What a mistake I made! I sent Cherise a text by accident that said, “See ya tonight!” I immediately realized the mistake the moment I unleashed the text off my phone, and I quickly panicked. I new it seemed suspicious in any context, so I quickly picked up the phone and called Cherise so she wouldn’t have any time to mull over the possibilities of what the text meant. Of course we exchanged the usual pleasantries, but I quickly went on to explain that I had meant to send the text to my friend, Tom, who was going to meet me for dinner before work. Cherise seemed satisfied with that explanation and went on to talk about her past few days at work. She also mentioned that she needed a bit more money for a late electric bill, that is, if I wouldn’t mind helping her out. Of course I told her I would send her the money, and that I wanted her to come up to see me next week. She got quite excited with that, and the issue of the erroneous text never came up again. Problem solved.
So work was quite busy today. I had to reduce one shoulder dislocation in between several work-ups for various chest and abdominal pain. One of my regular visitors came in today, stating she was having horrible abdominal pain. She was quite young, in her twenties, and had Chrone’s disease, which certainly causes pain, but she had close to fifty visits this year to our hospital system alone and probably the same number to other nearby hospitals. In fact, on the drug monitoring program, she had close to seventy prescriptions for methadone, dilaudid, oxycontin, and other pain medicines this year alone! Luckily one of the nurses working with me had been on a shift at another hospital yesterday where she saw this same patient stating the exact same problem. In the end I compromised with the patient, explaining my concerns with all her visits to the Emergency department and excessive pain management issues. I couldn’t imagine living day-to-day going from hospital to hospital seeking pain medications. I felt sorry for her illness, but she never went to any of her scheduled appointments for her treatments. If you don’t take your medicine, you can’t get better!
I ran out the door at the end of my shift. Tonight, Melanie and I are getting together. We are leaving tomorrow for a quick get-away beach trip – the last for this year! Melanie is going to look hot in a bikini! I can’t wait to see that.
Melanie was dressed perfectly for our date. I caught several guys doing a double-take to check her out. That doesn’t bother me one bit, in fact, I feel proud to have such a babe at my side! We had a great evening out and even a better evening in! XOXO