No matter the odds.
No matter the endless shifts.
No matter how tired af you are at the end of a day.
Has a nurse ever made the difference for you when it mattered?
If the answer is yes, then my day held a meaning.
If the answer is yes, I was able to hold the line.
And that...is all what ever matters to me.
I'm a nurse. ⚫️⚪️⚫️
Our staff pick this week is by guest contributor Melanie Keen Director of Iniva, who devised the public programme for #ThePlaceisHere in collaboration with the SLG.
@melanie.keen has chosen Thin Black Line(s), 2011 by Lubaina Himid. “I chose this piece by Lubaina Himid because it symbolises what it’s taken for artists, who are women of African and Asian descent, to be recognised for their tremendous contribution to British art. It describes the generosity of individuals, the interconnectedness of the relationships as much as the distances, the variety as well as the complexity. It’s an iconic image which has endured so much so that younger artists have adopted it to describe their relationships and connections to the present and the past."
I am proud of the woman I am today. ...You know why?
Because I went through one hell of a time becoming her. ⚫️⚪️⚫️
So trust me - it's fine if you don't always understand that. ✌🏻
"Skills & Drills" at swim squad this morning. Whoever knew that learning to relax in the water would make such a big difference. Finding that fine line between relaxation and power through the water is very challenging and with it comes a whole new level of mindfulness.
...When you see a girl lookin' rough, lots of scars, nails not done, hair a mess, smudged mascara, missmatched clothes...don't just assume she's broken.
She is probably a nurse.
Workin' OT, sleepless nights, savin' lives and sh*t. ✌🏻This is me. ⚫️⚪️⚫️
I will take care of you.
Not because it is my duty.
Not because I took a vow. •
I will take care of you because I feel your pain. And therefor my pain understood yours.
I will treat you good, because that is the way I want to be treated at all times.
I will do that based on the mere fact of your individual merits as a human being, and not upon what you once did or who you once were. •
I will save you.
Because one day...maybe you will be saving my life as well. ⚫️⚪️⚫️
So I went to the doc to make sure I'm really only suffering from a summer-flue. (And discard any other illness like men's flue, flesh-eating-flue & any other mortal virus ☝🏼)
🆘 🆘 🆘
In face of now-a-days serious diseases, I find it most crucial to share following health-check-information with you guys: • What to do if bitten by a zombie - or any creature believed infected by Z-virus •
(I think the pic's pretty self-explaining.
But most important steps:)
1) Chop bitten extremity off.
2) Do not forget to take Ibu after procedure. (Not Aspirin. Never Aspirin, since you might enhance serious bleeding!) ⚫️⚪️⚫️
Please remember - if you believe you have been bitten by Z' or know of any person in risk of having contaged Z', never hesitate to take measures asap!!
In doubt, councel your doc. It might only really be flue, tho.
Stay safe, you guys 💙
I know there are days where you feel you almost didn't make it.
Where you almost lost another one and there is just a certain amount of tragedy you can take for one week. •
I know you come home and it's only 5pm but all you want to do is crawl into bed. Turn off. Forget. Sleep. Probably for the following 6 months. •
I know you think there is no one there to talk to. Or that no one would care. Or that no one can hold you when all you do all day is hold others.
Because dear, your heart is pure gold and your armour is pure steel - and you can, and you will, hold on. ⚫️⚪️⚫️
Because dear - there is always someone listening. Someone cupping your heart with loving care...even if it's just this little furry paw. Just listen close.
There is always someone who cares.
At least, I do. 💙
#diaryofanurse ...Okay people...let's take a minute and say thank you. To be thankful for the things we have.
Like sweatpants. And Netflix. And no uniforms. And only one day left to shiftfree weekend.
Oh. And a couch.
Such a blessing comfty and fabulous COUCH. 🙏🏻🙌🏻💙
#endofwatch ...Be thankful for this moment.
This moment means, you survived. .
Ps. And yes, before you ask - that is blueberry juice in that glass. Just thought it would look more classy that way...🤓
#motherofdragons ...One hour left to lateshift.
When you allow your cat-kid to take your hairstyle over for you this morning✌🏻🤣🐾
And you thank God your boss won't be there to ask questions...💁🏻👩🏻⚕️
Well yes kitty, nice job!!
"Better drive carefully...or I will see to have you bare naked on my table later on" 👩🏻⚕️🤓
- Best regards, Nurse Lara - ... Stay safe, everyone!! ⚫️💙⚫️ And a naked-less nightshift to everyone else of us 🤞🏻
Survival guide for nurses:
Whenever you find yourself exhausted from the 6th shiftday in a row - try wearing Urban Decay No. 45 in glamorous pink semi-maté. ⚫️⚪️⚫️ Trust me girl, lipstick helps. A LOT. *omg* ...What did I just post...🤣🤣🤣 #diaryofanurse
"F*ck the Police!" ... "Aha. But what if Police just wants nice dinner & to snuggle up on the couch?
You ever think about that? No. Ofc not. You only think about yourself, you egoistic, carnal-driven person. 😐😑." (...with @jayfunnel for this awesome insight 🤣)
#diaryofanurse ...I don't always go to sleep before 8pm. But when I do, I make sure I let everyone know 🤓 ...
(Just in case I should - let's say - see myself in position to justify a 1st degree intent in murder for waking me up...💙)