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  • 8:01 am

    I have no advice. I just wanted to say that I 'dig' what you're saying. I've had low level depression all my adult life due to labile emotions resulting from thyroid disease. I recently resumed seeing a counselor after having not seen one since 2004.

    Also, my parents' recent health exacerbations have been bringing my depressed moods to the surface. Since I live halfway across the country from them, there's not much I can do other than listen helplessly about their declines.

  • May 5

    Quote from Farawyn
    Meh. I'm at work and I peeing right now.
    Me too.....and I'm not even in the bathroom.....

  • May 5

    Well, I've now been a nurse for thirteen years, and I'm ready to call it a career. I truly, truly am.
    I honestly don't want to hear "oh please don't leave, nursing needs you". I'd rather hear from anyone who has left nursing; what did you do next? I'm considering starting my own business. I'm considering living off my artistic talent, which isn't bad. I have an art degree and worked as a graphic designer before becoming a nurse.

    I even put in an application with the local school system to drive a bus.

    I guess I could go work at Wal Mart. Im just afraid that I won't make enough money to sustain us.

    As far as why I'm leaving... I've had so many nursing jobs in the past thirteen years, I've lost count. I'm tired. I'm tired of jumping from job to job. I dislike everything about the field at this point. Everything. I don't even want a desk job. About the only job I would consider at this point is school nurse, and that job is hard to come by around here. I can't teach because I only have an associate's degree. Going back to school is not an option.


  • May 4

    I work with a nurse that has severe GAD, and it was causing her a few debilitating health problems. She was prescribed an SSRI and Ativan. She took her SSRI religiously and the Ativan on off days or, if the shift was really bad, when she got home (provided she wasn't working back to back 12s). Her physician specifically warned her not to take it before shifts or within 8 hours of a shift.

    It ended up not being enough anyway, she transferred off the floor. We still talk on a weekly basis, and last text exchange she was talking about the Ativan not being the answer, she was thinking. She had started DBT and psychotherapy, and and it was starting to make a longer lasting difference than 1mg tabs.

    You might not feel impaired, but that's often like the drunk guy saying "I feel just fine, I'm not drunk yet." We can see it, they can't, because their faculties are *impaired*.

    I wish you much luck, but I'm afraid that things will go south for you quite quickly if you insist on taking Ativan during/before a shift.

  • May 3

    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Farawyn, it's her "huge little friends". Don't forget the little part... it conveys a much more loving feel...
    *pictures Hobbits on a treadmill, and realizes she is looking in the mirror*

  • May 3

    Quote from they_see_me_rollin
    Hi OP!

    Don't you know anyone who is working in the hospital where you want to work? Maybe you could ask them?
    In our hospital, they don't hire RN's who are obese and smoker. I tell this to my little "huge" friends who are planning to work in our hospital so they can start watching their diets now and start working out

    Hope you all the best!
    How's that working out for ya? Did your huge friends smack you down? [emoji23]

  • May 2

    Constipation is the priority over chronic pain. Constipation can lead to bowel obstruction and perforation or it can be a sign of bowel obstruction.

  • Apr 30

    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    Ah, Little House on the Prairie!

    I think the show was awful, but I loved those books soooo much. I still crack 'em out once in awhile and I've always enjoyed learning about how things really were, outside of the books... warts and all.

    Ya know, as I've grown older, I've come to the conclusion that Pa was an ass. All Ma wanted to do was settle down and raise her girls like ladies and make sure they got an education, but noooooo! Pa had to keep draggin' 'em all around, uprooting them every time he got an itch in his butt. I also think he fooled around on Ma when he went for those long journeys into town.

    I real life, I believe Willie lost his eyesight to a firecracker and Cap died in a threshing machine explosion. Laura could be a "b" and she lied at times...

    Okay, that was totally off topic, but like I said, I'm a LHOTP junkie, sooo...
    Quote from Farawyn
    And what were her and Almanzo doing on all those long buggy drives to the lakes? Grape picking? My sweet Aunt Fanny!
    I about spit out my water! Total LHOTP addict too!
    Nellie Olson was an evil wench!

  • Apr 29

    Mines kind of sad. My spouse died in 2011 after a horrible two years terminally ill. I was a housewife 21 years. I had to figure out a way to support myself pretty quick and while applying for nursing programs I became a CNA. When life gives you lemons you make what? So yeah I was a lemonaide I'm now an RN

  • Apr 29

    I guess I have a hard time understanding people who come into nursing not knowing they will deal with ALL kinds in their career. And that whole "sincerely held belief thing"???? They should stick it. Why be a nurse if you are going to have "sincerely held beliefs" that prevent you from sharing the load?

    NO ONE likes to deal with creepy, manipulative people. In the hospital, we shared the wealth and if they were there multiple days, multiple nurses cared for them. They are exhausting and distracting and everyone should share the load.

  • Apr 29

    You cannot refuse to care for someone just because you don't like them.

  • Apr 29

    This isn't a direct answer, but I want to say that sometimes a 'creepy scumbag guy' may not be what you think initially. I had a pt. for the last few months who'd been in prison for a long time, had multiple tattoos, etc., but most of us working with him liked him and did everything we could for him. Another way to put it is that for me, at least, what's happening with them *now* is what matters, and overrides whatever/whoever they were before. But I know, some people can be a sleazy pt. at the time you're dealing with them. Then you just have to try to give them the care you need to give them and try to discourage any sleazy behavior.

  • Apr 29

    This may be in a thread somewhere but I am curious... How long have you been a nurse? What degrees/certifications do you hold? Would you do it all again if you had the chance?

    I'll start! I've been a nurse for 15 years and I have my BSN +my School Nurse certification. I am contemplating going back for my MSN but I'm not sure it is worth it!

    I don't know how to be anything other than a nurse and I'm not sure I would want to be anything else but I'm not sure I would do all the schooling again! I would have to find another way to become a nurse lol

  • Apr 28

    My kid was watching yo-gabba-gabba when I was picking a name, Muno is this guy: Yo Gabba Gabba! Muno Action Figure | Tv's Toy Box

    At the time, I found it funny that he looks like a mascot for some sort of STD awareness campaign.

  • Apr 28

    Quote from Altra
    Thank you! I wish this could be at the beginning of the thread.

    That body of research touted here that confirms the existence of workplace bullying, also confirms, IMO, that large numbers of people have unfortunately progressed to adulthood without developing sufficient personal boundaries to keep the behavior of jackasses in check.
    Or that a decent amount of the research used people who had never experienced true hardcore bullying in school (k-12) and don't have the same concept of bullying as those of us (like me) who did get bullied as children/teens. If you were pushed downstairs, had your food spit on, threatened with physical violence, etc., you probably don't consider a nurse acting a little snippy with you bullying. Different frame of reference.

    So yeah, bullying does exist in nursing - and every field - but not to the extent some people say it does. And that actual bullying needs to stop, and those targeted should be supported. But this will be easier once the obvious non-bullying behaviors are excluded.