07 August 2011

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

This weekend was a toughie for me. I'm already feeling a bit worn out from this block (the late nights and early mornings are really getting to me). This weekend I was on call during the Saturday 8am to 8pm shift. I ended up with two patients one of which went to surgery so I spent 1pm to 10pm at school (sweat). Let's just say there were some miscommunications with my supervisors and I spent most of that night beating myself up over it (tears). The patients are all ok, and my clinicians will get over it I suppose...so all's well that ends well. Darned if that little patient didn't bite me this morning too (blood)! I must have looked pretty tired and frazzled this morning when I trudged into school at 6:45am to check on my patients, because the clinicians told me to take the rest of the day off to rest. One of my patients owners asked when I called, "Do you ever get any time off?" So I took the hint, and rest and recharge is just what I did! We missed church this morning since I didn't get home in time, but I got some laundry done, went grocery shopping, scrapbooked a little, watched television, and then Chase and I went out to Eagle Bluffs.

Eagle Bluffs is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I thank God for letting us find it and enjoy His work there. It hit the spot for the much needed respite from school...Chase even put up with my stopping his birding for posed photos together :) This place puts my heart at ease.

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01 August 2011

A day in the life of...

Credits are in my sweet shoppe gallery.

I was going to do a week in the life of..but every day looks about like this. Since I don't want to take pictures of all the internal viscera during surgery (which is what makes my days different...the organs operated on) I figured just one day would do the trick. Weekends are patient care but no new patients or surgeries (unless i'm on call). Ugh...I'm on call this upcoming Saturday during the day.

Surgery hasn't been as scary as I thought it would be...*knock on wood*
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