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LauRN3367

LauRN3367 MSN, NP

PCU, cardiology

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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Looking for advice. My boyfriend is terrified of getting the Coronavirus and therefore has told me that he doesn’t want to see me until this blows over. I work inpatient, my hospital has covid patients but I am not directly caring for them. I can’t help but be hurt- I tried seeing him and stopping by his house but he’s hesitating. Doesn’t he know this is an incredibly difficult time for me? Is anyone else dealing with this?
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    So awesome! I had never heard of netflixparty.com! Will absolutely be checking that out!! Thank you!
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Hi kimandthekinks! Yeah, momma didn't raise me to just lay down and take it He loves that I am a nurse (now NP), he has always respected it so much, which is why now I am like well? this is part of the territory. I have talked to him and explained why I was hurt when he didn't want to see me (I did NOT go to his house, and I DID respect his decision to stay away as one poster wrongfully believed and accused me of being a walking red flag). I think he understands why I was hurt and that he may be overreacting (if I gave away his job, it would make nurses go OH I KNOW THE TYPE...best and worst patients) but now I am waiting for him to make a move. Thank you for your input. I really appreciate it. This is couple goals. True partners.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Hi gcupid! Def no trust issue, I know he really does love me and I 100% trust him to tell me if something else was going on. I think that's where I am at now, my eyes are open and waiting for him to make a move to show support in another way if he doesn't want to see me. Sort of like a long distance relationship- you still have to do things to make each other feel present and loved if you are not going to physically be in each other's company. Thank you for your input.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Thank you so much Wuzzie. This is exactly how I am feeling. What I would GIVE to even be under the same roof as one of my loved ones right now. Thank God I have great coworkers. Any ideas how to tell the bf he needs to step it up? Contrary to popular belief, I am not needy and hate to ask for things--but I am willing to, to let him know what I need from him during this time to feel loved.
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    Help! Advanced patho is kicking my you know what!

    Hi Gr8fulRN! When I took advanced patho, I found that I did better when I wasn't memorizing, rather working through things. Make sense of the pathways, the body maintains homeostasis rather artistically and eventually makes sense! I implemented this method to students while working as a tutor, and it seemed to be helpful for them as well. Instead of Quizlet, maybe grab a whiteboard or blank paper and write out pathways. I like to use the RAAS mechanism as an example (sorry if you haven't made it to this point yet). Start with a picture of poor renal perfusion, and an arrow leading to the release of renin from the kidneys and angiotensinogen from the liver, which then combines and becomes angiotensin 1, once ACE is released by the lungs, angiotensin 1 becomes angiotensin 2 and so on and so forth. This is also a helpful way to set you up for pharmacology, when you will learn how medications act on these pathways to create outcomes. In my previous example, ACE-inhibitors are used to block the conversion of angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2, preventing the vasoconstriction of arteries and sodium retention. Good luck.
  7. Our unit documents from tele monitors. Not only the situation you explained, but PACs or PVCs may not get conducted all the way down the arm into the finger, which leads to false low readings from a pulse ox! Best.
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    Pregnant new grad

    I would absolutely let your new manager know about your pregnancy. CONGRATS! Though I did not do it, I think new grad to ICU is manageable. As a new grad, you are very malleable. It is all about your preceptors and how well they are able to teach, as well as how well you are able to learn! 6 months sounds like plenty of time, and you are NEVER alone in the ICU. Good luck. I hope you can still be brought on despite leaving for a bit in September!
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    I quit

    Luckily I fell into my niche. Would you consider an Urgent Care? They are also busy right now and looking for help. And I believe the hours are flexible as a RN! I have never worked in one but some friends did. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Thank you Serhilda. I hope you stay safe. Love to see a fellow cardiac junkie.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Thank you Admin.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Let me break it down, because this seems to be confusing to some... I drive to his house. I sit in my car. He stands 6 feet away. We talk. I leave. No touching. No CDC guideline against this. I do not live anywhere that there is currently a lockdown or shelter in place. He refuses this because I am a nurse. This upsets me. I look to other nurses to see if their significant others are acting similar. Yet, somewhere in all of this I become disrespectful and unreasonable, and it is insinuated that I have never experienced hardship. Interesting. I very much appreciate most of the responses I have received that have been thoughtful and not coming for my character.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    You don't know me and what I have been through. If you have no insight other than bashing my character and maturity I will kindly invite you to get off my thread, as this is no place for you.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    I also completely understand the want of social distancing, just the extent of it seems a bit much here. We still communicate texting, phone calls, FaceTime, I don't think he has distanced himself. I trust him very much to give it to me straight. But none of the thoughtful gestures. And I am not that type of girlfriend to need these things or ask for them, but they certainly would be nice at a time like this.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Thank you ThePrincessBride. It seems like you have similar expectations of your men that I do. I am happy you found someone who supports you, even when times are hard. Be well.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Exactly. His terror of getting sick + potentially marrying a nurse = mixed bag. Thank you for your reply Serhilda. Be well. Hi JadedCPN, We have been together for just over a year!
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    I am a millennial, obviously we are FaceTiming...wondering what I am missing here thinking that FaceTiming and seeing each other in person (again, while following social distancing etiquette) is the same thing? Sure, these can help ease the pain of not seeing each other, but to me they are not the same.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    This sass^^ where you decided to patronize me while I was looking for looking for advice from a group of nurses who would understand my situation. And below, more sass "have you been paying attention to what is happening in the world?" Thank you for believing that my relationship not important. I didn't know that sitting in my car seeing his face from 6 feet away was putting his elderly neighbors and family at risk. I must be a horrible NP. I sure hope you are not leaving your house for anything- groceries, gas, mail, supplies, etc as you have laid out the kind of distress you would be placing others in! We do talk on the phone, I think it is rather romantic to see each other in the flesh, regardless of how far away we are. You are kindly invited to stop following this thread, as you are the exact type of person I care not to interact with.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    You are a disgusting person. My heart aches for you.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    This makes perfect sense to me, and is exactly where I am coming from. This is my job, one that I am very passionate about- if he cannot accept that I might be exposed to things (this will not be the last scare of my career, I am sure) and support me when I need it, this is a huge deal breaker. Thank you for understanding where I am coming from CampyCamp.
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    Public Making Masks

    Hey Lovinglife123! I am also seeing a lot of this on social media, and you bring up a good point that it seems the public is out of touch with the intensity of masks that we need. I have found a use for them, I am placing them over my surgical mask or N95. That way, if the mask were to get visibly dirty (from god knows what- the possibilities are endless) on the outside, I would just machine wash the fabric mask. I think they could extend the life of our surgical masks/N95s.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Why does it matter how old I am? This is a relationship that matters to me and I respect myself enough to know what I deserve at the same time. It is not first world problems to be figuring out who I want to spend the rest of my life with, and determining if I believe that person is supportive of me or not. I do respect his decision, however I feel that he is being over the top not even letting me see him in person while following social distancing etiquette.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    Correct, the gesture aspect of this is what will get us through if we cannot have physical touch- who knows how long the social distancing will go on for. Going to have to get creative. Thank you TriciaJ. I respect him not wanting to spend time with me, hanging out inside, watching a movie, eating together, having a drink etc... didn't know that asking to drive by and see him while maintaining social distance would get so many people on this post fired up---jeesh.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    The sass is uncalled for. Why does he have to touch the car???? Wrong of you to assume. Social distancing includes staying 6 feet away from someone. Which is perfectly acceptable in my situation.
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    That is a great idea. He is very much evidence based so he would read an article and follow it for sure. I actually brought that up last night to him- what if this happens again etc. and he had a very P.C answer.
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