"practice what you preach"..am I only one who gets this? - page 4
The other day I half-jokingly told my mother that I was going to enjoy a nice bowl of cereal for supper. I get the ol'.."oh, and you're going to be a nurse??" comment in return. I have heard this a... Read More
0Jun 6, '10 by carolinapoohQuote from nursel56i'm recovering from what suspiciously feels like the flu - never mind the two flu shots i've had. but i laughed so hard when i read that it sent me into a coughing fit.
i saw his show once. i swear if that guy gets anywhere near my kitchen i will barricade the door with my couch. i think he threw out some lady's whole wheat pasta!! c'mon! i think he let her keep a thin film of algae and a radish. my theory is the stress from having to decline almost every food on the planet will kill me before heart disease will. well, ok maybe slight exaggeration but still. . .coco-puffs for breakfast! and dinner! yay!!
actually, i just hacked up another lung reading my highlight of it.
3Jun 6, '10 by carolinapoohQuote from nurse-louWe should get together. I'm the onc RN! You can tell them they don't need intubation and I can tell them it's probably not cancerous.My husband thinks that I should know EVERYTHING about everything simply because I'm an RN. Um, it doesn't work that way. If you needed a broken arm fixed, would you go to an OB-GYN? I mean with that logic, the OB is a Dr so he should know how to fix broken bones, right?
I am an adult critical care nurse. Been an RN for almost 14yrs with over half of that being in critical care. I know very little about cancer and chemo. It fries my butt because people think that I should know everything about everything related to health.
See, and my husband NEVER takes my advice on anything - and I only give it if he asks.
DH - "I've got bad heartburn. What'll help it?"
me - "Go take a ranitidine; there's some in the cabinet."
DH - "What's that for?"
me (trying not to roll eyes while giving the simple version) - "Keeps stomach acid down. It's called an H2 histamine blocker. You took it before and said it worked."
DH - "I don't want to take anything for it."
me (gritting teeth) - "Then don't ask for help."
DH - "Well how do you know that's what it does?"
me - "That little thing called a nursing education you sent me to get. That A I earned in pharmacology."
DH - "Never mind, I don't want anything for it."
Grrrrr......then bugger off already and let me get back to my TV and my allnurses! I told him one time that he paid thousands of dollars for my education; the least he can do is believe me if I say I know the answer, because if I don't, I'll say so. And if he doesn't want an answer - then don't ask for one......
0Jun 6, '10 by vegas2009Quote from carolinapoohHaha... ya sound like my parents. Sometimes, my brothers and I (back when we were younger) would think that my parents were arguing, but they're not. It's just the way they talk to each other. I guess being MARRIED for so long makes people naturally irritable towards each other, but yet still bonded in a way? --- One of the complications of marriageGrrrrr......then bugger off already and let me get back to my TV and my allnurses! I told him one time that he paid thousands of dollars for my education; the least he can do is believe me if I say I know the answer, because if I don't, I'll say so. And if he doesn't want an answer - then don't ask for one......
0Jun 7, '10 by NamasteNursewhat about the crowds of nurses and doctors hanging outside the doors of where they work to smoke? Now that, I don't get at all!
0Jun 7, '10 by nursel56 GuideQuote from carolinapoohWell I am glad I made you laugh, unless right now you're in an ER sucking down nebulized albuterol or with your lung in a mini-cooler, oops--- hope I didn't do it again.I'm recovering from what suspiciously feels like the flu - never mind the two flu shots I've had. But I laughed so hard when I read that it sent me into a coughing fit.
Actually, I just hacked up another lung reading my highlight of it.
I have the same type of conversations with my family, sad to say. When I get home I'm kinda tapped out and shall we say "not fully present" for my family's concerns- at least for an hour or so!-- they usually shuffle off after I offer up the 3rd semi-distracted non sequiter muttering things along the lines of "well, I can see you really care-- so nevermind."( -slam-door-)
All this food talk has got me craving homemade mac n cheese. No orange powder. The real deal. Sublime.
2Jun 7, '10 by dthfytrTell your mom, or whomever, that if you exercise regularly, eat a perfect diet, don't smoke, drink in moderation, always obey the speed limit, and always wear your seat belt, then someday you're gonna feel really stupid sitting in the ER, DYING OF NOTHING!!