To be a Home Health RN JUST.LIKE.ME here in BFE, you must be willing to:
Go to homes with the concept you are going to give incredible care to your homebound patients.
Travel the backroads to GET to some of those homes WAY OUT in the country.
Depend on your navigation system to get you lost OVER and OVER and hear "Recalculating" about 28 times in a 5 mile stretch.
Arrive at your first home to find the caregiver outside motioning in panic.
Realize caregiver is headed BEHIND the house and wonder WTH is my bedbound patient doing BEHIND the house...
Hear your patient's caregiver say, "I need you to help me round up these kids."
Be prepared to talk in your authoratative voice to do said "rounding" for apparent disruptive "kids".
Realize it is THESE kind of kids, not the two-legged kind.
Get more exercise in 5 minutes than you have had in months, waving your arms and doing some football moves.
Go to your NEXT patient's house in town and breathe a sigh of relief you will not have any further goat-herding to do that day.
Enter the house to see this:
Realize you must have been absent on the day you were instructed in "livestock care" in nursing school.
Rethink this whole nursing career thing...
I know you are green with envy. Or maybe that's baby chick poop...