Aug 14, 2009

Why I'll Make A Good Nurse

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
This will be short and sweet, as I can just barley move. The reason why I can't move very well is the reason why I'll make a great nurse some day.

I met with my counselor on Monday and I didn't get the news I had expected. Apparently there are MORE steps to the grant process. Which, I should have known because it was WAY too easy! But I thought I was going to catch a break. HA! Yeah right! So I finished the steps and I'm in limbo right now. I was a bit deflated, but if I have to push back my start date to winter term, then that's what will happen. I went to the workshop on Tuesday, got more info that looked like my start date was being pushed back. I got home and was feeling REALLY deflated. I was so looking forward to this! I was SO looking forward to going back to school next month. I really want to do this. I tried to shake it off, but I was just bummed.

Then Zilla wanted to go play in the rain. What better way to erase my bummed attitude then to play in the rain?! I grabbed Peaches and Nae and we all played tag. We had so much fun! Peaches and I ended up being "it" a bunch of times and were so tired (because we're OLD), we just stood by each other and tagged each other back and forth. Zilla ran up the street and knocked on Tracy's door and asked if she wanted to come out and play in the rain with us. She did AND she brought us Mojitos! WEEEEEEEE!!! We drank our delicious Mojitos and then decided to go soak in her hot tub. I dropped the kids off at home, changed into my suit and off to Tracy's, Peaches and I went. She was out of mix, so we ended up drinking rum and soda.

I've drank in a hot tub before and NEVER did I get as drunk as I did on Tuesday. That shit snuck up on me! I kept telling them "SHIT! I'm drunk! I don't want to be this drunk!" Roomie showed up and her and Peaches wisely took me home. I tried the "throw up what you drank" trick but for some reason my body didn't think that was a good idea. I get home and Husband tosses my ass in bed. Good plan on his part. Even though I didn't sleep, I talked for about an hour. He was none too pleased with me. Although, he was laughing the whole time, so I don't think he was REALLY that mad. I woke up the next morning feeling GREAT! I have no idea how that happened. I should have had a BAD hangover.

THEN as the day progressed, I started getting little red bumps on my body. I didn't think anything of it until the next day. I had them in places that were uncomfortable and they were multiplying by the hour. I was freaking out thinking I had shingles again. I texted Tracy because I had remembered her saying something about someone having bumps on their body that looked like bug bites. She looked it up online and it isn't bug bites, nor shingles (thank Goddess!!!) it's "hot tub folliculitis". What the hell is THAT?! I looked it up and Dr. Google said it's a bacteria that's common in warm waters, such as hot tubs, that gets into your hair follicles and INFECTS them! WHAT?! Are you kidding me?! Peaches didn't get it, Tracy didn't get it, only I got it!

It's really not as bad as it sounds. The bumps are barley noticeable and they don't really hurt, unless they are under your arms. Which, of course, mine are. They itch a bit, but the ones under my arms made my lymph nodes swell and made it difficult to move or wear clothing. I've spent the past two days in a sheet and walking so my limbs don't touch. Looks funny, but it does the trick.

If you ever get this, do NOT take a warm bath or a warm shower thinking it'll help with the itching and you can float in the tub. Why? BECAUSE IT WILL MAKE THEM WORSE!

And this is why I will make a damn good nurse some day. I know all sorts of weird things and have had all sorts of weird aliments. I'll list them all one of these days. It'll make a good post. We can all add to it and make our own medical dictionary. Dr. Google won't know what hit him!

15 friends have commented:

Mugsy on August 14, 2009 at 8:13 PM said...

I shouldn't be laughing. But I am. How can you make Hot Tub Funkinitis sound funny? Glad you're starting to feel a little better...

The Unproductive One on August 15, 2009 at 3:26 AM said...

LOL I agree with Mugsy, I'm laughing my arse off here and my friend that is just what I needed tonight, so THANKYOU!!

And yes you will make a kick arse nurse!


Kristin on August 15, 2009 at 6:48 AM said...

They are so right. You have taken an obnoxious, irritating occurrence into a hysterical story.

I also think you are going to make a total kick ass nurse and it will be for more reasons than you have mentioned.

JJ on August 15, 2009 at 8:22 AM said...

Yiiiikes...good to know! Glad you are feeling better!

JamieD on August 15, 2009 at 10:35 AM said...

As un-fun as hot tub folliculitis sounds itself, it sounds like you had a great time getting it!

Mixed drinks and hot tubs in the rain . . . mmmmmm . . . that's my idea of a good time!

I'm bummed you won't be able to start school this fall. Stupid burecratic paperwork bullshit. Like school doesn't such enough by itself, it is like they TRY to make it more difficult.

Busted Tube on August 15, 2009 at 11:21 AM said...

Yikes! I hope you're feeling better! What a week! Though the tag in the rain and the drinking in the hot tub sounds super fun!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on August 15, 2009 at 5:53 PM said...

Sorry about the tub fungus, hope you're itch free soon.

However, I think you've got it wrong...the main reason you'll make a wonderful nurse is because of your compassion and empathy for others!

Sunny on August 15, 2009 at 8:16 PM said...

Just one of the many reasons! :)

Mmmm... mojitos and a hot tub. I'm a lightweight, so I would probably drowned if I did them both at once. But one or the other sounds wonderful!

Wishing 4 One on August 15, 2009 at 11:47 PM said...

LOL you always make something not so good, into a oh so funny thing! Hope you get better soon and have lots of sheets. xoxoxo

Jaymee on August 16, 2009 at 1:42 AM said...

sounds like lafe around here these days. glad you are feeling better. HUGS

Ali on August 16, 2009 at 6:09 AM said...

LOL! Sounds like one hell of a morning after the night before I never realised talking about fungus could be so funny!

Gutted for you that your start date has been pushed back ..stoopid red tape. Its clear to those that know you you will R.O.C.K. as a nurse..they should let you start ASAP as the world could use a few more caring,compassionate,funny nurses thats for sure!

Hope you feel better soon xX
(uugh open I.D issues sorry)

Aunt Becky on August 16, 2009 at 10:58 AM said...

For a couple of months, I got UTI's from my (now ex) boyfriend's hot tub. Hot doesn't begin to describe it.


Feel better soon.

SS on August 17, 2009 at 6:41 AM said...

Sounds like tracy needs to keep her hot tub cleaner- yuck! I hope that it has subsided by now. great researching, I would have thought I had bed bugs (they are rampant in NYC right now). Sorry about the potentail delay in starting school- though it will all come together in due time!

Deathstar on August 17, 2009 at 3:12 PM said...

This is why I do don't hot tubs - E. coli soup I call it. I think I'm biased though, got a UTI from one once and that was it.

I'm sorry school will be postponed for you, I know what it's like to be so excited about something coming up soon and then having to wait yet again!

IF Optimist, then... on August 18, 2009 at 10:21 AM said...

Oh. Ick. You and your dear commenters have now ruined hot tubs for me. E.Coli soup? Yuckums. Eh...thanks?

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