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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!
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LITTLEBO 11/6/2012 9:47PM

    My friend is an ER dr and she has some crazy storis, too.......

Best to throw the candy away...no one, not even your kids, need it......
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MIZINA730 11/5/2012 10:56PM

    I have friends who are nurses and they speak of much the same things. If you exercise four out of seven days, I think you'll be okay. Don't worry about things you can't change and be happy for what you can do. Anything that you do adds up. And chuck the candy if your kids can live without it. It's not worth having it around.

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MAHGRET 11/5/2012 9:51AM

    Thanks for the work you do.

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EWL978 11/5/2012 9:31AM

    I have the utmost respect for NURSES!!! To me they were a way of life for many years, not only as a patient and/or a member of a patient's family, but I also worked with their scheduling, so I understand. It is "almost" a thankless job and you have to truly want to do it.

Please let yourself relax and enjoy the little things....I just know there are some.

Keep on keeping on....I'll be thinking about you.

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YOGAWITCH 11/5/2012 9:16AM

    I had give the candy away

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