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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RN = Registered Nurse = Really Nice

Overall, I do have a lot of respect for the nursing profession. I've poked fun at nurses, as I've run into some RNs who are know-it-alls or just plain frustrating. But...

...after a recent stay in the hospital, I have to give you guys props.

You have MILES upon miles of patience. No matter how irritating or unreasonable the patient is, you still smile and offer them service and act like it's your pleasure doing so.

I don't know how you do it.

I was a "fall risk" at one point during my stay, and was not allowed to go to the bathroom without assistance. Aside from the fact that my bladder is the size of a grain of rice, the doctors were ordering ridiculous amounts of IV fluids. As a result, I had to pee (literally) every five minutes.

And every time the nurse or assistant came to answer my call, they did it like it was the first time I'd pressed the call button (when it was really the fifth time in the hour).

I won't even get into the things they had to do for my roommate.

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