Nurse David

A Nursing, Population Health & Lifestyle Blog

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Movember 16th: Know Your Nuts

Testicles, am I right lads? We’ve got them, they produce our half of the baby making process, they also produce hormones like testosterone, but unfortunately can potentially kill us if we don’t pay enough attention to them. Let’s discuss. 

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Movember 15th: Slytherin’s Back!

The Empire’s Back!!

The mustache is back!!! Please donate (here or here) to my Movember Fundraiser before I cast a spell on you that will remove your eyebrows…or my eyebrows, are you willing to risk it?!

-Nurse David of House Slytherin

Movember 14th: Signs of Mental Illness

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Long before I became a nurse I realized I had a sensitivity to changes in mood, in myself and others. Believe it or not, this made things worse for me because I had an unrealistic expectation that everyone would be able to see when I needed help, reassurance, or someone to talk to. They didn’t.

Last week I discussed mental illness and that it (spoiler alert) affects men whether we want to acknowledge it or not. But for discussion’s sake, let’s say we’re not familiar with the classic signs of mental illness. Recognition of these changes in behavior can allow us to seek or offer help. 

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Movember 8th: Mental Illness Affects Men Too

Day Seven ‘tasche.

Goal: $500

Total progress: $265

Thank you so much for your donations. It means a great deal to me that people are reading the blog and contributing when they are able!

I’d like to switch gears a bit from physical activity to mental illness if I may. This is a post you’ll want to share with a loved one. Or Gary, that guy you sometimes get beer with after work and you just know he could use some help.

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Movember 6th: Strength In Numbers

(Photos of faces removed to protect the guilty)

Several weekends ago I traveled to Boston in a Space Car (Tesla) with a group of friends. It is hard to be physically active in a car, but we can at least talk about it.

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Movember 3rd: Awareness, Activity & Naked Weight Ins

 

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Meet Storm & “Storm!”

Last month I did my best to champion an office “Measure the Miles” challenge and quickly found that I do not move nearly as much as I should. My days working as a floor nurse in the hospital gave me 8000+ steps without any additional effort. In a primary care office, not so much.

I frequently talk about raising awareness because without that we don’t have data showing us if we are in a good place, a bad place, or somewhere in between. I found I am closer to bad than good.

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Movember 1st: Beardless…ageless…

 

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It doesn’t even look like me…

The bearded-folk prefer the term “beardless” over “clean shaven.” I’d argue, “cold” is more fitting.

I have been using my trusty Gillette Mach 3 disposable razor for the past year and today used it for the last time before its Viking-style burial ceremony in the bathtub. It is an honor of the highest order to shave this face.

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Roll On Movember

Tomorrow I will shave off 20 years off my look.

Why does Nurse David Mo’?

When I worked in sales it was hard to ask people for money. It turns out talking about men’s health isn’t easy either. I participate in Movember because it is uncomfortable and that’s a good thing.

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Nurse David 101: Smells

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RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!

The best smell is to not smell at all. -Nurse David

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(Emotional) Wave Theory

The best way to describe my hiatus from writing on NurseDavid.com could be to put it in the context of my recently developed (emotional) Wave Theory. Relax, this does not involve physics.

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