I graduated practical nursing school in 2009. I finished by RN in 2011. Since then I’ve worked exclusively on cardiac units. So I’ve been around the nursing station block for a while now. I have a professional WOW driver’s license. (just kidding, that’s not a thing. But it should be!)
With all my experience I have developed a realization that many people don’t understand how their own bodies function and how quality of life can be greatly improved by investing in personal health. Take action to stimulate health that leads to a better quality of life.
I have an itching urge to educate everyone (from my own little family to my patients) all about preventative functional medicine.
How do you take precious care of your heart so that you don’t have multiple open heart surgeries? What can you EAT so that you don’t have to take strong medication to treat acid reflux, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, mild pain, or anxiety.
This is what I love. I love to see people come back and take charge of their health and blossom into a beautiful picture of health. Because miracles do happen…. (I’m getting goose bumps as I type and reminisce about personal accounts throughout my career.)
So I love seeing progress and people getting better. I love discharging healthy happy patients. There is that dark side of working long 12 hr shifts. The skill and knowledge demanded of you everyday can be overwhelming. It can be intimidating when someone’s heart just STOPS and it’s your responsibility to push that IV epinephrine, give those compressions and bring them back to life.
But that’s nursing. It’s the hardest job you’ll ever love.
I came. I cared. I charted.
I save lives for a living, what did you do today?
It’s so sad to see people without any desire to better their health. I lived in denial of my poor health for a long time – so thankful for my decision to go for a walk every day back in 2012!