Dreaming about work - page 2

I had one of those completely bizarre, abstract dreams last night but during it's course, I woke up and it was very clear to me that it was about work. I was working at a hospital (not my hospital) with some of my real... Read More

  1. 2
    Slightly off-topic but striking enough to be worth repeating we recently had a patient of ours whose wife came to us crying and asking to talk to the nurse looking after her husband.

    I took her into the room we have set aside for these things and she told me that she had dreamed of her husband wanting to buy a new house. He loved the house she told us and was insisting that they buy it but she hated the house.

    I asked her why she hated the house in her dream and, very distressed,she cried "Nurse, it had no doors or windows. He will die"

    I tried to reassure her as her husband was an active treatment chemotherapy patient with a reasonably good prognosis that we were certainly not expecting to die.

    The very next night he threw a huge PE and died to the total shock of the ward.

    "A house with no doors or windows"...a coffin?

    Orange Tree and CoffeemateCNA like this.

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  2. 1
    Mine come from the nights where it seems like I'm doing absolutely nothing but feed after feed after feed. I'll just dream about feeding babies endlessly until I randomly wake up, see my little kitten and wonder where his NG tube is because I need to feed him.

    Yeah...I don't like work dreams.
    Orange Tree likes this.
  3. 1
    Oh-I hate waking up exhausted from a rough nite of dream-working.I usually dream that some of my co-workers are going on some strange trip together. Not too deep-that's just like every shift.....
    Orange Tree likes this.
  4. 1
    After my first IUFD that was a vaginal breech delivery. I had a recurrent nightmare that I was attending a breech delievry and the baby's head kept ripping of the body! It was very unnerving. I had the dream 2-3x a week for about a month. Haven't had it again and I am greatful.
    Orange Tree likes this.
  5. 1
    I dream about work almost every night. My latest involved walking into a code and initiating compressions, all while hollering out for help. No one shows up, and I'm in there busting ass, doing CPR. Finally I quit and come out to the hall and everyone is giggling and tells me that the patient had a pulse the entire time, and I just forgot to check. It was jacked up

    Anything is better than the dreams I was having after my first pediatric code and death a few weeks ago. It took forever to wipe that out of my head.
    Orange Tree likes this.
  6. 1
    All interesting responses, thanks guys. Sometimes I wish I knew something about dream interpretation --- would be interesting to know what all this is about, besides the repressed anxiety that seems to be a common theme.
    Orange Tree likes this.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors