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Must remember...

RuthLM's picture
on January 3, 2010 - 8:23pm

As a nurse in an adult ICU I see many sad things. But today I was reminded that no matter how bad things are at my house/marriage it really could be worse.

When I went to work today we had one young girl who had been declared brain dead and was going for organ donation. Her car had broken down and while waiting for help she was hit by a drunk driver.

Another young girl had been shot in the face by her boyfriend, who then committed suicide. She has some surgery and a long road ahead of her but she can move everything and communicate by writing notes.
And she still seems to have a sense of humor.

Another young men shot himself in the head and was brain dead and was going for organ donation.

So when I start feeling sorry for myself I really must remember these patients and be thankful for what I do have...a wonderful teenage son..even when he is trying my patience..that is here with me.

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