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Nurse Appreciation Week at Long Island IVF

By Tracey Minella

May 6th, 2017 at 6:35 am

 

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Let’s hear it for the best nurses in town!

You’ve yelled at them. Cried on their shoulders. Squeezed their hands. Lent them your sore and weary veins. And celebrated (or will celebrate) your success with them.

They are your Long Island IVF Nurses. And they are the embodiment of all that National Nurses Appreciation Week is meant to celebrate.

They’ve been right there in the trenches with you on the most important journey you may ever take. They’re the link between you and your doctor. Maybe the link between you and your sanity at times, too.

They know your name and your history. Taught you how to do injections. Ordered your meds. Wiped your tears. They’re your biggest fan and are ready with a hug of support or congratulations. They’ve got your back.

In all seriousness, Long Island IVF’s nurses are some of the most dedicated and experienced IVF nurses you’ll ever find. Did you know that many of them have been with Long Island IVF for over 25 years and some from practically day 1? They love each other and they love what they do—and it shows. I know because they used to be my nurses, too.

So if there’s a special nurse at Long Island IVF (or anywhere) that has touched your life, please drop her a note, give her a call, or just give her a “shout-out” right here in the comments to let her know how much she means to you. It will make her day!

As a 7 time IVF patient from the “dark ages” of the 90’s, my personal shout out goes to my own LIIVF nurses: Joey, Maryann, Sue and Vicky (pre-donor egg coordinator days!) And they are ALL still here.

Joey, you rode the ups and downs like they were your own and you always knew how to make me laugh, even when I was dying.

Maryann, your Katie stories and special humor were always day-brighteners. Your perfect mix of realism and optimism kept me grounded and hopeful.

Sue, no one…and I mean no one… could ever be more organized and on the ball than you. Thanks for giving me the peace of mind of knowing that every single minor detail of all my IVF cycle stuff was in order on your watch.

Vicky, I’ve never met anyone who oozes comfort, calm, and hope like you. Having you as a nurse was like wrapping all the stress of IVF in some fluffy, happy, insulating cloud. It’s no wonder you moved on to run the Donor Egg Program.

My other nurses, Denise, Patty, and Dotty retired or moved on, but are all special to me.

Now it’s YOUR turn…

Shout out begins now!

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Who is your favorite LIIVF nurse?

 

 

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