NamasteNurse's Nursing Blog

NamasteNurse's Nursing Blog

NamasteNurse (5,605 Views)

Joined Dec 12, '08. Posts: 689 (34% Liked) Likes: 705

Teacher turned Nurse

Even cafeteria duty which used to be a punishment. Listening in on pre-pubescent conversations to get a hint of what the next generation is thinking. Standing in the corner looking bored so they don't know I'm taking it all in. I miss teaching. Seeing that light bulb go on, hearing myself explain something I really know and looking into young eager eyes that want the information. Priceless. The feeling that something good and real and valuable has happened here today. Sitting... Read More →

Student Ruminations

She looks a lot younger than she is. All her make-up is on but she is not at all flashy, she just takes care of herself, for herself. On the phone chatting away happily she sounds like she's on a business call with a dear friend. She see me enter the room and her eyebrows shoot up in delighted surprise and she holds up a finger in that "just a minute" attitude. She winds up her phone call and greets me warmly. Her smile is dazzling and she holds out her hand for me to shake as she... Read More →

Nursing Home Blues

I peek into the night-light lit darkness and she sees me; The plaintive voice whispers, the old wrinkled hand reaches for me. I step in and reach for her fingers brushing the tips with mine. Sitting up slowly She pats the bed next to her moves an inch or two to make room tries to smile asking me to sit and stay. I bend to hear her better, her roommate is snoring lightly. Soft, paper thin, blue veins on the back of her shriveled hand I trace with my index soft. Whimpering with great... Read More →

Mannequins in LTC

A mannequin according to wiki, is "(also called a mannekin, mannikin, manikin, dummy, or lay figure) is often an articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, and others especially to display or fit clothing. Did these women feel like dolls? Did we simply dress them each day to our liking? No, that's not what they meant...or this one, "A mannequin is a life-sized model of the human figure, used especially in advertising and sales. That's closer I thought, life size... Read More →