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Since C-Dub lost his job, I have been actively searching for a full time one for myself.  I had been working just prn(as needed) at a hospital here.  No benefits, no guaranteed hours(and therefore no guaranteed money!)  I had been considering travel nursing as a temporary fix, even though it meant that I would have to leave C-Dub and go halfway across the country and scramble for more.  Things had been tight because the unemployment hasn’t kicked it yet for C-Dub( slow, lazy, incompetent  bastards! That’s another post all together).  And, with all of that, no insurance either.  So, it’s been a hard month.

But, I had an interview two weeks ago with that Fertility Clinic.  I thought it went OK.  But I wasn’t too optimistic about it.  But I got a call today………I GOT THE JOB!!!!  Full benefits starting on DAY ONE!!!!  

This is so ironic.  So……….I don’t even know how to put it.  I am excited for the potential, the new ideas, the information, just having a normal life working Monday through Friday for only 8 hours. (instead of 12 long hours any and every day of the week)  It’s a huge learning curve. HUGE.  There is so much to learn.  So much.

So, my adventures begin.  I know there are a lot of you out there who are going to RE’s right now. Any advice, education, whatever you can offer would be appreciated.  Especially how you would like your nurse to behave! 🙂

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    iambrowneyedgirl
    January 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I’m so relieved and happy for you and C-Dub!

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    TheMrs
    January 21, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Praise God!! I’m so excited for you and C-Dub! As far as RE nurses, just be you. Treat patient’s the way you would want to be treated and you’ll be fine. =)

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    Soralis
    January 21, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope your new job goes wel1!

    Take care
    ICLW

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    babysmiling
    January 21, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Congratulations on the job! And hooray for benefits!

    Having been through some of the same experiences firsthand, I’m sure you will act exactly the way the patients will need.

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    lostintranslation
    January 22, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Congrats on the job! At our RE clinic I’ve had two nurses, one was great, he always made me smile and he did his job very well (very gentle, never problems with finding veins etc), the other one I didn’t like so much. She once gave me a super bruise because she was too proud to take the other arm (with the more visible vein), and when administering shots she would do that in a very “I’m going to hurt you” way (already by the way she would hold the syringe) and she would tell us to be on time and then she’d be late herself… Anyway, I’m sure you’ll be great!! *ICLW#39*

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    Erin
    January 22, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Congrats! Nurses at RE clinics make all the difference and it sounds like it will be a great fit for you!

    ICLW

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    Linda (littleangelkisses)
    January 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    What wonderful news! YAY!

    I hope you enjoy it!

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    Tashida
    January 23, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations on the job! Nurses are the forefront person and contact person at the RE. I’ve always dealt more with the nurses than I have with the RE. I’ve had 2 nurses so far and on my 3rd now. I really don’t have a feel for the 3rd one yet because my cycle hasn’t started. But my other 2 were very caring, concerned and loving. Going through these cycles are the most stressful things, because you put so much into it. A lot of women have put their house up to get the money, or cleaned out their bank account for this one try so they have a lot riding on it. You have to be understanding about how much it means to them. When they call with a million and one questions show them that its okay to contact you, that you don’t mind answering their questions and spend the time with them until they are comfortable and fully understand. I think doing these few things will give you a close relationship with your patients and they will let you know if you’re doing a great job. I gave my last nurse a plaque to let her know just how much I appreciated all that she did.

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