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    Dear Spanked, At the beginning, I was required to attend 90 meetings in 90 days. It took me a couple of weeks, but I found one that annoyed me the least. After the initial 90 days, it was three meetings per week. I was required to document meeting attendance online (RecoveryTrek), but I was also required to keep a paper copy (with signatures) in case attendance was ever questioned (thus far, it has not been). Once I hit the two year mark, I was told that I no longer have to complete a monthly meeting log with Affinity (the new check-in Nazis) and I am still required to attend meetings, but I am allowed to decide how many meetings I go to in order to maintain my clean/sober status (I'll give you three guesses how many I have attended and the first two guesses don't count). Did the meetings do anything for me? They signed the paper when I asked them to. Period, end of story. Did they ask me for money if I had it to give? Every time I entered the door. Did I have an offer for a bump, hook-up, and any other drug/booze/sexual jargon you can think of? Every time I walked in the door. Quite possibly the most non-therapeutic, filthy, smelly, "spiritually" worthless...well, you get it, but I'm done with this nonsense in 10 months, 8 days, 6 hours, 24 minutes, and 53, 52, 51, 50....seconds.
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    Need Ideas Please

    Ruby Vee had me at focusing on the nurses for once and not the patients...
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    BSN is a joke

    I should have clarified that the two major hospital systems here specifically cite the reason for requiring a BSN (and subsequent push for masters preparation) is their Magnet Status. I still have my email from three years ago that says, "In an effort to..." Magnet may not have that requirement, but (some) of the hospital systems do. Those three letters can sure have an impact on calls for interviews.
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    BSN is a joke

    Two words: Magnet Status. Around these parts, to even be considered for employment, you must have a BSN and most of the hospitals have told their ASN/ADN's that if they do not have their BSN completed by 0000 on 1/1/18, they no longer have a job as a nurse in that hospital. Many are now pushing for MSN.
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    Lvad patient in cardiac rehab

    Wait...cutting the LVAD wire is a bad thing? Oops! My bad
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    TPAPN - 3rd year

    I received this a few days ago: TrashPanda, You have one year to go in the program!! Since you are up-to-date with everything, your program gets modified in two ways. First, there will be decreased selections for drug testing. You still need to check in every day, but the frequency of the drug testing will be reduced. Second, you no longer have to submit Meeting Logs. You still need to attend meetings, but you get to decide how many you attend to maintain your sobriety and you don't have to report it, if you don't want to. You still need to submit your monthly Self Reports, Prescription Updates and Quarterly Updates. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Congratulations! (Name of Case Manager) TrashPanda will be done with this costly nonsense in 11:4:15:03 and 10, 9, 8, 7...and I do hope they have enjoyed this petty torment.
  7. The hairy legs are priceless! Love this!!
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    Why are nurses disrespected so much?

    "I guess I have "thin skin" but yikes this is not the kind of work environment I want to be in!" Then before you waste any more time or money on a profession that is obviously not optimal for you, I would suggest you change your career choice. I guarantee you will not find a unit that is devoid of individuals that do not appeal to your need for continuing compassion and endless warm fuzzies. I would suggest Zen garden sand tray raking.
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    Popped my first one today with this new system. My CM is pretty cool. Doesn't seem to get too tightly wound around the axles about things. I sent her a message about the flubs. She returned a message that said they know and it is being worked on. This next 11 months, 18 days, 11 hours, 43 minutes, and 10...9...8...7 seconds cannot go by quickly enough.
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    Anatomy and physiology notes

    Here is the consist of my A&P notes and I passed with an A triple plus in both classes: 1. Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the heel bone, heel bone connected to the ankle bone, ankle bone connected to the shin bone, shin bone connected to the knee bone, knee bone connected to the thigh bone, thigh bone connected to the hip bone, hip bone connected to the back bone, back bone connected to the shoulder bone, shoulder bone connected to the neck bone, neck bone connected to the head bone. 2. On Old Olympus' Tip-most Top, A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops
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    TPAPN: Weekend testing

    DFW here. Been in for two years. I have never been called for weekend cup duty.
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    TPAPN - New COC forms?

    Yep! I got an envelope in the mail with directions on how to sign up on the Affinity website and dig through available testing sites. Looks like it does not go into effect until September 1st. It also looks like they have contracted with multiple sites now and not just Quest (Care Now, Any Lab Test Now, Lab Essential, ARCPOINT Labs, Concentra, University Medical, AccuTrace, EMSI, and Assure Testing-these are the closest Fort Worth testing sites to me). It would also appear they have contracted with multiple sites that are...you guessed it...open on the weekends (insert your own assumption here)! The Affinity website looks easier to maneuver than Recovery Trek, but the testing sites also list prices and if you can pay the site directly while you are there. Some of the collection sites are cheaper ($20 for urine) and list prices for hair, nails, and blood, too. If the site you generally visit for collection is not on their list, there is a form you can send to them and have it added (if it meets their requirements). The site I've tested at since I started this was listed, so...winning!(?) I got myself into this mess, so I will refrain from waging any complaints. Honestly, it just looks like more hoops and redneck noise to shuffle around. I am counting these last 376 days, friends. Just another reason to utter, "Our father, who art in Heaven..." through gritted teeth and clenched fists. Best wishes to you, Ash2213! Let's finish this time in recovery purgatory and GTF on with our lives :)
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    15 months to go

    383 days left for this old lady! Congrats Blondie!
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    Option 1 TPAPN

    My longest wait on an Option 1 was 10 days. Quest can be slow as molasses sometimes. Keep your chin up!
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    Recovery Trek

    Did anyone ever hear the answer on this question?