Monday, 20 October 2014

One More T'ing!!

In the great words of Jackie Chan's Uncle I have a tale from a co-nurse from work whose paient had to tell her he took an ancient Chinese remedy. She was working the heart monitors and thought at one point she may need a bed next to him. She couldn't see straight while trying to draw his blood.

"I ate 2 bowls of garlic!," the patient said. "It is supposed to bring blood pressure down."

Poor guy was so proud he did it but the department found out how fast garlic fumes travel.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sistah calling!!

Some of you may know I have been reunited with my sister after 20 years over my dead mother's body. Wasn't the greatest way to meet her again but very effective. Quite effective that is when you have a police woman yelling at you over the phone first for having a French name and not wanting to talk French and that I wasn't talking to my sister for 20 years. She was also a bully trying to get every phone number I owned.

Apparently 20 years hasn't phased us much. Bonding well, making new tracks, finding out about each other, and I haven't had the urge to sit on her or tie her up and throw her in the closet since she does not bother me like before. It wouldn't be too kind considering I am much bigger than last we knew each other and her smaller. Kind of hilarious the thought if you ask me. She really was a stubborn kid but it did her good being so stubborn. Here's to you sis!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

I smell cheese!

Come to think of it not the best title to talk about an emergency department. I do though feel like a mouse in a maze at work and on the verge of coming up with a simple and cheap design to give all the nurses mouse ears for work.

We are under construction to make our department go from a 15 bed ER to a 23 bed. Problem is that walls come up and down without notice for the poor night people, me being one of them. I am in the dead end section now and find myself laughing now when one turns up say "Damn it! Wrong turn again!," "Where the hell do I get out of here?!?," to "I swear I had it right this time."

Seriously if I were to draw up a map of our department you would notice how we cut through patient rooms that used to be old exam rooms and the supply room is my cart now. Everyone comes to me if they can't find something to stock the other carts.

So if you find yourself in this department in my section and you thought in your drugged haze of a mind that a ghost just went by be assured it was most likely a nurse trying to take a shortcut through your room trying not to wake you up.