Aahhh… December 25…

….a day to celebrate Christmas or that special holiday you’ve chosen to celebrate! Many people are off from work taking time to celebrate with loved ones, friends, and family.  Many are working to keep us safe or away at war striving to protect our country.

As a nurse, I have had my share of working on holidays.  Honestly, I will admit that I didn’t like going in on holidays when everyone else was celebrating so I whined and wished I was off.  I know our profession is 24/7 and it wasn’t about the work, it was just the thought of working on a holiday. But once I got to work, it wasn’t that bad at all. We partied too like we would at home. There were always lots of food, chatter, laughter, silly gifts, goofy santa hats, and festive uniforms. We had fun….with the occasional interruption of a beeping infusion pump, clotted central line, and an infiltrated IV.

Now that I am privileged to be off on the holidays, I’m not complaining at all and can appreciate those who are working today to care for sick patients, keep us safe, and protect our country. Thank you!! I hope you would be able to celebrate with your loved ones too.

I also would like to thank  everyone who have come here to read my blog, posted comments, and subscribed…I am grateful and humbled.  I hope that I have helped you in some ways appreciate our specialty. Thank you!!

So on this special day, I wish you Happy Holidays and wherever you are, be safe and have fun!!

3 thoughts on “Aahhh… December 25…

  1. We were wondering if you felt more gratified from working on the holiday? Were patients nicer to you? It must be very hard for some patients to be in the hospital for the holidays and you sharing that day with them must be special.

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