Thank You Sutter Roseville Hospital For Hiring Radiating Nurses
Tammy Tangent Tuesdays
Hi Beautiful! I pray you’re having a blessed week so far filled with all the love and strength you need to sojourn gracefully while waltzing this side of heaven. It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
This past week required tapping into my own reserve tank for resources that can only be found in the depth of my soul. No sooner than I clicked “publish” on last week’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays challenge, I found myself in the hospital requiring emergency services that no one is ever prepared to deal with.
When one resents provisional occupancy at any hospital, had it not been for the expertise and call of Dr. Attarwala, along with my beautiful emergency room physician, Dr. Anna Nguyen, and my remarkably hard-working, never-stopping R.N., Mr. Noah himself, who even tolerated my Noah’s Flood, I would not have graciously accepted reality that wheeled me up to my new home on the cardiology floor.
Who would have known my new home would be equipped with even more amazing RNs, like Ethan and Renee, who kept me comfortable and medicated; their beautiful assistants, like Kanesha and Rita; the many LVNs; the heartwarming dietary clinician who served me special plates of veggies that induced me to finally start eating after four days; and the many housecleaning beloveds who catered to my constant upkeep.
My joy would have been robbed had it not been for all y’all. I went through these deep waters victoriously because you helped me stay afloat and not drown during this raging river of difficulty. Please take to heart, you are God’s hands and feet. I noticed how exhausted you were with the relentless alarm of the monitors; how you gave up your break because you didn’t want to leave my care; the chaotic crisis that left you unable to empty your bladder; the unpredictable state of my vitals that left you bewildered and feeling inadequate; the grace exhibited when having to share bad news which was reciprocated with anger and piercing vocals; the sound of your growling stomach while others complained how time-consuming it was when you had to gown up and off each time you entered my room.
There I was laying on my gurney in complete silence, afraid of each breath as I faced the fear of the unknown. As I contended with the physical pain, you sat down next to me reassuring me with words of comfort and warmth as you held my cold hand saying, “I’m so sorry.” Your compassion and your love ushered me into the presence of my Lord as I met face to face with my faith. This stilled the tears and replaced it with joy. It also replaced my fears with peace and strength, and it turned the physical pain into laughter.
Caring for one is called love; but caring for hundreds, that’s nursing!
Tonight I took the opportunity with an exhausted mind to embrace being still as I inhaled every bit of the picturesque view of heaven that was being painted and awaiting my arrival. My heart and soul rejoiced as I witnessed a soothing and vibrant sunset. This just reaffirmed that there is beauty and solace right before our very eyes during the dark times, but it requires trust and courage to open up and peek through the lens of Love Himself while allowing God to display His majestic glory.
Sadly, registered nurses hear more grumblings and complaints than hearing words of praise and appreciation from less-than-wonderful patients, situations, and demanding job duties. Yet, they still find the grace to showcase genuine concern for patients and their family members.
This led me to want to dedicate this week’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays to all the amazing RNs, Radiating Nurses, who give so much more than dedication and expertise to take care of their patients.
Thank you for radiating light in darkness which helps patients hang onto all hope! When we’re in the hospital, we’re completely exposed with nowhere to run and hide and that becomes frightening. And when the lenses of our journeys look bleak, we oftentimes take for granted the beauty that God orchestrates to sprinkle the love and pour hope into our situations that we need to bravely navigate through all the debris!
R.N.s Equal Radiating Nurses
Radiating Nurses not only care for their patients, but they share the gift of comfort and grieve right alongside of us. They offer hope when they question treatment and interject oftentimes by being our advocates. They bring peace during the chaos, and they extend a healing touch just when it is needed. They are gifts and the vessels God utilizes as conduits in being His hands and feet; so let’s tell them thank you for their service.
Weekly challenge: Let’s thank all the Radiating Nurses we cross paths with by either writing out words of gratitude and encouragement through letters or cards (better yet, tell their shift supervisor), offer tokens of love by handing them flowers and sharing how they brightened up our day, offer them prayers and praise, gift card, hugs, or even Sutter’s highest reward, nominate them for a Sutter Star for their service and performance. Simple and random acts of kindness and appreciation go a long way!
Until next time…