On 12/9/06, Tom Ulmer wrote:
Great post, Tom. I'm taking your definition of Nurseheimer's to work.
Though I would modify it just a bit..." Nurseheimer's is a condition
where you forget why you care or you don't remember because you care"
It's a gem and right on.
I would like to figure out how to not care, but I'm (at this point)
not capable of this. So I've modified the impact by taking 3 part
time jobs. I work at a medical clinic as a team RN three 9 hr days a
week, do 8 hrs of Nursing Content Expert for our electronic med
records system developing electronically documentable protocols and
tools, etc and am on call for regional telephone advice. I can blend
them all to get what needs to be done for the patients and staff and
still stay somewhat sane. I gave up all charge positions as I feared
I would not live until retirement. I worry about the state of health
care in this country in the coming years. It's going to be more than
There is the bonus that health care workers drink a lot of coffee, so
I can pay for my stash quite well. I figure I'm doing them a public
service encouraging their consumption to possibly prevent Parkinson's,
diabetes and colon cancer. And it makes them happy just to smell the
beans. That alone is worth the effort.
Nancy Ann (I'm going to have to choose one name or the other as I'm
not from the south, but was born in Milwaukee, now living in Oregon,
though did live in Oklahoma for 18 months!)