Yes I Can: An Army Nurse's Story Before, During and after Desert Storm

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trained to care for the sick or disabled." I chose to become a part of the ...

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Overview

The true definition of the word 'War" per various defining sources is: 'A state of open,

armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties." And a true definition of the word 'Nurse" per various defining sources is: 'A person educated and

trained to care for the sick or disabled." I chose to become a part of the second definition.

My main being in life besides that of a family member is to help another human being to

become well or to assist them to gain the ability to care for themselves doing their

disabling times. Never would I have thought that my career would have taken me into the

vials of pure hell! But, it did. Not after I became an adult in a world that sometimes

seems unfair. Not after I became a member of my country's armed forces. But after I

went to live up to my responsibilities as an Army Nurse to assist those in need; did such a

saddening of events occur. Events that I sometimes would prefer to forget. Events that

won't stay out of my memory. Events that were at times enjoyable and others not worth

the seconds or minutes they took to become processed.

This is my story; this is the person I am. This is the person I became. This is the person I

shall remain to be. 'An Army Nurse" proud to have provided the best service I could

have in disastrous times when your daily routine 24/7 was often to work while wearing

gas masks. Or in strenuous times when the casualties from all sides would mount and

you would find yourself working on persons from other countries, such as the enemies

whose hygienic way of cleaning themselves was by using their hands instead of tissue.

Or inless patient times when the anxiety of participation to get this war finally started

and over with would put you in the role of confidant to your peers and them to you.

This story welcomes you to find the inner strength to say regardless what comes

along in life, you can say, "I can beat this obstacle."

'Yes I Can!"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413465327
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2007

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    Loretta Scott¿s intriguing book entitled ¿Yes I Can¿ touches many soft tender spots within the reader¿s heart. This narrative comes alive with illustrious imageries and personable dialogue upon its introduction. ¿Yes I Can¿ is engulfing as the author leads you by the hand through her journey from start to the conclusion of her perilous trials and triumphs. Due to the horrific acts committed in the Gulf War that produced unspeakable mental imageries some passages throughout were frightening and gut wrenching, however they needed to be portrayed. The reader may even senses an overwhelming response to close their eyes, regardless the author continued to stand tall with impeccable spiritual character which gleamed through page after page. Many thanks to the author for the dedicated years of service to our great country and for sharing her heroic story, perhaps other dedicated readers or writer¿s be them military or not can laugh, cry, or gasps and be inspired to write their own personal memoirs of their experiences. I highly recommend this book and believe it can be appreciated by all who partakes in its intimate like offerings. Applauding the author¿s courage, will, and determination in having the insights to write at such trying times encountered as a Gulf War Nurse. Moreover, I find the title ¿Yes I Can¿ most appropriate and wholeheartedly look forward to her next book. Continuing to wish great success to Loretta Scott and her book ¿Yes I Can¿!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2006

    The Strength of the Human Spirit

    'Yes I Can' by Loretta Scott is a very visceral read. Loretta is a very descriptive writer and her narrative draws you in, making you feel as if you were there with her amongst all her experiences. This account of her journey to the Middle East to serve in the Gulf War, her experiences there, and her return to civilian life, intimately details the journey of the human spirit forever seeking a higher reality as an anchor amongst the chaos that is War and the uncertainties that continuing with civilian life after return can present. Indeed empowering material

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2006

    Really Spoke to me.

    This book is a testiment of how to have faith under extreme circumstances. This Army Nurse is every woman that has to choose and struggle with decisions concerning direction in her life. She's us in that we all have to carefully navigate through our relationships with our children and our spouses. I particularly enjoyed how the author noted her feelings when she was actually in the gulf and how it impacted her life and her faith. I HIGHLY recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2006

    A soldiers' story

    What an interesting story. I was drawn into the scenes as if I was apart of it. It kept my interest. It was so real. I could identify with the situations and emotions portrayed in the book. It made me want to know what what going to happen next. This was great reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2005

    'Yes I Can' is just what our trained military personnel are involved with in their careers daily.

    If you have never been in the military, this book will prepare you for that step into a new life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    IT GIVES YOU STRENGTH TO LIVE.

    I was touched by this book. I found it to have so many different emotions, it took me back to my own personal experiences, some of them I want to forget, but it hits home, if you've been there. I am glad she is telling her story, this might awaken the sleepy women of America to 'wake up and smell the coffee' yet she helps/allows us to know that we can do anything we want to, no matter how many times you are knocked down. I believe she wants us to get that if nothing else.

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