To find the sun during the day & the rest at night

Friday, July 9, 2010

Southern charm

We phlebs - phlebotomists - have all sorts of nicknames: "vampire" (yes, I hear that every day, and no, I am not on "Team Edward"...); bloodsucker; that there blood girl.... All terms of endearment (hey, I'm realistic - no one wants me to come into their room) However, last evening at Woodleigh... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fragile veins and the little vein that could

As most of you who read my entries know, I am a phlebotomist, the person in the hospital who pops up by your bedside in the e.r. or in your hospital room, and, with a cheery smile, announces, "Hi, I'm from the Lab and I need to get some blood", like it's something to celebrate. In all honesty, you... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hamster-wheel conversations

Any time you work in Health Care with the public, you have patients who will engage you in "hamster-wheel conversations", ones that continually go and go and go (sort of like the energizer bunny but less fun and without the cool shades). Fer example, I'll call her Jenny, Jenny came in the e.r.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

the "r.p." and general Woodleigh Regional things and thoughts...

Ah, the sounds of a Thursday night rain - and the arrival of "the rain people", who are what I call, "frequent flyers" at Woodleigh Regional. The influx of "r.p." began last night with Hettie M. walking in the door with her husband, and looking, for the most part, quite well. Hettie is a woman who... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Family gatherings

The e.r. at Woodleigh Regional has been frenetically busy, all with illnesses vs. injuries. A lot of our elderly residents seem to be having strokes - and their family members gather around, the concern on their faces betraying the smiles and brave fronts they are putting up. As I draw blood on... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Moving on, moving in

Today, the last of my belongings relocated from Boondocks to Woodleigh. Although I knew my remaining items would be safe in the horse pasture in the boondocks (hence the name), I don't like loose ends. I needed everything to be in one place. This morning, bright and early, Bob - my partner in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

An omage to beige

My best friend is going through a "beige stage." Her life seems to be at a standstill, on hiatus from movement and purpose. The days drift together like an inner-tube on a lazy river. The passage of time is marked only by the calendar. My best friend is miserable. Now, I know some people find the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Moving forward

I am at my brother's home, watching the dogs while he and my sis-in-law are surprising their daughter, son-in-law and grandson's for the boy's dedication at church. I am so very happy for them, getting to surprise Renee' and spend a week spoiling the boys. As I was driving up here, my brain was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A new home

For those of you who have been reading of my relocation and new job, you may already know that I have been living in a bunk house in a horse pasture in a town I call Boondocks. I have been driving 32 miles round trip a day to a place with no air conditioning, mice and no neighbors (well, I do have... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Bob, conspiracy theories and God's glow

As I write this, my heart is heavy for my co-worker and partner in crime, Bob. He and his girlfriend have severed their ties and he's moving into his own place. After 4 years and a beautiful daughter, it is for the best - but he's hurting. That being said, and I don't begrudge him the need to get... Sign in to see full entry.

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