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Inservice Education Coordinator; from US
Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics and Quality Improvement,

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  • Dec 25 '17

    I know people with BP, and the one thing that is most important, in our friendship and at work.. keep on the meds, and keep going to therapy. Not that my friends need reminders on this, being nurses we all see the consequences of going on and off, and hear stories from out counterparts.
    I dont know what your boss is going to tell you when you get in there, but do me one favor, dont think of yourself as less deserving or more deserving of reprimand or congratulations. You are a unique individual, who loves her job. If you want that job, then take the EAP (employee assistance or whatever your facility calls it)they offer, and logically think about your circumstances.
    Dont step down becasue they tell you to(if thats what you think is going to happen) ask for alternatives and prove them wrong.

    And Good Luck.

  • Dec 5 '17

    My Grandmother(God love her) was a Nurse. She relayed this story to me of her time in a Physical Rehab Nursing center.
    A Patient had requested an icepack for some swelling, he was not on her assignment, but as a good nurse covering for friends on break, she went and got the traditional blue screw top ice bag used in her day, you know, the kind used in movies... Well, she said to the gentleman, here is your ice pack, and tossed it to him. It landed on his groin and he screamed so loud, she almost fell back. He had epididimitis, and the heavy ice filled pack had landed on its intended location!

    Another ha ha from Nana... She ws taking a test for Nursing, and couldnt remember the answer to..What is the machine used to clean/sterilize instruments? (Dont you wish they asked those questions now?) Well, she handed in her paper with that question blank. The instructor glanced at it, and said, Fay..I'll give you a clue. What did you come here in today? A CAR was her answer.
    Of course, the instructor was looking for the answer, Automobile, for Autoclave..
    Gotta love Nana.

  • Dec 2 '17

    Quote from ljds
    Sure enough, I could get heart tones. I looked over at Amelie and said, "Are you going to have a little sister or brother?" And that kid, all 1 1/2 years of age, said, "Baby - Me!" I looked at D and she said, "She's saying, the baby is a girl like her."

    We did an US this time for unsure dates; sure enough, that baby is a girl.

    I have never experienced anything like that. It wasn't scary or creepy, and I don't get an odd feel from Amelie; but there is no doubt something special about that little girl.
    Well, i have really enjoyed these stories. I work in LTC, and started on teh unit I returned to just a few months ago. A few of my 'old' residents who passed are still here.. Peek-a-boo Gus still pops out of his room and looks around the door, waving us down. Gus had passed in 99. Charlie used to clang that darn oxygen key....you could hear it down the hall, and still do. Residents who are ill, and in stages of passing, there is a considerate 'person' in their room, packing their belongings...and when you look in the closet,the items are on the floor, off the hangar. Many times it is easy to see the relatives who come for the dying person. Vic had 6 male relatives come for him, and he said thats cuz he let himself go a bit(he was really big) and they needed all the wings they could muster to lift him up. They only visited on my shift(days at that time) and he passed on my shift.

    Personally...Nana.. My gramma..she was a nurse too. She visits to tell me when things will happen, and I have just come to accept that she is my guardian angel. She told me when I was pregnant, and what I would have. She let me know that my other gram was passing, and keeps me intuned with my kids. I guess she feels she owes it to me, since she died the day before my wedding.
    I couldnt imagine a world without the ability to speak to her still, and therein seats my deep belief that we need to help them pass, and lead them to THEIR angels. Keep that window open, just enuff to let the spirit out, they need to be drawn to the light, and opening the window will aid in that.

    What I wanted to comment on was this.. My son would often play with his "sister' before I was even pregnant. He even gave his description. Now we are waiting to see if Little Ana grows up to look like the image he described. Children know...and there is something to be said for "The 7th son of the 7th son"(or daughter).
    Blessed in the Light with the knowledge of Heaven.

  • Oct 23 '17

    Quote from ljds
    Sure enough, I could get heart tones. I looked over at Amelie and said, "Are you going to have a little sister or brother?" And that kid, all 1 1/2 years of age, said, "Baby - Me!" I looked at D and she said, "She's saying, the baby is a girl like her."

    We did an US this time for unsure dates; sure enough, that baby is a girl.

    I have never experienced anything like that. It wasn't scary or creepy, and I don't get an odd feel from Amelie; but there is no doubt something special about that little girl.
    Well, i have really enjoyed these stories. I work in LTC, and started on teh unit I returned to just a few months ago. A few of my 'old' residents who passed are still here.. Peek-a-boo Gus still pops out of his room and looks around the door, waving us down. Gus had passed in 99. Charlie used to clang that darn oxygen key....you could hear it down the hall, and still do. Residents who are ill, and in stages of passing, there is a considerate 'person' in their room, packing their belongings...and when you look in the closet,the items are on the floor, off the hangar. Many times it is easy to see the relatives who come for the dying person. Vic had 6 male relatives come for him, and he said thats cuz he let himself go a bit(he was really big) and they needed all the wings they could muster to lift him up. They only visited on my shift(days at that time) and he passed on my shift.

    Personally...Nana.. My gramma..she was a nurse too. She visits to tell me when things will happen, and I have just come to accept that she is my guardian angel. She told me when I was pregnant, and what I would have. She let me know that my other gram was passing, and keeps me intuned with my kids. I guess she feels she owes it to me, since she died the day before my wedding.
    I couldnt imagine a world without the ability to speak to her still, and therein seats my deep belief that we need to help them pass, and lead them to THEIR angels. Keep that window open, just enuff to let the spirit out, they need to be drawn to the light, and opening the window will aid in that.

    What I wanted to comment on was this.. My son would often play with his "sister' before I was even pregnant. He even gave his description. Now we are waiting to see if Little Ana grows up to look like the image he described. Children know...and there is something to be said for "The 7th son of the 7th son"(or daughter).
    Blessed in the Light with the knowledge of Heaven.



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