COVID-19, or Coronavirus, whatever sounds easier to say, the bottom line it has managed to do what other pandemics have done: Infect, sicken and kill. Cause confusion, fear, anxiety, and so many other emotions all thought about in a matter of minutes. Stay at home, work from home, self-quarantine for persons over age 65 for 2 weeks (for now), or if your feeling ill or have symptoms, or have been around someone who has but what about people like me? I am a nurse. I work in a Level 2 Trauma Center. I work on a Surgical/Oncology and Trauma Unit. I have to go to work. My patients need me to take care of them.
So this will be the 1st of a few posts on my experiences inside the hospital. Tonight I am going into work with our visitor’s restrictions in place. That happened yesterday. My unit was”currently” not taking care of any rule out or positive cases of COVID, however, today is a new day and who knows what I will happen except I will “hear” the quiet.
Stay safe, wash your hands, don’t forget to say I love you and let’s kick this virus in the proverbial butt.