One of the challenges of nursing is that every, single thing we do is time-sensitive. Each task has a deadline, and many can have serious consequences Continue reading
I admit it … I’m not having one of my better days. I hurt today. My hands, wrists, ankles, and feet especially. Oh, yeah … and my hips. Continue reading
When you see me rushing off the unit in the evening, it may look like I’m running away from you … and maybe I am. In a way. At least a tiny bit.
It was finally that moment. The one I hadn’t even realized was missing, yet the one whose absence I had tangibly felt.
It was now late in the afternoon of my Black Friday shift – the second of two Continue reading
I appreciate every beautiful set of eyes that take the time to read my clumsy thoughts. I appreciate the fact that you care. Or even that you’re curious. Continue reading
I can actually pinpoint the moment it happened. It was Friday afternoon, and I was stuck in a Continue reading
You get up before dawn while your husband still sleeps. You stretch. Coffee. Shower. Put on scrubs. Eat something. Anything. Drive. Park. Step away from your normal. Leave it all behind. Continue reading
She told me she doesn’t remember the day we met. Honestly, I don’t see how she could, she had been so sick when I admitted her the week before. Continue reading
I dropped an entire bottle of Arthritis Strength Tylenol this morning. I had just ripped the seal off and it quickly became one of those bizarre moments when you feel something terrible starting to happen, yet there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Continue reading
I may work as a nurse but, in my “real life”, I’m a long-time Master Gardener who loves playing in the dirt. Continue reading