Hello all.I know many nurses out there have been patients themselves, but many have not.I was a patient June 12. I had outpatient surgery. The nurses took very good care of me.But it was my recovery at home that made me truly realize how it feels to be in a patient's shoes.I was in pain, helpless, irritable. I did not like having to depend on someone else (my mom) for everything. In fact, I felt like I was troubling her when I had to ask for something. However the fact remained that I did have to request her aid. I had a whistle 'at the recliner side' to summon her, as my make-shift call bell.I suppose what I am trying to say is yes, there are patients out there that nurses perceive as "bad" or "annoying" patients. But they are most likely not at their best, or they wouldn't be in need of a nurse!