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  1. messymissy

    End of life liquid meds vs crushed

    OP, I just want to say how terribly sorry I am for the way your sisters passing was dealt. I myself am dealing with a sister (only one) who has a terminal diagnosis. I am so fearful that her death will be treated the same way. My advice is to file as many grievances/complaints that you can. Maybe you complaints will prevent these things from happening to another person.
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    could get fired!

    Great pink Floyd song!
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    Struggling - its not fair.

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I am sorry, but I have no other words to express. It's not fair, how cruel and unfair life can be at times.
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    5-year-old chooses heaven over hospital

    My thoughts on this are, the parents are coping with guilt of no longer providing medial care to prolong the inevitable death of their precious child. By letting their 5 year old make the choice, it won't be the parents making the decision. Discontinuing futile medical care has got to be a difficult decision for any parent to make. If the child makes the choice for the parent. Then maybe it alleviates some of the pain for these parents. I'm not saying it's right. But it's just my take on this story. My thoughts are with this family, it's truly a very sad story.
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    8/22 What I learned this week....

    Ooh I love my old over weight boxer. I don't think I could have handled 2 boxers with all the spazy energy they have. Boxers are such awesome dogs, I'm sure you will enjoy raising those 2 beautiful fur babies.
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    This week, I have learned..... (8/1)

    Help moving my first child of 3 out of the house and into her first apartment was more draining physically, rather than mentally. I was strong and did not cry. She did text me first this morning, just to say hi. Now that made me cry, she misses me as much as I miss her. Now cleaning up her old room will take a lot of work.
  7. I feel your pain and I'm very sorry to hear about this recent injury. I took suffer from RSD in my BLE and lumbar area. I also have moderate to severe RA to just about every joint in my body. I'm only 40. I had to leave nursing in 2011. The ups and downs of RSD are so very frustrating. Every time we start a new treatment, I have high hopes of relief, that relief never comes. I to so badly want to go back into nursing. But after 3 years of intensive aggressive treatments and the advice of my doctor, I am applying for disability. The application process is a beast itself. I just recently retained an attorney, he feels he can win my case. I am very sorry you had this set back. Be positive, maybe once this new injury heals, you will be able to take that refresher coarse and get back into nursing. I have wanted to start a thread pertaining to nurses with RSD, but haven't due to fear of no response. One of these days I will. I just keep going through old threads, hoping to gain some insight. I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery. Peace MM MissyRN
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    My own personal hell.

    I am so sorry for your loss. It will get better with time. Give yourself time to grieve and seek out support. You don't have to go through this alone. MissyRN
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    suspended for doing the right thing...

    OP, I am very sorry that you had to ask to be removed from this child's school nurse. You seemed to really cared for this child. I'm sorry if you have felt attacked in this thread. I have learned so much from this thread. I thought I had a pretty good understanding of DM. Boy was I wrong. Thank you for starting this thread. I, and I'm sure many others learned a lot from this thread.
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    hiding piercing holes?

    Or you can just leave it be. I got a job in the ER fresh out of school. Piercings, tattoos and all. Even worked with several other nurses that looked the same as me. Some places are more understanding (chill) when it comes to that. Some are not. It's your choice to make. But I would not close up your Monroe. Peace. MM
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    It takes a lot to make me angry.

    You are such a awesome husband to stand up for your wife that way. Not every man would do that. Pat yourself on the back, you did good.
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    Help? I regret this career choice?

    Most out patient same day surgery centers have weekends off. The hours may not be 9-5, but the nurses generally only work an 8 hour shift. Maybe something to look into. Most doctor offices around my parts only hire MA's, which is truly pathetic.
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    Wishing we all were understood

    Very well written. I will have DH read this. Even though I am a ER nurse, you detailed so many of the same situations I see on any given shift. Maybe your words will give some insight to my husband & family. Thank you.
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    Increase in Autism Diagnosis

    My son was diagnosed with ASD a little more than 15 years ago. He is textbook Aspberger's. We know that my SIL is autistic, so we feel confident in the notion that the "autism gene" was passed down. Back about 15 years ago, ( lived in CA) we were invited to participate in a study UCLA was doing. They were trying to find a link between pregnant mothers, positive AFP test results and autism. I was 19 when I had my son. But due to having to relocate, we were not able to participate in the study. I've always wondered if they ever did the study, and what the results were.
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    Hospitals and diversion

    Diversion??? There is no such word according to my facility.