A quote from the first episode of the tv series, The Dead Zone:
“Don’t you hate talking to sick people? You never know what to say. Just try and be cheerful, I guess, right?”
During one of my hospital stays in 2015, a nurse who was nearly named Amanda stopped in several times to talk to me, both when she was checking my vitals, and a couple of times on her breaks. We talked about life, death, and things in between; deep, honest conversations.