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Thursday January 6, 2022

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Good morning!

Hi Joe, hope you have a good day and that J is home safe and sound.

J22, hope you can get the MRI.  Pacemakers used to be a hard stop for MRI where I work, but I'm sure it's been updated.

Work has been meh.  I'm orienting a new hire.  She's split between me and a part time nurse that works two days a week and she'll be with me the third.  She's only been shadowing so far.   I let them shadow one day, and then it's time to work and do something rather than just watch me work.  She's had two days of shadowing.  Time to start real world work.  

We've been busy with ER admits as it's our season to get tourists and snowbirds added into the mix.  Prior to Omicron we were having a good season.  We'll see how it impacts things.  Sounds like Omicron is having a lot of positives, but not making people horribly sick around here.  But it's hitting A LOT of people.  

Have a great day.

 


 

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Tweety hope work is better and things don't get too crazy

NJ22 hope you can get that MRI scheduled soon

Stars 54 sounds nice, was around 10 yesterday

Hi Dianah

Little sleepy, woke up once or twice, think was having a bit of reflux and a stuffy nose.  Will try some antacids before bed, might try allergy meds too.   

Work was fine, found out yet another coworker quit so a bunch of us are working on her stuff to keep it up to date.  There are enough of us that it isn't too bad.  Turnover is surprising, but I guess that's true everywhere

Was very cold and windy last night, got groceries and then relaxed a bit before choir.  Was nice not having bell choir as well, gives me more time

Nothing unusual going on today, as least I hope

Will continue to be cold, below 20 the next 2 days, thankfully it'll warm up by the weekend

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Wow, we got another 8 inches of snow overnight, with a little drifting. I had to dig a little snow to get out of my driveway, but I was only an hour late. I don't think digging snow is good for my back. The MRI will happen when it happens. With my luck, nothing will show, and I will be back to square one. 

It is supposed to warm up and rain this afternoon, but for now the temp is in the 20s. 

Yeah, I think turnover is true every where. We have had quite a bit here, plus many of us are close to retirement. The hospital is offering substantial bonuses for new hires. If I was 10 years younger...

Ha, ha, little bows? It will be an interesting observation of usage. I wonder if only a few were out at a time, would she go through less? Does she only replace them out of habit and not because its needed? The demented mind works in mysterious ways. 

I plan to write to the imaging office to ask them to consider updating their policy. Maybe the pacer reps are refusing to go to free standing facilities? Those interrogator machines used to be pretty heavy to lug around, but I think they are much smaller now. Yes, there used to be all sorts of restrictions on MRIs, but there are a lot of people with implants who need imaging! 

Down off my high horse. And back to the hamster wheel. 

Ta

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1 hour ago, nursej22 said:

Down off my high horse. And back to the hamster wheel. 

Ta

Now that's funny. /////  There's that new sleep apnea procedure that would prob fall under that restrictive magnetic umbrella. Would add ammun to your cause. The Inspira machine requires implantation of 3 pieces, along the lines of a PMR. I think as the technique becomes more common, more folks might face your restriction.

Don't knock the little bows thing --- I pull off the adhesive strip & crumple it inside the plastic wrapper before I trash it. Just know, I am VERY AWARE if it un-crumples ...   /////  I was going to suggest going down a size of pad. It may just be that she really may not be dampening them enough that the pads should be changed. Just habit possible, but even a little dampness might be uncomfortable for her. A 'lower' size = more pads per bag = less costly. Pads can also be ordered thru Amazon (et al) and can be set for AUTO-DELIVERY.

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Howdy Boies and Gurlers!

It's been a cold windy day, but no record-breaking temps or winds. Sunny for most of the day, and then clouded up around 4 PM. Nannie's profound remark was, "Boy, I tell you what! When it gets cloudy, it gets CLOUDY, doesn't it?!!" Yep, it does. 

Nannie puts off going to the bathroom as long as she can, and then starts leaking the moment she moves toward sitting up before standing up. Yeah, so, her pads are wet, not just damp. Husband declines the idea of auto-delivery for her supplies. She's well into the pack of 27; haven't been keeping count, just wondering how long it takes to go from 27 to 0.

Good news for goats: The a-hole across the street who got the goats for his baby girl, (remember when they escaped?) ---he is giving the goats to his next-door neighbor. Their 'new owner' is currently building them a pen in his back yard. They have 3-4 dogs and some chickens and a rooster, and I'm not sure about the pig or pigs they got a while back. Anyway, the goats are going to a good home and be well taken care of.

Funny thing....the a-hole's wife who left him, also took out a restraining order out on him, and SHE has been burning up his cellphone calling him something like 47 times the other day, to tell him she is going to ruin his life and make sure he goes to jail. He, per his lawyer, is not to answer any emails, texts, calls, and he is not to speak to her at all. I wonder....isn't she breaking the law by not going by the restraining order she requested and was granted? By what she is doing, she is taunting him, trying to provoke him. Well, neither of them are too logical with their thought processes. D'oh! Pity their lawyers!!!!

Tweety, I loved it: "Time to start real world work". I hope she steps up to the challenge and really helps you like one of your last orientees did. 

amoLu, Sorry, but crumpling the paper has nothing over tying it into bows. You know how when you make a bow, you put your thumbs to widen the ribbon-loops so they stand out? Nannie does that to both the paper that covers the adhesive and to the pink outer wrapper. All perfect little bows you could put on a gift-wrapped box or attach to a ponytail. Think of it! Fashion-Forward and Ecological Braggadoccio:  "Re-Purposing" 🤮 That's just a newer way of saying the old New England adage: "Use it up, make it do, wear it out."

Have been busy-busy all day, piddling around with picky-pooky work; ie a gazillion little detail things, one of which was filling medisets. I did finally get those stacks of clean clothes hung up and put away, so that's something.

"Down off my high horse and back to the hamster wheel" ---- I am SO stealing that expression!

 

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