I hope your PT went well this morning! I don't envy you on that one, especially if your already really hurting! I agree with you about
dieing thing, I don't think you sound cold at all! Your just realistic. I have always thought that dieing is just as much a part of life as birth is. I will admit it is very difficult when it involves a younger person though. I always have thought of dieing as a transition, where a person leaves their physical body
, that is here, and goes to another place, what ever, or where ever, that might be! This might sound morbid, but allot of times when a cancer patient passed away on the Onco unit, I would wish them well on their journey! Some of them had such a rough time with their cancer, and was in so much pain, that I would like to think, or at least hope, that they were going to a much better place!
Maybe if you can get your pain under better control, some day you could be a Hospice Volunteer! I have thought about
doing it, but I live out in the country and am a pretty good way from just about
anything, it is just to long of a drive right now. Of course after my divorce is all settled we get the house sold, and once I deside where I am going to live and settle down at, I just might try and do some Hospice volunteering! There is such a need, and I would really love to help
Anyway nurse2 I Hope today is a better day for YOU!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
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