Happy National Nursing Week!

To all of my wonderful nurses out there, Happy National Nursing Week!

From all the complex patients like myself, thank you for taking the extra time to realize brushing a line against our leg can deeply hurt us, thank you for offering me your sympathies about the sensations I feel, thank you for trying to distract me.

I have certainly had difficult times in health care settings, but for every nurse I met who was having too rough a day to rise to my challenges, there had to be at least two more willing and eager to accept it.

Thank you, Canadian Nurses. You have the most dangerous job, without recognition or thanks in many cases, and you still care for all of us. I can’t say it enough, thank you.

Especially to Andrea, a wonderful young nurse who made my last visit OK even though it wasn’t. She made my day when I told her I was dissociating from the ketamine. Andrea then looked at me, smiled, and said, “trippy!”

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