Cruel Summer - page 2

To say that the summer of 2013 will go down in history as my worst ever would be the understatement of the century. I lost my high-paying, executive-level job in May to a combination of a... Read More

  1. by   silverbat
    Love and hugs to you and your family. Hug that hubby tight!! Remember, you are NOT alone!!!
  2. by   HikingEDRN
    I am a newer member but have been lurking for a lot longer. I always enjoy your posts and you are one of my favorite, if not my favorite, posters. I am so sorry you are going through this. (((((((((HUGS HUGS HUGS))))))))))))
  3. by   DoeRN
    I am so sorry you are going through all of this.

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  4. by   Always_Learning
    How hard all of this must be. Thinking of you and praying for your family.
  5. by   gonzo1
    I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. I pray that you have good support and loving friends to help you. Hugs.
  6. by   BloomNurseRN
    I am so very sorry for all you're going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  7. by   Flatlander
    Please don't count yourself out just yet.... The amount of stress you are enduring surely affects your ability to function. Give yourself time to deal and heal (lucky that you have the coast-job, for now). This is something we can-do Americans often fail to recognize. To give ourselves a break when the storms of life overwhelm us. Bless you, Viva, and thanks for being such a faithful contributor on this site.
    Last edit by Flatlander on Aug 6, '13 : Reason: wording
  8. by   NurseDirtyBird
    I'm so sorry you're going through this Viva. Even though it's virtual, you'll always have support here. I hope you have someone IRL to lean on right now. I'm hoping for the best for you.
  9. by   Alexis33
    Don't be hard on yourself. I never understood why my patients said living is hard and dying is easy. You have a lot on your plate right now so much that you find yourself lost in the midst of it all. Know this, you are never alone. Give what you can give AND take care of YOU. You know you better than anyone else. It's not over and it's not the end. This too will surely pass. Promise me that you will do 3 things nice for yourself each day.
    You are stronger than you give yourself credit for.
    Stop, step back, deep breath in and slowly exhale...
    Times like these are temporary...

    I'm sending you tons of smiles with laughter that's good for your soul and plenty bear hugs

    After you get my smiles, laughter, and hugs; make plans for a "me" sabbatical/retreat- alone. Pamper yourself- and watch what happens.
    Peace and Love to You!
  10. by   pbuttercups
    You have way too much to deal with alone. I hope you have someone or a family to help you as you go through this trying time. You have everyone on here's thoughts and prayers!!! Reach out if you ever need someone to talk to
  11. by   Teacup Pom
    Oh, I am sorry this has happened to you. You sound like a wonderful nurse and I would have loved to have you as my nurse. I offer you my full support. Life always improves. I won't say it gets better but it does improve. It may not happen for a long time but someway, somehow it will improve. Try to remember this. And good luck with whatever you decide to do. /hug
  12. by   Fuzzy
    You are such a strong powerful person that is an inspiration to all of us.

  13. by   thenursemandy
    I was going to start a woe-is-me thread about my difficulty getting my license in my new state, but then I read your thread.
    You are going through more than some people ever endure in a life-time, yet you somehow manage to hold it together.
    I feel foolish for feeling sorry for my self when other people, like you and your family have REAL problems.
    I'm so sorry for what you are going through and hope that you are able to ask God for his holy spirit to guide and strengthen you.

    I believe in the resurrection and that we will be restored to a perfect state in a paradise earth.
    The current earth will be done away. God will wipe away our tears and there will be no more sorrow.

    Knowing the truth about "what is to come" is what helped me keep it together when my 3 year old son died.
    I hope knowing the truth will help you too.

    Love, a sister in nursing