Saturday, July 25, 2009

Scrubbed


Who says 12 hours of shift work can't be fun?

Two days ago, we went to my favorite uniform store, the Uniform Junction for some new scrubs. We were given our yearly uniform allowance and I couldn't wait!

See, their scrubs are so creative and stylish, and there's plenty to choose from! I chose designs of butterflies and flowers in colors of purple, blue, orange. They have laces and ribbons and are loose enough so you can move around and run in an emergency, and climb on beds, and reach for the bags hanging on the top of the IV poles. They have pockets big enough for pens and scissors and a penlight, my rosary, my celfone, and a small pad. They are pretty enough to keep my patients' attention while I poke and palpate and percuss. They are inspiring enough to motivate my co-workers to buy the same and come to work feeling good about themselves, ready to clean up goo, and lift and turn, and spread some smile.

I love my work and I don't mind the grit. But it's a good nurse who takes pride not only in patching up broken bones but also in how she commands respect in how she looks while doing so that is tops in my book. So, who says 12 hours is a drab? Not with the right attitude! So put on your best scrubs and comb that hair back! Be ready to roll!

18 comments:

Middle Ditch said...

That's a long shift. But as long as you have fun and pride in what you do (whatever the work) it's all worth it in the end.

Nice uniforms btw

rainfield61 said...

You have my salute, girl.

You take the pride, your patients show you their gratitude.

BTW, your uniform is beautiful.

betchai said...

gosh, che, is that scrubs you are wearing? does not look like one at all, it's the most beautiful scrub i've ever seen, love it!!

proud of you che, you don't only aim to serve your patients best, but also offer them an inspiring and pleasing look and you motivate others to roll like you too.

cherie said...

hello, ms. monique. yes, ma'am, it is long haha. but there are perks around 2 or 3 am to keep us from nodding off. i really should write about my ward adventures..i love my little world! yes! eveyone should take pride in whatever they do! thank you again!

beth, hindi pa nga masyadong kita kasi naka-sweater ako, haha! thank you, beth! sometimes matthew helps me choose my scrubs -they're really pretty even the kids are attracted to them!

cherie said...

hello, rainfield! thank you, sir! when my patients compliment whatever top i'm wearing for the night, well that there breaks the ice already, and we both warm up to each other and the care is smooth. i've gone from wearing just plain whites to muggy hospital prints to warm, colorful, nature-inspired or so ones to help perk up their spirits! hey, btw, i have a post brewing in my mind that's right up your alley...coming up in a few..thanks, rainfield!

cherie said...

cher, my dear girl - now i know why i couldn't access your site for a while! well, back to the blogging world - don't even think of shutting up your blogsite, or we'll implore the high heavens of google itself to restore it! :) happy to have you back, kisses to kyla!

Cher said...

wow! if i'm the patient and you are my nurse, my mood will surely swing back from low to high spirits with the pretty scrub you are wearing and not to mention, the cheery smile and positive attitude you carry inspite of your tiring 12-hour shift. kudos to you, Che!

sure girl, won't be deleting my blog knowing you all are there to support and cheer me up. btw, kyla's letter is ready, in time to give you our new address. we're finishing our 1 yr contract and we'll be moving mid of Aug. will blog about it sooner or later. kisses to AJ and Matt too. :)

Reader Wil said...

You are working hard! So scrubs are uniforms? I couldn't find the proper translation in my dictionary. Thanks for your visit. Take care! Don't work too hard.

kulasa said...

hi Che! ang cute naman nung suot mo! gosh, it is blue, and does it have a ribbon? how much for one pair jan sis? dito ang isang set five hundred pesos to 650 pesos...yun din ang kaligayahan ko dito e mag suot ng kaka aliw na scrubs para ma inspire sa 24 hrs na duty pero sa gabi ko lang sinusuot...may kakaiba talagang effect sa mood ano ang kulay and design ng scrubs..di takot sa akin mga bata pero sa mga naka plain white na nurses takot sila he he he..actually bago yung isusuot ko tonight, tweety ang design he he he para di ako malungkot kahit na Sunday today and i am not at home with my kids and hubby..."you are one GREAT nurse sis" w/ plain or pretty scrubs..that i am sure of..mwah!

Charles Gramlich said...

Big pockets come in handy. On such a long shift do you keep coffee in there?

cherie said...

hi, cher! we need to have a cheerful attitude, if anything else, haha! sometimes, it is all you need to get through a long night, di ba? do you get to wear scrubs at work, too? m's been gawking at the mailbox so he will be very pleased to get that letter. thank you, my dear!

hello, ms. reader wil! yes. ma'am, quite interesting, really, scrubs for uniform, and a lot of other words for other stuff, too, haha! a lot of fun, this world of words. i will be visiting again soon, and i really hope you're having better weather these days! i appreciate your coming over to my blogsite, too. i'll try not to work too hard, haha! take care!

hello, sir, mr. charles! gosh, you came over! yeah, i need the pockets, haha! yes, sir, we do serve coffee, each station has a coffeemaker, and if we don't like whatever Arabica is on the cupboard, we bring our own! depends on who comes to work, we also make coffee for each other on change of shift! working nights is fun! thank you, sir, for finding the time to hop over! i shall be visiting your site again soon!

zen, my dear girl! in that store, it varies - the plain ones are about $18-19/pair, i think. but the ones with designs are about $25/pair. on top of that, we still get a 10% discount for working in my facility. ooooh, i'd love to see you in scrubs, too! i'll take more pictures tomorrow, you do the same when you work next, okay? hugs!

maricar said...

Che, love your scrabs girl, got so busy with problems in my blog :( whwew! ang hirap pala Che buti na lang andyan sila Bethcai and Eng and our friends to tell me what to do :) i miss you Che... and your writings...i'm glad you are back, idol! ;)

cherie said...

car! oh, what a happy day! i was thinking of germany for some reason and here you are! don't worry, i'll blog as often as i can - i take inspiration from you, too, and everyone else! welcome, welcome! make yourself at home!

cherie said...

zen, mali pala ako, ano ba yan. the scrubs are $25 a piece, $50 ang top and bottom sa may design. and plain, $18-19/pc so mga $36-$40ang pares pag plain....sorry, antok na po nung sinulat yung una...

Ayie said...

good thing scrubs are more fashionable now... the one you are wearing looks like a regular casual tops. Never thought it's scrubs. Or not?

cherie said...

haha - wearing scrubs all right, girl! kakatuwa, ano? :)

simplebeauty said...

Now that is a true fashionista talking :O)

cherie said...

i enjoy effortless fashion, ashley. believe you me, i spend no longer than 5 minutes in the closet and another 5 or so in front of the mirror. no time to waste, haha!

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