Short Story: A day in the life of a nurse

A few weeks ago I wrote a post for RN soul, about my nursing experience, This is a little bit different to what I usually write; I found it very easy to write as it is straight from my own experience. Its not a real story, its a mixture of many different shifts I have…

Motivate the goblin lady!

I have very poor excuses, I feel like the weather is taking its toll on me already and its only the very end of September! That and I also have started a new job, which although is nowhere near as physically demanding as my previous job, it is still quite different and is therefore taking…

Nursing Bits: Lets not smoke.

So everybody knows smoking is not a good habit to have, as a nurse (especially as a respiratory nurse) I have a duty to help with smoking cessation. I feel that as a country we have come far with smoking cessation, however there are still people I come into contact with every day who still…

Nursing Bits: Lets Talk About Death

Iā€™m going to talk about dying, which is something not many people do. In recent years I have had to face this issue on a very personal level. The first time I had ever had somebody I love very much die was in 2016, when my son was miscarried. This was the first time I…

What is normal for labour?

Pregnancy is incredibly tiring so tiring I felt like I had to sleep permanently, especially while I was at work. Working as a nurse doing three to four long days a week. A long day consists of 7am-7:30pm and often beyond 7:30pm depending on what is occurring at work, for example is a patient has…

What is normal for working Christmas?

So I am not working actual Christmas day this year! I didn’t work Christmas day last year either, so I am incredibly lucky. Though it may have something to do with the fact that my boss feels bad for me as I did loose my baby this year. Still I feel that I should have…

What is normal for a 27 year old woman?

Quite frankly I don’t know. For me my normality is sitting in my half finished house worrying about everything. Currently my number one biggest worry, which most of my other worries are based around, is being pregnant. My second biggest worry is my job (goodness knows how I haven’t shriveled into a emotional drained shrub)….