oh no, that's ok if you wanna help and fix :) i also have a little bit of psoriasis but it's just on my scalp (i swear my body is trying to get rid of me!! lol get it..autoimmune) there's one hospital here that has a gyn oncology floor and a surgical oncology floor and i kept applying there. well, i talked to a ID doc i knew from when i did med/surg at the first hospital i worked at and he said oh, no if you don't know somebody on those units you can't get a job on those units...it's all like in high school apparently *rolls eyes* and that would be perfect because they must do a lot since they split them up between 2 units even. i did hem/onc in tallahassee and we had everybody together. had hematology on our floor, but the oncology took precedence. we had patients from southeast alabama and south georgia too! so for them to have the patients split in 2 units....
my specialty is oncology. and as far as the remicade i'm on it for ulcerative colitis and ankylosing spondylitis(i swear i wanna hurt whoever came up with these names!!) so i don't think there's anything else that covers both GI and rheum that i know of
i checked online for VA, there's a hospital an hour and a half south/south-west of here....*cough-cough* where the university of florida is...where tebow went to school lol. i check there periodically but get the same thing i get everywhere. no icu, er, or, pacu experience so won't hire me for that. i have a B.A. in psych but i haven't worked as a psych nurse so i can't even get a job anywhere doing that! and i've been looking prn, part-time, full-time everywhere for a while just to get my foot in the door anywhere. can't get in skilled nursing/ nursing homes because i haven't done that as a nurse(worked as a CNA doing it but that's different than as a nurse but i'm familiar with the daily routine, etc) i've applied for home health also and they also have on their applications online, previous experience in home health needed. i'm not sure how the traveling would work out with me getting remicade every 6 weeks and i'd need to find a doctor and somewhere to get it and they'd need proof of neg. TB, labs, etc beforehand. travel assignments are 13 weeks. my doctor has me working on disability for that right now, just hoping it'll come through in time.
mr patches(molly is giggling i'm sure) is ok, he's been spending tons of time on my lap and purring which is so nice. the wonders of insulin :D . when i took him to the vet because i noticed he was peeing and drinking more to the point he'd hang out by the bathroom to get me to turn on the faucet as often as possible i took him to the vet and told the vet he had diabetes. oh no, no we don't know that yet, we'l have to check all his labs. it could be his kidneys or numerous other things. you'll have to leave him here all day. again i said he's got diabetes. several hours later the vet called me and said i should get an honorary vet liscense :D why don't people listen to nurses lol. he still drinks and pees more than he used to, but it's less than it was and he doesn't lay in the hallway by the bathroom door like he used to. i'm really really low on cash, 1-2 months left and that's scraping the barrel. trying to figure out what i'll do with them at that time if i don't find a job by then. hoping his insulin lasts until then because i can't afford $100. i guess my problem is i want to make sure they are taken care of but i want to keep them as long as possible so trying to find a balance