It’s official…
I just finished my last shift as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Madison Memorial Hospital!
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Although I knew Tuesday night would be a very bitter sweet experience,
I decided to go out with a BANG and make the most out of my night!
So without further ado I would like to show you all some highlights of my last shift at work…
and while I’m at it…I guess I will share with you all what I WON’T and WILL miss…straight from the units and hallways of MMH!
{let’s start with the negative to end with the positive!}
* Giving a quick goodbye to my family as I run out the door.

We have big smiles this time.

* Writing sappy love/miss you letters to all my co-workers.
It was a sad few hours.

* Last time!

* The computers and I have a love/hate relationship…really I LOVE them cause I don’t have to do paper charting but…

* I HATE them cause I have to chart PERIOD.
Dang you CPN, Meditech and MMH intranet.
Curse you password expiration notification that pops up right as I am trying to scan a medication for a patient at 3 AM.
Your blocking of People, facebook and blogging will NOT BE MISSED!
MEMORY: Shout out to miss Kim for placing 10! Count them 10 ammonia packets under my keyboard so that when I sat down to chart the overwhelming scent caught wind and I couldn’t see or smell anything for 1o minutes.

* Dirty rooms
Although we don’t have to ‘clean’ them…we do have to clean up all things delivery.
NOPE…not gonna miss that.
MEMORY: Thank you Doctor L for dropping the placenta on the floor. We both glance at it…then back at each other. You dropped it…you pick it up! That’s what I wanted to say to him. I already knew he wouldn’t and when he gave me THAT look…it confirmed my thoughts!
So I grabbed the liver-like organ off the floor and placed it in the bio container.
Your welcome for picking up the yummy organ that YOU dropped!
He never thanked me…typical.
Doctors…you gotta love em!
I will miss them…for the most part!:)
After all they did give me some pretty sweet nicknames:
Super Sadie Supreme
and many more.

* Coming home with ALL things fluid on my scrubs.
I will tell you one thing we aren’t short of up in labor land!…bodily fluids!
We LITERALLY deal with every single kind and not just deal…we get splashed on, sprayed on and peed on…not to mention we slip and slide in…
I am not even going to go into detail about my job description because I am sure you all know!
Don’t play stupid…
It was a blessed day when the glove was invented!
Thank you harmful cleaning supplies for sanitizing the chairs, beds and computers!
You may give me cancer someday but at least I’m feelin’ clean!

Nore and the kitchen staff.
They were my homies!
Making me pancakes at night and hooking me up with some much needed greasiness during my pregnancy.
YEP she IS flipping off the camera…I told her not to…she didn’t care.
Bless her heart.

Nothing like carbs and candy at 3 AM!

I don’t really know how to explain this photo…so I won’t!

The delicious desserts.

* Oh blessed hand sanitizer.
You were truly a gift from the Labor Gods!

* Wheelchair races!
Heidi and I talking smack before the race!


She’s always playing dirty…little hooch!

We resort to cheating.

Of course I won! Hello I brought the heat…and I may have slammed her into the chairs!


* Amanda
yes I will miss her…
and slurred speech
nuff’ said.

I’m telling you this girl has been with me through thick and thin…
You keep tellin’ it how it is girlfriend!

Cart surfing…

It’s fun and TOTALLY helps you stay awake when 4 AM rolls around and you’re ready to throw in the towel!

* Parties with the gals!

Some of the girls I work with bought goodies and through a little party for me…
so sweet!

Bri’s baby!! She just had her baby 4 weeks ago! We are all glad they are both doing well!

* I will miss my sweet sadie! Although it was frustrating and annoying and WAY TO COMPLICATED for the doctors to figure out who was charging or who was taking their patient…I will miss her.
Who knew having the same name would cause so many headaches!

* Oh Troy {house supervisor}…there are no words.
He’s gonna miss me!
I know it.


Some of the sweet precious wonderful ladies I work with.
Bless their hearts!

The labor crew!
Chelsea, Heidi and I would often RUN the L&D unit at night!
Yep a bunch of 23 year olds running around working hard.
I’ve been through a lot with these girls and MAN do I love them!!

I worked with Bri and Amanda on MBU.
There was NEVER a dull moment.
I wish I could have gotten pictures with EVERYONE I worked with…
There are a lot of amazing ladies that aren’t pictured here that had such a strong impact on my life!

The shift was almost over…

Time to go home!
The last thing that I will miss the most more than anything else…
the patients!!
They have truly touched my life and changed me as a person!
It was a honor to be their nurse and I hope they all knew that.

It was a bittersweet drive home.
As the sun started to rise I felt a little uneasy…like maybe I had made the wrong decision
but then I saw this…

and I KNEW it was right.


So with a new sunrise and fresh roses I say farewell to my friends, patients, loved ones and co-workers.

Reagan has a little message for all of you from me!
Can you see it?


more than you will ever know!
Sadie Jane
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