I agree, I think sweating is cleansing, if your body wants to do it, it's another way we get rid of wastes. However, I'd like to stay cooler at work, and not drip on any patients, or their EKG results, or other sensitive papers I handle. It's especially bothersome when I'm leaning over folks, like cleansing wounds or setting bones, or drawing blood. It's bad enough these people are scared and hurt, I think that my sweating sometimes makes it look like I'm nervous and not as capable as I am. I don't want them to be scared.
I LOVE my work, I LOVE the patients, I want to offer them the best of me.
There have been times when I've been so overheated i've felt like I can't continue working, I get dizzy and disoriented, and think that Maybe the Doc's are right, stay home and collect, but I know that the work keeps me strong mentally and physically. The lives I get to touch...gives me goosebumps..I met a man who was in the 101st airborne in the Argonne forest WWII, I met a woman who was the 12th patient ever seen at the hospital she said I made her feel more alive than she had in weeks...
I held a woman's hand while she held her Moms hand as she took her last breath.
I know it's all about the patients, but look what I get to have..
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..