PSU#7 – angels (and nurses) watching over me

One definition for angels offered by Scripture is as follows:

‘Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?‘ Hebrews 1:14 (NASB)

For my seven day stay in the hospital, I was convinced that the nurses and patient care assistants who watched over me were either angels or as close to being angels as possible without actually being angels.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I give them 5 stars for care, 5 stars for commitment and 5 stars for compassion.

And while we’re at it, let’s face it, nurses have some of the worst customers in the world … very unappreciative.  So I’m giving them 5 stars for attitude also.

Here is how it worked at the hospital I was at (Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA).

  • Each nurse team worked a 12 hour shift … with patient info and issue hand off I imagine it is more like a 13-14 hour shift. They put in three such shifts a week.
  • There was a RN for the floor.  There was then a lead nurse for each group of patients.  And then there was the patient care assistant who was typically a nurse in training … she typically took vitals on a regular basis and got most of the dirty work.

Thinking back over the 7 day hospital stay, in my eyes, the performance of my nurse teams was flawless.  The compassion and care I received was consistent and it was totally genuine.  Thank you ladies!

And thank you Lord … I know you slipped some angels in there.

(to be continued)



About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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