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    Anxious but thankful

    Feeling very #anxious about having to flip my schedule for work tomorrow. I’m on night shift for the next 4 weeks, then after I’ll be permanently on day shift. I’m an ICU #Nurse started 13 months ago! Working night shift has definitely worsened my #LymeDisease symptoms. I’m trying not to focus on how miserable night shift makes me feel, but rather focus on how #thankful I am that I can handle working (for the most part), that my manager was understanding about my need to switch to day shift, and that I only have 4 more weeks worth of night shift.

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    Survivor & advocate here 💜

    Just wanted to introduce myself to the group. My name is Jen. I struggle with my mental health daily. My most recent trauma has me self isolated and scared to even leave my house to start working again. I’m trying to get better every day and I’m struggling. I’m finding support on apps like this and I would appreciate any advice from the community. I’m also here for anyone who needs a friend. 💚💜⚓️ #PTSD #sasurvivor #SexualAssault #MentalHealth #mentalhealthadvocate #Nurse #Therapy #Healing #ProjectSemicolon

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    Feeling lucky

    I have a handful of chronic Illness and I’m also a nurse. I recently went back to work part time after being out on medical leave for 10 months. It’s truly kicking my butt, but I’m so happy to be back. I got called bad ass and and inspiration, but In reality I just feel lucky. I’m one of the lucky ones who can still work, albeit part time but I’m working. I don’t feel deserving of being called these things. Yes, I have daily struggles but so doesn’t everyone.

    #ChronicIllness #TPN #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Intestinal Dysmotility #AutonomicNeuropathy #AutonomicDysfunction #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #Nurse

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    Who even am I?

    Started back to #Therapy this week. My homework was to “do something just for me, something I enjoy”.

    I had to think about that, I’m still thinking about that. My career and my life revolve around caring for people. I used to say that my #Joy comes from seeing others happy but maybe that isn’t true anymore. Maybe I have cared too much and helped too much and maybe I don’t enjoy it anymore. It’s sad to say that and I still care of course but I don’t get joy from it, I do it out of duty and responsibility now.

    So what do I enjoy? What will I do this week for me?

    I’ll set myself #free . I’ll allow myself to not care about anyone else, even if just for an hour. I may not know what my #selfcare will be just yet, but I’m going to let myself find it.

    #Nurse #Burnout #Stress #overwhelmed #tired #angry #anxious #depressed #fighting #journey

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    Those iv machines are OBNOXIOUS 🤦‍♀️

    <p>Those iv machines are OBNOXIOUS 🤦‍♀️</p>
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