Recovery

At the beginning of the out reach (Early Feb.) I looked at the schedule and thought " When am I ever going to spend time with Tyrone?" As the months have gone by, sometimes my schedule is great and we get to spend alot of time together but then there are those times that I don't see him for 5 days. I knew that being on the ward was indicative of have a "flip floppy" schedule but I did not think it was going to be this bad. Kirstie our Ward Supervisor does an amazing job doing this extremely difficult schedule with nurses coming and going every week, I don't envy her job at all.

About 2 months ago I went and talked to my boss Kirstie who is incredible understanding, and told her my feelings about the schedule. I asked to be transferred to Recovery room or anything that had a more normal work hours. She responded with the obvious "We re really short ICU nurses so, no". I knew that would be the response and if I was really honest I know that I would really miss the ward. I would miss the close connections we develop with our patients and I would miss the ICU when we get ICU patients.

On Friday I got an email asking me if I could work in the Recovery Room this week. I did my first shift yesterday and I must admit, it was wonderful. I love Maria and Wendy who will both be here until the out reach is almost over. And I love that once the patient is recovered they go back to their room. It kind of reminds me of the ER.

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