Ya know Timmy....
Its funny, thats what I have been doing these last few weeks. Not every single time. But sub-consciencely (sp) I find myself doing that when I am faced with something difficult or something I dont know how to handle.
I also find myself doing it when I talk with my boss...but sometimes it comes out all whiny "i will toooooooo!" lol.
My patient is one of my companies most difficult cases for many reasons. I am the only nurse that has lasted with her for more than a day or a week. The family doesnt speak any english...and I speak NO spanish...makes for fun convos
When the Dr's or the case mgrs or therapists need anything, they talk with me. When the patient needs anything, I take care of it. I get called on my off days, use to be at all hours till I started turning off my phone at night...just to handle things. No, I dont get paid for that stuff...she needs it, so I do it.
But im the go to person for her. I use to say yeah, ok, i think I can do it. Now I say, I intend to get that done by such and such a time! Its amazing how different things are when you look at it from that point of view.
Anyways, now that I have rambled you to sleep....
Thanks so much for your great outlook