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This is NOT a Kodak moment.

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Blogging without pictures is like a day without shopping. It sucks! For some reason, I can’t upload pictures to my blog. I hate this. If I could upload pictures, I’d show you one of me pulling my hair out. I worked another 16 hour shift yesterday, and as usual, it wasn’t any fun. My boss [...]

Hospital Doctor

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Holy cow, what’s going on here? Liveright Publishing Corporation first published this book in 1938. Pyramid Books republished it in 1952. Exposed! “A doctor and a nurse embraced in the dusky shadows of the gray walled room, their bodies entwined, their lips pressed together. Suddenly there were footsteps in the corridor….somebody opened the door and [...]

My Yoga Class

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I signed up for my yoga class today. Too bad I can’t get this guy as my teacher. He’s cute, and he’s holding his class on a beach. Lord, I think I’ve enrolled in the wrong school. I started back to school three years ago to earn my journalism degree. The day I signed up [...]

The Home Life of a Princess-Nurse

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Some days I feel like Snow White. I live with prince charming in the woods, and woodland creatures, including my three dogs and two cats, surround me. However, that’s where the similarities end. I don’t live with seven dwarfs, and I’d be telling you a fairytale if I said I was a domestic diva like [...]

Daisy Downer Day

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I hate starting off by being a Daisy Downer, but so far my day sucks! I started my day with a trip to the dentist’s office. I now have a temporary crown, and 1,200 fewer dollars in my bank account. Oh yeah, that’s after my pathetic dental insurance pays its part of the bill. But [...]

The War Against Nurses

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Salon.com The War Against Nurses by Diana Reiss-Koncar In 2001, Salon.com published “The War Against Nurses” by Diana Reiss-Koncar. According to the article, assaults on R.N.s are at an all-time high, and nurses who complain or seek help risk loosing their jobs. Since its publication, and the publication of countless other articles on the subject, [...]

Bedtime Story

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“Bedtime Story” by Jim Daly Once upon a time, there was a princess-nurse who worked a 16-hour shift every Saturday. She would leave her castle at 7:00 a.m. and wouldn’t return home until 1:00 a.m. the next morning. Needless to say, when she returned to her castle, she was a tired and cranky princess-nurse. Unlike [...]

I love stuff.

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“Fiesta Pig” by Andy Warhol If you haven’t already figured it out, I love collecting stuff. I haunt thrift stores, garage sales, and I’m an accomplished dumpster driver. It’s amazing what unsuspecting people throw out. I once found a first edition book in someone’s trash worth A LOT of money. My favorite stuff includes books, [...]

M.D. Most Wanted

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M.D. Most Wanted. The title reminds me of Doctor A when he was missing in action last weekend. But this M.D. is a hot little stud puppy—with broad shoulders—that falls for a superstar who comes into his life via the hospital’s emergency room. “From the moment she was rushed into Blair Memorial’s emergency room, Dr. [...]

Nurse Twiggy

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Do you remember Twiggy? For those who don’t, she was the 1960s supermodel who made anorexia chic. I got a phone call from one of my nursing colleagues today. She said that one of my patients, who couldn’t remember my name, said I had ruined her life. While caring for this patient last weekend, I [...]

Nurse Ratched

There has been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about medical bloggers and HIPAA regulations so let me make this very clear: I write composite stories about many different people that I've cared for over the years.

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Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s) Media & Blogger Coverage