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apriljan works as a Staff Nurse in Palliative care.

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apriljan works as a Staff Nurse in Palliative care.

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That's for that!! Actually got issued SS# today although card not due to come for up to 2 weeks. Started orientation today have that for 2 weeks, classroom based. I'm communicating with my family on a daily basis through msn, thank god for the internet!! Still feeling lonely, but have made a couple of friends today. One in a similar situation as me, the other an american nurse but very friendly. So, I'm holding out till 8th November when my parents come over for 3 weeks!!

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April-

Why did you decide to leave the UK. My Mom was from Luton and moved to the states after marrying my Dad ( Military).

She lived here for 18 or 19 years before she unfortunately passed away at the age of 45. She never really "fit in" here. She missed the cooler weather and the green grass (Of course everything is green in FL, not so in CA).

She never owned a pair of jeans or tennis shoes. I know things have changed a lot in the UK, but during the 60, 70s and 80s, people in England were more polite, dressed up every day, etc.

Recently I talked to a woman from England who said that she misses just dropping in on a friend for a cup of tea. She feels like you have to make an appointment to do that here. Which is somewhat true, but I would be happy if a friend dropped by just to visit.

What area of nursing do you like to work in?

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ukrn2ca works as a Surgical nurse(UK)/now med/surg(USA).

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I'm sorry to hear it's been so tough for you.

I know what it's like to leave the kids behind, my son won't be coming with us he is in the army & loves his job he has no plans at the moment to leave. With web cams & the internet though there's no need to feel so far away. I do hope though that he comes back with your husband. My husbands cousin took his son when he was 18 he hated it he didnt speak to his parents for months, though he did go to school, he thought that if he got a good education he could get a job & buy a ticket back home. It took about 9 months for him to settle. He got a fantastic job he earns in excess of $500,000 a year & only works 2-3 days a week (computer programmer)he is now 46 years old married with 2 children & has never been back to the UK since the day his parents took him away.

You just never know I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that your son will be back & for a quick sale on the house. :icon_hug:

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