Spill Your Guts

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…