Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I would be the worst nurse ever

This morning I had a doctor appointment and instead of leaving myself enough time to eat breakfast and get everything done before the appointment, I left enough time to take care of Pippi and rush out the door. I had enough time to choke down a cup of yogurt and that's all. If you know me at all, you know a cup of yogurt for breakfast it just a tease.
My new obsession. Too bad I didn't get to taste it.
















So I'm sitting, waiting for the doctor for what seemed like forever, all the while listening to my stomach growl. I met with the nurse, then the doctor, then another doctor, then the nurse again, before the doctor came in to do the procedure/remove two moles. Even though I knew exactly what they were doing and felt no pain, I still knew what they were doing, and I could feel my heart rate rising/internal panic.


Beaker: the poster child of panic.



















By the time it was over with, I was nauseous and feeling shaky. I didn't really think anything of it until I was paying and things started to get fuzzy and black. I've given blood enough times to know what comes next and I really didn't want to pass out there and be stuck there for longer while they "monitored" me. After paying, I went to open the door and I was sure it was locked. I pushed and pulled and nothing. Thankfully someone was coming in just as I was leaving and they got the door for me. As soon as I got to my car I laid the seat down and after a few minutes I was fine.

The point of this post? (Yes, I have a point. Shut up). I don't know how nurses do it. I can't even think about a medical procedure being done to me without getting queasy, and I wasn't even watching! How in the WORLD do you do it?!

15 comments:

  1. Oh that oh so familiar feeling. I am surprised you made it to your car. I have little warning before I go black.

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  2. Also, I've had a ton of moles removed. If you don't require stitches, you aren't allowed to complain. :P

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    1. Wait...I don't believe I was complaining. Telling a story isn't complaining.

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  3. Your mind must take you there huh? I'm not squeaminsh at all. SHould've been a nurse I guess!

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  4. You should have said you felt light headed to the nurse, usually they give you a granola bar :)

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  5. Oh I hate that pass out feeling. I have done it at the dentist several times, and while giving blood. I work in the operating room and nothing there ever bugs me, just when it is done to me. glad you made it to your car okay!

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  6. Apple cinnamon Chobani? How did I miss that? I must find one and now. LOVE Chobani.

    I hate that feeling. Glad you were able to make it to your car to relax in comfort. I sure hope you got to eat!

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  7. 1: Chobani rocks
    2: Just had about 10 moles removed myself, had to go back in for excision on 4 of them. Sucks. Skin cancer SUCKS.
    3: If we were all nurses then who would be the patient?
    4: If you had fell down at the door it would have made the story more dramatic. Next time consider telling a fib in your story for dramatic flair. Just sayin.
    5: I'm glad you didn't fall down.

    You favorite nurse (just go with it, we'll pretend it's true. I am a nurse, I'm going to believe I'm your favorite.)
    Ronna :D

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  8. My job would make you cry. Actually, I almost went to nursing school and then almost medical school, but you have to like people to work in healthcare and I don't. That's the same reason I didn't go to vet school (pet owners). I like medical stuff, just not patients.

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    1. Sounds like you were almost a sugar mama.

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  9. Apparently, I need to try Chobani.

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  10. I am exactly the same way. I flip out getting dental work or anything done even if I can't feel a thing. I can't watch it on TV. Eric makes fun of me because I flip out and demand he change the channel even if they are not SHOWING anything, but if there is the implication of something like that going on. I have no idea how nurses or doctors do it.

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  11. I've only felt this way once and it was after giving blood. Thank goodness you felt ok pretty quickly!

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