“Never let the things you cannot do, prevent you from doing the things you can.”-Coach John Wooden Happy Fourth of July weekend!! It’s been one crazy week for me. From leaving my last bedside nursing shift in a wheel chair puking (so thankful for my work wives who took care of me and marcus whoContinue reading “There is a light that lies ahead!”
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Becoming the patient!!
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” — Unknown Hello there! It has been a while since I have written in my blog. I have had a wild past few weeks and a lot has changed with my plan of care. The newest update is that I have beenContinue reading “Becoming the patient!!”
Nurses inspire nurses
Today I wanted to write about why I became a nurse. It was a long journey choosing this career path, but I feel it was the right one for me! When I was younger, I was always into science and the human body. I remember learning about how the lungs work when you take aContinue reading “Nurses inspire nurses”
To vaccinate or to not vaccinate?
Hello! I took a little break from writing this week because my parents were in town visiting with me. Today I want to talk about a big topic in the US today, vaccines. I want to start by saying I created this blog to educate the community, therefore I want to use my nursing knowledgeContinue reading “To vaccinate or to not vaccinate?”
More salt please!
“Having POTS is like being a mermaid, you need lots of salt and water to survive!”- Unknown When patient’s come into the hospital, the major focus is their treatment plan. So my primary focus when getting diagnosed with POTS was..”well how is this treated?” POTS cannot be cured but it can be managed with aggressiveContinue reading “More salt please!”
We all need somebody to lean on
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. -Ronald Reagan Although it can be hard to ask for, everyone can admit that they have needed occasional support or assistance from someone they trust. During the year 2020, I think that this was at an all time high for most people. The whole world changedContinue reading “We all need somebody to lean on”
Life as a patient!
Twenty-four hours after my tilt table test I had a message pop up in my online patient portal. The message went a little something like….”blah blah Nicole….your tilt table test showed POTS syndrome. Here is an information sheet on lifestyle changes to make immediately! Have a great day!” I am sorry but WHAT. That isContinue reading “Life as a patient!”
WTF is POTS?!?
So I keep using this term POTS right? No, I am not talking about the items in your kitchen….POTS stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. It is a form of dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a problem within your nervous system that controls the involuntary parts of your body to improperly function such as your heart rateContinue reading “WTF is POTS?!?”
It was probably the start of age 8 or 9 when I started to feel like the “sick kid”. I was always in the nurses’ office at school with some sort of headache or stomach ache. Most of the time no one believed my symptoms. Doctor appointment after doctor appointment, year after year, I wasContinue reading “The beginning…”