You know what is awesome?

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    When someone (sick, tired, weak, near death, etc) makes the effort to express "Thank you".

    For some reason, it always causes me to get a speck of dirt in my eye.

    SN - sometimes crazy nights can be the best nights.

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    So very true.

    File that away with other treasured nursing moments so you can haul it out to get you through the not-so-good times.
    VivaLasViejas, poppycat, prmenrs, and 2 others like this.
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    That "Thank you" goes MILES for me as well. It really keeps you going for another couple of weeks/months until you genuinely hear it again Coming to home care has really increased the frequency though which is nice! Glad you had a good shift!
    MassED, HappyWife77, Do-over, and 2 others like this.
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    You are so right! I had a S/P CVA patient with aphasia express his thanks at the end of a long shift a few months ago; I teared up.
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    When I introduce my self, " my name is... and I'll be your nurse now".. and get a thank you.

    That's always humbling.
    prnqday, Do-over, and lindarn like this.
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    One of my residents last night told me "You're so good to me." Cue the waterworks!
    Do-over and MedChica like this.
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    I'm a compliment monster. I eat things like that up! I like the 'you're so nice' or 'you're a nice nurse' or 'you're purty' comments.

    Words like that have really pulled me out of some dark moods. There's been times where I was in the break-room having 20 conniption fits. Grrr. I'll step out to finish my rounds. Grrrr. Walk into a room. Grrr.
    ...and a resident lays that on me?
    I forget what I felt so crappy about and feel 'all better', again.
    Do-over and prnqday like this.
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    I'll tell ya, I had one really nasty night last week, the beginning of a three day stretch of 12 hour nights. I prayed about it, to be able to let it go and to hopefully have better nights. Then each night after that I had a patient just say thank you and hug me, it was wonderful to feel appreciated and is definitely something to carry me through.
    Do-over likes this.
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    An honest thanks goes a long way.
    Do-over and MassED like this.
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    I love when I introduce the oncoming nurse to the patient and the patient says " Aw, you're leaving? You were so nice and good to me today".

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