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  1. First I'd like to say good on you for entering counseling. You were honest about your concerns, and summed things up pretty good for me when you said it has been rough for you for over 16 yrs. I have come to this AN forum for over 4 yrs and have received some of the best and caring advice when I could not obtain it anywhere else. Especially us being nurses. We are supposedly made of steel and can handle just about anything right? It's all different when we come in the garage door and our relations are tearing us apart or completely down. I'm not attempting to armchair psychology you, but it sounds quite positive that your husband may be willing to let 3rd party intervention be beneficial to your marriage. I have been with one man for 15 yrs and have lived with what I am certain (evidence based) is a combo of depression/bipolar behavior from him. And throw in some serious narcissim. I am always hopeful for any couple who can enter counseling, and or a good doctor who can prescribe the best mood stabalizer for an idividual. I have an undergrad degree in psych, and was so pleased to be able to work at a private stand alone psych hospital. So far that has been the most best nursing job I have ever had so far. Here I was working as a psych nurse, living with a man I've known and loved 15 yrs displaying behavior that would get him admitted by a coroner. But, I was not so lucky. We tried entering counseling two separate times and he scared the shoes off both therapists and one had to call a cab for me, made me stay in their office and refused to let me leave in his vehicle with him. Yeah, that bad. What I am eluding to is that if your husband is willing to or accepts support through counseling or a med therapy that is a gift to you, him and your children. I feel your pain, and wish the very best for you and your family.
  2. newtress

    "It Ain't Because You're Beautiful"

    Here's what I think will happen to her. She's a NP student right now stinking of arrogance and truly believes she is above it all. Eventually she will become that NP. I think she will make some mistakes. Probably a big mistake. Her NP halo will be tarnished. I think I would be compelled to flip my hair right back at her if she's standing that close to me. If she objects, I'd say "yeah that's irritating isn't it." I see employees come to the floor who aren't in a nursing capacity who wear club gear with skin tight clothes and stilleto heels. They can barely walk off with three charts in their arms about to topple over. They look stupid and this student NP doesn't realize how stupid she looks acting/talking like she does.
  3. newtress

    Mercy - NBC show all about nurses

    Sorry folks, the 20 minutes I stomached of the bowling alley scene with them drinking and doing shots was lame-o, and the patient purposely being dumped to the floor from his wheelchair I thought was more akin to Saturday Night Live.
  4. newtress

    Mercy - NBC show all about nurses

    I lasted about 25 minutes into it. This has got to be the worst nursy medical drama I have ever laid my eyes on. Numerous references to the character being "nothing but a nurse" you're nobody of any importance here, and gets slammed again by a patient calling her a "jacka$$" as she's hanging a bag. Acting was lousy and none of them really did much of any patient care that I could see, and where were their stethoscopes? They had nothing to do at the station and the rediculous personal relationship crap, the nurse who now only wants a guy rolling in dough, grabbing her cell phone call right in the pt room, some ex fiance waltzing into a patients room to stir up biz with the nurse, and the totally predictable doctor nurse lip locking against the wall crap. Needless to say I did not like it and thought it was stupid, demeaning and complete junk. Complete dumb down, and the viewers think it's all cool and edgy TV. Thanks NBC for putting us in a bad light. :down: :down:
  5. I fully agree with what Shocker29 has said. I realize now I am a minority as a new nurse that thinks the stigma attached to nurses is bad enough and now we are cast in a light that is not too professional. People get so deep into these rediculous characters portrayed on these pay channels. I'm sure I will be :angryfire for saying this, but I think how this character is being portrayed and introduced to the audience from what I've seen so far is one word: Idiot. The entertainment media in this country, and others too, seems to all be based now on how screwed up someone is, or who where and how they can score some meaningless sexual conquests. I'd just like to see some better writers coming up with something other than the same old predictable story line as mentioned above. Looking forward to seeing HawthoRN and Mercy.
  6. Thanks for the info about the new show Hawthorne. I did some fishing around on it and I read the synopsis of the story and character. Sounds like it's going to be a really decent smart drama. Then I was able to listen to a radio interview with Jada Pinket Smith. She is the executive producer of the new TNT show and was able to write for some of her charge nurse character. Also found out that her mother was an RN and she wanted to see a show produced that portrayed people doing extraodinary things for other people, and that nursing was more than healing a medical problem but also helping to heal the soul. This sounds to me like a decent smart drama worth watching. It will be airing sometime after june this year.
  7. IMHO: This is not going to be a positive thing for nurses. To use the character of a nurse represented in a pay per view channel to entertain the public with their predicitable so called edgy storylines that all render down to two things: forbidden sorid sex scenes and illegal drug use. Great way to embrace the public's trust in nurses eh? That is basically the premise behind all those pay channels. Polygamy, New Jersey mob families, vampire love, on and on. I told someone to watch for the next big shocker. They will try to fashion some storyline theme involving incest. That's my prediction. It's all junk TV to me. Few see it as I do, and that's what keeps those channels rolling in dough.

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