People ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I am an Operating Room Nurse (a.k.a. “OR Nurse”). Reactions vary from admiration to disgust. Some tell me, “It takes a special kind of person to be able to do what you do.” Others say, “Ewwww… I couldn’t do what you do.” I reply, “I never thought I would be a nurse, but life is funny that way.”
For the last ten years, I have been in the business of surgery. I have been a staff nurse, a manager, and then back to staff nurse (for the sake of my sanity and health). From university hospital to Level I Trauma Center, big and small facilities, my experience has been intense and varied. Oh, the stories I could tell!
And that’s why I’m writing.
I can’t keep it all in anymore. I’m bursting at the seams with tales from my life as a surgical nurse. It is time to unburden my heart and my brain.
So here I go…