I started my job yesterday. It was OK .... although when you are used to functioning in chaos, it is going to take some getting used to. I had no idea how large the hospital really is. There are four patient buildings. One for geriatrics, one for criminals, one for basically permanent residents, and the other (which is where I work) for the more acute patients, out patients, assessments, etc. In my building there is one locked down ward, and the other three where patients are allowed to wander around. They stop in and say hello, and are very friendly. I interviewed a few patients today just to get their info. One was a delightfully senilic alzheimer's patient. He just giggled while I spoke with his son. Another lady came in on her own, and the third was an ambulance escort schizo who really didn't want to come, but was certified by her doctor, so had to. She was pleasant enough, but a little antsy. All in all, a better day today than yesterday. I'm asking them to show me how to do stuff, because they don't want to overwhelm me. Hmmmm...I should take them on a walk through Capilano!! I'm not back there now until next Friday, so the test will be how much I retain.
Off to bible study! Hmmmm....How much of THAT will I retain?