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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Flat Tire Was a Sign

The flat tire on monday morning was just an indication of the rest of the week. It is only wednesday and I am already exhausted. The life of the Nurse Specialist in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine can be rather depressing at times.

In the past three days, I have informed 3 families that their loved ones had less than 6 months to live. Two of those families will probably not even get to spend Christmas with their loved ones.

I love my job and find it largely rewarding, just not this week...

3 comments:

karengberger said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. I have often wondered how you and the doctors prepare for, and recover from, those conversations. It has to take a chunk out of you, unless you have some fabulous training AND an great outlet for your grief. God bless you.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have never understood how medical professionals were able to do this. I would be drained daily. Sorry you are having a bad week. Hey, the weekend is almost here...perhaps things will get better soon.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I can imagine how difficult that must be. I'm so sorry. Things will surely look up soon. Keep your chin up, girl!