April 2023 "Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled." Psalm 6:2 One of my kind readers asked for an update and prayer requests about my spinal fusion I had done on March 2 for severe spinal stenosis. The lower part of my spine… Continue reading My Spinal Fusion
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
Teaching Licensed Practical Nurses
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
What Next, Lord?
January 1, 2003 My Pastor had a wonderful message last night at the New Year's Eve service at church on Philippians 3:13-14, "This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God… Continue reading What Next, Lord?
Why am I so weak?
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?
Will God Provide?
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?
A Mother of None or Many?
May 2001 After examining me, my gynecologist gently said, "Pam, I'm afraid you need to have a hysterectomy. I don't want to let you keep bleeding like this and end up in an emergency situation." I choked back the tears and replied, "Is there any way I could be on a different floor so I… Continue reading A Mother of None or Many?
The Psychiatric Hospital
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
The Final School Year
September 1997 I completed my one on one research course this summer with the Director of the Nurse Practitioner program, Dr. K. I learned about the different types of research broken into two broad categories of quantitative and qualitative research. Our small school does not have the staff to support doing quantitative research with labs… Continue reading The Final School Year
My Nursing Thesis is Published
September 1998 - New England, USA After I completed my thesis in graduate school, my advisers encouraged me to submit an article summarizing my research findings for publication. The unwieldy title of my thesis was, "Coping Strategies of Successful Caregivers of Nonambulatory Family Members". Nonambulatory means that the person is unable to walk. My parents… Continue reading My Nursing Thesis is Published