2 patients. One was the greatest patient, and I really enjoyed taking care of her, and the other was on my last nerve by the time I left. I'd had the both of them 2 days in a row. I'm wondering if I'm alone in this:great patient was a spry, sharp LOL. Polite, nice, great sense of humor etc. She would tell me if she was in pain or wasn't feeling great at the moment etc, but other than that, she didn't complain, act overly dramatic etc. She was fussy- would ask me to do things like fix her blankets just so, pour her a glass of water from her pitcher, raise the head of the bed a bit etc, fix her pillows behind her bed, etc, but you know what? I was happy to do those things for her, and would have done anything she wanted! I think its because even though she was fussy, she said thank you, she was pleasant and wasn't an incessant complainer/nagger. Now, I know, people who are in the hospital are sick, and will not be on their best behavior, and I don't expect that. But you know what I'm talking about... Just the way someone asks you to do something makes a difference. The other patient was a constant nagger/complainer, incredibly dramatic, demanding, etc. Granted she had some psych issues...but nothing that could explain her behavior. She was just strange in a way that is difficult to explain, on top of the nagging/complaining/drama/demands. To the point that the LOL on the other side of the curtain finally asked me what was wrong with her!I still acted on the outside like she wasn't driving me nuts, and gave her good care, but I was much happier and more willing to do above and beyond for the LOL than the PITA. Being new and all I'm wondering if this is normal, or if I just need to learn not to let patients get on my nerves.