Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Superstition and the workplace.

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Hi everyone.
This last two weeks have been crazy. The stars must be lined up in a funky way because it sure is making things wild at work. If it could go wrong it has. We have been having patients coming out of our ears. The nurses are grumpy and have threaten to run away. And to top it off we are having a
huge heat wave.

This is an example of the stupidity that is going on:

One day we called ER to find out where to send an order.
They informed us that the patient was discharged.
Uh, No. The doc wrote an order 10 min. ago. We just want to know where to send the stuff. 
Well the patient was sent home an hour ago. 
Okaaaaayyyy. Let us know if you find him.

I got busy so I don't know what happened there. We have had our share of drunks, drowning, broken bones, summer colds, and heart attacks. Much more than the usual for this time of the year.

Even at the fire department we are having a huge amount of calls. Double the normal amount and also a unusually high number of fire calls.

We are used to being superstitious. But this is kicking the butt out of the normal Friday the 13th full moon madness. Whatever it is I hope it goes away soon. We normally have a reduction in patient load during the summer and the hospital does minimum staffing due to vacations and budget cuts. The result of that is we are getting pounded every shift.



I may have dreaded going to work on certain days but right now I dread going to work every day. Hope you all have a better week than me.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sorry so long since I posted.

Sorry it has been so long since I posted. I deserve a timeout for not being better about it. I got back from the cruise and then life got a hold of me. Went to the doc to get cleared for work and he said no for 2 more weeks. That started a battle with work about me returning to work. They were not happy and I had to argue about my short term disability benefits since they didn't want to cover me for another 2 weeks. Ugh!!!!!!!

Two weeks later I was finally cleared. Now the battle was getting the various departments at work to give me the ok to return. Guess they are nervous about being sued or something because they want you back but sure make it hard to do that. Paperwork, more paperwork, physical, paperwork, and so on.

First week back at work sucked. It was painful, hard, and took me a while to get back into the craziness. After a couple of weeks I had worked up my stamina level back to normal. I hated going back to work but needed to because I am not rich. Someday........

The first week I had off from work I got outta dodge and went to my favorite place, El Paso,Tx. It was great seeing my old buds and having a great time drinking beer and eating amazing BBQ. I love that place and have tons of friends there. Why don't I move there???? Well, I have been trying but haven't found an investor for my business to make that a reality. Bummer. Know anybody looking to invest in a hotel send them my way. Please.......


A very Hungover Max

Max is finally out of Afghanistan and back in Okinawa. Thank God! He had a hard time adjusting but is doing well. He is doing the typical young military male thing. On his days off he is off with the guys seeing the town, chasing girls, and drinking a ton of beer. Finally got some photos of him. 







He posted some pics of when he was in the Philippines training with their marines. They also had a competition between their marine and max and he won. There is a video posted of it on facebook but I can't figure out how to get it on here.







Max and the unit that was training. They were doing field ops and war games against the Philippine Marine group.
















Pranks to relive the boredom when not working. Notice the lack of real bedding.









And Much Needed R&R. Notice the purell. At least they are still being smart despite the craziness. Is that straws in their beer???? I wonder. :-)
You all have a great day and I promise to be better about posting.