First off, let me welcome you to the inaugural post for my blog. You could call it the ribbon cutting ceremony of sorts, we’re opening the floodgates. This post is more of an introduction to me and a preview of my journey. Each post will go a little more in depth into my passions, frustrations, and anything else that sounds good that day!
I hope you will join me on this adventure. Some call it life and living, but for the last 3 years my terminology has changed…I now call this simply “surviving.” Getting a rare chronic illness diagnosis with no cure at the age of 29 at that point, has been the biggest roller-coaster ride that I could have ever imagined.
Let me back up a little bit. I’m a Registered Nurse by trade; they always say that if you love what you do then you will never work a day in your life.. Nursing has always run in my blood. It runs through my veins with every beat of my heart. I knew when I was very young that was what I wanted to be when I grew up. My Grandmother was a nurse in World War II. She passed away before I was born, but I have been told by multiple people that I have many of her traits and have the same passion that she did. One of my Great Aunts was also a nurse.
I have worked all areas of the hospital and have been present for the first and last breaths of life as well as the first and last heartbeats of life. I’ve also been there for everything in between. Hospice, Home Health, Intensive Care, Emergency Room, Labor/Delivery, Nursery, Pre and Post Operative, and some floating around mixed with house supervisor were what covered my resume. Oh yeah I forgot to mention, I also helped build an electronic medical record too. Some people accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. I accomplished all of this in seven short years.
Then it all changed one day. My nursing career suddenly became a thing of the past and I had to learn how to be the patient…
I’m going to leave you hanging on a cliff because I know you will come back that way! Don’t worry there is a lot more to my journey. This was just enough to peak your curiosity I hope.
Let’s cut that ribbon, shall we?! Snip, snip…until next time. One day at a time.