Just what I needed to hear

  1. Ever had one of those nights..nothing goes right..no matter what you do it's wrong..can't seem to please the administration,pts,or coworkers..you're pressured to work areas you are not trained for..you fight back tears because you are so angry and frustrated with it all..plugging away trying to maintain your sanity and do a good job without bursting out in tears....you survive the shift..barely...and right before it's time to go you make a last room check........there she is..a sweet little lady the ripe old age of 96..she smiles and tells you thank you for all you did for her and that you will be blessed in heaven for all your acts of kindness to her.....waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..I lost it...bless that precious soul...SHE is why I keep going back.
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Shamrock
    Awww, how nice to be thanked once in a while...
  4. by   Tweety
    Makes it all worthwhile.
  5. by   jnette
    :kiss Yes, that is exactly why we do what we do.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    that is sooooo nice.............................u deserve it!
  7. by   ?burntout
    awww...(((mandy)))...i can relate...i think we all can.

    i had one of those days last monday-it was terrible. before i left i had several that thanked me for taking care of them and i just felt like i should/could/would have done more..if i had had the time.

  8. by   MandyInMS
    Thanks ya'll..I've been under sooooo much stress at work from my super/don playing games with my head..I talked to them both this morning and resolved some issues..mainly them trying to FORCE me to work areas I'm untrained for..which I have been refusing..which in turn has had them pissed at me..finally got all that BS off my chest and told them what I would/would not do and was prepared for the consequenses..seems "I" was making a big deal of nothing according to them..funny "I" was the one under so much stress I was having cp/choking back tears all the time..haven't been able to sleep at all today not like I haven't tried..people and mind games...Lord help me..I just keep reminding myself of that sweet little lady..reminding myself I work for HER and not them.
  9. by   nurseygrrl
    That's wonderful...that's what makes us nurses keep going!