Crybaby


  1. Okay, let's have it. Have you made it through a semester yet without at least one good cry? I keep saying this is the semester when I'll be tough; no tears are gonna come out of this tough gal.... but stress and life always leads me to a good cry.
    Is it just me, or are there other crybabies out there, too?
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   Truly_Blessed
    Man o man...if I didn't cry I would go insane. I think crying is a good thing, especially when it's done with a purpose. With me, the purpose is to let go of some negative energy and stress.
  4. by   kea6783
    I don't cry but once finals week starts, steer clear of me because I'm stressed, in a bad mood, usually lock myself out of my car daily and let the four-letter words FLY!!

    Crying is a nice idea though.. except for those stupid headaches that follow..
  5. by   francine79
    I usually end up crying (like today) when I start clinical for the first time the semester and I can't seem to write a care plan for my patient. It's frustrating because we have soooo many requirements and they fail to realize that not every patient can have the number of diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions they want.
  6. by   unknown99
    I did not cry the whole 2 years, but I was very moody!!!
    However, we had pinning practice yesterday (graduate on Friday), and I just started bawling in the middle of practice!!! I guess it was was more a relief cry than stress. several others cried too. I think our instructors thought we were crazy!!!
  7. by   twarlik
    Quote from francine79
    I usually end up crying (like today) when I start clinical for the first time the semester and I can't seem to write a care plan for my patient. It's frustrating because we have soooo many requirements and they fail to realize that not every patient can have the number of diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions they want.
    AMEN! The care plans are what push me over the edge! I don't cry, but I get incredibly angry and curse up a storm.
  8. by   Larry77
    I've never cried...maybe it's because I'm a MANLY man... I do get very cranky and stressed the day before an exam...usually when I start studying for it...master procrastinator. I'm not usually a stressor and I sure don't let cranky instructors bother me like some of my other classmates. I know there is a lot of students in my class that cry a lot so don't feel bad.
  9. by   JimmyMallo
    I'm with you! Real men don't cry, when I get upset the water a normal person would shed as tears comes out of the bulging vein in my forehead as perspiration

    jk, no flames please ladies

    Quote from Larry77
    I've never cried...maybe it's because I'm a MANLY man... I do get very cranky and stressed the day before an exam...usually when I start studying for it...master procrastinator. I'm not usually a stressor and I sure don't let cranky instructors bother me like some of my other classmates. I know there is a lot of students in my class that cry a lot so don't feel bad.
  10. by   nursecj
    Quote from twarlik
    AMEN! The care plans are what push me over the edge! I don't cry, but I get incredibly angry and curse up a storm.
    Any suggestions on the care plan issue???? A lot of my fellow students are just copying them from the chart because this facility has awesome ones!! I can't bring myself to do it. Any advice???
  11. by   TeenyBabyRN
    Quote from francine79
    i usually end up crying (like today) when i start clinical for the first time the semester and i can't seem to write a care plan for my patient. it's frustrating because we have soooo many requirements and they fail to realize that not every patient can have the number of diagnoses, outcomes, and interventions they want.
    for those patients lacking in the diagnoses, use potential/high risk for
    also -
    most patients in the hospital have some sort of self-care deficit (or they'd be recooperating at home) - your intervention is teaching and assistance for the expected outcome that the patient will be able to care for him/herself at home.

    are they trying to care for themselves?
    health seeking behaviors, knowledge defecit
    take credit for that teaching!!
    are they lying in bed like a slug? altered mobility, high risk for impaired skin integrity, activity intolerance,
    are they eating and drinking enough? too much?
    fluid volume deficit/excess, altered nutrition
    how is the old self esteem? (the patient's not yours )
    body image disturbance, fear, anxiety, situational low self-esteem
    sleeping ok at night?
    sleep-pattern disturbance

    obviously i could go on forever. be sure to look at the whole picture of the patient and with a little experience and a little effort, you will be able to do the same.

    hugs and good luck to you!!
  12. by   suzy253
    Oh yea...I've been known to shed a tear or too. Not in class or anything like that. Just out of sheer frustration or tension...good way to release it. Sometmes I just hop in the car and go to the seashore for peace and tranquility and if the tears come, let them flow!
  13. by   chronicTX
    OMG!:spin: Never knew there were a lot of us. It's alright to cry dear ! Who hasn't? For me it's healthy. After I had crying spells, that's the time my concentration and focus comes to work.:roll
  14. by   PCGrad06
    i guess i need to add tissues to my list of school supplies!:chuckle

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