I Just Have to Say Something

  1. I've been on allnurses.com for awhile now. And I've participated on other BB's on the web. This is the best forum by far. You can be heck-fired angry at someone on one thread, and happily laugh out loud with them on another, holding no grudges. For that I'd like to say thanks..... :kiss , to everyone.

    Just think, if there could be an allworldleaders.com where Sharon and Arafat could hack away on their issues in one thread, and laugh about potty-training their kids together in another. President Bush and Saddam Hussein curse each other out on one thread, and :chuckle about Lyle Lovett's hair together on another. I know that sounds silly, but I think you know what I mean.

    Anyway, thanks, all...
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Brownms46
    I think we all do Las VegasRN...but I think we're a different breed...all of us caregivers...
  4. by   nursedawn67
    That's what makes us great nurses and great friends.
  5. by   live4today
    You are so right, LasVegasRN! This is without a doubt the BEST nursing website I've ever discovered! We are a mature, kind, understanding, sometimes overstressed, crazy, PMSing (at times), humorous, witty, mad at the world (at times), loving, compassionate, and wise bunch of health care providers - mainly nursing students and nurses - on the web. :kiss Brian created a great site, and the good hearted nurses checked it out, and now we're addicted bigtime! Because of this site, we are able to vent our worst frustrations, have our tantrums of 'sibling' rivalry and come back hugging and kissing each other, share our funniest times, our worst times, our crazy moments, our relationship issues, make fun of ourselves, disagree with one another, and cry together all in the same 'click' of the mouse. Who would have thunk it for a site so massive as this! This is my second home...literally...because right now I am at home most of the time due to my health, but this board offers me a lot of encouragement, hope, love, and motivation to not give up...one day I'll be back on the "force" of nursing. I recommend this site every chance I get which is why I can't wait to receive my Allnurses baseball jersey and baseball cap so I can proudly wear it for others to see. I've already been stopped numerous times with questions regarding another site I use to visit simply because they see me wearing that site's T-shirt (yes, it was a free T-shirt, so why not wear it). Anyhoo...I love telling people about this site. Thanks goes to Brian Short for making his brain child come true here on Allnurses.com. :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Jun 18, '02
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    Amen!
    I must say, this board is very therapeutic; I'd be absolutely nuts if not for you all! I've learned SOOOO MUCH!!
    And of course, whenever I see a stressed-out, confused nurse--I give them my Rx--the url to this board.
    Thanks Brian; I so appreciate you for getting us together and helping us network and support one another. You're terrific! :kiss
  7. by   Brownms46
    " now we're addicted bigtime!" Can we all say ...Duh...:chuckle I have already almost become a hermit..glued to this site :roll Luv ya Renee, allnurses.com, and love being able to share even when I'm pmsing..:chuckle.
  8. by   RNIAM
    I think that is why we all come here. We know we can at least speak our minds. We may have disagreements, but we go beyond it and even, sometimes see each others point of view. The best part of this bb is if we just can't stand someone we can always ignore
  9. by   Hardknox
    Brian is just great. He is on top of all the trolls that try to disrupt things. He has thought provoking posts and polls and brings new innovations to the site. My hubby sees me on allnurses and says "Not again!"

    By the way, Renee, I want to tell you how brave I thought you were sharing with everyone your hx of abuse on the pedophilia thread. I hope it gave some of the skeptics a new perspective.
    Last edit by Hardknox on Jun 18, '02
  10. by   live4today
    Ahhhhhhhh...thanks a lot for the encouraging words, Hardknox. :kiss It's not an easy thing to do, but it is something that must be discussed, and who better to try and open an awareness about it than the ones who have suffered at the hands of the abusers. Thanks for your kindness!
  11. by   l.rae
    You all are great...not only a thanks to Brian...but to ALL of you.................................LR
  12. by   Fgr8Out
    Just adding my own 2 cents....

    What I like about this site is that, even when one of us says something that just makes another's skin crawl... or gets the hairs on the back of our neck standing straight up... and even if we vent our disagreement or frustration at such comments... it's not in an attempt to step on a fellow Nurse.... Just releasing our stress.

    To any on this site who I may have offended or whose feelings I may have trampled, my profound apologies. I'm human and need to vent on occasion, too.
    Last edit by Fgr8Out on Jun 19, '02
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I was lucky that this was the first nursing site I ever "stumbled upon." I've never even had the desire to look for another one!
    Actually, my hubby found it for me. I was very computer illiterate and quite scared of our new machine, and he was trying to get me on. He said "looky here, it's a nursing site!"

    And the rest is history....

    You guys are all the greatest!

    Heather
  14. by   RNforLongTime
    I found allnurses.com when we first got our computer. I went to ask.com and asked about nursing websites and this was the first one to come up. Have talked to some great people. We used to meet regularly in the chat room after working second shift. Some I still talk to and others only thru the boards. I rarely visit the OTHER board. Don't like their discussion groups.

    Waiting to find out about Cedar Point! Washed my allnurses.com t-shirt and was disappointed to notice a tiny hole in the front of the t-shirt! Hope it don't get bigger!

    This is by far the BEST WEBSITE FOR NURSES!

    Thanks Brian and staff! Keep up the good work! Since I became a member, it's gotten better and better!

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