Fellow Nurse with a no moral compass - page 6

Hello, I have never done this but I figured this is where I could get the best advice. My best friend who is a RN is cheating on her husband for the last 3 months. He is retired military and works... Read More

  1. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from Davey Do
    C'mon now, Spanked- we're talking nurses, not lawyers!

    Disclaimer: I personally have nothing against lawyers. For real! Some of my best friends use lawyers.
    My parents (and many relatives) were lawyers. So does that make me a demon spawn?!
  2. by   amoLucia
    Hey Davey - you know that pic of the dude at the screen should be the posterboy for that nefarious character that we oldsters here on AN try to warn unquestioning and/or naïve posters about WHO ELSE can post on AN.

    Now we have to talk about my fav soapy Novella on the blueside. No R or X rating there

    Wish more contributing authors would contribute.
  3. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from Davey Do
    "Little did he know? Little did he know?!" Hilbert exclaims. "I've written papers on ‘little did he know.' I've taught classes on ‘little did he know!'" A common literary device, "little did he know" implies the existence of someone who does know.
    -Stranger Than Fiction
    This is akin to "Suddenly, without warning..."
    As in "Suddenly, without warning, his car was t-boned by an 18-Wheeler."

    (PS, I loved it on page 5, where you said you "titrate" you feelings.)
  4. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Mudpinesredneck
    Sad as heck! Up here it\s meth. Badly.

    Last January I was at work when my chest started hurting after running around the building.

    My left arm started tingling very bad and I just overall felt real bad

    I admitted myself to our small town ER. The first words out of anyone's mouth, who just so happened to be the LVN doing triage I believe, was along the lines of "How much meth did you consume? Do you do cocaine or any other stimulants/illegal drugs?"

    Some folks tell me it was because I work 7 days a week, and just looked burnt out, others tell me it's hospital policy. Just that big of an issue up here.
    I had a serious work-related back injury a dozen years ago, and every so often it flares up. I had spent several days on my BFF's farm helping her burn brush -- cutting up thicker trunks and hauling them to the fire, splitting firewood, etc. Work I wasn't used to. My back pain flared up and doing all of the usual things didn't help. So I decided to walk it off. Alice wanted to walk through the new Christmas lights display in her small town's park. After about five minutes, the pain was excruciating and, worse, I couldn't walk straight. Alice drove me to urgent care.

    They did an exam and X-rays and all the things they usually do in Urgent Care, and then the NP asked me what I wanted for pain. She listed several narcotics and waited for my answer. She was absolutely flabbergasted when I replied "Actually, I thought you'd give me a prescription for Physical Therapy." She recovered quickly and wrote me the script for PT, AND she wrote me for 20 Vicodin tablets and muscle relaxers. After I got dressed again and was walking out of the clinic, I heard a couple of employees saying as I passed, "There's the lady that asked for a PT prescription!"

    Later, Alice told me that there's a really big prescription drug problem in her area.
  5. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Ruby, I know that had to be back in time a ways...now, some folks would be shocked, but LOVE to be asked which pain medication they would like:
    "Um....I'd like everything on the left-hand side of the menu, please!"
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    Ruby, I know that had to be back in time a ways...now, some folks would be shocked, but LOVE to be asked which pain medication they would like:
    "Um....I'd like everything on the left-hand side of the menu, please!"
    That was last month!
  7. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    YIKES!

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