Has Nursing Made You a Homebody? - page 5

I currently have a sick animal at home...Him being sick has stressed me out a lot the past 24 hrs or so and that has led me to write this post. My husband has recently made remarks of how much more... Read More

  1. Visit  dpcRN profile page
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    I really enjoyed reading through all of these... I honestly hadn't ever put two and two together until I saw the topic title of this post!
    I have never been into the bar scene (I'm 26), but I have always enjoyed going outdoors, hiking with my dog, horseback riding, etc. Since becoming a nurse two years ago, just meeting a friend for supper requires a lot of thought on my part if I really "feel" like it. Wouldn't I rather just sit on my couch, have some tea, and read? Like a few of you have described, I've almost become "protective" of my hometime/downtime. When I get home, I need at least an hour of just me time. Sometimes, on a day off that my husband is home as well (he's a trucker, so that's rare!), I'm struck by the need for alone time out of the blue.
    I do wonder if it has to do with nursing and always being the caretaker. I like being a nurse (I was an ICU nurse up until recently when I started in Emerge), but sometimes I think it has aged me.
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  2. Visit  Havin' A Party! profile page
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    Quote from chrisrn24
    ... When you are 90, You're not going to remember the nights you stayed in to watch Law and Order...
    But the next morning, if I've been out late, I may just feel like I'm 90... or that the shift is 90 hours long. ;~)
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  3. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from chrisrn24
    When you are 90, You're not going to remember the nights you stayed in to watch Law and Order: SVU. You'll remember the times you went and did things and tried new things.
    Oh, dear. I hope I don't live to be 90. I hope I'll kick the bucket sometime before then...
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  4. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    As I sit at home on the sofa watching Die Hard I can relate to this. I've always been an introvert but would still go out and do things. Like go to the bookstore buy a coffee and read. Go to the movies in the afternoon by myself, love to shop by myself. But now I'm just too darn tired. Even when I went on a cruise I spent the majority of the time on the balcony because I was too tired to socialize.

    The last time I actually went out and did something fun on my off day was over a month ago. So yes I agree 100% OP.

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
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  5. Visit  chrisrn24 profile page
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    Quote from Havin' A Party!

    But the next morning, if I've been out late, I may just feel like I'm 90... or that the shift is 90 hours long. ;~)
    Yeah I don't go out on work nights. But my weekends off...I take a long nap and then do something fun, even if its a just a walk around the lake and frozen yogurt.
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