Thursday, February 23, 2012
Our main computer crashed earlier this week, and I sometimes can't get the one in the basement to work the way I want it to. That means my sparking gets messed up a lot.
My streak is still alive. Tuesday and Wednesday I did my standard complete routine: elliptical, weights, crunches (or non-crunch abs), and Wednesday I got my stretching done too. Today I did three different 20 minute Zumba classes on the Xbox. I have to say, I didn't like the expert one. It wasn't because it was hard, although it was challenging. I didn't like the moves. Hopefully I'll be able to unlock some more routines soon.
My week is going pretty well. I started volunteering at the elementary school this week. One day in Sean's kindergarten class, the next in Bridget's kindergarten class. It will take a while to get all the kids' names right, but the teachers both appreciated me and that I was able to help keep the room quieter than normal. I guess my six kids have trained me well.
I almost forgot to mention, I got another SparkTrophy today for 30,000 points!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Yesterday I got my exercise in at the beginning of the day, before church. I did a 20 easy Zumba routine. I use the word easy loosely.
Today I felt like swimming, so I did 40 minutes in the pool including 1600 backstrokes.
Yesterday was a rough day. I took the kids to church myself since hubby didn't feel well. Then I drove home and got ready to drive back to the city for work. My shift started ok, but quickly went downhill. The orders were constant and so were the phone calls. We had a guy in his 20's in the units not doing well. He had lots of stat orders. The ER was busy too. One order got missed for a preop antibiotic. To be honest, we never got a stat call, vocera message, or stat fax on the order until an hour after it was supposed to be given. Of course it was Dr. Jerk's patient, a very difficult man to deal with that thinks everything is pharmacy's fault. I'm sorry but in all the chaos of last night, if the nurse didn't follow up on the order she entered, there's not much we can do. If we are not made aware of the order, we don't know about it. So I'm sure there will be an incident report blaming us for this. We were so busy that we even almost forgot that there was a dose of chemo to make up. Luckily I remembered right before leaving at 10:30pm. My coworker and I stayed late to get that done. The nurse called checking on the dose, she was very understanding. It wasn't late, but it was close. I can't get my mind off of all the stuff that happened last night. Even exercising didn't help. It's hard to remember all the nurses, doctors and patients that we did help last night. You only remember the mistakes and difficult people.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Today I did the 45 minute intermediate Zumba class on the Xbox. I was a sweaty mess after that! It was a lot of fun! My kids are telling me that they think they could easily do Zumba. I'd love to see them try. I don't think they have any idea how hard it is to mirror the instructor to get points.
Work is going well today with the exception of the continuing drug shortages that plague hospital pharmacy. It's been tough to deal with since in some cases you have no alternative to suggest to the doctors. Lorazepam injectible is in short supply and making work this weekend very difficult. Diazepam injectible would be an alternative, but we haven't been able to get a supply of that for months. I just hope we make it through the weekend with what supply we have.
Well, I'd better get back to work.
Friday, February 17, 2012
I was finally able to do Zumba on the Xbox today. I did an intermediate routine and a few small single routines to equal 30 minutes.
Work's been busy, crazy Friday night. Had two chemo patients come in late afternoon. Thankfully we had our IV room pharmacist picking up an extra shift. She had to make eight different chemos. The rest of us kept busy with all kinds of other crazy orders and the nation wide drug shortages that make hospital pharmacy interesting these days.
Gonna try to get a few more spark points before the evening is done.
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