ixchel, BSN, RN 38,158 Views
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Bam. With all due respect, you are not male. A teenage boy, given today's social acceptance of trans and LGBT issues will not hesitate to use this as a way to get into the girl's LOCKER ROOM. This is where he can enjoy the sights. Have you noticed that the ones here who think it will be abused are men, we know how we think. I wouldn't put myself past doing this if I were a teenager now. Sorry, but women are naive to think their daughters are safe in a locker room.
I had a whole different post in mind today, but then realized it needs to wait until next week. Oops!
So what does that leave me today? Very little!
What nursing related thing have I learned? I learn nothing when I'm not nursing. Well, this week, anyway. I have had some evolution as a person, and a patient. But nursing? Nada.
As a patient approaching 6 weeks post op from spinal fusion, I have learned...
...that the torso I see from the side in the mirror doesn't look like mine. My lordosis is gone.
...I am thankful to have cut my med list down so much.
...being really skinny means my hardware presses against my skin and incision site when I bend. I really hoped this would stop by now.
...I never knew how much I relied on pain to be the friend who cautioned me to hold back. I've felt anxiety over losing the pain.
...^^^^ that??? It's crazy.
...I CAN SLEEP ON MY BELLY!!!!!!!!
...I'm EXTREMELY bad at unknown. My post op appt this week will show whether I am fusing at all yet. I just want to know.
...the hardest lesson is this mountain of defeat I'm feeling after such a big few months. I'm seeing pics of graduation, celebrations of employment, and worthy bragging moments on my facebook historical posts. I felt like life was hard then, I celebrated something hopefully becoming easier. It didn't though.
I've lost my muchness, guys. Lots of it.
...it comforts me to know my LEO hubs and his coworkers have devised an apocalypse plan. I also just realized being nurses makes us all valuable (like, save the nurse, kill that guy instead, valuable).
So what have you learned? (And please, if you can, bring it back to nursey since I couldn't! (Sorry, mods!) We need to stay yellow.)
Today's word of the day is sanctimonious.
Barbie, I reserve the right to believe anything I want is funny, as do you. Humor, when shared at appropriate times, does not reflect on ones professionalism. Additionally, you fail to comprehend that nursing in general requires a totally different type of professionalism and demeanor if you are going to effectively communicate with the vast array of patients you will have, convey to them that you are, in fact, a trustworthy person and therefore capable of understanding the care they need, coping with harder shifts with coworkers who are equally stressed out, and finally, going home and feeling unburdened enough to go back the next morning. Humor is a tool we have for survival. Darkness may vary.
Talk to me about professionalism when, after you've obtained your professional licensure, you've learned what nurse culture really feels like and you can have a rational conversation without feeling the need to tell us how awesome you are.
15 minutes is a very long time to wait between posts and replies. [emoji15][emoji16] Is the length of the post lock out intentional? I've been sitting here with this message up unable to post for nearly 500 seconds. Grrrrr that's over 8 minutes.
I am so bummed about this. I was hoping you meant you would round on psych patients on non-psych units. This would be a beautiful thing for those of us who are not psych. We don't have a psych floor, but by comparison, our OB nurses don't ever get pulled anywhere because the only they they are regularly "practiced" on is OB and newborns. If med/surg, step down or any other adult, non-vagina-related patient is admitted, they'll never get an OB nurse. If any of us on those floors gets pulled to OB or peds, we are given tech responsibilities. 3-4 orientation shifts would never teach me how to assist a birth. Nor would someone on OB know what to do with adults in afib who suddenly start gasping for breath.
Sigh .... Hell is going to be full.
So many atheists.
I am currently on my way to go see my grandparents today. This will be my first visit since my grandmothers Alzheimer's has really progressed to make her unrecognizable at times. So I'm feeling a bit of anxiety over that, but I didn't want to forget to post my sincere gratitude for all of the wonderful well wishes and support that you guys have given so far in this thread. Thank you! Thank you so much. Some of you have asked questions, and I promise I'll come back and answer them in a little while. Maybe tonight.
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