1978 The phone rang and I answered. My dear friend Enid who lived an hour away said, "Pam, One of my former coworkers, Jack, is a patient at your hospital. Would you visit him and share the gospel with him? For many years he chauffeured one of the wealthiest men in the city before he… Continue reading Amputations – “Thy will be done!”
September 1978 - Ohio, USA Last spring, after I had completed my initial mandatory year of experience on a medical-surgical floor, I began asking the Lord for a position during the daytime with weekends off so I could participate more at church. I missed Sunday evening worship and prayer meeting, as well as going door… Continue reading Promotion
July 1978 - Midwest, USA My apartment mate, Jane, and I drove separate cars to evening worship at church followed by a sweet time of fellowship at the Pastor's house with the other young adults. Since Jane left a few minutes before me, she left our front door unlocked for me when she arrived home… Continue reading Terror at Night
Austrian Alps - June 29, 1978 Since my Eurail Pass was valid on boats as well as trains, I took a boat down the not-so-blue Danube River to Linz, Austria. I met two American ladies and two German ladies on the boat, so I translated for them, much to my amazement and delight. From Linz,… Continue reading Fellowship in Austria and France
June 22, 1978 - Bamberg, Germany After one night in Nurnberg, I decided to reboard the train and move on to Bamberg. I enjoyed chatting with the six Americans in my compartment. One man stationed here with the U.S. Army told me many of the German people hate the presence of the American military. He… Continue reading The German Castle
April 11, 1978 Amazingly, I have now completed my required one year of general hospital experience before one can specialize. The Lord continues to lay upon my heart a desire to reach the German-speaking people with the Gospel in some way, so I decided to book a flight there in June for three weeks. I'm… Continue reading Civilian Nurse Abroad?
March, 1978 - 11:30 p.m. After finishing walking rounds with the night shift nurse, I clocked out and sat down beside the chart rack to write notes on each of my five assigned patients before I went home. I usually completed some of my charts during my shift, but with the nonstop evening, I barely… Continue reading S-O-A-P Notes
January 26, 1978, Central Ohio, USA - 10 a.m. My ears perked up as I watched the TV weatherman predict a record-breaking snowstorm with high winds. We usually only get 10-15 inches of snow all winter, so this was unusual. Currently, it's a balmy 50 degree Fahrenheit day. The wind began to pick up, the… Continue reading Blizzard of 1978
July 1977 - Midwest, USA Since my graduation over three months ago. I have learned much while working on the evening shift with my diabetic patients. I'm comfortable now with my skills and organization. The most difficult decision is if I should call the doctor at home, or if the matter can wait until morning.… Continue reading State Nursing Boards – Zzz…..
April 1977 - Ohio, USA - Orientation I had just completed my class on handling emergencies including cardiac arrest when I heard the overhead page, "Code Blue, Tower 502, Code Blue, Tower 502, Code Blue, Tower 502!" I grabbed the Code Cart from the nurse's station and pushed it as fast as I could to… Continue reading CODE BLUE