I’m a walking contradiction. I’m an extroverted introvert who has an internal compulsion to Continue reading
My pain has changed recently. Those world-stopping grinding twists that have spent the last year tormenting random joints have currently lessened in frequency, thanks to a change in my medication. The caveat, though, Continue reading
I’ve come to think of the hospital bed as being “The Great Equalizer”. The person occupying this bed Continue reading
She told me that she found him sitting by the side of the road. Everything within her screamed to drive right past him, but she found herself pulling over instead. Continue reading
I went to a meeting the other day where the speaker started off by saying that we need to keep an open mind. As I sat and listened, I realized that I just don’t do that well. Continue reading
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
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 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.