- truly sucks. third, i am a hospice nurse and i truly don't know what they'll have you do w/your arm in a sling. if it's orientation, then you should be able to slide by. but you do use both arms for repositioning or often doing two things at once.
    i hope you love hospice as much as i did......sadly, i'm leaving this specialty after 9 yrs....something died in me when my mom died but it was such a privilege to me, working in that specialty. it's not just about assessing physical pain- keep in mind there's often mental/spiritual anguish too, that needs addressing. also as systems shut down, you need to understand their implications so you can intervene accordingly. and of course, dealing with those families in denial. i'm sure you'll love it and thrive.

    not much but everything going on in my life. no longer work at that facility and have been on some incredible interviews (w/offers) but can only work days so i'm restricted.

    living w/2 teens and 1 pre-teen is no picnic. my youngest, his voice has changed in these past 2-3 weeks along with hormonal volatility.

    i went on an interview yesterday for an acute dialysis position=12 wks orientation and the recruiter called me w/positive feedback from the person who interviewed me....i should know by mon/tues. yet there's another interview i have next thurs-new program; transitioning russian doctors to an rn program, so the position is an rn staff coordinator which would entail overseeing this program with a lot of teaching to these russian docs. sounds fascinating.

    except for going that one time to bury mom's green curler , i've had much difficulty visiting her. still doesn't seem real to me as i keep thinking she's still living in va. 2004 has royallly sucked for me. i'm hoping 2005 brings good news. plus when i get a job, dh and i have agreed to separate....while i'm trying to keep the household as civil as possible, dh, when he's upset or drunk, is threatening all sorts of stuff just because i'm on some psychiatric meds and threatens to try and go for custody. i just will not respond to him at all when he threatens me. so yes, much is changing and i look forward to working and yes, separating. after that, i feel the sky is the much potential that i'll now be able to do. plus i've taken myself off most of my meds and am feeling so much better off them. i'll tell you, that psychiatrist loves to prescribe and was initially overmedicated but i just trusted his judgement. but when my kids were c/o my slurred speech and unsteady gait, i took matters into my own hand. so now i'm a&o x3, lol. ok, you guys now know most of my current events, but don't be sorry- these are positive changes.


    leslie xo