I'm GoodGuy's Friend and I want to be part of the family too!

  1. A little about me.
    My name is Joseph.
    I was paralyzed in a car accident when I was 13 months old. They said neither me or my mom would live but we did. I lived in the hospital for several years then was sent to a Rehab hospital in California called Ranch Las Amigos. I was there for awhile and then put in foster care. When I was about 13 one of my foster brothers locked me outside and wouldn't let me back in the house. I called my caseworker and told them I wanted to go home! My family would visit me from time to time and I thought I should be there with them. Well they said I was stable enough and would be able to take care of myself so they let me. Home was not exactly the way I imagined it would be, it was nothing like the foster homes where everything was all strict and everyone used good manners. Well as the years started to go by my brothers and sisters started moving out and it was finally just me and my mom and two other siblings. My mom developed heart problems and had an operation, I helped take care of her while she was recupperating until one morning when my brother found her.... and she had passed away.
    It was a very hard time. My immediate family seemed to be going in all sorts of directions.
    I got sick myself, an ulcer, and had to go into the hospital. They said it was caused from bacteria but I think, and Giuseppe agrees that stress had a lot to do with it. I was there for several months from the operation. I tried to live on my own after that but was too weak to take care of myself. Well I ended up moving in with an old friend of the family but that didn't exactly work out... so I called my caseworker and they put me in a facility. When I got there my nurse who was on duty said my pain medication was not in and that I couldn't get it til the pharmacy delivered it. My roomate at the time said ask to talk to Giuseppe and he will fix everything. I did talk to him and he got the doctor to give me something they had in stock til my medication was sent. We became best friends!
    Well since I came in I've started college. I was 8/10's from an A last semester for Math and this semester my computer teacher said if I do good on the final I will get an A for that class too. I won't know how I did until next week.
    I've started writing two stories, one is a childrens fantasy story about a boy in a wheelchair to teach kids about people who are different and the other is a more real life story about living in a health care facility.
    I also just won the presidency for resident council. I want to stand up for my facility and my new family.
    My life is going good!
    Well I better close this, I just wanted to introduce myself and be a part of the board too and since the administrator of the facility made me an honorary cna & nurse, I wanted to get the t shirt and got it, here I am! I already know most of you so I thought it's time you got to know me too!
    I'm not online in my room yet so I'll check in when he comes to work and can sneek me in to the office on their computer! Now don't tell on us!
    Last edit by 1HonoraryNurse on Dec 7, '02
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  2. 123 Comments

  3. by   nakitamoon
    welcome joseph!

    very glad to meet you,, look forward to reading your messages,,,
    welcome to allnurses,,, you all ready know,,,, it can be addicting!

    happy holidays ,,,,,,, ~kitamoon
  4. by   rebelwaclause
    Welcome Jospeh! Glad to have you....! (Epecially EASY on the eyes! hahahaha).....

    Wait a minute. Do you have a disabled placard in YOUR possesion?
    (I know nursegoody....BIG mouth rebel!) :chuckle
    Last edit by rebelwaclause on Dec 7, '02
  5. by   lisamct
    Welcome to Allnurses Joseph, hope to hear lots from you. Best get online quick cause you'll find this site deeply addictive

    Lisa
  6. by   nursegoodguy
    that's my boy! :d
    now you're on the board! remember what i told you... if i have any problems from you, i know where you live and you could wake up with the most lovey little lady giving you big smootches all over your face! hahahaaa

    edited to say: what i meant to say was, i'm so glad you're here with me! signed: the proud evil step father!
  7. by   sunnygirl272
    welcome to the family!!!! :kiss
    i think you will fit in just fine, but you will know for certain when we start including you in our creative gossip sessions....heeheee...ask giuseppe about the linen closet.....:chuckle
  8. by   nursegoodguy
    Him ask Me????
    Okay I didn't want to embarass him but.... When it comes to linen closets Joseph wrote the BOOK! You should just see him trying to maneuver his w/c in there.... OMG! I know right where to look, (if I'm brave enough) when we can't find him!
    Haha... he can't post anything to this until I get to work! He will have such a reputation by then! :chuckle
  9. by   Jenny P
    Holy cats, Joseph! You just registered today and you've already posted 12 messages BEFORE noon! Don't forget to let Giuseppe online occasionally too! We would hold that against you if you don't let him online too!
    Welcome to THE BB!
  10. by   rebelwaclause
    originally posted by nursegoodguy
    that's my boy! :d
    -the proud evil step father!
    awwww, how proud and slurpy, in a loving manner! (hehehe)...:d
  11. by   nursegoodguy
    Originally posted by Jenny P
    Holy cats, Joseph! You just registered today and you've already posted 12 messages BEFORE noon! Don't forget to let Giuseppe online occasionally too! We would hold that against you if you don't let him online too!
    Welcome to THE BB!
    I showed him how to post and he needed 10 so he could get his avatar customized!
    I told him, "It's not like anyone will really want to see your ugly face! And besides, I don't need the competition!"
    I can see I am going to have to hide the office key in a better place though......
  12. by   WashYaHands
    Welcome, Joseph. I look forward to reading your posts

    Linda
  13. by   Sleepyeyes
    awesome, joseph!!!! welcome to the allnurses fam!!!!!!
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Dec 7, '02
  14. by   SandyB
    Welcome Joseph. What are you studying in college?

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