Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Been Sick

So Monday I was not feeling well and I had an appt on Tuesday to see my Dr. Went there and had blood drawn and peed in a cup. I thin it is because I am getting stressed out at work. I now work 2 jobs. One is Nursing 12 huors shifts= 3 days a week. The other one is Case Mang at our sister facilty. 2 to 3 days a week = 8 hours. I get up at 04:00 every day and get the house in order walk the dog. When I am nursing i have to be there at 06:30 work until 19:15 (7:15PM) and when I am Case Mang I have to be there at 06:30 until 16:00 (4:00PM). I want to learn Case Mang and they are sonice and teaching me allot about it. I woul dlove to get out of nusring because of the back thing. I want to have a good back when I get older. Yes I am 50 years old this Dec. My back it not what it use to be. I have to pull pt up in bed, help trabfer them into their chair, on the toilet, ect. I have beem in this business for over 30 yrs now. I started out as a Volunteer, move up to Candstiper, then Olderly, then CNA and Then Medication Aide, and then Nurse. I have and do feel this is my calling. But now I am getting older and I am not as young as I use to be. I think it is the stress of 2 jobs that is getting to me. I am ttried all of the time. Sleep more than I should on my days off. Well now you have it. Thank sfor letting me do my blithering for this week. Hope everyone has a great day.

14 comments:

O!Daddie now at http://smokeyandme.typepad.com/ said...

Stress is a killer and I try to find 'the bright side' whenever I can. The bright side for you right now is that you aren't nursing 5 days a week and that you are actively seeking to rise to the next level. These are both GOOD things. You WILL succeed - you always have. HUGZ to you, Ray.

SickoRicko said...

I know about work stress but it's nothing like what you have. Take care of yourself and keep striving to improve your situation.

Rick Jeans said...

Try cut back on hours as a nurse, but please do not stress yourself out. Not worth it. Take care of yourself.
When you want to post something with a topic like today, I'm amazed you have the pics related to the topic handy!
Take care of yourself, buddy
Hugs

Stan said...

Having worked in the Healthcare field I can imagine what your going through. Many nurses I know of burn out after a while and go into administration like your trying to do. Keep it up and stay strong. Don't let the stress get to you before it's too late.
Hugs,
Stan

Xersex said...

I share the same opinion of Stan. I suggest you to sleep more than you use now. Do not let your sleep and your fatigue accumulate!

Jon DeepBlue said...

Stress management isn't the easiest thing. Hope you'll find the perfect answers for you.

Hugs
Jon

Ralph said...

Please take care of yourself...

LORD PATRICK said...

Take care my friend! Look after yourself! I've had two spinal operations so know how painful back pain can be. Look after yourself. Hugs across the miles, Patrick

uncle barry said...

Work less
Ride more
Animals are nature's Zanex
Stay well my friend

karl said...

very very sorry to hear that you've been poorly, Ray.
PLEASE PLEASE take csare of yourself - youre a precious person and stress simply isn't worth it, I should know.
hugs from me {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}.

Koba said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon, Ray! I know what it's like! (I found out today that I have sleep apnea and a 2nd degree AV block!)

Anonymous said...

Scott said, first of all Ray, let me commend you on the service of work you chose as a profession.

Secondly I can see why you would be very tired at times. I can't believe you still have time to do this great blog of yours.

You take care buddy, and try to get your much needed rest, (but make sure you still do your blog..lol)

Wow did you ever give us some nice Dr. eye candy. Woof Woof.

carol said...

Lots of people are in your situation. Just be glad you have a job to go too.

Rest as best as you can.

Carol.

Westernstock said...

Hope you get to feel better and more on top of things soon. Thanks for sharing the details of your life.