How Nurses Feel... - page 2

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  1. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from SoldierNurse22
    Sometimes, I hold it so long that when I finally have a chance to go, I can't. :-(
    Then, about a half hour later, the waterfall breaks through the dam...
    I know that feeling.......by then, that's when my back teeth are floating and my eyes turn yellow!
  2. by   SoldierNurse22
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    I know that feeling.......by then, that's when my back teeth are floating and my eyes turn yellow!
    Exactly! Then there's that awkward moment where, after you've been begging someone to watch your patients so you can pee, and someone finally agrees, you're like ...no, I'm good. Don't have to go anymore. Standby for 30 minutes?
  3. by   uRNmyway
    Quote from nervousnurse
    OMG!!!! ROFLMAO over "free-balling" annnnnnd, the Foley, Peg tube, and colostomy bag!!!

    The other day I had been so busy, I finally crammed a banana down my throat. I was still chewing when my boss walked up----I was sooo tired ,hungry, and not thinking---so I accidentally spoke to her with mouth full of banana....embarrrarassssssing!
    Wow, the things that popped into my head at that line...and I'm not even male lol. Great way to start the day with my mind in the gutter...
  4. by   uRNmyway
    Forget working a shift with the foley...sometimes I just wish I could take it home with me. That way I can get sleep uninterrupted with bathroom breaks!
  5. by   Esme12
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  6. by   That Guy
    Why? I take care of myself before others. If I have to pee, I go pee. If I have to eat, I sneak out for a few minutes and grab a snack. I dont get why people dont do this.
  7. by   prnqday
    What is there not to get. One day I was on my way to grab a quick snack and pee and a patient coded. Ummm, that wasn't the time to say be right back.
    I get that when I have time or feel the urge I should go, especially if no body is coding but sometimes it is very hard.
    You have a point, it is important to take care of myself before others.
  8. by   beckster_01
    Most important lesson ever: Making sure I pee before traveling with a patient. Can't exactly have transport bag 'em for me, can I?
  9. by   Wetsy
    Why didn't you just keep them on till they dried??
  10. by   ebonychenel
    Nursing truths, So funny I wouldn't change it for the world
    Last edit by ebonychenel on Dec 29, '15
  11. by   Wetsy
    Quote from SoldierNurse22
    Sometimes, I hold it so long that when I finally have a chance to go, I can't. :-(
    Then, about a half hour later, the waterfall breaks through the dam...
    It happens,,Just kind of laff about it,,Panties will dry..
  12. by   Wyla
    i was experiencing this yesterday
  13. by   Tgeagle83
    I wish people better understood why this is a problem. I worked a med surg/post op/ortho/tele floor and the charge nurse was NEVER out of staffing. I would have a fresh post op patient, a patient on a drip for afib rvr, a patient that needs a sitter but there are no sitters available, no aide, doing total care. For some reason it's still impossible for people to understand why I held my pee for so long. When someone has no iv access and keeps pulling their iv out bc we have no sitters available and the doc doesn't want to give them any haldol, I'm going to be putting in an iv on my patients before I pee. It's someone's life or death, especially in the bottom barrel hospital I worked at. Especially when there is no aide and no charge nurse. Now I have a bladder condition called Interstitial Cystitis..it got so bad I was peeing myself at work. Every time I pee I have to wash myself off in fear that maybe I'll get a uti. So yeah it takes me longer to pee than most people. I get palliative care q1 hr pain med patients..I'm sorry but if someone needs comfort care or if someone is unstable (which happens a lot in a hospital) I'm not going to pee before I tend to them first. Remember, some of us don't have a charge nurse that doesn't have a team of her own to take care of. This hospital will give us a full team of patients with no aide. I've gone 9+ hours. It's quicker for me to fill up my water bottle and drink than to go pee. This is why I can't do bedside nursing anymore.
    Last edit by Tgeagle83 on Jul 18

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