Do you have any idea who I am?

  1. Do you have any idea who I am?
    I mean besides the nurse in white, who cares for your loved one?
    I, too, am a grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, daughter or son.
    I have family that I love and love to be with.
    I enjoy many activities, reading, writing, music, crafts, cooking, driving, fishing, and many others.
    If you could just take the time to know me, you may be able to better understand me.
    I too would like to be at home with my family on holidays, but the fact is, I spend most holidays with your loved one, here, working.
    I knew this when I chose nursing as a career, I do my best to be cheerful and happy while my family is home feasting on holiday meals... without me there. I'm here because I care about my clients, patients, or residents.
    Perhaps, if I were a robot there would never be errors, but then robots don't hug too well do they? I do hug my clients, patients, or residents, they need to be touched. I tuck them into bed at night too, maybe rub feet or a back, or sing them to sleep.
    Yes, I know that this facility and the employees aren't perfect, but we truly try, and yelling at us won't make us perfect, it makes us feel unappreciated and humiliated.
    Do you know how bad I feel when I have to call you, and tell you that your loved one fell, or is ill? Do you realize how often I get hit, spit on, slapped, scratched, pushed, called names, and bitten each day?
    I've learned more patience than I ever thought possible.
    So, lets call a truce, I won't complain, if you won't yell at me.
    I will try to make things run more smoothly...
    if you'll bear with me and realize that I'm a human working with confused humans, and I'm just not perfect...
    We both need to remember that we live in an imperfect world, for if it were perfect, we wouldn't be here now.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    Only a nurse would fit that category above! HA! :chuckle
  4. by   nursedawn67
    Yep that's a nurse!
  5. by   nur20
    on count of three everybody say...amen!!!!
  6. by   micro
    second my title of subject.............Betts you are the greatest..............:zzzzz


    oh, how right you are................

    so let me see if I can take a threading off of your original intent.........................

    and I will give you all the royalties :stone


    Hi, I am.............and I am your nurse this eve..........
    I will be checking on seeing on how you are doing and if there is anything I can do for you in my nursing scope of practice or anything else, I will be glad too.....................

    or second approach here.........as we are on bb of allnurses.com

    HI, I am micro.............you don't know me.........but by now you have already seen me post several times, lost count, but over 400+/////////////////
    love this site..........and giving my royalties to my first best seller to allnurses.com and Brian.............cause it has given me a place to express myself.......................

    but what you don't know about me but should have gained in kindergarten...........is that micro is human.................
    don't slander me.................slander is a legal term.............
    the majority of you do not have a clue why MICRO is my name here.............and I ain't going to tell you unless you are in my close circle of friends.....................


    facts of life that micro has gained.........................

    JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD!

    :imbar
  7. by   scrappy
    originally posted by nur20
    on count of three everybody say...amen!!!!
    you took the words right out of my mouth
  8. by   eldernurse
    (according to Mario, this is no place to talk religion)
    SO, RIGHT ON!
  9. by   scrappy
    Originally posted by eldernurse
    (according to Mario, this is no place to talk religion)
    SO, RIGHT ON!
    ROFLMBO
  10. by   micro
    Hey, all and Betts,

    micro will attempt to be micro here...

    public apology as I was overcookin from another thread.....when I got lengthy..........

    Betts,
    Always the writer, thinker and encourager..........

    micro
    just encouraging back.........

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