The Best Is Yet To Be

The Best Is Yet To Be

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN Guide 187,035 Views

Joined Sep 6, '02 - from 'The Great Northwest'. VivaLasViejas is a RN and blogger extraordinaire. She has '19' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC, assisted living, geriatrics, psych'. Posts: 26,035 (37% Liked) Likes: 40,417

For Whom The Bell Tolls

by VivaLasViejas - As my favorite author, Erma Bombeck, once said: "There is no way that your foot will ever get well as long as there is a horse standing on it." In my case, that means I won't get well until there...

(Remember) Walking In the Sand

by VivaLasViejas - "I Had A Life---But My Job Ate It" proclaims the bumper sticker I just put on our 13-year-old Ford. I don't usually adorn my vehicles with stickers---I've always thought they were sort of tacky---but...

Ol' Roy

by VivaLasViejas - A gaunt, elderly gentleman in bib overalls appeared in front of the ancient farmhouse, smoking an unfiltered cigarette and watching me closely as I pulled off the road into the dusty driveway. Next...

You Can't Go Home Again

by VivaLasViejas - It was just an ancient nursing home, with Vander lifts parked in the too-narrow hallways and the hustle and bustle of staff members on their way to answer the constant shrieks of tab alarms. Located...

The Stranger Within: One Year Later

by VivaLasViejas - It's always been a source of wonder and amusement to me that during my frequent searches for an item I've misplaced, I always seem to find something else that brings back a memory or two. And, like...

Three Clicks of a Mouse

by VivaLasViejas - As those who study the social habits of humans have observed, Internet forums are a reflection of society as a whole, no matter how exclusive the community. And as the spate of recent threads here on...

The Wise Nurse Speaks

by VivaLasViejas - From the Book of Wisdom (which is one of the books in the Apocrypha of the Old Testament): "Wisdom is glorious, and never fades away, and is easily seen by those who love her and is found by those...

The Humorous Nurse Speaks

by VivaLasViejas - As a lifelong student of human foibles, I often find myself marveling at the number of undignified situations we blunder into on any given day. I mean, have you ever been so excited to meet a...

Mental Health Awareness Month

by VivaLasViejas - Raise your hands: How many Allnurses.com readers know that in addition to mothers and deceased war veterans, the month of May is dedicated to mental health awareness? Give yourself a gold star for...

Quo Vadis?

by VivaLasViejas - Life, as my grandmother used to say is a very odd little duck......you live through five or six decades, fashioning an existence that (hopefully) reflects your values, and learning to be at peace...

Everything I Know About Life.......

by VivaLasViejas - Am I the only person around here who's sappy enough to have owned a copy of that adorable poster with all the things someone learned about life in kindergarten? As cliche'd as it all sounds now, I've...

You See, It's Like This........

by VivaLasViejas - "Hey, you should've been there when I finally let Arwen have it," Sarah (not her real name) tells me as we sit down in the nondescript break room of our assisted living facility to sip go-go juice...

After Nursing: Is There Life Out There?

by VivaLasViejas - I knew it was too good to last forever. Today, in a meeting with my company's regional director of operations and the corporate nurse consultant, my Executive Director and I learned that we will...

New Year, Norovirus, and Me

by VivaLasViejas - Ever notice that your values change when you're throwing up? "I don't care about my new $200 shoes.......BLAAAARGH!" Lord, I hate being sick. Especially THIS kind of sick. It's been four or...

The Sad Nurse Speaks

by VivaLasViejas - The phone call I've been dreading comes at 0217. It's my night shift med aide, who informs me through tears that our much-loved resident, Evie*, has passed away after lingering for days in an...


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