This week has been absolutely insane with super sick patients, but more strikingly YOUNG patients. My age. OUR age. Day after day as I walk out of the hospital the sun hits my body, finally warming it after a long shift. ☀️The contrasting dramatic sensation gives me an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. I get to walk out of this hospital. Feel the sun. Go home to my loved ones. Hug them. Kiss them. 😘Some of my patients can't, and some never will. It makes me so thankful, but also so very sad. They are MY age. It's too young to have such a hardship like this. All the things they're missing and will miss in life. Your youth should be spent worrying about stupid stuff like where that darn misplaced favorite lipgloss is. 💄
On this #thankfulthursday I took in a glorious moment to soak up the sun before I rushed off my car, only to sit in hour long traffic to get home. 🚗I just wanted a moment for myself, for my patients, for my youth. Sigh. It's been a long week.
Tell me about a patient case that made you think about life in a different way that brought out pure gratitude in the comments below. Let's all start another amazing thread of stories!!! 💕 love you guys! 🤗 thanks for being so awesome!
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