Where you there when you could no longer speak? Was your soul still present? Could you hear us all around your bed.. talking with you… sometimes happy.. sometimes sad? When was the moment that you let go? A lot of times, when people are passing, they fall into states where they are no longer responsive. … Continue reading When Did You Go?
I have to admit that I was super apprehensive about making this career change. Death is something that scares the bejeezus out of me. As a critical care nurse for many years, death was often times an answer to endless suffering. That doesn’t ever mean that I got comfortable with it. But, because I never… Continue reading Week Two or Weak, Too?
Everyone talks about the benefits of a long life. You get to see your children and your grandchildren grow and flourish. But, is there such a thing as too long of a life? I do believe there is. Imagine seeing those around you disappear… You would be the only one of your siblings still alive…… Continue reading I Wouldn’t… Would you?
Would think that a few days away and I would be able to not think about work. That’s the thing about nursing though – there is always something… that takes you right back into your work world. Not that these past days have been any sort of vacation, but, other times, I would be able… Continue reading A Few Days
The new journey starts tomorrow.. Exciting first line, right? Catchy… Well, it’s true. Tomorrow my career really takes a totally different turn. You see, for the past close to 10 years, I have been a nurse. I’ve been a med surg nurse, I’ve been a step down nurse, I’ve been an ICU nurse and finally,… Continue reading The Night Before