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Transplant Thanksgiving

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canesdukegirl has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

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Thanksgiving took on a completely new meaning for me one year. The emotional roller coaster that I experienced within one shift was one of devastating grief, yet filled with the promise of new life. Tragedy can sometimes turn over a new leaf, like the falling leaves of November. You are reading page 2 of Transplant Thanksgiving. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

mamagui has 1+ years experience and specializes in Eventually Midwifery.

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...and canesdukegirl, keep writing!

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sapphire18 specializes in ICU.

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Beautiful. Tragic, but amazing...brought tears to my eyes. Keep on writing:):):)

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An active duty soldier would have been medically retired LONG before he needed a liver transplant.

Ha...ha. If only this were true.

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Geez, how quickly we nurses are to jump on one of our own. Take it for what it is and leave the rest. I personally can relate to returning home after a particularly horrendous day in the ICU and my sweetie would be standing to hug me as I walked in the door as well as having dinner ready. Being able to get home to my refuge.

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mollydawg13 has 6 years experience.

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I have to agree with ruler of kolob.. If there would have been a disclaimer stating this is fiction than it would have been ok. It still discredits all of the work the transplant coordinators, perfusionists, physicians ect do with an organ retrieval. The process just doesn't work like that. It's not about nurses turning against nurses, it's about accurate information. Painting the picture that the whole process from consent, to donor management, sharing organs, ect is done that smoothly is irresponsible. This is already a taboo subject within medicine.

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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MODERATOR NOTE:

This is a story about about one persons experience and how it made her feel.....not hospital policy and the "truth" behind the transplantation process. Please stick to topic.

If you wish to talk about the transplantation process please start another thread.

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AM326 has 2 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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This story just Chuck Norrised my feels. Wonderfully written, and you have an amazing husband by your side!

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Ah. I've always wonder what it would be like to have an "adoring spouse" at home to understand the weight of what we do.

Mine only complained that he wasn't "lucky like me to be able to earn such a great living," and frequently accused me of broom closet affairs while at work.

As if I had actual time for a broom closet boink.

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canesdukegirl has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

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Thankfully, my husband is also in medicine. He understands with one look.

Broom closet affairs? Has he been watching too much TV?!? I wish your hubby knew that our fantasies entail a complete lunch break (where we can actually DIGEST our scarfed down meal), time to pee, and being able to chart without interruptions.

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canesdukegirl has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

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This story just Chuck Norrised my feels. Wonderfully written, and you have an amazing husband by your side!

Yes, I do. I am thankful every single stinking day that he is by my side. Oh, and I can't help but mention that I am also lucky to have a puppy that curls up next to me, smelly feet and all!

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Canesduke,

He's not my hubby anymore. :)

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Canesduke,

He's not my hubby anymore. :)

:roflmao:.....you guys kill me

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