May 08, 2005

One Of Those Weeks

I was to have begun an out of town contract this week, but, as has happened before, the previous stage was not finished on schedule. This proved to be a blessing, as I was needed at home. I could have done some hospital blogging on Wednesday, as the wee wifey was stricken with the worst pain I've ever seen her in. Once we managed to convince them that she wasn't faking it to scam drugs, they finally gave her enough painkillers and muscle relaxants to let the spasming muscles in her back relax, and she promptly recovered enough to go home.

On Thursday she went for a previously scheduled job interview, and was offered the position even after warning the Director of Nursing that she would surely fail the drug screening after intravenous morphine plus Percs and T3s. With higher base and less shift differential her pay will be about what it was, and the health care package is far more attractive. Best of all she will be getting away from what she politely called "a change in company culture" when giving her reason for leaving. Unfortunately, as she got home from the interview the knee the doctors have long wanted to replace buckled, and she came down in a way which bent it well past its effective travel. Once she got the leg straightened out it locked in that position. Another doctor visit, more Percocet, and a prescription for physical therapy which she is confident will have her mobile enough in three weeks as to be able to start the new job.

What with all the excitement I've had no time for blogging. As of now I don't know how much I'll be able to blog over the two month run of this contract. I'll try to post my schedule Monday night from my brother's place, where I'll be staying the first few days. I'll be traveling thru Illinois. Indiana, Michigan and Ohio and would like to connect with as many bloggers as time and communications will permit, for anything from a brief hello to a place to spend the night.

Posted by triticale at May 8, 2005 11:14 PM

safe trip to you and hugs to your wifey. Hoping things are better next week :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 9, 2005 08:20 PM
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