Where is BrandyBSN?

  1. I enjoyed reading your posts and haven't seen any for a while. Are you OK?
  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   hoolahan
    I think Brandy is working her rear end off since she graduated.

    PS I moved this to OT per request of Hardknox.
  4. by   KRVRN
    Did she ever have that gastric bypass surgery she was talking about awhile back?
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    Hello! I log into the internet and here is a thread all about me (i feel so loved )

    Hmmm, where to I begin....

    I graduated in May, and Started working nights in the ER in a rural area (we see about 60 pts a day on average, around 30 give or take each shift. There is usually one unit secretary, one doc on nights, and three nurses, and one aid. Working nights really sucks your will to live you know? I feel like I am always either at work, sleeping so that I can be awake at work, or sleeping because I am recooping from work Kevin and I are doing great, and the puppy (Cricket) just turned one year old.

    Starting April 15th, I got a promotion to day shift (both good and bad). The hours will be much better, I will be awake during "normal-people-hours", and I will be more rested (so that I can once again spend time on the boards, and no one sends out a missing person report )

    So yes, I have been working my butt off, and trying to figure out how to be a wife, Nurse, home-maker, and adjust to not being a student anymore. I love my job (my co-workers are another story some nights), and I am really looking forward to the challenges of working day-shift.

    I have been working as a nurse for almost a year now, and I still have not taken PALS (im supposed to take it May 6-7th), but I am done with TNCC, ACLS, and MOderate Sedation. I am working on getting the papers together so that I can volunteer to be an "enucleator" for the Lion's Eye Bank and go be trained to remove eyes for donation. I am also looking forward to doing some sub-teaching on my days off at the high school in Chemistry and A&P.

    I have learned so much in the past year, I feel like I am in a completely different world than I was living in last year at this time. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the Day anymore to accomplish everything I feel like I should be doing. But I do continue to check my email (although several days may lapse between checks, and I hope to be back in full force by the end of April.

    and no... I decided once everything was said and done that gastric bypass was a little too permanent, and I have managed to lose about 37 lbs on my own just not letting my emotional state govern what I eat, and cutting out high carb stuff... so for now, the gastric bypass is on hold... not completely ruled out.. just pushed out of mind for now

    Well Hardknox.. you wondered where I was, so I logged in to write a "quick" note saying that I was still breathing, and here I have written a biography... lol. I still have a tendency to be a little "over-opinionated", we cant ALL be perfect, right? And I hope to be back in leaded instead of de-caf real soon.

    Hugs to everyone! Miss you!
  6. by   suzannasue
    So glad to see a post from you...who cares if it was a bio??? Just glad you are still around...I have been very concerned (old mother hen here !!!)....you know why from the pm I sent...
    Pace yourself...we love you on this BB, you know!!!!
  7. by   Hardknox
    Thanks for the update, Brandy. Sounds like you're doing MORE than great! What a year you've had. Oh to be young again!!!
  8. by   P_RN
    Good to see you Brandy.
  9. by   RNforLongTime
    Thanks for the update Brandy. I would NEVER work day shift on my unit ever ever agian. The SICU resembles a war zone. Too much activity for my liking, although I do enjoy being awake and alive during daylight hours. Like yesterday, I was awake and out in the "real world" for several hours.
  10. by   LasVegasRN
    Hi Brandy!