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It was a nurse

  1. 40 Who was the person to admit me... a nurse.
    Who prepped me for surgery and ease my fears... a nurse.

    Who held my hand as I went to sleep in the OR.... a nurse.
    Who greeted me as I woke up with a smile and ice chips...a nurse.

    Who kept me pain free and comfortable after my surgery... a nurse.
    Who cleaned me up after I got sick and gave me something for the nausea from the anesthesia... a nurse.

    Who encouraged me to walk with my walker when PT started...a nurse.
    Who took time I know she did NOT have to talk to me because she sensed I was feeling
    down... a nurse.

    Who showed me how to clean my surgery site so I could do it at home....a nurse.
    Who doesn't diagnose the patient but cares for them after one is made.... a nurse.

    Who has showed me the most compassion when I needed it.... a nurse.
    Who shared a personal story about her life to make me feel better about my disability...a nurse.

    Who has made a lifelong impact on my life... a nurse.
    Who is the heart of the hospital and the foundation of a patients stay... a nurse.

    Who often doesn't get a thank-you or the credit they deserve.... a nurse.

    Funny how it often takes one doctor to diagnose a patient, but MANY nurses to care for a patient. What's that say about your profession?? IT'S IMPORTANT!!

    Thanks for all that you do!!! Nurses Rock!!
    Last edit by Joe V on Aug 3, '13
  2. 12 Comments

  3. Visit  DidiRN profile page
    What a wonderful post, thank you!!!!
  4. Visit  kurisuchine08 profile page
    Hi wheels28! Great post!
  5. Visit  brownbook profile page
    I love it. I wish the writers of TV shows would read this. According to TV Dr.'s do all this.
    Smiley06, balerina, sapphire18, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  LilgirlRN profile page
    Nurses don't diagnose officially, but there have been many times when I got the correct diagnosis and the doc did not. Sometimes a diagnosis that the doc has never even heard of. But like you, I hate hearing people say I'm just a _______. As the saying goes it takes a village.
    sapphire18 likes this.
  7. Visit  nursejackiern12b profile page
    Powerful post, all these reasons are what helped me decided to be a nurse. They certainly do ROCK!
    Wheels28 likes this.
  8. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
    Love this!
  9. Visit  VickyRN profile page
    Beautiful! Thank you
    Wheels28 likes this.
  10. Visit  balerina profile page
    I agree. Sometimes it seems to me that the patients are the only ones(except us) who can realize how important nurses are.
  11. Visit  Nspirit profile page
    Beautiful post!
  12. Visit  NSALVADORE profile page
    Beautiful :-)
  13. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    Thanks Wheels!!
  14. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
    Ahhhhhh shucks