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I don't often, if ever, dedicate photos to anyone. However with this one, I wish to dedicate this shot to nurses all over the world.

I know this is not a great analogy, but it is the best I can come up with. If doctors are the rock stars of the medical world, nurses are the roadies; without them, the show couldn't go on. If you think about what roadies do, you might see some parallels. They show up hours before the big show, doing all the hard work of set up. They step aside for the performers to come on stage and get all the glory, then after the stars have long left the stage, the roadies are once again hard at work breaking down and packing up. Mick and Keith couldn't do the simplest of gigs without their unknown roadies.

Now, nurses are like this in many ways. When you go in, they are the first ones you meet. They help settle frazzled nerves, offer comfort, and prepare the patient for the rock star doctor who comes in late, does his/her bit for a very short time and then leaves once again for the nurses do to the clean up and further nurturing. I have absolutely nothing whatsoever against doctors, those I know are great, but after today I will eternally be grateful for what nurses do in times of stress. We came across lots today, and to a woman, they were absolutely great. The one you see on the left was the head nurse, while the two standing so politely on the right were nursing students. Embarassingly, I didn't even get their names. None could have been nicer though and they made what would have been a terrifying and stressful day into nothing more than a day of pure joy. I might not know their names, but I will never forget them.

So, to nurses everywhere, I raise my glass and give my most profound thanks.

I have lots to be thankful for today.

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