Nurse and Patient

I am a nurse.  I am a patient.  I have now spent about equal time on either side of the “bedrails” so to speak.

On these pages I would like to share some of those experiences from the perspective of a patient, who is also a nurse.

Topics: Bipolar, ADD, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Narcolepsy, Depression, Navigating the healthcare maze and being your own advocate, survival, dealing with your anger and other emotions.

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6 thoughts on “Nurse and Patient

  1. Hi Dear sister,
    Hi, im a Christian and a retired RN too that is on the “other side of the stretcher” for years with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, IGG Subclass deficiencies. You have a lovely blog 🙂
    I actually found it while looking for things that people say to us, more particularly our brothers and sisters in Christ.
    Maybe it would be a good topic, to write about the things that some of our brothers and sisters in the Lord say to us in regards to our illnesses….Some of them dont realize how hurtful they are. God already knows what we are going through and He has the answer and we trust in Him….and not all of us see physical healing on this side of heaven.
    Thankyou dear sis 🙂

  2. I have been cared for by so many nurses….and unfortunately, have not always been such a great patient….now that I am walking with the Lord…I wish I could go back to thank each and every nurse that took such great care of me….I feel somehow that I can thank them all through you…God bless you for being a nurse!

    • It is definitely a calling and an honor to be counted among that special sisterhood. I am retired now, but “once a nurse, always a nurse” at heart. I have been on both sides of the bed-rails and I feel that same gratitude for all the good nurses out there. It was definitely a very special blessing to me, getting to minister care to people in that way. It is very humbling to be used of the Lord to pray with and minister comfort and peace to patients and family members at those times in life when we are forced to face our own mortality. I had to leave the field sooner than I intended due to my own health but I wouldn’t trade the nursing career that I had, for anything.

  3. My, my. Our God does work in mysterious ways. I thought I’d glance over your blog. I’m “tired,” but that’s sometimes pronounced “taard” where I live now. As a matter of fact some folks pronounced it that way where I grew up. Being “taard,” and older than some, and because I’m accumulating maladies faster than I could attract mosquitoes where I used to where I was raised in Chambers County, TX–I, too, am a patient and a (retired) nurse. I suspected that I recognized a kindred spirit in your recent thoughts on raptureready.com. ……and there you are–a kindred spirit. God bless you. May He use you to reach others whose journey leads them into some of these valleys where ‘not just everybody has learned to walk.’ BB

    • Oh I’m so glad you stopped by! My family is from WV so I know “taard” just as well as “tired”. I would love for you to write me some of your nursing memories to share with readers! Or anything else that you’d like to write about. If I had to guess I would say I believe you have had some experience with writing (although, as a nurse, being able to compose a narrative is part of the required job skills, isn’t it?) I also was always a person for letter-writing. Back when “snail mail” was all there was. I am sort of infamous for my looooong letters in big fat envelopes that required 2 stamps. I had a cousin I wrote to for all our growing up years until she finally moved from WV to VA where I live. Boy I bet we’d have a few hearty laughs if we had kept those letters and could read them now.

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