Good Saturday Morning 5/22/04

  1. Good morning everyone. First and foremost, I have to say that my prayers go out to Richard and his family. May his dr's find out what is going on and fix it, may he heal quickly and may he find some stress relief for his whole home situation. Get back here quickly Richard!!!! I am saddened beyond belief that someone as young as he is has had a heart attack and could not believe my eyes this morning when I saw it on my screen. There's sick Richard with lots of love around him from all of us! LOL! one can watch their children all the time. It's pure insanity to think that. Were you here when Trey took off on me to go around the block? I was right there and he did it under my nose! I think it's great that you will have your step-son for the summer...does this mean he is moving in with you guys permanently?

    Fran...I'm glad that you had such a nice birthday. You deserve it! I'm not a key lime person. I much prefer Banana Cream. I think a cemetary picnic sounds like fun! LOL! I must be a little mad too! the 51 credits that you need are part of the pre-med routine? or am I confused? once these credits are accomplished, you can go straight to med school?

    Liza...LOLOLOL @ the cemetary!!!! Sounds like you have has some serious stress going on the last few days. I'm sorry your interview didn't go well. ((((((Liza)))))))

    Dear Lord I am just getting to the nursery rhyme part!!!! How come you guys have all the fun when I'm not here? I knew I should have come back last night before I went to bed!

    Diana...I love to read the old tombstones too. We have a super old cemetary in our city that I would love to go spend some time in by myself, reading.

    Nekhismom...I think it is great that all these nurses are deciding to go into medicine. I think dr's should have to be nurses before they go on to be dr's. As for your current job, I'm sorry that it has you so incredibly stressed out. Have you talked with anyone at the hospital about your concerns?

    Mickie....good luck to Dylan and the other kiddos today. Be sure to let us know how it goes for them!

    Now as for this: "dead people, vaginas and bbq all in one post...things are gettin a little strange around here :uhoh21: " It makes me love this thread even more!!! You guys are wonderful and I'm sending out a great big hug to each and every one of you. Richard is a perfect example that we just don't know what is going to happen at any given time.

    I am in such shock that I don't even have a question. I will think of one and post it in a few minutes.
  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    Okay, I'm more collected for the moment, so for the question today: are you a DNR? Have you done the paperwork or just discussed it with your SO or closest relative? What other "plans" have you made? Morbid, I know, but Richard got me thinking about it (that's how I come up with the QOD each day...just someone triggering something in my crazy mind! LOL!).
  4. by   suzanne4
    Not a DNR, but my family and friends on both sides of the ocean know that I do not want to be kept alive if I am not neurologically intact. On this side of the world, I don't have to worry....unfortunately The EMS system here is almost non-existant or could very well be, impossilbe for an ambulance to get thru due to motorcycle traffic that makes its own lanes. The street in front of my office is actually 3 lanes of cars each way, but there are seven lanes of motorcycles........... :uhoh21:

    Most of the ERs here are staffed by GP (general practitioner) which means that they have only completed a one year internship, most have had no residency training. There are no Emergency Medicine training programs over here..............perhaps that should be my next goal
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    Evening was your night out last night? (it was last night wasn't it? I'm sooo tired I can't keep it all straight! LOL!)
  6. by   ARmickie
    Good morning. I'm very surprised to hear of Richard's attack as well.. I knew something was strange when we didn't hear much from him yesterday. My dad was 36 when he had his first heart attack and bypass surgery. He's now 56 and has had several more, not to mention various other problems... but, he's still here!!

    I don't have a DNR order. My family knows what I do and don't want, but I was thinking the other day that I need to rewrite my will. When it was written, Jas and I weren't married... Someone in our family has died every year for the last six years. We've already dealt with the death this year of Jason's 23 yr old nephew. I have to say, that has been the hardest for the entire family.

    Well, I suppose the free moments I had this morning are now about to end, so it's time for me to get away fr om here and get Dylan out of bed. I love watching him play, but man I hate it when I know we're going to be playing ALL day. The boys will be soooo tired, and it's already pretty warm outside.. it will be horrible later in the day. At least maybe we'll have a few hours break in there, and we can come home. This tournament is here and so the baseball park is only 20 minutes away.

    But.. at least I got my first cup of coffee with you guys this morning! Have a good one.. will let you know how it goes..

  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from CNM2B
    Evening was your night out last night? (it was last night wasn't it? I'm sooo tired I can't keep it all straight! LOL!)
    The dinner was fabulous, as of the top Italian restaurants in Bangkok. And the show was great..................they kept us laughing the whole time, hard to do with Shakepeare but the did................just dead tired today, hope to make an early night of it..............
    and teaching again tomorrow afternoon.

    Have to fly to Penang, Malaysia for a new visa sometime over the next few days. Will have to stay for three nights due to the flights, only one in and one out. Really don't want to go...hate being away from my puppies for that long, even one night is too long....
    Hope that you have a great day....................
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Good to see you early this morning, Mickie! LOL! Have a great day with the kiddos playing! Good luck to them.
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    Glad you had a good time Suzanne! I really am envious of your life, sometimes.

    I'm outta here guys and gals. I hope everyone else checks in soon....and I hope you all have a fabulous day!

    I am fixing to scrub my kitchen floor and get my office dusted and wood floor cleaned. No one gave me any ideas for what they use on their wood floors....???? This particular one is hard wood but painted as well. I also have to run and get some groceries this morning so first on the agenda is a shower I guess! LOL! See you all soon!
  10. by   NursesRmofun
    [font=franklin gothic medium]good morning all! :kiss

    [font=franklin gothic medium]so sorry to hear about richard's problems and sending good thoughts for him and his wife.

    [font=franklin gothic medium]dnr. no. not a dnr. but my healthcare proxy, which is very important to fill out, is sitting on my counter in the kitchen!~ i have to get around to that soon....and also have my husband do his. it's just something we have to do for our own good!

    [font=franklin gothic medium]thanks for the thoughts re: the interview and my week, kim. it was a very hard week. but it's over. about the! :imbar
    [font=franklin gothic medium]i love reading the old and even new tombstones writing. i just like to try to feel the spirit of that person and imagine who they were.
    [font=franklin gothic medium]also, i love key lime pie and banana creme....especially a good homemade banana creme. but key lime is actually one of my favs! heehee.

    [font=franklin gothic medium]have a great weekend everyone!

  11. by   leslie :-D
    good morning everyone,

    re: richard....what a shock. the great chef is definitely going to have to stop cooking those creamy potatoes and cordon bleus...maybe we should head him in that direction of low fat cooking. and then the poor guy had to quit nsg school, trying to do and be all. it's not often that i am at a loss for words. furthermore it's a very helpless feeling when our instincts want to help in a situation but are thousands of miles away...., that's a very realistic and thought-provoking question. i suppose you're never too young, as richard has shown us. of course at this point in my life i would want to be coded but 40 yrs from now? no. if i received a life limiting dx? no. i think i'll let it be right now.

    murphy's oil soap for wooden floors kimmy. smells wonderful, effective and good for the environment.

    ok my camrades, i'm leaving now. don't really feel very chatty now.

    peace out, and let's be good to each other.

  12. by   nurseunderwater
    richard's wife - sending love and prayers to you. your family and our far away friend

    kim - ditto on the murphy's soap...
    school looks like this:

    General Chemistry (with lab)

    Chemistry 1A-B-C (or 2A-B-C) plus 1AL-BL-CL

    Organic Chemistry (with lab)

    Chemistry 107A-B (plus either Chemistry 108 or MCDB 110)


    Chemistry 130A-B-C


    Organic Lab: Chemistry 6A-B

    General Physics (with lab)

    Physics 6A-B-C plus 6AL-BL-CL

    (calculus-based physics can be substituted as appropriate)

    Biology (with lab)**


    plus the 5 series laboratories

    **(some medical schools require as much as one year of additional biology)


    One year, which should include introductory calculus

    Math 3A-B-C or

    Math 34A-B plus P/Stat 5A (or other variants)


    Most schools require one year, which may include any or all of our

    Writing 1-2-50 sequence (Writing 109 can be substituted for 3rd quarter). You might also consider an additional writing or literature course.

    In addition to the above requirements, many former students comment that the following courses are particularly valuable:

    Biochemistry (MCDB 108A-B-C or Chem 142 A-B-C)

    Genetics (MCDB 101A-B)

    Psychology courses

    Courses in ethics (e.g. Philosophy 7, Biomedical Ethics)

    Developmental Biology (MCDB 112)

    Clinical Internships (MCDB 182 or MCDB 184)


    dnr - advance directive - yes...another push from the universe to get it done...oh and a will also :uhoh21:
  13. by   Tweety
    Good morning.

    Two words: LIVING WILL
  14. by   Energizer Bunny
    Morning Liza, Leslie, Tweety and Kate.

    Kate, school sounds like it's going to be tough. More power to ya chickie. I can't imagine taking that on in this stage of my life, but I give you a ton of credit for doing it! okay, girl?