I'd hate to jinx myself by saying but it was a good week. Got an 89% on my OB test, I finally had 2 successful IV starts, I've been stellar with my "diet" and overall (other than sleeping a lot less) it's was a good week
My finals is this coming Wednesday and Friday. Now I'm gonna be living underground (on top of all the books I have)
I have Spring break (woo-hoo!) for a week and back to the grinder with Med-surgery
It's not gonna a total vege for Spring break. I had to do some review on physiology and then start reading the modules for the class
I also wanted to start working out again -- In full force. I'm thinking at least 2x a day for a couple of hours each session .. hehe.. You think it's possible? I will let you know once it's over
Today I was assigned inTriage. It was dead in the first 4 hours then it picked up towards the end of the 6 hours for the day. I made a comment about the fact that it was "slow" and how "quiet" it was and one of the nurse "scolded" me.
Apparently saying how slow or quite the day was is a Nurse Taboo
I never heard of that and I thought it was kind of silly especially for a profession whose foundations is evidenced-based practice and science, to be slaves of superstition.
The nurse didn't bother to elaborate, she just said it was bad to say that it's slow or quiet. I continued to say it just to piss her off.
She wasn't very friendly.
The theme for the day was baby boys and 16 year old mothers... Which astounded me the first time I pulled the curtain and discovered that my "mom" was a baby herself.
I felt even more awkward when they ask me if I have any kids.
"No but someday yes"..
Usually any females less than 20 usually have a long, difficult labor.. for one their pelvis aren't developed enough to give birth.. so I feel so bad for them because I know it's gonna be hell in the next several hours till that baby is born
Some of these girls are super petite.. theyre really just bellies.
I tried my very best today to make them feel supported. I mean I can imagine how freaking scary this all is.
I think that's what I love most about nursing. Is feeling needed and knowing you made a difference in their lives. That rapport you build with your patients is so intoxicating.