Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The above phrase is used daily by members of the United States Marine Corp. (USMC) and often something you will hear me say over and over again. Heck, I’ve even started using the phrase to my patients a time or two. But as of lately, or should I say as of 2 weeks ago, I have quickly learned that pain is just that…A WEAKNESS! It doesn’t built character and frankly it makes me feel like a huge wimp. Since the car accident heard around the country, I have been in excruciating pain. I pray to God daily that it will go away quicker than it came in, and so far my prayers have been unanswered. Cruel joke if you ask me! As I sit here, I just hope the pain makes me stronger and a better person and nurse to my patients. Now I can empathize with them even more. I can try, some don’t listen, to tell them that it will go away. You just have to have faith. One day I hope to wake up and the pain be gone, but until then I am just hoping it makes me stronger so I can deal with the daily tasks at hand, even if I have to rock a Cam Walker Boot and crutches.