How my Nursing shift went

Well I got through a shift that I worked last night, and it was a lot of difficulty. One of my fellow coworkers asked me if I was alright and said I didn't look so good. Besides having quite demanding psychiatric patients I felt like a psychiatric patient myself. I knew at one point that my blood pressure was probably really high too, as I was extremely stressed out. The constant chatting at the nursing station and the patients families and the constant demands really got to me. I felt like my ADD was making it very difficult to concentrate. Besides the fact that I have had to keep a straight face while trying to treat other patients. While coping with my own anxiety and depression. By the time I got home I felt so emotionally drained. Not to mention the pain in my back hips and neck from my fibromyalgia is acting up really bad. Anyway I'm going to try and finish my shifts for this month and then possibly go on sickleave when I have enough hours. But I'm marching along the best I can...

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  • looking4me, it sounds like that was quite an ordeal for you last night. I didn't realize you work with psychiatric patients, not that the other departments aren't challenging, but it's a completely different type of circumstance. I bet your pressure was high with all the emotional encounters. I have Fibro as well so I can truly understand how that plays a big part in your work. I admire you for finishing your shifts for the month and wish you the best in taking some time for you. Stay strong. x

  • Thank you so much for your encouragement. It means a lot.

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