Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Super Nurse and her Apathetic Sidekick Cats

Nursing school is an adventure like never before, where Super Nurse (really Student Super Nurse, but we aren't going to get into technicalities here) leaps bedpans with single bounds and dodges exams with her amazing super powers. Her apathetic cats diffuse her textbooks into her mind with their amazing powers of osmosis! Okay, not really. Nursing school is hilarious. There is that single awkward moment where you have your gloved hand on a man's genitals, a catheter tube in the other, and you suddenly realize you dropped the lube. Oh, did I mention that there are three other nurses watching? I need somewhere to record all of these ridiculous moments, and some of the serious ones. There is all sorts of things that go on in a hospital that isn't like what you see on television. What I have discovered is most important in this business is that each and every patient that you have is first and foremost a human being. They are not the condition they have or the disease that has ravaged them. They are a human soul that needs caring for. The nurses that care for these patients are human too, and it seems to be an amazing relationship between the two. Usually the relationship is one of trust and dependence. When someone else is wiping your ass, it can get a little sticky. The doctors may diagnose you, but I am the one that keeps you alive: remember this.


Suzan Buckner said...

lol..this is fantastic!! Have you ever thought about being an author? You could be a nurse/millionaire author...I love you!

Kathy said...

Hi there~
You ARE your mothers daughter. I am Kathy a blog friend of your moms. She has always cracked me up, calling you "she who knows everything"...or whatever it is. I love her sence of humor and I see you have it also. I will be watching for more posts from you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim Mailhot said...

I totally agree with your take on the nurse/patient relationship. I think it is one of the hardest jobs out there. And the profession definitely doesn't get the respect it deserves a lot of the time ! If you remember everyday for the rest of your career what you said here, that there are just two human beings coming together to get through a sometimes difficult, and often at least stressful, situation, then you will truly be she who knows everything ! Everything you will ever need to know to be the best nurse out there, that's for sure !

Welcome to Blogland. May it bring you a safe haven for your venting and a great place to share the hilarity of your nursing adventures !
Cheers !
(ps. What cat isn't apathetic ??Want sympathy, get a Lab ! I have both, so I know !!! ;-) )

Liv said...

catheter in the wanker. ha. i put yer blog on my site.