After another train ride back into the city, we called a cab to take us to our next Airbnb in Lisbon. The cab driver was very friendly, and told us which areas to avoid, and what was worth seeing. We had encountered several people during the course of our travels that have been incredibly friendly. … Continue reading Portugal- Lisbon (part 1)
Hello All, So this is kind of both a life post and a nursing post, but i have been having a lot more anxiety lately. I think there are several factors that play into this, but I definitely noticed an increase. I thought maybe it was (those who don't appreciate lady talk avert your eyes) … Continue reading Resurgence of Anxiety
The other day I had a lovely lunch with my sister who I see not nearly enough. As she will be moving soon, we are really trying to make more of an effort to get together and do things. This time it happened to be lunch at The Crab Catcher in La Jolla. With those … Continue reading Lunching in La Jolla
So on Monday I started a cleanse, to try and jumpstart myself back into healthy eating, and boy let me tell you the first day was killer. I felt hungry a lot, but now that the week has progressed, I am getting used to the new routine and am not feeling like I am starving all … Continue reading Jump Start
I have been struggling quite a bit more on night shifts than I have on my day shifts. While on day shift it was really busy, I always felt like I was connecting well with patients and the work load was always chaotic but manageable. I am not struggling so much with the actual work, … Continue reading Guilt, Anxiety, and Frustration
The other night I had a particularly difficult patient. On top of being in acute alcohol withdrawal, this individual also had an extensive psychiatric history and history of previous substance abuse. This is a winning combination that leads to a busy night. First this patient had been getting better during the day, and for the … Continue reading Dealing with Difficult Patients
Stress is a large part of what nursing is. In nursing school I struggled a lot with managing my own stress, because this was a level of stress I had not had to endure before. Stress can come from many different aspects of the job The job itself The long hours Being in unfamiliar territory … Continue reading Dealing with Stress
Happy Thanksgiving all! Let's remember all of those nurses that are hard at work today! This year, those of us that were working on our unit had set up a potluck long in advance and will be having a wonderful feast! Dividing up all that work allowed for everyone to contribute and for there to … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!