Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Valuable Lesson

“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours”

Today, I learned something that I need to think about more when I complain about things. "It could be worse." Also, the above quote kind of sums up a lot of today. Here is the story of today.
This morning when I came into work, I found out that I was be floated to another unit. One I have never been on or knew much about. I was a little nervous because the last time they floated me they gave me a full patient load and I had no idea what I was doing or what to expect. Good thing my friend, Leah was there. I would not have survived without her. once I got on the floor, I found out I was a one to one which is not as bad. The patient ended up not needing a one to one and then they moved me into another one to one. And what do you know these patients needed showers! Oh my gosh! I haven't showered someone in probably three years!!!
Now I know this sounds silly. Showering is something we do every day right? Well when you bath babies and never had to shower anyone in three years, you tend to forget some things. So I told the nurse that I was worried about transferring the patients and getting them in the shower. I was just scared. I didn't know if I had the ability to do it. So this turned into me apparently saying that I wasn't going to do it. After I got a talkin to by the charge nurse and I cleared up what I meant. (I didn't say I wouldn't do it. I was just scared.)
The nurse came back in and told me that she would help me. But after waiting a while, I just decided to do it myself and see what happened. Luckily, the patients both had family in the room that were willing to help me transfer them. Suddenly, all those old skills came flooding back and I wasn't too worried about it. They both got showered and besides being cold they both survived.
Moral of the story...Don't complain about something that you have that is good. I now realize that I probably have one of the best jobs in the hospital. But I did enjoy all the new experience I had today and loved all the new people I met. Life sure can throw you some curve balls and you just have to take them in stride.
I am so glad that I survived this day and no one got hurt. Ha. And I am glad that I don't have to be floated for a while. I hope anyway. =) Thanks for listening.


Jordan & Kara said...

I hate days like that:( I am glad you survived though:)

firecracker said...

U R Cute :)

Jenny Livingston said...

I'm happy that I found your blog, but I'm sorry you had a bad day. ;)