Quote from Arwen_U
I remember during psych when we took the GAF scores - we all scored like in the 60s-70s. :uhoh21:
Just a couple years ago I stabbed myself with a kitchen knife (accidentally, people!) and the first things I thought were 1) oh **** I've hit an artery (I hadn't), and 2) I've hit a bone, I'm going to get osteo, and I'll have a PICC line and be on abx for a 2 months (a 'no' on all 3).
Yes, I know a lot of nurses that tend to imagine the worst, simply because we know what's out there. We know what it COULD be. It started way back in nsg school.
A little bit of knowledge, eh?
I had a nephrectomy while in NS, and when I awoke in PACU for some reason I seemed to remember my instructor telling us that a post-op patient could be sent back to their room once they were able to hold up their head. I'm sure she said more than that lol, but as I became more conscious, I was obsessed with the thought I HAD to hold up my head. I was laying there, ticked off because I couldn't move... when I realized I still had an airway in...that's the reason I couldn't do it!!!
So I proceeded to pull at the airway, sending nurses flying to my bedside. Cool! It's out. Now concentrate...
I raised my head up off the pillow and held it in the air. Woohoo! I did it! But no one was paying attention
So I just lay there, head up in the air. Got a bit difficult after a while and my arms and legs had started to flop around a bit just as the doc walked in. He just about died laughing at me. Said I looked like a big bug stuck on my back.
I did get sent to my room though