Good Morning Feb,23 2007 Friday

  1. Good Morning I have work today. Still feel bad, sinusitis (my diagnosis) the pressure this morn is awful, my ears itch I hate that cause you cant really itch them.:uhoh21:
    I hope everyone has a good day.
  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    I'm sorry you have to work feeling that bad.

    I'm not feeling 100% myself. I hope I perk up because it's a long 12-hour day, the first 8 of which I'll be in charge and we are real busy.
  4. by   CseMgr1
    Morning, All:
    I was supposed to have an MRI done of my back today, but turns out that the facility who was originally going to do it is out of network with my insurance company and the provider who is in network with them was denied authorization because they claim I haven't had any physical therapy since 1995. Sorry, not true. I had physical therapy when I was out on STD with my back in 2003, and the doctor who originally ordered my treatment stopped because it was doing more harm than good. He wanted me to try hydrotherapy at my local YMCA, but it wasn't covered by my insurance, either, and I couldn't afford their "Country Club" membership costs. That's how I wound up being treated by the specialist who ordered this MRI...because the other one finally threw up his hands and said: "there was nothing else he could do for me".

    I received the news of the denial earlier this week when I was out-of-town at the audit site where I have been working for the past three weeks. It is just about to do me in, as my job requires periods of prolonged sitting and standing, which is a no-no, according to every doctor who has ever treated me for this herniated disc. Not to mention that I am also required to lug around over 50 pounds of computer equipment and a huge briefcase filled with stuffed binders. I was almost in tears yesterday as I watched my Team Leader and Clinical Manager pack up their gear at 2:00 PM in preparation to leave the audit site for the week and return to the office. I had been on my feet since 8 AM copying charts...some of which contained over 100 pages of documents, and my back and feet were killing me. They got to leave, but told me I had stay until every chart was copied. That took me another two hours. I was in misery by the time I was finished...and then had to face the two-hour drive home.

    If this isn't abuse, I don't know what is. My Clinical Manager is aware of the fact that I have a bad back...yet she would not intervene, when my Team Leader refused my request to leave and work from home for the remainder of the day. This is the same person who doesn't seem to have any problem coming and going as she damn well pleases, including her announcement to me recently at 1 PM that she was "going home to take 'drugs' for her bad knee". I told her to "take some for my bad back while she was at it". I didn't care. She is no better than I am, despite being overly impressed with her own importance ever since she was promoted to Team Leader in January. But as far as the pecking order goes, she has me over a barrel and she knows it. Either I put up with the abuse and pain or quit. And right now, I can't afford to do either.

    In the meantime, I am going to be on the phone today initiating the appeals process for my denied MRI...and looking for another job.
  5. by   clemmm78
    Julie, sorry to hear about your sinusitis. Been there done that, it's no picnic.
    csMgr1, ditto about your back. That's awful, just awful.

    stuff snipped

    Ok, maybe I should do something therapeautic like scrub a bathroom and do a ton of laundry. Yeah, that's the ticket.

    Have a great day everyone.
    Last edit by clemmm78 on Feb 23, '07
  6. by   suzy253
    Morning all! Had a little bit of snow last night. supposed to be very windy today. Working 3-11. Have a very sleepy orange cat on my lap--along with my laptop so it's hard to maneuver and even more difficult to get up for another cup of coffee. Don't want to disturb Harry!!! :spin:
  7. by   compassion1
    Julie- Thank you for starting us off today. Has nothing helped your sinuses? Steam from a hot shower? Sudafed? Chicken soup? I hope you feel better real quick. Sinus problems are no fun. I'm sniffling in sympathy.

    Tweety- I'm hoping you feel better too. And quickly. Sounds like you've got a lot of pressure coming up. Take care. :flowersfo

    Cse- Some people can be real PITAs. :trout: I know it sounds silly but can you get a note from your MD to say that you had the PT in '03 or have his office call the insurance company? Can you take your pain med with you to work for times like that? Hope you can get some rest today.

    Marijke- I admire your spirit. It is a new day with new beginnings and new wisdom that comes with newly opened eyes. While you're doing your chores I have plenty you could sink your teeth into over here.

    Suzy- stay warm and cozy with your snuggly Harry. I do know, from experience, how awkward it is to work around a furbaby. But they are so cute its hard to dislodge them. Maybe Harry just wants to play with the mouse. Orange tabbies are very smart. Maybe he want to help you type. Hope you have a good evening at work.:spin:

    And for those that follow- Have a bright and wonderful God blessed day.
    Last edit by compassion1 on Feb 23, '07
  8. by   nursemary9

    Julie, Thanks for starting te thread!! I hope your sinuses will get better soon--I know they can be quite painful & make life miserable!!
    have you tried Sudafed---it's the ONLY thing that helps mine. That itchy ear stuff is the WORST!!

    Tweets--Hope your hours at Charge are OK for you--I know you don't like being Charge any better then I do!! Hope you start feelinf better.

    Case --(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((CASE))))))) ))))))))))))))))))))))))))
    I will pray that your back will be better & that you can get your MRI. Do you have pain meds you can take? I hope today will be a better day.

    Marijke-- Been There--Done that at work; Just go & do your job, do it well & then go home. If they can't appreciate what they have, they don't deserve it. I feel for you!!

    Suzy-- Blissful picture of you with cat on your lap--too bad you have to work this afternoon!!Your weather sounds close to ours; WINDY!!
    Cold; they are now saying rain/snow/sleet all weekend!!WHEN WILL WINTER BE OVER???????????

    Compassion-- Hope you have a wonderful day.

    Well, we had Mom's little mini-birthday party yesterday & we all had a really good time.
    My Cousin was there as well as another Cousin(who is also my Sis-in-law),
    her husband(DH's Brother) Mom, DH & myself.
    I posted a couple of pics in the Photo Gallery to show you all how good Mom looks at 90.

    I was off last nite & will be off again tonite--then it's back to work for the weekend.

    Well, hope you all have a wonderful day!! TGIF!!!
    See you later

    Mary Ann
  9. by   MLF
    Almost 11 here and only one page??? Where is everybody? Prayers going out for those who need them.

    Winter is almost over I am looking forward to warm weather. I have most of my garden in. I worked in it this AM even through the light rain we had. Several days in the 70's and 80's but cooler the last two days. I want to sell some of the stuff I grow. I plan on making jam to sell, too. Started laundry but it won't dry now. :spin:

    I interviewed for a job yesterday-it sounds like I might get it pending references. I applied for a job at a hospital last week and they kinda-sorta told me I had it....but. I don't have hospital experience and they want to spend a YEAR to train me for it. (I have been a nurse for 15 years. I worked LTC but I THINK I know a little bit about nursing:uhoh21: )

    Anywho,I will get off for now. HELLO to all who post later today. Have a God blessed day. Donna
  10. by   clemmm78
    Sounds great Donna, what kind of job?
  11. by   TheCommuter
    Good morning to everyone! :kiss

    Fridays are my only day off from both school and work, so I will attempt to seize the moment. I attend school at my local CC Monday through Thursday, and work 16 hour weekend doubles on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Have a fantastic day!
  12. by   nursemary9
    I know you work the weekend doubles, bt I don't think I ever heard what kind of place you work at?
    Hosp, LTC?

    I sure don't know how you work all those doubles!! You are something else!!

    Mary Ann
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    From Thursday's thread:

    Quote from bethin
    Obviously they have too much time on their hands and are not paying attention to their work if they think you read to fast.

    I had that thought myself.

    Quote from bethin
    Zoe, you asked how old my nieces were. They're 24 months. Kennedy has had a biting problem for about a year. We've bit back, spanked, time out, nothing works!! She crawls around on all fours thinking she's some wild animal. Maybe she got it from Baby Einstein? That and Dora are the only things they watch.

    And why the heck is Dora's monkey named Boots?
    re Boots - I have no idea! all I know is that many a baby's first word is: "DORA!" LOL

    Maybe you need to call that Dog Whisperer guy who does behavioral therapy on dogs (actually, on the owners). Sorry - I am kidding, ya know... but ... it is AWFUL to have to put up with that I'm sure! It's hard to want to cuddle with someone (a two year old!) who is so mean! Does she do that to her twin too?

    Peds nurses? Maybe you could post on that forum and ask about it?

    Quote from Cherish
    Hey Zoe...nice to meet ya!
    You too!

    Quote from clemmm78
    I guess I"m obsessing over this but I just thought of something. One of my coworkers asked me last month if I would still be working my weekends when I don't have to work so many hours anymore. When I said that I probably would, she said something to the effect of "good, that's my weekend and I like knowing we'll be working together." What's that all about???
    Not sure what YOU think it means - I think you two need to talk, somehow. But off the floor, definitely.
  14. by   MLF
    Clemm: The job I interviewed for last week is in the hospital. This week, LTC. I have a tenative offer (pending on references and/or some other "if") from both. I have been wanting to get into hospital for years but... The hours are 7a-7p and an hour one-way drive on top of that. Also, they are starting me out as a "new grad" with wages corresponding to that. (I have been a nurse for 15 years but have no hospital experience.) I will probably take the LTC if offered. I want out of LTC but it is closer, better pay, and they respect the knowledge I have gained. (I don't think the hospital does.) Then again, I haven't got a concrete offer. So...I will see. Donna

    Quote from clemmm78
    Sounds great Donna, what kind of job?