I have survived my first days back at work, with restrictions, learning a new job.
It is a bit of a challenge though, sitting at a computer all day when all around me are patients needing care. Now, do not get me wrong – my co-workers are doing an admirable job in their care for them… I am not casting aspersions on them in the least, far from it!
What is the pain in my heart is that I am not caring for them.
This will be the challenge for me in the coming weeks and will give me an even better incentive to allow Olga the Barbarian to push me harder each time I see her!
I want to be back on the other side of the desk, spending the day – or night, as the case may, with the patients.
However, I do have a new appreciation for the job the Unit Secretary does – I mean think about this, this is the person who deciphers physicians illegible handwriting, stops what they are doing at the drop of a hat to do something necessary for a nurse. They answer call lights, telephones, updates and inputs orders… all while being highly accurate and not loosing their cool under all this pressure!
How quickly can I get back to patient care!!! This I find immeasurably easier and far more rewarding. However, it is good for me because I am using my arm in ways that are good for me without “pushing, pulling, or lifting”! It is also so good to be back with all my co-workers, I have missed them! In a few short weeks, I will be back on nights and then my life will be almost back to normal!
I am participating in a fun little Holiday Blog Contest along with some other friends from Plurk! Starting today and for the next 3 days, you can leave a comment here and at these, other blogs and we will enter your name into a drawing for our Holiday Give Away! Yes, we are giving you, Gentle Reader, something – we want to help cushion the cost of the Holiday for you and your family! You can enter on each blog once per day, beginning today, and ending on Wednesday. We will select a winner from all the entries on “Black Friday”! When we have randomly selected a name, if it is you, you will need to supply us with some pertinent information about you so we can “gift you accordingly”!
So, get out there and visit!
The links are here and, as you can see, in my sidebar under “Contest Blogs”!