Dreaming about work - page 2

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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

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    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?

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    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.
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    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.....
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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