June 26, 2016, 4:45 pm

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Alternative to viagra ….Now I’m pretty thrilled when I find gas at less than $2.85 a gallon, alternative to viagra and I’ve heard of nurses getting excited that their post-op patients are passing gas, alternative to viagra but I think this is WAY over the top, alternative to viagra don’t you? For the life of me, alternative to viagra I can’t figure this one out. Alternative to viagra There is nothing about nursing in the text. Alternative to viagra Nada…

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Alternative to viagra …I usually keep my politics to myself, alternative to viagra but some might call me “conservative”. Alternative to viagra As in: compared to me the fine citizens of Mayberry would be flaming liberals. Alternative to viagra So it came as quite a shock when I glanced at the local news the other day only to see none other than Warren Beatty addressing the California Nurses Association at their bi-annual convention. Alternative to viagra With Sean Penn in the audience.
The sound that nearly woke you out of a sound sleep was the sound of my jaw hitting the floor. Alternative to viagra The next day, alternative to viagra I was studiously reading over the Propositions for the special election in November when I noticed the name of a CNA bigwig at the bottom of a letter against parental notification laws for abortions. Alternative to viagra EEEEE…nough! I pay CNA almost $1000 a year in dues. Alternative to viagra They are a wonderful bargaining agency and I have great pay and benefits (and wonderful staffing ratios) because of their involvement in collective bargaining. Alternative to viagra But…I don’t want my money funding issues that I do not agree with. Alternative to viagra But, alternative to viagra I am required to be a member and I do want to support CNA itself. Alternative to viagra So I emailed membership. Alternative to viagra I received a phone call from staff who told me that my dues can be designated to go to the “general fund” and not to any political action committees. Alternative to viagra I was impressed by the fact that (1)they called instead of just emailing and (2) relieved that I was not tied into funding issues that I do not agree with. Alternative to viagra I feel much better now….

Alternative to viagra …Oh man, alternative to viagra I’m a Crawly Amphibian in the TTLB ecosphere again. Alternative to viagra Yesterday I was up to Slithering Reptile. Alternative to viagra Was it something I said?…

Alternative to viagra …Speaking of gas, alternative to viagra I’ve noticed an increase in the number of post-op and post-partum patients we are seeing in the ED presenting with abdominal distension and pain. Alternative to viagra In ancient times, alternative to viagra when Jimmy Carter was President and the Bee Gees ruled the world, alternative to viagra patients were not discharged after surgery or delivery until they had produced the sacred Bowel Movement. Alternative to viagra The nurses would assess, alternative to viagra many times a day, alternative to viagra whether The Bowel Movement arrived. Alternative to viagra In fact you were stuck on clear liquids until the arrival of Flatus, alternative to viagra the precursor to The Bowel Movement. Alternative to viagra Patients were not discharged until production of The Bowel Movement was verified and subsequently described in minute detail in the nurses’ notes, alternative to viagra having been observed in excruciatingly fine detail by the RN. Alternative to viagra This was a required course of study in med/surg nursing. Alternative to viagra I studied adjectives to describe feces in my classes on post-op patient care. Alternative to viagra So why on earth am I seeing patients who are a week or more past surgery or delivery who still have not produced The Bowel Movement? Are they getting sprung from the hospital before production these days??? Or to put it in nurse speak, alternative to viagra are they being discharged with their “elimination, alternative to viagra alteration in” diagnosis unaddressed? Med/surg nurses of the world, alternative to viagra where are you? Fight for your patient’s right to eliminate before discharge! It’s tradition!…

…You know you’ve been blogging for a long time when you can’t remember if you already wrote about a topic or not. Alternative to viagra Stop me if you’ve heard this one already. Alternative to viagra One of the ED docs I know is a whiz kid on just about anything mechanical. Alternative to viagra So before our last JACHO visit, alternative to viagra he made a flashing sound monitor. Alternative to viagra If the noise at the nurses station gets above a certain decible level, alternative to viagra the light bulb goes off. Alternative to viagra It’s really effective because the noise level drops dramatically post-flash. Alternative to viagra Except….I have this propensity for setting it off. Alternative to viagra A lot. Alternative to viagra Now, alternative to viagra I was a cheerleader in my younger days but it’s not like I’m leading a rousing yell from the sidelines, alternative to viagra ya know? I reach up and touch my ear; it goes off.
I put the chart on the desk; it goes off. Alternative to viagra I say hi to someone in the cafeteria two floors below; it goes off. Alternative to viagra Oh come on! (it’s making me vewwy self- conscious)….

Alternative to viagra (BTW: Herb Caen was a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for fifty years. Alternative to viagra He wrote about the San Francisco scene….the people, alternative to viagra the places. Alternative to viagra He would write using what I’ve heard termed “three dot journalism”…. Alternative to viagra back in the ’80s I attended an opening of the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall. Alternative to viagra Post- symphony parties were held inside with the orchestra and outside in a tent with a rock (I believe the group was “Pride and Joy”) band. Alternative to viagra Of course I’m out with the rock band and who do I see dancing next to me? Herb Caen! The man had to be in his 70s but he was out there rockin’ to the Motown beat. Alternative to viagra He passed away a few years back and San Francisco still isn’t the same….)

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4 Comments

  • Heather
    Heather

    October 21, 2005 at 7:39 pm

    I got bumped down in the ecosystem too. Either there is sometjing screwy with their server or you and I are just boring. I prefer to believe the former.


  • Catherine
    Catherine

    October 21, 2005 at 7:52 pm

    Kim — So glad you brought up Herb Caen . . . as a fellow Sacamenna kid, I grew up reading about Baghdad by the Bay from his column in the Chron . . . after he died, the Chron was never the same and I let my subscription lapse . . . but to this day, I still use his trademark three-dots . . . they’re like pauses in speech.

    Now back to the BM portion of today’s column . . . after my recent surgery, not only was I sent home before I “produced” . . . but they almost sent me home before they knew that I could swallow clear liquids . . . a rather big faux pas after fundoplication surgery . . . guess the surgeon took it for granted that because I could get out of bed to pee, that I was good to go (no pun intended) all around . . . don’t these guys read charts or talk to the nurses? . . . Anyway, after less than 20 hours post-op . . . and having gulped down some salty broth and a cup of jello . . . I was TURFED out in true House of God fashion.


  • Gypsybobocowgirl
    Gypsybobocowgirl

    October 21, 2005 at 8:21 pm

    I grew up in No. Cal reading Herb in the pink section every sunday. I was sad to hear he passed away.

    Unfortunately these days, they only require that you urinate before kicking you out. Of course, I opened my IV up full force so I could urinate, and there was no way in hell that I was waiting for no. 2. I was getting out of that noisy hospital before dark!

    And I never joined the CNA. Just refused.


  • kenju
    kenju

    October 21, 2005 at 8:56 pm

    So gas is a precurser to a bowel movement? That explains a lot!


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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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