I want to appologise to everyone.

  1. Here I sit, ill with pnemonia, no school, no work, and alot of time to think, and look back at the threads I started.

    I was indeed trying to get advice, I was not attention seeking, even though I did come off that way.

    I do realize that I was being whiney, and some of my threads were redundant. I appologise for waisting your time.
    I understand that I have recently made a stupid mistake in starting smoking, and stealing ciggs from my parents. I confessed to my parents, and they said they wish I wouldn't smoke, but they were appriciative of my honesty. I do appriciate your concerns! I really do!

    I'm not going to be starting anymore threads for a while, because I obviously have alot of allnurses members understandably angry with me.

    I just wish you would see me as the 17 year old, really trying to make it in the medical field, not as the 17 year old that wants attention.

    Lets just start over, and I really am sorry for ofending anyone, or waisting anyones time. Please find it in your hearts to forgive me.

    Mandi
    Last edit by tattooednursie on Jan 24, '03
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Jay-Jay
    You're forgiven, Mandi, by me anyway!

    You've got pneumonia, you say?? GET OFF THOSE!@##$($%*%&!!! STUPID CANCER STICKS!!! I WON'T forgive you for wrecking your own health!
  4. by   plumrn
    Mandi, I'm so sorry you are sick with pneumonia. (I hope that means you have quit smoking?) I'm glad you talked with your parents. Being a teenager is really rough. Feel better, hon!
  5. by   Mkue
    Hope you feel better Mandi. We all make mistakes growing up as we are all human, we live and learn.

    Take Care
  6. by   tattooednursie
    Thank you for your forgivness. . . .

    I'm not going to talk about my status on whether I still smoke or not. I'm just going to keep that a secret until I made my mind up.
  7. by   Vsummer1
    AGAIN?! Mandi... what to say except... I hope you feel better and actually live up to your word this time.
  8. by   NurseShell
    Mandi...being "young" is SO HARD! I remember feeling like I was going a million directions all at the same time! I didn't know which way was up half the time! Here's the kicker...I didn't want to listen to those who had been in my shoes and survived...I didn't want their advice! I wanted to "do it myself" . Well, with hindsight being, 20/20 I WISH I had listened to them!! Let my piece of advice to you be this...if someone you respect/admire gives you advice...listen to them.

    All is forgiven! Tomorrow is another day!
  9. by   2banurse
    As someone who has just gotten over pneumonia, I know how awful you must feel. Although I am pretty much recovered from pneumonia, I'm experiencing more asthma-related symptoms. I would hate to think what I would be experiencing if I smoked.

    I think that a lot of us who may have been a little rough on you are forgetting that you are only 17. The fact that you are actively pursuing your nursing dreams by starting and working hard as a CNA, escapes us at times. I just wanted you to know, that I do admire your hard work ethic, and though your venting at times may seem whiny to some, I can imagine that it is not easy to find friends closer to your age, understanding all that you are doing. So if you need to vent and rant, do so...there are no apologies needed. For those who get frustrated, all they have to do is skip over these posts.

    Take care of yourself and feel better...you do have people here who care about you!

    Kris
  10. by   researchrabbit
    I remember 17. And I would not go back there for ANYTHING!

    Take care of yourself -- STAY AWAY from the cigarettes -- I have never yet met a smoker who didn't want to quit.
  11. by   duckie
    I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you do not choose to continue smoking. Just think what a great car you could have if you added the cost of those cigs up!!! You are loved here Mandi, we all just want you to grow up safe and happy and the advise that is given to you is given with those thoughts in mind. Take care, get better soon! Duckie
  12. by   RNConnieF
    I not only hated 17 myself I hated it for my 3 kids that have been there and intend to be under anesthesia for the 4th one. As for the smoking, go to "Freedom From Tobacco Quit Smoking Now" and read the posts. You need to see what a 20,30,40 year smoker who has quit has to say. Good Luck.
    Connie
    I have been quit: Three years, three weeks, 23 hours, 28 minutes and 26 seconds. 22359 cigarettes not smoked, saving $4,751.41. Life saved: 11 weeks, 15 hours, 15 minutes.
  13. by   PennyLane
    Mandi, I never really had a problem with your posts. You have accomplished a lot, and have a career goal, which is more than most 17-year olds have. The transition from a high-schooler living at home through moving out, taking care of things yourself is really hard. Getting a driver's license is the first in a bunch of big steps. But once you've got the license and are driving, you'll find it's a piece of cake.

    Hope you feel better. And from one former smoker who started around 16, please do yourself a favor and quit. I'm 27 now, and finally quit for good 1 1/2 years ago. I really wish I had stopped back when I was young--it would have been so easy then. The cravings are almost nonexistant. Pleeeeese stop!!! Plus it stinks and bothers other people. The nights that I've spent trying to fall asleep and convinced I've given myself lung cancer are too many to count. It's not worth it.
  14. by   hapeewendy
    dont need to apologize to me
    my only frustration is that you were not listening to the heartfelt advice that people here were trying to give you, but sometimes we dont listen adn we have to struggle on our own to fully understand and put things into perspective
    I hope your burdens are lightened and that you feel better soon

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