Monthly Archives: September 2011

My Mother, My Nurse, Part 1

Kids of nurses have it both good and bad. Donna remembers her middle daughter saying, “Try being a nurse’s daughter — it’s really fun. Unless you’re bleeding from every orifice, she doesn’t care.” Laurie did not bleed from every orifice but she definitely got her mother’s attention. This is the story of my cousin’s curved spine, and the surgery that made her upright. I told it before, from Laurie’s perspective. Now it’s time for her mother’s side of the story.
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