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Aug. 9th, 2009

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Sometimes I think that I have the most retarded job ever, but then I remember that if my job wasn't really draining and frustrating, I probably would not make enough to be able to afford my lifestyle whilst only working two or three days a week.  I guess it's not all THAT bad.

I've been making an effort to be more creative, and do more creative things, which in turn has made me happier.  I think that it has also resulted in me being sort of a slob.

I kind of want to make a Tumblr.

Jul. 21st, 2009

nurse

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"and I'm not my body, or how I choose to destroy it."

Jun. 9th, 2009

nurse

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I love that I'm constantly looking out my windows.  I feel like I've crawled out of  a cave, and now I'm climbing.

Apr. 12th, 2009

nurse

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I'm an RN now.  I passed my boards with the minimum number of questions. Go me.

Not going home for Easter.  I worked a twelve-hour overnight last night and go back again tonight, so it would just be a hassle and  I would tire myself out if I drove all the way to my parents' and back.

If I had an extra $1,075 lying around, I would buy these:






Apr. 9th, 2009

nurse

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Ohhh my god.  I'm about to go take NCLEX.

Mar. 16th, 2009

nurse

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Mmmmm I bought marc by marc jacobs flats.

Mar. 9th, 2009

nurse

HAHA:



"Nurse Allison" funneling a black Sparks.



Mar. 5th, 2009

nurse

Heavenly.


and


Fage with fruit tastes like cheesecake, and the new TLC flavors taste like pie.

Mar. 4th, 2009

nurse

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Last night, I worked my first twelve-hour night shift. From now on, my full-time schedule will consist of three twelve-hour shifts a week, including one weekend per month. Working from 6:30PM until 7AM really isn't as bad as it sounds. The night moves along pretty quickly and there's usually always something to do. The hospital is much more peaceful at night; there are no visiting hours and doctors don't do rounds until the morning. There's more charting to do, since the night nurses are responsible for getting the next day's flow sheets all set, but there's a fair amount of time after 1 am where you can sit down and chart while most of your patients are asleep. I ended up getting home around 7:15 AM, and was able to sleep comfortably until 3 pm with a bandana around my eyes. I need to buy a dark curtain for my bedroom, and earplugs.

Today, I finished Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill.  I would highly recommend this novel.  It's the story of Baby, a twelve-year old daughter of a heroin addict widower.  The novel is written in first-person through Baby's eyes, and provides an insightful account of what it is like to be a poverty-stricken child exposed to sex and drugs well before her time.  What struck me the most about O'Neill's writing is the way in which she was able to speak with such child-like innocence about subjects that no child should be exposed to.  Beautiful.  

Feb. 14th, 2009

nurse

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I received no Valentines, but I had a lovely patient today. He had a bedsore so deep that you could see his muscles. As I was changing the bandages on his bedsore, he had an attack of diarrhea so powerful that it sprayed all over me AND the wall. Luckily, I was wearing isolation gear. Honestly though, I do like my job so far. I don't get pooped on every day, and I'm learning a lot.

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