It’s only the beginning. I’ve finished my first 2 weeks in the ward taking on the role of an assistant nurse- the usual requisite before i start taking on the role of a staff nurse.
Tomorrow is when all the real stress and challenges will come fast and furious. The worst has yet to come.
Taking on cases seem like a daunting task, oddly. 10 months ago, i took my own initiative to take on as many as 4 cases in the gerontology ward. It didn’t seem so daunting then. But that was 1o months ago, and many things have happened in these 10 months. I am not what i used to be anymore. Moreover, just being in a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery(CTVS) ward piles on even more stress, what with post-CABGs, pacings, cardiac telemetry and low ejection fractions.
Honestly, i’m intimidated. But i’m going to give it my best shot no matter what, and i’m going to be just fine.
Again, i need to remember that it is all about my patients, and never about myself.
Well, here goes nothing!!!
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.”
1 Peter 4:12,13