Ever feel like..."STOP COMPLAINING".. - page 3

Ok. I am understanding. I have medical knowledge. STOP WHINING! It seems like EVERYONE around me is DYING of something. My dear husband made the coment that someone has to be full of tubes and... Read More

  1. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by Vsummer1

    I usually add that I haven't had the opportunity to learn about that particular problem, but if they need a foley, staples removed or diaper changed then I am their gal. They never bother me twice with questions anyway...




    That is funny!!
  2. by   TheLionessRN
    My mother is a nurse also. I have discovered over the years that when I am sick, I feel embarassed about it, and have been known to apologize for being sick, due to being made to feel like my being sick is a big pain in the rear end. The other day my son had a stomach flu and tried to apolgize for vomiting and having diarrhea at the same time. I told him to NEVER apologize for being sick and made an effort to be gracious about cleaning up the bathroom. I didn't do as well when he vomited in the bed an hour later, lol, but it was late.
    I sort of glaze over when people start to complain about this and that to me. But my primary answer to people is Go See Your Doctor!!!
  3. by   canoehead
    Originally posted by zudy
    I know what you mean, Baseline. I had a pt complaint once from a pt, she had been in a horrible MVA, complain coz her jeans had been cut off "And I had just lost 5lbs. so I could wear those jeans,and that NURSE just cut them off, and I looked great in them!" I was so disgusted, for once, I truely had no comment.
    If I ever lose those last 5 lbs you can just let me die because I will accomplished all I ever wanted to in this life.
  4. by   caroladybelle
    My most detested line to hear is "Well, I took some nursing classes and...............

    And so I should give a $#%t why????????????
  5. by   NurseDennie
    Lordie YES. I've had an awful year myself health-wise, so I've got a bit of insight on it. After a while, you start to obsess on what's going on.

    But I decided that I have to go forward and just let things be. I am hoping that things look up for the person that I most often need to tell her to just BUTCH UP. She has a lot of vague sx, but basically she's tired of working and wants to be on SSI. She got the letter yesterday that she's got it, so HOPEFULLY she'll stop looking for every little sx that could possibly bolster her really shaky case for disability. Sheeesh - once she came over because somebody told her she has "ganglions!!!' in her legs *sigh*

    I think a lot of times, the whiners are like that - they NEED those sx for one reason or another. Also, I think that sometimes people just get into the HABIT.

    And then there are people who have been healthy all their lives, then get broadsided by something, never get an answer as to what or why, and any little sx or change in blood counts is just SCARY.

    Love

    Dennie
  6. by   cassioo
    have a co-worker who comes in every night she's there complaining about everything it's awful working with her such a downer.
  7. by   legsmalone
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by JeannieM
    [B]
    Originally posted by Dr. Kate
    It's even worse when your Mom is a nurse. QUOTE]

    I admit it!:imbar I've been known to use the following phrases with my children:
    "Are any body parts missing?"
    "Go bleed in the sink; you're making a mess!"
    My mom is a nurse and my sister and I joke that if ever we broke a bone her comment to us would be, "Oh honey, look, do you know what bone that is?"

    yeah...broken!
  8. by   ruby360
    What really urkes me are co-workers who constantly complain about the patients they are taking care of. Some of them make truly disparaging remarks about patients and it makes me really sad. I find that kind of behavior extremely unprofessional. No wonder nurses aren't given the respect we deserve. I just hope, God forbid, I have to come to the hospital and have a nurse like that taking care of me.
  9. by   woundnurse
    Guilty of the RN mom syndrone. When my son cut off the "tip" of his thumb during work (construction) my initial comment was --no big deal , it was just the tip. Fortunately he knows me and understood...and it is now healed and is a great conversation item.:kiss
  10. by   RN2B2005
    My mother (who gets queasy at a papercut) always complains that my grandmother and I (retired nurse and prospective nurse, respectively) aren't sympathetic enough.

    The best story she has is that when I was nine years old, my dad did an auto-amputation of his right thumb with a table saw. While my mother was retching, I went downstairs and retrieved the thumb, wrapping it in a washcloth, handed it to my mother, and watched as she promptly passed out. Needless to say, a neighbour drove my dad to the hospital.
  11. by   nursedawn67
    How about the 90 year old women with a litlle bit of shoulder pain and a very minor rash that states she is worse off then anyone else in the nursing home. What was I thinking of not getting her that needed box of kleenex instead I'm just doing nothing by helping another nurse suction a resident that is basically drowning in his own fluids? Shame on me.
  12. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by canoehead
    If I ever lose those last 5 lbs you can just let me die because I will accomplished all I ever wanted to in this life.
    LOL
  13. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by woundnurse
    Guilty of the RN mom syndrone. When my son cut off the "tip" of his thumb during work (construction) my initial comment was --no big deal , it was just the tip. Fortunately he knows me and understood...and it is now healed and is a great conversation item.:kiss
    What's a great conversation item-the tip of the thumb IN A JAR? LOL! You don't...do you?

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