5.04.2006

oncology nurses day.

happy day to me. and happy nurses week to all you nurse readers? are there any? susan, do you read this silly thing?
so the manager for our office got us all little cards. so sweet and thoughtful. totally unnecessary but totally made our days!
i have to admit that i'm shocked that i'm in oncology. still. period. at all. definitely not what i thought would be my thang. funny how life works. so happy to be here. to be in oncology. working with some of the most amazing patients. yes, we do have some mighty darn difficult ones too... but seriously no one wants to hear that 'c' word so it's understandable.
i thought i would miss med-surg a whole heck of a lot more. i mean, the cases can be extremely interesting. the surgeries down right cool. the fast paced energy of a critical situation. the skills. but oncology is rewarding on so many other levels. so worth the switch. not to mention, the better hours, pay, work atmosphere.
but it all comes back to the patients. sure, they can be anxious and tentative at first. who can blame them? but then they get to know and trust us. to laugh with us. share with us. cry with us. sooo great. to see them actually smile or laugh in the office. to see them make friends and support groups for one another.
and yes, a lot of our patients die. but it's nice to know that we maybe somehow made a difference. it's also nice to have closure. to know that where-ever they may be now they are okay. that i don't lose track of a patient and wonder what ever happened to them. i know morbid. but what do you expect from the girl who reads the obits every morning before going to work.... :)

so i bought myself a gift in the spirit of the week. okay, not really. but the darn computer broke and we had to go out and buy a new one last night. alright. both of our computers broke. totally frustrating. so now we just have to get nick's working. mine's toast. hopefully, we might be able to figure out how to salvage the hard drive. who am i kidding... that nick and my bro. or nick and his dad. or nick and his uncle. can figure it out!
so thanks to everyone who helped me with lost links. and if you think of any more that i should need, please send them my way!!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Nurses Day to you and thanks for all that you do!

Carrie

psucolleen said...

Happy Nurse's Day. More than you can imagine, I admire what you do. I hope my mom had someone as special helping her through her days.

Wow... what a difference you make in the lives of so many people. Thanks. :)

Lisa said...

Happy Nurse's Day!! What you do for those patients is awesome, thank you for that!

Kache said...

Happy Day to you! You sound so official with your medical abbreviations in your post...very cool :)

Breana said...

i totally admire you girl, everything you do for all the patients is awesome! HAppy Nurses day to you!

KJ said...

Happy Oncology Nurse's Day! I *totally* know what you mean about reading the obits. That's the first thing I do when I get the paper. You probably mean more to some of those patients than you even know.

TracyDacy said...

Happy Nurses Day Shannon! Nurses are truly special people and so deserving of a special day!

Stacey said...

Happy nurses day! Hope it was a good one!

Jill said...

A belated Happy Nurses Day and I think that what you do is phenomenal!

Good luck with the dead 'puters. Mine died and I just installed a new hard drive myself. And it works! (I'm totally amazed, LOL!)

Susan said...

Happy Belated Nurses' Day to you!

Brandy said...

I think what you do is great, yay for you!