These last few months have been full of accepting unwanted realities, haven’t they? Actually, my last few years have been weighted pretty heavily with this, if I’m totally honest. Illness, challenges, pain, disappointments, shock, loss, grief, acceptance … I personally continue to trip my way through this muck of tangles on a daily basis.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
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
On nursing and the unrelenting peck of addiction.
I’m a walking contradiction. I’m an extroverted introvert who has an internal compulsion to Continue reading
On being thankful for Dantrolene.
It’s been 31 years since they took him from my arms and walked away. I remember watching his huge eyes over the nurse’s shoulder Continue reading
When you can’t help but wonder what just happened.
I spend a lot of time in hospitals, but not like this. This day six months ago today was very, very different. Continue reading
On being set free at 0600.
I was ready to walk out the door when I got the call. I had gotten up at my usual ridiculous time, drug myself through my usual early morning exercise routine, had my quiet time & coffee, showered, a little makeup, a fast blow-dry. Scrubs on, shoes tied, pockets loaded. Continue reading