I know doctors get the credit and the big paychecks but it is the nurses who create the vibe and provide the personal care that we need and receive when we are ill or injured. A good nurse can make the worst of situations bearable. It takes a special kind of person to do what they do for a living and I am very grateful for every one of you.

Today is International Nurses Day and I just want to take a minute to say thank you to all the angels who have watched over me through all these years.

I have had so many medical procedures in my lifetime and have needed the expertise, kindness and caring of these fine folks countless times and they have always been there for me. You have listened to me complain, held my hand and offered comfort when I needed it. You have helped heal me and helped inform my family what to expect from me. You have been the person who really cares for me. Thank you for putting in your long hours, your dedication and staying by my side through it all. You are the true superstars of the health care industry.