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Good Morning!

Stars, good to hear from you.  Hope the surgery at least deals with the one issue.  I know you have lots of gypsies, but this one seems to be getting you good.  I find us by going to the right "What's Happening" and click "Clubs" and that the top in between "Home" and "Events" is "Entries" which I click and find the topics.

 For the record, especially with the site being slow I think it's a bit silly.  I got an invite to look at it and give some input prior to the site going up and I declined, so I lost my chance to give input, so I'll just complain and deal.  LOL

Had one of those busy days of working nonstop. I took a lunch break but otherwise didn't sit down and worked steadily until I clocked out at 8:30 again.  I managed to get three patients discharged and move the two left to another side.  We're full and probably short staffed.   There's something going around and typically nine or more people are calling in sick in the hospital and we don't have that many to spare.

Slept a long hard sleeping pill induced sleep.  Was so stressed just wanted to turn my mind off.  I have the daughters from hell. I swear their negative energy is making their mother sick. Of all the patients we have the on having the complications of UTI, hypoxia and confuse is her.  The hover over her and are so toxic and the mother can't handle the tiniest bit of pain and she's so slow.  I need break but will take her back.  Don't want to wish her on anyone.

One more day and I'm off.  

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Tweety hope today isn't as bad as yesterday

My Sat was quiet.  Dad was away so I spent most of the morning cooking.  Ran errands and exercised.  Practiced choir music too.  Began reaching out to people on LinkedIn in case I do decide to switch jobs

Up early today, have church an hour early thus choir an hour early.  Have the congregational meeting after church, have to remember to bring my dish for the potluck afterwards.  I won't be eating as I'm meeting J for lunch at one of our usual places

Going to be cold all week with record cold on Tues and Wed.  Thankfully choir practice is cancelled for Wed.  With the cold and cloudiness it does get a bit depressing

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You are a good co-worker, Tweety.

My abdominal wound patient agreed to wear the binder when getting up, so the dressing would stay in place.

Too bad she didn't actually follow through. Yes, I had to do that damn dressing twice, during my shift.

I was so pissed. She is in her right mind. 

Only one more night with this group!

I really do like my patient with the trach. She is great.

Sunny here today. It is supposed to reach 50 degrees tomorrow, then plummet.

Time for bed.

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It's a guided tour and some of the time is free in some places, so I'll let you know.  I would never call anything Scottish cute.  I'm afraid of the Scottish.  You have a reputation of being the most violent in Europe.  But then again you have knives instead of guns like us and are no way near as murderous as the US.  LOL

Afternoon all, I know I have not posted here for a while but I was having a discussion with Tweety on another thread and did not want to hijack it. (There is enough trouble on that thread already).

Hi Tweety, you do not need to be afraid of us - honest. As I said, we do like Americans. You are correct, no guns but the knife crime you are hearing about is mostly in London and mostly (sadly) between young black men. It is gang and drug related. Not saying Scotland does not have problems but you should not be bothered with it.

I do not live in Edinburgh but visit occasionally. The reason I mentioned money is because I was in a pub and an American lady sitting next to me said "Isn't your money cute." I will agree that it is a bit more colourful than American money having different colours for £5, £10, £20, £50 and rarer, £100. Plus you will see Bank of Scotland notes, Royal Bank of Scotland notes, Clydesdale Bank notes, Bank of England notes and in Edinburgh you may come across Irish bank notes. Don't worry, they are all spendable.

If you have free time in Edinburgh and are looking for some tea I can recommend Eteaket in Frederick Street in the new town, superb selection of teas (I like the 'life a peach') and nice cakes. In the old town you have The Royal Mile with the castle at the top and the Scottish parliament, Dynamic Earth and Palace of Holyrood House at the bottom with lots of shops, and pubs in between. Are you doing the Outlander thing?

Anyway, enjoy your visit when it comes. "Fàilte gu Alba."

 

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Hello Tweety, Joe, Nel, Grumpy, and whoever is here later.

Tweety: I hope that ladies daughters go to lunch for a loooong time.

Anthat Nel's patient wears the binder.

Hard as it is to deal with for an entire shift you are doing good helping people.

Gotta put on gloves and deal with the pine needles. The wind last week left LOTS of them.

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Tweety, hang in there for one more shift.

Wonder where that family's dysfunctional-ism comes from?  Guilt?  The way it's always been?  Sure sucks energy, yes?  Perhaps you can pierce the gloom in some way and let some light in for the patient.

Hope your call-offs are less today.

Joe, what did you cook?  Sounds like a busy day, especially getting to church an hour early!  Did you make ranch beans for the social?

Hopefully J is feeling well.

Hello Grumpy, good to see you here!  I have read the Alexander McCall Smith series set in Edinburgh and would love to visit and see its sights.

Actually, that's only one of many places I'd love to see/visit.  Given the time and money, that is, God willing!

herring, hope you have those pine needles cleaned up in a jiffy!  Loved seeing the dogs out "helping" you!  Pearl has such a sweet face.

Lil Nel, hope you can get your sleep in before your last shift of the weekend, and that it remains dry (I know it will be cold) for the horses and barn cats.

We had a nice visit with our friends M & S yesterday, have not seen them in, oh, 30 years!!!!  We met while attending the Eagle Rock SDA Church, many years ago.  Dh worked with him for a year or two, learning to restore and repair instruments.  M has a wonderful collection of old and unique instruments, and dabbles also in restoring cool old cars (has a Viper, a Woody, etc).   S is a retired RN, very sweet person.   We met some of their neighbors who dropped by, and our fiddler K and her SO joined us.  We did a little music for them, and K got to play their lovely baby grand piano.

We got home after 11. 

I am looking into getting tickets to see Maria Muldaur and John Sebastian (founding member of The Lovin' Spoonful)  on Sat 2/2 in Indio.  M & S talked about going, and we will be halfway there earlier in the day, working on some music with our friend C in Yucca Valley (in preparation for helping him with a church program 2/9).  I have never heard either artist in concert, this should be fun!  I hope she does a lot of gospel songs.

My computer screen was blank earlier when I opened it.  I restarted it probably four times, then left it up/open, hoping the heat of being "in use" would help.  Apparently it (or something else!) did, for it is now up and functioning.  Dh says it's the back screen light that is going out.  Is probably an easy fix but I will be without it for a couple weeks, likely.  Dh's keyboard is giving him problems too, he will need to get that looked at.  The laptops are almost four years old (apparently this is "old" in laptop-world!  they are not designed to last forever!).  We are discussing repairs (dh's has already has motherboard replaced, was out 4 weeks) VS replacement.  It's always something, eh?

Have a good day!

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, dianah said:

Tweety, hang in there for one more shift.

Wonder where that family's dysfunctional-ism comes from?  Guilt?  The way it's always been?  Sure sucks energy, yes?  Perhaps you can pierce the gloom in some way and let some light in for the patient.

Hope your call-offs are less today.

Joe, what did you cook?  Sounds like a busy day, especially getting to church an hour early!  Did you make ranch beans for the social?

Hopefully J is feeling well.

Hello Grumpy, good to see you here!  I have read the Alexander McCall Smith series set in Edinburgh and would love to visit and see its sights.

Actually, that's only one of many places I'd love to see/visit.  Given the time and money, that is, God willing!

herring, hope you have those pine needles cleaned up in a jiffy!  Loved seeing the dogs out "helping" you!  Pearl has such a sweet face.

Lil Nel, hope you can get your sleep in before your last shift of the weekend, and that it remains dry (I know it will be cold) for the horses and barn cats.

We had a nice visit with our friends M & S yesterday, have not seen them in, oh, 30 years!!!!  We met while attending the Eagle Rock SDA Church, many years ago.  Dh worked with him for a year or two, learning to restore and repair instruments.  M has a wonderful collection of old and unique instruments, and dabbles also in restoring cool old cars (has a Viper, a Woody, etc).   S is a retired RN, very sweet person.   We met some of their neighbors who dropped by, and our fiddler K and her SO joined us.  We did a little music for them, and K got to play their lovely baby grand piano.

We got home after 11. 

I am looking into getting tickets to see Maria Muldaur and John Sebastian (founding member of The Lovin' Spoonful)  on Sat 2/2 in Indio.  M & S talked about going, and we will be halfway there earlier in the day, working on some music with our friend C in Yucca Valley (in preparation for helping him with a church program 2/9).  I have never heard either artist in concert, this should be fun!  I hope she does a lot of gospel songs.

My computer screen was blank earlier when I opened it.  I restarted it probably four times, then left it up/open, hoping the heat of being "in use" would help.  Apparently it (or something else!) did, for it is now up and functioning.  Dh says it's the back screen light that is going out.  Is probably an easy fix but I will be without it for a couple weeks, likely.  Dh's keyboard is giving him problems too, he will need to get that looked at.  The laptops are almost four years old (apparently this is "old" in laptop-world!  they are not designed to last forever!).  We are discussing repairs (dh's has already has motherboard replaced, was out 4 weeks) VS replacement.  It's always something, eh?

Have a good day!

 

 

 

For the week I made crock pot Italian chicken with mushrooms and sweet potatoes

I forgot to bring the beans when I went to church.  Since they had plenty of food I just froze it for the next event

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Thanks Grumpy for all the good information.  I'm not really afraid.  Scottish pub tempers are a bit legendary, but I'm sure it's a stereotype.  LOL

Nel, you know good and well that patient knows what she's doing.  Those patients can really suck the life out of you.

This site is too slow to log into, sometimes it moves fast other times too slow.  

Sorry but I'll see you guys another day.

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Good Evening!

I have "Hibiclenzed" all over tonight and will do the same early in AM, so I can be a sparkling clean, antibacterialized patient in the morning. I will be sleeping on freshly laundered sheets and in freshly laundered PJ's,  also as instructed. I'm following their rules and orders to a "T".  And I have NO daughters to harrass the nurses, so I hope to be the "BEST" patient of the day! (Gads, if I had relatives like that woman, Tweety, I would FORBID them to visit me in the hospital!

Had to borrow a pair of sweatpants from hubby, as "loose clothing" is the Hospital's Surgery Center's required patient-dress-code. Funny to realize I have not one single pair of sweats, neither pants or sweatshirts! A reverse fashion snob? I dunno, but when in I was in grade school and EVERYBODY wore sneakers, I absolutely REFUSED to own a pair of sneakers,( though I reluctantly had a pair for gym class) I didn't want to "match" my peers; besides which, walking to school (three-quarters-of-a-mile) on freshly tarred roads during the warm weather, while wearing sneakers, made one's feet unbearably hot and sweaty.

Yeah, Tweets, I only WISH there was a miracle cure for 'the gypsies' living within. I am just hoping the cyst stays shaved and doesn't return. I don't like feeling the bones of my pelvis yelping and tugging; it isn't "normal". Those damn aching pains down the back of my thigh, through my knee, and down to the tendon bundle twixt ankle and dorsal foot.

...well, it's almost worse than that sciatic TWANG. The twang HURTS but eases off. But that singing-aching going on and on ... OY!

It kind of almost reminds me of when, as a child,  I had 'growing pains' in my legs. I would cry and say to my mother, "Mommmmm, My EGGS are LAKING!" and she would massage them and wrap them in warm towels. What a good mother!

One hour and 45 minutes left to slake my thirst before The NPO Hour...

Hoping to be discharged in the PM, though at what time....who knows?!

Yah, so maybe tomorrow PM I will be home and stop by here!

See yez!

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Good luck, Stars!!!!

Oh, yes, Tweety. This woman knows exactly what she is doing.

Right at shift change, tonight, she took herself to the bathroom, barefoot, without the binder, and guess what? 

I reinforced the dressing because I had no time to fiddle with it.

She just undid, the ace wrap on one of her legs that has dressing for skin graft.

I said: How did this happen? The ace wrap should hold it in place!

Her: I don't know.

0730 can't come fast enough!!!!!

On the bright side, day shift nurse told me three of my patients LOVE me, and went on about how happy they were to have me back.

But I could literally strangle, this one patient.

If you don't want to cooperate, please leave!!!!!!

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