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Old 09-15-2007, 10:28 PM
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I was taking care of a 91 yof, she was watching me run around for a couple of hours (busy day, lots of patients) and she says to me, "Wow, honey you never stop moving!" I said, I know, my feet are killing me! Then she asks, "Why haven't you lost more weight?"
I got a chuckle out of it, I told her I guess I just liked to eat!
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:56 PM
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Haha, I love taking care of elderly people! They are a blast to talk to and they respect students nurses so much! I had to take care of 2 elderly women who were in the same room and they were the best of friends! It was awesome hearing them talk to one another and I will remember them for a long time.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:54 AM
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I was taking care of a 91 yof, she was watching me run around for a couple of hours (busy day, lots of patients) and she says to me, "Wow, honey you never stop moving!" I said, I know, my feet are killing me! Then she asks, "Why haven't you lost more weight?"
I got a chuckle out of it, I told her I guess I just liked to eat!
OMG!!!! I've often wondered that same thing myself - I run and run and the weight stays on! I guess it's because of famine resistance, a nurse never knows when she'll get time for a meal!

I LOVE the old folks - they are too funny and they say what they think!!
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:38 PM
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I think that's my problem. I'm always too busy to pay attention to what I eat.

I eat one big meal a day and snack for the rest.

When I was at the hospital, I was so dang tired at the end of the day, it was often tempting to stop on the way home or order delivery.

I'd be a lot thinner if only I had a personal chef and trainer...lol
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Whenever I think about being rich and all the things that I could possibly stop having to deal with (driving, cleaning, etc.) I always think that I'd like a personal chef the most. I hate cooking!
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:03 AM
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I was in LTC yesterday and I just fell IN LOVE with some of the little ladies there. One of them kept begging me for chocolate (this was before she tried to stab me with a fork.) When I went in to say goodnight, asked her if she needed anything else, she replied "Candy." Very matter-of-factly, too. SO cute.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:24 PM
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I think talking with them is an awesome way to enhance one's communication skills. They have so many great stories and it's pretty interesting to just listen to them talk about life.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:56 PM
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I was in LTC yesterday and I just fell IN LOVE with some of the little ladies there. One of them kept begging me for chocolate (this was before she tried to stab me with a fork.) When I went in to say goodnight, asked her if she needed anything else, she replied "Candy." Very matter-of-factly, too. SO cute.
Darling Caroline, One of the first things a student nurse must learn is respect for her patients. I find the term "little ladies" and "so cute" disrespectful and condescending. If you described my mum in this way, I would give you a piece of my mind madam.
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Whenever I think about being rich and all the things that I could possibly stop having to deal with (driving, cleaning, etc.) I always think that I'd like a personal chef the most. I hate cooking!
Cooking - blech! I want a chef. 24/7
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:07 PM
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Darling Caroline, One of the first things a student nurse must learn is respect for her patients. I find the term "little ladies" and "so cute" disrespectful and condescending. If you described my mum in this way, I would give you a piece of my mind madam.
Ah, but location is everything!

I would never refer to a patient like that in front of them or at work......
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