Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Emotions Running High

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!!!