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About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.

DETOXING THE NURSE IN ME

The sun has finally come out.  What a relief!  The days have been so overcast lately, the clouds pressing down.  There was such a sense of impending doom suspended in the air. Yesterday the siren of an ambulance wailed through … Continue reading

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REFLECTIONS ON A CAREER

It’s the last day of 2013.  I’ve been neglecting this little blog of mine.  I thought I would have many stories, insight, and words of wisdom to impart.  But alas…NOT. But what I know for sure, to steal Oprah’s phrase,  … Continue reading

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PEELING THE LAYERS

After 4 months, I’ve finally removed my uniforms from the closet, folded them and put them away to take to Value Village or for some quilting project…someday.  I am ready to move out and on with the next stage. I … Continue reading

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THANK YOU(S)

This retired nurse is nursing herself these days back to health. She is doing a pretty good job lately, not beating up on herself, being more kind, generous and compassionate. Can a nurse ever stop being a nurse? We get … Continue reading

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FIRST DAY, RELIVING THE PAST

For all the years that I’ve worked as a nurse, I have few photo stories or memories of those days.  They exist only in the recesses of my mind and they are getting dimmer. Perhaps in the telling of some, … Continue reading

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THE WHY OF THIS

After 34+ years of being a RN (Real Nurse), I’ve finally pulled the plug and called it quits.  After all, how long can a person punish herself with bedpan alleys and shift work?  Do I need to run to my … Continue reading

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