It’s National Nurses Appreciation Week.
Any one who has stepped into cancer world knows what it means to appreciate nurses. We could not have navigated this complicated journey without our nurses. There is not one story, but hundreds if not thousands of them and they all circle back to a nurse and the kindness and understanding they provided us each step of the way.
Maybe some day when all the gene sequencing is done, some one working at the lab bench will stumble upon a little known gene that will be known as the “nurses gene.” It will be unique and present in the few who have the gift of giving, sharing, and consoling.
The more I think about it, a week is not nearly enough.