44 Years and still Going Strong - page 2

March 1, 1960, I started anesthesia school--44 years ago today. In all of that time, there has never been more than 2 weeks in a row that I haven't administered or taught anesthesia. I grew from... Read More

  1. by   TraumaNurse
    Happy anniversary and congratulations! :hatparty: Thank you for your contributions to the anesthesia profession and to this BB.
  2. by   manowar88
    WOW! Thanks for passing on the knowledge!
  3. by   CRNA, DNSc
    My hats off to you! My mother graduated from her anesthesia program 51 years ago so I have an understanding of the changes you have seen! Amazing!!!! :chuckle :kiss
  4. by   Toby's mum
    Dear Yoga CRNA,

    Congratulations on your 44 year anniversary as a CRNA! :hatparty:

    I echo the wonderful comments of our fellow bulletin board members on this amazing accomlishment. I've been following this board for a while now and your responses/posts always catch my eye and contribute to knowledge about this great profession. You are an inspiration to those of us who may be beginning our dream about possibly pursuing the life-long career of a CRNA. Thank you for your active and comprehensive participation on this board. Your input carries a great deal of weight, is greatly appreciated and highly regarded. Your love of this profession comes across loud and clear and I think many of us strive for that kind of professional passion. Thanks for sharing this with us on so many different levels. I wish you all the very best. Kind regards, Stephanie
  5. by   RNBEAUTY2003
    Yoga,

    It was inspiring to read such a heart felt posting from someone that's already where most of us are trying to get to.

    Congrats!!!!!!!!! Kudos!!!!!!! :hatparty:
  6. by   dianacs
    Happy anniversary! Thank you for sharing your insights with us.
  7. by   Havin' A Party!
    Fantastic!

    May it be another _____ great years of anesthesia for you! (Didn't wanna put in a number and deem you to work beyond your anticipated retirement, whenever that may be. )

    Sincere regards,
  8. by   Qwiigley
    :hatparty: I am very happy to say congrats to you! You are someone we can all strive to be like!
    I am so very frustrated today after being in clinicals today. My neurosurgical rotation; I was thrown into a room, had no idea where anything was, didn't even know how they charted and bounced around between 2 CRNA precepters and an MDA; none of whom I could understand d/t their accents! I am exhausted!
    I kept a smile on my face, said thank you to each one and tried to do my best. But everytime I turned around it was, you are a Sr, you should be doing much better. This place has 18 operating rooms plus cath labs and outpt surgery center. I was one of 16 students. I wonder if they knew it was my 1st day there and could barely find my car this evening. (huge place).
    I listen to you and know it will get easier. Thanks.
    (sorry 'bout venting)
  9. by   yoga crna
    Quigley,

    If it makes you feel any better, I still don't like to walk cold into an operating room in a new facility. It is hard to find things, the surgeons are uncomfortable with a face they have never seen before and there is always some seasoned, grumpy OR Tech who gets sadistic pleasure out of seeing the new person squirm. Some advise, get there early and find your way around.

    Yoga
  10. by   MarkHammerschmidt
    Holy smokes - and I thought I was gettin' on: RN since '79, ICU since '83, turning 50. Got to start doing that yoga thing, obviously! Seriously - should I go over to the local Bikram? Hot in there, man! Thank you so much for showing us youngun's the way...and I may be applying to CRNA school come age 55 or thereabouts, too. Gots to get the chakras flowing!
  11. by   jemommyRN
    Yoga,
    I Have Always Respected Your Wisdom On Matters Concerning Anesthesia. Congratulations On Such A Wonderful Accomplishment. You Are A True Inspiration (even The Yoga Part) And Please Continue To Share Your Wisdom With Us.

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