I am a nurse. For 30 years of my career, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I took care of women through all stages of labor and through their delivery. Due to the many times that I have worked 16 hour shifts, I bonded with many women and helped them through long hours. Finally, through much work on the mom’s part with my guidance, she would be ready to deliver. In would sail the doctor, spend five minutes catching the baby, and then pose for all the pictures. I would hear from the families how wonderful he/she was.
Then why is my back killing me because I stood for two to three hours with a woman in a variety of positions including resting her foot on my shoulder while she pushed? Oh, and did I mention that she is also paralyzed from the waist down from the epidural, so I was also helping to hold her up while she squatted to push?
Why have I had to change my scrub clothes twice in a shift because someone either puked on me or amniotic fluid soaked everything?
Who is it that actually got that IV started while reassuring the poor mom?
Who is it that took the camera out of the daddy’s trembling hand and started taking family pictures because she knew that otherwise there would be no proof that he had even been in the room? And capturing the look of wonder on both parent’s faces at the same time.
Who is it that cleaned up every body fluid that can spew from a human, with a smile on her face and encouraging words for the mortified patient who has never been sick in front of a stranger in her life?
Who is it that tracked down the anesthesia people, chased them out of the lounge, and threatened them with their lives if they didn’t take care of her patient, NOW?
And when things didn’t go well, who was it that took that poor baby that didn’t make it, cleaned it up, dressed it, wrapped it in a soft blanket, and brought it to the broken-hearted parents to hold for the first and last time?
Oh, yeah, Dr. Marvelous is just great.
I’m just a nurse.
Nurses are so underappreciated, like, seriously guys. All of my best memories from hospitals as a child were because of nurses.
..I’ll never forget the first baby I caught as a student nurse because the doctor was out buying a magazine or something because the mom was “only 50 cents’ worth of dilated” and couldn’t possibly be ready to deliver for another three or four hours. Oh yeah.
Most doctors are wonderful. No question. But 90% of the people who take care of you in the hospital are the nurses.(via dduane)
[Trigger warning: sexual assault]
About the Doctor not understanding humans, there’s an easy excuse that could’ve been used, but wasn’t. They could’ve written him as spending a long time away from people (thinking about the lives he’s ended and his place in the universe maybe?) and forgetting how everything is supposed to work. They didn’t take that route though, which is a shame
That still wouldn’t justify the sexual assault. Even in that case, there are so many imaginative ways to show that the Doctor is out of touch with 21st century British norms without resorting to sexual assault, such as being overly formal with people (and following the social norms of, for example, Victorian England) or coming up with some weird alien way of greeting people that the Doctor has forgotten humans don’t do (such as exchanging hats with everyone in the room).
Choosing to use sexual assault to show the Doctor not understanding social norms is a choice made by the writers, and it’s permeated by rape culture, which sees this sort of behaviour as potentially funny and a casual way to show the Doctor’s social awkwardness, rather than as something threatening and scary for the victims.
So, we’ve got the date, we know who’s coming, all we need now is a list of movies.
Seeing how Katrin and I are the most ‘experienced’, we’re (trying) to make a list of things everyone should’ve seen, including classics, bad movies, good movies, stereotypical movies, and so on. However, if any of you have any films they would really like to see, or any genre/actor/actress they want to see, then please let me know.
So, I am starting 2 petitions against creepshots, I want them shut down. I literally just posted these, and I am trying to spread the word. I would love your help, and signature :)
I need 100,000 signatures by March 27th on the whitehouse one, and they will have to do something.
In a startling revelation, the daughter of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni admitted today during a radio talk show in Mbarara, in Western Uganda that she is homosexual, and that she is revealing this fact as a protest to the anti-gay law her father signed only a few days ago.
Diana Kamuntu, Museveni’s daughter said that though she loves her father unconditionally, she does not agree with Uganda’s anti-gay stance, and will fight against it.
“I am gay, I am homosexual. I have known this since I was a little girl. Also, I have been Christian all of my life, so I will not tolerate any law of this supposedly democratic nation, that will place hate on any person just because of what his or her sexual orientation happens to be,” said Kamuntu.
“Now that I finally revealed my sexual orientation, I put myself in front of this new law and I will let our people decide what to do with me,” Kamuntu adds, as her voice breaks down while on air.
The radio host, James Kasirivu noticeably was in shock, and could not seemingly get words out of his mouth.
The live radio broadcast was abruptly shortened and was put off air after a few hours of repeated commercials.
In the latest setback for homosexuals across Africa, the Ugandan President signed a law Monday that imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts, a move that has been condemned from around the world and that may jeopardize Uganda’s relationship with the United States and other Western nations.
As of this writing, neither the radio station nor the office of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni could be reached for comment.
Bravery is just no the fucking word for this woman.
I don’t have a word strong enough.
This woman is amazing.
yesterday in the car my mom said “theres always the one gay twin out of a pair” and my twin brother and I shot a glance at one another because we’re both the gay twin
oh my god.. im a twin… im the gay twin.