General Nursing

The Grand Canyon – from the Bottom – Part I

May 1993 A couple of years ago when I went white water rafting with some friends in the mountains of the state of Washington, I fell overboard and nearly drowned when I was caught in a whirlpool. Even though I am an excellent swimmer and was a lifeguard when I was in high school, I… Continue reading The Grand Canyon – from the Bottom – Part I

Dialysis Nurse, home care nurse

From Dialysis to Home Care

November 1991 I have now worked in the new dialysis center in the suburbs for about three months. It is going fairly well, although the thirteen-hour shifts three times weekly exhaust me. I have trouble recovering on my days off and feel as bad as when I used to work the night shift. I started… Continue reading From Dialysis to Home Care

Christian Single, Dialysis Nurse

Culture Shock in New England, USA

June 1991 The huge moving van drove up the hill to my new condo and parked on the roadside. The men carried my 100+ boxes and furniture over the grass, through the sliding glass doors, and piled the boxes floor to ceiling in the living room. "Lady, you sure have a lot of books. Will… Continue reading Culture Shock in New England, USA

Christian Nurse, General Nursing

God’s Mercy in Tragedy

February 1991 When I returned from my survey trip to New England, my Dad called me to say that Mom had had a small stroke (TIA-transient ischemic attack). Her doctor started her on Persantine, baby aspirin, and digoxin medications. She began crying on the phone when I talked with her because she was terrified of… Continue reading God’s Mercy in Tragedy

Christian Single, Dialysis Nurse, General Nursing

Time to Move?

Midwest to New England - June 1991 For some time now I have felt stuck in a rut, and I have asked the Lord if He would have me move to a new location. I have lived in Ohio since I was two years old. One wonderful thing about being a nurse is that I… Continue reading Time to Move?

Dialysis Nurse, Holidays

Dialysis Nurse on the High Seas

January 1, 1991 - Caribbean Sea 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-  "HAPPY NEW YEAR" blared the loudspeaker. I shot out of bed and stood in the middle of the pitch black room with my heart racing. Where was I? What was happening? Oh yes. I signed up to work as a dialysis nurse on this nine-story ship for the… Continue reading Dialysis Nurse on the High Seas

International Nursing, Uncategorized

You Better Belize It! Part 3

Dangriga to Big Creek, Belize - February 1990 Sunday We began our second week of this short-term medical mission trip by walking from our hotel to the Baptist Church where Pastor R lead the services. The small congregation warmly welcomed us and blessed us with their hearty spontaneous hymn singing. Pastor R had a wonderful… Continue reading You Better Belize It! Part 3