Transplant Thanksgiving - page 2

by canesdukegirl Guide

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Itís my turn to work this Thanksgiving. Although I am disappointed that I will not be having dinner with my husband, I knew that we would only be doing emergency cases in the OR. Expecting a relatively light working day, I... Read More


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    Canes, you have a remarkable gift of writing and taking the reader to the actual event, where one can feel the emotions, and experience the full sensations, as if present. Please continue to let your light shine.
    Wise Woman RN, Guttercat, IowaKaren, and 3 others like this.
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    From what I understand, canesdukegirl writes creative nonfiction based on personal experiences. Just because the story ends with her going home 12 hours later does not indicate that the organ harvest took that long. ruler of kolob, mind your business- no need to pick holes in canesdukegirl's work.
    Wise Woman RN, IowaKaren, Baubo516, and 3 others like this.
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    ...and canesdukegirl, keep writing! <3
    Wise Woman RN, IowaKaren, mama.RN, and 4 others like this.
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    Beautiful. Tragic, but amazing...brought tears to my eyes. Keep on writing
    Wise Woman RN, AM326, and canesdukegirl like this.
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    Quote from ruler of kolob
    An active duty soldier would have been medically retired LONG before he needed a liver transplant.
    Ha...ha. If only this were true.
    Wise Woman RN, GrnTea, DesireeRN2011, and 1 other like this.
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    Geez, how quickly we nurses are to jump on one of our own. Take it for what it is and leave the rest. I personally can relate to returning home after a particularly horrendous day in the ICU and my sweetie would be standing to hug me as I walked in the door as well as having dinner ready. Being able to get home to my refuge.
    Wise Woman RN, VickyRN, mama.RN, and 2 others like this.
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    I have to agree with ruler of kolob.. If there would have been a disclaimer stating this is fiction than it would have been ok. It still discredits all of the work the transplant coordinators, perfusionists, physicians ect do with an organ retrieval. The process just doesn't work like that. It's not about nurses turning against nurses, it's about accurate information. Painting the picture that the whole process from consent, to donor management, sharing organs, ect is done that smoothly is irresponsible. This is already a taboo subject within medicine.
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    MODERATOR NOTE:

    This is a story about about one persons experience and how it made her feel.....not hospital policy and the "truth" behind the transplantation process. Please stick to topic.

    If you wish to talk about the transplantation process please start another thread.
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    This story just Chuck Norrised my feels. Wonderfully written, and you have an amazing husband by your side!
    mamagui, canesdukegirl, and IowaKaren like this.
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    Ah. I've always wonder what it would be like to have an "adoring spouse" at home to understand the weight of what we do.

    Mine only complained that he wasn't "lucky like me to be able to earn such a great living," and frequently accused me of broom closet affairs while at work.

    As if I had actual time for a broom closet boink.
    RNOTODAY, mamagui, and canesdukegirl like this.


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