Where were u 9/11/01? - page 17

They only reason I'm starting this thread is b/c where I was on this date will forever be memoriable to my nursing career. Just 1 or 2 phrases to tell where u were at the time of the attacks.... I... Read More

  1. by   ElvishDNP
    I was a newbie nurse doing my internship at my first job post nursing sch. During that particular week I was on a medical floor, which I loathed. On top of that, it was just a bad day to start off...I was late giving one of my meds, I completely forgot insulin for a lady who was in with DKA (NOT SMART), just one of them days. Then we (preceptor & I) hear this news & think someone's playing a real bad joke on us. We go in an empty pt room with the TV on, some nurses and some nursing student and watch the second plane hit. It still didn't register, and besides I had meds to give & dressings to change.

    Hearing about the Pentagon & Flight 93 just made me angry enough to want to get through the day. I do remember thinking, "What if they hit our hospital?" (we're not anywhere close to NYC, PA, or DC). It wasn't until I got home & listened to President Bush's speech on the radio that night (I worked 7a-7p) that I lost it.

    My husband is a Mexican immigrant (we weren't married yet then) and 9/11 was one of the few times I have ever seen him cry, including the birth of our son. We sat & watched footage of people throwing themselves out of buildings & just wept. Very sad day. So many lives lost.
  2. by   GingerSue
    I was in Toronto
    working on my thesis
    and I remember the sadness of hearing about the people who were trapped
    and phoning their families or friends to tell them where they were
  3. by   suzeeq
    We'd just arrived in Brighton UK for the NCLEX prep course. We had two American friends with us. We saw it unfold on the television in the hotel reception.
  4. by   TDub
    I was sleeping in and my mother called. She works at the Fed Center in Battle Creek. I groggily mumbled hello and she said really fast, "I'm ok, they're evacuating the building, I love you." and hung up. I had no idea what was going on. I went to my fave chat group to find out and talked most of the day on the computer. I think I'm the only person in America who has not seen pictures of the whole plane crashing, tower in flames, people jumping to their deaths thing. I refuse.
  5. by   Cmariehart
    I had the day off of work. I woke up and turned on the tv. I sat there flipping through the channels at first I thought the cable company went crazy. So I called my mom at work (she works for a newpaper) and asked what had happened and she told me about the attacks. I flipped the tv back on and starred at it in disbelief. I don't even know how long I stood there for ... I live in Central NY
  6. by   mtwife
    I was working, in room 6214 taking care of my dying patient. I watched the coverage with my patients wife. . . he died that day and still think of how she dealt with such sadness and tragedy. Later that morning, I walked to the nurses station in tears and encouraged everyone there (doctors, secretaries, therapists) to pray, pray, pray because our nation was attacked!! Was scheduled to fly to visit Grandma the next day, but flights were cancelled, so my precious little brother drove 5 hours to pick me up and take me to our parents so we could all be together.