I'm going camping next weekend with my men's group, and then it's back to New York for my brother's wedding. The night before I leave NY I'll be getting together with a few friends from high school. We haven't seen each other in over 10 years! Well, I guess it's really more like 25 years. That would make me how old?
What I've learned so far working in the hospital:
- Sick people aren't so scary after all.
- Older adults are really, really special people.
- It's easy to make a mistake administering meds if you're not careful.
- It's easy to be careful administering meds.
- Some nurses are nice; some nurses are not so nice.
- Some people are nice; some people are not so nice. (Wait, I already knew that)
- Poop ain't so bad.
- People don't like having a plastic tube shoved down their nose.
- Hospitals may generate more pollution than the automobile industry.
- It doesn't matter (to me) if I don't get A's, as long as I'm learning and having more fun than misery.
- As a nurse, it's good to wake somebody up and see how they're doing. They may not seem happy about it, but it's what they need in the long run.
- In two months as a nursing student, I handled more drugs than I did in four years as a high school student. Well, not exactly, but we sure do dish out a lot of drugs!
- Sick people need nurses.
- Nurses need sick people.
- I guess that breaks down to, "We all need each other."
Macho Nurse out.