Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog!

I've been a little recalcitrant in my posting this week due to the past weekend reminding me of a Beatles song. When I first broke into this Anesthesia business I could work all night and bounce back the next day with nary a dark circle under my eyes. However these days it take me considerably longer to bounce back from an all-nighter. That could be interpreted in a couple of ways, but here I'm specifically referring to working all night.

Here it is Thursday and I'm finally feeling 100%. The week has been overly busy also. Tuesday serendipity intervened, like the rays of a bright morning sun, and I got to be the first anesthetist to "pass gas" in our brand spanking new OR.

Morning sun photo from Karen

L to R. rel, Marty, Kari, Letti, Kim, Steve. First team, first day; OR #1


Just another day in paradise!

Kim assisisting Dr. Majak with a bunionectomy.

Dr. Majak having a conference with Letti, the OR nurse manager! ;)

All in all is was a good day even though we started from a minus 2 on the readiness scale to Up-to-speed by ten AM. We finished the day at 1815 and everybody felt pretty-darn-good.
The team effort from the cleaning staff, pharmacy, tech crew, supply people, nurses both OR and ACU was superlative. Most definitely a job well done!!!!!

The number of runs up the stairs to 3rd floor main OR qualified this day as an aerobic training day so we skipped the gym after work.


Blogger Churlita said...

Your staff looks like a lot of fun. congrats for being the first to pass gas in your new OR.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Kat said...

How great that the new OR is up and running! Magnificent effort Rel and crew!

11:59 AM  
Blogger jellyhead said...

What a great team you have - letting you take photos and even doing funny poses!

Sorry you had such a rough weekend on call..... hope you have a lovely weekend this time around.

5:42 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Well I never thought I'd ever say this to anyone but...congrats on being the first one to pass gas! LOL Sounds like you have a great team of people to work with and I'm glad they didn't mind you taking their pictures:-) Hopefully this coming weekend will be a more relaxing one for you. xox

6:30 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Wow, great new look as if you have a bit of fun (like the 'conference' bit).

I know what you mean about not having the stamina we did when we were younger. New Year's Eve just about did for me...and I was only up to 1 am. That used to be an all nighter...not these days, I'm afraid.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous tongue in cheek said...

If I had to pass gas I would want to do it with you ;)

8:49 AM  

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