Thursday, March 22, 2007

  1. It's me again!!! Are you sick of me yet??

    Procedure is at 0930 but I have to be there an hour before so they can search my body for a vein - I'm a notoriously bad stick. The nurses see me and pick straws to see who gets the first shot.

    I don't know about the rest of the country, but the midwest is having some wonderful weather! It's supposed to rain today though.

    Have a great Thursday!
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  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   nursemary9
    GOOD MORNING, LITTLE PEEPS!!

    Hi Beth
    Thanks for starting the thread!!

    Good Luck with the procedure!! I always had VERY bad veins, too---until I went for my surgery last year------suddenly I sprouted GREAT veins---lucky RN who got to start my IV--got in with a 16g!!!! Unheard of for me!!!

    In Chicago, the temp was VERY nice--however--we had HORRIBLE thunder storms most of the day with absolutely terrible rain---coming down in buckets; We also had real high winds!!

    I'm at work; I just walked into work & the first thing they said was that they tried to call me to give me low census, but I was all ready gone; So they gave it to the other nurse who was still at home.!!!
    Oh well!!! Now I am charge; and we have 4 empty beds!!
    Well, we'll see how it goes.

    I'm off Thur & Fri nites.

    Well, got work to do

    See you later

    Mary Ann
  4. by   bethin
    I hate when that happens! They'll call at 0530 to give me low census and then when I call them back they say they gave it to someone else. Bummer.

    So that must mean it's been a good night? Hope you don't fill those empty beds.

    Wish we would have had some storms. Maybe today. I love spring and summer with all the storms, tornadoes, and lightening. I've thought about taking a tornado alley tour. Spend 2 weeks in a van following storms. Would you believe my favorite movie is Twister?
  5. by   Cherish
    Hey Bethin and Mary! Gmornin everyone!

    Hope your procedure goes well Bethin,:icon_hug: in case your nervous.

    I am just going to chill today and put in some applications to get a job, hopefully, as a unit secretary or phlebotomist.

    Its going to be a nice day today and in the 80's this weekend. I'm pondering if I should go to the beach. What do y'all think?
  6. by   bethin
    Quote from Cherish
    Hey Bethin and Mary! Gmornin everyone!

    Hope your procedure goes well Bethin,:icon_hug: in case your nervous.

    I am just going to chill today and put in some applications to get a job, hopefully, as a unit secretary or phlebotomist.

    Its going to be a nice day today and in the 80's this weekend. I'm pondering if I should go to the beach. What do y'all think?

    Thanks Cherish. This is my ninth colonoscopy and the first time I'm nervous. Last time did not go well, with them doping me up to the max and me still wide awake. It was torture with me calling the doc some very nasty names. This time they're using propofol, which I've had with an EGD. I just want to sleep. I'm up to the br every 30mins and then at 430 I have to start the prep again.

    Go to the beach!!! If I lived near a beach I would get nothing done. I love laying on the beach all day, with my ipod and a good book, basking in the sun's warm glow and smelling the salt and feeling the breeze through my hair. Ahhh, it's so relaxing.
  7. by   Cherish
    Yes it is...guess I'll be going to Wilmington this weekend since I plan to go to Myrtle next month. Love going to the beach and picking up sea shells.

    9th Colonoscopy procedure wow...sorry to hear that. I've never had surgery or any procedure but I do know I would be a nervous wreck.
  8. by   clemmm78
    good morning everyone. good luck with the colonoscopy Bethin. Been there, done that but not quite as many times!

    It's almost 5 a.m. here - couldn't sleep and am going to the clinic yet again at 8 a.m.

    Good news is that I got a good chunk of the never ending project worked on last night - I just made sure not to hit the space bar with my thumb. I managed pretty well as long as I kept from whacking it against the desk and other places. There are two more parts to this never ending project and then I can finally invoice the client. Next time, interim billing is going in to the contract!
  9. by   Tweety
    Good Morning! It's a workday for me.
  10. by   jmgrn65
    Good Morning
    Bethin Good Luck with your procedure, and the iv sticks.
    Mary ann hope your night went well.
    Cherish there is something about being on a beach, sitting near the water. nice!!
    Clemm are you doing warm soaks or the dakins?
    Tweety I hope your day goes well
    Last edit by jmgrn65 on Mar 22, '07 : Reason: still asleep
  11. by   sirI
    good morning











    hope everyone has a good day.



    bethy, i'm thinking about you today. please let us know. ((((hugs)))) and prayers.



    let me grab a cuppa for i have much to do today........again.
  12. by   compassion1
    Good morning everyone. Gotta take the car in, again, today. The mechanic I know and trust is going to be there. I was leary about the one yesterday and do not trust her at all. Then I've got to see about my income tax...and pray.

    Bethin, I'll be praying, too, about your procedure.

    Mary Ann, I hope your night was uneventful. Sleep well today, K?

    Cherish, I agree with Bethin. Go to the beach. I might of done that if I didn't have so much to do. Whoops! Cancel that. I'd of been to work today. Well, tomorrow on my day off.

    Clemmm, can you get a nap in after your clinic visit? I hope they can, finally, get your poor thumb better.

    Tweety and jmg, I hope your day goes well for you both.

    Siri, did ya sleep OK? Any news from dh on how your mil is doing? I hope his trip was uneventful. Is Sheshe behavin' ? Tell her Auntie Marilyn's gonna pin her ears back iffin she doesn't. Aw, heck! Who am I kidding? I'd probably snuggle her and give her a scratch behind her ears. I'm such a sucker.

    Well, got to get out of here. The garage is officially open. Please pray it's not an expensive trip, K? Thanks. TTFN
    Last edit by compassion1 on Mar 22, '07
  13. by   donsterRN
    Good morning, everyone. Enjoying my 2nd cup o' coffee and the news that it's going to be in the mid 60's today! I have to go to lab at the campus this afternoon; another test today. But it'll be a beautiful drive; the campus is in the hills outside of town.

    Not much else is happening. I'm ok to register for fall classes beginning next Wedensday, and I ordered my books. Turns out Barnes and Noble has access to them at better prices (generally) than amazon.com. Plus, I have a member discount at B/N, so I saved about $120. Always a good thing.

    Beth, I hear you about the colonoscopy. Take care, OK? I'm thinking about you.

    Siri, any news about mil?

    Good morning Marilyn, Clemmm, Cherish, Tweety, Julie, Siri, Beth, Mary Ann, and to anyone I've overlooked, and to those yet to come. Happy Thursday to you all. Be well, be blessed, be safe, be happy.

    Peace.

    Don
  14. by   muffie
    good morning from up across the 54 th parallel

    siri and bethin you are in my thoughts today

    clemmm, is that stubborn thumb any better ?

    i'm on my second of 3 days off and yesterday was amazingly restful
    tammy says hi

    coffee is ready and i must get me some

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