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- Aug 6 by Alexis33Don'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!
- Aug 6 by Teacup PomOh, 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
- Aug 6 by thenursemandyI 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
- Aug 6 by MullyI was reminded of the story of Job.
Maybe you should take some free time to read it, or read it again.
God's hand is not cut short in this. He knows your every heart's ache. Don't fear, but continue to remind yourself that God walks with you through this. He will never leave you or forsake you.
I'll be praying for you.