A Day For A Nurse Essay

2275 Words Sep 21st, 2016 10 Pages
Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep. The monitor next to me is going off, and I can hear a nurse running for my room. Having just woken up from a desperately needed nap, I was being pricked with needles that injected a cooling rush throughout my whole body. The nurse that infused this into my body turned to my mother and gently said that this was to raise my blood pressure, as the medicine that I had overdosed on severely lowered it and kept causing spikes. This was after I was required to drink activated charcoal, which was supposed to prevent my gut from absorbing the medicine into my bloodstream. I wished that I had not overdosed, but I wished that I went through with it. I also wished to be home safe in my bed with my mother next to me stroking my hair as she always did when I was upset. Sometimes we just do not get what we wish for. Summer is a season many yearn for; the warm sun rays beaming against your skin, the endless days in which you can relax, and the often desired swimming opportunities. However, the summer of 2013 did not go like that at all for me.

Diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, insomnia, and mild OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) led me to the events that occurred on July 27, 2013. I was only twelve years old at the time, and I would like to say that I can remember this like it was yesterday but my mind has blocked these events out as a coping method. Despite the details being patchy, I know the basis of the story.

As a seventh grade…

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