Monday, November 05, 2012
I'm trying to quit raiding the Halloween candy! I also want to get back to exercise. I'm off work monday thru Thursday so I usually always exercise those days. I hardly ever exercise Friday, sat and Sunday when I work at the hospital on a busy medical floor! Those 3 days I literally almost never sit down at work except for lunch if I get lunch! You can only go to lunch if there is another nurse willing and not too busy to watch your people. Your patients have to be stable and not going through a medical crisis. I will often miss lunch to expedite paperwork so someone can get discharged quicker if they are in a hurry! The only time I ever minded doing that was when the patients husband came out of the room every 5 minutes to yell at me for not getting it done quicker! I was missing lunch to get the discharge papers done quicker and every time he complained it took longer because I had to stop working on it to talk to him! I wasn't allowed to tell him any of that! You usually miss lunch for a admission or if you have to call a Dr etc. I love taking care of people but there are tough things about the job! When Drs say no about meds patients want, or other things people often get mad at us we have very little to do with this. Drs order what they want we can suggest but in the end its up to the Dr. Anyway after 3 days at the hospital I'm physically and emotionally exhausted and its hard to get back into exercise!