Okla.Nurse 707 Views
Joined: Jul 21, '04;
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JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I TOOK YOUR MESSAGE TO HEART. YES, I AM AN A PERSONALITY. I WANT THINGS DONE RIGHT, ON TIME AND CORRECTLY. JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT I ACTUALLY TOOK MY LUNCH BREAK TODAY! 30 whole minutes, off the floor, not in the break room. I did not spaz one time today, even though I had 9 pts and 3 surgeries, one in which I got ready to go in 30 minutes. Now if I can do this every day, I got it made. Yeah right!! Thanks so much for you encouragement. Meant alot! Your great!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Yes Yes Yes 'bin there an done that' but I survived! I'm sure there are some scars somewhere in or on me but I survived. In a way I am glad to have had the experience and can look back and honestly be empathetic towards you and all the other nurses struggling mentally, physically and emotionally with their work. I too have considered myself as an efficient, capable and dedicated nurse, but sometimes wish that there had been a hand on my shoulder and a voice saying in my ear "Wow! you are so great, please let me have the privilege to give you a helping hand" - Yes we are Nurses and that is what we do. I love being a nurse too, but now after many years I can at last choose my job.
I love you guys, please hang in there. Mabe think of me, or someone else who has given you help in the past as that majic touch on your shoulder to give you the extra energy to cope when you need it.
Mister Chris. :kiss
Mr Chris, thank you so very much!!!!!!!!
With all the stress that we live with, I have found a source of pure enjoyment, filled with laughter, good poop stories. Thank you all very much:chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
You could have told her that she could name the baby "Little ****"
I work in a rural hospital.Our pt load ranges from 6 to 9. It is not unusual for me to go thru 11-12 pts in one day with admits and discharges. Talk about hell days, which seems to be every darn day. And if we do have a low census, they will send a nurse home, then we have to pick up new patients. I could really do some awesome nursing with only 3 pts. Actually have time to document pt teaching, which we do automatically, just don't have time to document it. And could make out good care plans, not that I need a care plan, I know what needs to be done, and when to do it. No one even looks at 90% of the paperwork we do anyway, except the big wigs, that don't have any idea!!
I also read the obits, just to check and see if any of my patients have died. Living in a rural retirement area, we have a lot of frequent flyers and know many by name, their likes and dislikes, ect. To keep from being overwhelmed when losing a special patient, I just think to myself that I don't see them anymore, because they don't need me anymore and are doing better. Sounds silly doesn't it?
I'm tired of ending my 12-14 hr shift feeling as if I didn't accomplish all the things that I wanted to get done. Tired of have 2 new surg. pts that will need autotransfustions on top of 2 new post heart cath patients. Hopeing that they won't bleed out on me behind my back. And please don't let the little lady with dementia sneak out the door again. New admits, patients waiting on discharge papers patiently, yeah right. I'm tired of having my heart race a million miles an hr with SVT and unifocal PVC's, from stress ya know. I don't want to have to be on antidepressants just to get my but back to the hospital. I want my innocence back. I want to feel that I can make a difference like I did as a new RN grad. I wish I had the answers to fix all of these things. Instead I sit here, on my computer, on my day off, with my heart racing and a stomach ache because I have to go back to work. I love being a nurse, but I hate my job. Can anyone empathize? I feel like I'm losing it!
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