My brother Cory sent this picture out in a family text this past week and I saved it to my camera roll instantly for a few reasons...
a) the song "Wasn't Me" by Shaggy pops into my head whenever I see it and it makes me laugh; he even looks like Shaggy!! Too funny.
b) it reminds me of work.
Now let me go off on a tangent, about b. I am STRUGGLING with a few things about work.
Truman is like stepping into another world. And a lot of patients talk to me like they wouldn't talk to their worst enemy. They throw up pain pills so that they can get IV pain meds (nice try crack head-I'm onto you). They pee on the floor, they order me around, and they don't like to shower. FURIOUS. One second they'll be talking to their friend on the phone, laughing and joking, and the next second when I ask them what their pain is on a scale of one to ten they curl over and say "Ohh Lordddd itsssa teeeennnn" and then once I give them their meds, they go right on laughing..joking..I tell you...FURIOUS. They have weird diseases in their private parts that I have to go digging through in order to place a catheter. They take out their IV ALL ON THEIR OWN because it was "annoying" & it takes 5 different nurses to place a new one because they're a homeless drug addict who has scarred all their veins with cocaine. They don't tell anyone about the tuberculosis they were diagnosed with 10 years ago and that I was just exposed to. Some of these people are so helpless, they don't even have a clue. It makes me sad for them...this is their whole life. I overheard a girl saying her dad has ten kids and nine baby mamas. 9/10...nice. Actually not nice. Just gross.
Ohhhh I am struggling. And it doesn't help that mother nature came a knocking on my door last night and my back has been aching...I'm scheduled to work tomorrow, but I am lying in bed with a sore back, busy mind, and wide open eyes.
All of this combined is why I'm gunna be like that guy up there and take a mental health day.
Thank heavens for PTO. Truman-I'll see you on Wednesday.
I'm grateful to have a job. I'm grateful to have a job. I'm grateful to have a job.