One thing I love about nursing is the autonomy. Although we obviously have to work within certain Continue reading
On signs, symptoms, and pain control.
“Pain is what the patient says it is.” These words are first spoken to us very early Continue reading
On multi-tasking and rising above.
Nurse Debi is enjoying some much-needed stillness this morning after the insanity of another shift at the hospital. Even after all these years of practice, Continue reading
When you recognize that family sitting on the couch.
I want you to know that I see you there. I may be in and out of the room Continue reading
On hoping for sometimes.
I usually feel it first behind my right eye. I suppose it could be described as an ominous little nag of ache on the back of my eyeball when I blink. Continue reading
On panic and door cracking.
Someone had closed his door. He woke up all alone in there – old and confused. Continue reading
When you’re not even sure who’s making you so mad.
It actually hurts my heart to write these words today, but I really don’t think I like Nursing that much anymore. Continue reading
On waiting and the harshing of my peace bubble.
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
On spinning plates and already craving Monday.
The chaos of nursing tends to get to me at times. Those who have the distinct pleasure of either living or working with me Continue reading
On crooked walls and needing to be saved from more than your closet.
Believe me, I realize how trivial my closet woes are in light of Continue reading