Now it is time to open another door. A job that is closer to home, no call, and getting paid while learning a new ultrasound modality. After performing general and OB/GYN ultrasound for 6 years and having to learn something new, I was excited and hesitant. You scan with your left hand because the patient is facing towards you. I'm right handed. The manager hired another person that had to be trained. I wasn't alone. Thank you Lord. That made me feel less hesitant because there was someone there without any ultrasound background.
After I worked my notice, HALLELUJAH, this was the last night driving 45 minutes home. Unfortunately I wasn't going to miss anyone. Was that because of the change in my personality due to the surgery? After all I was there for five years. They probably felt the same after the way I had changed.
Wow, it only took me 25 minutes to get to work! Now it's time to go in and try to remember new names. That was also a problem after my surgery. The echo lab didn't have much space to work in. To save time and be able to get all the patients scanned that had a requisition. We had to do portables. That is where we pushed the heavy ultrasound machines to the patient's room for the study.
The hospital where I went to work was affiliated with other outpatient offices. The staff would go to two of those outpatient offices. After a couple of weeks, I got to scan with another technologist at one site. He taught me a lot. There wasn't anyone to stand in front of the screen except me. I would scan after him to see if I could get the same images. He would also quiz me. Pretty soon he would be getting paid to sit back and relax while I was scanning. That was fine with me. I enjoyed doing echocardiograms. I'm not sure why, but my bad side from after the surgery was finally starting to change.