Saturday, June 26, 2010

I Need an ENT

I have my bi-yearly sore throat and hoarse voice!!  I can't talk..I jut croak.  I think I need to see a doctor.  Oh, right, I see one to three, or more everyday!! and they are ENTs...

I HATE to feel 1ike this.  My ear hurts, the base of my tongue feels like it is hitting the back on my throat...Yesterday, I began the treatment, so now I can't sleep (the Prednisone to take down the swelling makes me feel horrible-bad taste in the mouth, sour stomach, and insomnia) and I am taking an antibiotic (also hits the tummy).

I had better feel better by Wednesday-California here I come!!

Vacation, BABY!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

We Will Be Waiting...

Will completed his mission papers and met with the Bishop this week.  His papers were lost in computer heaven for a couple of weeks, but now he meets with the Stake President on Tuesday.  We shall see....Hopefully, it is somewhere safe that I will want to go to in 2 years and not in South America!!  Me in the rain forest with bugs...not a good idea, as all the bigs love me too much!!!

Plans Do Change...

Well....the EMR project did not go as planned!! Some things did not work...some things did not work as expected...some people are on leave and left with stuff undone!!!

Here's what happened...

June 10 at 8AM we tried our first patient.  All went well, until time do do the plan...It was not there!!  The educational portion was not there!!  George and Brent were there and tried to take care of it.  Needless to say, we only used it a couple of more times that day, but what we did use was better than the  old thing and we could see light at the end....Until that night...

About 7PM, for some reason, I decided to check my email.  Dr. Altman, one of the physicians on the Board of VENT asked me to call him, and left his number. I tried, but it went to voicemail.  On my way to work on Wednesday, I stopped by Circle K, for my 79 cent Diet Pepsi, and my phone rang.  It was Dr. Kelsch, telling me that George was on Administrative Leave, pending a Board Review.  Poop!!!  How are we going to finish the project!!!  What is going to happen now???  Dr. Altman called me when I got to the office, to tell me what I already knew.  Wow!!!  That came from nowhere---especially with the other two that I work with...I thought they told me everything!! VENT is being run by the physicians for awhile.  Dr. Weiner and I, as well as Dr. Kelsch are working on the EMR.  The physicians have really stepped up and taken control.  They are making sure all managers and staff know what is going on and have divided up the work.  It will be great to see where we go now.  I am excited!!

This week is my first solo EMR meeting...We shall see!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010


I can't wait for 8am on Tuesday morning!!  Our EMR project goes live!!  We tried it today and it looks great and works great!!  I can't wait for Dr, Kelsch to try it and to see all of our hard work come to life!!  We have a physician EMR meeting on Tuesday night and I can't wait to tell them how it went!

The amazing thing is that Greenfield is next!!  For two doctors who were against it, when we talked computers, etc. they became excited and are next on the list!!


My "Favorite" Job

If there is one thing I HATE to do, it is clean my closet.  Ask my mom...she will tell anyone what my closet looked like growing up.  More than once I came home from school to find it emptied on the floor!!  Steve used to clean the closet for me when I was out of town on a work trip-but I have none of those for 5 years, because of the other stuff going on in my life!!  So, it has probably been that long since I went through the shoes and clothes and got rid of the stuff that just takes up space.  I now have 3 bags ready to go out the door and my shirts, skirts, dresses and stuff organized.  I just need to do something with the shoes-but tomorrow, that will mean a trip to Target-darn!! Like that will be a chore!!!

Wait til Steve and Will get home from their backpacking trip----it will be a well spent 2 hours to clean up my messy closet!!