Assignment #3, Covid Vaccine, and RV Life

Hi, friends! It’s been a while! How are you doing? We are getting settled into our new home for the next few months- The Space Coast of Florida! I am currently sitting outside blogging in 82 degree and sunny weather, so no complaints from me!

Assignment # 3

I am starting week 6 of this travel assignment and I am loving it so far! The hospital is on the water and has beautiful views. Last week I was able to stand in an empty patient room and watch a rocket launch light up the night sky. I also have seen cruise ships in port and you can even see Kennedy Space Center in the background! Definitely a very cool location to work.

I am on a PCU (progressive care unit) and really like the people I work with. They have all been nice and welcoming. I still work with Covid patients but this unit has a limited number of negative pressure rooms so I usually only have 1 or 2 Covid patients shift. That has been a welcome break from 5-6 Covid patients. I am working with the patient population I enjoy and get to have cardiac patients again!

Covid Vaccine

Disclaimer: This is my own personal experience and it is not to be taken as medical advice. I am in no way telling you you should or should not get the vaccine. I do, however, encourage you to speak to your own health care provider about the risk and benefits and make an informed healthcare decision that is right for you. If you follow me on Instagram, I have a highlight section linking my favorite MDs, NPs, and infectious disease researcher that share factual, easy to understand information on the vaccine. 

I am so incredibly thankful to science and that I was able to receive the Covid vaccine last month. The first shot I only had a sore arm and went back to work the next night with out issue. The second one I had a few more symptoms but still nothing terrible. I was fine when I went to bed that night but I woke up with nausea, hot/cold flashes. and general body aches. I tossed and turned and was up for most the night. The next day I was able to nap and felt better by that night. Even my nurse friends who have much worse reactions- fever, swollen lymph nodes, body aches, etc. all agree- there reactions were still better than getting Covid. We have seen how sick patients can get with Covid and the devastation it causes to both the patients and families. They are thankful for the vaccine and they would do it again. We are all so thankful for this glimmer of hope and the opportunity to be a part of science and history.

The RV Life

We are officially back to living in our tiny home on wheels! The month I was off work in December we stayed at our apartment in Greenville. The past month Bradley was in the apartment while I was staying with my parents in Florida (thanks mom and dad!) Bradley had some things to finish up with work in Greenville so I had to come down a month before him to start work. Last week he was able to bring the camper and the fur babies down and it’s so nice to be reunited with my little family again! We really do love living in the RV, which a lot of people are surprised to hear. It does not feel nearly as small as people think and it really feels like home to us now. It’s also wonderful to literally be able to take our home wherever we go! No moving in and out of short term rentals or hotels every 3 months, or having to try places that are accepting of a 60 pound dog and sassy cat.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week! I am off the next two days and my parents are coming over to cook out tonight. It’s so nice to be close to them again!

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