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Shamrock

Shamrock BSN, RN

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Female,happily married,small town

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  1. Shamrock

    RN and Autism Mom

    Hi Betty - my name is Valerie and I've been in the D.D. nursing field going on 5 years. I have obtained certification in the area. Your best place to start would be with the West Tennessee DD Nurses Network. According to the newsletter they are having a quarterly meeting in Arlington sometime this month. Another excellent resource would be the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association. (DDNA) It is the national organization. Website is: http://www.ddna.org I love this area of nursing, it's the best! Good luck.
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    The Mammogram.....OUCH!!!!

    Here is my favorite mammogram story: The First Time's Always the Worst By Leigh Anne Jasheway, Dayton Daily News Winner of the Erma Bombeck award The first mammogram is the worst; especially when the machine catches on fire. That's what happened to me. The technician, Gail, positioned me exactly as she wanted me (think a really complicated game of Twister - right hand on the blue, left shoulder on the yellow, right breast as far away as humanly possible from the rest of your body). Then she clamped the machine down so tight, I think my breast actually turned inside out. I'm pretty sure Victoria's Secret doesn't have a bra for that. Suddenly, there was a loud popping noise. I looked down at my right breast to make sure it hadn't exploded. Nope, it was still flat as a pancake and still attached to my body. "Oh no!" Gail said loudly. These are, perhaps, the words you least want to hear from any health professional. Suddenly, she came flying past me, her lab coat whipping behind her, on her way out the door. She yelled over her shoulder, "The machine's on fire, I'm going to get help!" I struggled for a few seconds trying to get free, but even Houdini couldn't have escaped. I decided to go to plan B: yelling at the top of my lung (the one that was still working). I hadn't seen anything on fire, so my panic hadn't quite reached epic proportions. But then I started to smell smoke coming from behind the partition. "This is ridiculous," I thought. I can't die like this. What would they put in my obituary? Cause of death: breast entrapment? I may have inhaled some fumes because I started to hallucinate: An imaginary fireman rushed in with a firehose and a hatchet. "Howdy, ma'am," he said. "What's happened here?" he asked, averting his eyes. "My breasts were too hot for the machine," I quipped, as my imaginary fireman ran out of the room again. "This is gonna take the Jaws of Life!" In reality, Gail returned with a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. She gave me a big smile and released me from the machine. "Sorry! That's the first time that's ever happened. Why don't you take a few minutes to relax before we finish up?" I think that's what she said. I was running across the parking lot in my backless paper gown at the time. After I'd relaxed for a few years, I figured I might go back. But I was bringing my own fire extinguisher!
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    Forrest Gump goes to Heaven...

    :rotfl: Funny one jnette!
  4. Shamrock

    Cute Groaner

    very punny. :rotfl:
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    Tornado alley

    Tornadoes can be very scary things but I'm more afraid of going into our storm cellar!! There are creepy, crawly things living down there!! Does not seem to matter how much I clean it out, they come scuttering back in as soon as I leave. Here in Southeast Kansas we certainly have our fair share of the twisters. I've seen a couple in the air, never personally seen on on the ground, but have witnessed the aftermath. The F5 in Andover a few years ago was devastating.
  6. Shamrock

    Pill identification--need help

    I think Caroladybelle hit the nail on the head, ask the child.
  7. Shamrock

    Question about nursing shoes

    The z-coils I just bought a couple of weeks ago have solved my foot pain completely. They are great. There have been many threads on shoes, do a search and see what you come up with.
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    just made to feel guilty....

    Didn't they teach you in school that there is NEVER to be any illness that causes missed work in your life?? :rotfl: I hope your son is better very soon and try not to feel guilty!!
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    Shoe shopping

    Z-Coils baby!!!
  10. Shamrock

    developmental disabilities nursing jobs

    Go to ddna.org, is the website for developmental disabilities nurses association. They can point you toward the local chapters. Hope this helps, it is a fantabulous field to work in!
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    Funny Bunny............

    HA, I remember that!!. It was not during a speech but while fishing. That darn rabbit was SWIMMING towards the President's boat, hissing and baring his big bunny teeth.
  12. Shamrock

    Z-coil shoes

    Ok, I "sprung" for a pair of the z-coils and they are: FANTABULOUS!!!! No left foot pain AT ALL while I have them on. This is like a miracle to me as that darn foot has hurt every day for the last 13 years! Finally some relief. I would highly recommend them to anyone have plantar faschitis problems.
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    Does your employer recognize "Nurse's Day"?

    After 3 years of hinting around, they "got" it. Had lunch and received a beautiful boquet.
  14. Shamrock

    Job Predictor

    I'm a Prime Minister but they failed to specify of which country!! Hmmm, maybe over ribs. :)
  15. Shamrock

    Gender.........

    Funny! :rotfl:
  16. Shamrock

    Z-coil shoes

    Thanks everyone. I'm going to Wichita in a couple of weeks and intend on finding a store to try them out. They do look odd but who gives a flip. I'd wear mattresses on my feet if it got rid of the pain!
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