The Slow Burn

If I had a dollar for a every time someone said something along the lines of “I don’t know how you can do what you do”, I would have a serious pile of cash. Seriously, the truth is some days, I don’t know how I do what I do. It is physically, mentally and emotionally… Continue reading The Slow Burn

Disappear

“I just don’t understand why! It’s like I have been abandoned. Like me dying has made all the people who said they loved me turn their backs on me. I am not a leper. I am still here” Heartbreakingly true words that are more commonly spoken by hospice patients than anyone realizes. A patient and… Continue reading Disappear

The Whispers

I’ve gotten kind of used to it. Sometimes, when I enter a patient’s room, I notice some family members turn and whisper. It’s almost like when I tell people what I am lucky enough to do and they give me the heartbreaking face while lowering their voice to a whisper. Maybe it is because of… Continue reading The Whispers

All The Time

Leave it at the door Don’t bring your work home with you That might work for a garbage man or maybe a tree cutter, but those rules don’t apply to a hospice nurse. I am probably thinking about you from the moment I shut your door behind me. I am probably still thinking of you… Continue reading All The Time

The Problem With Caring

While I’ve thought of blogging a lot the past few days, it’s been so busy that I haven’t had the chance.  Hospice has really become something that I feel really passionate about.  As much as the bosses say that you have to have boundaries, how does one have boundaries when they are dealing with folks… Continue reading The Problem With Caring

The Problem With Caring

While I’ve thought of blogging a lot the past few days, it’s been so busy that I haven’t had the chance.  Hospice has really become something that I feel really passionate about.  As much as the bosses say that you have to have boundaries, how does one have boundaries when they are dealing with folks… Continue reading The Problem With Caring