Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Get to Know Me Link Up

Today I am linking up with fellow nurse bloggers
Anna @ The Days When I'm Not a Nurse
and
Renee @ This Won't Hurt A Bit

  This link is aimed at helping our readers get to know us a little better, 
so here goes.
  My given name isn't Kitty, 
it's a nick name that my husband gave me years ago when we first started dating. 
He said I act like a cat, 
he's right 
I love napping in a good sunbeam, 
watching birds at the many feeders around my yard 
and cuddling up close to on a cold night.

  I am a brand spanking new nurse who took her first job in a small community hospitals ICU. I float from time to time to the ER when the unit is slow and enjoy experiencing the different kind of insanity that is ER nursing. 

  I love my job in the ICU, when I started my job a number of people told me I should have held out for a job in one of the big, glamorous teaching hospitals in town, but I am glad I stuck with my little community hospital. I work in a unit of only 16 beds in a close knit group of nurses. I have never felt like I was alone when stuff hit the fan, I know I can always rely on my co-workers, we're like a family and we never leave one of our own out to dry. There are a lot of stories out there of nurses eating their young, but never once have I felt that way since I arrived to my unit. Every night I walk down the hall to work I am so thankful that I work with such a great team.

  My husband and I have been together for 13 years now,
 and it's felt like we've known each other forever 
at the same time it never feels like that much time has gone by.
 I could not imagine a life without him, he was my rock during nursing school. 
He patiently let me practice my assessments and vital signs on him, but he drew the line at IV's which was such a pity, he has the most amazing veins ever!
 He continues to support me through this last year, 
letting me vent every morning when he picks me up from work 
and celebrating my little victories with me. 
I couldn't have a better partner,
 together we can do anything!

  I love to work the night shift, I am NOT a morning person, I hated getting up at 5am for clinicals. It's not for everyone but it certainly works for me!

I'm coming up on my one year anniversary in nursing,
I can't wait to see what the future has in store!

Thanks for following along with me 
and 
I look forward to sharing more experiences with you!



  

6 comments:

  1. i'm totally thinking about the night shift...
    happy one year anniversary as a nurse!!!

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    1. give it a try, lot of parents like it because if their other half works days then they don't have to worry about child care. The great things about nursing is that you have some flexibility in work hours to find what works best for you, not everyone is so lucky

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  2. Hi you:)
    loving your blog and really looking forward to following you from norway. I´m a nurse too, in a big, big hosptal, and we´ve got free heath care over here, so I guess it´s a it different, but still..nursing is nursing:) Been a nurse for 4 years now, working within different fields, currently doing gastro/ lung ward, and loving it:) looking into maybe starting my ER work again, but we´ll see:) I write a blog part norwegian and part english about living life fully- something that´s really, really important to me.
    snowy love from Norway:)
    your newest follower
    renate

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    1. Hi renate!

      Thanks for reading! I'm a Canadian citizen, so I am used to "free healthcare" but the Canadian system isn't as good as yours in Norway. I totally want to visit Norway one day and see the famous fjords, all the snow would probably make me feel like I was back home!

      The pictures on your blog are amazing!

      Thanks for dropping by!
      Kitty

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  3. My first nursing gig was on a med/surg unit in a teeny tiny hospital too. (maybe 24 beds?) We'd send all the super sick people away but I still felt like I was able to get a lot of experience there! your husband sounds like a keeper. :) thanks for linking up!

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  4. You have a very fascinating story, I also admire your love story, 13 years isn't a joke. Happy 1 year anniversary as a nurse!

    I hope you don't mind if I share some resource that could be of interest to your readers - www.rndeer.com

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