a nurse's poem-I'm Sorry In Advance - page 2

by leesonlpn | 5,497 Views | 31 Comments

Iím sorry in advance Your bedís not made today But I have a patient here Whose chest pain wonít go away Iím sorry in advance Youíre not happy with your meal Dietary does try hard sir, To give it some appeal... Read More


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    What a wonderful poem!

    Would you consent to having it sent to a newspaper to try to have it published?

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    Sheryl www.CrosswordsForNurses.com
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    This is a powerful, direct hitting description of why I'm making this my last full time year in nursing. I longer what this to be a picture of my work experience!

    Brownie
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    As puzzler said, please consent to being published. I would love to submit this to the Pittsburgh newspapers.

    I am printing it to take it to work. With your consent, I'll send to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review. Awaiting your reply .
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    You have captured the everyday life of being a nurse. The feelings of despair when you can't give the care that you want to your patients. And you are so exhausted that your family suffers when you are finally at home. Thank you for sharing. I too printed it off and plan to share it with my nursing friends. I hope you allow it to be published. Maybe those who aren't nurses will understand just a little more about what our feelings are on a daily basis. Thanks again
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    Your poem touched me. It made me cry. I'am not a RN but remember as a nurseing asistant how I couldn't give proper care and felt like why am I here? This should be in the letters to the editor section of every newspaper in the country.
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    Hello,

    What a moving poem! Thank you very much, it truely does sum up the frustrations we all face each day! Where I work it has been really, really short. It was great to see this poem today when I came home feeling just this way! Thank-you Linda!
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    EXCELLENT!!! I hope you don't mind if I cut and paste this onto 2 other BB's? Your name will be there! I so wish I could write poetry like that!!!! WONDERFUL!!!! What a gift you have!
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    I've sent it to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
    You will be credited as the author.
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    Those of us that work with Linda agree it's a great poem. For those of you that don't know Linda you don't know what your missing. She is not only a great nurse (even with the cap Ha Ha) but a great comedian (whoopie cushion queen), entertainer (yah Ulga) and friend. She always has a bag of goodies that benefit the patients which shows where her love is. We are blessed with many laughs from Linda which is our survival in the health care system these days. My condolances to those of you that don't know Linda personally. She's a great friend
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    Linda,
    What an absolutely beautiful way to express every nurses feelings day in and day out. God has blessed you with many gifts,the gift of being able to take care of the sick, the gift of writing poetry, and the gift to be able to bring joy not only to your patients, but to your fellow workers. How fortunate to have you on Vernon Jubilee Hospital Staff! Thank you for sharing with all of us. I will certainly print copies out and hang them throughout my facility. Have a wonderful day!


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