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Chilling at home when the phone rings from the transplant center. Guess I have to go back next week instead of 2 weeks due to some issues with my labs. Time to be vigilant over my body the next 7 days and watch for symptoms. Keeping fingers and eyes crossed. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #kidneywarrior #ucla #uclamedical
Another good doctor appt in the books. Labs are on track and kidney function is holding steady. Docs cleared me to get back on a bike so long as I start one mile at a time. Nothing they can do about all my extensive bruising as it's being caused by the medications that are keeping me alive. Guess I will have to keep my story as an aspiring MMA fighter going strong. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #ucla #uclamedicalcenter
Another good doctor appt in the books. Labs are on track and kidney function is holding steady. Docs cleared me to get back on a bike so long as I start one mile at a time. Nothing they can do about all my extensive bruising as it's being caused by the medications that are keeping me alive. Guess I will have to keep my story as an aspiring MMA fighter going strong. #kidneydiseasesucks  #kidney  #kidneytransplant  #cutenurses  #shareakidneysavealife  #spareakidneysavealife  #ucla  #uclamedicalcenter 
For all you kidney patients searching for a live donor. Advertise on your head everywhere you go. It's also a cover up for those losing their hair to dialysis. Available soon at my little store at www.zazzle.com/8x10proofs #kidneydiseasesucks #dialysis #dialysissucks #dialysisdrainsme #fighton #kidneyneeded #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain #donorneeded
Keeping it simple for lunch with no salt baked Bonita over a bed of brown rice and saffron rice. I couldn't decide which rice I wanted so went with a little of both. No veggies today to keep my potassium levels in check. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #seafood #fish #ovenbaked #nomnom #foodie #instagood #lunch #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
Got cramps? Dialysis patients know this all too well. Pickle juice and mustard are essential first aid items for kidney warriors. Coming soon to my little store at www.zazzle.com/8x10proofs #kidneydiseasesucks #dialysis #dialysissucks #dialysisdrainsme #fighton #kidneyneeded #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain #donorneeded #mustard #pickles #picklejuice #acquiredtaste
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Reviewing Mia's progress while sitting at home waiting for results as she preps for tonight's meet. Cheering her on from home during recovery. @29centzak miss me yet?! =P #parenting #kids #familytime #gymnastics #gymnasticsteam #clubchampion #pasadena #daddyduty #usag #usagymnastics #usaglevel4 #usaglevelfour #fitness #healthy #exercise #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife @maryboccia @coach_jennifer_jordan @clubchampiongym @chalkitupgymnasticsboutique
Reviewing Mia's progress while sitting at home waiting for results as she preps for tonight's meet. Cheering her on from home during recovery. @29centzak miss me yet?! =P #parenting  #kids  #familytime  #gymnastics  #gymnasticsteam  #clubchampion  #pasadena  #daddyduty  #usag  #usagymnastics  #usaglevel4  #usaglevelfour  #fitness  #healthy  #exercise  #kidneydiseasesucks  #kidney  #kidneytransplant  #cutenurses  #shareakidneysavealife  #spareakidneysavealife  @maryboccia @coach_jennifer_jordan @clubchampiongym @chalkitupgymnasticsboutique
Actually crying behind my hair because of the proctored test I have tomorrow am 😭😭😭 πŸ“·β€ @charliechangphoto Grey's Anatomy Active scrub top with HH360 by @hhscrubs scrub bottoms
Actually crying behind my hair because of the proctored test I have tomorrow am 😭😭😭 πŸ“·β€ @charliechangphoto Grey's Anatomy Active scrub top with HH360 by @hhscrubs scrub bottoms
"Alex, what do you wear on your days off??"
Oh you know, just moreee nursing apparel πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ literally I sleep, breathe and LIVE the #NurseLife #NurseSlayAllDay
@newnurseguide thanks again for this cute shirt! Perfect for my days off πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸ»#Sponsored #VegasNurse #VegasStrong
"Alex, what do you wear on your days off??" Oh you know, just moreee nursing apparel πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ literally I sleep, breathe and LIVE the #NurseLife  #NurseSlayAllDay  @newnurseguide thanks again for this cute shirt! Perfect for my days off πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸ»#Sponsored  #VegasNurse  #VegasStrong 
I officially said my last goodbyes to my favorite MAN-equin this week! He has done me sooo goodπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ He has been very conducive to my learning, allowing me to stick tubes in all sorts of places, stick him with needles multiple times AND dealt with all my photos- now that's what I call a MAN πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I officially said my last goodbyes to my favorite MAN-equin this week! He has done me sooo goodπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ He has been very conducive to my learning, allowing me to stick tubes in all sorts of places, stick him with needles multiple times AND dealt with all my photos- now that's what I call a MAN πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I feel so honored to be featured in @nurse_org Nurses Of IG article! All of these women featured are very inspirational and have used their platforms as a way to inspire others and motivate people to fulfill their dreams. Cheers to us all! πŸ₯‚ @iamnursemo @nursesonja @nursenacole @noviceisthenewnurse @futurenp_ @thenursejulia @heyrona @yayazoe
I feel so honored to be featured in @nurse_org Nurses Of IG article! All of these women featured are very inspirational and have used their platforms as a way to inspire others and motivate people to fulfill their dreams. Cheers to us all! πŸ₯‚ @iamnursemo @nursesonja @nursenacole @noviceisthenewnurse @futurenp_ @thenursejulia @heyrona @yayazoe
So yesterday I went to my very last lab course of my nursing school career. In the past 4 years I have probably attended close to 100 labs, including all of my pre req classes. Although I am not quite done with lecture yet, I still feel such a large weight off of my shoulders. It feels SOO great to be that much closer to our pinning ceremony. All the late night studying sessions are finally paying off. It's not easy being a nursing student and I know at times, we have all felt defeated by nursing school. If you're a student and you feel defeated this week, just remember- to keep your head up, shoulders back and stay focused. The time will pass either way, so make the time worthwhile and do NOT give up. You got this. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
So yesterday I went to my very last lab course of my nursing school career. In the past 4 years I have probably attended close to 100 labs, including all of my pre req classes. Although I am not quite done with lecture yet, I still feel such a large weight off of my shoulders. It feels SOO great to be that much closer to our pinning ceremony. All the late night studying sessions are finally paying off. It's not easy being a nursing student and I know at times, we have all felt defeated by nursing school. If you're a student and you feel defeated this week, just remember- to keep your head up, shoulders back and stay focused. The time will pass either way, so make the time worthwhile and do NOT give up. You got this. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
Adventures in kidney transplant. My body riddled with bruises. Some simply from bumping into other people. Guess I can tell folks "You should see the OTHER guy." #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain #bruisedup #beaten #bangedup #bruises #thinskin #clumsy
Here's a post for blood pressure awareness. There are 1000s of people out there who have never had their blood pressure assessed. Isn't that crazy to think about? But honestly, there are people who avoid going to the doctor like the plague. I've heard many patients say, "I rather not know what's wrong with me, then go to the doctor to find out." It's so heartbreaking to hear this because there are sooo many people out there who are living with high blood pressure. Many people also do not know how important it is to have a stable B/P. Hypertension increases your risk of MI (heart attack), stroke and congestive heart failure. Having your blood pressure assessed frequently helps reduce your risk of all the above. If you or your loved ones haven't checked your B/P this month, go to your local pharmacy or Walmart and get it checked. Awareness saves lives, help your loved ones know the risk of living with hypertension. πŸ’—πŸ’— #CardiacStrong #HeartHealthy #CheckYourBloodPressure
Here's a post for blood pressure awareness. There are 1000s of people out there who have never had their blood pressure assessed. Isn't that crazy to think about? But honestly, there are people who avoid going to the doctor like the plague. I've heard many patients say, "I rather not know what's wrong with me, then go to the doctor to find out." It's so heartbreaking to hear this because there are sooo many people out there who are living with high blood pressure. Many people also do not know how important it is to have a stable B/P. Hypertension increases your risk of MI (heart attack), stroke and congestive heart failure. Having your blood pressure assessed frequently helps reduce your risk of all the above. If you or your loved ones haven't checked your B/P this month, go to your local pharmacy or Walmart and get it checked. Awareness saves lives, help your loved ones know the risk of living with hypertension. πŸ’—πŸ’— #CardiacStrong  #HeartHealthy  #CheckYourBloodPressure 
Didn't feel like putting clothes on to walk around the neighborhood tonight so taking it easy on the stationary bike. Hope the neighbor doesn't peek over the wall to see me in all my glory. At least my boxers are clean. #fattietrying #exercise #fitness #weightloss #stationarybike #sweating #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #peepingtom #iseeyou #stopstaring
Keeping it simple for dinner with some no salt baked snapper over a bed of brown rice and a side of sauteed veggies. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #seafood #fish #ovenbaked #brownrice #nomnom #foodie #instagood #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
2 months ago today I was granted the gift of life thanks to our loving niece Jackie. Celebrating my 2 month kidneyversary by indulging in a cranberry orange muffin. @jackietunaya #grateful #celebration #kidneyversary #twomonths #stillstrong #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #ucla #uclamedical #panera #fattiegaveup #nomnom #foodie #instagood #breakfast
Grateful to my niece @__jessicaashleyyy for including me on her Rise Festival lantern. Love you kiddo!!! #parenting #kids #familytime #risefestival #lantern #ohana #islandlife #islander #filipino #pinoy #asian #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
This whole immuno-suppression thing post transplant is for the birds. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #sick #coldseason #sniffles #germs
And the teddy bear lives to see another day!!!! πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€βš•οΈβ€οΈ #PlayingDoctorsAndNurses #CuteGirlies #NieceAndCo #Nurses #CuteNurses #LoveThem #AbsoluteBeauts
Keeping it simple for lunch with blackened tuna filet, baked veggies, and brown rice. Rare tuna for Mara. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #seafood #fish #ovenbaked #nomnom #foodie #instagood #lunch #nomnom #foodie #instagood #lunch #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
This is what I am supposed to do!

Early mornings were never my favorite and especially when I started my career as a ER nurse. Waking up and grabbing coffee and energy drinks were the norm for me. I had to be awake and on point for those early morning emergencies. You could not have an OFF day because peoples lives were in your hands! 
My routine was to wake up, drive to the closest gas station, run in and grab a Monster Rehab energy drink to consume on the way to work around 6am. Sip some coffee while in the morning meeting and another cup around 10am. I would crash pretty hard around 2pm so reaching for the sugar drawer or a cupcake that the staff would bring in was totally fine because I had to stay awake! While driving home at 7pm, it was easier to grab takeout or a drive thru because I was exhausted!  On days off, this routine would be consistent with my work day bad habits but around 2pm I would actually take a nap! Wake up around 4pm (yes 2 hour nap) and need something sweet or starchy to gain energy to keep me awake till dinner! Headaches would be an everyday thing but my Excedrin Migraine capsules were a lifesaver!! I worked 4, sometimes 5; 12 hour shifts in the ER every week. Anytime there was an opportunity to pick up a shift, I was the first to say yes! I needed the income. I had just graduated from a 4 year private University and had HIGH student loans. I NEEDED the income!

Flash forward to 2014 when I saw my friend sharing about how she was feeling amazing on her glucose regulating products! I NEEDED them! I was helping everyone else but myself and was going down the bad American diet train fast! I was tired, had a high stress job and was feeling the burn out that I needed to get under control so that my patients stayed safe! I started on these wellness products and within 2 months started to notice amazing changes. My headaches were minimizing and slowly not occurring, I was bringing fruit and salads to work, I was saving money because I was not buying my expensive energy drinks and fancy coffee. ** more of my story in the comments ***
This is what I am supposed to do! Early mornings were never my favorite and especially when I started my career as a ER nurse. Waking up and grabbing coffee and energy drinks were the norm for me. I had to be awake and on point for those early morning emergencies. You could not have an OFF day because peoples lives were in your hands! My routine was to wake up, drive to the closest gas station, run in and grab a Monster Rehab energy drink to consume on the way to work around 6am. Sip some coffee while in the morning meeting and another cup around 10am. I would crash pretty hard around 2pm so reaching for the sugar drawer or a cupcake that the staff would bring in was totally fine because I had to stay awake! While driving home at 7pm, it was easier to grab takeout or a drive thru because I was exhausted! On days off, this routine would be consistent with my work day bad habits but around 2pm I would actually take a nap! Wake up around 4pm (yes 2 hour nap) and need something sweet or starchy to gain energy to keep me awake till dinner! Headaches would be an everyday thing but my Excedrin Migraine capsules were a lifesaver!! I worked 4, sometimes 5; 12 hour shifts in the ER every week. Anytime there was an opportunity to pick up a shift, I was the first to say yes! I needed the income. I had just graduated from a 4 year private University and had HIGH student loans. I NEEDED the income! Flash forward to 2014 when I saw my friend sharing about how she was feeling amazing on her glucose regulating products! I NEEDED them! I was helping everyone else but myself and was going down the bad American diet train fast! I was tired, had a high stress job and was feeling the burn out that I needed to get under control so that my patients stayed safe! I started on these wellness products and within 2 months started to notice amazing changes. My headaches were minimizing and slowly not occurring, I was bringing fruit and salads to work, I was saving money because I was not buying my expensive energy drinks and fancy coffee. ** more of my story in the comments ***
Laughing our way through these last few weeks of nursing school! πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸ»@candiicane87
Laughing our way through these last few weeks of nursing school! πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸ»@candiicane87
Yesterday was my first time working in the cath lab. I fell in love. Like I'm pretty sure I was standing there with a dumb smile on my face. Every time the nurse pushed dye and the arteries of the heart lit up, I swear mine lit up too. To know that I was watching a live heart beat in real time right in front of me was something so surreal. You know that picture of Cristina Yang looking at the holographic heart? That was my face. And to make things better, I worked with a female doctor for the first time ever (I mean not work but also not shadow so...?). I had never until yesterday worked in the same room as a female doctor. And she was very nice and very smart. All the other nurses in the room were men but they were so cool. They could break a good joke and then turn around and explain exactly what was happening and what the next moves were going to be. They really went above and beyond in teaching. Which reminds me, I have to think of a really good gift for cath lab. 10/10 recommend. Attached are some images from google to show what I was looking at.
Yesterday was my first time working in the cath lab. I fell in love. Like I'm pretty sure I was standing there with a dumb smile on my face. Every time the nurse pushed dye and the arteries of the heart lit up, I swear mine lit up too. To know that I was watching a live heart beat in real time right in front of me was something so surreal. You know that picture of Cristina Yang looking at the holographic heart? That was my face. And to make things better, I worked with a female doctor for the first time ever (I mean not work but also not shadow so...?). I had never until yesterday worked in the same room as a female doctor. And she was very nice and very smart. All the other nurses in the room were men but they were so cool. They could break a good joke and then turn around and explain exactly what was happening and what the next moves were going to be. They really went above and beyond in teaching. Which reminds me, I have to think of a really good gift for cath lab. 10/10 recommend. Attached are some images from google to show what I was looking at.
Getting ready to take my recovery from kidney transplant to the next chapter. Beyond grateful for an awesome family friend for guiding me and hooking me up with this beauty. Thanks Charly Kemp!!! #fattietrying #bike #weightloss #exercise #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #heartdisease #diabetes #paketa
Keeping it simple for dinner on a Saturday night with a bowl of veggies and a half garlic French bread toast. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #nomeat #lowcarb #weightloss #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #bowelmovement
Starting to manage a mile walk around the neighborhood in the morning before the heat wakes up. Feeling refreshed despite the muscle aches since we live in a canyon with some good inclines. Heart rate topping off at 172bpm to make me feel alive and grateful to see the world outside. 2 month kidneyversary just days away. @jackietunaya where you at kiddo?! #grateful #giftoflife #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #walking #exercise #recovery #weightloss #fattietrying
Starting to manage a mile walk around the neighborhood in the morning before the heat wakes up. Feeling refreshed despite the muscle aches since we live in a canyon with some good inclines. Heart rate topping off at 172bpm to make me feel alive and grateful to see the world outside. 2 month kidneyversary just days away. @jackietunaya where you at kiddo?! #grateful  #giftoflife  #kidneydiseasesucks  #kidney  #kidneytransplant  #cutenurses  #shareakidneysavealife  #spareakidneysavealife  #walking  #exercise  #recovery  #weightloss  #fattietrying 
Sneak peek at my latest with my brother's recent bathroom remodel. Trying to step out during transplant recovery to get some camera time in. Check him out @hermogenodesigns or www.hermogenodesigns.com to see what he does. #photographer #photoshoot #interiordesign #bathroom #remodel #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
Keeping it simple for dinner with some no salt fresh whole mackerel and baked mixed veggies. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #seafood #fish #ovenbaked #nomnom #foodie #instagood #dinner #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
What was she looking at? #worldballetday #theartofdancing πŸ“Έ @infocusbyalex
Found some energy this morning to pick up my camera and do a shoot for my brother's interior design company. Check out @hermogenodesigns or www.hermogenodesigns.com to see what he does. #photographer #photoshoot #interiordesign #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #mohawk #joico #bedhead #hairglue #hairspray #haircare
Patients often thank you for impacting their lives, but they forget, at that very same time, they're changing YOUR life. They help form you into the type of nurse you would want for your OWN family members. Each room I go into, I try to put myself in that family member's shoes, or that patient's shoes. Being sick, weak and vulnerable is no fun, and being able to show that to your nurse is often hard. Allow patients to be vulnerable and raw with you so that you can provide them the absolute best care they deserve. Yah, I know everyone is sick of healthcare turning into "customer service," but I think we can all agree that showing love and compassion is what nursing is all about. Provide the care you would want for yourself and your loved ones. Xo. #VegasStrong
Patients often thank you for impacting their lives, but they forget, at that very same time, they're changing YOUR life. They help form you into the type of nurse you would want for your OWN family members. Each room I go into, I try to put myself in that family member's shoes, or that patient's shoes. Being sick, weak and vulnerable is no fun, and being able to show that to your nurse is often hard. Allow patients to be vulnerable and raw with you so that you can provide them the absolute best care they deserve. Yah, I know everyone is sick of healthcare turning into "customer service," but I think we can all agree that showing love and compassion is what nursing is all about. Provide the care you would want for yourself and your loved ones. Xo. #VegasStrong 
A good morning out on the pier today and caught enough mackerel for dinner tonight. My body is mad at me though but no better way to recover from surgery than with a fishing pole in hand. #fish #ocean #seafood #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain #cramps
It's OCTOBER, which means it is officially πŸ’—Breast Cancer Awareness Month! πŸ’—My favorite aunt in the world was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, so I advocate for her and all the other women affected by this disease. It is said that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Don't forget to check your breasts and get your annual exams. Always report any signs and symptoms to your primary care provider (hard immovable lump in the breast, nipple discharge, dimpling of the breast and any other abnormal changes). And ladies who have "boob men" don't forget to teach them how to check for abnormalities as well πŸ€—πŸ€—. #BreastCancerAwareness #BreastCancer
It's OCTOBER, which means it is officially πŸ’—Breast Cancer Awareness Month! πŸ’—My favorite aunt in the world was diagnosed with breast cancer this year, so I advocate for her and all the other women affected by this disease. It is said that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Don't forget to check your breasts and get your annual exams. Always report any signs and symptoms to your primary care provider (hard immovable lump in the breast, nipple discharge, dimpling of the breast and any other abnormal changes). And ladies who have "boob men" don't forget to teach them how to check for abnormalities as well πŸ€—πŸ€—. #BreastCancerAwareness  #BreastCancer 
Quiet morning on the pier fishing with my cousin. So far all I caught was some cold air but enjoying a little time out and about. Thankful to my cousin for picking me up and getting me out the house. Got my mask from @sa_company to keep me warm. #fishing #saltwater #pier #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
Had a great clinic visit today. White blood count went back to normal so no infection and creatinine dropped down to 1.4 and they told me not to come every week anymore. Not sure if it's cuz I'm doing so well or because of how I look? #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #ucla #uclamedical #mohawk #joico #bedhead #hairglue #hairspray #haircare
When @hhscrubs bottoms pass the tilt test 😁 #retireddancer But on the reals, I need to be able to move my LEGS! Especially on something like a 12 hour clinical (or if I'm trying to take a dance class after, you never knowπŸ˜‰).
When @hhscrubs bottoms pass the tilt test 😁 #retireddancer  But on the reals, I need to be able to move my LEGS! Especially on something like a 12 hour clinical (or if I'm trying to take a dance class after, you never knowπŸ˜‰).
Waiting on the doc for this week's lab results. You know you live in So Cal when u leave the house in shorts, slippers, and a hoodie. Can't decide if it's hot or cold or in between. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #ucla #uclamedical #mohawk #joico #bedhead #hairglue #hairspray #hotorcold
Since the docs want me to drink about 96 ounces of water a day, dad decided to stock up. Let the waterboarding begin. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #water #waterislife #waterboarding #drowning
Sun blazing in my eyes, but all is well because these @hhscrubs are probably the most figure flattering scrubs out there! Tag all your curvy mamas out there who are looking for a pair of perfect scrubs! They will not be disappointed πŸ˜‰ #ad #sponsored
Sun blazing in my eyes, but all is well because these @hhscrubs are probably the most figure flattering scrubs out there! Tag all your curvy mamas out there who are looking for a pair of perfect scrubs! They will not be disappointed πŸ˜‰ #ad  #sponsored 
Keeping it simple for Sunday brunch with some no salt scrambled egg over sauteed veggies and lavash flatbread as a serving plate. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #eggs #nomnom #foodie #instagood #brunch #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
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Life is a battle I am ready to tackle. 6 weeks post kidney transplant and powering forward. My body may be broken, but my spirit is not. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #kidneywarrior #warrior #preexistingcondition #teeth
"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be." -Roald Dahl ✨
I woke up at 5 am today, full of excitement to be on my favorite unit (ER) at clinicals today. The nurses there encourage us to be far more proactive than most other units. My favorite parts of today were placing IVs, conducting a flawless neuro assessment on a newly admitted seizure patient, and being there for a young lady's first miscarriage. As a student nurse, we're constantly moving in the ER. Sometimes I fail to recognize the effects that these hospital visits can have on patients. These cases can be so acute in severity that patients may leave feeling as though they are a different person. They started the day just as I did; ready to go to school or work, and may have never planned on receiving a new diagnosis. I think this gives me more of a push to go home and study to best help these patients when I am their nurse.
"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be." -Roald Dahl ✨ I woke up at 5 am today, full of excitement to be on my favorite unit (ER) at clinicals today. The nurses there encourage us to be far more proactive than most other units. My favorite parts of today were placing IVs, conducting a flawless neuro assessment on a newly admitted seizure patient, and being there for a young lady's first miscarriage. As a student nurse, we're constantly moving in the ER. Sometimes I fail to recognize the effects that these hospital visits can have on patients. These cases can be so acute in severity that patients may leave feeling as though they are a different person. They started the day just as I did; ready to go to school or work, and may have never planned on receiving a new diagnosis. I think this gives me more of a push to go home and study to best help these patients when I am their nurse.
Keeping it simple for lunch with no salt pan seared salmon filet over a bed of leftover basmati rice from @raffisplace with a side of my usual sauteed veggies. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #seafood #fish #panseared #nomnom #foodie #instagood #lunch #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
"What is a NAP, do you do a lot of "napping?" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ literally, a question asked by a patient so I wanted to elaborate a little on what exactly a NAP is. Nap is short for Nurse Apprentice, which is my current position in the peds er. And don't let this pose fool you, I hardly ever sit down, unless I am sitting for a psych patient, which I was in this photo. So a NAP is basically like a mini nurse πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. We kinda have a lot of roles and our scope of practice is in between that of a CNA and ER tech, yet we have the ability to pull meds and administer as well. So, some of the things we do include: vitals, IV starts, caths (straight or foley), hang fluids, fill rooms and IV carts, pull and give meds (other than IV push), chart vitals, hold and assist with certain procedures such as lac repairs, LPs, and other invasive procedures that require more than one set of hands. Additionally, we can do our own reassessment of patients, but we cannot be the first to assess them as that is left for RNs. You'll also catch us sitting for psych holds to make sure they're 100% safe during their stay in the ER. And above all of this, working as a nap in peds gives you the opportunity to touch the lives of little kiddos each and everyday.πŸ€—πŸ€—
"What is a NAP, do you do a lot of "napping?" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ literally, a question asked by a patient so I wanted to elaborate a little on what exactly a NAP is. Nap is short for Nurse Apprentice, which is my current position in the peds er. And don't let this pose fool you, I hardly ever sit down, unless I am sitting for a psych patient, which I was in this photo. So a NAP is basically like a mini nurse πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. We kinda have a lot of roles and our scope of practice is in between that of a CNA and ER tech, yet we have the ability to pull meds and administer as well. So, some of the things we do include: vitals, IV starts, caths (straight or foley), hang fluids, fill rooms and IV carts, pull and give meds (other than IV push), chart vitals, hold and assist with certain procedures such as lac repairs, LPs, and other invasive procedures that require more than one set of hands. Additionally, we can do our own reassessment of patients, but we cannot be the first to assess them as that is left for RNs. You'll also catch us sitting for psych holds to make sure they're 100% safe during their stay in the ER. And above all of this, working as a nap in peds gives you the opportunity to touch the lives of little kiddos each and everyday.πŸ€—πŸ€—
A little TPN central line love ❀ #wheretheanatomicalheartat? Today we had a central line skills lab and validations. We took 6-8 hours to learn 10 different skills that ranged from heparinizing implants to changing PICC dressings. At the end we picked straws to perform one of the 10 in front of the class. ☁️Flashback☁️ Being at the front of a class simulating a procedure kind of feels similar to taking a dance class. You take the time to learn the choreo, go up to the front, and perform. The fear of messing up or missing a step still sits at the back of your head, but at the same time you know that you're here to train and learn. In a way, you're here to have fun. So you go to the front and perform to the best that you can. At the end of the day, your performance was only training for the real show. #SkillsLab
A little TPN central line love ❀ #wheretheanatomicalheartat ? Today we had a central line skills lab and validations. We took 6-8 hours to learn 10 different skills that ranged from heparinizing implants to changing PICC dressings. At the end we picked straws to perform one of the 10 in front of the class. ☁️Flashback☁️ Being at the front of a class simulating a procedure kind of feels similar to taking a dance class. You take the time to learn the choreo, go up to the front, and perform. The fear of messing up or missing a step still sits at the back of your head, but at the same time you know that you're here to train and learn. In a way, you're here to have fun. So you go to the front and perform to the best that you can. At the end of the day, your performance was only training for the real show. #SkillsLab 
Keeping it simple for breakfast with some extra carbs since my doc emailed me late last night about my low blood sugar readings. No salt spinach scramble with toasted raisin bread. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #carbs #diabetes #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
I was craving a pork roast for dinner tonight but my diet said no so keeping it simple with a thick and juicy no salt baked tuna steak filet with a grated parmesan crust over a bed of sauteed veggies. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #seafood #fish #ovenbaked #nomnom #foodie #instagood #dinner #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
My girls reppin' me and my journey on their shirts. Mara munching on her fave sidewinder fries from @wildoakcafe and Mia striking a pose. #parenting #kids #familytime #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
Waiting for #surgery hoping some #cutenurses keep me company. @redrosek19 I'll be at #SpauldingRehab soon. I hope you still work there bc your an #great #awesome #nurse.
#jamming out to the #greatest #biggie while in #RIHospital. Any #cutenurses around? #RI Nurses
The day started nice enough and just like that, I'm sick in bed. Feeling like a bus hit me. White blood cell level is high which doc says indicates infection and now under orders to report to ER if I catch a fever. My bed and some Netflix are all I need for now. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain #infection #sick #fever
Lately, I have been finding it really hard to possess the amount of motivation I need to make it through this last semester. Some call it senioritis, I call it being "effing done." I have started a count down, in hopes that seeing the number slowly decline each day will help give me that extra push to just make it through. But you wanna know what really pushes me through this hell of a struggle??? Telling myself that I NEVER want to retake a class or drive 1 hour to clinical each week or drown in mass amounts of busy work, EVER AGAIN. That terror of having to ever do this again forces me to pry my eyelids open and drink yet another cup of coffee because lord knows, I DONT WANNA DO THIS SHIT TWICE! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ for those who have done a class twice- I literally bow down to y'all and praise you guys. I know how hard it is the first time, but then to wake up and do it all over, must be even harder. In the end, we will all be nurses- so work hard NOW so your can reap the rewards later.
&& yes, I am grabbing this mannequins boob because someone has to make all the students laugh in lab πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Lately, I have been finding it really hard to possess the amount of motivation I need to make it through this last semester. Some call it senioritis, I call it being "effing done." I have started a count down, in hopes that seeing the number slowly decline each day will help give me that extra push to just make it through. But you wanna know what really pushes me through this hell of a struggle??? Telling myself that I NEVER want to retake a class or drive 1 hour to clinical each week or drown in mass amounts of busy work, EVER AGAIN. That terror of having to ever do this again forces me to pry my eyelids open and drink yet another cup of coffee because lord knows, I DONT WANNA DO THIS SHIT TWICE! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ for those who have done a class twice- I literally bow down to y'all and praise you guys. I know how hard it is the first time, but then to wake up and do it all over, must be even harder. In the end, we will all be nurses- so work hard NOW so your can reap the rewards later. && yes, I am grabbing this mannequins boob because someone has to make all the students laugh in lab πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Don't let anyone get in the way of becoming the best version of yourself! You can either hang on tight through the ride, or see yourself off at the next exit! ✌🏼✌🏼 Repost from: @hellofreely
Don't let anyone get in the way of becoming the best version of yourself! You can either hang on tight through the ride, or see yourself off at the next exit! ✌🏼✌🏼 Repost from: @hellofreely
Adventures in kidney transplant. When I was on dialysis, I was allowed to drink no more than 32 ounces of water a day. With my new kidney, they want me at 96 ounces a day to kick start and maintain solid function so filling my 32 ounce custom Igloo a few times daily. All I think about now is water. Not quite the wet dreams I anticipated. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #ucla #uclamedical #mohawk #joico #bedhead #hairglue #hairspray #haircare #water @uclahealth
Adventures in kidney transplant. When I was on dialysis, I was allowed to drink no more than 32 ounces of water a day. With my new kidney, they want me at 96 ounces a day to kick start and maintain solid function so filling my 32 ounce custom Igloo a few times daily. All I think about now is water. Not quite the wet dreams I anticipated. #kidneydiseasesucks  #kidney  #kidneytransplant  #cutenurses  #shareakidneysavealife  #spareakidneysavealife  #ucla  #uclamedical  #mohawk  #joico  #bedhead  #hairglue  #hairspray  #haircare  #water  @uclahealth
It's kind of a funny story- I was born a very hairy baby. I was basically a monkey. πŸ™ˆI shaved my arms and legs in third grade and my mom told me I would have man hair from doing so!πŸ‘¨πŸ»I decided to shave them again in middle school (this time with my mother's permission) until I started doing laser hair removal. This was the first medical aesthetics procedure that really allowed me to feel proud about my arms and legs. It opened the door in helping me understand how much medical aesthetics really has an impact on an individual's quality of life. 🌺
It's kind of a funny story- I was born a very hairy baby. I was basically a monkey. πŸ™ˆI shaved my arms and legs in third grade and my mom told me I would have man hair from doing so!πŸ‘¨πŸ»I decided to shave them again in middle school (this time with my mother's permission) until I started doing laser hair removal. This was the first medical aesthetics procedure that really allowed me to feel proud about my arms and legs. It opened the door in helping me understand how much medical aesthetics really has an impact on an individual's quality of life. 🌺
Keeping it simple and low carb for lunch with no salt buttery baked bluefin tuna filet and a side of boiled cauliflower. #fattietrying #homecooking #nosalt #veggies #seafood #fish #ovenbaked #nomnom #foodie #instagood #lunch #lowcarb #diabetes #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
Throughout the month of September @NurseMatesBrand will donate $1 to Children’s Cancer Research for every Instagram post featuring a heart using #GiveHeartsforKids. Do your part to give back AND enter to win this Childhood Cancer Awareness watch, all by posting your own heart photo! 
How to Enter Giveaway:
Post heart photo to Instagram and use #GiveHeartsForKids (must be following @alexx_xox + @NurseMatesBrand
Tag two friends in your caption and like this photo!! πŸ’—πŸ’—
The Nurse Mates team will randomly select one winner at the end of the week and they will receive a Childhood Cancer Awareness Watch
Throughout the month of September @NurseMatesBrand will donate $1 to Children’s Cancer Research for every Instagram post featuring a heart using #GiveHeartsforKids . Do your part to give back AND enter to win this Childhood Cancer Awareness watch, all by posting your own heart photo! How to Enter Giveaway: Post heart photo to Instagram and use #GiveHeartsForKids  (must be following @alexx_xox + @NurseMatesBrand Tag two friends in your caption and like this photo!! πŸ’—πŸ’— The Nurse Mates team will randomly select one winner at the end of the week and they will receive a Childhood Cancer Awareness Watch
Drawing blood, spinning blood, microneedling with PRP (aka #VampireFacial). πŸ’‰ When you're a nursing student, you'll jump at any opportunity to practice and learn new things. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ«#WestCoastUniversity alumni, Nurse Alyssa, helped out this #WestCoastUniversity student in guiding me through my first microneedling treatment πŸŽ‰ I love when I can apply skills learned in school to medical aesthetics procedures πŸ’—
Drawing blood, spinning blood, microneedling with PRP (aka #VampireFacial ). πŸ’‰ When you're a nursing student, you'll jump at any opportunity to practice and learn new things. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ«#WestCoastUniversity  alumni, Nurse Alyssa, helped out this #WestCoastUniversity  student in guiding me through my first microneedling treatment πŸŽ‰ I love when I can apply skills learned in school to medical aesthetics procedures πŸ’—
Adventures in kidney transplant. Trying to get the balancing act in order to keep my new kidney happy. Docs want my blood sugars between 100 and 140. Guess I need a sugar boost. Someone pass me a big slice of cake. #fattietrying #bloodsugar #hypoglycemic #diabetes #carbs #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
6 weeks ago I could barely walk to the bathroom. It's taken me this long to walk this far in one session but my gift of life from Jackie motivates me to stroll at least twice a day. Enjoying the beauty of the world outside with my Walking Dead stick. #walkingdead #walking #exercise #weightloss #fattietrying #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain @jackietunaya
The crash cart! How many of you guys remember your first code situation?? How did you feel? Did it feel like how you practiced codes in school??? Let me know below πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ
The crash cart! How many of you guys remember your first code situation?? How did you feel? Did it feel like how you practiced codes in school??? Let me know below πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ‘‡πŸΌ
When I'm craving some carrot cake, she bakes it from scratch to ensure no cross contamination. Keeping my new kidney safe from infection. #parenting #kids #familytime #baking #cake #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife
Taking my nightly stroll around the block. Let's see what mischief I can get into in the dark looking like this. #mask #haka #walking #exercise #fattietrying #weightloss #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife @sa_company
Heading out for my afternoon walk around the block. Ready to slay some zombies with my walking stick. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #walking #weightloss #exercise
The softness and comfort of these @jockey_scrubs has me feeling  SHOOK! #ad #sponsored
The softness and comfort of these @jockey_scrubs has me feeling SHOOK! #ad  #sponsored 
#ad #sponsored I have no desire to work out today, but that doesn't stop me from wearing the cutest active wear out there @ellieactivewear I loveeee feeling comfortable in class and being able to jump on my bed and study in comfort. If you want an Ellie box subscription of your own, check my linktree in my bio and click on the Ellie Active Wear link. XoX #SeptemberEllie
#ad  #sponsored  I have no desire to work out today, but that doesn't stop me from wearing the cutest active wear out there @ellieactivewear I loveeee feeling comfortable in class and being able to jump on my bed and study in comfort. If you want an Ellie box subscription of your own, check my linktree in my bio and click on the Ellie Active Wear link. XoX #SeptemberEllie 
Adventures in kidney transplant. Just when I think I'm feeling better and can slay life again, my body kicks me down some reality and slays ME. This pain just needs to stop today. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain #cramps #ugh
Always fun with my ladies.... #nurses #oncology #medstarnurses #cutenurses 😍😍😍😍
Adventures in kidney transplant. My hands curling in from cramping up. Not an electrolyte issue so I guess I can't chug Gatorade like a pro athlete, but dang I look cute in my jock strap. #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #pain #cramps #musclepain #twisted
Good followup appointment at the transplant center. Kidney function is getting better. Yaaaaayyyy!!! #kidneydiseasesucks #kidney #kidneytransplant #cutenurses #shareakidneysavealife #spareakidneysavealife #uclamedicalcenter #ucla