Bathroom breaks....

  1. I was wonder if there are a lot of bathroom breaks. I Have IC (Interstitial Cystitis) I am on meds that help with the frequency, but I have to pee about every hour or so. Sometimes during a flareup( kinda like a bladder infection) even more. Do you think this will be a problem? Will I have to wait till I am not busy or till I get a break?Do you often have to hold your pee because there is no time to go?Thanks and I look forward to hearing your responses. This concerns because because it can be a real pain and uncomfortable when I need to go.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Nursonegreat
    when i was preg and at the end, i had to pee everytime i got up from a chair. i worked in pacu so when it was time to get up... i peed and came back (had a BR in the PACU for us to use) if u gotta go, u gotta go and nothin u can do about it, so go ahead and pee
  4. by   traumaRUs
    I think I understand what the original poster (OP) is asking. Yes, there are some areas that are more conducive to freq bathroom breaks than others. I worked in an ER for 10 years and rarely did I get to the bathroom three times in a 12.5 hour shift. However, I now work in dialysis and can go whenever I want to. So, yes, I do think getting a job will be possible, you may just want to consider areas that offer the chance for frequent bathroom visits. Good luck.
  5. by   AuntieRN
    I work Med/Surg and there are days I get to pee one time...then there are days when I can actually pee more frequently...mostly because I get so busy I forget I have to pee...LOL...my NM tells us all the time...when you have to go...go...regardless of what you are doing..but sometimes that is really hard to do.
  6. by   para
    Thanks Nursonegreat,
    Friends/family kid with me all the time and say I have to pee like I am pregnant because of my IC.I am happy to hear that using the bathroom frequently was not a problem for you and should not be a problem for me either.

    Thanks traumaRUs,
    I am so relived to hear that there are units I can work that will fit my needs. Besides dialysis do you know of any other areas that I could look into when I start working or does it depend on the place I work? I think I would like to work at a hospital maybe in the ICU,surgery and L&D. If there are opening.

    Thanks AuntieRN,
    I can understand how that could happen, but for me it is painful so I would not be able to forget. It is reassuring to hear that your NM (correct me if I am work but I that nurse Manager) tells you to go when you need to. One of the units I am interested in is med/surg, so it is nice to here your reply.
  7. by   melhope8
    I hear the ICU is hard to go to the bathroom all the time so dont do that. I have IBS, if i get nervous, poooooooooop! So i'm pretty scared about not having to be able to go. But if i'm in a situation where I can go when i want to i'm A ok. Someone recommended Pediatrics for me. Just dont do trama, ER, ICS, or any type of Critical Care.

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