A year passed just very fast. I didn’t notice that i was a nurse all that period. Maybe i wasn’t planning to stay as one for a long time – nor i was expecting to survive this period ; but I did ! I have seen alot , and I have met many people . I can even remember each and every patient i had … some left me a wound that never heals and others left me an ever lasting smile .
When life takes away the most dear thing to your heart… make sure that it’s preparing you a lovely surprise.
Nursing is the power to heal , the power to create whats lost within those patients , and the power to make them die peacefully . It’s never eacy to go through such emotions in a time – what if you go to work everyday and seeing this ! It could really be devastating…. but after all that’s what we do . And day by day we learn how to cope with it. Until one day it becomes a routine ; your patient might be dying and when your shift finishes , there might be your son’s birthday party waiting . We try to hold our tears , to control our emotions, and to put ur work aside and our life aside. Thus , life goes on .
We read through their eyes, we understand there pain but we can never feel their pain . We show empathy but never the sympathy . We hold their hand and rub their tears … we sing for them and so keep their strength . We give them what they might have lost until they recover and leave us smiling .
It was the weekend, and I was on morning duty. Unlike the rest of the days we only had 15 patients in the ward. Medical ward with 15 patients , that was like WOW ! and there was enough staff covering ; that each nurse took only one or two patients. While I looked at the mirror as it was raining with that lovely cold wind breeze; the flashback started when I was back in high school . I remember that whenever teachers or friends asked me what would like to be in the future…? My answer was always one. I want to be among sick people . I want to help others. And here I am !
I can still remember when my mother wanted me to be an English teacher , I never had a second thought towards that for my answer was always “ NO “ . And I joined nursing , and I never regretted it . Not even in the worst times.
Every day passes with a great new experience to learn whether it’s in the professional side or the practical life ; because I learn something every moment. And am sure every nurse do . You won’t imagine what we can learn from caring for the geriatric patients. How every unsaid expression counts ? How every smile makes difference? And How every touch heals a soul ? Not only that but what they give us is much more.
We have a different life outside our working hours , but once we are at work .. once we enter the hospital everything else ends and we become totally devoted for our patients. We smile and laugh for our patients and we cry and pray for our patients … We Live for them ! Because to them; we are all they count on.
It changes our lives , we change the patient’s life. And we touch their hearts. That it heals all their wounds. During my time in the hospital , I have realized that it’s the non- medical effect that heals the people.
So , we keep facing the world.. and we as nurses we put our lives on the line for sake of others; that is how we are and that is what we’ll always be . The world around us is just an opportunity for every nurse whether you are just starting , or been in the field for years or even a nursing student. There will be always much more to discover and find out .
Although there are times that we feel like giving up , but I think that those are the moments that proves our strength most. We give hope and faith to others ; so we can’t lose them ourselves. Cherish your days not only for what you are but for what you want in the future.