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My Days of Nursing: A Bittersweet Love

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by The_Optimist The_Optimist (Member)

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There is a certain dynamic to life as a nurse, a dynamic which unless you have walked in its path, it might be difficult for you to understand. While I do not presume other professions don't have their days, here is an inkling of "My Days of Nursing";

There are

Days when you almost hate nursing

Days when the patients are (seem) simply evil

Days when everyone and everything seem to work against you

Days where you seem to be overwhelmed

Days where you are almost ready to walk out the door without a backward glance

Days when you just want to sit down in self-pity

Days when you think to yourself: I.Just.Can't.Do.This.Anymore...

Days where you rue the day you registered for the nursing program

Days, heck when you wish you weren't grown up...

Then there are

Days, when everything and anything works out your way

Days when you know you have the absolute best patients :)

Days when the sun seems to be shining just for you and on you alone

Days when work seems so breezy

Days you feel as though you are walking on air

Days you feel extremely content and thankful for your lot in life...

There will always be days such as these: your attitude is what determines the outcome of your day. Do you choose to grip it with optimism that all will be well or do you choose to handle it with a great deal of skepticism. The choice is yours. See Rudyard Kipling - "IF...".

Fictional? I don't know!

Edited by Joe V

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So... where is it written that nurses are so special that they don't have to endure the stresses and joys of human life?


"Mama said there'd be days like this; there'd be days like this, my Mama said!"

Mama Said - The Shirelles - YouTube

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silverbat has 22 years experience and specializes in Care Coordination, MDS, med-surg, Peds.

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"Some days are Diamond, some days are Stone."----John Denver

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