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Thank You Nurse Linda

Linda, you gave me the confidence to be myself without apologizing. Your kindness was most appreciated, especially without sermonizing. You took care of my medical needs, and also my spiritual needs. Your empathetic caring and kindnesses uplifted my depressed seeds. I had never had a torn meniscus and a torn ACL before that day. I was in shock, and hurt in every direction, every which way. Your smiling presence and gentle ways helped me tolerate and stay. In a hospital which actually made me feel quite sad and gray. I did not appreciate you as much as I should have, I later found out. On my third day there, I was given a different nurse, one with a snout. She breathed too deeply her bumping-into-me stomach stuck way out. Her manner irritated me greatly and made me want to shout and pout. When you came back Monday, I wanted to give you a hug and a kiss. I wanted to tell you how horrible was that other nurse, Little Miss Miss. But when you told me she was your cousin, I was glad I did not do it. But I am grateful for you, my friend; your care helped me pull through it!

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Date: 1/16/2022 10:17:00 AM
Sometimes biting one's tongue really does pay off. I'm glad you got to experience the contrast. Just think of the poor patient who has only Little Miss Miss and never Linda.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/16/2022 4:36:00 PM
And some do!