Sunday, June 01, 2014

yes I am a wicked bitch

There are people out there in bloggerland that think madness is a cynic, a real bitch. I don't
give those drug seekers the benefit of the doubt and all that. I am a hard, burned out old witch of a nurse....that goes without sayin', but in my defense...I have been in the ER for many a year. My job is similar to a cops, only I have to keep my mouth shut. The cop can tell your sorry ass to shut the f--- up, I can't. I could but I would lose my job. Need the job, so don't. Cops have guns, madness don'. But we do deal with all the same people. From one end of the spectrum to another.

So excuse me if I have developed just a little bit of suspicion, caution,  gotta prove you ain't one of those drug seeking' idiots attitude. I, along with many of my nurse pals, have been burned. Big.

What folks don't understand about drug seekers is that they are ADDICTS. They will do anything to get the fix. They will lie, fake, tell whopping stories...they are really pretty dangerous people. I have seen them get out of control when they don't get what they want. Suddenly that back pain is out the window and they are fighting security on the floor.

I have seen drug seekers tell MAJOR stories that we all believed. What they are willing to do for the fix would floor you. So check your attitude about me not caring, giving the benefit of the doubt, etc. I have big time intuition about people. I can spot a faker at 50 paces with 99.9% accuracy. Whether you like it or not.

They waste my time, your money. (yeah, thats right mr/mrs taxpayer your money - you don't think THEY are paying do ya?)Picture this scenario: your mom is having a heart attack and you bring her to us. I can't help her right away because I am down the hall dealing with the out of control drug seeker....thats my job in a nutshell.


jimbo26 said...

Thank you for doing your job .

Anonymous said...
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Donna said...

I think "anonymous" just might be one of those drug seekers you are talking about...

Robin Stachnik said...
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for automatically assuming all of those people are drug seekers while causing more of a progression of disease in people with autoimmune diseases. It is er staff like you that causes my patients to be in such disrepair after years of being told they are imagining things. Drug seekers make up a total of 27% of patients so the other 73% of the time you are wrong. The odds are in your favor to cause damage; congratulations and thank you for making my job more difficult.

beulahfarkwarf said...

I hear you! And I sympathize. I am sick to death of the drug seekers who land in my icu on some trumped up diagnosis. We cannot give them enough pain meds to get them out of pain without causing death. Then these same patients get to rate us and crap out our scores so our reimbursement is not as high.

So we pay for the helathcare that keeps them alive that will not be reimbursed adequately so we pay for the difference in our insurance rates!

I'm guessing the other commentors don't work in an ER or an ICU.