No Relief, Embarrasing Moment - page 2

This thread involves the subject of menstruation, somewhat descriptive, so if that's a disturbing subject to you, well, you know. I was scheduled for a long back case today, and this was also the... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    This has happened to me, too. It's the pits. I know OB is not OR, but we don't always get breaks when we need em,either. I have spent many hours helping women pushing for 2-3 hours , bladder bursting, and knowing my pants will be stained. Sigh.......it's the worst. You have my sympathy, marie.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    is this an isolated incident or is her attitude always like this towards her staff? May need to pull together and get her transferred.

    Yes, she is a woman and SHOULD understand. Not to mention, it is her job as coordinator, to find replacements/breaks for her staff. 8-3:30 with no bathroom break is grounds for some sort of action i would hope...what was SHE doing all day??????
    It's not really an isolated incident, luckily she's PRN, but it's just amazing how she can "forget" to give people breaks, yet no one else forgets to do this.

    What was she doing lol? Reading a book at some point, or that's what she was doing when i walked past the desk.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
  4. by   MamaTheNurse
    so she's a chick, eh? not that behaviour like that is excusable in a guy but I think it's even less excusable in a woman.............

    a pox on her and may she have the dreaded combo of stress and incontinence in her old age
  5. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from MamaTheNurse
    so she's a chick, eh? not that behaviour like that is excusable in a guy but I think it's even less excusable in a woman.............

    a pox on her and may she have the dreaded combo of stress and incontinence in her old age
    I'm a firm believer in karma
  6. by   tencat
    Quote from MamaTheNurse
    a pox on her and may she have the dreaded combo of stress and incontinence in her old age
    :yeahthat: AMEN!
    Sorry about that Marie! What a rotten thing to have to deal with. :icon_hug:
  7. by   Peachy720
    don't have anything to add, but I wanted to say I'm sorry you had such a rotten day, Marie!! :kiss :flowersfo
  8. by   MamaTheNurse
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    This has happened to me, too. It's the pits. I know OB is not OR, but we don't always get breaks when we need em,either. I have spent many hours helping women pushing for 2-3 hours , bladder bursting, and knowing my pants will be stained. Sigh.......it's the worst. You have my sympathy, marie.
    I'll tell you, pushing vicariously with labour patients prepared me for pushing when I had my own kids!!
  9. by   steelcityrn
    That Was Just Plain Wrong Especially When A Request Had Been Made. Next Time I Would Tell Them You Will Be Taking 1 Or 2 Bathroom Breaks.
  10. by   Bipley
    OMG Marie, I am so sorry. Same thing happened to me, 1st day of a new job, couldn't get away no matter how hard I tried. It was an MD office, wearing a dress.

    Never went back, I was too embarrassed.

    My point is that I DO know how you feel and I am soooo sorry for you. That should have never happened.
  11. by   menolly_33
    I don't think you should be embarressed at all. Too bad you didn't just march into her office, in you stained scrubs, sat in her chair, on her couch or whatever you could of hers, and informed her she now owed you a new pair of underware ( why do we say pair of pants, and pair of underware? it's a single item.) Congrats for handling it with style.
  12. by   bethin
    Why didn't anyone think "Oh, Marie, ya know I bet she'd like to pee", especially during such a looonng case. I'm assuming the dr. is a male and has a bladder the size of the Grand Canyon?
    Good for you for speaking up. Maybe next time this won't happen.
    I had the same problem with my periods. Heavy, heavy bleeding with severe cramps every month. Going through a tampon every 30mins to 1 hr. I started my BC pills and it has helped sooo much. Keep your head up and know that next month it won't be so bad.
  13. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I can go 8 hours w/o a pee break. Definately don't do it that often.

    That surgeon wasn't the kind that got annoyed if assistants swap out. But i wasn't about to share my personal problem with him, either.

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