I said on another thread that I wanted to applaud the people that take care of us. My husband and I have been through 5 different procedures in 2 different hospitals in 6 months. Last week he met a Nurse Practitioner (thanks Cathy and Gaigai for explaining what that is to me). He said she was a straight talker and helped him so much with his new heart stint (his 4th). In all our procedures, we have never met a nurse that wasn't right there for us. The doctors were good too, they just don't have time. The only people we have problems with are in the accounting department (DUH!). Bless you all for working the hours you do, caring like you do, and getting so little credit.