I am Kitt and I know you have seen me on the board and wondered, what the heck is she doing here? Your right to wonder, I sure don't have prostate cancer.
I do have clinical depression and osteoarthritis, my husband has Crohn's Disease......so what am I doing here?
My Father had 5 siblings and all six of them died of Cancer. the first to die was my Uncle Norm,30 years ago and was buried on Christmas Eve. My Dad got to my house that day and he was in tears over losing his youngest brother to Prostate Cancer. Now days he may have lived.
I am an only child and my Father loved me unconditionally. He said to me, "I will die of Cancer". He was the oldest of the 6 siblings and he died at age 72 of pancreatic cancer. I am a nurse and I coud not stop the cancer.
The two girls in the family died of uterine cancer. And the other 2 brothers died of intestinal cancer.
I have been a nurse for 27 years now and I have always felt that the thing I was best at was holding my patient's hand, touching them so they knew they were not alone and listening to them. Letting them talk about whatever they needed to get out.
So that is why I am here because I listen well, I support well and I will hold your hand and you can talk to me about
your worries and fears and I will listen. If you have questions I will find the answers. This is my way of fighting the disease. I support and love the people. Yes I am a darn good ER nurse too.
"They sit and hold my hand"--an AIDS patient talks about his nurses."
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
RN CCRN, Critical Care and Emergency Department Manager for 26 years.
Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years
My Father and 5 siblings all died of Cancer. It is a subject close to my heart to help people with Cancer.
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”