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That week at work!

stress, patients, blessed, thankful,What a week at work! My week at work was filled with a variety of sick people. On the first day it started with a young child with epilepsy. He had about 7 seizures in the few hours that we were busy with him. Another patient had a hole in his throat. There was also an old lady who really struggled to walk and was in severe pain. Another one was vomiting the whole day in spite of various medicine to stop it. Did I mention the man on the wheelchair who cannot move or help himself. All of the patients (except one child) had cancer. And everything that could go wrong, went wrong. Continue reading That week at work!

Grow where you are planted

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At work we normally have one week of chaos a month.  This week requires a lot of precise planning; and a lot of stress due to various patient and technical factors.

While working in that specific week I realized that my personality changes into one I am not very proud of.  Everything needs to happen quickly and there is no time to wait for something.  I become more robot-like with less time to be nice to everyone, running around most of the week.  If everything happens as planned, the changes in my personality is not as drastic as when Murphy visits us and everything that can go wrong goes wrong.

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Communication

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I want to tell about a conversation I had during the week with a patient.

Me:  “I need you to go to the toilet, empty your bladder, and come back please.”

Him:  “Should I come back naked?”

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Every morning is a new opportunity

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On Friday morning I woke up with the sound of rain.  Water pouring down on a thirsty world, thunder lighting up a dark night.

The rain cleared up before I left for work, and I could hear birds singing as the sun rises, declaring a new day. Continue reading Every morning is a new opportunity