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Simply Shocking

Thursday, August 27, 2015      3 comments

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

It's MONDAY!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015      3 comments

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.

Sunday, August 23, 2015      6 comments

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 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!

Saturday, August 22, 2015      2 comments

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

Friday, August 14, 2015      6 comments

OK, I feel like I can move on from the stress of smoking emoticon . I feel like giving up on the sleeping patte... Read more

Rambling thoughts

Thursday, August 13, 2015      3 comments

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

Day 6

Tuesday, August 11, 2015      5 comments

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

Day 5

Monday, August 10, 2015      6 comments

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

Day 4

Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

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

Day 3

Saturday, August 08, 2015      3 comments

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

Friday, August 07, 2015      3 comments

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


Thursday, August 06, 2015      7 comments

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015      3 comments

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)

Sunday, July 05, 2015      5 comments

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


Tuesday, June 23, 2015      2 comments

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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