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  1. Better living--and working--through chemistry.
    One of things that happen in nursing is we tend to take on our patient and family emotions and problems internally. There is a term for this and I can t remember. Combine this emotional stuff and our...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. Better living--and working--through chemistry.
    Try exercise and some dietary changes also. These meds will pak on the pounds and give you lo sexual libido :( Seeing a naturopath helps . Some amino acids work well with depression.
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Better living--and working--through chemistry.
    You should go for counseling as the Lexapro has side effects. It will reduce your sexual libido , weight gain . So now that you are in better chemical balance it is time to start dealing with the...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Kinder pooping pants
    CAn be that he is not toilet trained. He may have some neuro deficit and not feel the urge to go until it is too late. He may be anxious at school . Be nice to interview the parents. There can be...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  5. Sitters/CNA's: Thank you for "doing nothing"
    Care giving is sometimes a thankless job except for the pay check. It is wonderful that you have greatly appreciated this person. Caring for you dad in his current condition is a constant vigilance....
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  6. Am I making a mistake not taking MedSurg position?
    You are a brave person to work corrections and I applaud you for that. I think if that makes you happy go for it. You will get some very solid experience and will be making critical decisions just as...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How To Get a Job As a New Grad Nurse
    44 years ago when I graduated from a 3 years nursing program things were not that easy procuring a nursing position. Yes folks 44 years ago. I was broke and living with my parents after graduation....
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. An all time low for a new night shifter
    Oh , I remember the night shift well. I was tired all the time. I never adjusted. That was years ago and after that I always gave a big thanks when I got to work the day shift and never looked back....
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    My doctor's office has 2 very obese medical assistances. She praises their work and their professionalism . They are are their feet most of the day, schedule appointments, draw blood etc. I applaud...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Finally a Nurse Manager that does NOT tolerate nurses eating their young.
    I hope that this NM does not abuse her power. It is very easy to use Bullying as a pretext to fire someone that this NM may have other reasons. I would watch my back with this manager until she...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I Love being a Christian Nurse
    I think you are just sharing what is in your heart. No matter what our background it is what in our hearts that count and that we practise nursing ethically. Enjoy your nursing career. Paddlelady
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  12. Differences: Nursing then and now...
    I remembered the clysis well. I too was afraid that the needle would fall out. The patients(now clients) would pull them out ! Oh Ice Cream and popsicles are good rememdies and yes most likely can...
    Nov 3, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  13. A changed heart
    Perhaps if you have time you should volunteer at a homeless shelter. Collect some blankets and deliver them to the homeless, join a program that will give you fulfillment. You can tutor homeless...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Retired Nurse's...
    I wanted to say a few things about telephonic case management. I worked in that field and loved it. However, I had an employer that would listen in on the conversations to see how you were handing...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  15. Retired Nurse's...
    I am glad that I am retired. :yeah: However, I miss my paychecks. I seem to have hobbies that are expensive. For instance, traveling even small local trips, riding my motorcycle, playing guitar, ...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  16. Retired Nurse's...
    Hi Isabelle, Sounds like you are ready in your body, mind and soul to retire. I retired @ 62. I was a nurse for 42 years and my body and mind just gave out on me. I love being retired and do...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  17. Posting your Exam Grades on Facebook
    It's never really over. Guess what whatever you learned on that test you might actually use in nursing. But the stress of the test is over. Whew I am glad those days are over.
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Retired Nurse's...
    ctantiques, This is a good thing you are doing. I bet you also have a great knowledge of antiques and have much to offer as a nurse and the antique business. Wish you the bet of luck with your...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  19. Retired Nurse's...
    I retired @ 62 never had the option of an early retirement. Lasted 42 years as a Registered Nurse. I have been busy running a small business, and doing other things. However, I still have that little...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  20. Retired Nurse's...
    Congratulations on your retirement from nursing and starting a new job. I hope you will enjoy your new career. Paddlelady
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  21. Retired Nurse's...
    If you are in good health, maybe you can work part time . Caveat is are you going back for all the right reasons and not just to get away from home? Do you miss being a nurse and are you ready for...
    Jul 7, '11
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  22. How to NOT gain weight in Nursing School??
    Perfect time to realise how you handle stress and if eating is one of those things then maybe you are lucky. Lucky why because you have the ability to find other ways of handling stress . As you...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Retired nurse having to return to work
    I worked in Seattle for 22 years and rode my bike to work. Commuting is what killed me with my last job. It was too much. It was way too long. I have clients of all ages. I do pregnancy...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Retired nurse having to return to work
    mM son is working on his Masters in Public health in Denmark. No loans for an out of counry school. As a parent we didnt expect to help our kids with post grad tuition etc. However, in this economy...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Retired nurse having to return to work
    As far as hospice goes we have 1 hospice in my immediate area. They consider you a volunteer and do not charge the patients for the massage. I worked for them and one lady asked me to massage her...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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