I didn’t write this – I nicked it off Facebook, but I wish to state my unreserved admiration for our health-care professionals and fully to be associated with the final sentiment:
“Did you wake up & cry because you have to stay home another day?
I woke up & cried because I knew what I had to witness today at work.
Are you “bored”?
Come hang out with me for 5 minutes.. I promise you’ll be so scared, you’ll forget you were ever bored.
Do you miss your friends?
Imagine how much more you would miss them if you were isolated and alone in a hospital bed.
Imagine wearing masks so tight to your face that it hurts after hour one but you still have twelve more to work. Your skin is literally breaking under the pressure.
Imagine not being able to have a drink of water because you can’t take your mask off.
Imagine only peeing twice a day on your breaks because there simply isn’t enough time for you to leave the floor.
Imagine sweat dripping down your face inside a mask, whilst simultaneously steaming up your protective Google’s- all whilst trying to frantically help someone to breath.
Imagine being so scared for 13 hours of a shift, then witnessing the sheer terror on your patients face as they struggle to breath, even with a machine forcing oxygen into their bodies.
Imagine having to tell loved ones their family have been put on a breathing machine over the phone. And things are not looking good. Them knowing they can’t come and comfort them in their hour of need.
Imagine reading a message from someone’s spouse begging them to be okay, because they simply cannot live with out them.
Imagine crying your eyes out at work because everything and everyone is so overwhelming.
Imagine crying for the entirety of your journey home, and for many hours after you get home from the sheer weight of what you’ve witnessed.
Stay the FUCK home.”