The Yellow "Sick" Road: A Nurse's Travels for 22 Years is about to hit the publishing world. It is filled with whimsical illustrations to help put a lighter spin on the dark story of bullying in the workplace.
The Yellow Sick Road explains my journey down a road that was sometimes crooked, sometimes bumpy, and sometimes pleasant. The Witches - East, West, North, and South - represent the charge nurses and management. The nurse’s aides are the Flying Monkeys. The Wizard of Oz is the CEO. The lion, scarecrow, and tin man have character qualities and desires that match my own. Emerald City is the hospital, and Dorothy’s home is like my home, sweet home whenever I returned from working as a travel nurse for past six years.
There’s no place like home!
I have not held back or exaggerated any of the facts and stories written here. I have also added some incidents from my personal life in order for you to understand my deep desire to be a nurse and where that path led me. I am proud to be a nurse.
All Ready to Publish
11/28/2016 05:42:58 pm
What would you do as a nurse if you just worked a 12 hour night shift and it was snowy outside when you started to drive home. It took over an hour to get home. When I walked in the door the phone rang and it was my nurse manager stating I didn't sign a discharge note and had to come back in to sign it right now.
11/29/2019 01:23:01 pm
I would have done just what you did. I had probably been in the
10/4/2020 01:22:54 pm
I have read the introduction of this book. As I've read through the stories I could not help but to think of my own journey as a nurse. Nursing is my second career, after spending 13 yrs with the USPS. As I entered into my new career, I found it very disheartening to witness the amount of bullying that took place. We go into nursing to care for or help others at a time in their life they are the most vulnerable. We are the one that holds the mother's hand as the DR tells her there is no heartbeat in standing in his office , we are the one that that hand the stillborn baby to the mother in the hospital as the parents count the fingers and toes of the deceased baby, we are the one that gives hope to parents when they have just been given the diagnosis Autism for their son, we are the ones that comfort the spouse when the DR tells them there love one has cancer, we are the ones that show support when that love one passes only 21 days from the diagnosis of Pancreatic CA leaving the mother to raise 3 young children by herself. You can only imagine the hurt I felt as I witnessed the bullying. The life experiences above are mine. I remember all the Nurses in my life only to see how a couple of them treat other nurse's. In 2011 I got a DUI after taking Ambien. I had worked short staffed on a Cardiac step down until the night before and went home and took my Ambien to be able to sleep that day. I was pulled over at 230 in the afternoon sound asleep, driving. I self reported myself to the BON only to find myself in the middle of the most judgemental board which is made up of mostly nurses. Because of the DUI it has been very difficult to find employment. Nurses don't want to hear I've went through all of the BON request with letters to show I'm not a drug addict and I'm very competent to care for my patients safely. I've found out that someone that has spent time incarcerated have a better chance of getting a second chance from a nurse than a nurse. Yet we are the ones that support and help everyone else.
10/4/2020 09:07:59 pm
3/2/2022 08:41:33 pm
Just wondering if I should enter my book The Yellow Sick Road at the LA Times Book Fair with Readers Magnet? I'm still trying to help nurses and market my book to let the world know what is really going on in the medical field.
3/2/2022 08:46:11 pm
Dr Roger Watson
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Claudia Sanborn was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.