Friday, June 23, 2017

"NURSE WONDER WOMAN"


Not a poem or short story.
This is my awesome experience i had at the hospital with a caring nurse.

June 23,2017


By:Elliott Maisonet


Dedicated for:nurse irene

" NURSE WONDER WOMAN".

I was admitted into kingsbrook medical center

e in brooklyn new york.

on thursday,june,22,2017.

For three days For major pain on my left foot. And was being prepped all day for Surgery the following morning.

So fast forward to all day of people having a hard time pronouncing my last name,then forgeting to spell the last T in my first name. a few chest and feet x-ray's and some horrendous food that clearly was cooked with out love...(or flavor)....


(Luckily just before i left home. The fam baught me a hero.)😁

I was taken into surgery at 8am the following day (june 23,2017) that lasted 6 hours (felt like 6 seconds). After I awoke in recovery I spent a few minutes with my family who came to see me. then, I was taken back to my room upstairs.

After being taken upstairs For those two days, I felt uncomfortable asking for any of the nurses because they made me feel like it was a burden to attend to me.


So certain things I would just do alone even though I wasn't supposed too. I would press the button and some would show up 10 or 15 minutes afterwards.

Then finally, when they did get there some wouldnt even feel the need to approach the bed. They would call to me from the door. (Talk about unprofessional)..anyway.

But then, later on that day, a nurse by the name of ms irene walked in. Walked over to my bed Introduced herself to me in a smiling face and said hi, how are you?


she said, she was my new nurse for the rest of the night(i still had doubts) but she was nice and professional.


She drew my blood, fixed my bed,fluffed my pillows,plus got me two extra pillows to help elevate my foot,and got medicine fot the foot.

(mind you I was already out of surgery for about two hours now, and no other nurse chose to go do that.)

Checked up on me regularly,Helped me in and out of bed and much more. By the time she was done she made me feel like I was at a hotel not a hospital.


And always ended it with,


anything else I can do for you sir?

So at that moment im saying to myself, wow now this is a true definition of what a nurse is.

But thats not what warmed my heart. A short time later after she left to attend other patients. I was getting my wallet because I was going to walk/hop with the walker they gave me to help me walk, to go downstairs to the vending machine. so I pressed the red button to call for nurse irene and ladies and gentlemen, before I even got 2 inches off the bed nurse irene showed up by my side so fast she could have given "the flash" a run for his money. She said to me smiling,


how can i help you sir?

I said im going to go downstairs to the vending machine real quick.

(well maybe not that quick,I thought) to get a Coca-Cola and a twix. And just wanted to let you know,


And she said an amazing thing dont worry sir, I'll go get it for you. At that moment I was surprised because as I said before all the other nurses looked and acted bothered by my presence.


But what she did next is the reason. I Gave her the name "NURSE WONDER WOMAN".

as im looking down in my wallet getting ready to give her the money for it, I look back up and she was already halfway out the door saying don't worry sir keep your money I'll buy it for you. (WHAT!) And she left the room.


My jaw was left wide open that I thought i might need to go back to surgery for another 6 hours to close it shut.

I know its just a coca cola and a twix but normally im the one buying things for strangers so to have it happen to me for once was shocking to me. And it felt nice.

I was just stunned that this beautifully hearted nurse was willing to pay out of pocket for me.



When she returned I told her that i havent experienced such show of kindness and generosity in a very long time.

Let alone from any of the other nurses I've had these past two days.

I told her I want to put in a good word about you and your extraordinary talent in aiding people. Because I believe you deserve credit and acknowledgment not just for the kind you just did for me but what you did earlier and what you do on a daily basis for others.


I told her she's the greatest nurse I ever had. And I asked permission if i could take a few pics with her and of her attending to me and that I would write an article about my experience with her. Here at kingsbrook medical center.

and when I told her I would name it


           "NURSE WONDER WOMAN".

  she smiled and she showed such gratitude and appreciation for it. and said the saddest but coolest thing. She said I dont ever get much credit from anyone Other than the occasional thank you from other patients, so hearing you say this to me is what's more valuable to me than anything.


So I said,your definitely getting credit for this.


   


In conclusion


Nurse irene


         Incase noone has ever told you,


You are a beautiful and humble person with a beautiful and humble heart. I have never met someone so caring and loving in a long time and I acknowledge and give you credit for taking such great care of me when I was your patient. Especially for paying out of pocket for my snacks.


You are the greatest nurse I ever had


This world needs more people like you.


I've asked GOD to bless you triple for what you've done for me and what you've done and will continue to do for others in the future.



                      Thank you


                     NURSE IRENE

                           AKA


              "NURSE WONDER WOMAN"


Love,


Elliott Maisonet

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Who I was vs who I am

There comes a time in life that creates a strife
where Who you once were is in constant battle with who you are now

I want to be who i used to be careless and free
But times and situations
have changed
and after a few trials hardships and hard learned lessons
I made a vow to be who I need to be now

One voice says,
LET'S GO BACK! It was so much fun before
Walking out the door
Nothing was important
Living carelessly everyday
Doing stupid things all day long
Who cares if something goes wrong

but another says,
this is a new season
And in order to embrace this new season
You need to listen to reason
You cannot do it by being who you were before
And If you try, it will be like commiting treason
Against yourself with no hesitation.

Don't loose your concentration
You've fought long and hard
To lay down this foundation.

Throw it all away for one more day
Of used up thrill and cheap adrenaline?
Or press forward as an improved and better person
With renewed vision and motivation
For a better life of purpose,contentment adventure and satisfaction

This struggle is real
This is how i feel
It was fun while it lasted
But I have to grow up now
And look past it

A time will come when We all have to give up things that we dont want to
But afterwards in return
we get back something much more better and more brand new
This I tell you is true

Dearly departed
The old adventure is over
But the new one
Has only just started

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

GOD, I'm sorry

when I was young I dreamed of a better life
by this time I thought that I would have kids and a wife
but things didn't turn out as planned

I messed up in school
got banned
now I'm an uneducated fool

I became lazy
so I never lasted long enough at a job for them to promote me
I never learned to defend myself
so now everyone walks all over me

how I wish that some day GOD would answer my prayers
so that I no longer feel like I'm living in a loophole nightmare
and make me better
so that I no longer cry when I stare at myself in the mirror

GOD, I'm sorry I've wasted so much of my life
I'm sorry I'm not the person you wanted me to be
but maybe with your grace
there could still be a fighting chance for me
to become the greatness that you see in me

please forgive my sins
as I try to forgive the sins others have done to me
please help me live a better life of peace, abundance, and tranquility

I admit I was in the wrong
I need your grace 
I need your love
to help me repair my life
and be the man
you designed me to be all along

GOD, I'm sorry I hurt you

-Elliott- 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The American soldier


You sacrifice being away 
from your family for months at a time
So that at any given time
I could be able to spend time with mine



You sacrificed being able to see your first child being born
So that I could witness seeing mine
hearing your child's first word
So that I could hear mine
And having your child walk for the first time into your arms 
So that I could have my child walk into mine



You patrol dangerous borders and fight endless wars on the frontlines and confines of other countries through all hours of the night 
So that back in the states 
 my family and I can sleep peacefully and protected at night



You go into battle 24/7 wearing one uniform all year around
So that I have the freedom to wear whatever I want 24/7 all year around



You've had to suffer 
by seeing the worst that war has to offer
And despite the horrors 
you still manage to have the ability
To get up each day and pray
For the courage and bravery to endure it all again today



I'll never be worthy to wear the uniform you wear
Nor endure the things you endure
But one thing I know to be true
I live in freedom 
And it's all thanx to the great and ultimate sacrifice 
From all the uniformed men and women like you

When we met (super short love story)

I used to think love was a fairy tale

A Thing of detailed fantasy stories 
about love that always prevails


Yes I've had relationships before where I thought I was in love


That's it she's the one there's no-one else

Where I felt that being with this person is a must
But as time went on, I realized I wasn't in love I was in lust

Which is no surprise to anyone that it never lasted
All my relationships always ended up in a relationship casket


But one day, the unpredictable happened. 


I saw you and my heart experienced something new
I couldn't explain it but I felt it rush through me like a speeding comet

It wasn't a lustful desire like I've felt with previous girls
No, on the contrary, it was a feeling of longing, of wanting but not lusting


I didn't know who you were but in seconds your beauty captivated me.

And When you looked at me,
 Your eyes made me feel like I was soaring through the endless skies. 

I couldn't explain what I was experiencing at that moment

But it was something deeper and 

more 
profound

                                               than anything I've ever experienced before

And the reason why that experience was so unexplainable

Than anything I've ever experienced before

Is because at that moment when you looked at me

And I looked at you

You were giving me the same look of awe and fascination


That I was giving you

I'll be there "Dedicated to a special friend of mine".


whenever times get rough and the journey becomes tough
Whenever you feel down and all you can do is frown
Whenever life gets messy and it begins driving you crazy


On the day you feel alone, 
I'll pick you up when you don't have the strength to stand on your own.

When you go through hard times that have been going on a long while
Even if I make an ass of myself,

 I'll try my best to find a way to make you smile

I'll fight along side you.
I'll walk with you
I'll comfort you
I'll protect you
I'll make you smile

this poem is Dedicated to a special friend of mine 
who's going through tough times
I'm here for you