Monday, June 7, 2010

What a Difference a Week Makes

This time last week I was anxiously strolling through Target, picking up some supplies for CPE and not knowing what to expect.

It has been a week of extreme emotions for me.  I was anxious, scared, excited, nervous, thankful and a whole mess of other emotions.  There were times when I wanted to quit.  There were times when I did cry (there was a lot of lip biting going on).  There were times when my legs shook so hard I didn't think I could stand.  This is a really difficult CPE placement.  Don't get me wrong, ministry is never easy.  But throw a trauma center and a 1,000 bed hospital into the mix and things get dicy.  It's only been a week and already I feel stretched.

Any yet - here I am a week later, sitting comfortably in my living room, watching Tori & Dean and writing my first verbatim.  I wasn't sure what I was going to write about - I hadn't gone on a call without a resident as of this morning.  Somehow, however, this morning I ended up with the on call pager.  I had three (very different) calls today and I think I'm starting to have more confidence in myself and my abilities.

Although - I was very happy to hand off the pager at 4:30 p.m.

Err, 16:30.

I'll figure out military time eventually.

I'm off to finish start my verbatim!


p.s. Tomorrow is Wear a Dress Tuesday.  Katie just told me on facebook that she and Spencer already have their dresses picked out!  I'm still figuring mine out!


  1. Sounds like you're doing great, girl! Many prayers are headed your way!

  2. So proud of you! I think you made me appreciate what you guys do a whole lot more! I'm in the hospital a LOT and didn't really think that your job is this stressful, but I guess it can be! Good job for passing your very first week!


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