My husband and I lost our first son 6 days after being delivered at full term about 9 weeks ago. I have since returned back to work about 3 weeks ago. I work in healthcare and I am have trouble being empathetic towards my patients. Before my loss I was always extremely caring. Now I feel like I am at the opposite end and having trouble feeling any sort of empathy for my patients. Don't get me wrong, I still put all my thought, care, and expertise in caring for my patients but I nothing seems to get me sad anymore. I feel like I have become a person who people feel I don't care because I am at a loss of emotions at all times.
Anyone else work in healthcare or have any suggestions to help my empathy towards others back? I feel like I have become "numb".
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
BFP#1 12/23/11 EDD 8/29/12. Frank P. Cirillo IV born on 8/19/12 at 2:34am. Grew his wings and went to heaven on 8/25/12.
My sweet angel Frankie. Love you so much!
BFP #2 5/21/13 EDD 1/25/14 Sam Frank P. born 1/17/14 Our rainbow baby is here!!
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