Monday, June 16, 2008

Nursing

I have finally managed to survive the three nights of my first night shift. Night shift is very different from the morning and afternoon shifts. The morning and afternoon shifts are more of following doctor's orders and making sure that everything that has been ordered has been completed on time, while night shift is more of the preparation phase to ensure that the morning and afternoon shift people on the following day can function properly.

Although night shift is more relaxed in a way, since there is no information coming at you left, right and centre, it is also busy because you have to top up the drugs, the IMR, the doctor's continuation sheet, the PCR and so on and so forth.

I was talking with my preceptor, Wenli, last night (or rather this morning) and she was telling me that she envy her friends in China. They all seem to be enjoying life very much. They often meet up to eat and chat. It just seems that they "have a life" and we don't. Everyone is busy with their own life, that we don't get to meet up very often, maybe once in a blue moon.

I don't know if it is because of my job, or is it because Singapore is too small, there doesn't seem to be a lot of things I can do when I am free. It's either eating, shopping, catching a movie or sleeping. Is life always going to be this boring? I want some excitement, some changes. I am feeling as if I am not really living, I feel like a robot who have been programmed to go through the routines of everyday life just like that.
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