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  1. Please help!
    Read through this forum. Go back and read the absolute wealth of experience that has been shared here over the years. All of us here have honorable scars from dealing with our demons and what can...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. any nurses/nursing students on methadone?
    Hi FutureHope17- I won't address your licensure issues at this point except to say that if you end up getting an unfair deal, you won't be the first or the last. I got clean in 2004 and I am...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. Made a mistake, need some advice...
    I am someone for whom opiates were a drug of choice. I have to tell you that I was horrible about throwing out medications, too--because I took them all!!! (if they were opiates). :roflmao: ...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. Sooo lost....ready to give up nursing if that's what it takes
    Trust me when I tell you: Get a lawyer experienced in dealing with licensure issues- NOW! Do NOT speak with anyone else before speaking to him/her. You may think you can't afford it, but you...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. forgot First Lab call in. California Probation
    My state doesn't play either. Catmom :paw:
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. forgot First Lab call in. California Probation
    By the way, when I missed the one call in in six years, I called my monitor immediately and left a voicemail even though it was on a Sunday. I do not recommend "just WAITING" for a monitor to...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. forgot First Lab call in. California Probation
    I agree with you Twoyearnurse. :yes: I have been a member here since 2006 and we do get spammy type posts for these "services" very often. I still can't imagine in my wildest dreams missing more...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Disabled seems to have some new meaning!
    I hope I am not derailing this thread by wondering this myself. I saw ICURN3020's question and thought it might be a joke. Then I saw that a previous poster was serious that there are "service...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    Since you made a point of wishing to use correct grammar...it should be "facility for which" since the facility is not a person to whom you might refer. :geek: (I have the feeling I am going to...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Soma or Enclosure Beds... Cruel or not?
    I had never heard of Vail beds before this either. When I googled the term, I found several references to recalls of these beds and even one mention that the Vail beds were not to be manufactured...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Nurses with worse spelling than mine are laughable.
    Please don't get me stirred up into "Grammar Queen" mode. I notice grammar and spelling errors all the time and rarely make the mistake of correcting the poster, lol. :rolleyes: Recently, I very...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Virginia Monitoring Program
    Please see my reply in the other thread where you posted this question. Catmom :paw:
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. RN needs work in VA w/ disciplinary action
    You definitely DON'T want to say anything but positives in a cover letter. Anything else just gives HR or whoever a chance to shoot you down without giving you a chance. You want to impress the...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Almost 4 years, no luck finding nursing job, life destroyed?!
    I am sorry that I don't have more time to write at the moment, but wanted you to know that I have had very similar feelings due to being unable to find a nursing job. Hopefully, some of the other...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Just need to vent....
    Thanks to all who have offered support here. :loveya: I finally called and spoke directly to the social worker who interviewed me 3 weeks ago. She said I "wasn't a good fit" :barf01: I...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Question for IPN Nurse's in Florida
    Dear SP- I know this is freaking you out. My first UDS was slightly dilute and the MRO called to ask if I had been taking Lasix or something (I hadn't). It all worked out in the end but it cost...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. Just need to vent....
    Thank you, Twoyearnurse, for your kind words. I am having a tough day so far today but I know that my little dog Emma loves me and that helps me get through the loneliness of my situation. ...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Robin Williams RIP: Coping Mechanism?
    Thank you BeOne77 for breaking your post into paragraphs. :up: I agree with your point that pharmaceuticals are not a panacea. In my case, my lifelong depression stopped when I got good therapy...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Just need to vent....
    Hello to all my recovering comrades :wavey: As many of you might know I have been looking for nursing work for a long time and having very little luck. :( Well, I thought some light shone in...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Calling it quits after 17 years....
    Hi Anne- I am very sorry for all the health challenges you have had. You have been a warm and wise contributor to this recovery forum for a long time. I hope your health permits you to continue...
    Aug 11
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. Suspended pending investigation
    If you are not exonerated, you need to lawyer up. Get a lawyer experienced in administrative law who knows how to handle professional licensure actions. As you might realize, LadyFree28 was asking...
    Aug 10
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Calling it quits after 17 years....
    I have two thoughts for the OP. First, I do think SouthernPoint's questions are quite reasonable and they crossed my mind as well. Second, it seems strange to me that you would have to start over...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. Very worried I made a huge mistake..just need some advice
    Wait for the results and then ask questions. My guess is that you'll pass the drug screen and you won't post in this forum again. Catmom :paw:
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Did I commit career suicide?
    Dear Earthmama- I know I have told you that I love your wise and articulate posts before when you were responding to someone else, but your post today actually made me cry. Thank you, thank...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. Did I commit career suicide?
    Hi to all my friends in recovery- I don't usually discuss my current personal struggles with you all but I recently read an article on cracked.com by a drug addicted nurse. The title of the...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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