Today’s Success

November 24, 2010

I don’t know why, but I woke up this morning feeling very emotionally precarious. I felt like I could cry at any moment, even though absolutely nothing bad had happened.

I’ve been having difficulty at work starting IV’s. I hardly ever got to practice this skill while I worked in the hospital, and now I have to do it several times a week, sometimes multiple times a day. I might be successful 50% of the time, but I don’t think it’s that much. It’s very embarrassing to keep having to ask for help with this.

On my way to work this morning I prayed that I wouldn’t have to start any. It’s almost Thanksgiving, I didn’t feel well, and I just wanted an easy day. Instead,  I had to start two IV’s – but I got them both on the first try. I think that’s better, overall, don’t you?

That and chocolate have improved my outlook greatly.

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Comments on Today’s Success

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    From Tabaitha:

    Way to go girl!

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    From Kyla Roma:

    Chocolate is SO the way to go on these tough days – I hope tomorrow is easier!

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    From Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig:

    I hope the patients are…well…patient with you and the IVs! I’ve had several IVs in my lifetime, and some don’t go so well at the beginning. I’ve have needles dug in, rooted around, and tried as many as five times before there is success (I’ve been bruised, too!), but you know what? I *never* lose my cool because I *know* it’s gotta be a hard thing to do. I know I wouldn’t want to do it! So, I give you huge props for working at it. Hang in there, and I hope you find that it gets better! :D

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    From kapachino:

    I’ve had bad experiences too! As a nurse I really want to help patients feel better, so my least favorite part is anytime I have to stick them. IV’s are the worst of it, and my least favorite part. That’s why I wish I was better at it! Thanks for being an understanding patient, we appreciate people like you. :)

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    From Laura:

    I’m glad the day went looked up and the chocolate helped!! Chocolate is always my solution!

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    From Megan:

    Glad you got them started! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be, but I’m sure you’ll be a pro in no time.

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    From Laura:

    Isn’t it great the way God sometimes answers our prayers in ways that we wouldn’t necessarily have hoped for but that turn out better in the end? :)

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