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A Lot Less Hand Holding Than I Thought

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This job is a lot less hand-holding than I thought.

A lot less pillow-fluffing than I thought.

More griping,

More fatigue,

More frustration than I thought.

I want to be a great nurse to you and seven other patients too.

But I feel like I don't have enough time for all of you.

If I don't bring your pain medications exactly when their due,

Or your water, or your juice,

It's not that I'm ignoring you,

It's just that other people need me too.

I try to balance all of you and balance me too.

I am still learning.

I am still....

It's just that this job is a lot less hand-holding than I thought.

A lot less pillow-fluffing than I thought.

More griping,

More fatigue,

More frustration than I thought.

A little poetry/prose written by myself in hopes of expressing some feelings I have currently as I explore my new role as a bed-side nurse. Thanks.

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