I got the most amazing email the other day from a gentleman named Joe. With his permission, I want to share it with everyone...
My name is Joe; After I retired from an Occupational Health career with the State of New York my wife and I decided to move to Florida (where else). That was 4 years ago. Anyhow, I spent some time volunteering at our local Wildlife Park but had this passion to return to bedside nursing.
At 59 and after 30 years away from clinical nursing I decided to take a 200 hour refresher course, a 35 hour IV Therapy course and my BLS. After completion, I interviewed with a local hospital and got the job. I have been there a month and I can honestly say that most of my fears about returning have been eliminated (the only thing I fear now is doing a female Foley)
OK, the reason for this email. About 6 months ago I started reading Allnurses.com and came accross a post of yours that had your journal website attached to your signiture. I got so hooked reading your entries that I went back to your original journal entry and read every one of them. I have got to tell you, it was your words that got me back into nursing and I am forever gratefull to you for that. You are so easy to read, both smart and funny...very funny. I learned so much from you...
Well anyhow, I posted all of this on the allnurses website (my first post on that site). I can't remember the Subject line but it had "Jenns Journal" in it. It lasted about 4 hours before it was pulled. When I asked why they told me it was because it looked like I was promoting your website...uh. The email said that a moderator had to review it.
Just let me say again Jenn, thanks so much for your inspiration. My wife would also like to thank you because I out of the house more often, lol.
Oh ya...Go JR. He came in a strong 3rd last nite at Bristol.
Thanks, Joe. Your email put a smile on my face. :)