Something to Think About …. “💫 ‘I Hope …. It Hasn’t Been Easy’ 💫 “!!

~~August 6, 2020~~


I found this on my FB timeline this morning. I’m a retired physician. I must say that I never went through the intensity, the frequency and the repetition that this RN explains.

During my active years, losing one patient was enough to send me on a tailspin. Just imagine that loss over and over and over again!!

Beyond heart breaking!!



~Corrine Castro, San Diego California~


I hope you never have to hold the hand of a patient, look them in the eye, promise everything will be okay moments before intubating. Only to find out they lasted weeks on the ventilator and slowly passed away alone.

I hope you never lay in bed crying because you couldn’t keep your promise.I hope you never remind yourself you were the last person they ever saw and their last thought on this earth was that they were scared out of their mind.I hope you never endure the deafening silence after the physician calls “time of death” on a 37 year old mother, wife, sister and daughter.

I hope you’re never the one who has to call the family on the phone, tell them their loved one passed away but tell them they cannot see the body.I hope you never have to wipe the tears away from a patient’s eyes’ who is waking up from sedation and is terrified because they have a painful tube down their throat.

I hope you never have to separate loved ones at the front door knowing in your gut this will be the last time they ever see their loved ones alive.I hope you don’t go in the bathroom in between critical patients to cry because the heartbreak is too much.I hope you never leave your job feeling broken hearted and discouraged because there is no ending in sight.

I hope you never endure all this for months to only have people tell you straight to your face “It’s all a hoax” or they don’t believe in wearing masks.Most importantly, I hope you remember everything myself and millions of other Frontline workers have done to give you and others a tomorrow.

It has not been easy.


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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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