Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Sunflower

I couldn't quite believe that I was working last night!
Doesn't the nhs managers of zintensive Care know that monday nights are The Walking Dead nights?
Obviously not!
There was a nice lot of nurses on yesterday's shift and even though it's been a couple of weeks since the wedding.. A group of them bought me some brand new wellington boots!, a set of smart gardening gloves a huge, four foot sunflower scarecrow and a massive chocolate cake.
It was a lovely gesture
It was an incredibly busy shift and the chocolate cake was left uneaten until one of the junior doctors who hadn't stopped for hours took a massive bite out of it.
I'm off to bed now.....the Walking Dead will have to wait.
I'm so tired ..my eyeballs hurt

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  2. Wellies, a scarecrow, and gardening gloves; Wonderful. Huge Chocolate Cake; not so sure. What nice co-workers you have.

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  3. Makes up for the rubbish Secret Santa eh! xoxo

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  4. I don't know how you do it, if I worked all night, by morning, I'd be the walking dead.

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  5. Sounds like you ARE The Walking Dead! I hope you gave that junior doctor hell for chowing down on your cake. Greedy bugger!

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  6. That was nice of them! That scarecrow isn't very scary. :)

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  7. What a lovely surprise. Sods law the sick people were demanding your time and that lovely cake was sitting all lonely. Got to feel a bit sorry for the junior doc though now he owes you big style and you'll get first dibs when you need stuff written up so maybe not all bad!

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  8. Lovely gifts, hope you had a good sleep after a long, hard shift x

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  9. You can't blame the junior doctor for taking a bite, you must use up so much of your energy reserves on a hard shift.

    Sounds like you have a great bunch of co-workers to buy such appropriate pressies for you. Has Chris had any wedding gifts appropriate to his profession?

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  10. What a lovely bunch of perfect for you gifts...except that scary sunflower...looks like a mad clown to me...I'd have to paint over that face...too much Stephen King reading...

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  12. I don't know which is creepier, the Walking Dead or that sunflower!

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  13. Co-workers bearing presents can make working at night a little easier.

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  14. What a nice surprise....I'm sure it made the night easier.

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  15. And the celebration continues! This was great.

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  16. See what Bingley thinks of the giant sunflower. I figure either it will scare the bejesus out of him and be a useful shield, or he'll get all puffed up over it and distract him from your trainers. Good thing it wasn't a packet of Scotch eggs that doctor helped himself to, or he'd be missing a limb.

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  17. Sweet people you work with! Although I have to agree with the commenters here- that scarecrow is a bit...scary.

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  18. Nighty night John!

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  19. Why would you want to scare sunflowers?

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  20. Can we see a photo of the sunflower scarecrow out in the field? I am sure it will attract many admiring glances from passers by!

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  21. I saw a young girl wearing a bright red pair of Wellies this weekend.
    She had borrowed them! Reminds me of you and your shoes.

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  22. That reminds me: did you have a wedding cake? Is that a tradition in Wales as in the US?
    I don't miss long shifts in ICU or the 'Zoo' as we called the ER.

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  23. I don't think I have ever experienced hurting eyeballs. But then, i have never experienced working all night in intensive care.

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  24. Good co-workers are gold. And it's lovely to be get gifts especially when they are so appropriate!

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  25. He took a big bite of the choc. cake?!!

    Your co-workers are so thoughtful.

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  26. Nurse, i nerd a sick bag.

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  27. That was really nice of them. I'm dealing with a lot of nurses at the moment and to a one, they've been wonderful. The NHS may be struggling in some areas (such as finance) but goodness knows they have brilliant staff.

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  28. Those were nice gifts! Love the sunflower scarecrow it is cuteness!

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  29. Surely your z in zintensive care is an acknowledgement by the NHS of zombiecare. Eyeballs hurting hmm, is that the start of it!

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    1. Haha.....just sitting down to watch the walking dead!

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  30. Great bunch of people you work with... they know you very well to buy you such appropriate gifts! Greedy doc, he could have cut a slice off. I have done awake shifts in my job....not in intensive care .. but I get the eyeball thing. I don't do well on no sleep so you have my sympathies.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. Ah how easily you forgot the secret santa plastic antlers!

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  31. \you've been well and truly celebrated.

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  32. It's the thought that counts and their excuse to eat (or not in this case) chocolate cake1 Hope you get some shut eye and feel well rested.
    Couldn't do night shifts these days myself! xxx

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