(Just in case you’re wondering this is a pharmacy issued beer, with a prescription label on it. It reads “beer, three times a day, by mouth.” – just in case you were confused what to do with it.)
After a few days off, I have returned to the ICU. My art pieces have been placed on hold as I complete three twelve hour shifts in a row.
This is one of the many difficulties if the medical profession- long days. But there are many things that the common person may not know about medicine.
You see, when you tell someone you are a nurse or doctor people give you this look like, “hmmmm that’s nice.” That’s because they don’t know.
How do you tell people the truth?
Let’s see, today I spent 45 minutes digging through someone’s fat folds to find her vagina to stick a tube up there.
Or,today, I spent 30 min helping a doctor stick a needle into a plethora of random body parts.
Today, while helping the doctor stick a needle into random body parts, this 85 year old man grabbed my ass.
This is my typical morning.
Shall we continue to creepy diseases I touch everyday?
I remember my first time seeing flesh eating bacteria. I was in nursing school and I pulled back the covers to see this man’s balls being eaten away as the bacteria was making a B-line for his other parts.
I find it so strange when the media gets a hold of theses stories- I see it on a biweekly basis really.
So if you have had a person with active tuberculosis cough in your face recently, smile, you work in the medical field.
Thanks for reading my thoughts,
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