I don't even know where to begin explaining this past month. It's been a whirlwind. Overwhelming, frustrating, scary, exciting, emotional, stressful...
First off, I started my new job on October 31st. For 3 weeks I sat in orientation and computer classes. It is ALOT and I am in a little over my head. But everyone I've spoken to said they all felt that way in the beginning. It's just such a huge change for me.
This past weekend I got to finally see patients. It was great, but definately different. I'm still not 100% clear what my responsibilities are, but I am with a preceptor out in the field for 6 weeks.
Tomorrow, I go back to babyland for the day. I have mixed feelings about it. I want to be home for the holiday with my family, and I don't really want to work a 12 hour shift...but I am looking forward to seeing my L&D girls and I'll be getting quite a nice paycheck for being there...which I need for Christmas shopping!
So, aside from my busy work schedule this month, it's been a rough couple of weeks healthwise...and not mine. Unfortunately my mom had emergency surgery for a bowel obstruction...which resulted in the removal of a tumor, 6 inches of her small intestine and a bowel resection. We are still waiting on the pathology results of the specimens, so prayers for a good outcome are appreciated. She finally got to come home on Monday after a couple of unexpected setbacks, so that is what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Happy Turkey Day to you all!!!