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Hey, welcome to the site! I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you! So I... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from 1nugrad
    I have a question your a nurse ....no seriously , chuckles, I have seen a lot of cancer's and I know that laryngeal cancer and cancer of the neck and thyroid is on the rise in this area, but a friend of mine who's sister had a tumor of some sort removed from her neck and he said they found infectious pockets with in the tumor , is this common within tumors and what kind , I don't really know her health history but I know she doesn't smoke or drink heavily and there is no history of it in the family. I fear that if it is cancerous , her being so young may be her demise and how do you prepare someone to deal with this???? I am new to this area of patient and family support and of course I am not her nurse but his friend and I haven't told him my thoughts until we hear from the docotor of course what it is then we can deal with it.

    I think MOST important is to ask IS IT cancer, before you investigate further. A tumor can be just an overgrowth of cells.

    I hope when you know more you come back for more support - it's tough but it looks like you are doing a good job being there for her! I pray it's nothing serious!

    God bless
  2. by   catwoman1
    I am new to the website. I am catwoman1. I have been reading the postings on this site for many months and finally decided to join. I have been a RN for 30 years. Sure doesn't seem that long. I am currently working as a recruiter and I look forward to future interactions with the members.
  3. by   liquidblue
    LOL yea I'm new here. 19 year old guy, currently working as a phlebotomist, starting nursing school this fall. just wanted to say hi.
  4. by   Tjay
    Hi, I am a new member. I trained as a General Nurse in Nigeria qualifying in 1987. Trained also as a Nurse anesthetist in Nigeria 1996. Currently working in Europe in the PACU of a major university teaching Hospital in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
  5. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Thanks for the warm welcome! It is nice to meet all of you too! :hatparty: This site has such terrific information. I love reading here! Whew, it could be addicting. :chuckle

    I am a BSN student in semester 7 of 8. WA HOO!! I am the mom of three beautiful children and happily married.

    My dreams in nursing lie in the area of NICU.

    Good luck to all of the other students out there, it will be done before we know it!
    Thanks,
    Tiny1Nisolet
  6. by   sarahrose
    I have been acepted into LPN training amd am thrilled. This is a lifelong dream to fulfill this!
    I have been a CNA, and a PCA and was trained on the job as a Medical Assistant, which is what I have been doing for the last 10 years. However it is I work in an Occupational Med facility, very high paced. I am the only Med Assistant working and my duties include putting patients in rooms, taking vitals, asking if they are better, etc, doing disharges, ordering ALL the supplies we use, doing drug screens for post accidents, pre-employment and randoms. We also do physicals for many differernt companies, I also do all our xrays. On the Job injuries. and many other duties too numerous to mention. LOL! The pay is not bad since I was trained on the job, but no benefits, well I do get paid holidays and a weeks paid vacation. My Dr. is grouchy and yells a lot, but he yells at my supervisor also, so I just go with the flow.
    Anyway, I have stayed with this job for 10 years, but think I am worth more. Something happened at work last month that made me decide to do this. It wasn't anything awful, but it was sort of my epiphany. I thought if I don't do this I never will and the thought of staying at the OCC Med Office for another 10 years depressed me.
    My oldest daughter, who is an RN, told me I am not too old and go do this before I really am too old! LOL! Bless her heart.
    My husband is 5 years younger than me and is retiring in 24 months, (he is a postmaster and they have early retirement.) Well the thought of staying home with him 24/7 is a bit too much! LOL!:chuckle
    I am glad to have found this group.

    Sarah Rose
  7. by   esrun3
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to stop and introduce myself to everyone. I am a 50y/o F RN who is currently doing Utilization Review for managed health care via telephone. I have 3 wonderful children & 3 grandchildren all who live close by. I returned to school in my 30's to get my RN and often joke I'm the only one I know who spent 8 years getting a 2 year degree! But, single mom, 3 kids, working full time, you know how it goes. I have mostly done med/surg nursing but also some neonatal ICU, hemodialysis, home health & school nursing.

    Welcome to all who are new here and I'm hoping to get to know everyone.
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from catwoman1
    I am new to the website. I am catwoman1. I have been reading the postings on this site for many months and finally decided to join. I have been a RN for 30 years. Sure doesn't seem that long. I am currently working as a recruiter and I look forward to future interactions with the members.

    Hey Catwoman, I go by Kat. Welcome to the site! xoxox
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from liquidblue
    LOL yea I'm new here. 19 year old guy, currently working as a phlebotomist, starting nursing school this fall. just wanted to say hi.

    Congratulations! Hope you enjoy it!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tjay
    Hi, I am a new member. I trained as a General Nurse in Nigeria qualifying in 1987. Trained also as a Nurse anesthetist in Nigeria 1996. Currently working in Europe in the PACU of a major university teaching Hospital in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.


    wow TJay you sure do get around! Are you having fun? Hope everything is going well, take care!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tiny1Nisolet
    Thanks for the warm welcome! It is nice to meet all of you too! :hatparty: This site has such terrific information. I love reading here! Whew, it could be addicting. :chuckle

    I am a BSN student in semester 7 of 8. WA HOO!! I am the mom of three beautiful children and happily married.

    My dreams in nursing lie in the area of NICU.

    Good luck to all of the other students out there, it will be done before we know it!
    Thanks,
    Tiny1Nisolet

    Yeah you have NO idea how quickly it will pass! YAHOOOOO!

    Sounds like you are busy and happy! xo
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sarahrose
    I have been acepted into LPN training amd am thrilled. This is a lifelong dream to fulfill this!
    I have been a CNA, and a PCA and was trained on the job as a Medical Assistant, which is what I have been doing for the last 10 years. However it is I work in an Occupational Med facility, very high paced. I am the only Med Assistant working and my duties include putting patients in rooms, taking vitals, asking if they are better, etc, doing disharges, ordering ALL the supplies we use, doing drug screens for post accidents, pre-employment and randoms. We also do physicals for many differernt companies, I also do all our xrays. On the Job injuries. and many other duties too numerous to mention. LOL! The pay is not bad since I was trained on the job, but no benefits, well I do get paid holidays and a weeks paid vacation. My Dr. is grouchy and yells a lot, but he yells at my supervisor also, so I just go with the flow.
    Anyway, I have stayed with this job for 10 years, but think I am worth more. Something happened at work last month that made me decide to do this. It wasn't anything awful, but it was sort of my epiphany. I thought if I don't do this I never will and the thought of staying at the OCC Med Office for another 10 years depressed me.
    My oldest daughter, who is an RN, told me I am not too old and go do this before I really am too old! LOL! Bless her heart.
    My husband is 5 years younger than me and is retiring in 24 months, (he is a postmaster and they have early retirement.) Well the thought of staying home with him 24/7 is a bit too much! LOL!:chuckle
    I am glad to have found this group.

    Sarah Rose

    Sarah Rose, you made me laugh especially about not wanting to hang out with hubby 24/7! Congratulations!

    And hear, hear for epiphanies!!!
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from esrun3
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to stop and introduce myself to everyone. I am a 50y/o F RN who is currently doing Utilization Review for managed health care via telephone. I have 3 wonderful children & 3 grandchildren all who live close by. I returned to school in my 30's to get my RN and often joke I'm the only one I know who spent 8 years getting a 2 year degree! But, single mom, 3 kids, working full time, you know how it goes. I have mostly done med/surg nursing but also some neonatal ICU, hemodialysis, home health & school nursing.

    Welcome to all who are new here and I'm hoping to get to know everyone.

    Wow you are Jackie of all trades! Good to meet you, congratulations on school! WHOO HOO! The kids will remember this!

    I remember when my mom was in her 40's, I was just a kid, she had her last baby and trucked him back and forth with her when she went to college. She graduated summa cum laude, I was SO PROUD of her!

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