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  2. Good morning! Amo, so sorry to hear about your troubles with transport. It remember my Atlanta years in my younger days having to depend on public transportation. It really makes a big difference having to depend on others. Working this weekend. Hopefully the trend of not having 6:1 continues. It really makes a difference in how my days starts out. Had a meh day off. Did three loads of laundry, one of which is still in the dryer I realize, oh well. Went to the gym and cooked. Hope everyone has a great day.
  3. Yesterday
  4. nursej22

    Friday July 23, 2021

    Yo back at 'cha, Stars. And all youse other guys and gals. It's seems to be "don't bother to return any calls" Friday. I am trying to work on a contact investigation and nobody answers their phone. Grrrr, don't they know how important I am, lol. Very nice coworker sort of hinted around about how she has sooo much to do today, including a blood draw on one of her patients, but I absolutely did not volunteer to do it for her. It was one thing when the lady was homebound due to her condition, but she if she can go to the grocery store she can go to the lab draw station. I've trying to clean up file drawers full of out of date info and brochures, and put like with like. I hate organizing but I hate clutter more. Weather is just about perfect, 75 and sunny. I walked over to the coffee shop to meet dd this afternoon. Eldest grandson turned 12 today!
  5. GrumpyRN

    Game of Groans

    ๐Ÿ˜žโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Ž Ah well, there might be another competition, or you could win the lottery. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ฒ
  6. GrumpyRN

    Game of Groans

    This one is a definite GROOOAAANNN! Man went to the doctor's and said, 'I think I'm going deaf.' And the doctor said, 'What are the symptoms?' He said, 'That yellow family on television.'
  7. Good morning! Joe, hope you have a good day. Going to the laundry mat is annoying. J22, that sounds like a very annoying way to spend your time. Stars, not sure if it's a good thing or not that you had a quiet and tiring day. Had an okay day. Worked with a student that worked with me last Thursday and requested me back. I let her do some things which slowed me down but started with only four patients. Got a fifth and the sixth arrived for the next shift so that was luck. Still stayed to past 8:30. I wanted to check my paycheck for Monday to make sure I got paid my bonus money. I was able to see the amount but not the actual electronic "paycheck stub", maybe I can't view that until Monday. Am happy with the amount though. Off today before working the weekend. Hope everyone has a good day.
  8. Last week
  9. amoLucia

    Thursday July 22, 2021

    Joe - is it an on-site pay-to-use laundry system for you? Had something like that when I rented. Each unit had its own laundry room with machines. Hurray for my quarters supply! I'd be going nuts without a functional laundry. If my unit's machines were down, I could just go to the next bldg. stars - hoping things work out for DTL. Sounds more needy & dramatic-type to me. Certainly Hubs doesn't need her drama. j22 - annoying that you had to spend the wasted visit time.
  10. nursej22

    Thursday July 22, 2021

    Yes, covid sucks. I let myself get talked into making a home visit with very nice, OCD nurse (VNON) that took 2 1/2 hours! She thought the man might need assistance to get out bed, so I was going along for that. But a home care aide was there, so basically I stood around for 2 hours and listened to her talk. The aide was there to make sure pt had something to eat, but we needed to collect sputum. But VNON felt like she had to go through her whole TB spiel, instead of collecting, and then letting him eat while she talked. The aide finally had to leave, I had to go out to the car because I was having back spasms. And I suspect the guy had significant dementia and I doubt he understood half of what she said. When she finally gave him the specimen cup to spit in, he refused! Because we rode together I was tempted to call a cab to get back to the office. I was worried I might miss some return calls I had put out, but no one called. But that's the nature of the job. Tweety, that sounds like a very doable assignment. It is pretty amazing how quickly surgeries are discharged, probably for the better. I know when I had my hysterectomy 20 years ago, I had to beg to be discharged on POD2. I knew I could get better sleep and better pain control (cuz I wouldn't have to wait for staff) at home. Joe, still no laundry room? Ooh, I would be hopping mad at this point. I hope this gets resolved soon. I doubt they are reimbursing you for the cost of the laundromat. Dianah, I suppose that is some peace of mind that you and coworkers are not solely responsible to shorting things out. We had one outlet sort of like that--the coffee maker and the electric kettle were plugged in, but if you turned on the coffee maker, you had to unplug the kettle first. Dh went to the dentist this morning to get an impression for his new tooth that goes on the implant post, but they had to do a filling first. 2 stupid implants have taken 2 years to do, and they are still not done. Makes for a grumpy hubby, for sure. Stars, from the outside, it seems that step dtr is rather manipulative, which really sucks for your hubby, who really seems to care. He really needs to talk to someone. Easy for me to say, though. Best wishes. Hullo, everyone else. Later.
  11. Good morning! Joe, hope you had a good day and glad it's looking like no work this weekend. J22, glad you still have a job until you're ready to not have a job. ๐Ÿ™‚ Stars, thanks again for the offer. The TJ's isn't convenient to me and hardly ever go, preferring the locally owned store that's more convenient and I'm afraid the certificate would just sit in my drawer unused. Glad you found a someone to do your nails you like. Dianah, sounds like a good afternoon and way to break up the day. I can't complain about work yesterday. Started with 4:1, got one post op, discharged two, and the last post op went home. So many surgeries that used to stay like this parathyroidectomy used to stay over night, and even in ICU are now going home same day. Got in a botherly-sisterly fight with my boss. I've worked with her 29 years so we're close but she's still the boss when the said we won't have to go 6:1 in our new location. I told her to stop feeding us BS. Yes I used that word. It's one thing to have that as a goal, but so say it's never going to happen is pure fantasy. We got a laugh out of it and she knows I'm right. My unvaccinated coworker with covid is now hospitalized and will be out for a while. I don't know much else. The boss talked to her so she must be okay. Her boyfriend is also in the hospital. Her shifts next week are covered, but I fear there is going to be some unwanted overtime in my future. She apparently is going on short term disability and her doctor says she'll be out at least another three weeks but who knows. One of the other charge nurses goes on vacation next month. Then my vacation is in September. On of our social worker's brother, who is in his 70's is on a ventilator with covid. He was vaccinated with Moderna. Covid still sucks.
  12. dianah

    Wednesday July 21, 2021

    Work went well. I am training one of the cath lab nurses to Stress Lab, and she is doing well. In the morning she did most of the MPIs (Nuclear Medicine cardiac stress tests = Myocardial Perfusion Imaging). Our only afternoon case was a Dobutamine Stress Echo -- which got cancelled. So the tech in charge of Stress Lab set up training time for our new Fellows. We set up a manikin with a mock Dobutamine Stress Test, and simulated the patient developing unstable V-tach. The four Fellows who attended all had to do CPR, and put their heads together to run the "code." One Attending coached, and our stress lab tech (who has taught ACLS for years) helped them along. The scenario was, that the Dobutamine infusion caused the V-tach (not a very common occurance but it can happen). The Fellows did well during the code, however because the VT was caused by the Dobutamine (@ 40mcg/kg/min), we wanted them to think: First, TURN OFF the medication. SECOND, administer the reversal med (Metoprolol IV), along with starting CPR. They did well with the ACLS protocols (administered Epi right away, followed by Amiodarone later in the code, and the appropriate shocks). We all learned something and it was good to be able to ask questions too. My computer was working when I reported in at 0730. The office manager stopped by to report the tech who fixed things now says our two offices are tied into the same electrical circuit along with a refrigerator in the next-door Lab. If the outage occurs again, he says they will re-route the circuits so we are no longer connected. We'll see how things go. At least they admit it was not WE who caused the problem this time!! (though we are using contraband microwave and water heating device! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I did some "housekeeping" stuff in the office in the afternoon, and stopped by the Health Food Store on my way home, for a few things. nurseJ22, good you got a second Cardiology office involved, since the one has turned out so disappointing. I hope this one fills the bill, and MORE, for you! Tweety, good you located your barber and got a good hair cut! Joe, what is your current embroidery project? No Stars, YAY you found a good nail person!! A satisfying accomplishment. Hope your dh sorts through the dgt drama and works out when to pull away and let her just handle things herself. Maybe when she realizes she has no reaction from him, she will desist from burdening him. She will continue if she continues to be rewarded with the behaviour. Hi to BCGrad, herring, and anyone else who shows up! Have a good evening!
  13. Tweety

    Wednesday July 21, 2021

    I'll pass on the Trader Joe's. Thanks so much for thinking of me.
  14. nursej22

    Wednesday July 21, 2021

    Hey ho, quick check in. Working half day this afternoon. Started off reviewing our new TB case. Then my my yearly eval, and guess what, I still have a job, lol. The weather is a bit cooler today and partly overcast. After another unsatisfactory encounter with the cardiology office, I called a new one in Seattle and set up a new patient appointment for September. Good work on tracking down your barber, Tweety. My favorite stylist left to sell real estate and her replacement is just okay. Joe, yup I know the feeling about more heartburn and food intolerance. Sometimes I just have to buy a 2 week course of PPI to knock it down. Ugh, the state data base is calling my name, later.
  15. Good morning! I had a decent day off. I had to track down my barber who apparently quit the shop I go to and found him in the gay section of town at a gay (meaning the barbers are gay and the clientele seemed be gay) barber shop. He is not gay but moving to another location that is opening up downtown within a couple of weeks. But I got a nice hair cut. Made it to hot yoga. Those were my accomplishments. Have a wicked schedule. My usual "bad week" of Wed-Thurs-off-Sat. Sun but also have computer training four hours Monday and 8 hours Tuesday. Ugh Have a great day.
  16. dianah

    Tuesday July 20, 2021

    Fairly quiet day at work. Except just after lunch some fuse blew somewhere, and my computer (not office partner's though), and our office manager's computer both went dead. The wall plugs had no power. This happened a few weeks ago and the staff who showed up to fix things, questioned us: had we been running any microwave or refrigerator or anything else, from the outlets? At the time, I was heating water with an electric unit (pour water in, plug it in, it heats the water and turns itself off when the water is ready), and the office manager was using a microwave (not supposed to have either in the offices). We huddled after power was restored, and decided we just needed to stagger when we were using our contraband units. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But THIS time, I was not using mine, and she was not using hers!! There IS construction going on nearby but not in our immediate vicinity, and if that was the cause, WHY are ours the only two offices (there are six offices on the same side of the corridor) that had the outage??? And, only half my office was "down." I used office partner's computer all afternoon, for NO ONE showed up to tackle and fix the outlet problem. The office manager found another computer to use as well. We'll see what happens tomorrow. My office partner is off Tues and Thurs, for NP school/clinicals. She will be at her desk tomorrow, and I will be in the Stress Lab. I went grocery shopping after work, got some goodies (cherries, blueberries [dh loves 'em!], nectarines, apricots, celery, radishes, bell peppers, etc) for munching. Plus a few other things. Hmmm, No Stars, dh's SS check didn't go in today. It will hopefully be deposited tomorrow (the scheduled deposit day). Hope you can get someone to get the puter working. I could go back to the old-fashioned 'write a check, insert in envelope, seal, address, and mail' method, but doing e-banking is so much easier. It's holding Summer temps at 95-99 degrees daily, but there is usually a wind in the afternoons. Lots of monsoon clouds above the mountains, I hope they are getting rain in the afternoons. I will be glad when evenings start cooling down and days are shorter and cooler as well. Hope you all have a nice evening!
  17. nursej22

    Tuesday July 20, 2021

    Tweety, that sounds like a very reasonable assignment. Yeah, the whole have "only surgical pts" gets set aside quickly when ER is busy and needs to place patients. And they are better off in an inpatient unit than being boarded in ER. I wonder if it's the surgeons who want the floor only for their patients? That used to be a thing at my old hospital. We were considered "dirty" because we got MRSA and CDiff pts, so the ortho didn't want their patients on our floor. And yet we got OHS patients too. Hmm... That sounds a good day, Joe. I get all sorts of weird calls at work, including some spam. And my direct number was printed on brochures for the sleep clinic by mistake. I get at least a call a day to book a sleep study. Yes, Stars, you need to get your computer fixed. I wonder if someone at your senior center could help with that? Weather is mild, breezy, in the 70s. There might be a thunderstorm in the mountains this afternoon. That will be good if it rains, bad if lightening strikes. I did a quick ride out around the beach. Lots of folks walking and biking. Came home and planted some raspberry plants I bought on sale. And picked some more of those flippin' blueberries. I made 18 blueberry muffins yesterday and dh took them to work. I don't usually care for them, but I did have one for breakfast, and it wasn't too bad, if I do say so myself. I could hear my old home ec. teacher (yes, I am that old) lecturing us on the importance of not over-mixing muffin batter cuz that would lead to "tunneling". Weird that I remembered that. Going for a pedicure this afternoon.
  18. Good morning! BC, hope you had a nice birthday. Welcome to the Over 60 Club. Work was okay. I took three post op patients and one ER admit which kept me busy but got off at a decent-for-me 45 minutes late. Staff was actually pretty good with the other nurses starting off with only three patients because they floated in two nurses and we had two techs. Hope that's a sign of things to come. As predicted the "we are only going to have surgical patients" that I called BS was broken the first day and we have medical patients on our unit. It doesn't bother me to have medical patients. We're just not staffed well enough yet but I suppose it's a nice plan for the future. Still we don't do covid or a lot of isolations and all the rooms are big private rooms, some with waterfront views so it's a good floor. Going to play catch up on some chores. Have a couple of new CDs to listen to. I notice I tend to buy CDs of established artists I like like John Mayer and the Bare Naked Ladies new albums, but buy vinyl of indie artists. With all the music available online and Spotify I really don't know why I still collect music. Still it's just chump change and not a lot of money. Although the price of vinyl has gone up significantly since I was kid, but hasn't everything. I'm old. Have a great day.
  19. Tweety

    Monday July 19, 2021

    OMG I do hope that doesn't come to pass. It's always something. I might add it would her wise to never call those numbers, they can get a lot of information by you calling them and it seems they already do. Call your bank directly. Whenever I get a suspicious email to click on a link, or a phone call to call about an issue such as fraud I never call. I call the source or check my statements online. Go Rays!
  20. nursej22

    Monday July 19, 2021

    Likely a scam. Good to check with your bank, especially if the letter had your account number.
  21. nursej22

    Monday July 19, 2021

    Hi All. We would welcome all the rain ya'll would send this way, if only it worked that way. So far, knock on wood, no major fires on "our" side of the Cascades, but time will tell. I am so sorry that you are having to endure so much. And I know that dreary days are depressing. Happy Birthday, BC! I liked to think of 60 as just a number, but I definitely feel some of the agism that goes along with that number. Senior discounts are cool, though, lol. Hi Dianah. Your story about the delivery of your son pulled at my heart strings. My eldest was a big boy and was delivered by c-section, so I had different sort of incision to heal. And this year my big boy is 42! Tweety, I love your message to management about schedules. And your poor tree! I think I remember you saying that rats steal your fruit, so may you won't replace it? And ugh, termites are no bueno! We apparently had a big mollusk die off (clams and mussels) at our beaches during the big heat. I suppose the shorebirds are gobbling them up. I plan to go out to the beach tomorrow to ride, so I am curious to see if there is any impact. Joe it's always nice to know your days off are your own. Good plan to reach out to your minister. I hope he has something to offer. Hi Amo! Stars and Ted, I have adopted a couple of puppies and I say, never again! The yellow lab was so gentle and smart but behind your back she would chew and destroy anything she could get her mouth around. And with a spouse and a child who never put anything away, a lot of shoes were destroyed. And she destroyed my eyeglasses once. The other was a boston terrier and the potty training took so freaking long. Even after she was trained, she would not just go out in the yard unless I went with her. I miss them both, but so much work. Today is meh. I ran some errands first thing, before it got hot: pet food purchase, drop off berries to dd, mailbox, primary ballot dropped off, good will donation dropped off, and a run through the coffee stand. I plan to make some blueberry muffins, just to use up what's leftover. And of course, there's always something to do in the garden. Happy Monday, if that's possible
  22. BCgradnurse

    Monday July 19, 2021

    Morning, all- Yes, Tweety, I'm 60 today. It feels strange. I always thought people in their 60s were old. I don't feel old. I think 60 today is a lot different than 40 years ago. It's still raining here. It's getting very depressing. I wish we could ship some of this rain out West. We've had 13 inches of rain so far this month. Enough already. Tweety-Sorry about your tree. The last thing you want is termites. I hope the red tide situation clears soon. We're having some of it up here, too. Shellfish beds are closed. Joe-I hope you're able to get some good guidance from your pastor. Ted-Thank goodness Sedona doesn't mind going out in the rain. Hope work goes well for you. Hi to everyone else. Have a good day!
  23. Ted

    Monday July 19, 2021

    Good Morning - Tweety - Sad to read about your tangerine tree. Any thought about planting a new one?!? Also, sad to read about the Red Tide. Its effects can be devastating. Joe - Hope you show your recent embroidery project once it's completed. You do very nice work! Hope your minister is able to help as you seek advice on spiritual direction. Yesterday was another rainy, wet day. A co-worker shared photos of her property, with a stream on it, that shows the unfortunate effects of all of the rain that this area of the country is getting. The rainy weather has been near-relentless. Gratefully, the new pump in our basement is working as intended. Neurotically, I frequently check our basement for any signs of more flooding. So far, so good. Interestingly, the puppy doesn't mind the rain at all. She still does her "business", and still rumps around the wet grass. We're getting good at drying her off after being outdoors in the wet. I'm working tonight in the ICU. Tomorrow, I'm working extra as Shift Director. I'm off Wednesday night. Thursday morning, I have mandatory Skills Day. It's when we have to demonstrate certain "skills" (without being prompted), like managing chest tubes, restraints, etc., etc. Most of these "skills" are ones that we rarely use (especially as compared to larger, higher-census, higher-acuity hospitals). We also review scenarios for ACLS, PALS, etc. It's all good. Hope all have a pleasant day today. . . Ted
  24. Good morning. Ted, when management said August would be handled just like July, I hope you said "Oh hell to the no it's not." BC, did you just turn 60???? Say it isn't so. Happy Birthday belated. I got the front and back yard mowed and noticed that my tangerine tree is dead and collapsed into my fence. I need to have it hauled out so termites don't take up residence. I wonder if it was struck by lightening as we have a lot of storms this time of year. I went to beach and had a nice short walk with best friend. The red tide washed up a bunch of dead fish that best friend said wasn't there this morning and the stench was too much when we sat to watch the sunset and we left. Lots of people out but this week is supposed to be bad. Sad situation. Have a good day.
  25. Ted

    Sunday July 18, 2021

    Good Morning - Time is flying by, it seems. Last week, I worked 5 shifts in a row, which is a rare thing for me. The first three were 12-hour shifts in the ICU. The last two were 8-hour shifts as Shift Director. So, it's been the usual "Eat, Sleep, Work" thing, but with the additional "Take Care of Puppy" thing thrown in for good measures. Happily, Saturday was my 1st night off from work. Today - Sunday - is my 2nd night off from work. A number of us are picking up extra shifts to help fill all of the Shift Director holes that exist. It seems like it's never going to end. I inquired about officially starting the "full-time" position as Shift Director. THIS would help with all of the staffing holes for this role. The "DON" (Vice-President of Operations) told me that she did not want to compromise staffing for the ICU. She added that the month of August will be treated like the month of July, with capable people picking up extra shifts. For the record, there's a Per Diem nurse starting, next week, for the ICU, and there is another nurse starting out the 1st week of August who will be one of our ICU's full-time staff nurse. So, staffing is looking good for the ICU. I'm failing to see the problem of me FINALLY taking over the role as Shift Director in August. One thing is for sure, I do not plan on working 54+ hours a week again any time soon, like I did this past week. I don't even like working "just" the extra 48 hours per week, which I did the previous week (after working 54+ hours the week before that!!). I am already a bit burned out, to say the least. The puppy. . . We eagerly await her adulthood. She's calming down a bit. But she still get a little nippy-bitey sometimes. She's cute, though. (But do NOT let the cuteness fool you! She's a devil in disguise!! LOL!) Yesterday, Amy and I have been re-arranging our home to accommodate the puppy. We put Amy's audio/video studio workstation upstairs, back into her room from the room we made for her downstairs. Hopefully this is only temporary, but Amy isn't able to get any of her video projects done with her workstation downstairs near where the puppy lives. Later today, we hope to re-arrange our living room furniture so that the puppy can see and be seen easier while we relax on the couch and watch television. One couch is dedicated for the puppy to sit with us as she chews her chewy-sticks. It's a nice and relaxing time for all of us, until the puppy gets all nippy-bitey. It's been raining a lot these past couple of days. It's supposed to rain for most of the day, today. It's supposed to rain most of this week, actually. Why isn't the rain happening to the parts of the country that actually NEEDS the rain?!? We all are tired of it!! At least our basement is not flooding again, thanks to the new pump that we installed a couple of weeks ago. Later on today, I'm going to try to catch up on reading this past week's Daily Diary posts. I hope all are doing well, and all keep well! Tweety - I hope your overtime shift, tomorrow, is kind to you! Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Ted
  26. Good morning! Dianah, happy belated birthday to your son. That's quite an entrance into the world from such a petite mother. J22, did you go truck shopping? Some friends recently got a small trailer to tow around and are camping right now at a state park north of here. Lots of places to camp around here but this time of year it's too hot. But they were anxious to start using it and are dealing with the heat. Also I think summer rates here are cheaper due to less demand. I hope as time marches on you enjoy it. BC, hope you enjoyed the party. I don't know what a fire pit is but sounds like you're happy to receive it as a gift. Stars, was glad to hear that Tampa Bay won. They seem to be having a good season. Their stadium is here in St. Petersburg actually and not Tampa. For several years they've been complaining about it, treating to move, and want a new venue but they have a contract with the city. I think it's inevitable they get their way and get a new stadium especially if they can brag about being a winning team. The city is already making plans what to do with the stadium when they leave. Hopefully in another city. Good riddance. Our weather is like yours...hot humid good chance of afternoon showers and repeat. Unlike some of our northern friends we aren't going to really get a break. Our break comes a bit when it rains and "cools down some". Glad your husband got the vaccine despite the rhetoric. I think in his heart of hearts he knows if he got covid it wouldn't be a good course of events. The official number for covid here last week is over 45,000 cases which is double the week before. 231 deaths. For the sixth straight week vaccination rates have fallen. And so it goes...... I'm up early so I can get to bed at a decent time for an overtime shift tomorrow. I plan to mow. During the rainy season I have more much more often which unfortunately is during the heat. Yesterday was an okay day. Went to the gym and washed sheets so goals were accomplished. I stopped by the store on the way home from yoga and got some pad Thai that was vegan and splurged on some "Korean sunflower seed sprouts" which basically is seasoned sprouts. It was all good. Had a cookie for dessert. Have a great day.
  27. dianah

    Saturday July 17 2021

    Hello nurseJ22, we must have posted at the same time. Appreciated reading your update! What kind of trailer are you interested in getting? We started with a 28-ft trailer (bunk bed area, walk-around bed area, nice couch and kitchen), and since have changed to a Class C, 24 ft total ("house" is 21 feet, just big enough for us two, our instruments, and the pupper). We have not traveled much (mainly only in California, for bluegrass festivals). That may change after I retire (depending on how we can arrange pet care when we're gone).
  28. dianah

    Saturday July 17 2021

    Good morning all. I merged the two threads, thanks for the report Tweety! Joe, too bad the get-together was cancelled, but how miserable it would be for J to have gone, sniffing and sneezing? Hope he turns a corner soon w/allergies. Re: bluegrass music: I would be happy to send you one of our latest CDs of gospel music, done with bluegrass instruments (not necessarily all bluegrass music, though). Most are hymns or traditional gospel songs/music, done in our style. PM me the address to send it to, if you are interested. Tweety, keep on keepin' on! Enjoy your weekend off! BC, getting close to The Big Day!! Thanks for sharing plans and happenings with us, it's nice to (remotely) be a part of it all! So excited for you both! Love the fire pit gift, sounds like you will enjoy it! Today is oldest ds's birthday, he is 32! We all went to lunch last weekend when youngest ds and his wife were out visiting. Oldest ds got his card and some cash in it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I texted him a HB greeting for today. He was a 9# 4oz baby, and I got "almost" 4th degree tears when he came out. My GP was delivering (at the hospital where I worked at the time), and I remember, after the baby was delivered, him leaning on my abd yelling "fundal pressure!!" ๐Ÿคจ I think I lost a liter of blood. He called the OB/Gyn Attending to assist with stitching me up (which took an hour and a half). Yes I was lightheaded when I got up later! They tanked me up with NS and discharged me the next day (with iron supplements). Hgb was apparently just barely above the level required for an infusion. Obviously, I recovered. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do recall an instance of typical nurse mentality. ๐Ÿ˜‰ An hour after I had been in recovery area, the nurse came in with a wheelchair, to take me to my assigned room. Nurse: I'm here to take you to your room, come get in the wheelchair. I sit up and transfer, and just got SO dizzy (didn't know Hgb at the time), I bent over to put my head near my knees. Nurse: Mrs H, sit up Me: I can't Nurse: Mrs H, sit up Me: I can't, I'll faint! I hear her roll her eyes (really!! like, "i don't need this now! [we all know that feeling!!]) and grab another nurse to lift me and plop me back down on the bed. After they had infused me with some NS, I was able to transfer and made it to the room, which had the TINIEST bathroom: so narrow, it only contained the toilet and a couple inches clearance on each side (sink outside the little room). HOWEVER, because of all my stitches, it was helpful to have the walls so close. I could lean on one, then lean on the other for support, taking pressure off the painful sides one at a time, as I sat on the toilet! I know, I know: TMI!!! lol! Dh is getting dialed into Zoom Sabbath School, I can hear them doing sound checks. I will finish my tea and take my vitamins and medications. Y'all have a good day!
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