And part of me hopes I start on nights and the other half of me wants to start days so when orientation is over I can go to straight nights without an adjustment. But waking up at 5 or earlier for days will definitely kill me. Yes I know I did it in nursing school and survived but I also wasn’t a full functioning person right at 7.
It’s both PCOS awareness month and suicide prevention month (I know it’s technically only a week but I think suicide prevention deserves a whole month).
I’ve had diagnosed PCOS for 8 years. It’s not something I talk about much and since I’m not trying to reproduce my major complaint is my beard and acne (I actually don’t mind lack of period). Idk maybe I live in denial but it’s not something I think about on a daily basis.
Suicide prevention is obviously something that is important to me because mental illness is not something that is taken seriously enough in our society.
It’s damn near impossible to pretend that nurses aren’t affected by verbally abusive patients, or colleagues who are just downright mean. Patience and tolerance are challenged, and it’s sometimes a fight to hold back the tears from the personal attack. It is said that nursing toughens you over the years, but what’s actually frightening is the idea of not being affected by it. Perhaps it is possible to develop a thicker skin, but still be intermittently exposed to vulnerability - as a reminder that we are not jaded, or robots churning out factory style care.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
1. Harry potter series
2. Just listen by Sarah Dessen
3. Hunger games Series
4. 1 john (in the bible)
5. Looking for Alaska
6. The last song by Nicolas sparks
7. This lullaby by Sarah Dessen
8. Divergent series (mostly cause I’m still mad)
9. The fault in our stars
10. Crave by Chris Tomlinson
Well I definitely need to read some books other than YA novels. My bad!