Help, I’m sick!

June 7, 2007 at 12:09 pm (Uncategorized)

Florence Nightingale I am certainly not. I don’t know how to deal with sick patients. I can see I’ll never be the mother who will have her kids flock into the warmth of her loving arms to make it all better. No, I’m going to be the one that puts them in bed, gives them lots of pills then extol the virtues of sleeping while you’re sick.
It’s not a bad thing, I think, because some of us are just not good nurses. The desire to help someone who is sick is there but the ability is, alas, lacking. We just can’t help it.
In that same vein, we’re also not very good patients. I don’t do being sick very well. I’m cranky and bitchy when I’m sick so, fortunately for everyone else, I’m glad I don’t get sick often.
I’ve often wondered if it’s possible to do a turn-around and become a super nurse when your partner/child/mother/sister/father, etc is sick but am starting to think you’re either born with it or you’re not.
Now you’re all probably thinking I’m callous but it’s not that at all: I just don’t know how to be all nice and helpful. I feel like I’m getting in the way and making it worse for the person. If only there was something like Rent-a-Nurse…now there’s an idea that could make us all heaps of money…

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7 Comments

  1. madamm said,

    Don’t worry dear…some of us barely know how to look after ourselves…

  2. kash99 said,

    U do know Florence Nightingale screwed all the sailors and got syphyllis…and then died!!

  3. tbhanks said,

    Yoh Kash99 – where did you get that info? Seriiiiaaas?
    Mrs M – that’s why we have friends to help us look after ourselves. Like a never-ending box of Kleenex on legs.

  4. kash99 said,

    Look it up..i’m K@K serious!!..she was actually very very Jas..and suffered the consequences..dunno why they taught to us that in school..and conveniently forgot to mention how the jas tief died!!!

  5. tbhanks said,

    I am so shocked. They teach us all this stuff then hide the fact that she was a manky skank?! Terrible education system we have, ne. Jarre, there goes another female role model.

  6. kash99 said,

    I know, sif ne!!

  7. tbhanks said,

    Maybe that’s why the pay teachers so little money.

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