January 4th, 2002

my lips

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It appears I survived today.
I am soooo tired.

Our hospital management has performed what we call an "unfair labor practice," which now means we can legally strike without yet having a contract.
We vote Monday whether to strike or not. The strike is scheduled for the 18th. It's just a 24 hour strike, but it shuts down the hospital. They'll have to move all critical-care patients to other facilities, at least for the 24 hours. They put the ball in our court... actually, it's our serve, and it looks like we're about to ace.
My supervisor, who isn't really management, but also not part of the union is trying to make fun of all of us, but I guess he doesn't realize that he'd have to be taking all the x-rays. Just about everyone in x-ray will picket. Respiratory therapy is gung-ho about the strike. There will be just about all of house-keeping out there. We even have word that the union for the CNA's will honor our picket and not cross the line. I wonder if we could get the RN union to do the same???
Probably not, but maybe someone should ask.

So, ich bin sehr sehr muede. Ich denk', dass es Bettzeit ist.
my lips

I hate to be pushy, but...

...I want to remind you that I have started a community called, health_fitness. And I want you to know that this account isn't just for me to write stuff concerning medical issues, but for everyone who has experiences or questions to get involved, too.

If you have given birth by both natural and C-section methods, and prefer one over the other and wish to let other expectant mothers know your thoughts, I want this to be a good place to do that.

If you have questions concerning that back pain that is starting to run down your legs, this is a good place to ask.

I don't want to be the only one posting. I can give a medical point of view to most things, as well as personal info as well (I've had a number of broken bones, tonsilectomy, appendectomy, even a maxillary corticotomy!)
It's an open forum, and anyone can join. I don't care (like some places) if you're under the age of 13. Kids get sick, too!

And if I can't answer a question, or find information on a topic, I'm sure that someone else can... maybe you might have an answer to someone else's question!

And feel free to give your opinion on treatments or recommendations. But please don't be upset if someone gives their opinion that is contrary to yours.
Go join.


I'm waiting....
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my lips

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1 more day of work, 10 hours, as opposed to yesterday's 14 hours.

Will be going to the airport tomorrow night to pick my friend up who's staying with me next week, as I am on VACATION (well, after tonight's over with)!