Archive for November, 2008

Nearest Book Challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2008 by leighfellows




“The problem was “tachycardia” of the right ventricle: his heart would suddenly speed up to the point that the ventricle couldn’t fill up with blood.”

The Surgeons: LIFE AND DEATH IN A TOP HEART CENTER, by Charles R. Morris

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note to your wall.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST

Snow + Puppy

Posted in Uncategorized on November 23, 2008 by leighfellows

….equals a concussion and whiplash for this NS girl.



If any of you have been following the weather network (’cause I sure have), you would’ve seen NS being slammed with snow for the past 5 days.

It all began on Thursday. We had flurries previously, but Thursday was the first ‘real’ snowfall / snow accumulation.

Being the excited new puppy owner, I could barely contain myself! I grabbed my camera and out Max and I went! He was running around, going crrrazy trying to catch all of the white stuff coming from the sky.

Then, in all of the excitement, i decided to pass my camera off to my Daddyo, and ventured out into the snow to play with Max myself. I was like a kid in a candy store! I quickly reverted back to my childhood…where I loved playing in the snow more than anything else imaginable.

Then it happened. As I sprinted – full force – onto the wet, snow covered lawn, my choice of foot covering failed me miserably.

Crocs, snow, and a stupid 24 yr old is a recipe for death.

Before I could comprehend what was happening, my feet left the earth, and my shoulder blades and brain protector (aka skull) SLAMMED into the ground.


and my Daddyo stood there, taking pictures, and laughing his ass off.

….now, 3 days later, I am experiencing vertigo [dizzy], near syncope [5 secs from fainting], headaches, neck/back pain, and muscle spasms.


so my advice to all…..

 keep the childish urges at bay, especially when wearing your father’s god-awful Crocs.

In Progress!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2008 by leighfellows

Just thought I’d state that I am working on making this website more pleasant on the eye!!


A Medical View…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2008 by leighfellows


She walked up to it. Confidently. She knew what had to be done.
She grabbed all the cold, sterile, instruments that she would need.

After looking over everything, she picked up a glimmering utensil.

Walked up to the table.

Took a deep breath.

Then made the plunge.

She slowly sliced the silver through the fleshy covering.

A little pressure does it. Not too much. Must be delicate.

She was through.

Then, very calculating, she carefully pushed down farther.

She cut well into the inner layer.

She put some more muscle into it, making sure it was completely severed from the whole.

Only a bit oozed out the side. Not enough to complain.



She then brought the fork up to her mouth, and immersed herself in the wonderful tastes of homemade apple pie.



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Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2008 by leighfellows

For your viewing pleasure, Jenn from Free and Flawed, linked me to her guidespot for further discussion on ‘movie kisses’! 🙂

Definitely check it out!!! *and read her other posts as well! This girl cracks me up on a daily basis!*



Working Girl

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2008 by leighfellows



As mentioned before, I’m extremely sorry for being a naughty blogger (and not the fun naughty…naughty being I should get a tongue lashing from Ben, then have my wrists slapped).

Annnyways, I’m currently at work… just eating some supper (aka: orange, peach yogurt, and a lean cuisine microwave dinner…which is actually kind of gross…but that’s another post!)

Work has been steady, and because I don’t want to be like some famous bloggers who got in deep shit over blogging work gossip, I’ll keep this fairly anonymous!  (and with the confidenciality aspect of working in the hospital, I’ll keep the critical info to myself!)

So, I started off the shift like all other nights… getting to the workroom, taking my coat off, catching up on some gossip, then taking a pager. Now, when you’re a cardiac tech on nights, we carry a pager. One pager covers the emergency room, the other pager covers all of the floors in two hospitals *yeah, in Haliwood, we have two hospitals, which means transporting yourself between the two at ungodly hours!*

I’m on the floors tonight…and honestly, there’s been a lot of pages. I’m starting to wonder if it’s just me. Whenever I work, the floors are busy. Some co-workers are now calling me ‘the angel of busy-ness’. which is A LOT better than another nickname a coworker has (‘angel of death’, whenever she did a cardiogram on someone, they died shortly after…thank God she’s not that anymore!!!).  ANNNYWAYS…. here’s where the good stories come into play.

A couple months ago I got paged to a room “STAT”. When I get a STAT page, that means someone is  (a) having chest pain, (b) are having ECG changes on their monitor, or (c) dying. I have 0-5mins to get to that patient and get the ECG done.

So, I grab my machine and scoot up to that room.

I get there, the gentleman is laying there…all doped up from coming out of surgery…and had his chest exposed. ‘Sweet’ – I said in my head – because when you have to expose someone’s chest to put the electrodes/wires on, and they have a johnny shirt, DAMN it slows me down! So, I walked up to the gentleman, and did my speech, “hi Mr So-and-So, My name is L, and I’m just here to do a quick little electrocardiogram. It’ll only take a couple minutes. I’ll be putting 2 electrodes on your left leg, one on each arm, and 6 on your chest where you heart is.”    I figured, since he was so dopey, that he probably didn’t hear much of what i said, but I go through the speech regardless.

So I start putting the electrodes on, humming a tune to myself, when I see – out of the corner of my eye – his hand move under the sheet. The next thing I know, his hand is moving -rapidly- under the sheet…then moaning sounds start coming out of his mouth!!



My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of my eyes, and if it wasn’t a STAT ECG, I would’ve stopped what I was doing, and came back when he was ‘finished’; however, it was a STAT….So I had to muster the strength to get my job done while he was pleasuring himself. And to make matters worse, he was also scheduled for a chest xray, so the XRay tech was standing behind me, laughing himself silly.

So, I held his arm down, finished the ECG, grabbed the electrodes real quick, and as I was walking past the arsehold xray tech, I blurted “have a nice night, he’s not done yet 😉 ” LOL

You had to be there.

SO, this brings me up to tonight.

It’s a full moon in Haliwood…. and the myths about “full moon = mayham in the hospitals” definitely rang true.

It was extremely busy, and I was kicked and punched by a psych patient who didn’t want to be there.

I had to hold him on the bed while the nurse called security, who took their SWEET time getting up to the room.

So as I was holding him down, he decided to kick me (which landed right on my inner thigh…if he had hit me in the babymaker, I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to restrain myself!), he also slapped my hand (which was holding his body onto the bed), then punched me on the chest (DIRECTLY above my left breast).     That 6 foot something man was bloody strong.

… anyways, that was my night.

not the usual night for a cardiac tech, but now an expected  night whenever there is a full moon…..

So, what’s a night at your job like? any interesting moments?


ps. picture of House and a gorgeous heart was taken from a Facebook page, dedicated to the show! 🙂

–: movie kisses :–

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2008 by leighfellows

it’s been a while since i’ve written last (i know, i’m a terrible blogger right now)…

annnyways, after watching footloose, and now top gun…. i’m left putting together a collection of some of my favorite onscreen kisses….

most of you might know, i’m a huge romantic…i wear my heart on my sleeve. 🙂 so, these movies are definitely some of my most watched.

what are your fav onscreen kisses??


classic…. Richard Gere in Officer and a Gentleman. swoon!!


Ren and Ariel…fighting for the right to dance…and sucking face while doing so!


“nobody puts Baby in the corner”. I’d waltz with Mr Swayze any day!


anyone else ever felt like Drew Barrymore in ‘Never Been Kissed’??


….i giggled outloud in a movie theatre during this scene…. sigh


the tragic story of two lovers…with their families at war.


The Little Mermaid…. wow, i was in love with love at a very young age.


though i am biased, and am fond of my Mr Darcy being played by Colin Firth, but this is a great version as well!!


while talking about Colin, i HAD to mention this moment from love actually. on second thought, rent the movie. you won`t regret it!!


if you haven`t seen atonement, then rent it…. but if you`re not comfortable with incredible sex scenes, you`ll need the remote in hand. it`ll promise to make you blush, laugh, and cry.


though not a movie, this show is one of my favorite weeknight vices. House may be an asshole, but that`s what makes me love him more! 🙂


`it wasn`t over… it STILL isn`t over`…..  The Notebook will always hold the number 1 spot on my list!!

however, this movie might cause some heat! …..    (picture below)