I really want to know if this is just me going into what I've dubbed "stupid mode" or if all nurses do this.
When my eldest son was born in distress I should have known, it was obvious, but I was totally oblivious. I didn't have a clue.
Last summer I walked around for a whole week with an appendicitis (had all the classic symptoms too) and didn't even know it. I was shocked when it was finally discovered. My family doctor looked at me when I went to see him after the surgery and said "You're a nurse and you didn't even know you had an appendicitis?"
Well, hindsight is 20/20...it was pretty obvious, yet I didn't see it.
And most recently, I've had a cold for three weeks that isn't getting better. Hubby kept pushing me to go to the doctor but I kept telling him it's just a virus. Two days ago I finally went...I have bronchitis...bad. Once again, the doc looked at me and said "You're a nurse and you let this go this long?"
All I could say in my own defense is "Hey, I'm a nurse."
Now tell me, is it just me or is this a normal state of affairs for all nurses?