I suppose this blog is going to get neglected now that all the "excitement" is done with.
I have been back at work for two weeks now, it's going great, I am glad to be back! I didn't forget nearly as much as I thought I would, and things I did forget were minor (non life threatening). I'm definitely more exhausted at the end of the day, I'm sure part of that is I probably walk around 5 miles or so, at least, per shift because the unit is so big. I'm not exaggerating either, one nurse wore a pedometer a few times and walked between 5-7 miles on different days! My $50 ted socks I got while in the hospital (yes $50 a pair, I have the hospital bills) are definitely getting some continued use, glad I kept them :-). I am currently not working any night shifts, or more than two shifts in a row, unfortunately I'm also not partaking in all the overtime bonuses going around due to high ICU census, three shifts a week are enough for right now...maybe in a few weeks.
My hair has progressed to needing to be gelled flat in the morning, and I can't get away with skipping a shower in the morning either because it sticks up in an impressive cow-lick when I wake up.
So that's all there is to report. I'll be going back to my boring, regular, non-exciting life now.
Friday, February 3, 2012
|This is what it looks like.|
In other news I am finally going back to work! I start this Tuesday. I'll re-orient with a preceptor for a few days since they just moved to a much larger unit and because I was only off orientation for a month when I left just to make sure I haven't forgotten everything!
|The new Cardiac ICU. It's huge! It was like no mans land each time |
I went to visit, very pretty though, much nicer than adult hospitals!
That's all the news here, hopefully no more for a while! And if you're wondering, my hair is slowly making it's way back in though I think it's going to be a while before it resembles anything I could have chosen for a hair cut but oh well, it's just hair, it grows.
|From the front|
|And the side.|