8/13 this week, I've learned the connection between AN desktop, insurance, and HR

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency, Trauma. Has 18 years experience.

It has been a VERY interesting week for me:

I accessed my first port in ELEVEN years!!! I was so excited; I still have much more to learn, because I couldn't access the second one that came in this week...I'll keep trying, as well as ask to get some shadowing in accessing ports.

I've been working like crazy-with the end of the year coming up, plus having the chance to position yourself when life evens include some sort of funding, the goal makes working more MUCH more fun,

I am almost on my way in being placed in an Adult ED-I hope to either do local travel or Per Diem by mid-September...I have to look at my new schedule to see if I will be able to swing something new, collecting cash, and having some sort of sanity. :confused:

OrganizedChaos, LVN

1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

I don't know if there is a new WILTW thread. So I am posting here for now.

Far! I wondered where you went. Glad to see you back.

I'm 10 weeks now, almost 11, and glad I'm almost out of my first trimester!

I hope that AN creates another app.

kalycat, BSN, RN

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Specializes in CVICU CCRN. Has 5 years experience.

I've been trying to use Safari on iPhone - I greatly miss the app as well. I especially miss being able to move directly to the end of a thread and only read the most recent comments (on subsequent visits to the thread, that is).

I'm learning a lot at work - slowly but surely making the transition to picu. So far, so good I guess. The stress of being on orientation always zaps me a bit. I hope that I can make a smooth transition and become I truly contributing member of the unit.

I learned that I may have moved out of adult care a moment too late. I randomly woke up in severe back pain after my last three shifts. Long story short....the pain got incredibly intense and I lost bladder control and feeling in my left leg after trying to treat the "strain" at home for two days. (PS: I have a whole new understanding for acute pain. After the third day of failed home remedies I felt like I was starting to go crazy from the constant, unremitting pain. Nothing would touch it or even slightly relieve my symptoms. It was surreal) I went to the ED (which is a whole other nightmare story) where they found two severely herniated disks.

The timing couldn't be worse. Luckily all this went down right before I started my new position, so I had a few days off, and because of the way my orientation schedule has been, I've been able to work through it... But I've had a "big kid" for the past few shifts and I'm really paying the price.

The other problem is, I need to follow up with a neurosurgeon. I've got compressed nerve roots and some bone degeneration; my GP thinks I may need a laminectomy. In addition to being afraid for my new (dream) job, I'm afraid I may never ride again at the same level I now enjoy. (Horses)

It's all a lot to think about and consider, but I'm trying to handle it as best I can. I've missed you guys and the interaction here. Hopefully I can get more comfortable using the mobile platform. ❤️

Meeshie

304 Posts

Congratulations on the dream job, katycat.. and sympathies for the back issues.

Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency, Trauma. Has 18 years experience.
I don't know if there is a new WILTW thread. So I am posting here for now.

Far! I wondered where you went. Glad to see you back.

I'm 10 weeks now, almost 11, and glad I'm almost out of my first trimester!

I hope that AN creates another app.

Glad to see you posting!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

6 Articles; 11,273 Posts

Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.
I've been trying to use Safari on iPhone - I greatly miss the app as well. I especially miss being able to move directly to the end of a thread and only read the most recent comments (on subsequent visits to the thread, that is

If you tap on the little down pointing arrow next to the thread topic or under the title on the first page, it will take you to the first post you haven't read. Might not go directly to the end, but it will bypass all of the posts you've already seen.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.
Glad to see you posting!

I might not be as active, but I don't think I could ever leave. :)

On a health related note, my right ear pops/clicks whenever I yawn or swallow. It's the weirdest (& most irritating) thing ever.

aeris99

490 Posts

I searched again but I didn't see a new post so time for an update.

I had multiple interviews over the last two weeks. I was called back to all 3 facilities. Two offered shadows, one wanted to skip right to a peer interview. This was all very exciting and slightly overwhelming.

I ended up doing a shadow at my first choice hospital. It went very well and I was asked back to interview with the director. That turned out to be very short and I kind of thought I had blown it. I got a call from HR a few minutes after I left offering me the job!

I'm now officially employed as an RN! Squee!

I start in two weeks. I'm betting that the learning curve is going to be steep. I'm starting on PCU. I'm actually looking forward to the dysrhythmias class that I get to take.

I really miss the app. I can;t read on the laptop for too long without getting eye strain and a headache. :(

Meeshie

304 Posts

Congratulations! I was just coming back with the same update ;) I was just offered a position at the hospital I really wanted on the gyn surgical oncology floor. I'm pretty excited. I start the end of October - giving me enough time to pack up the house, put it on the market, and find someplace to live near my new job.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

I tried to post pictures from my sonogram today but it kept posting pictures that show my last name. If you want to see the pictures PM me.

Ack! I still have thumbnails showing & one shows my full name. I don't know how to get rid of them! ������

Farawyn

12,646 Posts

Has 25 years experience.
I don't know if there is a new WILTW thread. So I am posting here for now.

Far! I wondered where you went. Glad to see you back.

I'm 10 weeks now, almost 11, and glad I'm almost out of my first trimester!

I hope that AN creates another app.

I know ixchel has a lot on her plate lately. I wouldn't hold my breath on a new thread at this time. I would keep posting WILTW here. I would like to wait until she comes back to start a new one, instead of someone else taking it over.

I speak to her daily.

I know she would hate for this thread to die.

So, post away...September and beyond...WILTW???

OrganizedChaos, LVN

1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

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Finally uploaded the correct pictures. Oh how I miss the app!