Nurse Pride - page 2

If you could make a T-shirt designed to educate the public about what it takes to be a nurse, what would yours say?... Read More

  1. by   ShayRN
    Quote from AuthorRDK
    Being nervous and worry has always been part of me as a person. Living my entire childhood in a Jacksonville, Florida orphanage did not contribute anything to me becoming a happy and carefree adult. I think that is why depression has always ridden very heavily on my shoulders. It is a monster I have never been able to shake.

    Last week I had to undergo several medical procedures. Two scopes had to be inserted into my body, one from the sky and one from the ground, if you know what I mean.

    After having battled cancer in 1977; I felt so all alone lying on that surgical table. For almost a week no one in my family had even taken the time to ask how I felt. Under the doctor's orders, I was not allowed to eat anything, other than clear liquids for three days. No one even seemed to be concerned enough to see if I needed anything to help me through a very difficult time.

    With eyes closed, I could feel tears slowly begin rolling down my cheeks. Hearing a sound, I opened my eyes and saw a nurse (Veronica) smiling down at me. Softly she reached out and placed her hand on my shoulder.

    "Things are going to be fine. Don't worry," she said, in a soft and comforting tone.

    I cannot tell you how much that meant to me.

    Several days later, I returned to the Digestive Associates Medical Facility in Brunswick, Georgia and I asked to see Nurse Baldwin. When she appeared through the doorway I handed her an autographed copy of my book "Orphan, A true story," as well as the complete 4 CD set of my best audio stories. I told her that I appreciated her taking the time to care about me as a person and as an individual. It was very nice to hug, and to be hugged by someone who cared.

    I learned a very good lesson early that Monday morning: Sometimes it is the nurse who saves the patient and not the doctor.

    Roger Dean Kiser, Author

    This brought tears to my eyes. Nurses like this make me PROUD to be in the profession.

    As for my T-shirt?

    WHY would I want to be a doctor when I can be a NURSE!!!!
  2. by   gt4everpn
    my shirt would say

    yea i'm a nurse, and no i
    don't only wipe booty but i'm
    there when your heart stops and your flirting with mr. reaper!

    oops don't know why i wrote this over, oh well!
  3. by   Murseintraining78
    I would have on mine

    Bustin' ours,
    Carin' for yours!
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from gt4everpn
    author rdk, i love your story it is very touching and moving. life can be a u know!, as i am learning this week. i wish you all the best and much much luck, god truly bless you and know that we're all there with u!
    i recognised the words because i read his wonderful book.
    home page:
    http://www.rogerdeankiser.com
  5. by   chuck1234
    Quote from AuthorRDK
    Being nervous and worry has always been part of me as a person. Living my entire childhood in a Jacksonville, Florida orphanage did not contribute anything to me becoming a happy and carefree adult. I think that is why depression has always ridden very heavily on my shoulders. It is a monster I have never been able to shake.

    Last week I had to undergo several medical procedures. Two scopes had to be inserted into my body, one from the sky and one from the ground, if you know what I mean.

    After having battled cancer in 1977; I felt so all alone lying on that surgical table. For almost a week no one in my family had even taken the time to ask how I felt. Under the doctor’s orders, I was not allowed to eat anything, other than clear liquids for three days. No one even seemed to be concerned enough to see if I needed anything to help me through a very difficult time.

    With eyes closed, I could feel tears slowly begin rolling down my cheeks. Hearing a sound, I opened my eyes and saw a nurse (Veronica) smiling down at me. Softly she reached out and placed her hand on my shoulder.

    “Things are going to be fine. Don’t worry,” she said, in a soft and comforting tone.

    I cannot tell you how much that meant to me.

    Several days later, I returned to the Digestive Associates Medical Facility in Brunswick, Georgia and I asked to see Nurse Baldwin. When she appeared through the doorway I handed her an autographed copy of my book “Orphan, A true story,” as well as the complete 4 CD set of my best audio stories. I told her that I appreciated her taking the time to care about me as a person and as an individual. It was very nice to hug, and to be hugged by someone who cared.

    I learned a very good lesson early that Monday morning: Sometimes it is the nurse who saves the patient and not the doctor.

    Roger Dean Kiser, Author
    Thank you for your appreciation!!!
    Last edit by chuck1234 on May 20, '07
  6. by   nurturing_angel
    RDK,
    Thank you for the kind appreciative words. I will have to go on a search for your book this week. Good luck to you with the health challenges. It really will be ok.


    Blessings to YOU!
  7. by   muffie
    Quote from AuthorRDK
    Being nervous and worry has always been part of me as a person. Living my entire childhood in a Jacksonville, Florida orphanage did not contribute anything to me becoming a happy and carefree adult. I think that is why depression has always ridden very heavily on my shoulders. It is a monster I have never been able to shake.

    Last week I had to undergo several medical procedures. Two scopes had to be inserted into my body, one from the sky and one from the ground, if you know what I mean.

    After having battled cancer in 1977; I felt so all alone lying on that surgical table. For almost a week no one in my family had even taken the time to ask how I felt. Under the doctor's orders, I was not allowed to eat anything, other than clear liquids for three days. No one even seemed to be concerned enough to see if I needed anything to help me through a very difficult time.

    With eyes closed, I could feel tears slowly begin rolling down my cheeks. Hearing a sound, I opened my eyes and saw a nurse (Veronica) smiling down at me. Softly she reached out and placed her hand on my shoulder.

    "Things are going to be fine. Don't worry," she said, in a soft and comforting tone.

    I cannot tell you how much that meant to me.

    Several days later, I returned to the Digestive Associates Medical Facility in Brunswick, Georgia and I asked to see Nurse Baldwin. When she appeared through the doorway I handed her an autographed copy of my book "Orphan, A true story," as well as the complete 4 CD set of my best audio stories. I told her that I appreciated her taking the time to care about me as a person and as an individual. It was very nice to hug, and to be hugged by someone who cared.

    I learned a very good lesson early that Monday morning: Sometimes it is the nurse who saves the patient and not the doctor.

    Roger Dean Kiser, Author
    oh my
    gulp

    wishing you the very best of health

    nurse baldwin :bowingpur
  8. by   bleppity
    I personally think we should vote on best slogans and have a tshirt made! Maybe the money could go to some worthy cause like the American Heart Association or something after expenses.
  9. by   biker nurse
    I heard the calling before you needed me
  10. by   gentlegiver
    Quote from DutchgirlRN


    :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:

    I would also like a shirt that says "Real Nurses Have College Degrees"
    of course then I'm am absolutely sure that MA's would be popping up saying they have a college degree....um maybe some do....how about
    "Real nurses pass NCLEX"

    Somebody can come up with something better but you get my point.
    The problem with that is that the LPN course is a certificate course, so you would be saying that we (LPN"S) are not "real" Nurses. which I would have to disagree with. I like the NCLEX idea better.
  11. by   gentlegiver
    Quote from bleppity
    I personally think we should vote on best slogans and have a tshirt made! Maybe the money could go to some worthy cause like the American Heart Association or something after expenses.

    I second this motion!
  12. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from bleppity
    I personally think we should vote on best slogans and have a tshirt made! Maybe the money could go to some worthy cause like the American Heart Association or something after expenses.
    I think our nursing profession is a very worthy cause. We need to stop feeling guilty if we promote a positive, intelligent, image worthy of respect, or if we actually make a decent wage, or if we go home on time, get our breaks, and work in a well-staffed unit. The AMA has greatly improved the image of doctors, yet nurses don't have a good equivalent, at least media-wise.

    Maybe it's time for a change.
  13. by   chuck1234
    Quote from biker nurse
    I heard the calling before you needed me
    The Sixth Sense!!!!
    Or may be the voice inside your head!!!!
    I am just joking...don't take it personal.

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