Wednesday, December 26, 2007


The schedule at my "orientation base" is 8 on (every other 24) and 8 off. I'm almost done with the every other day 24 hour shift. My preceptor is awesome and everyone that I have worked with has been super excited to have me there and willing to teach me anything. It has been great!

This base is known for the large volume of scene calls..... we haven't been super busy yet, but have had 2 MVC's that we flew. The first was a rollover MVC that hit a ditch. He was a little confused, but otherwise stable. We flew him to my hospital. It was so cool to walk into the trauma room with my first patient. Lots of people came by to say hi and congrats. Some didn't even know that I had gotten hired. It was such a good feeling.

My second scene call was a high speed head on collision. She was a little confused and was bleeding from a huge laceration to the head. We flew her into DC. It was interesting to see how other hospitals run their traumas. It was....QUIET in there. Everyone listened when I gave report and things went very smoothly.

What can I say? I love my job!

I hope everyone's Christmas was wonderful.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I have been taking my time and catching up on my blog reading. (yes, I have calmed down)
It appears that I have been 'Tagged." I guess this is a good way to relax and have a good laugh.
I am supposed to share 7 random/weird things about myself and then tag 7 other people. I don't really plan on "Tagging" others, but if you feel so inclined and have the need to waste some time then have at it.

1) I (like NocturnalRN) am obsessed with the way things smell. My house has candles, room spray and other assorted nice smelling stuff everywhere. I currently have cinnamon sticks simmering in the kitchen. The house smells like Christmas.

2) I have a stuffed Spiderman from build-a bear that travels everywhere with me. He was a gift from the cop when we started dating. He has been to the Bahamas, Mexico, Phoenix, Chicago and Key West for my wedding.

3) When I am taking care of a really sick patient I hum Jimmy Buffett songs under my breath.

4) I love Peanuts. I watch 'A Charile Brown Christmas' every year and still love it. There are some things that cannot be explained any more simply.

5) My mom calls me the retro daughter. I have Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holliday on my IPOD. I sometimes go to sleep listening to a Sinatra Greatest hits CD.

6) I remember exactly what the cop was wearing on our first date: Jeans, black boots, a blue Jimmy Buffett shirt with blue under armour underneath. It was one of the only times I have seen him tuck a t-shirt in.

7) I started blogging one day after a bout of insomnia. I had too much ER crap clouding my brain and couldn't sleep.

So I don't know if that was interesting, amusing or what. If you feel tagged then rock on.... let me know when you tag others!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fucking Pissed

Grrrr...... To quote Eric Cartman "I AM SO PISSED OFF RIGHT NOW!"

I am fucking tired of being professional AND being nice to people and then getting flamed for it. I'm tired of people thinking because I've got boobs that I'm out to steal husbands. I am perfectly happy with my cop thank you very much. If you have a problem with the person that I am... well good for you. I don't give a shit.

I apologize for ranting here. I have wanted to post on how Phoenix went and how things are going, but have been too busy to do so. I'm pissed that I have to rant and rave on here. I am rising above and not responding to provocation... even though people get pissed over the most stupid and innocent things.

To quote another movie......

"you need to keep your bitch on a leash and put a muzzle on her" hell, a little prozac and valium might help too. How 'bout some marriage counseling too?!?!?!?!??

I apologize guys... I will try to be more myself and less angry next time.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Well the flight out here was long as shit. The weather fucked us all up so we ended up 1)late leaving home 2) late arriving in Detroit 3)hauling ass through the Detroit airport (or as I so eloquently put it, "drop balls and run like hell") and then sitting on the tarmac for over an hour. Two unfortunate souls in our party had luggage lost and we have to wrangle a 4 door car out of the Avis people. All of this boiled down to getting about 4 hours sleep before class ALL DAY LONG today. We talked about OB and Neuro (I am pretty well versed in both) so this was a good day to be tired.

My last night in the unit was a pain in the ass. I had a post-cardiac arrest patient who survived (wtf) with a normal neuro exam after being coded for 60 minutes, shocked twice and pronounced twice. Her major complaint? "I want some ice water."

..... get it yourself lady.

My other patient spoke zero english. No habla espanol either. She was from Pakistan and spoke some language that I had never heard of. We figured out that we both knew "pain" and "water". The rest was a blur. I may have told her she was pregnant with Jay Leno's baby for all I know. So when the time came I bailed with no fanfare. I just grabbed my shit and left. Ahhhhhh.... sweet relief.

SO things out west are going well. I don't feel out of place or in over my head. I miss maddux, my house and the cop most of all. He is living on pizza and vitamin water and probably forgetting to put the toilet seat down. The bachelor life is a beautiful thing. I think my mom might make him eat real food sometime while I'm gone.

No interesting stories from out here yet, but the trip is young. We are going to the Grand Canyon this weekend to ride donkeys. I want to send our base manager a picture asking which of us is the biggest ass!