My Bitter Pill was created by two nurses who found that sarcasm can get you through the worst of times.  We are two nurses who bonded one night over lines from Monty Python and Princess Bride.  We worked in haphazard conditions and discovered together that nurses have a right to enjoy life and be treated respectfully.  Both of us were on the brink of total emotional, spiritual, and physical collapse.  We used humor and compassion to get through the worst parts of our career.  We ultimately left our soul-crushing, emotionally abusive, mind battering jobs and found new careers that brought back the joy of nursing. An empty nurse cannot give anything to others.  So, this site is the quest to fill ourselves so that we can in return help humanity and uplift our fellow nurses.