Marla, I had to laugh when reading your post! I put the gloves on, after getting everything ready, and then try to feel the veins. Then I routinely rip the gloves off my hands and start the IV without them. This old nurse has just been starting them too long bare-handed! And I too wish there was a glove out there that one could feel veins through! (and it would have to be durable so as not to tear, and it would have to be cost-effective in order for the hospital to DEIGN to purchase it! Where's my magic wand????)
Earthchild, I'm with you, I bite my nails down down down. Wish I didn't, and YES, of course I've tried to stop (people think I LIKE my nails looking like this????), hate the acrylics: hate the time spent sitting, hate the money spent, hate wearing nail polish, hate the smell while they're being applied. Well, we can't wear them at work now anyway, so that's that! I do have two nails I keep longer, as "tools." My oh my, TMI!!! I'll quit now, lol!