44 Years and still Going Strong

  1. 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 the open drop ether days to the modern agents and monitors. One of the many things I love about this profession is the constant need to learn, to keep up with physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry and pathophysiology. So those of you students studying these subjects now, understand that you are getting a foundation of lifelong learning.

    Being a CRNA has been the best thing I have ever done. I hope you all can have the same long careers.

    Yoga CRNA
    A little tired today after a 10 hour case with no relief.
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   oramar
    The profession and the world is lucky to have people like you.
  4. by   Noney
    Kudos to you

    Noney
  5. by   orchid
    good for you.....I am a new graduate and am thinking of specializing into Dialysis or your field...I think I would prefer to concentrate on one thing instead of many different fields....all the best to you
    Sounds like you really do love it so its encouraging to me , its on my mind.
  6. by   prmenrs
    I am VERY impressed! Keep on, keepin' on!
  7. by   suzanne4
    Happy Anniversary
    :hatparty:
  8. by   Kiwi
    Yoga,

    You are an inspiration to us all! HAPPY ANIVERSARY!!
    Thank you for posting such thoughtful insight to this board.
  9. by   versatile_kat
    Happy anniversary yoga ... I always look forward to your posts, especially on clinical subjects. Thanks for being one of the reasons this message board is so strong!
  10. by   NOPAIN
    A true inspiration for us thinking of becoming CRNA. I admire you.
  11. by   MICU RN
    Yoga:

    You go girl!!! Awesome.
  12. by   AnesthesiaBound
    Yoga, you are a true inspiration to all of us aspiring CRNAs

    Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for all of the words of wisdom. I have enjoyed all of your posts.

    BJ
  13. by   crna29
    Yoga,

    Congrats your anniversary. You are an inspiration to so many of us. May I get 44 years under my belt. Not likely because I started practicing at an older age but what a goal! Thank you for all your contributions to our specialty.

    crna29
  14. by   traumaRUs
    That is fantastic! Congrats! Wow - 44 years doing what you love. How wonderful...

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