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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Nurse Fun

There is the nastiest cold going around our facility. And let me tell you, like kids sitting around the dinner table, only medical people can top them when it comes to disgusting topics. Even the dietary aides are telling me about the color, quantity, and quality of their snot.

The staff, myself included, sound like a TB convention. I'm going to be forced to order another case of tissues. But snot production isn't the only thing the staff confides in me.

The activity director lifted her pants leg on Wednesday to show me what she was sure was scabies (it was not). The laundress came in from her medical leave last week to have me rewrap her bandage after surgery for carpal tunnel. And one of my nurses came in from her medical leave on Monday to have me put a new bandage on her groin (next to the crotch for those of you who do not know anatomy).

It is amazing to me how quickly people lose their boundaries once they discover that you practice anything in the medical field. They will practically drop their drawers in public to show you their surgical scars or their owies.

There is something rather touching about all of that trust. But really. When was the last time you showed your crotch to your boss? Granted, all of these people have known me for several years. But it still worries me that they allow me such intimacy.

The helping professions are all about trust. Still, the trust has to be earned. And it should be situation appropriate.

A word to the wise: Don't show your crotch to the person who is supposed to do your annual performance evaluation.


Blogger Seabiscuit said...

NursePam you have my word that under no circumstances will you ever see my groin. Thank you. :)

3:57 PM PST  
Blogger Laurie said...

Lol, I will only show my groin area to those who need to know... and those who are willing to pay for a quick peek,lol, just kidding,... I charge everyone! ; )

6:00 AM PST  
Blogger G. L. Gross said...

LOL! Unless you're my nurse, you will never see my groin. LOL!

Great sense of humor you have, that's why I like you.


11:31 AM PST  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Mebbe it's a pick up line... "wanna see mah scar?"

If someone drops their shorts in front o' me, I'm outa there.

6:35 PM PST  
Blogger Seabiscuit said...

Happy Thanksgiving Pam! Hugs!

6:30 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must be the little nurses' suit! *laughing away* .. clothes dropped without hesitation! Now THERE's a trick!! *hugs* ~ Nony

1:47 AM PST  

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