Sanitary Napkins = Nurses

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Sabi ko nga kay friend, “Stress ng pasyente, stress ng doctors, stress ng relatives tayo lahat ang nag-aabsorb! eh stress natin may nag-aabsorb ba?! wala diba?!”

Nurses are wonderwoman, wonderman, superboy, supergirl, girl bawang, boy bawang whatever we can call ourselves!

But for me, we are like sanitary napkins. Absorbing every futile stresses and complaints of everyone. Kailangan sumunod sa galaw at indak ng balakang ng babae para hindi siya tagusan.

But this is just a little sad realization with this profession, I’m not dwelling with the wholeness of it. Sorry colleagues! Maybe this is a kind of a return-demonstration of two important virtues:

Patience and Understanding.

Na kahit gustong gusto mo nang sapakin ang demanding na relative, pingutin ang pasaway na pasyente at makipagsigawan sa r.o.d. mo…

Hindi mo gagawin. Dahil ito ang propesyong pinili mo. Ito ang propesyong magtuturo sa’yo ng pagpapakumbaba at pagpapasensiya, pag-iintindi at pagiging mahinahon.

Na kahit lahat ng stress, galit at reklamo nilang lahat i-aabsorb mo lang. Chill pa rin. Ngiti ka lang. Sabay dasal…

“Lord, pigilan mo akong ihagis ang basurahan sa tabi ko at paliparin ang mga chart sa harapan ko, please.. amen”

Ngayon, ang aking tanong:

Anong klaseng napkin ka?

Ako.. Whisper. With wings.

And.. with HORNS too!

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  • tamang-tama 🙂
    pa-repost po h 🙂
    thanks 🙂

  • Jonarita Isabelita R. Crave

    highly appreciate on this…very nice article 😀 thank you 🙂

  • Jonarita Isabelita R. Crave

    ah, ako? anong klaseng sanitary napkin?
    MODESS dry maxi non-wings, with odor neutralizer pa! hehe 😀

  • very hilarious but definitely an eye opener. Thanks rhane26! You did a good material.

  • erzakat

    wow nice post po 🙂
    whisper all night po ako :))

  • hunny1619

    very nice one…!

  • alvinism

    do male RNs wear sanitary napkins? maybe we might consider wearing diapers! LOL

  • haha di ako napkin! DIAPER AKO! YUNG EXTRA LARGE ADULT! Toxic ng census!

  • Cupcake

    hahaha! Lovemoon napkin! sa sobrang dami ng stress na naa-absorb araw araw.

  • rafael

    mas mahirap pa ba yan kesa sa mga sundalo, teacher, construction workers, etc? Kung feeling nila e ang hirap-hirap ng trabaho nila tingin-tingin din sila sa paligid, wala naman madaling trabaho.

  • may

    ako? hmmmmmm… malamang underpad sheets na lang kasi minsan pag nagkaubusan na ng napkin we just use whatever is available so parang tayo rin, hindi lang taga absorb,minsan namomoroblema sa gagamitin o isasaksak sa pasyente kasi wala ng resources ang pamilya. nurse ka na social worker ka pa.

  • Wow! This is so true! Talking about sanitary napkins, fo the sake of a larger absorber, I might be the adult diaper!!!! Yes…I know, our job is difficult but rewarding. To others who posted with difficulties, specially yong mga reklamo about the family, I believe that situation might have been in the Philippines. I remember having to care for my brother who was then three years old. I was probably only 11 years old. We didn’t have anything. We had no money to sustain my brother’s life. I watch my brother die because of dehydration from diarrhea. My passion for being a nurse was rooted from that experience. No one cared because we were poor. No one wants to be in that situation. I work my A** off to be where I’m at. I know what it feels like to be ignored and mistreated by those nurses who looks at a patient and the family as if they are dirts because they are POOR! If you are not meant to be a nurse, maybe its time to venue into a different career. As of now, I am on my way to a higher degree of education….then will be returning to our country to give back to my people, to teach new nurses to be compasionate to those who are misfortunate.

  • rich

    Wala s ayos kau, nurse tau pumasa sa tinatawag nilang nursing licensure examination tapos sa napkin nyo lng ikukumpara ang propesyon n pinaghirapan nten ng 4yrs. Kaya madaming nurses n kelangan dumaan sa pagiging voluteer s kadahilanang kadamihan ng nurses ay pumapayag. FYI, buhay ng pasyente ang inaalagan nten, nkataya ang licensyang pinghirapan nten s bwat kilos nten.tpos ikukumpera mo lng sa isang disposable n napkin, ngyayari kc yang mga bgay n ganyan dahil ntatakot ang kramihang mwalan ng trabaho, pero sa totoong sitwasyon ala nmang kwenta yang mga doctor kung ala tau nurses. Sa mga pasyente nmn porke my kaya cla ganon n lng tau tratuhin minsan. Hanggang ganyan ang tingin ng nurses n nkakarami, eh walang mangyayari sa mga nurses in the future kundi daanan din ang mga sitwasyong dinaanan ng nkakaraming nurses ngaun. Kelanganan ng pagbabago, pero di mangyayari yan hanggang ang mga nkakataas n nurses ay tumulong sa pagbabago. Sorry pero mga chief nurses, minsan pa ang di gu$magawa ng paraan. Ex. Sary grade 15 n ang nurses ngaun, pero lahat n kaya eh nkktnggap? Hanggat ang nsa taas n posisyon ay alang ginagawa eto padin ang sitwasyon ng nurses, 1. Mgvolunteer k muna pag newly grad k, 2. Paapi ka muna sa senior mong sumasahod na kala mo alam nya lahat sa totoo lng nmn eh parehas lng kau ntpos minsan mas matalino k p. 3. Mgtiyaga muna sa sahod n kadlasay mas malaki pa sahod ng guardiya. Anyway, ala sanang mgagalit. Comment lng. Peace… Have a nice duty.

  • aysus

    Napkin is a disposable material. I don’t agree to be compared with it.

  • Camille Cabaron

    pa-copy ha? 😀 i like ur blog 😀

  • cools

    wid wings ako. kc kailangan din ng extend stik para nakakapit parin me.. kahit punong puno n, na sa ayos parin. like on that job khit pagod, antok, toxic nakakasar n pasyente, mga hindi nkakabayad with the bills
    .. pati nrin kasama sa work on go parin hindi bumibitaw.. ilove my job!!

  • Joy

    yeah right…tau tlaga ung absorber…pero khit ganun..still proud tp be a nurse!

  • Issel

    I’d rather be a rubber band than a napkin. Nurses are flexible just like a rubber band. But it also has it’s limits. When things dont go the way you want it to, pause for awhile, take a deep breath and pray.
    We should know how to handle stress. This makes our life easier.
    And never ever project it to our patients nor colleagues.

  • gerlie gandionco

    Tampons nalang para makagalaw talaga!…Yes indeed being a nurse is not an easy task. Kudos to the modern day HEROES!!!

  • Rachel Acuzar

    cool article! 🙂

  • tony acuna

    stress absorber,we have in common eventhough we are of different profession.in your field,you are dealing with a limited number of people while we construction project managers/engineers have to deal with a lot of stress from project estimation and evaluation,technical submittals and approvals,project execution and handing over not to mention the unlimited work variations and project schedules.reasons why we are always towing the line in clinics and/or hospitals here in the middle east hoping that there would be filipino nurses to attend to our medical needs.we also missed our meals and sometimes,no,most of the time we forgot to answer the call of nature.our rewards after the jobs are done:uti,high blood pressure,diabetes,heart disease and the worst part is death.thank you for your patience my dear kababayan filipino nurses.be happy,your profession is more better than us.