"Doctors and Nurses"

RTU'd

War Hero
You are more of a man if you ask for help with a mental health issue than bottling it up.
Asking for help can be a big step to start your recovery & too better health.
 

StBob072

LE
Book Reviewer
You are more of a man if you ask for help with a mental health issue than bottling it up.
Asking for help can be a big step to start your recovery & too better health.


I've given you an "informative" but probably not for the reason you think.
 

RTU'd

War Hero
I've given you an "informative" but probably not for the reason you think.
Oh, so you think i'm a cnut for saying it.

When I sought help for what was them clinical depression i was met with not sarcasm but caring mental health professionals who helped me to understand why I felt the way I did. It was not a quick fix, I owe my life to my GP!
 
This doesn't link through to the youporn that I'd hoped it would, after a particularly hard day at the office.
 
You are more of a man if you ask for help with a mental health issue than bottling it up.
Asking for help can be a big step to start your recovery & too better health.

Not always, it can be worse for people to get counselling if the funding runs out before they get better

Sometimes it's best not to look into the void
 

StBob072

LE
Book Reviewer
Oh, so you think i'm a cnut for saying it.

When I sought help for what was them clinical depression i was met with not sarcasm but caring mental health professionals who helped me to understand why I felt the way I did. It was not a quick fix, I owe my life to my GP!

I'm already under a consultant psychiatrist (fnarr) and getting help for that thanks.
 
Oh, so you think i'm a cnut for saying it.
More likely she thought your choice of phrase was better than telling her that it takes balls to admit that you have a psychiatric problem.
 

Auld-Yin

ADC
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Reviews Editor
Drift

I was sitting at home the other day when there was a loud knocking at my front door. I opened it to see one of my neighbours stood there with a very angry look about him. He said “I’ve just found your son and my daughter playing “Doctors and Nurses!”

I said “how old is your daughter” to which he replied “eight”; I said “my son’s eight too, it’s no big deal. They’re just normal kids doing normal stuff”

He replied “Normal stuff? Normal stuff? HE’S JUST TAKEN OUT HER FÜCKING APPENDIX!”
Should be proud of them both, knowing where the appendix is at just 8 years old!
 

RBMK

LE
Book Reviewer
I used to go out with a nurse and a right dirty bat she was too. I get a semi just thinking about her.

She was also not afraid to talk back to doctors when she thought they were out of line, which got her into hot water once or twice.
 

tiv

LE
That got you interested you dirty minded lot.

As some of you may know, I've struggled most of my life with mental health issues, but never before been admitted to hospital for a physical illness, so when I got the galloping shits and a temperature of 39.5 I thought it was time to go to the hossy as I felt something might be a bit wrong (being me, I thought I was going to expire).

The prompt assessment and care I received from the nurses and HCAs was exemplary, with kindness understanding and good humour. Nothing was too much trouble. But what is it with the doctors who pop in for five minutes with their entourage and then write a discharge letter full of innacuracies.

I know most of them do a grand job under difficult circumstances and perhaps I should have read the letter and corrected it, but I was in no fit state of mind or physical fitness to do so - all I wanted to do was get home with my bag of meds and sit in the shade with gallons of water and fags.

Anyone else experienced this? It's probably trivia in my case, but could make a lot of difference to another patient!
I have been attending Moorefields for a Choroidal Melanoma although the plaque brachytherapy took place at Barts. The staff at both places couldn't be faulted, even the food was enjoyable. The plaque was inserted on a Friday afternoon and, much to my surprise, the consultant wandered in Saturday afternoon by herself to see if I was OK. She even offered to call in on the Sunday if I wanted. It was the NHS at it's best.
 
I used to go out with a nurse and a right dirty bat she was too. I get a semi just thinking about her.

She was also not afraid to talk back to doctors when she thought they were out of line, which got her into hot water once or twice.
A lot of doctors in A&E are not long out of medical school. I have seen senior nurses giving some of them a hard time. A bit like a platoon Sgt with a wet behind the ears subbie just out of Sandhurst. I was always told that the worst time to end up as a patient in A&E is the second week in August as that is when the new doctors start, straight out of medical school.
 
I'm already under a consultant psychiatrist (fnarr) and getting help for that thanks.

You're doing it all wrong.

Stab a few gammons in the face while wibbling about Alan's snackbar and having a quiet dribble down your shirt, and you'll be on the receiving end of a Harley Street squirrel herder before you can shit your grundies.
 
Drift

I was sitting at home the other day when there was a loud knocking at my front door. I opened it to see one of my neighbours stood there with a very angry look about him. He said “I’ve just found your son and my daughter playing “Doctors and Nurses!”

I said “how old is your daughter” to which he replied “eight”; I said “my son’s eight too, it’s no big deal. They’re just normal kids doing normal stuff”

He replied “Normal stuff? Normal stuff? HE’S JUST TAKEN OUT HER FÜCKING APPENDIX!”
Drift cont'd:

Letter in my newspaper some years back.

90 something year old bloke was asked the secret to his longevity. His answer:

'Continuously lying to my doctor ever since I was in my 30's about my how much I smoke, drink, eat and exercise'.
 

Because

a) it's hard. Acute Internal Medicine gets all the bits that other specialities have turned down, and/or the interaction of multiple illnesses. Plus you are on shifts for nearly the entire training period, and then likely as a consultant.

b) it's not very sexy. There's no heroics on an operating table, nor being a heli-med. But neither is it something like dermatology or ENT where it's an office based 9-5 environment.

c) it's chronically understaffed. Because a and b, not loads of people chose to do it, so it becomes full-on, so people see what happens when they're med students and try not to do it, and so the vicious circle continues.

d) there's not a lot of opportunity for private practice. Whilst it's fine being young and idealistic in your 30s and 40s, by the time most Consultants hit their late 40s and 50s, they're thinking about creating enough of a nest egg to retire comfortably and not do shifts into their 60s etc. You need a way of making money to do that - AIM doesn't do it.

I absolutely accept that is wildly broadbrush, and informed by lots of (biased) medics who do nearly every other specialty apart from AIM.
 

colinmc400

Old-Salt
Drifting off a bit, but for some reason, i have always been drawn to the female of the nurse species and ended up with one full time. Even my major non nurse girlfriend was a medical secretary and the two muckiest sorts i ever had the pleasure of, were both nurses(the wife continues to give it a good crack mind), with top spot going to a QARANC gal.

Just a shame that classic nurses uniform had disappeared before i got a sample.
 
I used to go out with a nurse and a right dirty bat she was too. I get a semi just thinking about her.

She was also not afraid to talk back to doctors when she thought they were out of line, which got her into hot water once or twice.
I had a fling with a QA Cpl, her best mate was a QA Sgt, they were batshit. Used to finish their shift on a weekend and go on the piss. Then phone the block phone at dark o'clock and sing The Sun Will come out tomorrow, or some such, down the phone. nearly got busted leaving the girls accommodation by the RSM. I blagged my way out of that by saying I was In a band.
 

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