The internet tells me that May 6th was National Nurses Day. Me being me, I missed it, along with an on-time blog post.
Most of us have had the misfortune of being to a hospital for less joyous things than childbirth. And even childbirth isn’t free of bad things. But every trip to the hospital involves nurses, people who don’t get enough due.
Nurses work the holidays, be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, everything.
Nurses work 12-hour days. Long days, especially when Average Joe complains about his 8-hour work day in an office.
Nurses go to school a lot, and have some long unpaid practicums. I think teachers are on par with this, but I.T. Specialists are not.
I would like to personally thank the nurses I personally know:
-Courtney and Lisa, for answering all of my (annoying) questions about muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, organs and what happens when you pee blood.
And then the nurses that I have dealt with, but don’t know personally:
-the three at Richmond Hospital for making my first fracture experience less horrible.
-the multiple at Burnaby General and Royal Columbian when they were dealing with my Baachan pre- and post-surgery, as well as answering my mom’s questions.
Next time you’re in a hospital, for whatever reason, buy your nurse a coffee. Let her (or him) know they’re appreciated and valued.
–Kiyoshi “The Prototpe”
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