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Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Denver, CO, US'. klone is a Charge Nurse, Women's Health/Public Health. She has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OB/Gyn, research, lactation'. Posts: 10,723 (54% Liked) Likes: 25,180

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  • 6:39 am

    I think going to UCH would be very parallel to what I am doing right now. Possibly lower acuity patients from what I understand. Maybe I'm wrong. I haven't actually been to St. A's; I've only seen UCH.

    Sounds like the large consensus is that UCH is a better option right now given my current situation.

  • 6:39 am

    Go to Uni with that level of experience. The ICUs at St A are really young and just had a lot of turnover.

  • Jun 22

    Losing massive amounts of weight quickly is a sure way to screw up your body, in a possibly permanent fashion.

    The Biggest Loser Study. Contestants' hunger regulation hormones were completely jacked and they had metabolisms that burned hundreds upon hundreds fewer calories per day than would be expected for their post-loss height, weight, and body composition.

    Being sensible about carbs (not just sugar, carbs) can be very helpful to regulate hunger during weight loss and improve insulin sensitivity (There's lots of great info in The Insulin Resistance Diet and The South Beach Diet books regarding how to manage carbs effectively, though I don't think either is a perfect approach) but not to the tune of letting you create a 1,944 calorie deficit every day for 90 days. That's called starvation.

    The National Weight Control Registry is another place to look at behavior modifications that have been effective for people who've lost a significant amount of weight and maintained that loss.

  • Jun 20

    Quote from Pixie.RN
    LMAO! What, like Mafia surgeons? "Hey, Jimmy, I got dis here GSW, do you know a guy?"
    Pretty much.

  • Jun 20

    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    I hafta say, I'm partial to Speedy-ectomy.
    QuickCuts! Though that might be confused with a hair salon. QuickSnips? (Sounds like vasectomies.)

  • Jun 20

    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    I have gone to the same ER when I had an ovarian cyst, was in so much pain I could barely walk but the cyst didn't rupture & was slightly too small to take out. I was discharged with nothing, not a pain med or anything. Not that I wanted pain meds, I wanted the damn cyst out.
    You know they don't do that in an ED, right?

    And just because we don't like improper use of the ED doesn't mean we don't like our jobs. I'm trained to save lives, but I don't necessarily want to do that every minute of every day. Some days I welcome stable patients! lol.

    Many EDs have fast track areas for low acuity/should have gone to primary care/could have stayed home patients. That is done in deference to the population's needs to be seen immediately for non-urgent health issues. And those are the people that typically have to wait the longest, and sometimes complain the loudest too. I'm glad their lungs are working well.

    I understand why people come to the ED for acute pain issues — we all know it's difficult to function if you're in pain, and you want it to stop. Non-healthcare people aren't expected to know why they are having acute pain, so I don't put that on them. Let the medical peeps sort that out.

    Bottom line, I am kind to everyone, because kindness is free — even if you're trying to use resources for non-acute issues. I know how to allocate my resources so that the sickest are seen quickest!

  • Jun 20

    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    Then wait how long until I finally get seen? There aren't multiple doctors at my PCP. There is 1 NP or PA there so the next opening isn't for a little while. So no, I wouldn't be able to see my PCP on Monday.
    Sorry not sorry I go to the ER because the walk in clinic doesn't take my insurance, I can't get to see a doctor or practitioner in a timely fashion & I don't want my issues to go unresolved until I can get seen.
    Stating: "Are you telling me I should have waited until Monday to see my PCP?" Sounded as if you'd be able to see your PCP on Monday.

  • Jun 14

    I so much want to be the person who wishes violence right back on this scumbag as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by my karate instructor.


    But....

    That won't heal the victim. It won't fix the problem. It'll create another victim and just continue to cycle of violence. He's obviously not right. Something about his sense of right and wrong is skewed somehow. Is he sociopathic? Maybe he is incapable of seeing himself as wrong? I don't know. All I know is I am so disgusted with the world in general right now.


    Honestly, I feel like I want a one way ticket to the moon. I tired of the violence, victimization, the denial, and the hate.

  • Jun 14

    Sincerely, thanks guys for all your posts. I was feeling very raw and a bit punchy yesterday as I didn't see any of my friends mentioning it and none of my family, and then I came on here to see nothing also. My mother called me this morning to express her shock and extend her support and then I come on here and see all your posts. I appreciate it and I feel better today. It's hard to wrap one's head around such madness but I think this guy may have achieved the opposite of what he set out to do. I have not stopped watching the news since it happened. My partner and I have been glued to CNN and last night we watched Anderson Cooper choking back tears as he read the names of the victims and we cried together, and then I saw the crowds in London, my hometown, in Old Compton St where I used to go when I was just coming out back in the 80s, and I saw the sea of people there with rainbow flags. Well I just about lost it. This has been a hard couple days. Thanks again.

  • Jun 14

    Quote from FNPMRL3
    The pharmacist can not say soap and water.........it's not sterile. If the old women is asking such a question she needs looking after.....
    A pharmacist absolutely can say soap and water, they don't limit their advice to just sterile treatments. Also, patients ask us questions we deem to be common sense all the time, but that doesn't mean those pts "need looking after". I'm not quite sure how you came to these conclusions...

  • Jun 13

    Quote from 1sttime
    There is a sense of empowerment when you join others as a "victim" or a "survivor"... we change the language to empower. Cancer victim... cancer survivor... etc...

    So using the car analogy-
    -Would you say if I left my car running and the doors unlocked that I might not be surprised if someone "borrowed" it.
    -What about a friend who had borrowed it before, and asked if they could borrow it. I was sleeping, so they took the car. I changed my mind and reported it stolen.

    I am encouraged by my friend to report said car stolen... lots of terrible things always seem to happen to said friend. He tells me I am a victim and he will help me to never be taken advantage of again...

    There are lots of ways to look at crime- seldom is it as black and white as people would like. This is why we have a criminal system with disparities beyond all other nations on the planet...

    Now back to my comment about victim culture, I do not see how one can simultaneously claim that there is a rape culture that coexists with a misogynist culture... and not admit that there is some sort of counter-punch within the culture to combat the rape and misogyny....
    Well. I knew this discussion had been entirely too reasonable for entirely too long.

    You go to an appointment to have your wisdom teeth surgically removed, and while you are already under sedation, the surgeon claims you consented to have all your teeth pulled except one. You wake up nearly toothless with no memory of the events. Is it your fault for allowing yourself to be in a vulnerable position? I mean, you chose to walk into the room with that surgeon. You chose to use mind-altering substances. You'd agreed to have one procedure done, so clearly you were game for procedures. Is that grey?

  • Jun 13

    Oh good, it's been so long since I had someone mansplain surviving rape and assault to me.

  • Jun 13

    Quote from 1sttime
    there is such a culture of empowerment through victimhood...
    Credibility just dropped to 0%.

    Quote from 1sttime
    Victim culture.
    0%.

    You said it doesn't count as rape unless it's violent. You're wrong. You think it's empowering to claim you are the victim of a sexual assault. There are no words for how wrong you are. If a person is too intoxicated to consent, it's rape. Merriam-Webster doesn't write the law.

    Do you excuse every sort of crime as being not *really* a crime and blame the victim for not doing enough to prevent it? If someone steals your car, is it not really theft if you left the windows rolled down because it was a hot day? Is it not really theft if you parked in an area that's had previous break-ins? Is it not theft if the person who stole it is a friend you've let drive before? Is it not theft because the person who took it is a stranger who saw you letting a friend drive it? Is it not theft unless someone smashes the window, drags you out of the driver's seat, and throws you on the ground before driving off? Is theft too strong a word because you don't want to be the sort of person who admits they've had their car stolen? Do you think people report their car as stolen for empowerment? None of it makes sense.

  • Jun 13

    Quote from 1sttime
    Like I said, I have a very different perspective...

    It was a bad decision to put myself in that situation- I did get myself drunk/high of my own free will. The ability to give informed consent wasn't there.

    I refuse to be forced into the victim box and be told it was rape.
    You don't have to label yourself a victim if you don't want to, but rape is when someone has sex with you without your consent. If you were unable to give consent, well... call it what you want, but the dictionary says that's rape.

    There is a very, very gray line here. This is why it is very important to not try to have sex with someone who is obviously high/intoxicated. Technically speaking, even if the person said "yes" at the time, rape allegations could still be brought later if the person claimed they were too impaired to legally consent.

    For all we know, this girl could have said yes at first. Maybe she wandered off with this jerk of her own free will. Maybe she even came on to him initially. She doesn't remember - it could have happened. However, since she was too drunk to consent, it was still rape. It was just extra obvious that it was rape when she passed out in the middle of it and he kept going.

    It always amazes me that people have sex with strangers at frat parties at all, where a good at least 75% of the people there are too drunk to say yes by the end of the night. Being labeled a sex offender is going to greatly limit your job prospects for the rest of your life, and in the case for this guy, get him kicked out of his college and never able to play his sport competitively again in this country.

    Any rational person - even a serial rapist, I would think - should think twice about finding a victim in such a public place where there will be lots of witnesses that saw him leave the party with her. He's not just a rapist, he's an incredibly stupid rapist. He reminds me of those bank robbers that wrote, "Give me all your money!" on a piece of paper that had their home address on it, and the cops were waiting for them before they even got home.

  • Jun 13

    Quote from 1sttime
    I'm sure I know someone like this, and was woken up one night by him. I said stop and never got drunk with him again.
    So now he's moved on to the next guy and the next and the next. It's not any more excusable when it happens to men. A person who is unconscious cannot consent. Period. That's rape.


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