Joe, sorry to hear J has the flu and that you've been a bit out of sorts. Hope both of you feel better.
J22, hope the exams were completed and the anxiety abated. Sounds like a cluster.
Herring, I had some mysterious bug bites last year that took weeks to heal and which I still have scars on my forearms. Weird.
Stars, if your low was 20 and high was 42. You were colder than us. Our low was 38 and high I think was about 52. Stay warm.
Ted, hope you have a good day off whatever you do.
Work was okay. We're having a seasonably busy time at work, expect for my floor. We have a relatively low census compared to the chaos in the hospital. We have a patient that is 25th in line for an MRI for back pain and numbness. Crazy. That's not counting the countless ERs that are coming in. It's a doubled edged sword, we want the business then someone gets on social media "can you believe I've been waiting two days for an MRI????"
We're scheduled for six gyn surgeries. Scheduled for today.
I took a patient that was the husband of one of the docs NPs. We have nicer and private rooms so I agreed. Turned out I worked with her 20 years ago when she was a relatively new nurse on night shift in the neuro unit. She knew me right away, but it took me a minute but I remember her. Her husband is only 54 and has a new diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and is having some complications with his bile duct. We had some interesting conversations about not sweating the small stuff and what's important as he and his wife busted their butts for a good life with a house and a boat. It made me stop to count my blessings. I get a little anxious when a good deal of my patients with horrible illnesses are now younger than me.
Hope everyone has a good day.
The two-day Winter of 2020 is over. Thank God! It's already int he 50's and will warm up to the 70's today.
I see BC made it safe to South Florida, where it's going to be even a few degrees warmer than here in the central area. Have a great trip BC, if you're reading this.