I really miss working as a nurse. I know there’s no way I can go back to my job right now. I’ll have to get a lot better before I could even think of going back to those 12 hour days and shift work. However I do miss working with the patients.
I liked spending time with each one that was on my care. Now I worked in Emerg for almost half my nursing career and you can’t spend anywhere near as much time with patients there as you probably should, but I always tried to give my patients special attention.
Perhaps if I do go back to nursing I should work in a different department. One with a slower pace where I’d get to spend more time with each patient if I wanted to or if they needed the extra care. Perhaps I could even work in one of the therapy units … maybe doing cerebral palsy therapy or some other form of mobility rehabilitation.
As I said I’ve got to get me better before I can go back to work and try to make others better. I hope I start to feel better soon!