Would you do it over again? - page 2

Hello everyone, I hope I am posting this in the right forum. I have been an RN, BSN for a little over a year now. Started out in L&D, which was too overwhelming for me and now work part-time in... Read More

  1. by   traumaRUs
    BlueDevil - hope you feel better soon!Agree with your sentiments though....I currently have 320+ hours of PTO that I can't take because of the workload.
  2. by   nursetim
    I will confess, I did not like being a nurse. There I said it. I feel much better now thank you, can I have my medicine now please? To answer your question, abso-freaking-lutely. I really love what I do. Is it for everyone? No. Do I have days I wished I worked mowing lawns, you bet. But then someone comes in with a 5 yr Hx of belly pain that no one can help with and is miserable. You tell them to stop eating anything with wheat in it and on follow up, they have responded very well. Or you Dx cyclic vomiting syndrome, read uptodate as to criteria for Dx and Tx. On follow up Pt. has gone the longest they have ever gone without an episode in 7 yrs. You bet I love what I do and would do it again.
  3. by   nursetim
    If you are dead, money doesn't mean a whole lot. Aid yourself first, then you can give first aid, is what I was told early on. We as nurses need to get good at saying NO. I got practice working In a prison, and never got jumped once. It actually feels good to draw a line and set and keep a boundary. BD, take care of yourself for frack sake! Look if you were to stop, the world would still spin and the clinic would muddle on without you. You are important, just not that important that all hades would break loose without you. Sorry it may be hard to hear, but it is true. I fully understand the thought process though and am guilty of it to a lesser degree. Still working on it. Get that gold bladder yanked out, you'll feel much better. I just hope you're not out for 6wks like I was, big wimp, that's me.