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Thursday August 8 2019

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Good Morning!

J22, hope the okay to take ibuprofen helps.  It's my favorite pain killer.  I hate when pain lingers like that.  Remember me complaining after my shoulder surgery how prolonged the pain was.  My implants were sore for months on end and still is a bit tender believe it or not and that was over six months ago.  Maybe it's an age thing.  GASP  My social circle is quite small and perhaps would be nice to have a roommate in retirement, but I'm thinking not yet. I really am not a good roommate..too moody.  😂

Stars glad the PT is helping and hope the regimen for the shoulder/arm pain is effective.  

I've lived alone the last ten years and I think with me working still it's the best scenario for me.  My heart does ache that my best friend is retired and stuck at home so much without a large social network.  Hopefully his foot will heal sooner rather than later.

Yesterday was busy I work.  Due to some assignment snafu where we thought I we had a post-op nurse coming in to help, I wound up taking four post ops.  They came out relatively close to each other and it was tough.  When I should have been charting, the other wing had a patient crash and as charge nurse I was there and we sent her to ICU where she coded on the way.  She made it, but sounded pretty grim.  Hopefully she will be okay.

Funny thing is we had have a "rapid response nurse" on call, a newly created position, that I sent into see her 8 hours earlier because she was a SIRS alert and needed 4 liters of oxygen.  Being on the opposite end I never knew she went into the wrong room.  She went into a male room and I clearly said "she" and the patient was not on oxygen and totally fine so she just left.  She defeated the purpose of the position which was to catch things early before they deteriorated and I'm highly frustrated with that.  But she claims I sent her to the wrong room and she wrote it down.  Even if that's true she might have questioned further why this totally opposite sexed person not on oxygen was being questioned by me and clearly she could have seen he wasn't a SIRS alert by looking at his chart.  It didn't dawn on her supposedly highly trained critically thinking mind that perhaps this wasn't the right person.  That said, when the woman crashed, she crashed fast right before our eyes and who knows if anything would have stopped that.

End of rant.

My post is disarranged and some of J22's response above contains a thought that belongs in another paragraph but with the 😂 in it, it's not letting me fix it.  This is me at 6AM posting.  DOH.  

 Not sure part of my posts above are showing with the emojis, but out of time. 

Everyone have a great day.  

Edited by Tweety

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Good morning,

School started and I'm tired already. I have to get up early in the morning after being up in the middle of the night for no reason due to insomnia. By the time I do crash it's time to get up and get the kids to school. Ugh! My days and nights are screwed up.

Tweety, now you know not to depend on that nurse again. Bummer on the patient but take it as a learning lesson. Don't feel bad if the patient's status was too far gone for saving. I know it's easier said than done because if you're like me, you always think what if she could have gotten to the right patient sooner and was there anything we could have done differently, even though you know it's not.

Hello, everyone when y'all come in here.

Now off to wake up my "chirren" *in my country granny's voice*.

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Morning

Busy morning at work, but rest of the day was dead.  Exercised and worked on cross stitch when I came home.

Have to do the grocery shopping after work

J's flight will be leaving this morning, will be back in about 2 weeks

Weather has been a bit warmer but not as hot as it was.  Rain is still holding off, and should until Sunday

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Good Morning -

Tweety - Wow. I hope that the "Rapid Response Nurse" seriously LEARNS from his/her error in judgement (lack of critical thinking for this situation). Wow! Hope today is kinder for you and safer for your patients. Sorry to read about your friend's isolation while he heals. You're a good friend to support him through this.

NurseBlaq - I was going to say something silly like, "Sleep is over rated". But, I know better. It's tough when insomnia sets in. No fun. Hope your sleep is better tonight and that you get the rest that you deserve. (I'm a night nurse, and having a few hours of quality sleep is always a goal of mine.)

Joe - I see that you tried to post pictures, yesterday, of your cross-stitching work. I wonder what might be the issue? As I type this post, I'm seeing at the bottom, here, that the following files are accepted: jpg, jpeg, jig, png, pdf, doc, txt, xml. Might the file-type be "unaccepted", or the file size too big?? I'm sure a moderator/administrator can help you out. I saw the photo that you shared on Facebook. Your work looks great! Hope you're finally able to display your work here! 🙂

Well. . . I was up a good portion of the night editing the 2nd 2-hour long dance video. You know??? I really do enjoy doing this. The work is kind of tedious. But at 2:00 AM in the morning, it's quiet, my loving wife is soundly sleeping (and not rehearsing songs for the musical! L O L!), and it's just a peaceful time to do things like edit video, compose music, etc., etc. Got a lot done last night. Still have a WHOLE LOT more to complete. But I had a nice night, last night.

I went back to bed around 5:30-ish AM. Got a few hours of sleep. Woke up around 10:30-ish AM and been up ever since. It's now 11:17 AM (EST). After I'm done typing here, I'm going to have some lunch, relax a little, then go back to bed around 2:00 PM and hope to catch a few more hours of sleep before leaving for work 
tonight. I'm working tonight and tomorrow night, then I'm off Saturday.  I'll probably see the musical that Amy is in Saturday night.

Nothing much else to share. Hope all have a pleasant day today!

Peace! 🙂

Ted

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I wish a good enough or better day for us all.

I worked 8 or 12 hour nights from 1980 to 2009. I still often sleep well before midnight, wake up for a few hours, and then get my best sleep starting about three or four AM. Why? I don't know because when working I was awahe at those times.

Joe: I couldn't open the pictures. 

Hi Ted!

 

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Afternoon-

My cat is still missing. It's been a week. She's done this before and her longest time MIA was 29 days.  Still, my heart is a little heavy.

We saw the musical Hamilton last night at a beautiful restored theater in Providence, RI. It was definitely worthy of all the hype.  It is nice that they are touring smaller cities and the ticket prices are much more affordable.  We had a nice sushi dinner beforehand.  The theater is located in a neighborhood that I had not explored before.  There were a lot of little cafes, shops, and galleries.  I'll have to go back.

Tweety-That is unbelievable about the Rapid Response nurse.  Holy cow, why didn't she use her brain???

NurseBlaq-School has started already?  Our area doesn't go back til the beginning of Sept.  I hope your sleep gets straightened out.

Joe-I couldn't see the pictures either.

Ted-I hope Amy's musical goes well despite all the snafus and poor leadership.  I hope you get more sleep today.

Hi to Herring, and all else who stop by 

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Yes, Tweety I remember how much discomfort you had with shoulder and oral surgery. Maybe I am just too impatient, but I had hoped things would be feeling better. I did sleep better with using the ibuprofen. The NP didn't recommend a dose, but I see that the OTC package recommends only 1 200 mg tab q 4-6hrs, when I am used to taking 2. It is overcast today, but the sun is supposed to peak out later. Planning to go to Music in the Park; a band named "Space Jam" is on the schedule, with music described as "oldskool and newskool dance covers".  😶 I suspect dh will want to leave early.  

Oop, need to cut my break early, getting called. Later. 

 

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@BCgradnurse They get out in May and go back in early August. They also get long breaks for winter and fall. We didn't do that either so I'm getting used to it.

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Spending my day cleaning up behind the nutty one: I gave the clerks a slip to schedule an intake visit last week using the info that was in the chart, but they hadn't been able to reach the client. So today, I doubled checked other records and lo and behold, I had given them the wrong number, which someone else had placed in the chart. So now care is delayed by a week. And I called a large hospital in Seattle to get an update, which someone else had said I would have trouble finding someone who knew anything. In about 15 minutes I had spoken to the social worker and the NP on the case, and had a fax with a very nice summary of care. Hmmm. 

Ted, it sounds like you have been in your happy place! Hope your upcoming shift interesting but not out of control. 

NB, insomnia, such a drag. That school schedule sounds like what my kiddos had when we lived in Idaho. Maybe a nap is in order? 

BCg, that sounds like a great neighborhood to explore. There are so many lost pet notices in our neighborhood, especially after 7/4. Fingers crossed. 

Hasta la vista

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Nannie told me I look just like my hubby's wife, only *I* am prettier!!! 🤣

She is still on a horrendous tear, we've had no call back from doc, of course! She is mad at everybody about everything, because she is NOT to do as she wishes to do. Little spoiled girl has run smack-dab into her 90 year old self's circumstances that cannot be changed, and no one else is to blame, but she's trying her hardest and best....no, worst...to make us let her get her way. Gonna be a fun night.

Also waiting to hear back from Neuro-Spine nurse about scheduling my, [AHEM, pay attention, I am using the correct terminology:] "Radiofrequency Ablation."  I decided to go ahead with it because I had to cry "UNCLE!" when I got up this morning -----when my LEFT hip decided to display it's knowledge of the signs and symptoms of sciatica. Other than a complete skeletal replacement, or a system that delivers Lidocaine to the hurties, kind of like an insulin pump....neither of which is currently being used...the ablation is all I can get for now. Radiofrequency! WOW! Wonder if they can tune in to WBCN in Boston?

 

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Stars, that is also how they performed my ablation, only in my right atrium. They did ask me my music preference at the beginning of the procedure, so perhaps they do use it to tune in?  🤔

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