Yup, that’s me at the moment! Not nurse-on-call, not nurse-on-duty. I’m on my second week of my three weeks leave and I am enjoying it so much.

I guess, nurses really do need a break from the pressures of the demanding work. We look after patients, we attend to their needs. We tend to forget about ourselves – we forget to eat on time, or even to go to the bathroom on time. Meanwhile, we are able to feed our patients on time, and count their outputs on a regular basis. Just because we want to provide the best care possible for all the patients under our care.

And then this break comes when we can forget about patients, and look after ourselves this time. After all, we are also humans who need some pampering, some resting. This is the time when we feel more human, because we feel that our personal lives are also important, and need looking-after too.

And when fully recharged, we will be able to come back to our work, and look after other people again. And then forget about ourselves again. But we will always look forward to that vacation period when we can love ourselves again.


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8 Responses to “Nurse-on-Leave”

  1. November 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    You definitely deserve this break after contributing to making a much better world through taking good care of patients. Keep it up=D
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  2. 2 digitalcatharsis
    November 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Hi EARN THE WRITE, thanks for stopping by! I just checked out your site, it’s a very cool one! Have a great day!


  3. June 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Yup, too much of work and you’re going to break down. We need to be cared for as well, and if we don’t have our well-deserved breaks, we might end up in the hospital too! It’s cool that you’re going on leave soon for your vacation here, just spending time with your family and friends.


    • 4 nelson RN
      June 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Oh yeah, this post was for my vacation last year. I am actually about to go on-leave again this coming Thursaday. I am excited to be in the Philippines. I badly needed this break!


  4. June 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    You deserved to have that break talaga! Wow uuwi ka pala dito sa Pinas… gud for you! enjoy your vacation! 🙂


  5. June 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

    everybody needs a break!…and i need it!!!
    ..you deserve a break nels..I think your one dedicated nurse sa ibang bansa..


  6. 7 kat
    June 27, 2011 at 5:18 am

    well, everyone deserves a break….pero mas maganda yang pwesto mo dyan hehehe.


  7. June 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I’m sure you had a great vacation now na andito ka na with your family sa Pinas! 🙂


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