'Unhealthy' nurses...bad examples? - page 18

I hope this post doesn't offend anyone,but I have noticed a lot of the nurses I know are overweight,smokers or both. Obviously people become nurses because they completed school,and are qualified to... Read More

  1. by   Elisheva
    Leslie. Do not believe CG. He is a feather ruffler from way back.
  2. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Elisheva
    CG, my daughter is fine now. The cancer was not the deadliest form of ovarian cancer but a more rare type called a "low-malignant potential" tumor. However, we did take her to MD Anderson after surgery at BAMCY and she has had follow-ups with an oncologist every year. This was her 5th year cancer free so we are very happy about that.
  3. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Elisheva
    Leslie. Do not believe CG. He is a feather ruffler from way back.
    :roll

    Back in my AD Marine Corps days my job was an aircraft electrician on F-4 Phantoms, so I tried to keep the feathers in good working order.

    Nonetheless, I like your humor.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Elisheva
    Leslie. Do not believe CG. He is a feather ruffler from way back.
    what a blessing to hear about your daughter.

    and yes, although cg doesn't ruffle my feathers, he is known to ruffle many.

    leslie
  5. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Understood, you certainly don't owe me an explanation. I did not mean to ruffle your feathers.
    oh.
    i misunderstood you, cg.
    i thought you were referring to "some" and so, my reply was based on potential responses of those you inquired about.
    and so, my feathers are very much intact, thank you.
  6. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from earle58
    what a blessing to hear about your daughter.

    and yes, although cg doesn't ruffle my feathers, he is known to ruffle many.

    leslie
    Yes, I have my faults, sometimes trouble coming across on the PC screen the way of my original intent, but for those willing to look past my rusty exterior may find that I have a heart of gold.
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    Ladies and gentlemen,

    A gentle reminder to not focus on each other please.

    Thank you,
    Roy
  8. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Ladies and gentlemen,

    A gentle reminder to not focus on each other please.

    Thank you,
    Roy
    Roy, my apologies for going waaaaay off topic.
  9. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Quote from Corvette Guy
    Okay, then I'll say it...

    If this is true, then the implications would be dramatic. If I decide to succumb to my genetic programming and show up to work drunk, then it wouldn't really be my fault, would it?

    A medical diagnosis is an explanation, not a justification. Some people have to worker harder to be healthy than others. It isn't fair, but that doesn't make the ideal of living a healthy lifestyle any less worthy.

    :mortarboard:

    Josh, I tried to send you a PM, but you need to empty out your box.
    So I'll take credit for the above post, although I think the context in which it was made [conversation to that point] is long past.

    Was that a screen capture?


    My box has space now.
  10. by   alcml6473
    i also am overweight and agree with you on that i also love the way i am. i was discussing going to curves to my husband and my 6 year old daughter said, "why mommy?", i replied, "to lose weight". she was upset and started crying, i asked her why she was upset and she said, "i don't want you to change i love you just like that mommy". what could put things in perspective more than that. if we could all have the bliss of being young again without sterotypes and discrimination. i may be overweight, but i climb those stairs everyday and when i get to the top i am not the one out of breath. the quality of patient care i provide is determined by the feedback of my patients, not my weight. i have been a nurse for 5 years and still yet to have negative rapport with patients, colleagues, or physicians. it is all about personality, compassion for caring for others, and good ole morals and values. [color=#226699]'she's very pretty.' 'yes, but pretty is as pretty does. i haven't been terribly impressed by her manners.
    actually, i have had people say that it is intimidating for them to have an extremely healthy individual take care of them, they feel like they are judging them. i work on ccu and most patients are themselves somewhat weight challenged.:roll :roll :roll :roll :roll :roll
  11. by   Elisheva
    Thanks for the gentle reminder, Roy. I suppose we should now return to offending each other over the original topic.
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Elisheva
    Thanks for the gentle reminder, Roy. I suppose we should now return to offending each other over the original topic.


    it really is unfortunate that many of us have misunderstood the op's intent of the question, which is the patient's perception of unhealthy nurses- not our perceptions.
    yet by reading many of the responses, it is clear that whatever the pt may think, is still not necessarily an accurate perception.
    it's encouraging to read that many nurses have very healthy self-esteems, despite being overweight, smoking or whatever flaw that is deemed imperfect.
    so, yay for those who remain true to themselves.

    leslie
  13. by   socishan
    Just food for thought - I know a personal athletic trainer who is one of the most highly-paid, in demand trainers in my area and very well respected. However, I'd say he's about 50 pounds overweight or so. Doesn't seem to stop his clients from going to him to lose THEIR weight. Bottom line is that he's great at what he does- motivating people to get into their best physical shape and he's very knowledgable about exercise techniques/nutrition. "Do as I say, not as I do," type of thing, I guess.

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