I loved this piece. I spent about 3 years in critical care before I settled into being an OR nurses. Critical Care nurses — like OR or ED nurses — are their own special breed of nursing. I hated going on transports and I think that most of all lead me to the only other field of nursing that is more OCD than working the unit. The OR.
Many blessings for you — your family — your colleagues & your patients. I retired from nursing last month after a career of over 25 years. Nursing was good to me. I’ve never regretted choosing it.