Made a new friend today

  1. Another nurse was orienting with me at my private duty assignment so that she can work every other Sat evening. As time went on we talked about how we bacame nurses, and when I told her how I've been struggling through the ast 2 years, especially when my dad died and the circumstances that lead up to it, she just opened her arms and held me and said "God bless you, you did all you could," I nearly collapsed from pent up emotion and gratitude to be able to vent about the last 2 years. Later she said,"We all need friends. Let's be friends." Just needed to share this.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   nekhismom
    Wooot! Sounds like someone sent you an angel today~
  4. by   warrior woman
    Thanks Hon. It felt good to have someone reach out to me.
  5. by   plumrn
    She sounds like one honestly good 'human bean'! Friends are truly one of lifes treasures.
  6. by   gij1
    I am glad you wrote us about meeting a friend. Ture friends are so precious.
  7. by   Tweety
    Everyone needs a good friend.
  8. by   nurse_robin
    Quote from nekhismom
    Wooot! Sounds like someone sent you an angel today~
    I agree!
    It's nice to meet people like that. Consider yourself blessed!
    Robin
  9. by   Havin' A Party!
    Great!!!

    Thanks for sharing.
  10. by   warrior woman
    Thanks guys. She even gave me a website so that I can get on an financial assistance program for Paxil so that I can take it every day. I should be taking it every day now for my PTSD and major depression, but at $90.00 bucks for 30 days supply of Paxil 37.5 CR I just can't afford to take them like I should. So now thanks to JoAnne, my doc is looking into getting me into this assistance program so that I can pay less or nothing at all for my antidepressants. Without her, I'd never have known about it. Neat huh?
  11. by   NursesRmofun
    Quote from warrior woman
    Another nurse was orienting with me at my private duty assignment so that she can work every other Sat evening. As time went on we talked about how we bacame nurses, and when I told her how I've been struggling through the ast 2 years, especially when my dad died and the circumstances that lead up to it, she just opened her arms and held me and said "God bless you, you did all you could," I nearly collapsed from pent up emotion and gratitude to be able to vent about the last 2 years. Later she said,"We all need friends. Let's be friends." Just needed to share this.
    Nice story. I am glad for you.
  12. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Sounds great, Wonderful for you, WW! All my dear friends live in other states. I could sure use a local friend!
  13. by   nekhismom
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Sounds great, Wonderful for you, WW! All my dear friends live in other states. I could sure use a local friend!
    Ditto that, HEllllllo. All of my friends are in VA and NC. *sigh*
  14. by   weezieRN
    That's great WW it is even good that she and you were open with each other, no barriers and you didn't have to worry what she thought about you. Sounds like a very accepting, caring person everyone should be so lucky to have a friend like that. Can you share?

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