Tina, RN 13,348 Views
Joined: May 30, '09;
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Elementary school nurse
17 year(s) of experience in Acute Care, CM, School Nursing
This terrifies me.
I grew up in a household with very screwed up ideas on weight/appearance. Consequently, I battled eating disorders through high school and my 20's. I have an 11 year old daughter, and my husband and I try so hard to be careful about what she sees and or hears.
But it doesn't matter, because she hears things from her friends. They are all on diets! It breaks my heart to hear my daughter wondering whether or not she is "chubby". She isn't at all, but does have a little bit of that "little girl fluffiness". I just keep telling her that she has a beautiful, healthy body. And that healthy eating and exercise are important for everyone, regardless of weight. And that there is nothing wrong with the occasional McDonalds meal or ice cream sundae...
Ugh, so hard to be a parent sometimes...
I love this.
Could you send it to me, too??
I have done elementary and high school. I will never, ever go back to elementary!
I love little ones, but I don't want to be responsible for hundreds of them each day. Too much neediness, and the teachers in elementary are insane! The big kids are fun. It's nice to be able to actually converse with them.
My big kid was born at 29 weeks: One pound, 13 ounces. Thirteen inches long... What a sick little guy he was! He is going to be 13 years old in December! He's the one I yell for when I can't figure out my phone...
I still have to pick up a few shifts at Urgent Care over the summer but mostly it's spent on the beach. We move our RRRRRRRVEEE to a RV park right across the dunes from the beach from June 1 to August 31. Spend the days and nights, cruising the beach on our golf cart, sunnin, kids surfing and skim boarding, fishing, beachcombing, boiling pots, grillin, throw in a few bud lights and general relaxation - bam!! The only negative part is leaving.
Recently had a parent bring a student in first thing in the morning. Student attends school in my district, but doesn't even attend my school! Kid has a banged up hand from an injury at home that morning. Hand is swollen and bruised. Almost no ROM. Parent asks me, "Should I take her to urgent care?" Gee, ya think?
Yea, um, you really need to hang out more, TINA!!!
I thought I was the only one that used the "Monday Morning Urgent Care" line! At least I'm not alone. Lol
Anyone driving in the projected white icy slop tomorrow (moi) stay safe!
I need to find scrub pants that have a higher rise. I *hate* low rise pants!!! My belly is too big, and they always end up underneath it. But, most pants now seem to have that lower rise.
Very interesting thread... I always like to read about types of IVF and the conditions under which they would be given.
Knowing what I know now, I would have done something else. OT or SLP. Maybe even PA. Or maybe a vet.
I am very happy with my nursing career now, but it took a long time to get to this point. I would never encourage my daughter to become a nurse. It just isn't what it used to be...
Once, an elderly lady gave me a pretty little trinket box as a thank you for taking care of her husband (Definitely not worth more than $10). She was a tough, tough cookie. I was stunned that she was happy with my care, because she had issues with several other staff members. At the time, I remember having a moment where I was questioning what I should do. But, I was afraid of insulting her, and I knew it wasn't valuable, in terms of money. So I accepted it, but did tell her that it was completely unnecessary. Maybe it was wrong? But I still smile when I think of her.
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