One of the highlights of today at work was that we got new chairs…I know…sounds thrilling, right?! Recently, they took all of our rolling chairs and gave us regular chairs…much to the chagrin of all the nurses and corpsman. Well…today, they gave us new rolling chairs and you would not believe how complicated these new chairs are to work. There are so many levers and buttons that it is a bit ridiculous…and it took four of us to figure out how to get them into a usable state…which I imagine looked a little silly to anyone walking by ;-)! It was a good time and we were all laughing!
One other thing I find hilarious since working in a hospital is that people tend to horde supplies…as in hide things so they can use them later…anything and everything it seems. I mean…crackers…hot commodity on my ward! Same with sugar, creamer, hot packs, mesh underwear, etc. The list could go on. At least now, we do not hide the tubes for the pneumatic tube system ;-)!
As far as what I have been up to for the last few months…let’s see…been busy! I already told you about school. Beyond that, I went down to North Carolina for a visit with family. The picture is of making bread with my nephew…which turned out to be quite a success despite the fact that much of the flour found its way onto my nephew instead of in the mixing bowl. He was literally covered with flour from head to toe…but he seemed to thoroughly enjoy our baking adventure…though I think having to wait for the bread to rise absolutely killed him ;-). I also had a chance to catch up with my sister-in-law…always a highlight and we even tried a Pilates class…which was far more difficult than I anticipated!
Otherwise…I’ve done some game nights with friends, gone out with some coworkers, explored the area, met with my mentor from Bible study, and done some additional training on labor and delivery. When I go over to L&D now, they tell me that I might as well just come over full-time since I’m there so much as it is. I now have several hundred hours of fetal monitoring experience, but am still learning stuff all the time!
Below are a few photos from the past month or so :-)