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Light in the Distance


You know how they say "When you see a light at the end of the tunnel, it's probably a train coming:?
That's how I kinda feel about returning to work within a couple of weeks. No hard and fast date set yet, but sooooon. Blah.
I've been off work for 1 year and 3 months since I shattered my right humerus in a fall. Last June I started physio and now I'm doing self-directed physio (swim and gym every other day) until the end of the year.
I'm very lucky to have been covered by disability insurance and Canadian medical coverage. I think I made the best use of my time away from work.
But back to reality. I'm having trouble remembering my co-workers' names and I think half of my residents have died while I've been gone (I'm a nurse in a care facility).
There are so many details to remember in my line of work. And I'm embarrassed to admit that when I decided to blog tonight I had to think for a minute about the blog site's name: gloopy? globule? I knew it was something slippery. So I'm a little apprehensive.
Oh well, let's not worry about the future, but treasure the present. My dog's incontinent and I shall go mop it up now.

posted on Nov 3, 2010 8:28 PM ()

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I'm sure you'll adjust to working again although it may never be your favourite activity. Plus you'll have the added challenge of learning all the new patients/residents' names. Sorry to hear that Shawnee is still experiencing incontinent problems. I've heard there is a pill that sometimes help. Our friends who recently got a golden retriever puppy have learned that her plumbing is amiss. She never completely empties her bladder, so has ongoing leaks in the house. They've been told that either she will outgrow the problem or it will be on-going. Yikes!!!!!
comment by islander on Nov 7, 2010 10:51 AM ()
I used to get butterflies in my belly when going back to work [different line of work than what I'm doing now] after 4 weeks holiday...so I can imagine yours must have bloody elephants trampling about in yours.

I suspect you are a good nurse, rotten ones wouldn't be apprehensive, so after the initial return, you'll be fine...
comment by kjstone on Nov 6, 2010 10:00 AM ()
Gluey, gloppy, and glutinous. The three Gs. Good luck going back to work. I always enjoyed working, but now that I've been away, it would take some adjusting to get back into the routine, so I can understand a little bit how you feel.
comment by troutbend on Nov 5, 2010 10:46 PM ()
Oh, another Canadian! Yay!Once you get a few shifts under your belt it will likely all come back to you. I used to go through the same thing after a year long maternity leave.
comment by juliansmom on Nov 4, 2010 6:38 PM ()
I can sure understand you being apprehensive about going back work, even in my early days I could never remember medical terms or even how to pronounce them, it's like riding a bike (so they say), and with your experience things will become familiar again. Good Luck on your return. Hope Chauncy ?gets some good help from the Vet tomorrow
comment by maryc on Nov 3, 2010 10:30 PM ()

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