My oncology nurse Tara has been with me since the beginning, now that I graduated to being a regular, she has raised the stakes in terms of endearment. Today she called me sweet pea, sweetheart, baby and love, I can’t lie, I like being called sweet pea and such, it feels good. Since being back at the center, I have had the chance to visit with my nutritionist and my spech therapist, initially their eyes lit up with recognition, but when they realized I was hooked up to an i.v, their eyes dimmed for but a second, quickly covered up with a smile of welcome. I admire these nurses, it must be hard keeping an emotional distance all the while being as nurturing and compassionate as they are, day in and day out.

I love my nurses.