Okay, so I said I was going to have a giveaway and here it is.
The prize: Mark Sisson’s The Primal Blueprint Cookbook
To enter to win this fabulous prize, complete the following tasks:
1. Like This Primal Life on Facebook Be sure you use this link so that you are liking the PAGE, not joining the GROUP (which was a mistake and will probably be deleted eventually.
2. Then, leave a comment on this post telling me what recipe you’d most like to see on This Primal Life. Perhaps you’d like to see a primal version of a favorite non-primal dish, or maybe you’d just like to eat more shrimp and are looking for shrimp recipes. Feel free to be as vague or specific as you like. Mainly Im just looking for ideas.
The deadline is Tuesday, September 28 at midnight EST.
I will pick 1 qualifying entry at random (probably name chosen from paper bag method.
By the way, have I mentioned I am officially in nursing school now I have been taking prerequisites for three years in preparation of this current one. Now I actually do clinical coursework in hospitals, which, incidentally, is fascinating. Mostly, since this is my first semester at this, I just follow a real nurse around and ask questions. On Tuesday, though, a nice woman offered to allow the student nurse (me to give her injection. I wouldnt say it went great, but Im learning.
Working in the hospital is also a constant reminder of why one would want to make their health a priority. People, being a patient in the hospital S-U-C-K-S. And though many hospital patients find themselves there through no fault of their own, there’s a good number who might have prevented their current circumstances.
Since this is my blog and I can, I am going to take advantage of the opportunity to debunk a few myths about nursing in general.
Myth #1: The doctors are the bosses of the nurses.
I will admit I used to think this. Well, this is not how it works. At all. The doctors have their own bosses and the nurses do, too. Nursing is a totally separate profession and the physicians and nurses are supposed to collaborate to provide the best care possible. Physicians make medical diagnoses and nurses make ‘nursing diagnoses’ (bet you never heard of those, huh and develop care plans for patients based on these diagnoses.
Myth #2: The nurses have to follow the orders of the doctors.
Again, seems like it would be true but actually is not. One of the most important jobs of a nurse is to act as an advocate for the patient and their last line of defense against errors or poor judgment. So, if a physician orders a medication or treatment that a nurse believe is harmful to a patient, the nurse does not and should not do it and speaks up.
Myth #3: Good nurses are sympathetic, motherly types who like to fetch ice chips.
Actually, the fact is that if you truly dont care about other people, nursing probably isnt for you. However, the field of nursing is much more broad than most people realize. For example, you can become a nurse and never even do clinical work, if you dont like it. The profession has been changing dramatically for quite a while. Unfortunately, nurses are still mainly portrayed in TV shows and movies as dewy-eyed doctor-helpers or sadistic shot-givers. :sigh:
Now that weve got that sorted out, Ill also mention that this 12 month nursing program Im in is a killer. Turns out it’s the 4th best BSN program in the country! Theres not lots of extra time for fun free-time projects and finishing the cookbook by next Saturday is a total impossibility. However, I feel bad about holding on to the pizza crust recipe when I said I would publish it by the end of the month. So Ive decided to make the pizza crust on camera this weekend and enter it in the Primal Blueprint recipe video contest! Ill post it when its done.