Are we all like and extended family here...

  1. I know this sounds strange but I find myself worrying about this or that situation with what is going on with the other posters on this board...
    When I go to bed I wonder if he or she is going to be okay in that meeting tomorrow... (or whatever is going on in the different threads...)
    The more you read of others posts you get a feeling of family.
    I don't think I am alone in this so how about the rest of you!
    Do you worry about your fellow posters too or get excited for them when something good happens?

    Giuseppe
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
    I find myself happy when other posters are glad, and feel the pain of others when they are hurting. I know I can come here to share, come here to listen, and come here to laugh and feel at home. The fact that you can be heck-fired angry at someone in one thread and laugh out loud with them in another shows that we are definitely a family. :angel2:
  4. by   alwaysthere
    i know i can come here and there will always be a post that relates to my life , the people here understand...when all the normals are looking at me like i have three heads...
    :roll
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    There are many here whose posts I follow a bit more than others.
    I am interested in their victories, insecurities, humor and other trials and tribulations.
    NurseGoodGuy, You are one whose posts I follow.
    I hope thats ok.
    -Russell
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Me too Rusty?

    This is kinda like an extended family for me. Have ya noticed 20,000 members, but probably how many of us are regular posters? Are we like the "old-timers." Are we the regulars in the bar called allnurses.com?

    Definately people that I follow more closely than others. Some people I read a thread just to see what they said. Some people I don't read a thread I normally would just because they posted. (J/K) And I love learning new things about all of you! You guys are like characters in a book that never ends. New plots, dramas, humor, sadness, and sexual frustrations come up everyday.

    What would I do without you all? Probably work more...

    Heather
  7. by   thisnurse
    can i be the crazy aunt?

    i consider the people here to be my family. i worry too and when i find myself really stuck or at wits end i come here.
    cuz i loves you guys:kiss
  8. by   nursejws
    We're definitely like an extended family here! I always wonder who's going to respond to what, and what happens here or there. I'm still waiting to hear if the 14y/o got her belly button pierced. :chuckle Heather, have you cooked that turkey yet? It's the end of June, plenty of time to practice for Thanksgiving.

    I sit here and read this message board during the day and wait for the phone call offering me a job. Coming here also keeps me focused on becoming a nurse and this place is so full of information. Sometimes it's TMI, but hey, there's always room for a smile and/or a laugh.

    Back in '98, after my divorce, I spent a lot of time online in one chat room. These people were my friends, and I had never met them, and never was there one single person in that chat room in Dallas, or even Texas! Eventually, we all got a life and out of the chat room, but I still keep in touch with about 5 of them. We had a get together once in Cleveland...we didn't do anything but have water gun fights in the hotel room, go to dinner, drink beer, smoke cigarettes, and laugh. OMG, it was the best time I've ever had! I became good friends with a guy(from Utah) on that trip, and we still talk everyday via email and have since we returned home from the trip. I think that was 1999. We're such an odd couple too...he's hot, I'm not. He's got long blonde hair, I don't. But we're a year a part, we were divorced within months of each other, and we get along well. He's my best friend, well, besides hubby, and I've only met him once! We can talk about anything...and I do mean anything. For a guy who is all that and a bag of chips, he is so down to earth. He's the only person who can tell me I'm being an azz, without me getting all defensive. I wish he would move to Dallas! Fat chance now, he's got two college aged guys sharing his house...now fraternity house.

    Okay, I went off on a tangent...AGAIN! :kiss
    Last edit by nursejws on Jun 27, '02
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    And a further example...

    This HAS to be the last place I visit before I turn off the computer. Of course it also HAS to be the first place I go when I turn it on.

    By the time I respond to all the threads I want to, it's usually time to hit refresh, start over, and respond to the responses to my response!

    AAGGGGGHHHH!

    Heather
  10. by   l.rae
    originally posted by obnurseheather
    and a further example...

    this has to be the last place i visit before i turn off the computer. of course it also has to be the first place i go when i turn it on.

    by the time i respond to all the threads i want to, it's usually time to hit refresh, start over, and respond to the responses to my response!

    aaggggghhhh!

    heather
    yes!! l know exactly what you mean...l need a ''help! i'm on allnurses.com web site and i can't log off" button.....you all do seem like family, l think of you often, wander what you are up to...you all are wonderful!!....lr
    Last edit by l.rae on Jun 27, '02
  11. by   Sleepyeyes
    Yes, definitely like family==who understands nurses.
    Thank you all; I've been a little crazy lately because (can I whine?) I haven't been able to go back to work and you guys are definitely keeping me sane.
    I know if it turns out that I won't be able to work again, you'll all be there for me, too.
  12. by   CEN35
    used to think so but does wonder..............

    me
  13. by   RNinICU
    I've only been posting here for a few months, but feel like I know some of the other members as well as I know any of my non-Internet friends. I too come to the boars every day just to see who has posted, and what is going on in the other members' lives. It feels good to communicate with others who share the same experiences and opinions I do.
  14. by   TaraER-RN
    I just recently have started responding to threads..but there is a sense of family here...because everyone here can understand my daily frustrations! Thats so nice to know, and makes me glad I found this website!

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