Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Heart Walk 2009

I am still behind on a little catch up is in order before the summer is over and done with! On Saturday May 30th, I took the day off and participated in the American Heart Walk. The hospital corporation I work for was a huge sponspor so it looked like a sea of red at their tent. I, however, was in blue. Uh??? Funny story. So, my friend Tracey gets me to do this walk...swears to me we will ONLY have to do ONE mile. So, we sign up under the CEO, who asked us to be on his team...I'm guessing he won't Well, he didn't hold back any shirts for us. So, I go to administration and they have big shirts or childrens shirts left. The lady in administration looks at me and says....can't you sqeeze into a childs medium?? Keep in mind Matthew wears a childs large now. I smile, get Tracey her shirt and leave. At this point, it is JUST a shirt, I decide for fun...and since the CEO is a huge Duke fan, I will wear a KU shirt for fun to the walk. I changed my mind...not wanting to get fired in this economy and all and wore a Royals shirt instead. After arriving in the sea of red shirts, his wife found me a shirt. Hmmmm.....outside, at a park....TONS of people...where am I going to change??? Lets just say some boy scout troop is going to need a lot of therapy and I was wearing a sports bra! Moving on....

The rest of the day I felt like I was playing hookie from work. We went out for breakfast, went to the pool, brought dinner home and watched a movie. So...this is what "normal" people do on a Saturday. I had totally forgotten!!
FYI...DB..National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is rapidly approaching....what IS the hospital going to do this year?????

Monday, June 01, 2009

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day...yes, I realize today is June 1st and I am a little behind in blogging...anyway....we went on a short, 45 minutes to be exact, railroad trip. I have a patient that comes in every weekend for IV antibiotics. I have it down to a science and it takes about 45 minutes to an hour. He calls the pharmacy, promising he really is coming in, they mix up the drug and we have a room ready and his diet coke and graham crackers are waiting for him! The first weekend I wondered why he kept wearing the same shirt with this railroad logo on, as an ice breaker, I asked. Now, several weeks into this antibiotic trip he has to endure......and putting up with my bad humor and stories I end up telling him....the nursing supervisor, her triplets, her husband, Matthew and I made a trip out there on Memorial Day. As luck would have it, he was having too much pain to come out and missed us. It was a chilly and rainy day and thankfully I had a jacket in the truck. Apparently Florida sent us their rainy weather....uh, thanks! The kids had a great time and Matthew is still quite perplexed about the whole triplet concept. LOL. Of course the real reason for Memorial Day is to that all the Veterans...past and present for their service...they are the reason we live in a country that is FREE! It's not just a day to be off work, make extra money, grill out or goof off....Hopefully everyone remembered to thank a veteran or service man. Trust me, nothing is more breath taking than going to a National Cemetery.....WSM 5-11-91.