Jamie is very caring and helped me make the perfect bandage for the actual area my infection was in. She was gentle, kind and caring. I appreciate her for helping me get back to being my old self again.
I was admitted to Mission Hospital for a bilateral mastectomy for invasive lobular cancer. Because of the hours logged and experiences had, I kind of feel like an "expert" in the area of what I have come to call "soul care". It is that combination of dealing with the surgery itself, while at the same time dealing with the recent death of a daughter - losing her and finding out I had cancer within several weeks’ time. I've never felt more vulnerable emotionally.
It was moments after I'd been placed in a room that Jamie Larson arrived - enter "soul care" - like an angel came into my room. Jamie had an aura of peace, compassion, and calmness about her. She was soft-spoken and gentle as she cared for me, almost as if she could anticipate what my needs might be, warm blankets, fresh water, pillows positioned just right, and orange Jell-O, my first food NOT on the list, but she thought I might like it. Both her consideration during night hours by entering quietly and without turning on the bright overheads when she came in. Some people are born to be nurses - and I'm absolutely certain that Jamie Larson is one of them. Lucky Me! Thanks, Jamie, for being so sweet and lovely!