Christian Single, General Nursing, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

Knee Rehabilitation

November 16, 2004 I thank the Lord for the progress I'm making progress here in the rehabilitation center after my knee replacement on November 8. I now only need Percocet for the pain every three hours, which my stomach can tolerate after I eat a snack. I enjoyed 7 whole hours of sleep last night!… Continue reading Knee Rehabilitation

International Nursing, Panama 2020

Coast of Panama

March 7-9, 2020 In light of the Coronavirus that is quickly spreading through the world, I packed a travel medical kit with nitrile gloves, masks, bleach wipes, salt to gargle with at night, powdered Vitamin C, digital temporal thermometer, my worn stethoscope, and my pulse oximeter to check my oxygen level in the mountains. I… Continue reading Coast of Panama

Christian Single, General Nursing, Marsha Swinehart RN, Nurse Practitioner, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

Total Knee Replacement

October 9, 2004 "What man is he that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose." Psalm 25:12 (KJV) If the Lord tarries, my total knee replacement surgery will be on Monday, November 8. I visited three rehabilitation (rehab) facilities and chose the nicest one with a private room… Continue reading Total Knee Replacement

Christian Nurse, International Nursing, Panama 2020

Adventure in Panama

March 2020 Dear Readers, I'm taking a little break from my usual historical narrative of my nursing career to tell you about my recent trip to Panama this month in light of the Covid 19 pandemic and my encounter with the impressive health care system in Panama. For security reasons, I have changed the names… Continue reading Adventure in Panama

Christian Single, General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

More Knee Pain

August 2, 2004 "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you." I Peter 4:12 (KJV) "In every trial, there are gleams of light and relief, but full deliverance is often delayed by our anxiety to obtain it.¬†God Himself and not the… Continue reading More Knee Pain

Christian Single, General Nursing, orthopedics

Pain, Pain – Go Away!

April 22, 2004 I had my painful left knee injected with cortisone yesterday because I could barely walk. I have been trying to climb more flights of stairs at work to get in shape for ascending the Great Wall in China, but it has only made my knee worse. How I wish I never would… Continue reading Pain, Pain – Go Away!

General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Rehabilitation Nurse

Nurse Practitioner in Physical Medicine

July 18, 2003 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 (KJV) I thank the Lord for the good interview with Dr. S. on the rehabilitation unit at the city hospital last week. I ask the Lord to open or close the door according to His will. How wonderful it is… Continue reading Nurse Practitioner in Physical Medicine