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- Jun 17, '08 by chocokittenwow, very well written. Chilling
- Jun 17, '08 by johnnrachelWhat a realistic and honest look at how ALL of us nurses have felt at one time or another........ thank you..
- Jun 17, '08 by squirmalsWow, loved it! I've always know there are two of me. I dread going to work and when I get there someone takes over and I can do anything. I often wonder who that person is. I'll have to name her. Great work!
- Jun 18, '08 by baby_gurl0604wow...this was very powerful. totally summed up how I feel a lot of the time, working in the er.
I guess the most important thing we can do is make sure we know the difference between "Nancy", who has to take over sometimes in order for us to survive and do our jobs, and "Babs"- who we REALLY are. I find that lately, I'm allowing "Nancy" to take over more and more. I will remember this story when I need "Babs"...and, ultimately, to remember who I am and why I chose to become a nurse.
- Jun 18, '08 by gesm9Wow! What a story. I wrote a bit on the student disscusion board, "Terrified". I am so totally BABS, all the time. I have had to be NANCY and I wish I always was her. Calm, cool, collected, proficient, detailed, accurate, and completely competent. No not me! I feel nervous, jittery, incompetent and unsure, TERRIFIED alot of the time. I often wonder if I can make it through school and really become the R.N. that I have always dreamed of being. It is hard and confusing, get rid of Nancy and embrace Babs or become Nancy and try to never again let Babs surface. I am glad that you made the right choice. Much luck and happiness to you. My heart goes out to the little one who lost her mommy!
- Jun 18, '08 by P_RNSupernurse in my case, caribbean blue in supermode. Once out of uniform just plain old me full of doubt, but still competent.
- Jun 19, '08 by Liddle NoodnikCongratulations Babs I am so happy for you!
Now go to the premium member section and click "Break Room" then find the day's "Good Morning" thread. You can hang out there w/ us and post about your day and meet some really cool folks (Ya already met ME!)
- Jun 19, '08 by clayahBabs0512
This was a powerful story. After reading your story it is clear to me why there is alcohol/drug about among health care workers and post traumatic stress disorder. You clearly show the mental and emotional struggle nurses face in their daily work.
Great insight - I wish yu the best and thanks for sharing your innermost thoughts.
- Jun 20, '08 by miandersI read your story and saw part of myself in it. It touched me so much.
- Jun 20, '08 by gbarrera2This piece is extremely moving, it left me wanting to read more. You have a distinct writing style-a gift really-that catches readers instantly. You should definately think about getting your writing pieces published.
Good luck to you, and God bless!