You might be a night shifter if... - page 15

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    Quote from Blue Roses
    While fast asleep you hear your fiance come home from work and you ask him if he would cosign your insulin.
    Bwaaaaah! I almost spit my soda out reading this!

    My sister woke me up one afternoon because she had a fever and wanted some Tylenol. When I went to give it to her I grabbed her wrist looking for her pt ID band.
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    Quote from ufo8micats
    If you wake up late for work and just throw scrubs on and run out the door. You forget about doing your hair and makeup. No one important will see you anyways, ans sleep is more important than looking good.
    Lol...will remember this when I return to night shift!!!
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    Omg, I have done all everything that has been posted lol lol. Checking the mail at 5p in pajamas. The Walmart people know be by name now. Staggering in at 7a and telling everyone good night when I leave. All of it
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    Having to work 2 shifts in order to get paid for ONE holiday....argh!!!
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    You know all the bars that have Happy Hour at 8am. You can maneuver around your house without ever turning the lights on. When asked for your daytime phone number, you say you don't have one. Your kids say that the scariest sight they ever saw was Mom at 2pm, waking up because of the kids arguing. Also, when your teenager knows that the best time to ask for something is at 3pm. I had to put the kabosh on that one quick. I told them that anything I said between the hours of 12pm and 5pm was invalid.
    NBMom1225, teeniebert, hiddencatRN, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from GadgitGurlRN
    Bwaaaaah! I almost spit my soda out reading this!

    My sister woke me up one afternoon because she had a fever and wanted some Tylenol. When I went to give it to her I grabbed her wrist looking for her pt ID band.
    My kids call this "Sleep-Nursing" Just yesterday I woke up at 1100 because I promised to take them out to lunch (snow day) and asked them to PO challenge the GI bleed in room 10 before we let her eat with us.


    Still hearing about it.
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    Its 1600 on your day off and you realize you haven't eaten anything today
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    ... if (on your night off) your daughter is up all night with insomnia or sick and it doesn't bother you because you're already used to being up.
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    if you get used to drinking coffee soo much that you dont need creamer or sugar anymore..

    if you cant sleep without earplugs and blackout curtins

    when the days/nights become one big blur
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    LOVE this thread!!! And omg, the "Spinal Tap" comments!!!

    The "PO challenge" and "co-signing insulin"...LOL!


    ....when you haven't worked nights in YEARS, yet you *still* feel the need to wear a
    dark sleep mask every.single.night!
    Last edit by nervousnurse on Jan 29, '13 : Reason: forgot something
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