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Living as an older individual with comorbidities

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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11 minutes ago, Hillbilly RN said:

I did what you said and got this message "You are only allowed to send 0 messages per day. Please try again later." I have no idea what that means.

Before you can start to use the PM function, you must have 15 "quality" (not one word answers to pad the count) posts under your belt.  Create two more posts and you will be good to go.

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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Just now, caliotter3 said:

Before you can start to use the PM function, you must have 15 "quality" (not one word answers to pad the count) posts under your belt.  Create two more posts and you will be good to go.

Thank You. I appreciate the information. You are most kind.

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My brother moved from CA to TN and has been trying to get me to go there but I am not interested and know I would not be happy.

Just now, caliotter3 said:

My brother moved from CA to TN and has been trying to get me to go there but I am not interested and know I would not be happy.

OK! Respond and then you can send PMs!

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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I will be honest. It is the difference between night and day. It is a major adjustment. Culture shock at it's most interesting. My town has 3 grocery stores. When I moved here, no store had a ream of paper for my printer. Largest town in Boone, NC and is 25 miles away. Biggest town and where a couple of my doctors are is Johnson City and it is 50 miles away. I was a sea lover but now I am a mountain lover. Any change takes getting used to but I know as long as I have my wife, Ivy, I could live in a large box and be happy.

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2 minutes ago, Hillbilly RN said:

I will be honest. It is the difference between night and day. It is a major adjustment. Culture shock at it's most interesting. My town has 3 grocery stores. When I moved here, no store had a ream of paper for my printer. Largest town in Boone, NC and is 25 miles away. Biggest town and where a couple of my doctors are is Johnson City and it is 50 miles away. I was a sea lover but now I am a mountain lover. Any change takes getting used to but I know as long as I have my wife, Ivy, I could live in a large box and be happy.

This is a recognizable adjustment.  Similarly, we moved from the Detroit region to urban Alaska only to retire in rural interior Alaska. Mountains, moose and mosquitoes are the most encountered features.  LOL

Yep. A tiny cabin, a couple dogs, good reading material, music and your best friend is about all anyone should need in life. 

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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7 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

This is a recognizable adjustment.  Similarly, we moved from the Detroit region to urban Alaska only to retire in rural interior Alaska. Mountains, moose and mosquitoes are the most encountered features.  LOL

Yep. A tiny cabin, a couple dogs, good reading material, music and your best friend is about all anyone should need in life. 

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Could not agree more. I have been to Alaska. Absolutely loved it. Sun did not set until after midnight and was up again early. Summer is great and winters is a whole other story 🙂 Retirement is a wonderful thing. Glad I survived to enjoy it.

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1 minute ago, Hillbilly RN said:

Could not agree more. I have been to Alaska. Absolutely loved it. Sun did not set until after midnight and was up again early. Summer is great and winters is a whole other story 🙂 Retirement is a wonderful thing. Glad I survived to enjoy it.

Yes.  We are thankful.  We've survived cancer and hepatitis and diabetes and we are hunkering down until there is a vaccine avaliable for us peons.

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My husband always wanted to go on a hunting trip to Alaska but never was able to cross that off his bucket list.

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Hillbilly RN has 49 years experience as a BSN and specializes in M/S and NICU Certified-Now Retired.

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1 minute ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Yes.  We are thankful.  We've survived cancer and hepatitis and diabetes and we are hunkering down until there is a vaccine avaliable for us peons.

I will be honest. I will not take the vaccine immediately. Having treated a couple of people after the Swine Flu Vaccine debacle, I think I will wait to see that the vaccine does not harm those who take it. That is a worry also. I will stay in place a bit longer to be on the safe side.

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4 minutes ago, Hillbilly RN said:

I will be honest. I will not take the vaccine immediately. Having treated a couple of people after the Swine Flu Vaccine debacle, I think I will wait to see that the vaccine does not harm those who take it. That is a worry also. I will stay in place a bit longer to be on the safe side.

It's not likely that we would have the option for early vaccine anyway.  Military and political leadership, health professionals and the well connected will likely get first inoculations.  

Well maybe aside from the first doses in detention camps, prisons and such to make sure it doesn't potentiate disease.  LOL

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herring_RN has 48 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

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18 minutes ago, Hillbilly RN said:

I will be honest. I will not take the vaccine immediately. Having treated a couple of people after the Swine Flu Vaccine debacle, I think I will wait to see that the vaccine does not harm those who take it. That is a worry also. I will stay in place a bit longer to be on the safe side.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/long-shadow-1976-swine-flu-vaccine-fiasco-180961994/ 

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Trampledunderfoot has 2 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Corrections, Dementia/Alzheimer's.

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On 5/26/2020 at 7:22 PM, Hillbilly RN said:

I will be honest. I will not take the vaccine immediately. Having treated a couple of people after the Swine Flu Vaccine debacle, I think I will wait to see that the vaccine does not harm those who take it. That is a worry also. I will stay in place a bit longer to be on the safe side.

 

On 5/26/2020 at 7:36 PM, herring_RN said:

WOW!, I'd never heard of this.

On 5/26/2020 at 6:59 PM, Hillbilly RN said:

Any change takes getting used to but I know as long as I have my wife, Ivy, I could live in a large box and be happy.

This is really cool.  More people need to think like you these days, Hillbilly RN!

On 5/26/2020 at 7:26 PM, toomuchbaloney said:

Well maybe aside from the first doses in detention camps, prisons and such to make sure it doesn't potentiate disease.  LOL

Forgive me for being naive toomuchbaloney, but do they really do this?

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it looked funny

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