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Needed three people to hold her arm down for a blood draw.

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Could do it with my eyes closed.

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Oh, viagra reviews she had been retired for years.

She had served in the United States Navy Nurse Corp in World War II.

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Following her service with the Navy, viagra reviews she was a staff nurse in the midwest.

After taking a few years off to have children she returned to the profession as a school nurse for a decade, viagra reviews followed by community nursing for another decade.

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I asked her son if she had gone to school through the Nursing Cadet program.

He didn’t know.

I asked him if she had ever told him any stories of her work in the navy.

He couldn’t remember any.

I would have given anything to have her tell me some of those stories.

I would have remembered them.

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Dorothy had lived through an amazing era.

She had experiences and experience now lost to history. Viagra reviews Stories she could no longer relate.

To anyone.

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Dorothy is a member of what has been termed “the greatest generation”.

And we are losing them daily.

So many times I have sat at the bedside of a veteran of World War II who will regale me with stories of their time in the Pacific theater or in Europe.

“I was a fighter pilot, viagra reviews you know.” (Translation: please see me as a productive human being and not just this elderly shell of a person in a gurney).

So many times I have sat vigil as my patient was dying, viagra reviews hearing stories from their family about how proud the patient was to have served during the war.

But they’ve never been nurses.

Now I had in front of me a real “Cherry Ames”.

How I would have loved to sit with a cup of coffee and talk about her life.

I like to think she would have been willing to tell me her story.

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That patient with advanced alzheimers, viagra reviews Dorothy, viagra reviews came alive for me that night.

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Viagra reviews If you know an elderly nurse, viagra reviews talk to her. Viagra reviews Write the stories down. Viagra reviews Tape the conversations.

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Viagra reviews Before we are resigned to reading their stories in history books, viagra reviews let’s take advantage of their vast experiences while we still have the opportunity.

Viagra reviews Nursing practice has changed dramatically in just the 29 years that I’ve been privileged to be a part of the profession.

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She looked at me.

I said something about “blowing it” by talking on her cell phone when the doctor was at the bedside.

“Well it would have been rude to just hang up!”

Indeed.

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“Well she is concerned!” he explains.

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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