Monday, February 1, 2010


I can't sleep.  I've been having the problem for a few months now.  I have no trouble staying asleep (I can sleep in til noon like nobody's business), but getting to sleep is the problem.  Probably should have that checked out.  My dad is on Ambien and it works like a charm for him.  I think my problem is that I'm just a night person.  I'm never in bed before 1am....even when I have to wake up at 5:30am.  I can't wait to work night shifts.  It sucks though because I really wish I didn't have this probably.  I would absolutely love to go to sleep at 10pm one night and get good normal sleep.  I've been taking Unisom Sleepmelts ( diphenhydramine HCl) for the past few nights to help me get to sleep. They melt in your mouth and are cherry flavored.  They taste better than they work.  I took 2 about 30 minutes ago and I have yet to get tired.  Craaap.

Well..while I'm up.  I officially applied for a job!! I applied to a Labor and Delivery position at the hospital back at home.  I worked there this summer as a student nurse extern so hopefully that helps a little.  I'd rather work in a NICU somewhere, but I'm doing L&D as a backup.  I can't wait to be dooooooooone with school.   95 days until graduation!! I"m so excited!! However, after graduation I'm becoming a recluse for a month.  I will live and breath NCLEX.  My nursing friends and I  have come up with a little plan to help with the studying.  NCLEX drinking partys.  Get a question right...and everyone but you drinks.  Get one wrong, and you drink.  Either way somebody everybody is getting shwasted.  Can't wait! 

Thought these were funny

You Might Be A Nurse If...

You hope there is a special place in hell for the inventor of the call light
You can comfort anxious patients with..."I know just how you feel. It's my first IV too."

You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac
You believe the government should require a permit to reproduce.

You firmly believe that "too stupid to live" should be a diagnosis.

**You have to leave the patient before you begin to laugh uncontrollably.
**You look at the veins of everybody you meet.

You have ever restrained somebody...and it wasn't a sexual experience.
**You have the bladder capacity of five people
**You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if the phrase, “wow, it is really quiet” is uttered
You think that caffeine should be available in IV form
**You are the only one at the dinner table NOT allowed to talk about your day at work.
You can’t cure stupid
**To you the phrase “divide and conquer” means getting two co-workers to help you change the bedsore dressing in the crack of a 400 pound patient.
**You no longer have a gag reflex.
**You have done chest compressions to the beat of  "Stayin' Alive" in your head.  ( Ah Ah Ah Ah Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive Ah Ah Ah)
**Your sense of humor seems to get more “warped” each year.
**You wash your hands before you go to the bathroom
**You’ve ever been telling work stories in a restaurant and had numerous people look at you in digust.

 ** = Been there, done that.

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