recurring dream

  1. Something on the lighter side here, I have this recurring dream about my old unit. I have returned to work on the day shift. My assisgnment is a killer. I have patients in every end of the unit. I spend the whole dream running around trying to do my assessments for each patient. Then the next thing I know it is 11:30am and i have not passed my meds or done any care on my patients.

    This usually ends up with me in tears in the staff bathroom--then I wake up. What kind of a freudian message is my unconscious sending me???

    Weird hunh???
    Happy dreams
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  3. by   askater
    I had dreams like that before too!!!
  4. by   JW-HLC
    Are you sure its a dream?
  5. by   willie2001
    Could the message be, Don't even think about going back to your old unit.
  6. by   babynurselsa
    LOL. I had a similar dream when I first started. I worked in a level 3 nursery and frquently got stuck in what we lovingly referred to as the "boarder nursery." it was a room maybe about 10x10. There was just enough room in there for 4-5 kids, the monitors and the nurse. It was a nightmare when all the parents came at the same time. After spending 12 hours in this little room with your set routine, and all alone as all the other staff was all together in the main unit just a short hallway away, wass miserable. I found thatafter a few weeks of this I would wake up, in my dining room, in a panic because I had missed a feeding. I would always know who's feeding it was. After this happened a few times I would be able to wake up in my bed and readdure myself that all was well and that someone else was feeding the babies right then.
  7. by   sharann
    Please. I have that dream at least twice a week.
    It's very common and shows you are conscientious (and stressed out). Nursemares are not fun.
  8. by   Zee_RN
    "Nursemares"!!! I love that term! I have them too. My nursemares usually revolve around not charting. In my dream, I will either be leaving the building, or in the car, or at home and I realize that I did not chart a word on any of my patients! I had this "nursemare" in med-surg and ICU. In some of these dreams, someone calls me at home from work and asks me what happened. In others, I realize I hadn't charted on my own. I wake up tachycardic and diaphoretic!
  9. by   P_RN
    o m g! I Have that SAME dream. I thought that I was the only one!

    Nursemares!!! Wow. And I haven't set foot there in TWO years!
  10. by   prn nurse
    mean you are stressed out. the other 20% of the time , they are premonition like messages...try to stop & interpret them. got that from an interpretation of dreams book.
  11. by   mario_ragucci
    That is such a cool, new word. (nursemare) I just love this board. The dream sounds groovy. Dreams are what you can remember. Its just random stuff your <brain> throws together for its/your amusement. There is no order to them. Two nights ago I drempt I fell off a cliff, and woke up half way down. I usually have a dying nightmare once every six months or so. They are interesting. The dying nightmare before that was of my exgirlfriend who pinned me down to a wooden floor with a pitchfork through my neck! I was still alive when I woke up, but she got me. Dreams make cyberspace seem like kidstuff
  12. by   SharonH, RN
    Nursemares! I like it, I'm adding that to my vocab too.
  13. by   Stargazer
    P_RN, I still have those dreams about my old unit and I haven't worked in a hospital setting in SEVEN years!

    I find that I start having the dream when I have unfinished projects weighing on me at work or at home--I start feeling like I'm falliing behind and things are out of control. The dreams are unpleasant, but NOT having them any more is a good incentive to get my sh-t together and get caught up on things.

    Hee. "Nursemare." Stealing that now.
  14. by   oramar
    He used to find me sleep walking. The same dream made me sleep walk everytime. I would dream that the head nurse came into my beadroom and scold me because call lights were on everywhere. I would jump out of bed and go running though the house trying to answer them.