"I'll admit I may have seen better days,
but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail,
The sooner you qualify as a counsellor, and can choose your own hours, the better. xx
Well done Sue. I admire your stoicism, it isn’t an easy thing, but like John, you keep going and enjoy your quiet life.
You're tired. I'm not surprised. But being a nurse, caring for people, whether they are in hospital, hospice or are your neighbours, goes through you like a stick of rock. You care. Just don't try to do so much. Rest more.
This song used to have a very personal meaning but now it just makes me cry. Just for a few minutes and then I get on with it. Not wanting to be a nurse today is probably what makes you a good nurse. Much love today John xxx
That is how I felt yesterday, like i am just tired of being a widow, but today after sleeping a lot I hope for a better day. I know I will still be a widow. I think it might be just the time of year. Hard to do alone. Hope a hug from over here helps. We need to care for our nurses. Gigi
I don't want to be a nurse today either.
Comment of the year! Brilliant one Tom.
Somedays the carer needs to be loved and cared for. Huggs!
Today I am attending a funeral of a dear friend's husband whom I have known for 25 years. He died a prolonged agonizing death from Parkinson's, spending the last ten weeks at home with two round the clock caregivers. I am so grateful his wife had them there for him. Your profession is so desperately needed and appreciated, and although today you seem to be burned out, I know you will, indeed, be a nurse today because people like Steve, who died, need people like you. Thank you for all you do.
Pecker up John. Believe it or not, some days I didn't want to be a lorry driver. Getting up at 2am, starting work at 3am, snow on the ground, lorries sliding off the road into a ditch. Running out of drivers hours, boss having to send another driver to take over. Always watching the clock. But hey ho, I loved it.
The care giver needs someone to give him a cuddle and bring him a nice cup of tea....never mind darling...one day, one day.x
Every one has days when they just want it to be different. Be gentle with yourself. You have a job that can be heartbreaking. You are pulling some grueling hours.
I've always loved this song, the official You Tube version with accompanying orchestra and video is even better with more depth to her voice.We all have those "off" days, some of us have more reason than others to have them.
Hopefully, your shift is going well and you will be home relaxing soon. Hang in there, John. xx
Oh, Sue! What a compassionate and heartbreaking comment. I don't want to be a widow today either. There is something about the time coming up to not just birthdays and wedding anniversary - but Christmas - when it all seems too sad and too poignant. I'm standing alongside you, girl!
Such downs are, sadly, par for the course, and especially at this time of year, and especially after so much dark and depressing weather (and don't get me started about wanting to throw something at the tv when the ever depressing and inhuman news comes on....) Good coffee, a scotch egg, a refreshing walk with the dogs, and some good music. So a few music recommendations; Young And Beautiful (Lana Del Ray) Drunk Text Me (Lexie Jayde) Rent (Neil Tennant and Jake Shears in a beautiful new Ann Dudley arrangement on YouTube) Comfort (Nicholas Galitzine) and Paralyzed (NF) Wonderful modern classics all. That should help the mood. Also bear in mind the thought that being so down is an indication that all your feelings and instincts are still there, motivating, feeling, not letting you down or being desensitized. Which makes you good at your job and your life.
I hear you, John, and I've been there, too. You give and give and give of yourself, your care-giving, and your heart for the benefit of a new friend to make the lives of your patients and their families much, much better. Hang in there and cherish the times away from work. Take giid care of you.Big hugs, my friend
I adore and love Christina Perri. Meet her several times. She and her brother are from Bucks County, right up the road from where I lived in New Hope. Her Christmas song Something About December is one of the most beautiful Christmas songs of current time in my opinion. and a blog staple for me at Christmas.
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You've got an excellent plan. Soon you'll more to a new career and the change will be great. Hold that thought.
We all have our off days. But what a fabulous song that is.
Oh my god yes—it is so hard to be in any caregiving profession when there’s no one at home you can ask, “honey, would you take out the garbage this time?”
I have been missing my Mum and baby daughter Nicole so much this year. I am sure they are together. Son just brought home a beautiful Tree and I am so happy just to sit and enjoy the Christmas Tree scent
I’m not surprised that you’re feeling this way John . You’re working difficult hours days and nights and weekends , your body is most probably weary . It’s a poignant time of year and I feel that emotions run high. Try and look after yourself , give yourself a some little treats . You’re a good kind man , things will pick up . Sending you lots of love xx
I had a procedure this past week in hospital. Uncomfortable and daunting. The bright shining aspect were the nurses, male and female, who took care of me, listened to my concerns, kept me comfortable and made absolutely sure I was ok through it all without anxiety. They were my heroes and so are you. Please hang onto that John. You are so very important. X
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