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Picture viagra pill Yes indeed, picture viagra pill I’m working for a living.

Picture viagra pill Unfortunately, picture viagra pill it is not on a cruise ship.

Picture viagra pill Oh, picture viagra pill I would love to try that line of work but I get motion sickness just bending over to tie my shoes.

Picture viagra pill I have actually been on two cruises as a passenger and each time I lost at least one full day to sleeping in a meclizine-induced coma on what the family called the “Pooped Deck”.

Picture viagra pill A ship full of food and I get nausea. Picture viagra pill Go figure.

Picture viagra pill Then again, picture viagra pill I never did see any white-uniformed nurses running around on deck with their medicine trays.

Picture viagra pill Does anyone still use medicine trays anymore?

Picture viagra pill Anyone remember pouring their meds for the entire shift in the morning, picture viagra pill stacking them in tiny paper medicine cups with the medicine cards lined up in the order they were to be given?

Picture viagra pill God, picture viagra pill I hope someone remembers that, picture viagra pill otherwise that makes me a nurse of a “certain age”.

Picture viagra pill Someday I’ll put my teeth in, picture viagra pill turn up my hearing aid and tell you young whipper-snappers about them old days ‘afore there was unit dosing.

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Picture viagra pill I love the fact that ER nursing is unpredictable.

Picture viagra pill I hate the fact that ER nursing is unpredictable.

Picture viagra pill I work a “dead-end’ shift (3pm – 3am), picture viagra pill which means that I am not relieved by another nurse. Picture viagra pill If the unit is busy it is very difficult to disengage and leave. Picture viagra pill That’s what happened last weekend and I wound up doing a double shift.

Picture viagra pill Good lord, picture viagra pill you would have thought I had been through a tackle exercise with the Oakland Raiders.

Picture viagra pill Then I went in to help for four hours the next night and one of the night nurses got sick! I stayed the whole shift.

Picture viagra pill It was like getting up off the mat at the count of eight and getting punched in the face again.

Picture viagra pill By Mohammed Ali.

Picture viagra pill In his prime.

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Picture viagra pill When did I become such a wimp?

Picture viagra pill I used to be able to do double shifts and then double back for another double (for the uninitiated, picture viagra pill that is working 32 out of 40 hours) and have energy for two kids under six when I was done! I was WOMAN, picture viagra pill did you hear me roar?

Picture viagra pill Now I look in the mirror after twelve hours and the hair is flat, picture viagra pill the make-up is gone, picture viagra pill the lumbar-sacral area is screaming and the feeling will return to the right hand as soon as the cramp from writing on 50 charts has subsided.

Picture viagra pill But I love my job. Picture viagra pill This is what I was put here to do. Picture viagra pill They say nursing is a calling. Picture viagra pill It began whispering almost 40 years ago and I still hear it clearly today.

Picture viagra pill There’s nothing better.

Picture viagra pill Every now and then I have to take a step back and remember that.

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5 Comments

  • kenju
    kenju

    August 30, 2005 at 8:02 pm

    We need more nurses like you, Kim!


  • […] I think I’ll chime in this week with a blast from the past wherein I bemoan my inability to work like I am 21 in Taking What They’re Giving ‘Cos I’m Working For A Living […]


  • Intelinurse2b
    Intelinurse2b

    July 14, 2006 at 10:33 am

    One day I am going to write a book that chronicals all of the times I have heard a nurse say, “remember when.”

    I am so fascinated with the evolution of nursing, from whence it began as a “profession” of prostitutes to the days when nurses were expected to shine the physician’s shoes and mop the floors during their shift!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for your continued physical energy (even if its a bit less now). Your enthusiasm is contagious to this nursing student!


  • Mam
    Mam

    July 16, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    Yes, I hear you loud and clear. I, too, have this sadly missed lack of endless energy. I miss it.


  • Cal
    Cal

    January 27, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    Hello! I figured it would be nice if I signed your guestbook. I just thought that I would visit your homepage and see what all you have been up to, well – it’s awesome!


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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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