Stories about the experiences of a registered nurse. You are not alone!
Now working the Psych Ward.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Farewell to a Good Man
One of the orderlies died. He had cancer that spread. I don't know where it started, but in the end, he could not eat and did not want a feeding tube. He worked as long as he could to provide for the children he would be leaving behind.
I remember one moment when he made me feel better. I was upset that a guy had canceled a date with me, citing tiredness. The orderly said, "I don't care if I had just taken a sleeping pill and was a step above unconscious. If you wanted to see me, I'd be there."