I’m 25% of the way done with my Alcohol and Drug online class and I think I’m doing well. I took my first of four quizzes and only got three wrong, not bad without reading much more than the first chapter of the textbook. My discussions are going well so far and I actually have been learning a lot from this class.
As far as my full-time work schedule has been going I’ve never felt this busy before. Today will be day 3 of 5 and I’ve been working the 1430-2230 shift on the med/surg. Unit. Earlier last week I had a shift on another orthopedic med/surg. Unit that I was reallocated for and because I hadn’t ever worked on this floor before I ended up having a very annoying and difficult evening, so much so that I nearly wanted to walk right out halfway during my shift.
At one point in my evening I got talked to sternly from one of the seasoned nurses because I didn’t answer my phone in an isolated room, she went on to say that on their floor they’re being told to answer their phones while in isolation. Bull-ONY is what I say!!! I’m not coming in contact with my phone or trying to find a special way to answer my phone while I’m in isolation that would be putting my patient or other patients in a compromised situation by passing along MRSA/C-DIFF germs. NOT COOL seasoned nurse, NOT COOL!
After this one evening I was convinced that the rest of my shifts were going to be terrible and I started feeling anxious about going to work again, to the point that I was physically ill to my stomach. After I prayed a lot and asked my prayer warriors aka my family to keep me in their prayers, God answered and I have had a much better experience the past two nights at work. Such a huge improvement keeps me less anxious and more tolerable towards my co-workers. I wonder if these anxious feelings ever go away or if maybe I should see my doctor?