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Some how I seem to be going back to work tomorrow! OMG.

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Flossam Mon 27-Jun-05 20:33:02

Managed to get a bank shift today for my ward tomorrow. Desperately needed to as have run out of cash but now feeling really that my time off with my lovely DS has come to an end. Am dreading leaving him.

Ulysees Mon 27-Jun-05 20:36:12

Awww how long have you been off work flossam? How old is ds btw?

Flossam Mon 27-Jun-05 20:41:24

Since October. DS is now seven and a half months, not terrible I know, but not nice either

Sax Mon 27-Jun-05 21:07:52

Good luck Flossam - what ward do you work on? (I thought you said ITU but maybe wrong). I went back after ds1 and I was fine - only having trouble now cos not worked since dec 2001.
You'll probably enjoy it! Good luck.

Flossam Mon 27-Jun-05 21:24:05

Your right it is ITU. Can't remember a thing! How has you day been?

Donbean Mon 27-Jun-05 21:38:17

Dont worry, it will all come flooding back.
Those inatropes, ippv and hf havent changed a bit in 7.5 months!
Top tip though, try not to look at the clock as it will only make you think about what ds is doing. Just get your head down and crack on, it will be fine i promise.

Sax Mon 27-Jun-05 21:44:19

Of course you'll remember it all - it will go in a flash too I bet. I had to do some 'voluntary shifts' a few weeks ago to 'be a safe bank nurse' having not worked for that long and it only took a couple of shifts and it all came back! Thats after a few years!
I'm not too bad, up and down but whats new!

Donbean Mon 27-Jun-05 21:50:10

I found that the main thing that had changed was that alot of the staff were new.
We had a large intake of over seas nurses and newly qualified.
Some protocols had been adjusted but these were easy enough to get my head round.
I struggle terribly with my time management since coming back from mat leave.
Having always been on the ball i find it difficut now to get it spot on.
This is especially true on HDU or if we have staffing shortages on ITU and i have had to double up and take charge. nightmare

Sax Mon 27-Jun-05 21:52:56

I must admit I did have to write EVERYTHING down for fear of forgetting what I'd just been told - total info overload lOL.

Donbean Mon 27-Jun-05 21:58:24

YES! me too! Postit notes galore...every where with notes to myself! hehehe, glad its not just me then.

Sax Mon 27-Jun-05 22:35:38

Don't forget your new word you may need Flossam - Mastalgia!!!! you'll look very intelligent if you ask your patients if they are experiencing any!!! Let us know the response.......

Flossam Tue 28-Jun-05 06:18:48

thanks you guys, rushed message as about to leave, taking my itu work folder with me to read on the train! need the loo though, my tummy is churning.

wobblyknicks Tue 28-Jun-05 06:29:41

Oh wow! Good luck (although you'll be gone by now)!!!! I know how you feel about ds but he'll be fine - you'll be the nervous wreck (says one who's just been there done that!). And you'll LOVE being with real life adults again

Flossam Tue 28-Jun-05 06:29:52

Not such a rushed message anymore because I have just been cancelled. I know it is to be expected on the bank but I had really built myself up to going....

Flossam Tue 28-Jun-05 06:30:31

No WK, surprise still here! How did your day go yesterday? Are you enjoying it?

wobblyknicks Tue 28-Jun-05 06:32:06

Oh no, really sorry! My day was really good yesterday, love the work (well the training) and dd seemed fine in nursery

Flossam Tue 28-Jun-05 06:35:47

Lovely, I hope things continue to go well for you WK. I'm sitting here now wondering whether or not to go to bed! On one hand I'm up, on the other hand I woke up every hour to check I hadn't overslept and only got 6 hrs in bed without the lack of sleep!

wobblyknicks Tue 28-Jun-05 06:37:35

Awwww, what a shame! Definitely go back to bed, take a drink and some chocolate and make a meal of it.

Flossam Tue 28-Jun-05 06:39:26

No chocolate in the house! Well apart from chocolate sauce, I suppose I could just give myself a shot of that every so often - actually now I think of it that dosen't seem such a bad idea!

wobblyknicks Tue 28-Jun-05 06:44:13

Anything with any chocolate in works!!

Sax Tue 28-Jun-05 08:39:14

oH no sorry to hear that Flossam - you must have really psyched yourself up to go, well done you and now you can't. Thats hard!

Ulysees Wed 29-Jun-05 14:37:54

How's it going Flossam?

Flossam Wed 29-Jun-05 20:46:21

Fingers crossed (on not really, but you know what I mean) I have a shift booked for tomorrow. Am going to ring before I leave to make sure I don't get all the way to central London to get a message saying I'm cancelled. I would cry. Not feeling so het up about it tonight though. I'm sorting out all his bottles then I'm having a nice bath so I will be all nice and relaxed! Well maybe! Thank you for asking and remembering me .

Sax Wed 29-Jun-05 21:14:40

Good luck Flossam - will be thinking of you!

docket Wed 29-Jun-05 21:21:28

Good luck Flossam. I'm going back to work on monday and have very mixed feelings about it but reckon it might be quite liberating in a way. Hope it goes well

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