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hppygr8ful ASN, RN, EMT-I

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hppygr8ful has 19 years experience as a ASN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life).


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

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    Today June 20, 21

    Thought you all might like to see what I have been working on this weekend! I installed the Misters and did some planting and cleaning! Now to the Father's day dinner preparations. Hppy
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    Bath time

    We got it done with both of us soaked to the skin before we were done 😀
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    Florence In My Time

    She was also continually frustrated by the fact she was dependent on men to implement her ideas. When she put toward the idea of cleaning the wards at Scutari she was shot down by the military (male) hierarchy and was told if she wanted the hospital cleaned she would have to do it herself. She was extremely critical of nurses who didn’t rise to her standard of perfection and had no tolerance for work she saw as sub-standard. When she opened the Nightingale school she constantly lamented the lack of qualified candidates. She was looking for people who had the same selfless desire and Devine calling the she possessed. When looking at her life and alternating episodes of boundless energy followed by profound lethargy that left her bed ridden coupled with her claim the God revealed her path to her may have been evidence of a mental illness such as bi- polar disorder. No doubt she was a remarkable woman especially considering the paternalistic Victorian ideals of how a woman should act but she would not have accomplished all she did without the help of male benefactors. I will come back and cite my source later as I am typing this on my phone. Hppy
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    Yes, Employer Can Require Covid Vaccine

    There is some controversy among devout practicing Catholics that vaccines utilizing fetal cells should not be used as it would promote and condone abortion. In reality the WI-38 and MRC-5 cell strains used to develope the MMR, Smallpox and other vaccines were obtained from electively aborted foetuses in Sweden in 1962 and the UK in 1966. "Two embryonic cell lines have been used to develop COVID-19 vaccines: human embryonic kidney cells called HEK 293 and human embryonic retinal cells called PER.C6. The PER.C6 cell line is from an elective abortion in the Netherlands in 1985, and the HEK 293 cell line comes from an undisclosed source (either spontaneous miscarriage or elective abortion) in the Netherlands in about 1972." Some Catholics refuse vaccines due to this while others remain deeply conflicted as to how getting the vaccine can be a violation of church law with regard to the sanctity of human life and elective abortion. Pope Francis has released a statement with regard to how a practicing Catholic should respond to vaccines of this type and especially the Vaccine against Covid- 19. He states, “when ethically irreproachable Covid-19 vaccines are not available”, it is “morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process.” While I am no longer a practicing Catholic I was raised to believe that the Pope speaks as the infallible voice of God on earth. So if one relies on the Pope for instriction and interpretation of God's will then there should be no moral objection to vaccines derived from these human fetal cells. The Pope goes on to say, "The morality of vaccination, depends both on the duty to protect one’s own health and the pursuit of the common good. “In the absence of other means to stop or even prevent the epidemic, the common good may recommend vaccination, especially to protect the weakest and most exposed.” There really is no barrier that Catholics in good conscience from being vaccinated against Covid-19 or many of the earlier vaccine also derived from Human fetal cell lines. I hope that clears this up. Hppy Alessondra T Speidel Postdoctoral Researcher. (2021, May 25). Cells from human foetuses are important for developing vaccines – but they're not an ingredient. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/cells-from-human-foetuses-are-important-for-developing-vaccines-but-theyre-not-an-ingredient-157484. Vatican CDF says use of anti-Covid vaccines "morally acceptable". Vatican News. (2020, December 21). https://www.vaticannews.VA/en/vatican-city/news/2020-12/vatican-cdf-note-covid-vaccine-morality-abortion.html.
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    Today

    So spent time this am workin in the greenhouse fixing the misting sytem and transplanting some seedlings to a larger area. The old dog has now taken up residence in there because the mister makes it cooler. I need to go to the garden store though for more dirt! My husband thinks it's funny that I buy dirt! He doesn't understand the concept of soil needing to be fed to gain nutritional value for plants, The next box I am planting will have salad greens and carrots and other nice things to pop into a salad. Gotta get my melon's in to. Lucky for me California has a long growing season, Hppy
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    For pagan nurses, is "Happy solstice" the right expression?

    On the subject of Soltices the Summer Soltice is coming on June 20 th. This marks the approximate 1 st third of the growing season. Crops have been planted and are well on their way to Midsommer which is a time for fertility rights as well as the title to a really odd creepy movie. In older nomadic and pagan cultures midsommer or Mid Summer was the traditional time for Summer meetings, where people would travel on foot to a designated meeting place to trade, tell stories, engage in courtship and Summer matrimonials. These are best described in the Earth's Children Series by Jean Auel. These are fictional works with lots of theoretical information about how early cultures on the European Continent lived. These early cultures were mostly hunter gatherers and the journey two and from the Summer meeting place was a chance to gather food and goods not readily avaiable in their home ranges, It also formed an opportunity to gather memories to sustain through the long Winter ahead. Any thoughts to share.
  7. I am glad to hear you are finding balance - There are anumber of informative hobby forums in the breakroom that might interest you. Gardening, cooking, animals etc.... Hppy
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    Senior Pet Blues!

    Well I certainly can't pay that much out of pocket for a dog that's the equivilent of a 116 year old person. But they have Cyclosporine solution for dogs on Chewy.com for $48.00 which I could afford. Human medicines are more expensive because big pharm gets away with it. The next hurdle is her skin - so it's supposed to be over 100 degrees today and I am making up some oatmeal and baking soda wash. Hppy
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    Senior Pet Blues!

    Well I certainly can't pay that much out of pocket for a dog that's the equivilent of a 116 year old person. But they have Cyclosporine solution for dogs on Chewy.com for $48.00 which I could afford. Human medicines are more expensive because big pharm gets away with it. Hppy
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    Nursing Staffing Post COVID Quagmire...

    I'd say that the beratement is about equal with New Grads and Seasoned Nurses often sniping at eachother. One group (freshly minted) thinks they know it all and the other knows what the text books don't tell you which is that when the "Best Practices fail" It's time to unclog a G-tube with warm 7 up. I have been on both ends of this spectrum. Had some outstanding preceptors and had tried as often as possible to pay it forward. I never shy away from being a preceptor which I see many seasoned nurses doing. We can't bring along a next gen of nurses to work beside us and fill our shoes if we are not supporting teaching and yes continuing to learn in the process. Hppy
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    Bath time

    I am about to go do battle with Lady Diana. My rescue dog needs a bath and she absolutely hates water. Wish me luck. Hppy
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    Yes, Employer Can Require Covid Vaccine

    Had to look it up but spot on my friend!
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    Nursing Staffing Post COVID Quagmire...

    Interesting plan however you will soon find yourself without employment as excessive call-off are only tolerated for so long. No employee is so good that they won't be let go under these circumstances. Hppy
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    Nursing Staffing Post COVID Quagmire...

    I tookk a month long LOA/Vacation last February and am so glad I did. It had been planned for almost a year and I was going to cancel but decidedto put the O2 mask on myself first! Hppy
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    How can a nurse attorney help someone with their license?

    You had me until the patient's plotting conspiracy theory came up. What possible motive could two patient's have in plotting to ruin a stranger's career by making accusations of sexual misconduct. I am not saying you did anything wrong or otherwise but the last sentence is such a reach I am dumbfounded. Just how did your co-worker overhear this? Were these patient's in the same room? Were the patient's just yucking it up with high five and eye winks "Yeah we'll fix that nurse but good!" I don't want to discuss any other circumstances here as I am sure you have been advised by your attorney! Remember anything you say on a public forum is discoverable in a court of law. My best wishes go out to you. Hppy