Sunday, June 29, 2008

This is why I do what I do

It's no secret that I struggle with my job. It is a roller coaster ride that has failed to become any smoother despite the fact that I've been a nurse for over two years now. But some days are better than others, and I dare say that some are actually wonderful. Friday was one of those.

At the end of the day Friday, one of my patients handed me a piece of paper folded into a book entitled, "Life's Little Blessings". I had cared for this patient for two days along with my partner Nick, one of my favorite patient care techs on the floor. What I read was so touching I had to share:

I need to tell you that thru my recent stay

About a great combination that just made my day

For when I came in here, quite under the weather

I was blessed to be cared for by Nick and Heather

They were both open and friendly, adding joy to my life

Treated us just like family, both me and my wife

So if I ever again feel the need to be sick

I hope I can be cared for by Heather and Nick

The fact that this sick man took the time and effort to recognize his care really touched me. There are some really great people out there, even though they are too often eclipsed by jerks. Thanks, Hap - you made our day, too.

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