OK, get report, start the day by giving morning insulins as the trays come. Walk into pt's rm, knock loudly, call his name, no response. Get closer to bed, call name again, pt jumps up, cussing and screaming, and tries to backhand me in the face!!! I jump back, he keeps cussing, and all heck breaks loose. Loooong story short, he walks AMA. AAAArrrrrrgggghhhh!!!!!!So when did nurses become punching bags for freaks? I swear he was a meth head. All the more fun. I am soooo tired of this crap! Supervisor was good, she said if he touched me she'd call the cops, but dang! Not the way I wanted to start a 12hr shift! I had enough adrenaline, it would have been a very very bad thing if he would have hit me. I'd be in jail. And that's the thing--they can do whatever they want to us, and we have to take it. We can't even defend ourselves! WE turn into the bad guy if we practice self defense! Why oh why didn't I go to law school or something??!? Maybe been an accountant???