Thursday, 17 September 2020

Firefighting

 I’ve had one of those “ firefighting” shifts at work .
To be fair they don’t happen very often and so I’m not complaining , I’m merely telling you, but I’ve only just got home this evening and it’s 10pm .....15 and half hours after I left this morning.
I’ve done as much as I could for a complex patient, but it wasn’t quite good enough and I’m left feeling rather disappointed and very tired.
I’m 58 and I feel it today

I’m too old for this shit 
But at least Dorothy has licked my sore feet back into shape 
Hey ho 

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  2. Hugs. As a 61yo nurse, I know and feel your pain. These last two weeks have been a gong show of short staffed days, overbooked beds, and a twat of a surgeon running wild because rules don't apply to him.

    So we'll just pull up our scrub pants and keep on keeping on.

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    1. That is what you nurses do so well. The twat would do well to remember those at the coal face are vital to his very existence. ‘Gong show’ love that expression.

      LX

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  3. It happens. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

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  4. Barbara Anne10:38 pm

    Bless you for giving this complex patient your best. Tho it wasn't enough, you couldn't do more so be nice to yourself as you enjoy well deserved rest and relaxation.

    Hugs!

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  5. More hugs. You give your all, and you care, you all do or you wouldn't be working where you do.

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  6. I'm sure you did your absolute best John and that is all anyone can do.

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  7. Geeeezzzzz . . .
    hope you are sleeping and having a good rest.
    15 1/2 hour work shift is “over the top!”
    I think we need to give a “shout out” to
    nurses around the world!
    Not sure how you keep on keeping on!
    HUGS!

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  8. What can one say after a day like that? Just, praise to you for your work, John. My daughter, who is NOT a nurse, is doing hospice work. I don't know how she or you or anyone can do it.

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  9. Rest, you did good, rest.

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  10. You did your best, that's all you can do. Sleep well.

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  11. Blessings on Dorothy. Sorry about the very long day, but thank you.

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  12. My hat goes off to you. You are on the front lines. I have deep respect for what a nurse does. My ex-wife was a nurse and I get it.

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  13. Sleep on a fluffy cloud tonight John and awake with a bounce again x

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  14. Rest easy, dear one. Tomorrow will be a better day.

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  15. Those kind of days make me feel alive, so long as they aren't too frequent!

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  16. There are days like that. Tomorrow will hopefully be better.

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  17. That's a long day John, doing as much as you could then you have certainly done your best even when the end result is not as you would have liked, so put your feet up and enjoy the moment surrounded by the dogs and
    Albert.

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  18. Relax into your cosy cottage and be restored. Think of puppies to come!

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  19. Jolly John, you must be exhausted! I hope you get a decent sleep and aren’t so overtired you can’t drop off. I’m sorry your best efforts didn’t work the needed miracle, but I’m sure you did your very best, which is all anyone can ask. Puppies in your future sounds very exciting.

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  20. You did your best John. Hope you slept well.

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  21. A new dawn, a new day, a new John... No! We love the old one, alright 58, but still... loads more bang for your buck.

    LX

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  22. I am sure you feel shattered John but all I can say is that if ever I find myself in that situation the comfort of someone with the care, understanding and love that you have would be worth its weight in gold. Sleep well.

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  23. I remember days like that. Su just sending virtual hugs xx

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  24. Wow long day... but you did your best and I have no idea why you feel despondent... it is all we all can do. Hugs to you and thanks for doing what you do. Rest well and feel better tomorrow xx

    Jo in Auckland

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  25. It sounds like you ran yourself ragged, a good sleep and a good meal and you may feel slightly more normal again. You do a great job. xx

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  26. Whoa.
    That IS a long day, indeed. Being in a caring profession is something that few can do, no matter their age.
    Hope you rested.

    XOXO

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  27. There'll be days like this. Rest your body and mind and come back stronger.

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  28. You need a good kip ! You’ll feel on top of the world after that and be ready to fight another day. I know you don’t want to hear it but thank you so much for all that you do.... where would we all be without you and your colleagues. We might not be clapping for the NHS anymore on a Thursday evening but we are all clapping inside. XXXX

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  29. Not exactly a 9 to 5 job at all. You give your all and that is all you can do.

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  31. Wow- That's a long day- I hope you get time off to make up for it-Relax -you deserve it.

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  32. Thank heavens for Dorothy and YOUR feet. The idea of anyone licking mine gives me the creeps. Hope today has been better!

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  33. Bless you John. I work in a school and feel knackered at the moment. Your job is so much harder xx

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  34. Hang in there trooper !

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  35. Hello people!!! My name is Esnard McCarthy and I live in Nevada,U.S and
    I am a full member of the Illuminati brotherhood, am among the 1252 lodge,,I
    was ordained by the Grand-master to go out to the world and bring
    more members to the Illuminati, so I was requested to bring 400
    members into the brotherhood,,I have 210 members now, am
    looking for only 190 people to go, I am sure you want to be among
    the 190 people that will be earning $500,000 per month and a brand
    new car, so add me up now so we can achieve this great chance
    of being rich for...your life will change for good.so don't miss this
    chance of being rich for life email me via illuminatitemple6634@gmail.com‬ or add me on Whats-app +1(843)919-9210  

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