When You Become The Patient

Roles Reversed By Patty D. Someone asked me this week, “why are you so positive and have good vibes all the time?” I said, “maybe it’s because nothing is promised and it can be all taken away.” I’m not sure if I have shared this before and I can only tell you how it was… Continue reading When You Become The Patient


Nurse Abuse

  **this post "Nurse Abuse" has adult content that may not be suitable for younger audience’s*** So this story is true and this has happened to me more than once in my nursing career. I had a couple that I took care of for around a year. The husband, Mr, Dove, I’ll call him, He… Continue reading Nurse Abuse



Loss is something that nurses deal with on a weekly, monthly, and sometimes daily occurrence.  It’s part of our job. We have to some how detach ourself from the hard situations that we are forced to deal with so we don’t loose ourselves along our own paths.  It’s something that you learn over the years.… Continue reading Loss


Mrs. Page On The Dementia Unit

Mrs. Page was also on a Dementia unit. She thought because it look like a hospital that she was there to deliver one of her children. I mean she had seven children. She is what I called pleasantly confused patient. For the most part smiled most of the time didn't give anyone a hard time.… Continue reading Mrs. Page On The Dementia Unit


Be Kind

Please everyone can we be kind to one another? I work 16 hours on Saturday and Sunday. Every nurse I speak with is short staffed at their place of business. Everywhere. That's not just long-term care facilities but hospitals clinics home health. We are doing the best we can with what we have. Please be… Continue reading Be Kind


Watercolors And My Journal

I started watercolors when Covid started because I needed to get some of what I was feeling out. It helped me get through some pretty dark days. I'm not a great artist but it made my emotions more manageable. I have posted just a few pages from a few journals. Hope you enjoy and have… Continue reading Watercolors And My Journal


The Building-A Mary-Go-Around

Another Nursing Story: The Building-A Mary-Go-Around The Merry-Go-Around. Covid showed itself by giving our patients diarrhea then nausea and vomiting. Our dehydrated patients were easy prey. That first patient was deceased in two hours after she started showing symptoms. I was unable to obtain labs in less than four on a good day, X-rays takes… Continue reading The Building-A Mary-Go-Around

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus: A crazy nursing story. So, I had a patient I'll call him John. He was a big guy, probably 6'2 and maybe around 260, but he was the sweetest man. Just like a big grizzly bear. He had gray balding hair and a white beard and could pass for Santa Claus for sure.… Continue reading Santa Claus


Another Way Home

Another Way Home: another crazy nursing story Another Way Home Our building was at one time like a huge family. Yes I know that our patients had their own families and friends. But we tried to treat them as our family. After our building, and the country, went on lock down, not all the employees… Continue reading Another Way Home

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The Backstory

Here's the backstory for all who don’t know me personally or know my backstory. I have been a nurse for almost 20 years since 2006. I have seen a lot in nursing, but Covid was something out of the twilight zone. It was truly a scary movie in person. I share on my blog about… Continue reading The Backstory


Covid: The First Few Days

ALL NAMES ON THIS PAGE (Covid: The First Few Days) OR ANY PAGE ASSOCIATED WITH OR CALLMENURSEPATTY.HOME.BLOG HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF THOSE INVOLVED. Covid: The First Few Days So...I work at a long term care facility, AKA a nursing home. I'm sure you have heard that awful story of those… Continue reading Covid: The First Few Days

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Welcome To

  Welcome to This blog is dedicated to all the healthcare workers that spend more than their fair share of Holiday’s, Birthday’s, Christmas’s, Thanksgiving’s, and many more special occasions taking care of other people’s family members and away from their families. You guys are needed more than you know. I am sharing on this… Continue reading Welcome To