Personnal lives or reckless? - page 8

i have a question as nurses when should it be a "you should know better because your a medical professional" or if it is just living out lives? see i often wonder if my hobby is one of... Read More

  1. by   sleepless in norman
    i road bulls at jackpot rodeos and buckouts, until i got hung up and my right leg was stepped on and crushed, took me 2 yrs to recover
    Quote from still riding
    i have a question as nurses when should it be a "you should know better because your a medical professional" or if it is just living out lives?

    see i often wonder if my hobby is one of recklessness or not. i ride horses, but not only ride its kind of a passion. i compete (or did last summer) and i do quite a bit of training. so here is the reckless part, i take 1500 pound animals to 4ft fences at quite an alarming pace (its faster than it looks). and if the horses get scared or just doesn't agree with my plans i can end up kissing the dirt or worse the fence or the horse's feet. i also start from scratch on several horses each summer, being the first one on a horse is an incredible feeling, and being with them as they start to understand that riding can be a fun and exiting.

    i feel on top of the world when i'm riding and at the barn, i would never give up that feeling for anything. i know it is a dangerous hobby, and i have my riding injury list (a few to many broken bones, and 3 concussions) but to me it is worth it.

    what hobbies do other nurses have that maybe could also be considered reckless or fall into the category or "you should know better"? i'm just trying to learn more about the people whose profession i will soon be joining.

    thanx sr


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    i reread and edited and some of the spelling and grammer, but i'm sure it's still not perfect
  2. by   Jay-Jay
    OUCH! That's giving me an unpleasant flashback to MY last time up on a horse! For the first time EVER in all my years of riding, I got hung up in the stirrup leather (probably because I was trying to adjust the stirrup when the horse exploded on me.) I nearly broke both my ankle and my foot, tore ligaments and muscles in my knee, and loosened up my hip joint. Three years later, I still have a sore hip, and a pinched sciatic nerve and an ankle that swells up if I'm on my feet too much.

    But I STILL want to go back to riding in the worst way! Next time, I won't pick a horse that hasn't been ridden in nearly 2 years, or make the assumption that because he's a 14 year old gelding, he's going to be easy to handle. (Yes, I did have someone holding him, and he was on a chain lead shank with the chain across his nose. Didn't do much good, except get the holder a nasty burn across the arm from the shank.)
  3. by   painthorsecrazyRN
    Just because you can or cannot spell does not make you the best nurse. Our nursing instructor told us an A student in nursing school does not mean anything, usually the C nurses made the best nurses. We cannot be perfect in eveything, we can only do the best we can. Constructive criticism is effective, but criticism as criticism is destructive .
    I ride horses too, it is a stress reliever for me, I know what you mean about being on top of the world when riding. For "non-horse" people, if you do not have horses "in your blood", then please, for their sake, leave them alone. Just admire them from a distance. Horses are easy to become a passion. Horse people know the risks involved, and we are willing to take that risk. Everybody takes risks, in their own way, every day.
    Keep riding and remember, as Sir Winston Churchill said, and I quote, "Time spent in saddle is never wasted".
    My best friend and I came up with a good one as well, "What's said in the saddle, stays in the saddle"!
  4. by   ortess1971
    Quote from Mandarella
    I think that was pretty mean, and that you did mean it. Was it really necessary to be that harsh? I believe grammar reflects professionalism also-but that was just uncalled for. Aren't tact and compassion required for nursing? If so, I suggest you practice those aspects before entering the profession :uhoh21:.
    :yeahthat: I have known some extremely intelligent people who have problems with spelling and while I don't have problems with spelling usually, when I write on the computer, I tend to make spelling errors. Wannabe:That post just seemed unnecessarily vicious and I think you'll find when you get into school that no one is perfect and people make mistakes(yes, even you!). I'd much rather have someone make a spelling error, than a med error. Never heard of anyone dying over bad grammar either. Does getting tattoos count as a hobby? I'm thinking of a fifth one. I might also try skiing this winter. P.S I had to edit this post twice because of a spelling error, and I graduated NS with honors.
    Last edit by ortess1971 on Sep 9, '06
  5. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    My hobby is one that is "reckless," I catch, study and release poisonous snakes. Or rather, I should say that I USED to, because dh does not like to see his wife with a rattlesnake around her neck. But before I was married, I caught and released literally hundreds of venemous snakes. I catch them barehanded, make them look at my left hand and then swoop down and grab them behind the head with my right. I have caught barehanded every poisonous snake indigenous to the southeast US except for a pygmy rattler (too small to catch safely by hand) and a coral snake (have not found one of those yet.) I need to upload some of my pics, one of my last ones was a seven foot long timber rattler that I caught on my stepdad's farm and released a couple miles into the woods.

    I know it seems like a reckless thing to do, but I love reptiles and have studied them extensively. I have never been bit (well, not by a venemous snake but I have taken a bite from two white oak snakes that didn't like being caught) and I have always loved it. I miss it, actually...
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Old thread, current issue.

    I ride horses. I ride motorcycles. And i get to work in the OR, where i get to see the end results of either hobbies gone bad. I also get to see the results of MVAs involving alcohol or drugs, gunshot victims, farm equipment accidents, work related injuries, you name it.

    To each their own. And, yes, grammar is poor.
  7. by   ortess1971
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    Danger? I laugh at danger! I've driven in Pittsburgh. Even worse, I've been a passenger with my son (think's he's Dale Ernhardt Jr.) driving in Pittsburgh. We're talking scary.
    Ha Ha! I lived in Pittsburgh for 2 and a half years and completely agree with you. Twice, I almost got run over while in a crosswalk.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    New York rush hour in a car to me was scarier than any motorcycle trip i've been on.
  9. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from ortess1971
    Ha Ha! I lived in Pittsburgh for 2 and a half years and completely agree with you. Twice, I almost got run over while in a crosswalk.
    I used to live in Pittsburgh, but I must say I find both San Francisco and Boston scarier cities in which to drive... SF because of the hills and Boston because it is craaaaaaazy there. DC's no piece of cake, either!
  10. by   emllpn2006
    I guess I would have to say that even though I dont take major risks out side of the normal driving a car I am probably endangering my life more sitting here reading allnurses for hours at a time not realizing how many cheese curls I am eating, how much pepsi I am drinking, and how many cigarettes I am smoking than you are riding a horse and at least getting excercise.
  11. by   jahra
    Quote from mercyteapot
    San Francisco and Boston scarier cities in which to drive... SF because of the hills and Boston because it is craaaaaaazy there.
    We have a system in Boston, close your eyes, step on the gas peddle
    and enter the rotary full speed. We merge perfectly

    And then comes winter.......

    (But then again, with 3 ton concrete panels falling from the
    Big Dig tunnel, its no wonder we're a little anxious. )

    Better to pahk * your cah* and take the T.

    ***disclaimer-Boston english, not bad spelling

    And yes, I ride Morgan horses at top speed!
    Last edit by jahra on Sep 9, '06
  12. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from jahra
    We have a system in Boston, close your eyes, step on the gas peddle
    and enter the rotary full speed. We merge perfectly

    And then comes winter.......

    (But then again, with 3 ton concrete panels falling from the
    Big Dig tunnel, its no wonder we're a little anxious. )

    Better to pahk * your cah* and take the T.

    ***disclaimer-Boston english, not bad spelling

    And yes, I ride Morgan horses at top speed!
    I hadn't heard about the Big Dig panels. Yikes. How far will that set things back? I will never forget the ride to the Pru Sheraton from the airport, I thought I was going to faint, lol. Two days later, I took one of those Red Bus tours, and my enjoyment was actually a bit curtailed bc I just couldn't relax on the driving portions.
  13. by   jahra
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I hadn't heard about the Big Dig panels. Yikes. How far will that set things back? I will never forget the ride to the Pru Sheraton from the airport, I thought I was going to faint, lol. Two days later, I took one of those Red Bus tours, and my enjoyment was actually a bit curtailed bc I just couldn't relax on the driving portions.
    We have numerous worrisome problems with the Big Dig.
    Here is an article from July

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...l_x.htm?csp=34

    Its a heartbreak someone had to die because of the total mismanagement
    of the project.

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