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  • Apr 16

    Quote from traumaRUs
    Moved to Pt/Colleague Relations. Very sorry for this experience.
    Since you were just coming out of general anesthesia, is it possible you misinterpreted this?
    My thoughts exactly.

  • Apr 3

    Quote from BostonFNP
    Old people are icky.


    Sent from my iPhone.
    Yeah, it's all downhill once you're over 50...I should know!

  • Apr 3

    Quote from PacoUSA
    One nurse practitioner at my hospital wears a college sweatshirt, black jeans, and Dansko clogs. Sloppy. With an attitude to match no less.

    She's also about 50 years old.


    Sent from my iPad using allnurses
    What does her age have to do with anything?

  • Apr 2

    Quote from trinitymaster
    As far as female NPs, it is always knee-high boots with three-inch heels, yoga pants etc.
    They looked like they stepped off of the cover of a fashion magazine. Beautiful.....yes. Appropriate in the professional environment......my opinion is "No".
    I have never seen a male NP for some reason.
    I do not really care about doctors.
    Why don't you mind your own dress instead of worrying about what others do?

  • Mar 26

    This person is escalating threatening behaviors. What is to stop him from showing up at your new job, even your home? I would make a friendly call to the local police dept. and let them know that this guy is calling you and threatening you.

  • Mar 25

    This person is escalating threatening behaviors. What is to stop him from showing up at your new job, even your home? I would make a friendly call to the local police dept. and let them know that this guy is calling you and threatening you.

  • Mar 23

    Quote from Emergency RN
    I find it stunningly ironic, that a nurse who makes a living undermining the livelihood efforts of other nurses, is here asking for advice in how to obtain more of such employment. If you want to be a nursing mercenary, that's certainly your choice and right; but I for one would never assist you (or those of your ilk) in such efforts. You're not the only nurse who needs to eat; IMHO, your employment strategy of stabbing your colleagues in the back is akin to cannibalism.
    Well said. More politely said than anything I would have come up with, I might add.

  • Mar 13

    ​I'm not sure what you mean by their beliefs affecting ADLs. Can you be a little more specific as to what you're thinking about? As an RN and JW, the only consideration I can think of would be refusing blood/blood products.

    Also, it's "Jehovah's Witnesses," not "Jehovah Witnesses."

  • Mar 2

    Quote from 8mpg
    You dont need a union to stand up for your rights. Being from Texas, I wouldnt want or join a union. I would tell ya to get lost to be honest. Here in Texas we have councils such as a Nurse Practice Council that is responsible for being the voice of the deparments. We dont need/want unions to take our money to represent us when we can do it ourselves.
    Yeah. You can do it all for yourselves. Till one of you steps out of line.

  • Feb 19

    Quote from 8mpg
    You dont need a union to stand up for your rights. Being from Texas, I wouldnt want or join a union. I would tell ya to get lost to be honest. Here in Texas we have councils such as a Nurse Practice Council that is responsible for being the voice of the deparments. We dont need/want unions to take our money to represent us when we can do it ourselves.
    Yeah. You can do it all for yourselves. Till one of you steps out of line.

  • Feb 10

    I thought I'd post an update on this article. In December, my cancer recurred. For reasons I am not going into, I have switched from my gyn/onc to a medical oncologist who has been around for a long time and treated a lot of patients with ovarian cancer. The first treatment (different regimen from the first time) has left me fatigued and achy, but that's better than what the other treatment did.

    Regarding the PP, yes, I realize the Pres. has a lot on his plate, but if there's time to recognize one cancer, there's time for a brief recognition once a month for other cancers. Like many oncology nurses (and cancer patients), I would like a day to recognize all cancers. That seems more important to me than taking time to host sports teams and such.

    Many of us with OC have worked to raise public awareness regarding this disease, but when you are going up against groups that are better funded, it's hard to get the public's attention.

  • Feb 10

    October is a frustrating month for me, because pink is a really good color for me (red head too). I don't want to have people saying, "Oh, I see you're wearing pink for BC awareness." Uh, no...it just looks good on me. I try not to wear pink in October, yet what am I wearing as I'm posting this? A long-sleeve pink T-shirt.

    I agree...we need awareness for all cancers. You don't see people sporting ribbons for CA of the appendix, gall bladder, pancreas, etc. I don't want to give the impression I'm unsupportive of BC. I just think we ned to look at other cancers, esp. those that are more lethal.

    And Carolina, (((gentle hugs))).

  • Feb 10

    We're not allowed to give medical advice here, but I would strongly encourage you to talk to your gyn about your symptoms in conjunction with your family history. Women who carry the BRCA genetic mutation are at a much higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

  • Feb 10

    Quote from Ruas61
    I hear your sentiments with the lung cancer stigma.

    I left a friendship of near 20 years after her comment on my brother's lung cancer being brought on by his actions of smoking. She was lucky I didn't give her at tracheotomy.

    It will be five years this month since my brother passed away.

    In addition to recognizing Ovarian cancer this month, I would like to say it is gynecological cancer awareness month.

    Uterine cancer isn't 'sexy' either and not so deadly if caught in time. I am still around 18 years later.

    If there's anything "good" about uterine cancer, it's that it is easier to diagnose and treat. Nevertheless. I had a professor who had uterine cancer and she did not survive. Congratulations Ruas61, and I am glad you're still around!

  • Feb 10

    Quote from BORI-BSNRN
    My Mom passed away in 2011 at 62 

    I'm so sorry Bori. (((HUG)))


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