Sunday, September 28, 2008

Being sick

Thank God for insurance!

Last night at work I started feeling a little cruddy. I went to take my temp and it was 102!

I got home, took some NyQuil and went to bed.

Today I feel worse than I did yesterday. I called around and found out that a walk in clinic was still open so I headed over there.

After waiting a couple of hours I saw the doctor and she was like, "Wow...I'm glad you came here today...if you waited too much longer you could've had Pneumonia!"

So make a long story short....I got an antibiotic shot along with many medicines and now I am home recuperating.

The amazing part was that my 4 medications I was written cost $7.00 a piece!


Anywho, I'm going to eat my Chicken Flavored Ramen Noodles and rest.

Love you lots!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Back from the hiatus

Sorry for the mild hiatus, but blogging has not exactly been on my priority list lately.

School, work and clinical have consumed my life as of late.

By the grace of God, I was blessed with an opportunity to transfer floors where I work. God has allowed me to see a completely different side of Nursing that I very much appreciate. As a result of working in Psych, I now know that I prefer not to be a psych nurse.

God blessed me with a job offer on the floor I'm actually doing my clinicals on *Med/Surg*.

I am very thankful that God is continuing to look out for me with work, seeing as I have been stressed out about the psych unit lately.

I have 63 hours of clinical finished so far, only 177 hours left for the semester! I've gotten to do all sorts of cool things ie: start IV's / give meds / discharge & admit patients / patient teaching etc.

I have been studying everyday for my nursing school exit exam. This exam will be tough, but I just want to praise God ahead of time for the victory of me passing this exam the FIRST time (on October 17th).

After working 3-11 Friday through Sunday and 12 hour shifts on Monday and Tuesday for clinical, I was basically exhausted for school on Wednesday. We just happened to have our first exam that day...let me just say that I have NEVER in my life fallen asleep during exam...until Wednesday. Sadly I made a 73 on it, but I will pull my grade back up.

Working and going to school is a tough act to follow at times.

Well everyone, I am pooped and I do believe I will hit the hay.

Love you all!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

heee heee heee

I knew it!!!

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

God delivers!!!

Moral has been low at work for the past 5 months. People are quitting left and right, and demands are getting harder on us. A bunch of us at work have been praying non-stop for God to intervene. Our immediate boss is a sweet lady, but is not a very good leader. We have been brow beaten and written up for ridiculous things! Coming to work anymore has become a chore, especially since we feel we are always walking on egg shells.

Anyhow to make a VERY long story short, God intervened today...through me. I was scared, but God gave me peace. I was flustered inside, but God calmed me down. He spoke through me today and allowed me to make a positive difference at work. In a situation that looked as though I was to be fired, God intervened! He blessed me with favor from those I needed it from. He blessed me with the words to say, the thoughts to think and the feelings to feel. Instead of being fired *or me quitting* , I was asked to stay 90 days to 'give them another chance' to improve moral on the unit. Amy was like....

Needless to say I am still in awe at the whole situation...but am thankful to no end for my God who loves me.

Well, I'm one tired girl and I'm going to get some shut eye.

I love you all!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Long time, no blog

Hey everyone! Sorry it's been awhile since I last updated, but as usual life has been busy.

I started my last clinical for nursing school last week and I LOVE both the floor I'm on as well as my preceptor! As of now I have a total of 38 hours out of my 240 for my clnical this semester.... only 202 left to go!
Next week is my first exam for the semester in my Nursing management class. It's a pretty straight forward class about leadership / delegation / becoming an active Nurse by joining various and sudry national nursing organizations.

Also, my exit exam for nursing school is exactly one month away *prayers that Geoff and I both pass the first time!!*

This is basically the same test I took last time *the time it took me 3 tries to pass the midcurricular* only they added nuring management and delegation questions to it.

I've been studying a LOT since mid July.

Ahhhh on cool weather is trying to come and stay in Tennessee for the fall. It was 90+ degrees Sunday and today I think it got to 76 *wahooo!*

I'm such a fall girl! I love the colors of the leaves, the crisp cool air, the scent of fires burning in fireplaces....*happy sigh*

I've got a follow up appointment with my doctor tomorrow. Since my TSH has leveled out, she is suppose to write me another script for my current trial dosage of Synthroid. Also I am asking for copies of my entire medical history at my doctor's office. I am going to be taking this to my surgeon consult on the 29th. *which I am still excited about*

Anywho, I hope everyone has a wonderful week and take care!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Life Update

Wow...sorry I haven't updated in a while, but school and work have been keeping me a busy girl.

School has been awesome thus far. We currently finished week # 3, only 13 more weeks to go!! *wahoo!!!*

I finally got to start my clinical on 4th floor, which is med surg and I LOVE IT! My preceptor is awesome and the atmosphere on the floor as well as good attitudes from the employees make it even better! I am very blessed to have my clinicals where I do. PRAISE GOD!

As for work, things have been VERY stressful. We're quite short staffed, which makes things rough on the unit. I find myself being more and more drained each night I come home from work. I pray that God intervenes at work and showers us abundantly with His blessings.

Also, I put in an application to a neighboring unit where I work. It would be full time, however getting things like studying and homework done will be a lot easier. So if you could, please pray that if it is God's will that I get this job...I will get it.

Ummmm let's see as for everything else things are great. If you want to know about my health stuff, just check my other blog

Monday, September 1, 2008

New favorite artist!

I was searching the web for some christian artwork (artwork done by Christians inspired by God's word) and I stumbled upon a very talented artist:

Paulette Insall

Her artwork is very therapeutic for both artist and the viewer. Behind each painting is a story, a bible verse or an inspirational quote, which are quite enchanting to read.

Mom and I were looking at her artwork and noticed that a see some of our family in her paintings. For example:

This painting called, 'A new beginning' reminds me of my cousin Kelly:

*make sure to click on picture to view detail*

The next painting, called 'See the beauty' reminds us of Rosie:

The next one, 'Tangled heart' reminds me of Mom:

The next painting, 'Be still' reminds me of Lucy:

The next one, 'Within Reach' reminds me of myself now:

As you can see, this lady is incredibly talented!
If you are curious *Kelly, Rosie, Mom & Lucy* what the story of your painting is click on your name below: