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Hillbilly RN

Hillbilly RN BSN

Now Retired- M/S and NICU Certified

Was in Peds 10 years, NICU 17 years, Med-Surg 16 years. Never stopped feeling the need to care for others. Today I tend wild animals from chipmunks to black bears.

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

Been a nurse 43 yrs. Been in NICU, Peds and Med/Surg. Came from CA to TN 18 yrs. ago. Still can't believe the change! By the way, if you read this far, I practiced in a 2 bed hospital here in NE TN. I do inpatients and outpatients and ED. Yep, only 2 beds so I can could give lots of patient centered care. Now I am retired and tend to my animals. My favorite is all the birds I have but care for all other furry creatures from chipmunks to a very big black bear that comes to my place every Spring. I live with my wife of 17 years who looks after me like you cannot believe. I am not as healthy as I could be. Diabetes, stage 5 CKD, obesity, HTN. I do not complain because all my conditions are no ones fault but my own and I take full responsibility and blame no one else.

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  1. Hillbilly RN

    Nurses Disciplined, Fired for Wearing Hospital-Issued Scrubs

    I have 6 pairs of navy blue scrubs sitting in my closet from the "old days" before I retired. Somehow admins across the country must have read some study that to dress workers in different colors makes it easier to identify a persons job and fell for it whole hog. What a bunch of BS. I could care less what a person taking care of me was wearing as long as the care they gave was "good" care.
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    Because of so many Covidiots, I expect that I will live out my final years masked when I go out in public. I am not sure a vaccine will ever be developed. I need to protect myself no matter what others do. I may be ridiculed but so be it. I do not wish to die prematurely because others do not take the consequences of their action seriously.
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    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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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    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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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    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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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    Thank You. I appreciate the information. You are most kind.
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    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.
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    I am sorry but I have no idea how I would go about PM to anyone. I looked for instructions but could find nothing. I would be more than happy to talk to you. Maybe you can tell me how I go about using PM?
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    Winters here in Mountain City have been very mild last few years. Johnson County is right on the border of Virginia and North Carolina. It is well known for retirement. It is 2500 feet in elevation. Very laid back here. I personally love it because it is so relaxing. Lots of trees and if you work at it, lots of wildlife. Also there is no income tax in TN at this time.Lots of open space for fishing, hunting, hiking,
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    I lived in CA for 53 years before moving here to NE TN. I lived in So Cal where it was all asphalt and concrete. I moved here to TN in 2002 because I met my future wife online. I was so lonely after my wife died that I could barely function. Here I have an 1.25 acres in a very small appalachian town. I tell people I have thousands of mouths to feed. I have squirrels galore, more bird types than I can count, I have deer, skunk, possum, fox, black bear and chipmunks. I sit quietly on patio and watch mother nature at it's best. This makes my retirement better than anything I could ever have imagined. I am a city boy and my wife is a born and bred country girl. She is so very protective of me and for this I am grateful. She says that she is so happy I no longer work in a hospital and I have to agree with her. You folks are now living in a world I could never have imagined. My hat is off to all of you. God Bless you all!!
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    My first wife died from complications of MS many years ago. The only treatment then was Betaseron which I made sure she was on. It was a very terrible time and I would not wish it on anyone. Please know I understand where you are coming from and will pray for you.
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    I am sorry you feel such animosity because I stated my feelings. I was just trying to communicate my anxiety and fear.
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    You may feel caviller about what should happen but for those like me, Covid-19 is a death sentence. It is something that here to for was not something you lived with everyday. Because some covidiot decides that they will flaunt common sense and go out in public without a mask or social distancing, I will lose my life. As far as I can see, in the future, I will be in my N95 mask with gloves on so as to protect myself as best I can. I understand that life must go on but you say return to normal. The old definition of normal is not the same definition as the future normal. I hope you understand that.
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    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    Your life sounds more like torture than something that is joyful. You must find something to bring you happiness because life without happiness is a fate worse than death. I am blessed to have an acre with more animals than I can count. My greatest joy is to sit on my patio and watch all the wildlife that comes to my property. Getting up before dawn to put out feed for them has become my reason for living. I pray that your situation ends soon and you find your happiness in the near future.
  16. I am a retired RN of 43 years experience. I have several comorbidities and have been isolated since this has started. With everything that has been said and all the research that has been done, there is still so much that is unknown about Covid-19. My wife has been the one who has gone out into the world to do the things that need to be done. She is always masked with an N95 and gloves and an overcoat. She strips down in the basement and showers down there before coming upstairs. I am afraid I will always be isolated for my own safety because it may not be possible to develop a vaccine. I never thought my life would take a turn like this in my retirement years. It is frightening to think about.
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