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Feliz aniversario casada! Pra provar o meu amor, toma aqui o nosso garoto zuadinho <3

Isn’t it amazing that my wife’s birthday is right in the middle of Nursey Week?? This is her birthday present, because she is basically one of the best things that ever happened to me <3


Happy Star Trek 50th Anniversary! 

I’m so excited! Here’s the main cast as cats!!

anonymous asked:

Whew. Iggy with that knife. Just reminds me one weapon is called assassin daggers(10% chance to poison). Like studying to be Nocts advisor and cooking aside, he's an assassin incase anyone wants to harm Noct(How did he know Noct snuck out often if not watching). He KNOWS how to kill a person yet we'd never guess. Cooking comes in handy to kill by poison/allergies, knowing what knife is best for what/cutting techniques, and proper cleaning to hide it all. It's a good coverup for Iggy too.

I feel like I’m on a roll. Iggy’s family is a family of assassins. Iggys uncle didn’t want to be apart of the family business so he found respectable work at the Citidal. Iggy’s father died due to work and his mother, concerned about people coming after him, sent Iggy to his uncle while young. Iggy questions what happened when older and finds out his familys backgroud. So he tries to live a better life but still learns assassin skills(for Nocts sake and in memory) while not getting too deep.

Okay, so…

Anon, you got me hella hyped rn for an AU that doesn’t even exist.

You know what that means, right?


Life Below The Oaks by Kayneee

Summary: Dean Winchester loves his job as a nurse at Oak Park Retirement Home. He loves his coworkers and he loves his residents. He has a good life. But life has a way of throwing you curve balls. In Dean’s case, that curve ball comes in the form of the hot grandson of his favorite resident.

Comments: 8/10. it’s so fluffy and cute, no angst at all. I love flustered Dean, he blushes so much it’s adorable, and so different from his normal cocky demeanor.

The body of one of Richard Speck’s victims being removed from the crime scene. Speck murdered 8 student nurses over the course of a single night on the 14th of July 1966. He was found guilty on 8 counts of murder and was sentenced to die in the electric chair, but his sentence was eventually reduced to 300 years in prison. He passed away in prison on the 5th of December 1991 from a heart attack.

Being In a Mental Hospital

Sometimes, I have been asked what it is like to be in a mental hospital and what are they like – that’s why I decided to write about the subject. I tried to shorten the text but it’s still quite long.

Ending up in a mental hospital doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. It seems that for most people, when they hear the term “mental hospital”, “psychiatric hospital”, “psych ward”, or “asylum”, they automatically think it is a scary, isolated building with insane, violent people and cruel doctors who use harmful medication, restraints and does torturous experiments to their patients. Mental hospitals are not like that. Well, maybe in horror movies, but not in real life…

Mental hospitals can often feel like institutions, but in the end, that’s exactly what they are… Some people feel like it’s a safe place but some can feel like it is a prison, even it’s not. It is understandable that someone is scared, when someone needs to go to a mental hospital, especially if it is her/his first time being in one… But in the end, it is a place where you can get help and proper treatment, whatever it is you are dealing with!

If you are a minor, you are most likely being sent to an adolescent psych ward, which can be a little different place than a psych ward for adults but still, basically the same. Everything you bring with you or whatever anyone brings to you will be inspected for forbidden items and the staff will confiscate them from you during your stay at the psych ward. Forbidden items includes: wires of any sort (including chargers for electronic devices), medication (the staff will give you the medication you need), anything sharp, like glass, knives, shavers and even tweezers among other things. You can bring your own clothes, but with some restrictions – too revealing clothing or clothing with references to violence or drugs are forbidden. You’re usually allowed to have visitors, and they can bring you things like books, clothes and food (something else than hospital food).

There is at least one isolation room where a person can be taken to if she/he is behaving aggressively. The isolation room is quite small and there are nothing more than a mattress on the floor with a pillow, a blanket and a camera on the upper corner of the room. In the place where I was, the toilet was in another room, for our own safety (I suppose). The restraints are only used in serious cases if the patients are at immediate harm to themselves or others.

When you get your own room, you usually will be roomed with at least one other person of your gender. All sorts of people are sent in a mental hospital with all sorts of mental problems, which can be scary sometimes. But people usually starts to adjust to the environment they are put in so it’s good to know it does get easier!

The wake-up is around 8 a.m. and a nurse comes to wake you up. There will be medication times and meal times regularly. The dining room reminded me of a school cafeteria but much smaller. There were three meals throughout the day at specific times and a snack break/coffee break. The medication times were usually after breakfast, snack break/coffee break and supper. What can I say about the food? Well, it’s the same processed food they serve in institutions – not too bad but not too good…

During a stay at the hospital, there are typically strict rules and a tight schedule. This is to ensure that people receive the help and routine they need. I remember the rules being stricter and a tighter schedule in the adolescent psych ward, but this probably is because we were all minors. In the adult psych ward, there are more free time between meal times, doctor appointments, family therapy sessions and activities, when you can watch TV, read magazines and books, socialize with the other people, play cards, etc. In the adolescent ward we needed to go to bed around 8 p.m. but in the adult psych ward we could stay up later.

At least where I have been, you couldn’t have your cigarettes in the adolescent psych ward and they were confiscated by thew staff, it was forbidden to smoke and there were no smoking room. In the adult psych ward you could have your cigarettes and there’s a room just for smoking…

Being in the mental hospital is being in a place where you are under a constant supervision, by a psychiatric nurse, a psychiatrist, etc. The nurses are there to help you 24/7, even at nights. Most of them were nice, but they were all people so there were also some not so nice nurses. I sometimes had a nurse to come and get me to sit down and talk with me, asking me how I had been or take me outside for a walk in case I was not allowed to go outside on my own. There are checks every now and then. There were more checks in the adolescent psych ward than adult psych ward.

You will see a doctor at times who will ask you how you have been and you can discuss your situation with him/her. The doctor can make changes to your medication if she/he thinks it’s best for you. At times, there will be family meetings where the patient, the doctor, a nurse and the patient’s family/relatives would all meet in the same room and talk about what was going on, why they were there, goals, etc. Getting privileges, like getting a chance to go outside for a walk alone or getting a weekend vacation, requires good behavior. The doctor makes the decision about giving you privileges along with the other staff members who are assigned to treat you during your stay in the mental hospital. The doctor also makes the decision to let you out.

Being in a mental hospital can be not as intimidating as one might think. There always seems to be a reason when a person goes/are sent in a mental hospital – voluntarily or involuntarily. In the end, a mental hospital is not a prison even it may feel like one for some people. But it is always good to remember that you will not be treated like a criminal, because you’re not criminally insane – the whole point is to help the person with a mental illness to get better. You are not being sent there for the rest of your life, but only as long so you’re well again! As harsh it may sound, but mental hospitals try to get people out as soon as possible, which means they won’t keep you there forever! Most people needs to stay there at least 72 hours period which is three days.

Mental hospitals can vary about what they are like and what kind of staff they have. Also, depending are you sent there with a voluntary or an involuntary referral, can have a huge influence on how the whole experience will make you feel. The first impression can be negative if someone is forced into a mental hospital against their will. But it can feel bad at first even if you have not forced to go there because it’s a whole new surroundings – but you can leave there with a whole new attitude than what you first go there with, which can be a positive one!

If you still have something to ask about mental hospitals or what it is like to be in one, if I didn’t noticed to write about something, you can ask me about the subject by sending me a message. :)

~ Schizophrenia Confessions

Girls Night-Part 11

*edit by @strictlyncisconfessions*

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9 Part 10

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings: character injury descriptions, mentions of surgery, character pain, angst

Word Count: 3039

A/N: For my medical people-I’m sorry if things are not 100% accurate as far as the ER and whatnot. I have no experience in the medical field, but this is also a work of fiction. I tried to be as general as possible. Believe it or not, this will be winding down sooner rather than later. I’d say about 2 more parts to go-maybe 3. Feedback is always appreciated (asks, replies, reblogs), they are super motivating and let me know if this is sinking or swimming and I’m a total feedback whore-tell me you love me  😜 xoxo

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So this actually happened
  • A dog came in for a pregnancy x ray today. The breeder is a pain in the butt and really reluctant to spend money, always implements cost cutting measures wherever possible.
  • I see one of the girls walk out of x ray with her hand over her mouth, clearly trying to contain laughter.
  • Me: What's going on?
  • Nurse: So the bitch isn't pregnant.
  • Me: Really?? Maybe she's just not at 8 weeks yet?
  • Nurse: No, really. He gets his mate to do the AI so he doesn't have to spend money here. And apparently... he put it up the butt.
  • Me: He put the tube...
  • Nurse: Yes. The dogs definitely not pregnant!
  • Ahh, breeders.
Booking at the Veterinarian
  • Nurse: XYZ Vet clinic, how can I help you?
  • Client: Oh Hi, I was wondering if I could get an appointment for my dog today?
  • Nurse: Certainly, what time did you have in mind?
  • Client: Oh, well, let's see.... I have to drop the kids at school and I have a dentist appointment at 11:30 and that sometimes runs late and blah blah blah....
  • Nurse: Would you like to call back when you know when you would prefer an appointment?
  • Client: No.
  • ------------------
  • Nurse: XYZ Vet clinic, how can I help you?
  • Client: Can I have an appointment for my dog?
  • Nurse: Sure, when would you like?
  • Client: Oh, um, hang on a sec.
  • Client: Shazza! Shazza! When do you want to take him to the vet... nah you're gonna need the car... well ask Sam then...no that wont work... okay I'll ask.
  • Client: What time do you close?
  • Nurse: 8 pm.
  • Client: Shaz, they close at 8! When do you get back?
  • Nurse: ......
  • -----------------
  • Nurse: XYZ Vet clinic, how can I help you?
  • Client: Can I have an appointment please?
  • Nurse: Certainly, what time would you like?
  • Client: Can I have first thing tomorrow morning please?
  • Nurse: Of course, our first appointment is 8am.
  • Client: Oh no! That's a bit too early. Do you have anything later?
  • Nurse: Sure, we have 9am available.
  • Client: Anything later?
  • Nurse: ... 10am?
  • Client: That's still a bit early.
  • Nurse: 11am?
  • Client: Oh no, I have another appointment then.
  • Nurse: Midday?
  • Client: Oh yes, that will be perfect, thank you.
  • -----------------
  • Nurse: XYZ Vet clinic, how can I help you?
  • Client: Can I have an appointment on Friday please?
  • Nurse: Of course, what time would you like?
  • Client: Oh, I can do anytime.
  • Nurse: How about 10:30
  • Client: Oh no, I can't do then.
  • Nurse: Ok, what about 2:15?
  • Client: Oh, I can't do then either, but I'm free basically the rest of the time.
  • Nurse: 5:45?
  • Client: Oh, no I'm busy then too.
  • Nurse: So, when are you available?
  • Client: Basically all day!
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  • Nurse: XYZ vet clinic, how can I help you?
  • Client: Can I have an appointment for Fluffy Smith please?
  • Nurse: What time would you prefer?
  • Client: Anything between 4pm and 6pm on a Tuesday.
  • Nurse: How about 4:15 next Tuesday.
  • Client: Sounds great, see you then.
  • Nurse: ...
  • Nurse: Thank Flipping Christ.

So nursing school starts back up on Monday. By the end of the second week I’m expected to be able to perform a full post partum exam and do ALL THE THINGS EXPECTED IN A POST PARTUM EXAM.


Dear Beginner Nurse Me

a letter, almost 10 years in

Year 1, Baby Nurse

The first year is going to suck.  It  will suck because you don’t feel at all competent, but mostly because everyone is testing you, testing you to see if you can handle it. Some subtle, some not so subtle. It will suck because you will question yourself over and over again and wonder if you’ll ever have the calm confidence you see around you. It will suck because people will question your instincts. It will suck because you will get pushed out of the way a lot. You’ll be frustrated that experienced nurses and doctors won’t take you seriously, making you feel like you’re failing at it all, and you’ll be blown away by the responsibility that’s now in your hands, and you’ll rise to the challenge stunning the naysayers.

Dear 1st year me, your instincts are valuable, your fresh eye, and thirst to listen & learn are valuable. Don’t let anyone squash it.

Year 2, is this real life?

The next few years are the ultimate roller coaster, you will be put in charge of the entire unit, despite there being about 8 other nurses who are far more experienced, even though you’re secretly not even sure you’re a real nurse yet, let alone capable of managing the unit daily function and flow. You’ll be put in charge of precepting a baby nurse, and secretly you’ll look over your own shoulder, still sort of looking for your own preceptor, or anyone else who has a clue. You’ll be put in charge of the most critical patients, and secretly wish someone else would just take it, wishing someone else more experienced would come in and save the day. 

Dear Confused me; there aren’t really any arbitrary platitudes that will count, for you know inherently what you are capable of, and what you aren’t, or you wouldn’t have taken any of it on. There’s a part of you that is perhaps unsure of yourself, but still willing to throw yourself in the fire, and prove you can function under stressful circumstances, prove you can do it, and prove ultimately that the only person you really need to prove your worth to is yourself.

Years Beyond blurred lines.

The years that follow that are a sort of blur; you’ll be dumbfounded that so many years have passed at times, and others be frustrated whenever someone still refers to you as a “newbie.”  You’ll vacillate between loving the unit you’re working on, and wanting to say “fuck you, I’m done.” You’ll meet some of the coworkers that will become more like family than your own, You’ll be surprised by nursing students that are scared to approach you, you’ll meet medical students that have been warned that experienced nurses are the devil, you’ll meet doctors who will now inherently trust your judgment.  You’ll see the frustrations of daily shifts where you are shouting in your mind about the unfairness of favoritism, the unfairness of nurse:patient ratios beyond safety, the unfairness of what’s happening to your patients, and you’ll simply clock in and clock out and go home.  You’ll be rocked by the injuries and disease a human body will succumb to, and you will be fascinated by the human capacity to rebound, heal, and the daily ability of people you work with have to care for others during the most difficult moments of their lives.

You’ll find there truly isn’t a nurse out there who doesn’t experience fear, burnout, or stress, but you’ll find some are better at hiding it than others. You’ll argue with co-workers at heightened states of anxiety and stressful situations, and you will find at the end of the day these are the only people who truly understand  why you are the way you are. The days will sometimes pass in a blur, and others you’ll watch the clock of countdown to the last painful hour. You’ll feel every pain of your patients, and other days you’ll feel the void of burnout. You’ll fight like hell through the quicksand of depression, sadness, and buildup of not being able to articulate how your day really feels, and others you’ll drown yourself in social pleasantries, a glass of wine and smile through the angst - persons surrounding, unaware.

You’ll be hurt by intentional exclusions, cliques, and people who only befriend you when they need something, but you’ll smile bravely and face them with kindness, and you will find solid friendships, compassion and empathy in the most unlikely of places.

You’ll be part therapist, part detective, part mediator, the person a frightened patient looks up to with trust, the comforting hand to the scared & confused, the sometimes solitary person a dying patient has at their side, a full time fierce advocate for your patient, meanwhile the doctor will get all the glory, and you’ll be honestly frustrated, but mostly just glad your patient is doing ok and got the care you do ardently fought for.

You will be in awe, sometimes, of just how far you’ve come and what you’re now capable of doing, and sometimes just barely coping or able to function - with a whispered promise to yourself to never let the outside world in on the turmoil. You’ll wake up some days, and bury yourself back down in your covers in dread of what the shift will  bring, and others - look up at the sky and just feel a little thankful you get just one more day  to do what you love.  You’ll meet the patients over and over again that you went into this profession expecting to change their lives, but somewhere along the way, they changed yours.

Dear blurry me: ….You. You are worth more than you think.

17 Reasons Why ER Nurses Should Get Paid More

It’s obvious to everyone that nurses are overworked, understaffed, and underpaid. But ER nurses have it worse. Here are the 17 reasons why ER nurses should get paid more.

1. We are the hospitals first responders (not including EMS). This means hours of hazmat, disaster, and Ebola training in that hazmat suit that I call a Dutch oven. Tips for you future ER nurses, no bean burritos before hazmat class. No bueno.

2. What’s phlebotomy? Yeah we don’t have that luxury.

3. I might start putting Hospital Transporter on my resume. Yeah, we transport our own pt’s and pray that the other 8 we left wont code on us.

4. House keeping, house keeping, house keeping, I have my bachelor’s degree (with honors i might add) and were talking about house keeping (this is an Alan Iverson reference). The ED can’t always wait for housekeeping to clean the rooms so we do it.

5. We are the IV start team. EJs and ultrasound guided IVs, yeah we do them. NBD. In smaller hospitals we get called to start IVs on the floor when the floor nurses can’t. We don’t use a vein finding machine; we are walking, talking, vein finding, IV inserting machines.

6. Things you’ll never hear an ER nurse say “My pt’s getting sicker I think I’ll call another nurse to take care of them, because I can’t”. Or how about this one “Call the Rapid Response Team!” “Call a Code Blue!”. We are the rapid response team, we run our own codes, we don’t panic. We are ER nurses, we are badasses.

7. BLS, CPI, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, Burn Certified, NIH Stroke Certified, CEN… It’s like getting another degree every 2-4 years.

8. Floor nurses get RN-RN report and they can also read all of the health care notes. ER nurses get pts long drawn out story that makes no sense whatsoever, with a garbage bag full of meds to chart.

9. Dear floor nurses, have you ever had pt’s in the hallway because you don’t have enough rooms? Oh no? Sounds like an ER nurses wet dream.

10. We work with every pompous jack ass medical school can produce. we work with every single cocky interdisciplinary teams ever created. Floor nurses only work with a few that are specific to their unit. You guys have real relationships, we’re just used and abused.

11. There is no such thing as a limit on pt/nurse ratio for ER nurses (at least in Michigan). Sound safe? I mean I like living dangerously. Are we putting our license on the line, more so then floor nurses?

12. We have forgotten what techs (pca, cna, nurses aid) looks like. They’re far and few between. Please hire more of them! They are not just ancillary staff.

13. Don’t get me started on core measures. Most of them initiated by ER Nurses, and they’re timed. Bad flashbacks to timed tests in college just happened.

14. Do you know what pepper spray tastes like? We see a higher % of combative pts then floor nurses. I mean has your floor ever run out of leather restraints? It gets pretty kinky in the ER.

15. If we have “hold pt’s” that means we are the floor and we are also doing your job, which means we are also ICU, SICU, MedSurg, and Peds nurses. However, unlike the ICU we don’t have a limit on how many ICU pt’s we can get. I need a moment of silence for a part of me that died just talking about it.

16. You will never have to answer an EMS call. Their network is not LTE clear.

17. We take care of drunk people. We are going to heaven.

Yes? No? Maybe? Don’t take this too seriously though, unless you’re going to give me a raise!

Jason Franco

The living will a nurse...

Dear Colleagues, 

If there is a situation when I end up admitted here, this is what I ask….

1. Please make sure (unit creeper) is not in the room when you put my foley in.

2. Never let (list of unit dumb-asses) be my nurse.

3. I’m sorry for my mother.

4. and my sister.

5. I want to remember none of my stay. Sedate me to the gods.

6. I swear to God, if you motherfuckers give me c.diff, you’re dead to me.

7. Yes, I want a warm blanket.

8.  Also don’t let (nurse-frenenemy) be my nurse, she will def. try to kill me.

9. Please do not turn me every 2 hours. That shit’s annoying.  

10. If my “story of how I got injured” is embarrassing or humiliating, y’all better fucking lie.

11. I’ll pretend to be confused disoriented & combative just for the opportunity to punch some of you.


Congratulations for small stuff!

Yahoo! We just got the official copyright registration on the Periodic Table of Parasites and the Periodic Table of Viruses. On top of that we did the ISBN registration, so that they are “real” documents. If you want either one before they go out for sale and distribution let me know.

This was one huge pile of work!  People ask “Why did you do it?” and I usually say 1 of 3 things back. “Clearly the periodic table of elements needed to be rewritten” or “Biologists need something cool to hang on the wall” or “I’m insane.”

With around 240 wee beasties, if we post 2 a week that will keep things busy for more than 2 years. Of course I haven’t finished the Periodic Table of Microbes book yet, but it’s almost there.  I mean the Table is done, but the companion book isn’t. Oh, and I need to do the companion books to the Table of Viruses and the Table of Parasites. Yes, I think it’s insanity. But think of the challenge: “What can you say about small life forms in around 300 words that will be memorable and cool?”

The Tarantula Hawk Wasp and Kyzyl Agach virus are my current favorites. But Mad Itch, Titi Monkey, and Strawberry Crinkle are  pretty awesome too.

The ISBN for the Table of Viruses is 978-0-9961456-7-1.

The ISBN for the Table of Parasites is 978-0-9961456-8-8.

Richard Speck: Before and After the Massacre

The name Richard Speck is well known throughout the true crime community. For those unfamiliar, Speck was responsible for the 1966 massacre of 8 Chicago nursing students. He bound, assaulted, strangled, and stabbed them. To put this crime in perspective, Speck had so many victims he didn’t even realize that one was missing. The 9th woman, Corazon Amurao, squeezed beneath a bed and hid for hours until he left and she felt safe enough to come out.

But what of Speck before and after this brutal, senseless crime?


• He was born the 7th of 8 children.
• He was abused as a child by his stepfather.
• He married and had a daughter.
• Throughout his early years, he was in and out of jail and trouble with the law.
• When he got work on a ship, it seemed that dead women cropped up behind him, including in Michigan.


• He died in prison in 1991 of a heart attack.

• In 1996, a video of Richard prior to his death went public. In the video, he had appeared to have grown breasts, likely due to hormone therapy. He also engaged in drugs and sexual activity with a fellow prisoner, while wearing women’s underwear. He even spoke of the murders of the 8 women with absolutely no remorse. In fact, when asked why he had killed the women, he laughingly replied, “It just wasn’t their night.” Needless to say, the video shocked and disgusted those who viewed it.