A nurse who knits…

February 15, 2008

Still out of commission

Filed under: Nursing — yarnnut @ 12:20 am

I went to the doctor and I’m still stuck at home until March 10!!! Who knew that a fractured sternum took that long to heal??? I feel almost normal except when I lift, push, or pull anything. Or when someone pushes on my chest. I get a crushing ache that I wonder if a heart attack feels like that. Unfortunately, for my type of nursing they require you to be able to lift at least 25 lbs so that you can safely reposition a laboring mommy, lift a baby, push a gurney into the OR. When I think about how physical my job really is, I get winded just thinking about it. LOL….

So the doc gave me a note extending my leave of absence until 3/10 and an order for physical therapy. I still don’t know what they can do for a fractured sternum but she wrote on the order sheet that their goal is to get me to lift 25 lbs so I can go back to work.

Well, you’d think I’d have more finished items knitted during my LOA. I do have some that are pretty darn close. My Nicole is almost done. Just have to finish the last strap then seam it up. My retro rib socks are on the home stretch. I am knitting the gusset right now. I am also working on a baby surprise jacket for my cousin’s baby boy who will be born at my hospital sometime this month. I was hoping to be on the floor at the time of her delivery. Not delivering her baby because I think that might be a bit weird but on hand so I can sneak a peak at the baby and welcome the first new little one in our family for about 17 years. I guess I’ll have to settle for visiting mom and baby while they are at the hospital. (I almost said work, LOL)

Happy Valentine’s day to everyone in blogland.   My night will be spent having dinner with my sweetie  who has been MIA during dinner all this week due to work, poor guy and keeping my puppies company.  It looks windy and rainy outside and they hate it when it’s not typical San Diego weather just like their mommy.

Well, for all my San Diego buds, if you want to KIP I’m available anytime.

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5 Comments »

  1. Oof! Well, hopefully the physical therapy will help. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your sweetie : )

    Comment by Octopus Knits — February 15, 2008 @ 1:46 am | Reply

  2. My brother in law is a trauma nurse. When I was in labor with my second (at Mary Birch), he walked in the room and got a full-on shot of, well, everything. He did an abrupt about face and fled. Why the heck do they position the beds so that the mom’s legs are spread right at the door? I think half the people in the hospital have now seen my not-so-privates!

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — February 15, 2008 @ 4:03 am | Reply

  3. LOL… You got the “Crotch shot” room. I have a funny story of a crotch shot room not having a curtain while I was doing an exam. Remind me to tell you it sometime.

    Comment by yarnnut — February 15, 2008 @ 4:52 am | Reply

  4. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too. Well now at least you have some idea about when you can go back, so you know how ambitious to be when starting a new project. =) Happy healing.

    Comment by Karla — February 15, 2008 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

  5. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too. Unfortunately with the tonsils and adenoid surgery – I was enjoying nothing but a lot of time in bed…in pain. lol. The nurse gives my recovery date as 2/21, so you have a whole lot longer than I do. Once I’m able to carry on a conversation, I’d love to KIP.

    Comment by Susan — February 16, 2008 @ 5:37 am | Reply


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