Preach the Word – November/December 2019

Volume 23, Number 2

The Blessing of Knowledge

I have a sister and a sister-in-law who are both nurses. I love them both dearly, except when they start to talk together about nursing. Then the acronyms start to fly around. Those are followed by unpronounceable medical conditions that I’ve never heard of. Then a lot of abbreviations and shared experiences that only a nurse can understand. If you’ve been part of a conversation like that, how do you feel? Invisible. Frustrated. I don’t get it! It’s like they’re talking another language. I know that what they’re talking
about is important. I’m glad they know about it. But it has nothing
to do with me. I’d almost prefer not to listen. Have you experienced that feeling?

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