Currently my family member is hospitalized in LA for a non-COVID19 related medical issue.
She’s in an overflow room with 14 other patients divided by curtains.
She’s grateful so is calling it a “party room” as she’s extremely thankful to every overworked HCW helping care for her.
She’s triple COVID19 vaccinated.
She eats right, exercises, & takes great care of herself & her family.
She’s been wearing her mask the ENTIRE hospital stay.
She’s done everything she can to stay out of the hospital – yet needed to be admitted & is lucky there was a bed available.
She’s personally experiencing how overstretched, understaffed, & overworked our entire medical workforce is currently.
She could complain, be upset, make a fuss…..
Instead, she’s chosen to embrace how lucky she is to be able to be receiving needed care, & is thankful & appreciative for every single person helping her.
I’ve heard her say:
“They all look so tired.”
“They’re all so busy.”
“I understand, I can wait.”
“It’s ok, they’ll be here soon.”
“I just want to give everyone here a vacation.”
She’s in pain, uncomfortable, hasn’t showered in days, & is sharing 2 bathrooms between 15 patients.
Lighthearted & with a smile.
Her selflessness and compassion is amazing.
She gets it.
She’s made the best out of a difficult, frightening, & trying situation.
Mindset is everything.
Please, everyone: #GetVaccinated #WearAMask #BeKind #HelpUsHelpYou