Sunday, August 5, 2007

Working Where I Was Sick

Yesterday I worked with a nursing agency. I got floated to the unit where I was sick in December! It was weirdly uncomfortable as you can imagine. The first nurse I ran into said, "Your face is so familiar," and as soon as I said my name she exclaimed, "Yeah, you were a patient here last year right?"

Oh hells fuckin' no! She remembered? I was so embarrassed, I could feel my face tightening up. If I was lighter I would have turned red!

The shift turned out really good, she was the only one that recognized me, until I was giving change of shift report to another nurse, whose face I actually remembered. He made the same comments and this time my mortification was complete as I thanked God that he didn't have to put a foley in me when I was admitted. Luckily he was really nice and handled my pain well when I was there, cos if not, we would have had some words!

I survived both encounters with grace, I would like to think...

7 comments:

KM said...

It's so funny you're writing about this today -- I randomly ran into an old nurse on Thursday myself.
But I guess I don't quite understand your embarassment... I mean, you're a warrior... and you don't have anything to apologize about... If anything, like you say, they might wanna be on their toes if they'd done a crappy job...

Sorry if I'm being dense.

fitline said...

km - you ran into a nurse ? how on earth could you do that

Jaycee said...

lolll...thats funny that u ran into the nurse who treated you when u were sick...

Love ur documentation of ur TESTIMONIES.....you go SURVIVOR!!!!!

Cheerrrrrrssss! :)

Vixen said...

KM, I think it was just weird because I was a patient there...and now I'm on the other side of the fence. And when I'm in pain, I'm not a stellar patient at all;)

Fitline, sarcastic aren't we?

Jaycee, why do I feel like I know you in real life?

Real Life Drama Queen said...

I just want to know if it was the nurse you told off or not? If so, she should be the one embarrased babe.

Vixen said...

No, it wasn't. Fortunately for him, he wasn't working that night...or he might have been fired. I would have definitely had some harsh words with him!

KM said...

Lol, fitline... I should pay better attn next time, shouldn't I? ;-)

I get you, Vixen...