The Death Post has inspired some excellent comments.
Tell me your stories. Tell me what sticks with you after twenty years, or what shocked you your first year out. Tell me why you do what you do, why you stick with it, why you continue to give a damn.
Post in the comments below, or send your stories to me using the email link. I'll read them all (promise!) and I might ask persimmons to republish a few up here, where everyone can read them.
I am amazed. I am amazed and honored to be called a nurse, and to share that title with the people who've posted below. Thank you.