Monday, August 20, 2007

Hugs

I got 3 hugs from my patient's today. I had 5 in total, so getting 3 hugs is off the shiznit! I know that as medical professionals we don't like actually getting that physically close to people, but one of my lil old ladies was going through it and just needed a shoulder to vent on. Consoling her was my first hug, and the second was my patient thanking me for such 'excellent care'. She said to me as I was leaving, "I wish you were here everyday. You've been the best nurse I've had ever since I got here."

It's not like I'm tooting my own horn or anything...but it really did make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I can gripe to the Fiance all night long when I come home, but he knows that on my next scheduled day, I will be going to work. Just because of my patients. The work is hard, the coworkers are clique-ish and the systems aren't that organized. But my patients? They are fuckin' fabulous! And I love every single one of them.

2 comments:

Zahra said...

I am so glad that you have such passion and love for your work. I'm tired of reading about nurses bitching about their jobs all the time...I mean there have to be good times too right?

P.S. I'm starting nursing school in September and I cannot wait...so excited. I love reading your blog...wish it was updated more. Would love it if you shared your memorable experiences as a student nurse and any advice & tips you have.

Keep it up.

Vixen said...

Zahra,

Thanks...the good times are way better than the bad times it's just that bad stories tend to get more air time. Congratulations on getting into nursing school---be prepared to work hard and study your butt off! I will expound some on my nursing school stories, but it's been so long I don't remember all of it;) Oh...and I will try to update more, it's so hard with so many blogs