Quote from Omibashu
I "only lasted" 8 months on the floor because it was a waiting period until the OR training program started. I "only lasted" in the OR for 15 months because I herniated a disk. I'm not sure what you're idea of "fast-paced" is or what town you live in...but I worked at the two largest hospitals in Los Angeles, so I know what "fast-paced" is.
I'm not sure why so many people choose to respond to posts by being condescending and discouraging. I guess people just like to pass their misery on. No thank you. You can keep yours.
Ruby's post was neither condescending or discouraging. I'm not sure why you're so sensitive to her comments. Possibly it's because she pointed out that your transition back into clinical nursing might not be easy. Perhaps that's not what you wanted to hear?
YOU said in your original post that you "only lasted
" in the OR for 15 months. So I can't understand why you seem to be offended by Ruby's use of the same phrase in her post.
YOU are the one that said you "know that I cannot go back to working on a regular med/surg floor or working in a busy OR."
How are we to know what a busy OR means to you? Busy to you could be 10 cases per day. A busy med surg floor to you could be a four patient load, but in other facilities it's a 6 patient load. If you're saying you don't want to work in a busy location, it's important that we know what busy means to you. Why are you so upset that Ruby was trying to get a better understanding of your experience and perception?
I see that you're relatively new here, so let me give you some information/advice.
1. Ruby Vee is an excellent contributor to AN. She is honest, insightful, experienced, and witty. She is a valuable member of our community and in no way deserving of your rude remarks.
2. Many of the posters here will not sugar coat things for you. If you want to know if it's going to be hard to get back into the clinical field, we are going to tell you the truth. We aren't going to hold your hand and tell you everything will work out great if you think positively and try your best. It might not be what you want to here, but it will be the truth based on our experiences. If you want to hear about rainbows and unicorns, I suggest finding another website to post your questions.
3. One of the quickest ways to lose respect here is to start drama by blowing things out of proportion. In the bottom corner of every post is a yellow triangle with an ! in the center. You can click on this to report a post to the moderators. If you believe that a post violates the TOS, you may use this button at any time to send a complaint to the admin of AN. I suggest you use this option rather than calling out other members and starting "drama." These types of posts will add nothing beneficial to your post and will actually detract from it and probably side-track your thread far away from your original post.
Best of luck to you as you attempt to re-enter the clinical nursing field.