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Why do people...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

..have to be so hurtful? We work so hard here to help those that need us...and people are so ungrateful. I was deeply hurt today because we had a cancer patient in that needed xrays- we had to move her onto the bed and turn her on her side...her son accused me of trying to make her suffer because she was a cancer patient...As a cancer survivor myself, that really cut deep...also, I am not in my profession to make people suffer...I was doing the best I could for her...the situation wasn't helped by the fact that the stupid nurse that was with her tried to hurry me up and make me do shoddy work that would later reflect on me...I'm afraid I let them have it- when I announced to the cocky son that I was a cancer patient, he shut his stupid mouth.
It seems these days that we are in a thankless profession..I sometimes wish I had some mindless job on a production line where I didn't have to see or deal with the population of today.

To all the relatives that wish to take a swing at the medical and paramedical staff- we are here to help, not to listen to your abuse...where you are now, some of us have been...

Small wonder that i am constantly stressed out- everything is suffering...weight loss, mood, it just seems to have knocked me flat and i am finding it hard to get up again...It is always the way- because I don't show my feelings and try to be ok, they think nothing is wrong...hurting people isn't what life is is for living, and we should all try to live as best we can without hurting others...
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    People who work with the sick are angels. I am glad that you stand up for yourself and let these people know what's going on. Some people just insist on opening their mouths before putting their brains in gear.
    1699 days ago
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    When I was recovering, I would walk around a small park in my neighborhood. Admittedly, I would walk slow but at least I was trying. I had gone from not being able to walk AT ALL to being able to walk about 15 or 20 minutes.

    Some stranger came up to me and said, " You know you would get more out of your exercise if you would walk faster." I am normally a very calm person and try to be polite but, believe me, I let her have it. She apologized but I bet she thinks twice now before criticizing people At least, I hope she does.
    1702 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2013 11:44:31 AM
  • SLACHETKA103145
    emoticon emoticon from a patient who would do anything for her chemo nurse! I don't want to do it without her as she is the most supportive person in the world!

    In fact nurses have the most indepth love I have ever felt! Just know for every abuser there are 10 of us who truly understand your service!

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    1702 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2013 5:32:00 AM
  • AUNTB63
    1703 days ago
    I also believe that you are an angel for what you do!

    As a cancer patient myself, I deal with nurses often, and I am proud to say that my best friend's daughter, who I consider a niece, is in that profession also. I know it's not an easy job.

    I'm glad you let that guy have it; maybe he will stop and think next time before he shoots off his mouth.
    1703 days ago
    nurses are angels emoticon on earth. People are so hurtful and rude lately but it is good to remember that we are all hurting . We never know what someone else is going through, or what has been done to them. We can't change the world only ourselves. Try to concentrate on the positive in your profession. Be as happy as you can . emoticon emoticon
    1703 days ago
    I am so sorry that the son mistreated you that way. I hope that next time his mother has to go through x-rays again that he is not in there.

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  • JACKIE542
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    1703 days ago
    People is stressful situations and who are hurting (especially for their loved ones) are often unkind, rude, and say things that they normally would not say. So do each of us. I work as a special ed teacher and routinely give up my planning periods, my lunches, my evenings, etc. and have been the target of some pretty nasty words. People do things under stress, guilt and worry that do not reflect well on them. As a caring person you are understandably upset, but maybe remembering that these are people who are scared, stressed out and not at their finest moments. Move on and don't take the attacks personally - it is more about THEM and where they are than about YOU.
    1703 days ago
    Yeah - *families* - *relatives* - they can be so much more horrid than *BOSSES* (please don't ask me how I know this)......


    That was good of you to tell that person your truth - he needed to hear that! So many people are so $#!@# self-absorbed (whether legitimate or not) that they can't "see the forest for the trees"!

    Please know that you and others like you are truly *angels* - I've seen firsthand how wonderful these people can be!

    Sorry you were mistreated so badly - hopefully that person learned a very important lesson!

    1703 days ago
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