Hi! I'm New Here!

  1. hi! i just joined allnurses & found this link for intros, so i figured i'd post in the hopes of getting to know some of you folks. i'm karen here in northeast pa. i work at a very small community hospital in the area...it's one of 4 in a large network, we just happen to be the smallest and the one the network saved from going under as i understand it. i've only been there since december'03, but i have been in nursing since 1983, first as an lpn, then as an rn by 1988. my experience runs the gamut from critical care to geriatrics bringing me to my present position as a tele nurse.

    as for my hobbies, i love my dogs...anyone who knows me for 5 minutes will know that i am a bigtime dog lover! i also love to go camping, mountain biking, hiking and just being outdoors...mostly in the mountains, although, i can find my niche on a beach as well!

    so, on that note, i look forward to meeting everyone!


    kk












    •  
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   manna
    Welcome to allnurses! What kind of dogs are you owned by? :chuckle
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    HI Karen! WElcome! I live in Southwestern NY...probably not too awful far from you. I start school full time in the fall, having already taken some pre-req's a couple years ago.
  5. by   lagerdog2000
    Quote from manna
    welcome to allnurses! what kind of dogs are you owned by? :chuckle
    hi! presently i'm owned by a 12 yr old german shepherd, a 7 year old black lab and an 8 year old golden retriever who just happens to be the reigning queen of the pack...the lab & shepherd being the boys, tend to get out of her way...most of the time at least!

    do you have any dogs?

    kk
  6. by   manna
    Well, our last two dogs were a chihuahua and a bull mastiff/boxer mix. Sadly, they've both passed away.

    I'd LOVE to have another boxer... beautiful dogs. But I've been in contact with someone who's trying to adopt out a mini eskie that we may bring home.

    Labs are fun dogs. My Dad loves telling the story of our former pastor - he mistakenly left his lab indoors while they went out of town. When he came back, the poor dog had "eaten" everything in sight, including the majority of the sheetrock in one wall! :chuckle
  7. by   lagerdog2000
    Quote from cnm2b
    hi karen! welcome! i live in southwestern ny...probably not too awful far from you. i start school full time in the fall, having already taken some pre-req's a couple years ago.
    [font=fixedsys]good luck in school! i'm really glad that part of my life is history...i just don't think i could do it at this point in my life. not ft at least! i have alot of resepect for those of you who can and do go to school ft...especially those raising families as well. that's gotta be tough!

    [font=fixedsys]i'm roughly an hour from the ny border...give or take, but i live in the eastern part of pa. i may have been closer to your territory when going to niagara falls...? i don't know...this is why i carry a gps when travelling! i get lost in a shoebox...or so i'm told!

  8. by   lagerdog2000
    Quote from manna
    well, our last two dogs were a chihuahua and a bull mastiff/boxer mix. sadly, they've both passed away.

    i'd love to have another boxer... beautiful dogs. but i've been in contact with someone who's trying to adopt out a mini eskie that we may bring home.

    labs are fun dogs. my dad loves telling the story of our former pastor - he mistakenly left his lab indoors while they went out of town. when he came back, the poor dog had "eaten" everything in sight, including the majority of the sheetrock in one wall! :chuckle
    yep, both my labs were voracious chwers. my first lab, who died 2 yrs ago at age 11, chewed wallpaper off the walls, carpet off the stairs, linoleum off the floor...she was bad! it didn't last long though...thankfully!

    my present lab was worse than the first...he practically ate our back porch, not to mention various shoes, toys, bicycle pedals and the odd dog bowl. we tried everything to curb his chewing until we came upon the idea to give him a bowl of ice to chew. it worked! by the time he had his adult teeth, he was happy with his own bones & never went back to the destructive chewing he had done as a pup.

    but, yes, they are cool dogs!

close