Sunday, March 11, 2012

Oh Good God!

Ok, so I knew it had been awhile since I blogged, but I guess I didn't realize how long it had been.  I'd like to say a ton has happened since I last blogged, but really, it's just life.  It marches on, school keeps going, work keeps going, and I'm alive and well.  Tonight (today) I was sent home early from work on low census, I was able to give up my patient to another nurse and come home around 4am (which technically was like 3am since spring forward daylight savings time happened).  What a poor patient, I felt pretty bad for her.  Not only could she not have an epidural (due to a spinal surgery as a child), she also had an impacted bowel which was making it difficult to measure her cervix, so we had to perform a soap suds enema and then when that didn't work, my charge nurse had to MANUALLY DISIMPACT HER BOWELS.  It was pretty hideous to say the least, but alas, this is the life of nursing.
On a couple of positive notes though, this week was a pretty good highlight in my career to date. First of all, I had a very lovely, somewhat younger (ok 10 years younger than me) patient who I really connected with and was able to educate and make a good impact on.  She ended up delivering about 4 hours after the end of my shift, but she had the day shift nurse send me pictures.  I'm going to send her a card, I really liked her and her family.  I also was invited to the 1 year birthday party of one of my first "traumatic" birth experiences ever.  A mom I took care of while in my clinical as a student who delivered a 12 lb baby boy with a 4th degree repair (I know, this is medical jargon for some of you, sorry) who I took very good care of and was able to educate on breastfeeding and monitoring breathing and other things.  I took my niece, Frances, to the boy's birthday party yesterday and it was so great to see the mom and her family.  I was also able to meet her husband for the first time (as he was deployed during the delivery).  I am so glad that I was able to be there and reconnect with them.
Countdown to graduation happening now.  Ceremony is actually on my birthday, May 27th, which is sort of wicked.  My pinning ceremony is May 25th.  It will be a busy weekend for me to say the least.  And then ALL DONE in August.  I can't wait!
My song for today, it's an old repeat if you recognize it.
"Come to Me"~Mary J. Blige

That was love
That was then
That was us, miracles
I changed you
You changed me
This is how these things go
I was broke
And you were scared
But you stayed by my side, yea

I was yours
You were mine
It seemed we'd last forever, oh yea
I'd be the one you need
You would be the one I marry
And I'm just trying to invite my way back in your heart
And I'm telling you to...

[Chorus:]
Come to me
I'll restore freedom
I'll carve away the worries in your heart

Your heart is missed
I'm a mess, what happened to second chance
This is now, this is how easy things can get out of hand
We were cold, and we were slow then, now we end faster than light, than light

And I'm not ashamed cause my love ain't changed
I'm prepared to beg you back the whole way
Bring me your arms, I'll bring mine too
And we will heal, mend, me and you, telling you...

[Chorus:]
Come to me
I'll restore freedom
I'll carve away the worries in your heart
I'm telling you to...

Come to me
I'll restore freedom
I'll carve away the worries in your heart
And I'm here to make peace, peace, peace
I'm here to make peace, peace, peace
I'm here to make peace, peace, peace
I'm here to make peace, between u and I

Through my doors, and take my hand
Replace our love beyond this land
This is just too much to give away
I love you baby, so why don't you stay

Let the air of your voice dry my tears
Let "I love you", fall on my ears
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
I want you to just...

[Chorus:]
Come to me
I'll restore freedom
I'll carve away your worries in your heart
And I'll be here to make peace
I'm here to make peace peace peace
I'm here to make peace peace peace
I'm here to make peace peace peace between you and I

Wanna make peace with you peace baby
I don't wanna fight, I just wanna do everything right
Show me how to make peace with you
I do wanna make peace with you

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