Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Nurses Are Awesome

My world still revolves around this small room, and the very few people who regularly come into and out of it. Without fail, the one person who has the biggest effect on my life is The Nurse. There is no bigger unsung hero, no more important front-line worker.

With one exception who shall go unmentioned, I have had world class nursing care. I will have pictures when I get home. When I say world class, I mean consistently world class. Not just really good care, and by the way, there was a couple of excellent nurses; I mean consistent best of breed and a couple of curve busters you can't believe. Throw in the rock star doctors, and I have had it as good as it gets. It's not just that I know this to be true, I absolutely believe it.

The Nurse is the hospital's Marine. They take and secure the beach from patients who are often out of their minds. They bring order from chaos, peace and calmness from tragedy. These people are unique, and do a very dirty job. The nurses I had in ICU and the Intermediate Step Down Unit should have been cannonized. Today, I reside with mere mortals. If you happen to know a nurse, buy them a drink for me. If they're an ICU nurse,buy them a steak dinner along with it, please.

There's a good chance I may be coming home today. I have one more MRI to get through, and then they'll pull the last IV. After that, FREEDOM!!!! And HOLMES!!!!

10 comments:

Matt said...

There are nurses now who command U.S. military hospitals, btw.

Glamourpuss said...

My experience of nurses is limited to Carry On films, but I have always believe them to have curves as you suggest.

Puss

rebecca said...

woooooohooooooo!!

i'm sure judy and holmes will be pleased.

good news!

WanderingGirl said...

Congratulations!

Sometimes nurses get pissy when physical therapists get m ajor holidays off. I have to remind them that no one dies from missing one day of PT. People die if nurses don't work. That's where I rank in order of importance!

AmyTree said...

I am so pleased to hear it!!
My mom's a senior nurse in the ER - she's totally heroic. Glad to know you met some great ones.

My Reflecting Pool said...

Whoowhooooo! I have a couple nurse friends. I will gladly buy them drinks. I'm sure you are ready to get home and see Holmes! Hugs to you, Judy and Holmes for seeing you through this.

WanderingGirl said...

Oh, and take it easy oh Holmes... hug gently!!!

mist1 said...

I could never be a nurse. I don't like to touch people who are germy.

Odat said...

Happy to hear things are getting better....I have lots of nurse friends...They're great friends too....
Peace

WanderingGirl said...

Is all still well?