Not too much is really going on at the moment. It feels like I haven't worked in ages when really it's only been 4 days off. I'm not scheduled to work again until Thursday night...so it is a nice break. Orientation starts Monday at the new hospital. Weird to think that a year ago on Monday, I was just starting my final semester of nursing school. My how time flies!
I do have an update on one of my past patients - the unstable guy that came up from the ER still complaining of chest pain. I think it's under the title "14 mg of Morphine." I ended up sending him to ICU & he was in the process of having a heart attack. They did a cardiac cath a day later & it showed 100% blockage of one of his vessels in a location that is not accessible for surgery. Not exactly sure why it's not accessible, but that's what the report said. He ended up going home a day or two later because at this point, all they can do is manage it with medications. I wish I could go back & find that ER nurse that thought the guy was faking. I'd like to hit him upside the head. :)
And another update in my life - I recently got back in touch with someone that had been a roommate of mine back in the 90's & one of my best friends = otherwise known as Aaron. We had a falling out about 9 years ago & I totally stopped talking to him. I had the urge to get in touch with him & this week I was able to do it. We've been emailing & chatting on the phone...so far so good. We'll catch up sometime for drinks or dinner. I'm just hoping to reestablish the friendship, cause he was always a good friend to me.
It's a rainy, stormy day here in central Florida - just the type of day that makes me want to stay indoors. My sleep schedule is still really messed up. I've only been able to sleep for about 2 or 3 hours at a time. Not really sure what is going on with that - guess it's just one of the drawbacks to working at night & trying to switch to a daytime schedule. Even after 8 months of working nights, I haven't been able to figure out what works for me as far as sleep goes. Such problems I have...lol.
Ok, I've bored you enough......good-bye!