A few months ago my staff and I experienced multiple losses in a short period of time of patients we were very close with.
I woke up this morning feel defeated. The last few weeks things have been a bit rough.
How do you do it? It’s a question I get asked all the time about my job.
As a nurse, there are weeks of work where I don’t sit longer than to quickly shove down my lunch down and to speedily chart.
Recently I was talking with someone who doesn’t know me very well and they asked if I see myself in oncology nursing for the rest of my career.
This is a guest blog from Erin E. She currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI with her family where she works on an inpatient oncology unit.
Dear Breast Cancer Patient,
Since I first wrote to you a lot has happened.
I love what the ice bucket challenge did. I love that it brought so much awareness to a disease that has brought so much heartache to so many people.
I remember sitting there in a midweek service at my church as the speaker said “you young adults listen up… you don’t even think about death but you need to be aware it is real, it is very real.” I sat there as a young adult and wanted to yell..