Thought it might be nice to share some nice-----kind things that happen at work. My husband bought me a beautiful diamond braclet for Christmas. I have been robbed in the past and was determined to keep by braclet on at all times. Needed to know the boogie man was not going to take it. Well I guess diamond braclets do not belong in the OR. I relized my braclet was gone while circulating a case. I had been to the fifth floor of the hospital, done a local IV sedation case ect. ect. Had no idea where to start looking. To make too long of story already, shorter, the transport aid noticed the case cart on the last case was caught in the dumb waiter. He went through the linens,then the trash, OR BLOODY TRASH!!!!!! He found my braclet wrapped in my glove, in the prep kit in the trash. The wonderful fellow went way above and beyond to help out this coworker.
Your very lucky and I do so agree with you and will tell you about my story and how fortunate I was in Nebraska.
On a fresh assignment as a travel nurse in Nebraksa, I kept my engagement ring and wedding band on a huge (football) safteypin which also kept my locker key on so I wouldnt forget my key. Well One friday around the 3rd week I was at work I left and went home and did my usual things . Monday morning getting ready I couldnt find my rings... couldnt find my keys couldnt find anything I was panic stricken... My engagement ring is 7 carat diamond and carat saphire ring. Yes you read it right. My heart started palpating..... I cried instantly. How careless I was... I got in my car and drove so fast to work I almost got a ticket. Ran into the locker room nothing, nothing at my locker at all not even a note. Ran to the desk to see if anyone had turned in my rings. Not a word. Well then I got physically sick. I threw up. I was just about to call my husband overseas and confess that I had lost the rings and how careless I was and just wait to hear what he would say to me. In walks in one of the PACU Nurses... she mentioned to me as I was dialing the phone, Hey thats a pretty ring you got. I looked at her and said yes it was I lost it. She smiled and said Yeah you left it hanging from your locker. I hung up the phone and about jerked her sideways asking her where it was I had tears running (streaming ) down my face. The Nurse Manager had it since Friday and had it with her she was wearing it. Got compliments on it all weekend. I went sobbing into the PACU to retrieve my rings... there they were , she could tell that I had already had a rough morning. Because I was so new to the OR she didnt have my home phone number.. and she knew I would be in on Monday, she held them for me. I could have licked her shoes for a month. It took a solid hour for me to calm down and get my shyte together. I offered a reward to her, she declined she just wants the ring if I die lol. I told her it would go to her if I didnt have a child. She had no idea she had such an exspensive ring on. She thought it was fake. Now the ring doesnt go on assignment with me, it sits in a safe deposit box in singapore, where I know where it is. I did tell my husband about it though, his words and you didnt notice it all weekend? I told him no, I didnt go out.
This was the first and last time I have worn something expensive to the OR. Im so thankful that the people I work with were honest.
Last edit by DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE on Jan 11, '03