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  1. nursel56

    Rude Facebook Post

    Agree. I wouldn't block or unfriend him because there are many people who simply say dumb stuff in a crude attempt to be funny, friendly or as a really awkward pick-up line. I would not assume a hostile intent. But I was born without the "ignore" ability for the most part . . .a private message can get the point across without embarrassing the person.
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    Confession time! That baby has always creeped me out. His precocious dancing skills make me think by the time he is two he'll be saying "hey, Toots -- how's about you poppin' the top off a fresh brewski for me? Monster Truck Smackdown is about to start". :smokin: I like this one ༄◦°˚°◦.¸:bby: ¸.◦°˚ˆ*♡∗¸¸.◦
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    :lol2: Starting IVs might be a bit of a problem, but it's all about teamwork! The fat horse nurse finds turning and lifting a breeze . . .
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    I thought that said "can a fat horse be a good nurse?" I don't really see why not.
  5. nursel56

    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    But Demylenated knows exactly what I meant without knowing who or why I said I meant about that -- in post #171. I am sorry for being so cryptic but if it makes you feel any better at all I am sure you are the only one here who knows what "Fluffy ran off with the Nasonex Bee" means. I loved that show! Now all the cadavers are incensed when they discover their morgue doesn't look just like the one Alex used in CSI:Miami. Where is the ambient gold and orange lighting? The music? The spacious quarters? Just wait til I get my bony hands on that survey card . .:mad:
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    One must learn to grasp under-the-radar subtl-- subtle-- suddle-- oh damn, it's gone now! Buh-bye correct way to spell subtlety!! Subtleties I mean! Oh **** now where did I put that air-incept it was just here a minute ago! Oh alright fine. Give me your hand and I'll write it on a Sharpei. I can assure you I was not talking about the kind of obesity colddeadpeople was talking about and neither were a goodly number of other people here. In other words, at least you didn't correct my spelling so a big +1 for you!
  7. nursel56

    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    rn/writer -I was so upset thinking I might've misspelled "kluge" !! My understanding is that it is a clumsy workaround fix to a problem with a computer program like using duct tape and bubble gum to fix a broken object ☞IRW (in the real world but that one is still on probation) or. . . . . as I now know it is a type of or-derve or canappy . . . . . . those are alright but I far prefer to serve a conniption. Pass a tray of conniptions out at your next bridge club get-together and enjoy the ooooohhs and ahhhhs on your friend's faces. What kind of obestiy are we talking about?
  8. nursel56

    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    Dear Daughter! I first learned these way back when Compuserve was still around. I was part of a Quilting and Sewing Forum and those ladies in their 70s were all about the "DH" and the "flame" and the "hack" and the "kluge" - it was very impressive.
  9. nursel56

    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    You can LYAO but you shouldn't ROFLYAO 'cause that will get your clothes dirty and you might catch something. I would like to keep the old school acronyms as an hommage to the people who started arpanet and usenet and stuff. Typical text message abbreviations well. . . it's just not the same. Sorry for the OT comment. Distracted by DD and her friends.
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    The public is fairly bristling with biases, pre-judgements and bigotry about quite a few qualities a nurse may have, or not have. Or maybe they have. If a person (and incredibly, some do) makes a remark about, or a mociking hand gesture about, or mocks the accent or appearance of a nurse, we do not tailor our lives to that person's unfair assumptions. But wait!! Nobody has to be a fat nurse!! They chose that! Maybe they did. Maybe they didn't. But I am sure as hell not going to throw all in the same basket because their life history isn't written on their forehead. And I don't think being privy to an insulting remark some person makes about another person will be my rationale guiding my attitude going forward. Isn't prejudice defined as something we decide about someone else before we know them? I would just love to be with a patient who demeaned a colleague who appeared "fat" because they are taking steroids to treat their lupus, RA, etc, are battling lymphedema, taking chemo that throws them into instant menopause, or psych drugs that enable them to be out in the world as a functioning member of society and support their families. I'd love to have that conversation. I don't want to to talk about those people who huff and puff and wear ill-fitting scrubs, or whether it is true that fat nurses skip patient education because they are too embarrassed about being fat, etc. We can always find an extreme example of any quality to use as an excuse to denigrate others who share that quality. So I'm not going to go there. Who on earth would put down someone's efforts to get themselves healthier in their own lives? I would hope nobody would. But to then use yourself as a silent yardstick that colors your attitude with respect to your function as a nurse is misplaced unless you have occasion to tell that patient about your story. And they have promised not to try to sidle out of the room just as you're about to get to the most riveting subsection or have their eyes slowly begin to glaze over ... kidding. . don't flame meeee :chair: We can talk about people who are not physically up to the job, and we can talk about some of the atrocious scrub get-ups people arrive to work in, that's fair to talk about. It isn't singling out a particular group.
  11. nursel56

    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    They'll understand some day . .somehow but in the meantime.. :hug:
  12. nursel56

    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    Actually I've never seen a patient "dismiss" as in "I don't want you for my nurse" based on weight. If you mean to dismiss the information they are attempting to provide -- as I said before, but not exactly this way . .we have no control over the biases people have (and there are many). The patient has no need or obligation to judge the nurse on their merits as a person either when deciding whether or not they would like to die an early death from DKA or kidney failure by not accepting the dietary information presented because they don't care for the person who presented it . We're not talking about a gym, a personal trainer, a cosmetic surgeon's office or a situation like that because they would never be hired in the first place at one of those places. . You think nurses being overweight is the reason we have a problem being respected by other professions? Based on what? Is the patient over eighteen and not suffering from a developmental delay of some kind? I don't know where you work, but where I work doctors just love overweight nurses who know what the hell they're doing rather than the one who you could bounce a dime of their **^ I think I prefer my area. That is a scurrilous accusation based on not one single shred of "evidence based" information. Where are you getting this stuff? Well, I've been reading this forum for 8 years and that question has been asked thousands of times. Not once has the answer been "don't be a fat nurse". I really hope your patients can't pick up on this extreme fixation with "fat nurses".
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    Your case is one of the most striking examples of why traveling in this direction --- it can easily become cruel. Steroids, many psych drugs . .. as you know the list can go on and on and maybe the inactivity from convalescing will cause a person to put on some pounds. If anyone can look at a healthcare provider and know how they got to where they are I'd like to hire them to tell me when the Big One will hit California. Otherwise just drop it. A stigma that people with deadly forms of lung cancer not caused by smoking have to endure the looks of disgust and lack of compassion -- I guess they have to wear a sign to avoid that? Don't assume anything! If a person who is overweight for whatever reason and the term used is "stuffing their face" "wolfing down food" etc to me is abhorrent. I don't happen to be overweight, but I love Hostess Sno-balls (verrrrrrrry rarely of course;) - I guess I am a poor role model, too. I just never put my snack foods in my work clothes pocket.
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    Why would a nurse be "chowing down a Big Mac" in front of a patient at all? Would it be alright if a skinny nurse was chowing down a Big Mac? Do your overweight friends tell their patients they are "working hard on it?" They must be in order to be an inspiring caretaker rather than an inspiring person. Of course the "walk the talk" issue makes sense - but only if the person hearing information about their own health decides on his own to factor what the nurse does with her life into whether or not they will choose to take the information offered and relate it to their own health. If they have the thought "why should I do anything that nurse said because she is fat?" you have to wonder how seriously they take their responsibility for making changes in their own lives as well. I realize that probably sounds nit-picky but I do not believe a nurse should be judged that way, period. If other people want to use a fat nurse as an excuse not to take care of themselves that is not his or her problem. If one cannot perform their duties on the job - that is fair to bring up, but just as with the 83 year old nurse in another thread--- judge on the task performance and not the age (or the weight).
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    Can a fat nurse be a good nurse?

    I don't know about anyone else, but when I was in nursing school there was no section there about my personal choices having anything to do with how good a nurse I might be or not, so there's a false premise in the question. I've never had a performance review that rated me on how well I personally adhere to the coursework presented. Never seen a survey that asked a patient whether the nurses appeared to "practice what they preach" or not. If people are going to say that when you decide whether someone is a "good nurse" or a "bad nurse" based on their personal choices it is unfair to judge only those things gleaned from someone's appearance.
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