There are times when you are sick and the only cure is in the form of a horse-sized, impossibly large pill. You try different strategies to swallow it but it keeps getting stuck. Slowly, the pill starts to break down and begins to taste bitter. The texture becomes rough and it begins to scratch the skin of your throat until raw.
Life seems to always give us bitter pills. We know what we have to do, but it doesn’t mean it will be easy. Suffering is a part of learning the life experience. It breaks us down so we can build ourselves back up; evolve and transform into something else.
So, I challenge you nurses, patients, humans out there. When you see your bitter pill coming, be brave. Take it with a spoonful of laughter. Sometimes the truth is hard to swallow.