Work doesn’t change

Scuba diving adventure will have to wait. Entirely too late to post much. Spent about 2-3 hours playing with Pegasus as an email client on my laptop. Seems to work only when it wants. Large attachments crashed the program, then would not let me reopen it until I manaully deleted the bounced messages files using explorer after peeking at the contents with notepad. Finally back to square one. anyone else used it?

Went to work today in wonderfully meditative state after returning from my California beachy vacation. WOuldn’t you know it but when I walked in the same old bickering is ongoing. Not bad stuff, but I noticed acutely how quickly we folks (in the ED) tend to pick up on negative stuff and run with it. THe actual folks are still mostly pleasant with the exception of one graduating resident working his 2nd to last shift today. he was downright rude to all the nursing staff and I’m sure that they are happy to see him depart. Frustrating, because he’s a fun guy when he’s in a good mood. I think everyone needs a vacation like I had, then we could all just smile at one another and choose to enjoy the fun things and let the bad stuff run off our feathers like water off a duck’s back.

Several times today I caught myself objectively seeing behaviors in myself, nurses and patients that normally would have put me on edge, but with a more objective viewpoint, recognized those things for what they were and continued to move forward.

OK, now it’s past my bedtime and the benedryl is kicking in. Claritin in the AM, benedryl in the PM…do you think I’ll turn into a mad hatter? If I start posting hallucinations, just send over the fixallstigmine injection.

Home again

Back from a great week’s vacation in California. Feeling very relaxed. I can’t believe I have to go to work tomorrow, ugh! I have a lot to do in the next two weeks, trying not to think about it right now. When I get a chance, I’ll write about my scuba diving adventure gone awry…

I survived!

I survived the triathlon, finished in one piece, and I didn’t finish last! I even passed a few people on the bike, they were all on mountain bikes, as I was. the water was frigid, about 55 degrees. the run was beautiful, through the pine barrens on sandy trails by the lake. Ran into someone I “know” at the race from on of my triathlon websites, he recognized my wetsuit!

Now I’m in sunny California, visiting my best friend from high school for a week.

Not thinking at all about work right now, but if anyone asks, I tell them I have FIFTEEN shifts left. 😉

Septic Emboli

27 year old guy comes in with a “spider bite”. What he didn’t realize is that the little blue spots on his fingers & toes were septic emboli from a blood borne infection. Did it start with the “bite”? Was the bite really an IV drug site? A skin popping site? For an otherwise health guy to get septic and have septic embolic phenomenon from a spider bite is really, really creepy!

Saturday Twenty One

Another great bike ride today with a friend, 26 miles. Maybe a little too much for 1 week before my triathlon, but it was so much fun, such a great day, and I couldn’t help myself. We went all over my usual routes, this time connecting several together. Started at the lake, down Ant’s Hill (my favorite road), past the Amish farms, around the power plant cooling lake, across the way, down the road, over the ridge to the covered bridge from last week and back to the car. I slept well last night!

Twenty One shifts and 7 days to Triathlon!