A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, May 04, 2006


I got the position I wanted. Openings were available in ASU, OR and Recovery. I want to be a scrub nurse. I'm not quite sure how I circumvented the usual progression into the OR, but on May 22 I begin my orientation as an employee and shortly afterwards as a scrub nurse.

It's a rather intimidating prospect. Slicing into human beings does not bother me, I have dealt with that and worse in wound care. I will likely not encounter the kind of putrid stinking foul wounds I have dealt with over the past ten years ever again. From here on out, a gangrenous limb will simply be pruned off.

In a lot of ways, that is fitting. I am starting over, from almost ground zero, learning new tasks, new ideas and new concepts. I am ridding myself of a career that has turned sour, and accepting one with bright prospects. I have already told my little girl that Daddy will be going back to school with this job. I expect that, and I look forward to the opportunity to learn and grow.



Blogger Sterno said...


I love the challenge of a new job.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Blackwing1 said...

May I offer my congratulations!

Your blog has become a daily stop for me, and I hope that you are able to continue blogging (to some extent, at least) during your training period.

I certainly hope that you enjoy the aspects of this new portion of your career.

Best of luck.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Paul Simer said...

This post has made my day. Congrats!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Chris Byrne said...

Incdeed congratulations.

I start on a new job on the 15th myself, and it's a similar career move. I'm moving to a different area of specialization, within my already specialized career field, in an already specialized business.

Here's to your renewed sense of challenge, and job satisfaction.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Congrats! Glad to hear you got what you deserved and wanted!

Now, take a look at this and consider another Idiots with Guns...




3:48 PM  
Blogger garys said...

Congratulations! One of the nice things about most OR jobs is that it's M-F with no weekends or holidays. Unless you're in a Level 1 Trauma Center or other place that has 24 hour ORs.

You must have impressed them if they offered you a job more or less on the spot.

Good luck with the new job.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Hyunchback said...

WAY TO GO! I knew you could do it!

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

Congrats and good luck!

I hope you'll be able to keep blogging.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous homebru said...

Congratulations. I hope this new job is everything that you want it to be.

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a fellow "gun nut" I enjoy your sojurns to the pawnshops....
I wish you all the best of luck in your new Life Venture and going back to school....
Stay Safe
Muggs 45

9:58 PM  
Anonymous freddyboomboom said...

Bravo Zulu!

And Tim, if the URL is really long like that, try making them into links with the "a href" tag... Blogger and many other places support it. Handy to use and makes it easier on others.

Like this:

Tim's first link.

Tim's second link.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From a daily reader, congratulations!

12:59 AM  
Blogger individ said...

Good luck - btw, blogrolled you over at my place.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous brad_in_mass said...

I recently added your page to my daily reads. Good stuff. Keep up the good work.
As for going back to school, I can think of no better way to instill in our kids the value of education by demonstrating the learning process as a parent. My own 5 yr. old daughter was very surprised when I went back to school (to study Oracle).

9:04 AM  
Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Not too much I can add to the previous comments, but congratulations anyhow, and I hope it works out well for you!!

.....Mr. C.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Civis Proeliator said...

Congrats, sir!

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Walt said...

Whoop! Good job!

11:32 AM  
Blogger 服從到只一 A.K.A: Sugar Cat said...

Conratulations! So happy to hear things turned out just how you were hoping. But as you can see, most of us already knew that you had it bagged!

10:24 AM  

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