From my journal... February 23, 2005 "But I will sing of Your power, yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble." Psalm 59:16 (NKJV) Dear Lord, Let me be occupied with You today and not myself. Thank You… Continue reading Job Transition Again
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
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
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
May 1, 2003 I had crushing chest pain on Saturday, so I called the ambulance and went to the emergency room. They diagnosed me with pleurisy and pneumonia, put me on antibiotics, and sent me home. How I thank the Lord for the perfect peace He gave me during the hours I lay on the… Continue reading Teaching Licensed Practical Nurses
Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner - August 2002 I have now been working in this very busy clinic for 4000 employees of the insurance company for several months. One of my duties is to give routine vaccinations to employees when they request them. During an unusually slow afternoon, I checked my vaccine stock to see if… Continue reading Why am I so weak?
October 2001 Dr. T., my manager, called me into his office. "Pam, I'm afraid I have some bad news for all of us. The parent hospital has decided to close this campus in the next few months because they are losing so much money here. Next month, they will decrease us to twenty hours per… Continue reading Will God Provide?
December 1998 - New England, USA I have now completed my first six months as a Nurse Practitioner in a 120-bed psychiatric hospital. I thank God for my boss, Dr. T., a Family Practice Physician, and an excellent teacher. The hospital has an adult unit for acute psychiatric problems, a second adult unit for detoxification… Continue reading The Psychiatric Hospital
April 19, 1997 Show me Thy ways, O Lord, teach me Thy paths. Psalm 25:4 (KJV) I am seriously debating whether or not I should continue with graduate school. They are raising the tuition to $380 per semester credit hour, and I have 29 hours to go to complete my Master's of Science in Nursing… Continue reading Continue Graduate School or Drop Out?
July 1996 My most difficult semester of graduate school is history. The pathophysiology class, taught by a physician from Russia with a heavy accent, was challenging to understand. She gave us a great review of physiology and took us much deeper into what goes wrong in the body when disease occurs. The second course was… Continue reading Becoming a Patient