Here's the picture, a 12 hour night shift, my patients neutropenic~~(meaning, didn't have a white count to fight infection) temperature spiked to 103, her blood pressure dropped to 73/39 (bad) and I spent about 8 hours tending to those issues o... Read more
I can't help but think of my mom. Starting a diet on Monday was her thing, back as far as I can remember. There was a picture of her standing with her arms over her belly, really horrible picture, frowny faced, my dad had taken it, she total... Read more
Middle of the night pondering.
It's 2:30 a.m. and usually at this point my patients are asleep, I've caught up on my charting and have a few moments to ponder....so here it is.
Today is Sunday. IDEALLY... After work, I will stop at the grocery store because I'm out of ... Read more
Back in the Saddle again!
I had a joyous 3 day vacation. I returned home Thursday afternoon. Resumed my logging on Friday and I'm back in the pits at work. Had so much fun and feel very restored with the mini-vaca. I did not get the amount of exercise I had planned... Read more
The Time to get SERIOUS is NOW
OK, I feel like I can move on from the stress of smoking .
I feel like giving up on the sleeping patte... Read more
One week ago I smoked my last cigarette, feeling very good about this. I am having a lot of coughing, which I assume is my villi asking to be sedated with the chemical fix of a smoke but "suck it up guys, it ain't happening!" I had a dream la... Read more
I said I wouldn't but eeewwww! I went to hit up the grocery store and pick up Chinese, with my son....he drove and on the way home he lit up! Initially I panicked, rolled down my window and chanted "nope, nope, nope, nope, nope." (Not one puf... Read more
I think this shall be my last "quitting" blog,, unless I come across something highly interesting and worthy of writing about. I continue to read in my all your supportive comments, daily, specially fellow sparker, Davidprescott, who gave m... Read more
A night shift totally devoid of the magic smoking sticks. I did miss my morning drive smoke but ate a delicious apple, dripping apple juice all over, going to have to clean my sticky steering wheel! Sat on the deck and my son offered me a ciga... Read more
I actually sat outside and watched my son smoke a cigarette, all the time thinking, I could ask. But warring in my head, NOOOOOO! NOPE!... Read more
Quitting day 2
28 hours and counting. So far so good. Don't get me wrong, I want a little white burning stick, BADLY!!!! I only slept 3 hours yesterday after my night shift which is ok, I went grocery shopping, picked up some healthy options. PEACHES!!!! ... Read more
This morning I smoked my LAST cigarette. Yes, I know, really, you're a nurse and still smoking. It's been a process....I quit years ago then picked it up a year and half ago. I thought it would be a cigarette here or there and soon enough it ... Read more
Been a little.....eh
I have been reading blogs and encouraging words, like a dehydrated human in the desert trying to get that one drop to satisfy, hoping to spark myself into weight loss. I love reading all the success stories with the hope that one day it will ... Read more
If I could turn back time.....(old song from Cher)
I saw the news feature of the older and wiser hippie crowd, at Soldier Field, for this weekends last Grateful Dead concert. I was flooded with good vibes, thinking about the "good old days" of concerts, smoking reefer etc.. Not much to worry a... Read more
In Webster's dictionary, vibrate means, To experience a rush of emotion in response to something or to make a full rich sound that continues for some time. (oscillate)
You know how as a child or maybe for some of us even now, there's this a... Read more
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