Friday, December 19, 2008

Ten Dancin' Ladies for ER Nursey

On the tenth day of Christmas, your true love gave to you, ten ladies dancin' . Hmm, what kind of dancin'?

Well let's pretend they are actually ten hot Chippendale dancers.......then they can do whatever dance they want!

Q.1 When did you decide you wanted to be a nurse?

The day I realized my bum of an ex-husband was always going to be a bum and kicked him out. I needed a job where I could make a decent living since I didn't think I would ever see a dime of child support (and never did) My family laughed themselves silly at the idea since I am not known for being "warm and fuzzy."

Q.2 What's the best part of your job? The worst?

The best part is when we have a really sick, unstable, actively dying patient and we all swing into action to save their lives. Or when I have a patient who is writhing in pain-pale, sweaty and vomiting because the pain is so bad and with an IV and some medication I can take the agony away. Or when a patient is dying and I can help them die with dignity. There are many, many best parts - these are just a few. The worst part is the people who abuse the system. I hate the sense of entitlement that is so pervasive in our society.

Q.3 Did you have another career before you became a nurse?

Great earth mother, I gardened, baked my own bread, canned our own produce and all sorts of crazy things. If any of my friends heard that they would laugh in disbelief.

Q.4 Is this really a true story?

A nurse caring for a woman from Kentucky asked, "So how's your breakfast this morning?" "It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste," the patient replied. The nurse asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled "KY Jelly."

Well that wouldn't be the strangest thing I've ever seen. Just recently I had a homeless guy bust open the hand sanitizer and was eating it trying to get drunk. I last year I had a guy that was swigging down the contents of his urinal.

Q.5 A lot of people get to my site after googling things like "hot nurses". Y'all seem to have quite the reputation. Do patients ever hit on you?

Yes but they are either A) older than the hills or B) crazier than a bedbug or C) blind drunk. Sadly I am a little more than middle-aged and my 'hot nurse' days are over.
Q.6 When did you first hear the expression "nurses eat their young"?

In nursing school. Unfortunately it is true. This is one of the reasons why nurses will never advance as a profession, some of us are too busy back-stabbing and fighting amongst ourselves to organize. If we could organize we could be the most powerful profession in America.

Q.7 What's the most useless thing you have ever bought?

Well I would say the exercise bike but it actually performs nicely as a place to hang clothes at the end of the day. Hmmmmm.......

Q.8 If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

I'd like to be able to fly.

Q.9 Tell us about the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you on the job.

I tripped over a kick bucket and fell down ending up half behind the head of the gurney. Of course the doctor was in the room along with three of the patient's family members.

Q.10 What food do you absolutely hate and will never eat?

Any sort of organs, I am not much of a meat eater anyway but organs are DISGUSTING!

Q.11 What's the name of one movie that you watch over and over?

Last of the Mohicans

Q.12 For the most part, nurses and doctors don't really bitch about each other in the medblogs. Is that because there is not that much to bitch about or are y'all just playing nice on your medblogs?

You know there are things we do that irritate each other but when you work together in 'the pit' you become family. We bitch but there is a lot of love there also.

Q.13 What do your co-workers do that really irritate you?

Leave their trash all over. I CANNOT stand that. I would be scared to see some of their houses.

Q.14 Tell me the craziest thing you have ever seen at one of those wild hospital Christmas parties I'm always hearing about.

I don't go to them but boy have I heard some stories! Who needs to go to parties to see wildness? At my last job two of the traveler got fired because they got caught having sex in the employee bathroom while supposedly working. Both of them were married, not to each other. Both were men. I wondered how they explained that to their wives.

Holiday Quickfire Questions.


a. reindeer...Vixen

b. cookie...Frosted Sugar Cookies cut into holiday shapes

c. carol....Oh Holy Night

d. holiday television show...The Year Without a Santa Clause

e. activity....Watching 'A Christmas Story' on Christmas Eve in our new Christmas 'jammies and slippers which is the one present we open on Christmas eve.

Thank you for being my tenth day of Christmas, ER Nursey.


ERnursey said...

Thanks for including me :)

Anonymous said...

Hmm...Last of the Mohicans...One of the best ever.