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  1. Hospice now; ER, L&D, Med-Surg, Wound Care, School Nurse before.  

    1. sirI

      sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

      Just dropping by to say hi, @Spidey's mom.

      HI! 👋

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    3 things I'll ignore on TV

    Gave me a good chuckle Davey! If I were to wear gloves into a grocery store (which I wouldn't) . . . I'd use antibacterial foam that I keep in my car. I do that anyway when I leave my car to go to the store and when I get back to my car. Also, at the entrance to the store when I wipe off the grocery cart handle.
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    3 things I'll ignore on TV

    Not a fan of living room interviews or Zoom meetings. There is a TP commercial, the ones with the Bear family, letting us know they are working hard to make sure we have all the TP we need. 🤨 And yes, I don't see the need to wear a mask out in the open on a trail, while riding a bike, or jogging. Or in the car. My mask comes off when I'm working as soon as I get out of the hospital. There is a handy-dandy trash can outside just for that purpose. And no, I don't wear it while driving. I'm in California so there is always road work - the flagmen/women do have to wear masks but it doesn't make sense to me at all. I love Zdogg too. He's done some great interviews with Dr. Paul Offit and others, plus the music videos. Yes to DryBar Comedy.
  4. I was thinking about you a bit ago! Thanks for the update. Yes and thank you.
  5. Thinking of you and sending positive vibes as well!
  6. That does sound scary. Thanks for the details. Your mild case of flu is most likely due to getting the flu shot as it can lessen the severity or keep you from getting the flu. I'm glad you will be observed and hopefully this was simply a fluke.
  7. I'm not torn. 38% chance of effectiveness is better than zero. Plus, if you do end up with the flu, you will most likely have a milder flu. As I'm nearing retirement age, I'm working with hospice patients, mostly in their homes. Their health is fragile and I'm going to do everything I can to not hasten it by bringing flu into their home. Also, I have a family member in remission from cancer whose immune system was blasted by chemo prior to a stem cell transplant. I protected him as well. Not to mention, a new baby coming in a month and other grandkids. I'm going to protect those around me. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2019-2020.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fflu%2Fseason%2Fflu-season-2019-2020.htm
  8. I'm curious about what your reaction was . . . ?
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    The Base Tan Myth on "Don't Fry Day"

    I heard a dermatology presentation a week ago that talked about the ramifications of how we older (ahem) folks worshiped the sun using baby oil. And yes, got that "base tan" and hated white legs. Really fascinating look at skin cancer, increasing rates, and how to protect yourself. They did talk extensively as well about the unsubstantiated fears about the ingredients in sunscreen, the scientific research into safety of sunscreens, and I have no qualms about using them. I've also seen some rather extensive surgeries related to removal of cancer on the face. Including a family member who had about 1/3 of her nose removed due to melanoma. She had a skin graft that look a bit like Frankenstein's monster for awhile with a vein snaked down from her hairline to her nose to feed the graft. She was lucky in that it hadn't spread but melanoma is pretty famous for spreading to other parts of the body before you realize something is wrong. Put on sunscreen, wear a hat, long sleeves on a hike, etc. Way better than having part of your face removed.
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    This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away

    Just saw this. I'm soo jealous! Best wishes and don't stay away forever! steph
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    Happy yet sad about mother’s day tomorrow.

    The comments about your infertility issues from others I agree with. I do have to comment specifically about your husband though because I have experience with abused women and men. You should really consider whether you want to stay with a man who treats you so disrespectfully. Do you want to raise a child with a man like that? If he is verbally abusive to you, the child will grow up hearing that. And he might also be verbally abusive to the child. I'd advise you to think hard about this. Is this really the way you want to live between now and when you die?
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    Should I divorce my husband

    YES, keeping a sense of humor keeps a marriage going! And yes, strip poker would be fun. If I didn't have a kid in the house still. 😉
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    Being bullied at work

    Agreed Ruby . . . and I hesitated due to the subject of this thread. We've been around awhile and seen a lot of threads about bullying and come to find out, it wasn't really bullying. (I laughed when I saw the footnote to your posts. COB's indeed!)
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    How do you handle touchy/feely coworkers?

    Good question . . . all in jest of course! 😎 That sounds good. I don't mind a pat on the shoulder or arm but massages make me really uncomfortable. Speak up. Unless we communicate, no one can tell what we are thinking. (Good marital advice too). 😉
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    Should I divorce my husband

    I'm with Davey and Old Dude . . . this was funny. And no, don't divorce your husband for having a sense of humor. 😎
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    "Heating Pads"

    Interesting timing . . . I'm laying on a heating pad tonight. Lower back pain all day so Ibuprofen and heating pad. As to using them at school, when I was a school nurse, nope.