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Author: Growing Nurse Debi
On revisiting that hole.
I suppose I’m feeling a little useless right now. Definitely restless. I want to get in there and help my brothers and sisters in scrubs. I want to help a patient through their very most difficult days. I want to just go out and do important things.Continue reading
On what’s in that hole.
It’s 4 AM when it begins. It’s my mind. My heart. They’re awake. Both of them. Wide awake. Again. Processing. Remembering. Pondering. Aching. Heavy. Burdened. Continue reading
On wheezes in the night and watching for butterflies.
I heard my husband gasping for breath the other night. It was that awful wheezy choking sound that patients make when they’re just about to lose their airway.Continue reading
On hoarder bonding, helping people feel better, and holding tight to a lap full of squish.
I was cancelled from my shift at the hospital the other day. I know, it’s a little crazy to think that nurses would actually be turned away right now when all we’re hearing about are the nonstop reports of the impending invasion of COVID-19.Continue reading
On the brain, the heart, and waves that just won’t stop.
I was telling one of my nursing friends yesterday that I still get that little squeeze of anxiety Continue reading
On being okay with what is, even when you think it’s not there.
I started out my Monday with my phone ringing at 0511. Apparently we’re short-staffed again Continue reading
When you totally get that it’s February now.
Living in Florida makes you grab hold of these moments … makes you appreciate them. Continue reading
When it’s a tad chilly in Orlando.
What perfect weather to tell you about Continue reading
On nurse grabbing and surviving those belly laugh days.
One thing I love about nursing is the autonomy. Although we obviously have to work within certain Continue reading