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. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
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    Beautiful. Tragic, but amazing...brought tears to my eyes. Keep on writing
    Wise Woman RN, AM326, and canesdukegirl like this.
  2. Visit  SoldierNurse22 profile page
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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, FurBabyMom, and 1 other like this.
  3. Visit  blueheaven profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  mollydawg13 profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  AM326 profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  Guttercat profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    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.
    Wise Woman RN, EquestrianRN, GrnTea, and 1 other like this.
  9. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    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!
    Wise Woman RN likes this.
  10. Visit  Guttercat profile page
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    Canesduke,

    He's not my hubby anymore.
    EquestrianRN, mamagui, GrnTea, and 2 others like this.
  11. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from Guttercat
    Canesduke,

    He's not my hubby anymore.
    .....you guys kill me
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  12. Visit  Guttercat profile page
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    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!
    GrnTea and canesdukegirl like this.
  13. Visit  PerfectlyPlump profile page
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    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.
    Guttercat likes this.


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