There’s only been one time in my career as a nurse when I was truly terrified. There have been other close calls and more tough, emotionally draining shifts than I can count, but one situation left me wondering, worried, and on edge for weeks afterwards.
The situation had so many ramifications for the future. It seemed that all of a sudden everything I thought about anything was in question. The “what-if’s” swirled, the potential implications list growing by the hour in my anxious mind.