Fear of Zombies - page 2
I have this irrational fear of Zombies. It probably stems from the resident evil video games and movies that I adore... and the silent hill games that I rather enjoy as well... but I am, in fact,... Read More
Dec 10, '09Quote from PAROPPYMy thoughts exactly! By the time you are done you will feel like a zombie yourself.I'm more afraid of.... paperwork... dun dun dun.
Dec 10, '09Quote from toomuchrockprobably not.Am I completely alone in my fear of zombies as a nurse?
for awhile, i was terrified of zombies, i.e., coming back from the dead.
i had pronounced a pt, with the pt's dtr present.
as we were quietly talking, the (deceased) pt opened her eyes and took a huge breath simultaneously.
being the professional that i am, i jumped through the ceiling...
then scurried out of the room to get my cn.
cn enters the room and says "yes, _________ is dead"...
to which i reply as i hung onto the back of her shirt, "don't be so sure".
well, this time, pt really was dead.
but for the longest, LONGEST time, i was afraid of dead people.
i really hope this doesn't happen to you, op.
it was horrifying.
Dec 10, '09Not to worry. Hospital zombies suffer from orthostatic hypotension and don't crawl well. You'll easily out pace them.
Dec 10, '09it's not the dead you have to be afraid of .. it's the living.... and just wear your running shoes to work.. you can outrun a zombie easily.. their limbs keep falling off and they have to keep picking up their arms and hands.. by the time the pick up their hand you will be in the parking lot...lol
Dec 10, '09My shift developed a Zombie Action Plan (ZAP!!!) during an incredibly rare quiet night last week. My melee weapon if choice was the top of a two hook IV pole. Ranged weapon: O2 tank rocket. The whole thing got disturbingly detailed, really... :uhoh21:
Dec 10, '09OMG.
As I am fond of saying, the dead can't hurt you, they've already left!
Which my father always responds to with "Well, what they left can sure make you hurt yourself!"
Of course, I'm a big believer in the paranormal, entities, and all that, so I am REALLY the wrong one to ask.
Never thought much about zombies, though......
Dec 10, '09Quote from KungFuFtrYou need to play the game left 4 dead. In the game it's the zombie apocalypse. In one level the goal is to enter "Mercy Hospital" and get to the rooftop and catch a helicopter ride out of town. Swarms of zombies inand gowns must be defeated. Playing this game will help your fear. Well...probably not. But the game is pretty sweet!
HA HA hilarious! Playing that game should alliviate your fears or make it worse. I beat that level on expert
Dec 10, '09And get the Zombie Survivial Guide (you can order it off of). Perhaps a little desensitization by reading up on zombies and the author's ideas on how to whack them will help you overcome (or at least control) your fear.
I have this book and I love it!!!
Dec 10, '09Omg!! I love zombies!!!! Funny as recently University of Florida made national headlines with the addition of a Zombie Invasion Disaster Plan on thier website. It was hilarious but was forced to remove it the same day. Anyway I am attaching the "Plan" for you as maybe you can find some use or revision to suit your needs. I have to say I love your post and the responses. Even my sons who are avid gamers came to read and making suggestions lol.
Dec 10, '09Too Funny!
I actually joked when I entered nursing school that I thought I might like to go into "zombie nursing" when asked where I was thinking about specializing.
Never played any of the games that others have mentioned, but I did see that U. Chicago has the "Zombie Readiness Task Force" and invited Max Brooks (author of the previously mentioned Survival Guide as well as World War Z (soon to be made into a MOVIE!)) to come and speak.
But no...I have no real thought that the dead can come back to life. Doesn't mean that being in a huge morgue is fun. It's a little creepy..and yes...there are occasional "noises" that can really get you thinking....
Dec 10, '09You guys have just renewed my love of Allnurses.com!! :bowingpur
I have a badddddly irrational fear of Zombies also, to the tune of about 2-3 nightmares a week. I bought the Zombie Survival guide book and couldnt read it..too scary! It freaked me out.
Working nights doesnt help. Im just scared for the night I see a pt walking down the hall and I mistake the parkinson's shuffle for the zombie walk .......
*yes, i know theyre not real. Im also scared of dinosaurs.