30 July 2013

Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it.

Aidan Quinn

Kelly needed emergency gall bladder surgery a few months ago (she is fine now), so I found myself at the hospital for a few days.

In general, we were very happy with the level of care, but there was one nurse who was just nasty. Didn’t explain anything, rushed through her job, was extremely unfriendly, and worst of all, was very rough with Kelly. Obviously, this was the nurse on duty right before and after the surgery, the most important time to have a nice nurse.

So, when Kelly went into surgery, I knew I had to say something. I cornered the nurse, and said:

Nurse, thank you so much for everything you’ve been doing. I’m so happy that you are on shift today. It really means a lot that you take your time to help us. Also, thank you for being so nice and gentle with Kelly. This is a scary time for both of us and we really appreciate everything you’re doing to help.

The next week when we were back home, Kelly said that, for some mysterious reason, the nasty nurse was much nicer after the surgery. I just smiled :)