I debated on wether I should post this :uhoh21: but thought it would be cute to find out if any of you met a doctor, other nurse, patient, visitor, etc... on the job and dated or married him/her!!!!
Let's hear your "hospital romance" story
( no flames here!! I know alot of you are too busy to even think about it on the job, I also know some of you hate doctors, hehehe... but I'm sure there are some stories out there )
Mar 6, '03
I also met my husband on the job.
I was a new orientee for a critical care fellowship
on a trauma-neuro ICU. He couldn't be missed on arrival for my first day to the unit. He looked like Grizzley Adams at 6'7" and over 300 lbs. I was impressed with the contrast of size his versus
the kindness and gentility he was showing a 91 year old 4' nothing lady who was his patient.
It turned out that this man was to be my preceptor, friend and years later my husband.
Last edit by Chiaramonte on Mar 6, '03
Mar 6, '03
My husband and I met at work over the xerox machine in the copy room. He was the receiving/distribution coordinator and I was a a new nursing manager at the hospital. The receiving window was directly across from the copy room , and he enjoyed watching me get frustrated with that lousy machine. He tells me that I was thought to be standoffish and stuck up in those days (meanwhile I was just nervous in my new job and wanting to do well) and he just HAD to mess with me! (I learned a lot about how to present myself from this experience)
It was pretty common for me to get frustrated over that copy machine (It was ridiculous-I could operate 4 kinds of heart monitors, intraaortic balloon pumps, ventilators, the computer system, my tempermental car, or anything else-but that copy machine defeated me every time! )
He decided to come across the hall and help me and tease me-and actually said that the xerox machine reponded to him because it was female...I of course got irritated and intrigued with him at the same time.
We dated for a while, then ended up friends. Several years later-having left that hospital we ended up getting together again as a couple and married almost 5 years ago. Strangely enough he is now in nursing school. He gave me a home copy machine as a gift 6 years ago. I still call out for him when the paper jams, and he is the one who changes the toner!
Last edit by Gardengal on Mar 6, '03