Transplant Thanksgiving - page 2

It's 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... Read More

  1. by   sapphire18
    Beautiful. Tragic, but amazing...brought tears to my eyes. Keep on writing
  2. by   SoldierNurse22
    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.
  3. by   blueheaven
    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.
  4. by   mollydawg13
    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.
  5. by   Esme12
    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.
  6. by   AM326
    This story just Chuck Norrised my feels. Wonderfully written, and you have an amazing husband by your side!
  7. by   Guttercat
    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.
  8. by   canesdukegirl
    Thankfully, my husband is also in medicine. He understands with one look.

    Broom closet affairs? Has he been watching too much TV?!? I wish your hubby knew that our fantasies entail a complete lunch break (where we can actually DIGEST our scarfed down meal), time to pee, and being able to chart without interruptions.
  9. by   canesdukegirl
    Quote from arianarod326
    This story just Chuck Norrised my feels. Wonderfully written, and you have an amazing husband by your side!
    Yes, I do. I am thankful every single stinking day that he is by my side. Oh, and I can't help but mention that I am also lucky to have a puppy that curls up next to me, smelly feet and all!
  10. by   Guttercat
    Canesduke,

    He's not my hubby anymore.
  11. by   Esme12
    Quote from Guttercat
    Canesduke,

    He's not my hubby anymore.
    .....you guys kill me
  12. by   Guttercat
    Quote from Esme12
    .....you guys kill me
    I think the last straw (of many) was when I finished a night shift getting my @ss kicked in a busy ED for three consecutive twelves, and then drove the three hours to get home that same morning. Exhausted, I got home, and Hubby saw the passenger side visor down in my vehicle. He immediately thought I was having an affair with a coworker: "That visor wouldn't be down if you didn't have a man in that seat!"

    He didn't buy the fact that to keep from driving off the highway after a night shift, I needed to keep the blinding sun out of the car...

    Anyway, I'm glad the OP has a good man at home to sooth the warrior wounds. It really does a make a difference to come home to an oasis of peace, understanding, and care. And, she can keep writing her wonderful stories!
  13. by   PerfectlyPlump
    On my way home from a night shift this morning I, too, lowered the visor on the passenger side. You can tell your husband...it helped my vision, and I made it home safely.

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