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luvbug has 8 years experience.

I have been nursing in clinic for almost 9 years, have one lovely handful of a daughter. I live for summer weather and ride Harley Davidson motorcycles with my hubby whenever I can

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    Pregnant in Nursing School....

    I think it still is a pretty inspiring thread, just because one or 2 people have to say something negative doesn't mean it has to be true. look at all of us who did do it. And my baby did not suffer because of it. She was perfectly healthy and well taken care of in the time I had to be in school. I also didn't suffer. I kept my GPA above a 3.5 and kept my job and all of that. It all turned out just fine. You can do anything you set your mind to. :)
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    Pregnant in Nursing School....

    I was in much the same situation when I had my daughter and went through the same dilemma in my head in the very beginning. I thought "how am I ever going to finish school now,when we're only allowed 2 absences per semester?" But something in me and the Lord above told me I could do it, no matter what. Back when I went, the very last class--kind of an internship--was only offered for 2 weeks in the summer. I finished all my clinicals and had my baby...2 weeks before the internship was to start. Again, I debated on whether to try to tough it out or wait until the following year. Thanks to my mother and sister being able to watch my daughter, I was able to do the class and not have to wait. If I had waited, I probably never would have gone back. It is amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. Beautifully written artcile, proudnurseRN!!
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    Anyone Bipolar???

    How does one get diagnosed with BiPolar?
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    Nursing & Depression

    I didn't read the entire thread either, but about the first 4 pages or so. Anyway, I feel like the depression symptoms I have came WAY before the nursing career. However, I felt that they were much more manageable before I added all this extra stuff to my plate. I sometimes (thankfully not every day) take my work home with me and want to be the perfect nurse to every patient. I think this requires a huge amount of effort and now that I am getting close to the depths of the depression area, I am having a hard time listening to pt complaints and actually lending a sympathetic ear. Just way too much effort some days. Why do I want to get out of bed and listen to other people's problems when mine seem so much worse? (even though they maybe aren't). then I have to go home and be supermom there too. anyway, I did post a similar reply to a different thread about this, sorry. I just need the vent. Even though I don't know any of you personally, it helps to know that I am not alone and that at least SOMEONE out there might understand how I feel.
  5. even though I wasn't a computer analyst (I was a cashier at a department store) nobody ever asked me such questions either (Imagine that). But now wherever I go, I pretty much get asked some kind of medical question and actually feel kida stupid if I can't answer it. But sometimes I wanna say, I'm a nurse, remember? Not a doctor:nurse:
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    what ?? he went home??? ( vent)

    is it possible that since you said "yes, but later" he took it to mean that when he was done with his duties he could go? Maybe he thought everything he had to do was done and headed for the hills... (and everything that he thought was done maybe wasn't but...)
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    Nursing is Making Me Sick

    I think your body will adjust somewhat, but it can take a long time. You will have to decide if it is worth it to continue or not. Otherwise, just start job-shopping. Good luck!
  8. I had one, too and I actually tore from it. it was not a pretty site at all and it did make things uncomfortable for a while and just plain...different for awhile after that. I think it was about a year or so before things felt "normal" again, but every once in a great while, it will still bother me during the act. Hopefully not TMI (Too Much Info) for anyone
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    Should I say something ?

    I have to agree, though a little hesitantly. (did I spell that right?) While it may just irritate the ever living snot out of you, if she isn't harming anyone, there isn't much you can do. However, the reason I hesitate to agree is because if she ever did come in smelling of alcohol or if you had any other proof (other than the "he said, she said stuff), I might then say something. At that point, who knows what kind of care she would be giving?
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    What is this?

    we have a pt with chronic sores on her legs with very porr circulation to her lower extremities. her specialist that she just saw suggested this hyperbaric treatment like 2-3 hours per day, 5 days a week. Does this sound right or that it might even make a difference? she has had these sores for over 10 years now...
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    have you ever had a pt that you cant tolerate!???

    I have one like this and she is so particular about everything, she will only deal with me as her nurse when absolutely necessary. She actually will call the other nurse at home. I think it is because she coddles her more than I do. I mean, i am nice to her, but I don't overly indulge her. anyway, while in clinic, she will come out of her room repeatedly to "just ask a question." and she doesn't care if we are in the middle of a conversation with another patient or anything, she just starts talking because she is the only patient in the clinic you know. Arrgh! She drives me so nuts I can hardly stand it when I see her name on the schedule. thanks for letting me vent about this one, I know it is hard to understand just how much she makes me mad without being there...
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    we will be keeping our fingers crossed for you!:wshgrt: P.S. anyone want a laugh for the day? I have a computer at work that doesn't really keep up with the times too well and I didn't even know the smilies moved or did any action at all! this is SO much cooler to see on my home computer (I just got internet here--I am a little behind the times). Anyway, feel free to have a laugh at m expense!
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    I Pass Nclex RN Exam

    :balloons: How exciting! I hope one day I can post those same words on this site. I'm not even in school again yet though, so don't hold your breath! HA HA. Now you can have some quality R&R :tbsk:
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    :yeahthat: :typing:
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    Tattoo's on Nurses

    I have one on my lower back that I guess is referred to as a 'tramp-stamp' as well, but I wanted it there so I could cover it up in my everyday clothes. The only time is shows is in a swimming suit. Our facility doesn't seem to be too strict on tat's, but then again I have a hard time finding anyone who has a visible one. We are not allowed any visible piercings except our ears.
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    I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Babies

    I see this is an older thread, but I just stumbled upon it. it was very well written AND a job well done!