There is service tonight! listen we know its been an icy couple of days...come get warm with jesus if its safe!
come spend every wednesday in january with us and daddy @realjohngray
hey everyone! it's us the #graybabies, & we are inviting you to @lakewoodchurch 2 hear daddy @realjohngray preach for midweek service tonight and every wednesday this month, thats right all 5 in a row at 7:30 p.m. or online at www.lakewoodchurch.com. you can't miss it! bring 48 friends & cousins bc daddy has a word for you! also, dont forget to tune in to @trinitybroadcastingnetwork as well for his show, "john gray's world" at 6pmest/5pmcst. guess what, now everyday!!! monday-friday!!! oh yes! thank you lord for the ministry and the word to get us through! yayyyy! we love you!!! yay go daddy! ignite you passion for god and let’s worship together so, however you can, get to church! we love you! #graybabies#john4#iv#speaktheword#midweeklife#godsword#themessage#healinghopelove#gettochurch#hurry
Too tired and immobile to take pics so it's #tbt time to when etta looked like she was capable of terrible terrible things ;) the reality is she is capable of cuddling her papa all day and cried when she saw my bruises from my iv line.
what we do without these little bundles of love and joy.
hope to regain normal service by the weekend so it going to be more #throwback tomorrow
Story time! 📖
i just started reading complications by everybody’s favorite doctor author and one of his first stories about his first time placing a central line brought back memories of my first time watching one.
my nurse asked the attending and first year resident to allow me to observe them placing a central line. my glamorous task was to answer the first year resident’s phone when it rang and to hit some buttons on an ultrasound.
i completed these tasks with ease but to this day i feel a tinge of regret from what i didn’t do that day. ...
the patient was spanish speaking only. he was scared and alone with a team of medical professionals threading a 2 foot long wire all the way to his heart.
he fidgeted. “por fayvor senyor, no muwevey. why does he keep moving? he knows not to.” the first year resident was clueless as to why the patient wasn’t listening.
the patient’s face was covered in surgical drapes. he tried to push them down. “no senyor! we can’t do the procedure if he doesn’t stay still!” in the end the line was placed, but i feel regret from not talking to him through the procedure. for not telling him he was doing a good job staying still and to continue doing so because they were almost done. i regret not being there for him when he was most vulnerable. ...
this patient taught me to be a human in the hospital. even though i’m still a student patients look at me in fear and tell me that they are afraid. i can hold them, hold their hands, and talk to them like a friend to make sure they that they have somebody there.
as nurses, it’s our job to be advocates. the hospital can be a very scary place. if you can be a world class professional, great. if you can be a good human at the same time, that’s 100x better.
Just bought one thing at the expo. complete castlevania iv for the snes. i try to be as picky as possible when it comes to complete games. as perfect as it gets for me. if you’re from around here . the @socalretrogamingexpo a good spot to get a collection started.
Introducing levels of stress via after the burial on max volume and (fake) panicking. tried telling her i was scared of needles but my other arm deemed that false. if your wife is in the medical field, let her practice on you gents, and vice versa, ladies. you are helping them succeed in weak points and making them better, which in turn will save lives. 👍🏽 #ratstourniquet#iv#practicemakesperfect#nurse
Two years ago, i began experiencing pain in my lower back. after an mri, doctors told me that i have spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and 4 herniated discs in my lumbar spine. i’ve had epidural injections, 3 nerve ablations and trigger point injections. it got so painful, i had to leave work due to medical reasons almost 9 months ago. back in august, my doctor suggested an hf-10 spinal cord stimulator implant trial from a company called #nevro. he also suggested that i reach out to people my age who have had the surgery before. the first video i came across on youtube was from a guy in my age group who had had the permanent spinal cord implant already. in his video he shared what to expect during the trial surgery, as well as the permanent implant surgery. i sent him a message and we began talking about the spinal cord stimulator. messages turned into emails, then texts, and finally long phone calls. long story short, we ended up falling in love with each other.. and now he’s my fiancé. i’m amazed with how a message on youtube grew into this. it’s so nice to have a partner that knows exactly what you’re going through.
anyways, i’m currently on my third day of the nevro hf-10 spinal cord stimulator trial. this consists of having an “external” unit attached to your body. the battery pack is attached to a belt around your waist, while the ‘leads’ or (frequency wiring) are placed approximately 12 inches up your spine (internally). this is able to be controlled by remote to decrease or increase levels due to the amount of pain you’re experiencing. over the last few days, i have had an amazing 70-90% pain relief consistently. in four more days, i’ll have the leads removed from my spine and schedule my full on implant surgery. this has been a long, aggravating, and painful process, though i’m grateful for where it has led me in my life. i’m so thankful for my family for always being there for me during this. taking me to doctors appointments, and procedures every week. for the amazing technologies that we have to treat such chronic disabilities, and turn them completely around positively. and, most of all for meeting the love of my life, joe.