Published Apr 17, 2003
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Lack of oral care is my biggest fear if I should need long term care-my hubbie said he would change my diapers, I should have specified that the employees would eventually notice that and to practice brushing my teeth.
I just have to say that sometimes my feet smell bad. Sometimes I come home and wash my feet just so I can stand them. It is really weird, but certain times of the year are really bad. I don't think it's bad hygeine - just some chemical. I'm very aware and self conscious of it. I understand everyone who has this problem.
Stinky butts, I don't understand, if you are capable of wiping.
This may sound terrible, but washing patients is the least favorite thing I like to do in nursing. Yes, I know you need to see the patient to do a head to toe assessment.......Dehissed incisions, gaping decubes--no problem. I especially hate when dirty people flake skin all over the bed....yechhh!
I feel the need to add some balance in support of those poor folks with anal fissures, hemorrhoids, s/p rectal surgery which left them with mishapen ani, diarrhea etc who are not able to clean themselves appropriately after defecation.
I thought that was at least a part of what we do.
Many people dont consider their bodies as important as their SOULS
They notice their feet least of all because they are at "the the bottom...I believe this is a cultural phenomenon
My husband is a Russian-American. His first language was Russian. He went to Russian school every weekend in Palo Alto to learn to read,write and converse fluently in Russian. He was enrolled in Russian Scouts ( a paramilitary organization) so he would mingle with Russian-Americans, Russian- Canadians, Russian-Mexicans, Russian-Argentinians, Russian-Dutch children and meet a nice girl to marry, as his brother and cousin did.
Well he rebeled. Not only did he marry a non-Russian , he married an older divorced woman with 2 children!(My inlaws have over the years come to love me and I them)Thoughts for another thread perhaps...
My husband did not consider his body his own. He never considered it... anything I guess.
Unlike we Americans he allowed it to midlessly to carry him along. If he got sick a doctor would fix it- would tell him what to do.
He never considered that he had either a responsibility or a the ABILITY to keep himself well. What happened to his physical self was beyond any individual control.Just feed it and put clothes on it.
To me this is a very foreign and bizarre way to think.I dont believe it's solely because I am a nurse.
I was never taught to censor any emotional response, as my husband was.
I was taught that my body belonged to me and no one could touch it without my permission... and that I was responsible to feed it right, exercise it, wash it, be aware of any changes in it, make it feel good, etc.
Oddly enough, this is a foreign concept to many many people:D :chuckle
I wasn't aware of the shaving cream to the feet trick, but shaving cream works wonders to get dried feces off of stinky butts.
Especially in those situations where the pt has been setting/lying in it for a long time and it is nearly impossible to remove. A thick layer of shaving cream will make it easier on both you and the pt.
Originally posted by Hardknox Wow! I'd like to try that on the shoes in our nurses locker room! Can you imagine everyone coming in in the morning to find shoes full of shaving cream? Seriously though, that locker room stinks. Any suggestions to deoderize unwashable shoes other than Gold Bond Powder??
Wow! I'd like to try that on the shoes in our nurses locker room! Can you imagine everyone coming in in the morning to find shoes full of shaving cream? Seriously though, that locker room stinks. Any suggestions to deoderize unwashable shoes other than Gold Bond Powder??
Try Febreeze or any of those other spray on fabric fresheners. My family, too, is blessed with stinky feet and I use Febreeze (extra strength ) on my leather boots and other dressy shoes.
dirty unwashed bodies do make me ill. I can deal with poopie, blood,what-not but NOT people who have the means but do NOT choose to clean up. being in OB, I am amazed how grooming standards vary by person. truly amazing ....
this is actually a thread?
Tweety, BSN, RN
Originally posted by JNJ I feel the need to add some balance in support of those poor folks with anal fissures, hemorrhoids, s/p rectal surgery which left them with mishapen ani, diarrhea etc who are not able to clean themselves appropriately after defecation. I thought that was at least a part of what we do.
I thought that was at least a part of what we do.
Point well taken. Whom we're talking about are those who can and don't.
Now, I'm off to buy some Febreeze for all my shoes.
Not to gross you all out, but the stinky feet, smelling butts, intoxicated breath, fartatious smells I can handle. It's those extremely rare cases of folks who haven't taken off their shoes in AGES that they have maggots chewing on their feet. Now that will definitely turn my stomach!
Hope no one is munching on anything right now!!:)
I will try febreeze. I tried lysol - didn't work - but never thought of the febreeze. Thanks!
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