Wednesday, May 7, 2014


It's that time of the year again.

Nurses' Week. Freebies, Oh so many treats.

The recognition.To honor and give thanks to nurses.

During this time,

I can't help but think about the patients I have worked with in the past year. I know there are many of them. Yet, there are a few that will stand out. 

Whether it was a good turn out, or not, patients have a way of teaching and reminding  us nurses of why we entered the profession in the first place. On some occassions, they do make us rethink of why the heck we even bothered to pursue this career. Urrrgh!

Well, it all balances out. You have to take the good with the bad, right?

We savor the good especially when you least expect it.

I do think back of a time when a patient of mine who surprised me in the most dearest way. I never really thought she felt the way she did because I guess, i was guilty of making a general assumption of this patient population. Yes, damn it! I became judgmental and I cannot blame anything or anyone else but myself. 

This patient of mine is a sickler and you know the drill. 

But, before she got discharged after taking care of her for two days, she gave me a book. I really don't like accepting gifts from patients but she insisted. She said she would leave the book anyway if I don't take it.

So, I graciously accepted the book

On the inside, she wrote a letter and I would like to share this with you.

To My Dear Nurse.......

This book is to show you how much I appreciate everything you have done for me as my nurse. God has given you such a heart for people and it is wonderful to see you put that gift to good use. You always use that gift with a big smile on your face. You have brighten up the days you've been my nurse. You don't get rushed even when I seem to talk on, and on, and on, and ... well you got the point. You've helped in healing not only with  the healing hands God's given you but also with your willingness to talk to and listen to me especially when you have so much to do. Thank you for your care both from your hands and mostly from your heart. May God continue to protect you and your family and may God continue to Bless you in everything you do. Hopefully the next time we meet, it will be under better circumstances.

Good Night and God Bless........

To all my fellow nurses out there, this letter is not just for me. It's also for all of you who have dedicated yourselves to the profession. I know, it's freaking ridiculous out there!

But, patients do recognize. I do and we all do.

Happy Nurses Week! Stay positive. By doing so, you become the source of great energy, Thereby, becoming an inspiration to everyone. 

Damn. Take a break.

Prop your feet up and enjoy the free food courtesy of that cute sales rep.

Happy Nurses Week. Let's remember as Nurses, to thank the CNAs that work beside us, for they are heroes too.


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