Happy Nurses Week

Nurses appreciation week starts today May 6 and ends on May 12. This is the best time to give nurses some attention and recognition for their sacrifice and hard work. I am a nurse and I know how hard my fellow nurses work.

We have some good and bad days. Bad days sometimes comes with a grumpy, yelling or confused, combative patients. I have had crazy days at work where I had to take my lunch at 4pm and holding my bladder to attend a patient. There was one time I only voided twice during my 12 hour shift. We often forget to drink water. I probably drink less than 8 glasses of water at work which I know is not a good practice. Patient comes first and we sometimes forget how to take care of ourselves. We work on weekends and holidays. I was hoping to spend Christmas and New Year in PH last year but unfortunately I wasn’t able to. Had to sacrifice spending the most important holidays for my family. It was tough but I just have to embrace it.

β€œI am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”
― Florence Nightingale

For me, when I hear my patients says “thank you”, it already means a lot. I don’t need a huge recognition, just this simple words make a huge difference. This profession is hard but definitely fulfilling. Happy Nurses Week to my fellow nurses!

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