A nurse who knits…

September 13, 2006

I went to the ER!

Filed under: Life in general,Nursing — yarnnut @ 9:41 pm

As a patient, not a nurse! A woman backed her cute little Mini Cooper into my car. I guess she saw a space and decided to get it as fast as possible. So she slammed on her gas to get it. Unfortunately, I was following her. I had a few car lengths of distance between the two of us but that didn’t matter. She smacked me pretty hard. No dents in the car but my neck was hurting during class so I went to the ER afterwards. Turns out, this woman is a nurse at Sharp and she was in the same EKG class that I was taking. Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy and was probably giving her the evil eye.

So… I got to experience the Sharp ER. The wait was long. I waited from 2:30 to about 5 pm to get seen. The diagnosis? Whiplash… big surprise. I got out of there at 8:30 pm. Then I had to go get the prescriptions filled. I had a long day that wasn’t supposed to be long. I was treated by a nurse practitioner and she was pretty cool. The nurses there were also nice. The only bad thing was that I had to wait so long. Wait!!! One other thing. I lost a DPN in the waiting room. I lost a size 1 bamboo. Instead of going crazy like some of the patients in the waiting room, I went to my car get my ribbed sock that I was working on. I guess I’ll have to go to Common Threads to get another set!

I feel ok today. I have the next two days off then I have class on Friday. I don’t have to go back on the floor until 9/23! Yeah!!! I’d been working as a CNA because my temporary license is not in yet. That would be very hard on my back. The NP wrote me a note saying that I cannot lift anything for the next 7 days. I was sooo looking forward to working out too… haha…



  1. Oh my – sorry to hear what happened but glad to hear you are ok even if you are minus a dpn. Take care of yourself!

    Comment by kristi and otis — September 13, 2006 @ 10:32 pm | Reply

  2. Hey Gail. Following your tracks. What a scary feeling that must have been. Evil eye, indeed. A curse on that nurse’s car!! You be careful out there.

    Comment by Sharon — September 13, 2006 @ 11:33 pm | Reply

  3. sorry about your car accident! hope you get better. i guess if you can’t work out, you just have more time to sit and knit (or lie down and knit), right?? =)

    btw, your new blog looks really nice! love it.

    Comment by ruth — September 14, 2006 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  4. hi gail,
    i only saw you twice at threadbear (i was the nurse in the group.) i just found your blog so now i can say congratulations, good bye, good luck w/ the nursing boards and i know you’ll make a great nurse. i wish i could have been there for your sendoff.

    Comment by susan — September 16, 2006 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  5. welcome to the knitting fiber folk page. I’m a phantom to the group because I’m currently in Nursing school. As a sharp employee, and in the spirit of the Sharp Experience, I would contact the ER Lost and Found. W’ve kept stranger things. Yeah an IP!!!! Good Luck.

    Comment by Heather — October 24, 2006 @ 2:15 am | Reply

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