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No Stars In My Eyes 19,532 Views

Hi! Thanks for checking out my page. I've been a member of allnurses since Apr 8th, '11. I have no blogs or journals to follow, but you are welcome to find me on the threads I follow, where I love humor and silliness to counter the seriousness of life. Feel free to chime in. Currently work PD/Geriatrics.

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  • 12:51 pm

    Thank you EVERYONE for your contributions!! I love every one of them and you've all put in a **** load of thought into your dittys!
    I'm gonna compile them into a few poems because one enormous poem might cause a reader to have a haemorrhage and they aren't in good hands here if that happens (hell, we're too busy writing poems damnit).
    I got such a buzz (non-pharmaceutical this time. Sorry, been watching Nurse Jackie) from all your posts. Top job folks!

  • 12:21 pm

    I love when No Stars waxes eloquent!

  • 12:10 pm

    Well, I was going to be an Art teacher. I was naturally gifted and even when I was really young, I was praised for my abilities. I was very proud of it... but I was always an underachiever and had no clue how to get what I wanted. I had no guidance. I was afraid of the world.

    I was working retail when my best friend called me up and asked me to be a CNA with her and the rest is history. I started attending community college hoping to get myself back on track to be an Art teacher, but I somehow ended up as a nurse instead. I dunno...

    So, I've worked with the geriatric population since I was 18 and it's all I really know. I was an exceptional CNA and am still growing stronger as a nurse, but I'm nothing special. I continue to study and teach myself something everyday because I enjoy it and want a better understanding of what I'm doing and why, but I have no desire to further my degree.

    I've always wanted to teach CNA classes, but I need to work for insurance benefits and I can't see how I can fit that in. I don't even know if I would go over well as an instructor because my expectations would be too high. I love CNA's and I love teaching newbies, but I have been frustrated by the poor work ethic and lack of common sense which is far too much these days-- or so it seems. I hope that doesn't sound arrogant.

    I find myself getting myself finally getting my creative juices back and in my off-time I have been working on getting my art skills back up to par. I miss that part of me

    Sorry for the whine, time for a little cheese... because I'm a cheesy kinda gal and that's something to know about me, as well

  • 6:55 am

    Been a nurse since the mid 90s. Did it bass ackwards and got my BA in Psych first, then went back and got my ADN. I am Certified in Med Surg and spent most of my career at the bedside, working Md Surg, Onc, Neuro, Tele and ED. Adults, not Peds.
    Also worked Employee Health and OBGYN Clinic my last few years at the hospital. Those last 2 jobs, and Onc are my favorite areas. I've been in management, and I hate it.
    Now I work as a SN, and HH as a per diem.

    I would stay a nurse, just maybe would have gone back for Psych NP when my kids were little. Really, I have no regrets about my career. I like where I am, and I can look at myself in the mirror every day and know I've helped at least 1 person. That's purdy cool.

  • 6:53 am

    And if money was no object I would chase tornadoes for a living!!!!

  • Apr 28

    Quote from NotAllWhoWandeRN
    I keep meaning to buy a petite foot, not-petite calf pair from Sock Dreams (.com). I have tiny feet and I'm tired of folding up the toes of compression socks inside my real socks. They don't have scrub colors, but I'm a rainbow stripes kind of girl anyway.
    I love my rainbow stripes!!

  • Apr 28

    My problem with compression stockings is that I have a muscular, short leg. If it's wide enough, it will be 2 inches too long. The foot fits, but the leg? Never.

  • Apr 28

    Quote from calivianya
    Dansko and Sockwell forever. That's a match made in heaven.

    I have learned that work crush is becoming a problem for my ability to concentrate and get work done in a timely manner. Ugh, what's with all these awesome people wandering around and being distracting with their awesomeness?

    On a related note, I walked out of work with a penis drawn on my arm today. You know it was a good shift when your coworker tried to distract you from charting by using your arm as a canvas for badly drawn penis art.
    Pics or it didn't happen!

  • Apr 28

    Quote from aeris99
    I did learn how to reverse the inversion. Though it did require both of us to apply pressure.

    I tried to maintain my facial expression but I must have looked confused. My preceptor did manage to keep it to only a couple of snorts before stepping in to help me. It's probably a good thing that this patient was sedated and sleepy (it was late at night) because my face clearly was not in my control.
    lol!!! I can only imagine! Glad you got it figured out, though! Now that you've had your awkward try, maybe your poker face will stick around for next time. [emoji4]

  • Apr 28

    Quote from ixchel
    Regarding the penis, did anyone demonstrate techniques for getting the penis to un-invert for foley insertion/care? There are tricks to this that will be good to learn for future encounters with an inverted penis (which you are likely to encounter many times over your career).

    If you didn't get to see how you can help this, essentially you can "push" it out. We have a urologist who is mean about this. He'll punch (for lack of a better word) right above the mons pubis and the meatus will pop out just enough for him to do what he needs to. This is essentially the way we'll do things in my description, but we'll be nicer about it. [emoji5]️

    If you are doing any procedures, and you are not ambidextrous, you'll need to be mindful of which hand does what. With your non-dominant hand cupped in a C shape, place the tip of your index and second finger immediately above the penis and your thumb immediately below. Push "in", placing pressure inward. If my description makes no sense, what I mean is push firmly into what is probably the bladder. Then also press inward below the penis. If the firm pressure simultaneously doesn't work, you make need to alternate pressing above and below the penis. You should be able to get more than just the glans to come out. When you've pushed out as much as you think you'll get, hold what you are able to grip so that it doesn't invert again.

    At this point, you can do any procedures. If what you're doing is a sterile procedure, you really need a second person in the room, bonus points if its a nurse, in case you end up in a precarious position requiring your helper be the one to insert a foley.

    As always, professionalism is very important here. Be sure to use slightly less than gentle pressure and avoid non-medical chatting until after you are finished. This will actually increase the psychological/emotional comfort of the patient. The patient needs to feel without a doubt that you are not in any way viewing their penis as a sexual organ. They may feel embarrassment over the inversion. ALTHOUGH... I say that but most men I've encountered with an inverted penis have had it for a very long time and are well beyond the embarrassment they might have felt in the beginning. I've had a couple of men even joke about it.

    You might also be able to find videos on youtube. I'd search and link, but (1) TOS? I'm not sure actually, and (2) I've linked legit videos involving genitalia and legit medical procedures in the past on public websites thinking I was helping, and all the pervs started showing up. Allnurses would rather stay classy, I'm sure. [emoji5]️
    I did learn how to reverse the inversion. Though it did require both of us to apply pressure.

    I tried to maintain my facial expression but I must have looked confused. My preceptor did manage to keep it to only a couple of snorts before stepping in to help me. It's probably a good thing that this patient was sedated and sleepy (it was late at night) because my face clearly was not in my control.

  • Apr 28

    I've learned that people who use social media to shame and bully people are horrifying. Most of them wouldn't be able to say those things if they weren't able to hide behind a computer screen.

    My sister and BIL asked me to be the godmother of their future children.

    I've made great friends in the nursing program with classmates and instructors. I will sorely miss them when I leave.

    The next 2 weeks will be hardcore NCLEX review with ATI and Kaplan. Ready to have my brain fried.

  • Apr 28

    Dansko and Sockwell forever. That's a match made in heaven.

    I have learned that work crush is becoming a problem for my ability to concentrate and get work done in a timely manner. Ugh, what's with all these awesome people wandering around and being distracting with their awesomeness?

    On a related note, I walked out of work with a penis drawn on my arm today. You know it was a good shift when your coworker tried to distract you from charting by using your arm as a canvas for badly drawn penis art.

  • Apr 28

    The PP enjoys starting large bore IVs in frightened LOLs while dressed as what Florence Nightingale looks like now.

  • Apr 28

    Quote from roser13
    Sounds like something Prince Charles might have said to Camilla back in the day

    Or vice versa.

  • Apr 28

    Quote from Farawyn
    You're the Foley in my holey.
    Sounds like something Prince Charles might have said to Camilla back in the day


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