Hello, I'm back!
Anyone miss me?
Anyone REMEMBER me?
Seriously, it's been a long time since I dropped off the Allnurses radar!
So, what's been happening in my life? Well, I quit my homecare nursing job, and for awhile, was doing healthcare aid/home helper type work, while I wrestled with the emotional aftermath of too many funerals in too short a time. I really enjoyed it, too, and many of my clients became like family to me.
I have now moved north, to Sundridge, Ontario. I haven't worked since moving, but am thinking of going back into homecare. Then, I remember those days when a nice, comfortable patient load suddenly exploded into a totally unmanageable mess, which had me screaming at the office to get me the paperwork for the latest admission RIGHT NOW, and driving from one side of our nursing territory to the other, and I go, "hmmm...."
This area is very under-serviced medically. There are 2 doctors in town, and one nurse practitioner. I applied to become a patient of one of the doctors in mid-December, and was only approved at the end of January. I STILL haven't seen anyone...my appointment with the NP was cancelled this week due to the weather. Since she only works part time, I can't get into see her until this coming Tuesday!
Maybe I should take the NP course, and help her out! You can't even get in to see her without waiting at least a week! Heaven help you if you're really sick...you'd have to drive 50 km. to Huntsville and go to the Urgent Care clinic there, which, incicentally, is slated to be CLOSED sometime soon!
Wow, has this site ever changed! I hardly recognize it! I've spent the last hour exploring and checking stuff out. Also updated my e-mail, and emptied my PM box so I can actually receive messages now. Kudos to Brian and the staff for constantly upgrading and improving the site. It just looks AWESOME!