masculine nurse

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Notice of death came to me yesterday morning when it was still early morning in Arizona.  The deceases, Adam’s mom, Cindy Strum, had died just after Midnight.  Adam had embraced the very difficult job of elderly care, which proved to be double-full-time nurse, case manager, relocation coordinator, and medical transportation provider.  Adam wasn’t always transporting the patient though frequent trips for dialysis will be remembered as his primary miles.  His roles as nurse were also demanding as was case manager including insurance, which emerged with different challenges after he moved his mom to Arizona.  Adam nearly always answers his phone, so telling his mother to eat and take her pills were frequently in our conversation as if I were bedside or chairside with them.  Adam embraced this role and provided for his mother and his care was always masculine.  His role of nurse in a professional setting is dominated by women, and Dr. Mom in a traditional household makes it natural see this role as feminine, but his mother responded to care from her manly son as though it was her choice.  Drew and Brian are two men I think of for successful elderly-mom care though I lacked an intimate view as to what was demanded of each of them.  The intimate perspective was not pretty though my zoom-out view reveals images of natural beauty that will endure.  Cindy Strum’s final services are Tuesday in Brooklyn and Queens, and with additional emotional calisthenics like this aforementioned text I’ll feel prepared for the occasion. »»  about me  302-990-2346  twitter  contact us

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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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