Saturday, June 25, 2011

8 months

     I have officially passed the 8 month mark working in dialysis.  Just 4 months ago I didn't think I would make it here.  I also thought I would never like, much less begin to love this job.  It is a stressful specialty as I've said before but I have found my comfort zone.  It is wonderful the connections I have made with many of my patients.
     Just a few weeks ago one of my patient's (she is like the grandmother I never had) son passed from a long illness.  She told me it would mean so much to her if I would go to the viewing.  She went on to tell me how she has loved me since very shortly after I began working there.  When Bob and I went to the viewing her family made a fuss over me and explained how, (let's call her Grandma B) she spoke of me often.  It was so nice to know that what I do makes such a difference to my patients.  Six months has made all the difference!  Grandma B., said she saw my potential from the beginning.  It is the little things that mean so much.