PostOpPrincess

PostOpPrincess

M/S, MICU, CVICU, SICU, ER, Trauma, NICU
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PostOpPrincess has 30 years experience and specializes in M/S, MICU, CVICU, SICU, ER, Trauma, NICU.

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    The Last Obesity Thread

    I have no thoughts--negative or positive--about people with weight issues. I've had to lose weight myself and I am constantly on the lookout to maintain myself within a healthy range--for MY own health. I do not think people with who are obese are stupid or mean or any of those judgemental descriptives. They are people and that is it. What I do have issue with is people who are obese and expect to NOT have trouble after having a surgical procedure with moving, or walking or any of those things people who are not obese are expected to do. Many do. It is just the way of size. If you are big, it is more difficult. That's reality. No bones, no pretenses, no nothing. I cannot and will move you by myself if you are two or three times my size. First, I wouldn't be able to keep you from falling without hurting you or myself. So yes, I will ask several people and yes, it can be undignified--even if I try my very best to keep it with as much dignity as I can possibly can. It's just reality. So here is a sobering fact. If you are big, things seem to be harder, especially post-op. That's it. Bottom line. No judgements.
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    Should 'we' pay for the cost of non-compliant obese patients?

    Obese is obese. It is what it is. What I am referring to is the "delicateness" of which we treat all peoples who we know are doing what they should not be doing. I lay things out to people as I see it. If you smoke, you will probably die from something caused by smoking. Or not. The stats are there. If you choose to smoke, so be it. I will not hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be hunky-dory when you are gasping for a breath you are so desperate to take and cannot. I see the same with obesity. SOMETHING--i.e. food is the addiction. If you are obese, you will be subjected to certain problems. The ones I see are orthopedic related. If you are big and don't stop getting bigger, you will have orthopedic problems. Or not. I will not pretend that being heavyset is just "okay" while you are desperately trying to get around and you cannot. Especially if you are young, have your wits, and are generally healthy--and I mean healthy in the true sense--i.e. just overweight. Would I treat people differently because they have different problems? What for? In my eyes, they are all the same. There is a problem. There has to be a solution. To choose that solution is always individual. If an individual chooses poorly, then they are the only ones who will suffer that consequence. Like I said, it is what it is what it is.
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    Should 'we' pay for the cost of non-compliant obese patients?

    Although sensitivity has it's place in nursing, I am tired of the blind eye we constantly turn to the issues that are laid out before us. People who smoke should stop smoking. They are non-compliant. They continue to be admitted for their emphysema and whatever else they cause to themselves and aren't sorry for. We call those frequent fliers and chimneys. They are what they are. The same with the druggies. The same with the food addicted The same with anyone who is addicted. The biggest problem I see everyday is the inability for people to cope, and I realize how crazy our society is. Am I sorry for feeling this way? Nope. I am a pragmatist. People who are obese for whatever reason should think about their health; if they don't take care of themselves, it is only human for those of us who have to deal with their issues to not feel so sorry. I do not have one ounce of pity. Empathy? Yes. But it is what it is. Whatever name you want to label the addicted with--they are still what they are. A problem for our society. Period.
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    Should 'we' pay for the cost of non-compliant obese patients?

    Slothful and gluttonous make BECOME offensive words, but they are adjectives of what people ARE. If she literally eats like a glutton, does that not make her a glutton? If she doesn't move, is she not slothlike? This PC crap we play is for the birds.
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    'Intactivists' to San Francisco: Ban circumcision

    Because I could. Last time I checked, he's the person I am in CHARGE of taking care of until he is 18...i.e. legally, emotionally until I die. No foreskin issues. He's 15 now and his biggest problem is getting his driver's permit. Woot, woot! I don't remember him coming to me and having a discussion about his non-foreskin....not once....not ever, as in NON-iSSUE..... I just wanted it. My brother had his foreskin removed (I remember because my mom DID NOT circ him) when he was 16 and it was humiliating, and extremely painful. THAT's what it's about. Like I said, people in SF are kuckoo, kuckoo, kuckoo.....:uhoh3:
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    'Intactivists' to San Francisco: Ban circumcision

    I personally think that people who OCD about these kind of issues (much like the breastfeeding nuts) have nothing better to do.... Personally, I am more worried about going to Haiti in February because there is a cholera outbreak. I can't afford to get sick. I also volunteered some time at a shelter.....puts things in perspective... San Francisco is the land of the kuckoos....
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    'Intactivists' to San Francisco: Ban circumcision

    Banning? That's crazy. Let the people make choices. You know there are other things in life that are more pertinent to living than just circs...this is what happens when people have so much time on their hands....*shaking head*....
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    'Intactivists' to San Francisco: Ban circumcision

    My son was circed, like Daddy...no harm and he was fine during the couple of days after. We don't have to deal with foreskin issues.... Each person/mother/parent/ etc., should be able to make their own decision. To circ or not to circ is a personal choice. Only crazy people will try and stop others from making PERSONAL CHOICES. and I mean CRAZY.....CRAZY.... So...yes, SanFran....you peeps are nutso there..... J
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    Obama Care and Nursing

    There's more disaster coming. Hopefully, it gets defunded.
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    It's not our place to judge a patient

    I had a gay patient the other day who was trying to hide her homosexuality--as if it mattered so much to me and the healthcare team. It didn't matter at all. I felt very bad for her because her life is probably like that all the time.
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    Do you favor healthcare rationing?

    Very sensible as well. You will only be flamed by the people who think "mean" and "nice" should be part of our responses--very emotional, non-thinking responses. Your statements are very logical to me.
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    Do you favor healthcare rationing?

    Your points are very sensible...you will end up with many opponents to it...
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    Possibility of a zombie outbreak??

    I would love to be in the middle of a zombie outbreak. I'd be able to use my new superpowers!
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    night shift and new puppy!! any tips?

    Life is hard with a new "baby." You will be sleepless for a few weeks--hopefully not long.
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    New Healthcare Plan Musings......

    hahahahahahahahaha.... so true....