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Happy Nurses Week

I would like to think that me being there in what most would describe as the the worst, scariest time of their life, made things just a little better for you, and your family.

You see… even though you’re critically ill enough to be an ICU patient, you are stable at this time, and I will do everything I can to keep you that way.

I usually tell my patients and family, when you see a worried look on my face, then there’s cause for concern ( not telling them that over the years I’ve gotten so good at masking my emotions, that when that look occurs, the poop is about to hit the fan)

No matter the struggles we experience on the unit, how understaffed we are, when we are close to tears because your loved one needs to be cleaned or medicated, and we just don’t have the man power, we suck it up get the job down and you don’t know…..

We feel genuine happiness when we see you in the future, and you’ve not just survived, you’ve flourished, and now have a new leash on life(working in the ICU, or ER you don’t even know what we’ve been through together….)

Along the way, we’ve become family, friends, teachers,students, preceptors, Aprns and more

We’ve gone to Med Surg, ER, ICUs, Clinics, L&D ,Rehab, and Nursing Homes

I want to say a big Thank you, to all of you wonderful nurses out there. You truly deserve it. Keep doing what you do.

HAPPY NURSES WEEK

Anything is possible

Half the battle in any war is believing you can win

If you don’t believe that you can win, then you have given up even before you have started fighting and by so doing, have already lost the battle.

Just remember that Anything worth having is worth fighting for, and if it was easy then everyone would have it, do it, be it, or have achieved it.

Know your worth, value, and potential. Nothing will be given to us easily, but hard-work pays off.

See your future….. and go get it

This is the talk I just gave myself…… thought I might share with someone who needed to hear the same

Hair Emergency!!!!!

Picture curtesy of face book 




I felt so sorry for this lady on the train tonight. Her hair was minimal to say the least. She was mostly bald. But yet her hair dresser found a way to glue in red weave for a bang and attach a burgundy ponytail tail to her head. Stressing the few strands that was left on her head. It brought tears to my eyes, wondering if she would ever stop. She seems to have a stressful life, may be that played a part in her hair loss.

Maybe she had lupus, it does not resemble hair loss related to cancer.  

Anyway regardless of the cause of her hair loss, it was apparent to me that given her choice of hair style, healthy hair is no where in her near future 

It brought tears to my eyes when I looked at her head


I mentally chastised myself, to ensure I didn’t take a picture. While honestly wishing I had th ability to take instant photos of what I was looking at if I choose to. 


I silently wished her well as she left the train 

While I reaffirmed that I will never put a perm in my hair again.

My journey on the Rapid K program 


I guess I should write about this diet /detox journey I have embarked upon 
I’ve been seeing people with bandaids at various locations behind their ears 

Upon inquiry, I was informed that it was for weight loss …. I was curious I must admit, so I set up an appointment for an orientation for more information 
On Tuesday night I attended the orientation, I was fascinated to find out that this program was not just for weight loss but a detox 
Yes !!! I wanted to be rid of the endless amount of toxins and hormones which I acquired and stored over my many years of life….

I was relishing the possibility that I may finally rid myself of them.

The program was explained to me.

 I knew it wouldn’t be easy , but I don’t eat meat so I knew I was ahead of the game.

The cost wa $150 for the initial visit which entailed getting two steel balls placed behind my ears, weigh in and measurements, and a packet with recipes and instructions on how to go about the process .

I did think the price was a little high, but if all I’d be eating was cabbage and milk it would balance out and the results were definitely worth it!!!!!
Day 1 and 2

Uncooked Cabbage, apples.watermelon, and carrots , were the only foods allowed 

64oz of water a must 

No food before 11 am or after 6 pm

By the second day this started to taste good 

Day 3 and 4 

24-28 ounces Organic whole milk only 

64 oz of water a must 

No food before 11 am or after 6 pm

I had the option of almond or coconut milk but I just stuck with the regular organic milk 
Oh! and the balls behind my ears must be rotated every two hours.

Today is Saturday and day 4 of the program 

I must admit I’m not hungry 

Find myself now really energized 

And I’m really looking forward to the veggie day tomorrow…lol

I thought I’d be staving and experiencing hypoglycemic symptoms 

Thankfully that is not the case , and I’m looking forward to what the rest of this program has to offer.

Anyway even though I find myself very busy, I’ll try to keep you posted on this amazing journey