looking for insights and opinions here...
Carol · Mar. 9, 2009
three afternoons shifts and a headache. afternoon shifts suck unless you wake up with a headache. the obvious benefit is if you are smart and determined you could theoretically take some tylenol and safely go back to bed (after you clean up the mess, feed and poke the diabetics, fold your laundry you put thru last night, and write out the barn bedtime feed schedule for the staff)
of course, theory and reality rarely match. we'll see.
edith is still limping, fluke is still limping, and now chico is limping too. that is alot of limping animals unless i look at it like this...there are somewhere around 400 very old and crippled feet around here so i guess 3/400 is not too surprizing.
i don't know if anyone is interested or not, but i am thinking of trying to find some time to write and flog a few articles on dealing with some of the issues surrounding palliative, senior and special needs care.
my real issue on this is my credentials....experiential is not as noteworthy as researched based.
but the advantage if i don't choke up and worry too much about if people will take them seriously is....i spend alot of my time answering very long emails or phone calls with very long responses on all of the same things...pain control, incontinence, quality of life and making the end of life decision.
IF i just sat down and wrote out my thoughts in a more, organized and formal way, i could learn maybe to cut and paste or even have helpful hints articles on the website somewhere to direct folks to read. i have also actually been thinking of a caregivers handbook to help them focus on issues vs problems and finding solutions and support.
anyway...i am thinking on this...please be brutally honest and tell me your thoughts on the pro's and the con's...you can be my survey group before i invest too much time and energy in something that maybe won't fly. i really don't need to be wasting my time around here.... honesty helps time win over ego...time is strictly finite, ego is not.
anyway...give this some serious thought and don't be shy either...you would be surprised what one little thought might bring to mind for me and help me avoid a giant mistake or a big waste of time....or invest in something worthwhile.
oh and 5 responses are not good enough on this...there are 200 unique readers of this blog on a daily basis...not a huge amount but if the lurkers post in...200 pro and con opinions is more helpful in figuring this out than just 5.
thx you guys, i really appreciate your honest thoughts on this.