Monday, September 26, 2011

Time to put on my Big girl panties!!

Yes, that is right, it's time for me put on my Big Girl panties!

My arm & elbow are bleeping throbbing but no one in the this unit seems to care about that or me. It's been to important to talk about me in the hallway and how my *pain* is!!!
Just let me explain,'s the third time I've been through this in the past 15 months and today I'm pretty f-ing angry about how I'm being poo-poo'ed away........

So, remember this.... bitchy nursing staff............ I am a nurse too, I try to never put down another nurse, but I was a manager at one time and I plan on taking names and take you girls & guys down during the survey I was given upon my arrival this morning BEFORE my surgery.

Yeah the Big Girl panties are on.....but your names are being placed on my list!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Let the countdown begin!

On Monday, I am getting my elbow reconstructed AGAIN, why not right?  Because breaking it on my own, did not hurt bad enough the first time and then having reconstructed in January did not hurt enough, here we go again....Let the count down begin!!!!

I am really looking forward to some serious laughter provided by The Bloggess, Jenny over the next few months, after all laughter is the best medicine, but a little dilaudid does not hurt either:-)

Take Care everyone and I will try to keep you informed...I included a picture of my last surgery without the brace on my arm, just to show you what my arm will be looking like for months.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I am going to win an Oscar !

I was assisting in a delivery a few hours ago, and I did the whole Happy Birthday singing, during some resuscitation etc....told the parents how handsome their new baby boy was but, let me tell you, he was truly a FLK(funny looking kid) at first I was a little concerned, because Mom & Dad looked pretty normal, but then the Dad's brother showed up along with the Paternal Grandparents and all my concerns disappeared:-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Did you really just ask that???

As many of you know, I had my left elbow completely reconstructed in January. It was pretty uncomfortable, to say the least! I had 4 c/sections-two were classical c/sections(I was cut up and down inside and out) and two nice little bikini cut c/sections. All 4 combined after surgery did not top the pain that one little surgery on my arm caused. I could sum it up on a scale of 1 to 10 as 100, yes, I know I sound like one of those crazy drug seeking patients, but really it was 100.

Maybe, it was due to the fact, I had my arm dislocated again, because in all seriousness it didn't hurt enough the first time, then they reset by bones, because even though they healed nicely the first time, they healed 1.5 inches away from each other, I got new ligaments from a cadaver because it turns out I had NO ligaments holding my arm in place. My favorite part of the surgery was all sorts of holes being drilled into my bones to suture the new ligament/tendons in place.....and I hate general anesthesia so I asked to be happily confused during the surgery until after they dislocated my arm I definitely remember screaming something like M-fer.....

A quick little public service announce- Never, Never Fall on Outstretched hands!!

Which finally brings me to: What did my kids say today? I have another follow up appointment in the am with Ortho.

1. Mom is that Dr. who always tries to pull out your arm of it's socket going try it again tomorrow?

2. Does the doctor actually know the dead guy who's ligaments/tendons you have?

3. Doesn't your new arm gave like a 5 year warranty?!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Love My Patients

My patients are cracking me up tonight again!

This is the second time in the past 6 months, while my patient was in labor and trying to push a 10 pound, 11 ounce baby out of her vagina-she grabbed my arm so hard and said, she was going to kill her husband::giggle::
It definitely did not help he was SCREAMING, "And Push, One, Two, Three", etc....

Public Service Announcement #321 again, she is not deaf, and neither was any other person in the room!

If I was him, I would sleep with one eye open because after she is sown back together again and gets up to walk around in the next few hours, she will probably give New Dad some pillow therapy!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Out of the mouths of Babes!

Out of the mouths of Babes!

Me-"How was school today?"


Me-"How was your teachers today?  She is great, isn't she?"

Kindergartener-"Yeah, she is really, nice, I like her!"

Me-"Wow, that is so nice!"

Kindergartener-"Mom, can we get her a Christmas present?"

Me-"Sure, what do you think she would want or needs?"

Kindergartener-"Something for her eyebrows, it looks like she has caterpillars on her face"

Me-"::giggle:: what do you mean?

Kindergartener-"Something to remove them"