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I Am So Glad I Don't Do What You Do

Updated on April 2, 2012

You Are Wonderful

Life is short

We play many roles

Sometimes as a patient

Maybe even as a doctor or a nurse

There are special people who see the sick every day

They help in every way

Taking blood or helping each person understand this has to be done

I am a chicken

I rather be plucked and fried

Than poked and probed

I know certain things in life we have no choice to decide

Thank god I don't have to cut and slice

To be a surgeon is someone special indeed

You would have to chase me down and tie me up

Before I do what they do each and every day

I will always say

They don't get paid enough

They see everyone at our weakest point

When we are sick and in need

They are their to help

There are many to thank and the list is long

I want to start off with a few

Happyboomernurse and Femmeflashpoint are just two

Who have my trust and my respect

I will never forget

Those who help children and the elderly

Someday I will be old and grey

My arm is theirs for the taking

I hope and prey they don't miss

So my blood don't spray

I can leave with a pinch not a god awful pain

I have been blessed

I never have had to walk around in a johny

I can see hospitals and doctors only on t.v.

My heart goes out to all those who need surgery

My love goes all those who have to be checked in

My dream is to see everyone get checked out

That is when I will be my happiest no doubt


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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I think I may have to borrow a few things.I have given away so much I feel empty.I think the feeling is only temporary.Now I realize I see an open space that is beautiful.It can just stay an open space.Now I feel richier than ever.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      You are so generous. This was a great hub. You are not alone in your feelings towards surger. brrrr! yuk.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      femmeflashpoint I am so happy to point out all your work and the job that you do and the wonderful work by so many others that is never taken for granted.The medical field is where life begins and ends.Lucky for me most of the time it hangs in the balance.God bless.daisyflowrs I agree.We sometimes forget that life doesn't only exsist around us.It really begins with our whole family young and old.picklesandrufus I just hope that got a good night sleep before and they are not having a bad day.Happyboomernurse You make my heart sing.I think someone must of put something in the needle last time I gave blood.You are very much welcome and the medical field to me might as well be astro physics.This is one time I want to know little and you can do whatever you want.I thank all the people who have also contibuted to making improvements and wonderful strides to keep everyone alive and well.Thanx to everyone and have a wonderful day.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks so much for mentioning me in this wonderful tribute poem to healthcare workers. As you so compassionately pointed out, patients have to endure so much in a sometimes futile effort to get well.

      My dream as a nurse was always to work toward the time my patients didn't need me anymore or to at least ease their pain and suffering, yet too often, medical procedures themselves had the opposite effect. Femme's recent hub about drawing blood really touched on the empathy that the health care worker feels and the difficulty of overcoming our own reluctance to do what is necessary for the greater good of the patient.

      Your poem has also captured that part of the job.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      picklesandrufus 6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Interesting topic. I feel the same way...can't even look at my own blood being drawn. So glad we have them and hope they do their job well!! Enjoyable read.

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      daisyflowrs 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      No doubt. I think surgeons get paid plenty. But I get your point. If anyone has a relative in a nursing home, even an expensive one, check on them daily at different times. TRUST ME! New hub idea! Thanks Dream On! Great hub!

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      femmeflashpoint 6 years ago


      I'm laughing, lol! See?

      Very generous of you to offer Boomer and I your arm, and asking us not to "spray", lol!!

      I'm way outranked in Hubland with the med-background. I' a lowly tech and EMS provider. Boomer, RNMSN and marjoucour are all much higher up the ladder than I am. And though I love much of it, even the transplant side which became as emotionally draining as funeral service, I don't miss having the responsibility of it.

      I also don't miss riding in the back of ambuli (that's femme-lingo for an ambulance multiplied), and feeling so motion-sick that before our crew had our patient halfway to the E.R. I was ready to tell the patient, "Move over ... I'm gonna have to lie down before I toss my cookies all over the place."

      It was much safer for me, and whoever got stuck riding with me, for me to just not eat or drink before or during the shift, if we wanted to avoid added mess. :p

      Some folks say, or even only think, "I could never do that." But, truth is, nearly all of us can do a whole lot more than we thought, or even intended, when we care about others.

      And, I'm the romantic sort who believes that MOST of us care enough to jump in and help, whether the help needed is our cup of tea or not.

      We do the best we can, with what knowledge, skills and talents we have to work with, and beyond that, for some of us, there's always prayer to fill the gap. :)

      However, I believe the "cluck" would stop if it came down to plucking and frying you.

      You make a much better writer than a chicken. (wink)