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What would be YOUR Specific Orders?

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by LasVegasRN LasVegasRN (Member) Member

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From another post of mine....

"I tell my friends that if I am ever unconscious in the hospital that they BETTER make sure to get the HAIR OFF MY CHIN. Do NOT have me laying there looking like Grizzly Adams. I don't care if they have to smuggle in a razor, wax, Nair, or tweezers - GET IT OFF! I can deal with being in ICU on a vent with hairy legs, but BY GOD GET THE HAIR OFF MY FACE. If I wake up and I have a goatee, I AM KICKING THEIR A$$!!" :p

Seriously though, if you had to write your own orders in the event you ended up in ICU or the ER, what would you say? What would want or not want?

I'm serious about the chin hair :D

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live4today is a RN and specializes in Community Health Nurse.

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I would definitely want sex every three days...close the drapes and let my husband have his way. :chuckle

YES! YES! YES! DO shave that chin hair off...and remember the legs too because I have never gone without shaving my legs since age 14. :chuckle

Brush my teeth and keep my mouth refreshed at all times. Don't forget to put on my makeup, especially my lipstick. :D

Oh...and put a sign above my bed that says "Shhhhhh... quiet please...healing in progress! If you must speak, speak softly to me 'cause I can still hear everything going on around me. Oh...I have to sleep with three pillows in order to breathe properly when lying on my back. Don't laugh around me when I am snoring because I do snore on occasion. :rolleyes: :zzzzz

Next, I would like to hold a nice fluffy teddy bear at all times to ward off any bad dreams, and play my ocean music 24/7 so I can dream about being at the beach instead of in the hospital.

Keep my room smelling fresh at all times. Keep it clean, too.

Lotion my body after a bath, and for heaven's sake...comb and brush my hair! :chuckle

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"I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows." -- Janette Barber

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Girl, I forgot about the hair. (Note to my best friend Deanna: Make SURE YOU BRING A BRUSH AND A PRESSING COMB!)

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judy ann specializes in obstetrics(high risk antepartum, L/D,etc.

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I have a standing order for DNR, NO IV, NO SUBCLAVIAN, NO ET TUBE, NO G/J-TUBE, NO TRACH. I'm thinking about getting tatoos. Do you suppose anyone would be surprised to come at me with a laryngoscope and find "no et tube" tatooed on my soft pallette? By the way, have I forgotten any thing?

Seriously, I'm ready to go whenever He wants me. Now, let me make it clear, I'm not planning any long trips soon, but I'm ready when He calls so don't get in my way!!!:saint: :saint:

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live4today is a RN and specializes in Community Health Nurse.

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Originally posted by LasVegasRN

Girl, I forgot about the hair. (Note to my best friend Deanna: Make SURE YOU BRING A BRUSH AND A PRESSING COMB!)

:rotfl: :roll :rotfl:

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live4today is a RN and specializes in Community Health Nurse.

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Judy, I don't want any life sustaining machines attached to me either UNLESS the doctors know for certain I'm going to recover with mind and body completely intact! Well...at least as intact as it was prior to the injury. :chuckle

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Hmmmm....

I would definitely want an attempt made to save me, but nothing really crazy, if I had some accident or trauma. But if I was terminal? Just give me some O2, some roxanol, and keep me comfy.

In any case, I would want someone in the room praying in tongues and the TV tuned to TBN. Cause==ya never know.... miracles happen :chuckle:

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It's all about the hair! You guys know how I am about my hair! Don't make me post more pictures!

Heather

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well first....nooooooo stupid residents!!!!!!(just the smart ones and they know who they are}

second...in the words of delta burke...."keep me plugged in until i'm a size 6."

 

 

originally posted by obnurseheather

it's all about the hair! you guys know how i am about my hair! don't make me post more pictures!

 

heather

............heather.....still waiting for a pic of the mall hair....would be a cool avatar!!!!!!.......lr;)

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Brownms46 has 27 years experience and specializes in Everything except surgery.

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originally posted by l.rae

well first....nooooooo stupid residents!!!!!!(just the smart ones and they know who they are}

second...in the words of delta burke...."keep me plugged in until i'm a size 6 ;)

:rotfl:....:rotfl: :rotfl:

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SharonH, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Geriatrics.

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Let my beautician sister-in-law in to braid my hair so I don't look like Medusa with my hair standing up.

Ditto on the chin hair.

Double ditto on keeping my teeth brushed and my mouth clean.

NO TRACH unless they are absolutely sure it will be reversed!!!

Don't even think about giving me Ensure or Boost or any of those nasty "supplements".

At least 3 blankets on my bed at all times because I am cold-natured.

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A box of Krispy Kremes and a morphine drip.

:clown:

Linda

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