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I finished my first week in the emergency department and I LOVED it. I was seriously not expecting to enjoy it so much. I have an hour commute each way which sucks when you are getting off at 11pm and can barely keep your eyes open. But the perk of that is that I'm in a small ED which means I get to do all of the procedures and I'm not working under residents. There's one doctor and 3 nurses so if there is anything "cool" to be done, they let me do it. I've done lots of suturing, IV's, ABG's, NG tubes, and more this week. They trust me so much which is slightly terrifying but super rewarding. A lady almost cut her finger completely off with a pocket knife and I sutured that sucker back on like a champ! This rotation has also given me a newfound respect for people that work 12 hour shifts. It.is.hard. My feet ache and we barely have time to eat anything all day.
One patient really broke my heart this week. He came in after fainting and feeling dizzy. We did a head and chest CT and discovered that he had metastatic lung cancer that had spread to his brain, making him feel dizzy. He was the sweetest man and obviously was not expecting to receive life-changing news that day. I will have a hard time forgetting about him.
We also get our fair share of people who come in looking for pain meds or come in because their ear hurts (yep). That's a post for another day…
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Y'all, you have got to make this dessert ASAP. My mom made them all the time when I was growing up now I make them all the time to take them to people, take to work, etc. We call them "lemon squares" but there is no lemon. So they are more like a Neiman Marcus type bar. And the best part is they are SO easy! Directions:
-Combine 1 package Duncan Hines butter cake mix, 1 stick of butter (melted), 2 eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat and mix with heavy spoon. Mixture will be stiff. Press dough in 9x13 greased pan
-Combine 8 oz cream cheese (room temp), 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 lb box of powdered sugar. Beat topping with mixer thoroughly. Pour on top of dough mixture. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.
-Cut into squares and serve at room temperature
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I saw this elephant picture frame at a store at the beach and HAD to have it. Our living room is filled with pops of gold and I just love the way this frame looks on one of our side tables. Btw, I am a frame hoarder. We don't even have space for all the frames we have yet I continue to buy them.
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I never had a chance to recap my weekend in Charlotte last weekend. It was so great! I got to spend time with my friend and her new baby, my husband's family, and my best friend of 10+ years who lives in Charlotte. We ate good food and had lots of champs… my idea of a perfect weekend!
Of course I had to stop by the new Kendra Scott store in Southpark mall. I was SO impressed with how gorgeous that store is. I wanted every single thing.
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The winner of the Sift with Style necklace giveaway is Kate Collins! Thanks to everyone for entering! Look for more giveaways in the future ;)