Friday, June 19, 2009

It may be 1:30 in the morning, but...

I had an AWESOME day at work today! Busy, of course, but very, very good. My preceptor (who I was warned about) was great...very knowledgeable, told me lots of things that you learn with experience. I got another IV started and drew blood...yay! Everyone gets very excited when this happens. Both patients were younger (aka not 90) and had good veins, so that was working in my favor. Probably the best compliment that my preceptor said was as we were leaving...she said she couldn't believe I'm still on orientation because I was doing so well!! That is such a confidence booster because I still feel like a chicken with my head cut off. Watch me fall flat on my face next week.

I didn't even START charting until after I got out around one in the morning. Annnnnnnd I have to be back at 8 am for "Arrest Day." Luckily I won't be pushing narcotics on such little sleep.

In other news, my roommate is AMAZING. She's going home this weekend and I'm headed to Princeton, so she left me a little birthday present for when I got home! She knows I love love love love Chinese food, so she left me some take out orange chicken and rice...Lunch/dinner tomorrow?? Woo! I cheated and opened my present early...I'm like a four year old. :) She gave me Martha Stewart's Great Food Fast!! Inspired by Sarah over at ghost world, I was checking out the cookbook with my mom when we went shopping last week, and she tipped my roommate off to the fact that I said I was thinking about buying it. YAY! I can't wait to try new recipes!

Time for bed since it is approaching 2 am...yikes!


  1. that is awesome that they are so impressed with you at work! you sound so motivated and i am also impressed at your IV skillz :)

    and YAY martha! enjoy it :)

  2. Glad things with the roommate and work are working out well. Hope you were able to get some sleep. I am going to have to check out great food fast.

  3. It sounds like you have an amazing roommate! Have a wonderful birthday Susan!

  4. Have a great birthday!

    Sounds like your IV skills have already surpassed mine :D

  5. I love happy posts like this. :o) Hopefully your weekend is equally as wonderful.

  6. Aww, this is a great post! Have a great time this weekend!

  7. I'm glad you are doing so well at work! I'm sure your an awesome nurse!! Sucks that it took you so long to chart and you got off late though! Yay for an awesome roomate!! Hope you have a fabulous birthday weekend! And happy early birthday!

  8. Oh thats so great you are already "bonding" with your roomie :)

    Also, that is fantastic news about work! I love to get compliments from bosses, totally makes me work harder! Happy Bday again!

  9. Nothings more exciting than seeing that flash of red when you insert the IV:)

    And can I tell you how many pairs of shoes I went through before I was able master occluding the vein while I reaced for the IVR haha.

    Nice blog,