Caring for Someone Who is Stoned After Surgery

The first time I had to go under anesthesia, I cried and cried until the lights went out. I was so afraid that I’d feel everything! But as my Grandpa told me: it will be the best sleep you ever have. And it was! But waking up from anesthesia? Well, that’s not always the easiest…

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Risk.

For days I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around what happened. How did I go from having a functional flare to immobile in my hospital bed after weeks and weeks of barely seeing my own bedroom? How did I go from being able to see my body so abstractly to feeling like I was…

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Six Nurses Who’ve Annoyed the Shit Out of Me

We’ve all had them–changing our IV’s, bringing our meds, taking our blood pressure. Sometimes the perfunctory duties of being a nurse can wash away a medical professional personality. But other times, their true thoughts and feeling shine through–and like a beacon in the cold dark night, they light up the painful nerves in your brain…

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