Monday, August 02, 2004

My weekend is here

With working shift work, I don't always get the traditional weekend off. This week Monday and Tuesday are my weekend days so I got an extra long lie this morning after a particularly horrendous and emotional weekend at work.

I work as a nurse which I mostly enjoy but it can be a hard job. Sudden deaths happen at times and when they do, it is the hardest thing to tell a husband, wife or child that their relative isn't going to be around any more. They trust you to look after their family member and make them better. But real life isn't like ER or Casualty. If someone stops breathing or their heart stops beating, sometimes no matter what you do, you can't save them. And it hurts so bad sometimes that you can't stop thinking about it. I am lucky that I have good collegues at work who support and understand each other.

1 comment:

MysteryKnitter said...

I can't even imagine, how it must feel, but it must be terrible.