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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oh my god, oh my god, ohmygod!!

As we all know, I'm in nursing school. Today, my classmates and I went to the hospital to shadow nurses for the morning. So even though it was the crack o freaking dawn, and I am so not a morning person, I was still pretty excited. I arrived at the hospital at 7 this morning (and no, I haven't been home yet. I work until 10pm), and was placed in day surgery.

What I was thinking would happen: I would sit in a corner, shunned by all as being a green know-nothing.

What actually happened: doctors and nurses alike treated me with the bestest....mostest......aaahhhhh!! they were all just frigging amazing. Very interested in my success. AND, double plus bonus, I GOT TO OBSERVE A SURGERY. Like, not from a viewing gallery, I was in the room. It was the wildest, coolest, scariest, best thing I've ever seen. Going into the OR, the head nurse mentioned to me that if I felt sick or faint that I shouldn't worry, it happens, and I just need to take my leave and wait it out. NEVER! I would have offered to do the surgery myself if I knew my ass from my elbow. It didn't bother me at all.

I change my mind a lot about what kind of nurse I want to be, and something that I've been saying all along, I'd like to delve into the world of psychiatric nursing, but my horizon was so broadened by this experience today.....well, surgery may be the life for me. I felt like I had won the lottery as I was leaving the hospital today.

In other news, tomorrow is my last day of work. I will no longer be The Help. Can you imagine? It's hard for me to even process the idea- I've worked here the entire time I've lived in the North. For better or for worse, this is my 2nd home. It will be strange and exhilarating to leave it behind. I can't pretend I'm not excited however, 'cause so help me, if one more person tells me I look tired.........

Three days until my darling arrives. Yeah, that would be THREE DAYS!!! SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!

The Help

1 comment:

  1. Outpost nursing! That's what I do. We don't operate, but we do stitch people up quite often, lance the odd wound, stuff like that. We see lots of mental health patients, and do plenty of everything, prenatal care, well babies, sick babies, emergencies, you name it. Most of the nurses in Baffin region are out in the health centres. I'll bet you could do a placement at a health centre further down the road in your training. Sounds like you have the energy and enthusiasm to be great at whatever you pick!