Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Dreaded Virus

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - February 2009 As I prepared for bed, I began to shiver followed by nausea and vomiting. I put my cell phone in my pocket in case I fainted like last winter. I unlocked the kitchen door so the ambulance paramedics could enter without breaking the door down in case I had… Continue reading Dreaded Virus

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Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

God’s Grace and Provision

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - December 2008 "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." Luke 1:47 So much has happened since last April. After my concussion and the flu, I was finally able to return to work at the nursing home parttime the end of April and then return to fulltime in May. By God's… Continue reading God’s Grace and Provision

Christian Single, College of Nursing, General Nursing

Trapped on the Stretcher!

College Sophomore - Autumn 1974 "Class, after you finish making an occupied bed, put the side-rails up, put the bed in the low position, be sure the patient is comfortable and all desired items are within reach including the call bell. Answer call lights quickly so that patients learn to trust you and do not… Continue reading Trapped on the Stretcher!

Christian Single, General Nursing, Nurse Practitioner

Is Anything too Hard for You, Lord?

January 2007 But my God shall supply ALL your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 I thank God that things are going well at the nursing home where I continue to work as a Nurse Practitioner in Geriatrics. I was shocked when they increased my salary by $6000! I… Continue reading Is Anything too Hard for You, Lord?

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery!

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Mary Lou, our assistant nurse manager, wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large whiteboard at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had 5 women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery!

Christian Single, General Nursing, orthopedics, Rehabilitation Nurse

Knee Rehabilitation

November 16, 2004 I thank the Lord for the progress I'm making 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 right after I eat a snack. It was great to sleep 7 hours last night!… Continue reading Knee Rehabilitation

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

Total Knee Replacement

October 9, 2004 "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Romans 8:18 (KJV) "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… Continue reading Total Knee Replacement