Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Nursing dito sa Canada.....Masaya!

O mga kapatid, salamat at nadalaw kayo, este, ako pala ang absent for a while. Pasensiya na, mahirap kasi ang mapadpad sa ibang bansa at sinlapad ng walang hanggan ang area, e mangangawit ka talaga sa kapaplano ng mga araw-araw mong lakad para lang malaman mo kung nasaan ka. Anyway, never mind that nonsense comment. Wala lang kasi akong maisip na sabihin to start this document.
So far, we are slowly settling in British Columbia Canada. Well, sa bahay, medyo okey na kalagayan namin. Nangungupahan lang kami sa ngayon for several reasons. Unang dahilan, siyempre pera. Kailangang pang mag-impok ng limpak limpak na salapi ang byuti ko para makapagdown sa magiging susunod kong mansyon, pangalawang rason, natural lang sigurong alamin kong mabuti ang lugar no? hindi ba kayo? Of course importante sa akin na malaman ang mga crime statistics, aba, magaganda yata ang lahi ko, baka kako mapagdiskitahan, e sayang naman di ba? At pangatlo, aba, dapat lang na masigurado ko na dito na talaga ako tatagal, baka mamaya eh, pagkatapos ng lima, pitong taon e, lipat na naman....nakupo! kahirap kayang lumipat at mag-umpisa from scratch.
Sa trabaho naman, di hamak na mas magaan ang trabaho ko ngayon. Maluwag dito sa hospital na pinapasukan ko at di regimentado, minsan nga naguguluhan ako e. Sa pinanggalingan ko, talagang masasabi kong may kalidad ang treatment at care namin sa mga pasyente, pero dito, iba namang anggulo ang tinututukan, halos lahat ng kilos ng pasyente namin ay kailangan ng doctor's order i.e.when they can eat and/or start mobilizing... naalala ko na ang clear diet, soft diet, diet as tolerated, activities as tolerated, bed rest with/without toilet priviledges, etc. Wala nyan sa England, pero sa totoo lang meron kaming long term na patient dito sa ngayon, as in he is already here in the unit since I started in November last year, mind you, ni wala siyang pressure sore. Tagal nya ng nakaventilator ha.
Other than comparing our way of treatment here to where I come from, one of the best is our way of shifting. As of now, I already know what shifts I am working until Feb 2010. Believe it or not, yes, and I have a print out of my schedule, and even if I haven't I still would be able to know because it is so predictable. I am only working two days 12 hour shifts followed by two nights twelve hour then the most exciting part is the five days off! Bwala...and back to two 12 hour days two 12 hour nights then five days off, ulit, ulit, ulit. What can you ask for? Isn't it great. Kahit na kakaunti lang ang number of vacation leave dito sa BC, if you think it over and over again, I still feel having more. Just think if I book a week's holiday, with the days off included, I can actually have at least three weeks off work in total. He he he he more days also allowed for overtime. There you go, chance for more money, kaya huwag kayong magtataka kung bakit ang sasakyan namin dito kahit bagong salta pa lang kami ay brand new from the showroom 2009 Volkswagen Routan. Hindi ako nagyayabang ha, proud lang. Di naman namin binili ng cash yun, utang din yun for three years, but comparing the amount I should be paying: here, I am only paying 1.9% interest rate to the capital amount whilst if we were in the UK, I probably will be paying at least 14-28% interest rate on a car loan, now can you spot the difference? Do the maths. And to think that this is in Canadian Dollars, its not bad feeling at all compared to Sterling pounds, diba?
O siya sige. I shall then conclude that I feel better off dito kaysa sa Englatera. Maganda din sana doon, kaya lang may mga anak pa akong palalakihin at pag-aaralin e, kaya saka na lang muna ang Europian tour and memories, kapag ka silang dalawa ay okey at secured na. Afterall, di naman ako nagmamadali. Di pa naman ako ganun katanda sa ngayon. Actually, ngayon naiisip ko, mainam na lang pala at maaga akong nagpamilya, e di ngayon, career ko na lang ang aking inaatupag ng walang break, break. I do not know about your priorities, but according to my experience, I can say that having a family at an early age is not as bad as you think, though there are some disadvantages, meron din advantages, nasasapagpaplano at diskarte lang yan e.

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