Really random and cool fact:
I take care of geriatric patients in a VERY nice facility meaning either they have a lot of wealth or their family does or that they just have very good medicare/medicaid. Anyways, every once in awhile, I get a patient who either was some famous person in the past or was part of history.
One of my patients was this very sweet old man. He passed away recently, but I remember when I was taking care of him, I absolutely adored him. One night, he was watching those classic movies with Frank Sinatra in it. I was just trying to make casual conversation with him, and he told me that he did a movie with Frank Sinatra one time, and that he wasn’t a friendly man at all. He said he thought too highly of himself. I thought that was pretty tight though. When our patients pass away, someone always puts their obituary up for us to read. I read his, and OMFG. HE WAS FUCKING FAMOUS TOO. He was in a band and was the lead singer, and was one of Elvis Presley’s inspiration. LIKE WTF. I was in complete shock because he was such a humble man and never said anything about it at all.
Then there’s this other patient. He’s a long term patient that I took care of when I was on the long term floor. Anyways, he was also a very sweet man, but super quiet. I would have to go to his room every night because he had a feeding tube that I had to give meds in. When patients have feeding tubes, I mean… I’m literally in their room for a good 15 to 20 minutes just dealing with that, which means I’m just waiting and looking around the room at things. Anyways, I learned that he was a minister and also enjoyed music. But I didn’t know much else about him.
Now fast forward to like 5 months later when I’m on the rehab floor. One of the nurses was talking to me and brought him up. She told me that I should google him because he did a lot in his time. I did, and holy shit, this patient has his own wikipedia page. AND he was a Civil Rights activist who was one of the four people who assisted the black kids into the white school in Little Rock, AK. I MEAN, HOLY FUCKING SHIT. I was so impressed by that. Like WHAT. I get to take care of some of the most interesting people.
There are times when I hate my job, but then there are those times that I want to say, “Look, I got to take care of this really awesome person who makes me feel like I have accomplished absolutely nothing in my life.” Lol.
This is what I enjoy most about the second day I’m off of work… my sleeping schedule goes back to normal human hours. After several long months, my body has finally adjusted to this circumstance.
One of the reasons I enjoy my job is really getting to know my patients and giving them the best care possible and how appreciative they are for it. I came into work tonight and found this was left for me from one of my patients who left a few days ago.
I got a letter from work today, which stated that I got ANOTHER pay increase within 4 months. Guys, I am making more money than any first year post college graduate should be making. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. I think I’ll stick it out for even longer than a year.
Oh man. I just got $755 back from my taxes! My checking account went UP.
I like to play on the safe side, which means that the most outrageous thing I would ever do is get a piercing somewhere other than the earlobes. So I got myself a helix piercing! AND I specifically asked for a stud (hoping and crossing my fingers that it doesn’t grow a keloid/get infected.)
Backstory: I got a tragus piercing for my 22nd birthday last year, and as much as I wanted to keep it in, I grew a keloid, and it got infected to the point that it bled and hurt like hell. Of course, being a nurse, you have to use a stethoscope, and I just couldn’t bare continuously putting in a stethoscope and causing it to hurt even more. So I decided to take it out. One of my coworkers also had the exact same problem as me, but after a few months, I asked her how it was healing, and she said that hers wasn’t infected anymore. She said she changed the earring jewelry from the hoop (which they normally put in) to a stud and so it was healing fairly well. So this time around, I had to make sure they gave me a stud so it wouldn’t be moving around and causing anymore problems.
I definitely want to go back some time and get my tragus pierced again because I really liked it.
And as far as tattoos go, I sadly don’t think I would ever get one because lets be real, if you know me in person, I’m the most indecisive, wishy washy person you will ever meet. I can’t even imagine how it would be for me to get a tattoo, and then a few months later be like, “I don’t want it anymore.”
So yay! My own present for my 23rd birthday.
Hiking a 2.5 mile trail and yoga today feels so good. It just feels nice to accomplish something that is good for my body.
Wait.. I’m so confused. First I get a facebook message from Henry, and Linda says “He wants you.” Now, I just got a message from Mason L. from high school! WHAT IS THIS?! I’m not the only one getting these messages am I?
Oh hell. I just realized that I’m physically attracted to scruffy guys. THEY ARE JUST SO DAMN HOT AND SEXY.
I have this female patient who is so short and cute. Every night, she likes to come and stand outside by her door and just watch us (me and my techs) talking while working. So the other night, she came out again and while one of my techs was keeping up a conversation with her, the other tech comes up to me, and he’s like, “okay, this may sound weird, but doesn’t she remind you of those troll dolls from the 90’s?” For a second, I had no idea what he was talking about then I remembered these: I could not stop laughing once I realized what he was talking about because he’s right. She does remind me of these dolls because of how short she is and her nose and especially the HAIR.
I guess it’s only funny if you were actually there, but oh man, I just could not stop laughing about it.