Curiouser and curiouser!

Curiouser and curiouser!

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的 have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me." ~~Hermann Hesse~~

A Nurse's Choice

by CheesePotato - ​Life is full of choices both large and small and some have long reaching, unforeseeable impact. Sixteen years ago, a young woman named Nancy decided that nursing was a career with the ability to...

I ask for "nothing".

by CheesePotato - When it comes to nursing, I respect the profession for what it is, what it has been, and where it is headed. Am I proud to be part of the profession? Sure, in a subtle, I'm proud my hair is long...

Sitters/CNA's: Thank you for "doing nothing"

by CheesePotato - Two mornings ago I received a distraught phone call from my mother telling me that my dad, who is suffering with end stage COPD, spine compression fractures, and a distinct lack of proper narcotic...

Broken Hearted. AKA: A Valentine's Story Sweet Enough to Rot Your Teeth

by CheesePotato - Warning: Proceed with caution! The following is so sickeningly sweet, so saccharine, that it will rot your teeth. And I do mean rot 'em good. I am a cynic to the core of my soul and I think,...

Meaningful Interaction: A Study in Comfort

by CheesePotato - The following contains real life tasteless jokes told by a healthcare professional. Proceed with caution. In every family there are different traditions and approaches to comfort. I, in...

Apocalypse (You mean, right now?): One Survivor's Tale of Surgical Proportions

by CheesePotato - It's just a Bunionectomy you reassure your family with flippant lightheartedness as you head to surgery. Nothing to worry about and definitely not the end of the world. The nurse skillfully...

A Tale of Innovative Nursing: Making It All a Little Less Scary

by CheesePotato - So it is no secret that surgery is scary to many people. But children, in particular, have a difficult time of it for, well, obvious reasons. Now, let's make three things abundantly clear: 1. ...

Nursing the End of a Leash

by CheesePotato - "Would you like a visit?" You appear doubtful, hesitant and wounded on a level much deeper than physical as you, with quivering hands which flit like nervous birds, gather your blankets tighter...

No Man is an Island: Musings on Grief, Bonding, and Candy

by CheesePotato - It is said that no man is an island entire of itself. At one point in one of my more contemplative less than sober moments, I pondered if the disagreement with that statement had more to do with man...

Happy Unintentional Ignorance Awareness Week!

by CheesePotato - Happy Unintentional Ignorance Awareness Week! And no, no that is not a thing. Well, not yet anyway. But if I get my say, it will be. Why? Because we are all, each and every one of us,...

Innovative Nursing Part Deux: Being Genuinely Present

by CheesePotato - You've heard me say it before and I cannot help but believe firmly that it merits repeating: I work with some incredible people. Now let's keep it real, they are merely people the same as the rest...

A note of deep concern and worry

by CheesePotato - My colleagues of all stages, please take a moment: There has been a rash of suicides and suicide attempts in my community and it has driven me to write this note. After the devastating loss of...

A word to the new, the inexperienced, the overwhelmed and the mystified

by CheesePotato - We all have bad days. I remember when I was new, bright eyed, bushy tailed, rampantly sarcastic (look, some things never change, alright?) and I used to look about and wonder why in the world it...

Jumping at Shadows: A Haunted Hospital Story

by CheesePotato - In this corner of the world, there is a saying of the chronically exhausted which speaks of the measure of a tired and addled mind: jumping at shadows. The term comes from moments when a worn down...

Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell

by CheesePotato - Warning: The following post is rife with brutal honesty and frustration. Read at your own risk. Memorandum from the desk of Your Friendly Neighborhood Sociopath~~ Dear Nursing...


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