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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Thank you my spark friends so much for all your kind words. Whew! I'm glad that's over. My boss is happy and there is nothing better than a happy boss. Now that the wound exam is over it's MDS time. My boss has not forgotten about that. Starting this week I have to start taking my own MDS cases by myself. The LPN doing them now will be doing everything she can to see that I fail like all the other nurses that have been put in this position. My bosses are hoping I will be the exception and stand up to her. It will be no fun but I made it through the wound certification I can make it through this one day at a time.
Again thank you all for your support. You all are wonderful. Cheers, Keith

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 8/13/2014 5:40PM

    LMAO. Will pray for you, Keith.

You can do this!

Have a good week.

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FELINEBETTER 8/10/2014 7:03PM

    You got through the worst of it, Keith! Don't let anyone stop you now!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/10/2014 11:05AM

    That is good that your Boss is a happy camper. You'll do just fine w/that LPN. Deep breaths, deep breaths.

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IOEINC 8/10/2014 9:14AM

    Great job!!! I know you can do it. I never could understand why some people get so territorial about their jobs. I once did not get offered a hospital UR job because I had more UR experience than the manager and she was afraid I would eventually take her job. I know this because my friend also worked in that same UR department and she said that the manager actually said that to the staff.

You will do great!! What I don't understand is that if your bosses know the LPN is a problem why they let her continue to be a problem. If I was her manager she would get the talk and if it still continued then she would no longer be working there. I have been a manager before and have had to let staff go because of those kinds of issues. Allowing someone to continue that type of behavior is disruptive and nonproductive. But since you have to work within the environment don't let her drive you away. I used to sometimes wish that I could learn to play their games just to get back at them but unfortunately in that context I am not a game player so never even tried. It really is detrimental to the work environment and in the end to the company and I hope your bosses soon realize that.

Anyway again great job!! You will be really great in your new job duties!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!


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BAIXOMUSIC 8/10/2014 9:09AM

    That LPN giving the exam sounds like a bitch. Why does she want everyone to fail? Sounds like she has some of her own power-hungry issues. She needs a hug.

GREAT PICTURE! Damn that cat looks evil! Careful grumpy cat - don't get too close to Mr. Evil Cat!

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TENNISJIM 8/10/2014 5:44AM

    Good luck. Why are people so cruel?

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YAH! YAH! YAH! YAH!!!!!!!!! I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

This is truly going to be one of the most memorable days in my life.. I passed the certification exam for wound care!!!!!!!!! God, I am so happy this is over. Now I will have good news to tell my boss. God I am so happy and relieved. Now my name tag will say: Keith Stanard RN WCC. Thank you all for your support. Now my life can hopefully get back to normal. Now I am too happy to eat. Go figure. Cheers, Keith

Congratulations, Keith! You have passed the exam.
Your Certification Number is 7221415.
In 10-14 business days, you will receive your WCC Welcome packet by US

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 8/13/2014 5:39PM

    Awesome! So glad prayers have been answered. Congrats, Keith!

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FOCUSD 8/10/2014 2:24AM

  what an accomplishment! Congrats

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TENNISJIM 8/7/2014 6:20AM

    Well done. Congratulations.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/6/2014 9:16AM

    Congratulations!!! So very proud of you and happy for you.

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BAIXOMUSIC 8/6/2014 8:24AM

    Way to go!

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FELINEBETTER 8/6/2014 6:53AM

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Congratulations!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!! All your hard work paid off and you can now celebrate!!! I'm doing the happy dance right beside you!!!

YOU'RE the MAN, Keith!!!!!! emoticon

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Got an email from a person in the certification center saying that I should be on the lookout for an email from the testing company today so I can get my results. This email was supposed to arrive by 9pm.No email. Checked all my mailboxes and trash and spam. This is crazy. Things at work have become so confusing I am not sure what they want me to do. This is really the first time in my life that I am upset and don't want anything to eat. Usually I eat to quell my emotions. I am so upset that I don't want to eat. Hopefully, the email will come soon and I hopefully with pass. I need some good news. Still waiting...Keith

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BABY_GIRL69 8/5/2014 11:27PM

    Be encouraged. It's going to work out.

God bless,


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Your not ok, I'm not ok.........

Monday, August 04, 2014

Just got off work, I have been working the floor. And the past 2 weeks my boss has been kind of quiet. I immediately took this to mean that I had done something wrong. On top of this I worried about the results of my certification that are due in my email this week. After realizing that I haves worked incredibly hard for a month preparing for that certification exam I decided that I am not perfect........need to give myself a break..........found this interesting quote on spark people........

" I immediately made a pact with myself to not fall into this trap again, but to learn from my mistakes. I learned the power of taking time off, listening and respecting my body, going with the flow, being easy on myself and finding happiness in the present. I, in a nutshell, learned to embrace imperfection and to find a valuable lesson in my mistake.""

Nice quote. So I need to be easier on myself, no taking other people moods on as my problems, take time for quiet and health and spark people.

PS>. the results are due in as soon as tomorrow morning......I let you know...Cheers, Keith

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ARMATTHAEI 8/5/2014 6:20AM

    Best wishes on your certification test.

I can so relate to thinking people were upset w/ me when they were quite or seemed to be in a bad mood. I am still learning not to take this personally.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/4/2014 10:27AM

    Good luck w/the test results, Keith. AS for your boss' mood . . . just don't know what it's about.

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BAIXOMUSIC 8/4/2014 8:42AM

    Your boss' quietness may be due to his own personal issues. Don't read into that.

You have the right frame of mind. You're not perfect, I'm not perfect, nobody is. So whatever happens with the test results, just take it as a learning experience and try, try again.

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FELINEBETTER 8/4/2014 7:51AM

    Aww, Keith! You're sounding pretty overwhelmed still. You are correct in not being so hard on yourself. Whether you did well or not -- there is absolutely no sense in being your own worst enemy. Start being nicer to my friend Keith RIGHT NOW! emoticon

You will get through this. I am behind you and sending positive thoughts. Keep me posted so I can do the happy dance with you! emoticon

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IOEINC 8/4/2014 6:36AM

    You got that so right!! Don't take on other people's moods. You never know what it is that is bothering them and probably is about something else. And the quote is very inspirational. We as nurses tend to strive for perfectionism and also tend to beat ourselves up when perfect does not happen. Happens to all of us.

You did well on the first certification. Those certification tests are difficult and experience does count in the equation. And a lot of people WITH experience don't do as well as you did. 77 out of a passing 80 is nothing to sneeze at. Next time you take the test you will do better and get a passing grade. THen the fun starts to get the continuing ed credits to keep your certification and hopefully those credits can be the same as for your nursing license.

We are all rooting for you for the second certification!!! emoticon


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TENNISJIM 8/4/2014 5:45AM

    Good luck and great quote. Nice reminder.

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    I hope that all will go well !

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Back again...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Well that's 2 days without junk food. Trying to get into the nice habits of journaling, drinking herbal tea, visiting spark people. Was also trying to take paxil everyday to help with the depression but it seems that I feel worse ( more tired and achy). I was used to only taking paxil 2-3times a week. So I will hold off a little bit. It seems that what see in my residents I also see in myself. As we get older we don't tolerate medications as well. So as a nurse I say less is more and non-pharmological remedies may be best if one can do without the medications. Medications can be life savers but with each pill comes risks as well as benefits.
So I am starting over again trying to eat healthy and get exercise.
As soon as my reports were finished today for wound rounds I came home. First, because their was a big notice about the excessive overtime, and I need to spend more time working on my health. I told my bosses at the beginning that I didn't want to work so many days in a row because of my health. But when I was pulled off the floor it seemed like they wanted me to be there a lot more. I did it for about 4 months. Starting the wound program, MDS, working the floor. I started to neglect my health and put all my energies in work. Not to mention the studying. But if I have to do 3 days for wounds, 2 days on the floor, and 2 days MDS, I think that I am going to burn out again. But it seems that every week our plan of what I am going to do changes. Don't get me wrong my bosses are wonderful I just can't do all that especially if the MDS LPN wants to throw me under the bus. Oh well. Sorry about the rant. I am just going to have to take it slow. Cheers, Keith

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BAIXOMUSIC 8/1/2014 8:44AM

    Stay Strong Keith. You have people here that support you. I'm always happy to see you on Sparkpeople. Thanks for the picture of grumpy cat. Grumpy cat makes me feel happy for some strange reason.

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TENNISJIM 8/1/2014 6:04AM

    Welcome back again -- day 2. You've done it before. You can do it again.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/31/2014 10:12PM

    But you're NOT teetering under the bus on your own! You are professionally competent! So, that LPN is a . . . let's see . . . guess I'll let you fill in that blank.

DO take care of yourself.

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