Following a serious accident, I was a patient on a trauma unit for over two months. During this time, I had many medical needs. However, my emotional needs were just as--if not more--pressing. Fortunately, among the many nurses on the unit, a few nurses went above and beyond to provide me with the emotional support I needed in the face of anxiety, boredom, loneliness, and lack of independence. This article highlights a few of my needs and the ways in which these nurses helped me endure those long and painful months.