My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective - page 8

I've been married to a nurse for more than a quarter of a century, and let me tell you, nurses are not what you expect (and I don't even care what you expect, because you are wrong)! Let's begin... Read More

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    Oh how true. Most of my friends are nurses, and I feel oh so comfortable talking about all the stuff that makes iron men gag with them.

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    You have captured the feel, for husband read this over my shoulder and kept saying (under his breath), "yup."
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    Quote from Dr Sleep
    Not a bad article. Written for nurses not anyone else. My wife is a nurse and so was my Ma.
    I have worked in hospitals for over 30 years and know just how hard their job can be and how more and more is squeezed from them by Admin. I want to take this opportunity to tell nurses a few things. I see you at the nurses station ignoring the call light I hear the tone used to respond to calls. I hear how you talk about the patients, esp the regulars. I hear you say "We'll keep an eye on it" Then leave the you gonna watch it when you ain't there? Fix it now. But what bothers me the most is ..."That's not my patient." I have heard you call the phlebotomist mean. I have heard you make all kinds of excuses for screwing up an IV start, non of which were I did a bad job or I need more training

    In my time the quality of nurses has not improved. I have seen it go down hill. Remember why you are there even if you have worked a double and are dead tired. The patient really, really does come first...not your perceived greatness or sacrifice. I'm not dissing nurses. I have seen many good ones some great... but there should be more based on what I read in the union rags, see posted on FB and after a perusal of this site. Thank You.
    There are some bad nurses. I'm not going to argue that all nurses are great. But there is a lot you don't see. You don't see how that patient has turned the call light on every 30 minutes for something that could have waited for when we round again.

    And "keeping an eye on it" means assessing it again when you round on your patient to see how it's doing. Sometimes things just can't be done right then and there. You have a million other things to do with your other patients and you have to prioritize the most important thing.

    And, most importantly, it is stupid to do something for another patient that you know nothing about. The patient asks for water while his nurse is gone. Is another nurse just going to get water for that patient? Hell no. She/he has no idea if that patient is supposed to be NPO or on fluid restriction, etc.
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    LOL! This is making the rounds on Facebook now. 10 years and it is still spot on! Goes to show how the spirit of the nurse never changes.
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    Hilarious!!! Thinking of my nights in ICU and my days as a scrub nurse, the author pretty much covered it:-)
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    So good! Great article! Sent it to my husband!
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    Fantastic! Hahahahaha!
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    Great article!!! Very funny!! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
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    I will add something. First I think this is great! I first read it, as written here, word for word, in original first seen by anyone except the author....12 years ago. I have even slept with the man that wrote it and handed it to me. I'm that lovely wife of 25 years, and the not so sympathetic one when he came home with a wounded finger! That's right, my husband Rick Williams from Newburgh, IN wrote this for a nurse partner for her web page. It was NOT written by this gentleman claiming it as his. He didnt change a single word in it even leaving the statement sbout being married 25 years.After that and over the 12 years, it has been claimed by many to be their original. I have it saved on my computer if you don't believe me. We don't mind that its making the rounds because it is hilariously funny in its honesty, but why do they have to take credit? And yes, all his examples came from 25 years of being married to me...Ann. I feel better that you now know the truth! Enjoy!
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    Quote from Nurse fwb
    There is one thing you forgot to write about in your article. If your wife is a nurse then it is guaranteed that at some point in your marriage she will sleep with a doctor or male nurse! So, just prepare yourself for the fact that ALL nurses cheat on their spouses at some point!!! You can take that to the bank!!!!
    Personally, if Brad Pitt, George Clooney, or any other male nurse, doctor, or millionaire dreamboat showed up at my door wanting nothing more than my body, they would get a door slammed in their face. My husband is THE MOST gorgeous, sexy, darling, kind, loving, PERFECT man in the world and I would die before I cheated on him. You are a very nasty person. And I am quite sure you are not ever going to be popular with any group of women.

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