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“I had a very large woman that had a slivers of wood in her skin that were starting to get infected and when asked about the slivers, she replied ‘That is from my love board.’
‘What is a love board?’ I asked…
She was facing away from us, as Frank approached her he asked if everything was okay, she sort of stopped crying and rolled over. When she did a wave of horror came over me, she was super pale, covered in blood and was just staring behind us.
In a way you have to give a little bit of yourself to your patients and their families in order to do your job the best way that you can. It’s a fine balance between trying to preserve your mental sanity and helping your patient through months and years of toxic therapy.