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  1. Have a Sense of Humor!
    I used to work in ICU and When my husband was finally called in for his Liver transplant my good friend that worked in ER found a really rotten old onion in the fridge and brought it to my hubby with...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. You know you're a nurse when...
    And the non-nurses get up and leave
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. New grads shouldn't work in ICU?
    I worked as a CCU tech and rode on a mobile Coronary care unit as an asst to the team leader which was an RN for 5 years in the meantime I went to LPN school and stayed in the same CCU I worked for...
    Oct 24, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Any nurses that don't regret becoming a nurse?
    I am retired after 38 yrs and have the "Back Breaking" part going on. In fact going for surgery today on my back, so do everything you can to take care of your back, but I digress. I loved being a...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What to do after a rough shift?
    I used to go home and drink any kind of liquor I had around, but then I had to quit drinking (AA) and I then started watching cartoons when I came home from work. What a stress reliever! Esp. Looney...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Did anyone tell you, you couldn't do it?
    My mother told me all thru LPN school I was too stupid. Then told me all thru LPN-RN I was too stupid then sat and watched CCU monitors with me one night and told me again I was too stupid to know...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Going back
    I wrote that letter a year and a half ago. All the insecurities are gone like the wind! I still love this job! The nurses on the floor I normally watch know me. They know I was a unit nurse and have...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Cursing on the job
    I did used to swear like a sailor and did in fromt of my kids. This was a horrible thing because now they do the same thing in front of their kids. Twenty years ago the first time I saw my oldest...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Just let me be...
    I was a LPN for 38 yrs all in critical care units and ER's. I did my job, didn't complain about not being a RN. I respected the chain of command and who was in charge, i worked as a team member I was...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Just let me be...
    wow just wow What bitterness.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Nurses: Why do many of you do this?
    This has been one of the most interesting reads. How do I go out with my old nursing friends and not talk about things that have happened like the ancient LOL who told me whle I was trying to put a...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. MICU nurse becomes Trauma Pt.
    I had a hsterectomy over 30 yrs ago and what could go wrong did go wrong. After 2 days they took my foley out and didn't check to se if I had peed I had told them many times I hadn't, my bladder flap...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. What would you tell to your younger self?
    Focus on school. Stay out of relationships. Stay away from drugs and alchohol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and protect your back.
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Anyone working BUT dosen't have to?
    I retired about 7 yrs ago. HATED IT! But my body was a broken after 38 yrs of nursing. I just hated staying home and between my hubby and my retirement we did okay, nothing great but comfy. I...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Anyone here who hate the holidays?
    I hate Christmas! my mother died on 12-23-85 and my Dad died on 12-28-2007 It is so hard to celebrate without them. I didn't get along with my stepmother on any holiday good or ba. She loved to...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. Is it possible to get the holidays off?
    When I worked FT we had to put down the 5 holidays in order of how we wanted them off. We always had to work either Christmas eve or day I have never minded working New years eve so I would always...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. The Nursing Niche
    I love this article, Thank You. I was in the first grade playing army nurse at recess. Then I was the one that took care of the sick animals on our farm. It was many,many yrs after I discovered...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. Having a celebrity as a patient
    I once took care of a very prominent lawyer. He was soooo nice and yeah he did have a entourage, but the nicest part was his cardiologist told my head nurse he wanted only certain nurses to take care...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. I miss the unit.
    I retired from critical care several yrs ago and HATED retirement. I have severe rhematoid arthritis(the reason I had to retire) Actually was doing okay with my retirement benefits. But I just hated...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Anybody LIKE working holidays?
    They only holiday I want off is Thanksgiving. I will work the rest of them. The kids are grown and do their own deals at Christmas, I don't drink or party so new years Eve is fine to work and so is...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Accident Scenes: Do You Always Offer Assistance?
    I once witnessed a small truck with 10 people in it roll abour 3 times on an interstate in the desert 50 miles from anywhere. We were the folks behind them. I was, at the time a trained nurse for ER...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What can nurses do to be more happy in their career?
    When I would come home after a really nasty night I would watch cartoons the sillier the better. When I first got married my hubby would ask why someone with such a high IQ would watch cartoons. You...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  23. How much personal info do you share with pts?
    When I worked ICU I always got the overdoses I guess because I am a recovering addict and understand those patients better than most. When they become coherant I will ask them if they think drug...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Day shift or night shift - Which do you prefer?  Why?
    When I first started hospital work Imy kids were pre-school and I worked 3-11 and had a good baby sitter. I wasn't a fan of evenings I thought it messed up your whole day couldn't do anything before...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. How do you manage to get to work in snow storms ?
    My husband and our snowstorms only last a day or so but the ice storms are the pits but still even then it is the hubby. Sorry I live in Oklahoma
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion