I think most if not all of you nurses can relate to this
My poor bladder has been abused. I've had a UTI due to holding my urine.I've also had several embarrasing moments of incontenience at work due to waiting 10 hours to pee. One time I the urge to go came so bad that I had to pee in a patients toilet because if I would have waited I would have wet my pants. Thankfully I was working in ICU and patients used commodes, the toilet was for only emptying bedpans. So while I didn't have to stress about someone walking in on me, I still had to use the gross toilet. I felt really dirty the rest of the shift. Another time was when I rushed to the bathroom at work after holding my pee for so many hours, well I tinkled in my panties and they were a little soaked. I had no choice but to cut them off and throw them away, so yes I "free balled" ( couldn't thing of the word for women) for the rest of the shift.
So, I think I've learned my lesson. I'm a priority not my patients. If I have to pee, I'm going to go. I'm also going to take water breaks and snack/meal breaks. Tired of abusing my body.
Last edit by prnqday on Mar 7, '13
Do I have to be a platinum member to post a new thread on this site?
Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 8, '13