I am grateful, honored and humbled to be a nurse and patient advocate. In my practice I see the rawness of life. I see suffering, courage and fortitude that is seldom so visible in my daily experience. This touches me profoundly. I’d like to share my experiences here in the hope of inviting readers impacted by caregiving and illness to see they’re not alone. Please read and comment to share your experience if it brings you comfort and helps you feel connected.