Joining this group of ladies for Linked 52.
Happy Friday, and be well friends.
|If you ask me what I do, I will tell you I am a nurse. I will tell you|
I have been in nursing for 20 years. I will tell you I have wondered
many times thru the years why I chose this profession.
I have worked in most facets of surgery. I have been a transplant,
open heart, vascular nurse for a major part of my career.
Today I work at a smaller community hospital that does not
do the volume of surgery the other university hospitals do nearby.
But, I am happy I am here.
These patients are really sick. I support a community of an aging
population that relies on me to come to work and forget
about my worries and help them be well.
Many days are hard, but many days are smooth and easy also.
|This job has it's risks. It has taken it's toll on my back.|
I have been exposed to tuberculosis, though I have never
been infected. I have many stoic patients and wondered where they
found their bravery to make it thru their days. This job does make me sad
at times. I see so much. A patient died a little over a month ago after surgery.
She had many health complications and she knew her risk.
Days like those make me wonder why I stay.
I stay because my fellow nurses depend on me.
I stay because my managers depend on me.
I stay because the doctors know my name.
I stay because I help patients heal and return to
their lives like I get to everyday.
Most days I am proud of what I do.
I am a nurse and I take care of people like you.