Filling My Cup

I took the time last night to open my eyes and really pay attention to the people around me. It wasn’t easy but it was so worth it! See, with my job I feel like I give and give and give all day. I take care of 5-10 patients over the course of 10 hours and…

Patience: Is Pain Worth The Wait?

My patient’s bony, bird-like hand gripped mine with extraordinary strength as she called, “Hurry up! Hurry! It hurts! Can’t you be quicker about this? Just get it over with!” My counterpart never skipped a beat as he bent over her other arm, needle searching for her elusive veins. “I cannot hurry this process, Joyce*. This…

Quiet Courage of Friendship

Friends. We all have ‘em. Some have a lot, some just a few. Some friends are so awesome at being friends that they make you wish you were like them. Some friends are crappy at the concept and drag you down. Friendship is complex. “Well DUH!” You say. I remember 4th grade, oh Lord help…