Merrie82 RN

Medical Surgical

"So I say live, live because of the sun, the dream, the excitable gift." -Anne Sexton

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Merrie82 has 1 years experience as a RN and specializes in Medical Surgical.

CNA for the last 2 years, working on a covid unit for the last 9 months. Just graduated and passed the NCLEX this week (January 2021). Lots of previous experience in mental health working in group homes, crisis units etc. Starting on a med surg neuro floor this week at my hospital and I'm excited to learn.

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    Lies my mother told me

    Wow! Those are some serious things to miss ?. I have a family member with a mental health dx who deals with the "its all in your head/this is attn seeking behavior" routine fairly often. 1x she needed her gallbladder removed. Another time she had gon...
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    Lies my mother told me

    Okay, so not my mother actually ???. What is a big fat whopper of a lie you've gotten in report? Maybe not with any malicious intent, but because the nurse handing off had vastly different experience than you will... I'll start: "Patie...
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    "Thank you for your service"

    I know you qualified your answer here with 'I'm generalizing'....if you know that you are, maybe you should just try not to??Certainly most people that I know and love are not "all about the exterior" as you say. As for the US being obsessed wi...
  4. I certainly would not work for minimum wage, nor am I ashamed of that. I'm not selfish, but I do need to be able to support my family, and maintain a roof over my head, buy food, medications, and hopefully not end up living in my car as I almost did ...
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    I'm a Monkey...

    Thank you! 2nd shift would be a dream, but thats a ways off. I'll settle for straight nights once it comes ?
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    I'm a Monkey...

    Thank you! I actually had a much better week last week on nights. I think a lot comes down to, "I stink at rotating, especially if its in the same week." My brain is very sensitive to changes in sleep schedule, and does not appreciate me throwing it ...
  7. You are sounding like someone looking for a reaction, any reaction, positive or negative. I don't understand why you would say something like this otherwise. Good luck to you.
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    I'm a Monkey...

    So, just wanted to update all... had my last 3 shifts of orientation, and they went soooo much better. Not sure if it was the patients, the new preceptor, the fact that I did 3 in a row for the first time at night, or if it just clicked, but I felt ...
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    I'm a Monkey...

    Thank you! Its funny evening shift is definitely my best time to work, too. I think bc it aligns with my natural sleep schedule, which is basically 0130 or 0200-0930. Maybe its a migraine thing.
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    I'm a Monkey...

    Thanks! I sure hope so. I don't have a say, and during this orientation part its been totally random. Like 2 days and then a night, or 1 day and then 2 nights. This week I have 3 night shifts back to back for the first time. So we will see. Fingers c...
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    I'm a Monkey...

    Sadly no, but I did hear that a person who works 2nd shift might want out of it, so I may approach my manager in a bit and just let her know I wouldn't mind working 2nd. But first to get thru the next 12 weeks ??
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    Are you exhausted?

    I worked on a Covid Unit as a CNA from last march through this December. It is exhausting! Mentally, physically, and emotionally. Gowning up and papring up for every patient interaction. Spending an hour at least in a room to try to get all the care ...
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    I'm a Monkey...

    That's awesome that the calcium channel blockers work for you! I tried them to no avail. I am on a preventative medication called Aimovig that I inject monthly, and my migraines have greatly improved overall. I have had migraines my whole life. As fo...
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    I'm a Monkey...

    Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. I will unfortunately be rotating until mid June, then I will be straight nights, which is what I was hired for. I do think rotating is some of the issue, and look forward to when I can stop doing this. ...
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    I'm a Monkey...

    Thank you ❤❤ I do understand, and will work as hard as I can over the next several months to get my feet under me. I have extensive experience with "fake it til you make it" LOL.