Monday, June 25, 2012

New Job Day!

I have been kind of quiet about my career swerve since mentioning that I resigned my position at Hospice.  I've been feeling like a quitter.  The last two weeks, after I gave my resignation, have been rather brutal.  I'm not talking about the patients. I love, love working with hospice patients!  I also enjoyed working with some very wonderful co-workers.  The long hours (sometimes 14 or even more) and the increasing patient load were just a bit much for me.  OK, they were a LOT much for me.    I don't know if it is because I have Crohn's that I seem to get more worn out but I'm going to use that excuse.

Anyway, it is time that I look forward.  I will be working at a surgical center.  I will not be working the long shifts.  I will be home on week-ends.  I will get to start a lot of IV's (yes, don't be scare of me but I do like starting IV's), and I will get to calm and reassure people.  I have a dear friend who already works there and I look forward to working with her again.  She speaks highly of the other personnel there so I know I am going to meet more friends along the way.  I will have a lot to learn but it will be great!

Here's to new beginnings!




8 comments:

Allen said...

Waiting for July 16th.. Maybe it will be you?

Maria Rose said...

I hope you are having a lovely day!

affectioknit said...

Very best wishes with your new job!

Peace be with you!

Michelle said...

Goodness, Susie, cut yourself a little slack! You are no quitter. I am amazed that with the Crohn's you still go out to work at all, much less 12-14 hour shifts that would exhaust even the youngest and healthiest. I know you love nursing, and am so pleased for you to have found a job that will be a little kinder to you.

Lisa said...

Praying that your new job will do well for you. Starting IV's, that takes a calling. I've only ever started 2, and that was to learn how at Hemophilia of Georgia. I've been lucky to not have to start one on my grandson yet.

Emily said...

Congratulations! I know you will be a great addition to the staff there!

Susan Struck said...

Thank you, everyone!

Tina said...

I have crohns, and I can't imagine even working an 8 hour day anymore. Even with vitamins and naps, I am still tired most of the time. I think you are amazing and a testament to the human spirit.

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