I don’t think nurses get the credit they deserve. They are the ones who prepare patients for procedures. They are the ones who comfort nervous patients and reassure them that everything is going to be alright. I think that nurses are the underappreciated and unsung heroes in the medical industry.
As some of you know, I had to get a sigmoidoscopy today. While it is a minimally invasive procedure, I had never gotten an endoscopy of any kind before so it was very scary to me. (Signing a paper saying “I AM AWARE THAT HIS COULD KILL ME AND I CAN’T SUE YOU IF IT DOES” [paraphrased] doesn’t ease the mind either!) My gastroenternologist is great, but the nurses at Harvard Vanguard’s endoscopy department in Kenmore Square were truly the ones who got me through the morning and made my entire week. I can’t stand going to the doctor — a doctor of any kind — but these wonderful nurses were so fantastic that they really touched my heart.
If anybody who happens to stumble upon this blog post knows one of the nurses at the Harvard Vanguard endoscopy department in Kenmore Square, let them know that they are very appreciated. :-)Filed under Greater Boston (General), My Life |