Saturday, September 27, 2008

oh joy

So today I worked and for once in a long while it was okay. Last time I worked I ran my ass off trying to make sure my patient was hemodynamically stable...and then she was coded. I worried all night and couldnt sleep. It has been crazy at the hospital lately and I sometimes think I want to leave, but then I have a good day. Today was one of those days. Lets hope tomorrow is more of the same!

Also it's nice when patients appreciate all the work you do for them. A simple thank you goes far in my book. Feeling unappreciated is one of the most degrading aspects of nursing. It's not like in the commercials where everyone is all smiles and grateful. Family member are usually the bane of my existance. They drive me crazy sometimes. It's unfortunate when you are avoiding going into your patients room because you don't want to deal with the attitudes of family members, even though your patient is sweet as apple pie!

My mantra for the day is I love my job, I love my job, I love my job......


B.Sunshine said...

omg, i know the feeling. sometimes I think the family needs the xanax more than the patient.

gardngirl said...

Hi Jessica. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm putting yours on my "favorites" list so we can keep in touch!

I remember those same feelings working in the family birth center at our local I work as a nurse case manager for medically fragile infants. Totally different pace. So much less stress.

Every once in a while I miss the pace of the hospital, but then I have flash backs of my days on the floor and smile knowing I don't work there anymore! :)

Don't get me wrong, I really did love my job then. I've just found something that fits a little better with life and my family.

As for finding time to scrapbook, I am so lucky... my little peanut goes to bed early leaving me some time to play! My hubby also helps out a lot when he's home.