Wednesday, November 29, 2006

i vant to take your blood!

mwa ha ha ha.

This past week I learned to insert IV lines and to draw blood. I am a secret pro. I think that I was born to take blood.

I asked Thomas if I could practice on him and he said "I'm not going to let you stab me!" Poke, we prefer to call it a poke. sheesh!

However, I only brought home the IV needles and not a drawing blood one, and the IV ones can be pretty messy if you have nothing to attach it to.

Noah said I could practice on him. In the lab, we have these awesome fake arms with fake blood that really fake bleed, very cool, so it would be nice to try it on a real arm before I get into the hospital.
If anyone has ever had a nursing student as a nurse, chances are you got them performing something that they had never done before for real. We are good at faking confidence and expertise. Someone has got to get the first needle, first dressing change, first stitches removal and first... catheter.

ah the world of nursing.

nancy, i hope you don't pass out reading this.

love kate

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Clinical is officially over

I am pleased to announce that I am completely done clinical in my nursing degree. I have about 2 weeks until the semester is completely over, and then it's on to consolidation!!! I am still waiting to hear where I will be placed for that, but no matter where, it will be good.

It seems so crazy that after 4.5 years everything is almost done! I am so stoked to be finished school and on to nursing!

here is me on the morning of my last day of clinical.


ps. ninny, i will mail your jacket ASAP. sorry i have not sent it yet, the last 2 weeks have been crazy!! i hope your little behind is not freezing off!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

the elusive ninnygoat

There are many good friends in life. Friends to love, friends to laugh with, cry with. Share tickles with and spoons with. Friends who like coffee and friends who don't. Friends you see at school and friends you see once in a while. But every now and then, if you've been really blessed, you have a friend that makes you want to move.

My friend is Nancy Jean. A most lovely lady that i have known for 9 years now! She has been one of my best friends for the longest time, and we have been through thick and thin together.
to name a few: Lorne Smokey-Day and his undies, a bear out side our tent at corner rapids, LIT, skinny dips, vengeful tubeing, distance apart, time together, many many a time cuddling under the bright duvet and so many more!

Nancy was visiting me here this past weekend in Ottawa, and we had such a lovely visit. Our mouths didn't stop moving from the moment she arrived to the moment she left(with the exception of the few hours of sleep we got), we could probably have given
yap yap a run for her money!

Nancy reminded me of all the things that I love and want to do, we feed off each other, encourage each other to do new and exciting things, and cheer each other on from far off places (well usually she is the one in far off places, my need to travel is being lived through her!).

While their are very many people I wished lived here in Ottawa with me so I could see them all the time, Nancy is a girl that I would actually move back to Saskatoon for, in a snap.

(or if she could be convinced to come to Ottawa that would be awesome too!)

What a lovely gal.