Friday, May 7, 2010

Nurse appreciation week

Along with Mother's Day, I guess this is my week. I have to mention that when I had outpatient surgery a couple years ago for something that when I worked in the hospital required several days' inpatient stay, I was really wishing for a nurse. I NEEDED a nurse! But, no, I GOT to go home to my own bed. That's pretty nice (in a "used to my own pillow" kind of way) but there are some things that do require some compassionate assistance from a professional. So, even though we now (thanks to insurance company regulations) must kick patients out of the hospital, emesis basin in hand, five minutes after they manage a sip of water, I appreciate nurses! I'm also happy with my chosen profession.

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