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To the Nurse Who Fights Alongside Me

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I want to thank you for knowing exactly where to poke me when drawing blood.

I want to thank you for knowing exactly where to poke me when I need an IV.

I want to thank you for making sure you’re not causing me any more pain than you have to.

Thank you for not only going above and beyond as a nurse, but as a person.

Thank you for reassuring me that everything is going to be OK, even when it seems like it’s not.

Thank you for being honest with me and telling me that not all emergency room doctors have it right.

Thank you for believing in me when I just want to quit.

Thank you for being in the better half of humanity and not giving up on me like the rest of the world.

You are one of few.

Chronic illness sucks.

But you’ve fought alongside me.

No matter the news — you still haven’t given up.

Unlike many others.

Thank you. Thank you for fighting with me and encouraging me at my weakest points.

Thank you for sacrificing your skills, time and far beyond that — just caring.

Thank you for being a nurse who’s not just in it for a paycheck, but because you believe in the well-being of your patients! I wish there were more people in the world like you.

It means more than words will ever say.

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Originally published: January 26, 2016
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