Yesterday, during my 3-11pm shift, I had one of the scariest shift in my nursing career. At around 6pm, I started feeling dizzy, then after wards, I felt cold… I checked my temperature… it was 38.5°C… I was starting to shiver then.
I usually feel in control when I’m on duty, I have to because I am taking care of lives and these patients depend on us nurses because we are the ones who are beside them all the time to assess for any problem and to attend to their needs. But, yesterday was different, I almost lost it. I felt like I was gonna pass out anytime. I kept on praying… “Please God, give me strength, heal me”. God sent an angel, I was so glad that my nurse partner brought paracetamol with him because I didn’t want the hassle of going to the emergency room for check.
I hate the feeling of being weak and out of control, so I took my dinner, drank plenty of water and went on with my task… I was still feeling dizzy and cold but my mind kept telling me to move so that I would have my attention focus elsewhere…. I think that our mind is indeed more powerful than our body.. I was able to finish my task and endorse my patients to the next shift.
They usually say that nurses can’t afford to get sick, because if that happens, who will take care of the sick in the hospital.. I guess, they were joking (lol)…
This morning, I’m still feeling sick. I still have this fever and headache. But I know that God will heal me and give me strength to report to work this afternoon.