So, there's this really handsome doctor

  1. A few months ago, our hospital recruited a new pulmonologist to serve as medical director for our ICU. This guy is 35 years old, single, and absolutely gorgeous. All of the younger nurses are panting over him, but he doesn't seem to notice them. What he has seemed to notice is, of all things, me. Shortly after he arrived, he asked me to go out for drinks with him. I told him I am married, and he has never asked me out again, but my co-workers have noticed his behavior around me, and they say I behave differently around him. He often tells me how lucky my husband is, and compliments me on my skills, knowledge, and compassion. He never makes sexual remarks, but there is definitely a sexual undercurrent to some of our conversations. I have to admit that I find him extremely attractive. I was assisting with insertion of a PA catheter last night, and my pulse was racing just from being near him. He spends a lot of time talking to me, and we have become friends, but there is also a definite chemistry there. Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely NO intention of doing anything with him. I would never hurt my husband that way, or jeapordize my marriage. It just feels really good to be around him, and it's a real ego boost to have someone 15 years younger find me attractive. There is already some gossip at work, but I usually hust laugh it off. He is aware of the gossip too, but I think he enjoys it. I can't really avoid him, since he is consulted on most of the patients in our unit. Lately, I have been keeping our conversation professional, but even then, I still feel giddy and nervous around him. Gawd, I feel like I am in high school again.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    and you say this like it's a bad thing

    just kidding :chuckle i don't know what else to say.
  4. by   Stargazer
    Hey, sometimes having an innocent flirtation--and a reason to put on lipstick in the morning--is just the pick-me-up a girl needs. If crushing on the new doc makes the shift go by faster, then just enjoy it for what it is.
  5. by   NurseDennie
    Yeah, it sounds like you've got a good handle on all this. He obviously is a man of very sound judgment and impeccable taste.

    Love

    Dennie
  6. by   CATHYW
    Hey, girl! There is nothing wrong with enjoying the attention of a man that makes your blood run faster, as long as you aren't alone together, all hands are in plain sight, and all four feet are on the floor.

    You can enjoy a intriguing friendship, and learn TONS from a Dr. like that! The main one that I can think of was the ED Director when I was first an RN-same thing (and he was Black you all, in the SOUTH!)-we enjoyed being with each other, flirting with each other, teasing each other, even debating each other, (sometimes a bit angrily). I learned SOOO much from this man-more than any nurse ever taught me in the ER. He even taught me how to wrap a dressing on a head so that it would stay, correctly! LOL!
    Enjoy yourself RNinICU-life is short, and there are too few good-looking, intelligent men around! LOL!:roll

    (remember-you promised to behave yourself!)
  7. by   nursenoelle
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Stargazer
    Hey, sometimes having an innocent flirtation--and a reason to put on lipstick in the morning--is just the pick-me-up a girl needs. If crushing on the new doc makes the shift go by faster, then just enjoy it for what it is. [/QUOTE


    I concur..enjoy the scenery
  8. by   Mkue
    I concur too, it sounds harmless
    Last edit by mkue on Oct 16, '02
  9. by   LasVegasRN
    Nothing like a looker to get the motor humming. Enjoy!!

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