ok, Duckie.. that's ENOUGH !!!

  1. Hey Duckie !!!

    Ever since you got all those new ducks, you haven't been around here much lately ! Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh !!!

    What? We're simply tossed aside now, in favor of your NEW friends ? Were those ducks so alluring, you have been having just a little TOO much fun, perhaps? Huh. huh ?

    WHASSUP ?

    Come out and play !

    No more ducks for you.......
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  3. by   duckie
    Well......here's the scoop. I've been kidnapped by this very sexy quacker and even though I'm being held against my will, he's being so good to me, I thought perhaps I might hang around after we collect the bounty he's askin' for my return.haha Actually, I've been working tons of overtime because the Skilled Care unit is now open and I'm getting home very late and am so tired I just fall into bed. Usually I am on the computer in the morning before I go to work but the past few days I've been sleeping in. So, this little duck begs forgiveness and I promise on Mon. & Tues. when I'm off, I'll pester the dickens outta ya!!! I owe you a PM, haven't forgotten you good buddy!!!! Thanks for missing me, that means a lot to know that someone notices when I'm not around for a few days. I'm going to love this new position and it's giving me the chance to use more of my skills, I like that!!! Have a great day and remember this duck thinks that everyone on this BB is special and I remember all of you when I pray. Hugs to all!!!!!! Duckie
  4. by   Jenny P
    Hey Duckie, what's this about a new position???? Did I miss something? Please tell us.
  5. by   tattooednursie

    Hey Duckie, Just out of curiosity, how did you come up with the name duckie? I think its cute.
  6. by   duckie
    Hi everyone!!!!! I'll answer both questions, thanks for asking!!! First off, my facility was going to open a Skilled Care Wing and administration asked me to be the 2nd shift charge nurse. That was a "high" all in itself but they even gave me extra $ and good compliments. Made me feel appreciated, and we all know that doesn't happen often. I'm not stupid, throw a dog a bone and he's yours for life! haha I really don't mind because sometimes I think I need all my residents as much as they need me, we complete each other. That's okay cause from where I sit, this is a step up and I love the challenge. Right now we're in the phase of filling up the beds and that means lots of OT but I don't mind. I love what I do and with my daughters wedding coming up, I can use the extra funds. Now, for the nickname Duckie....that is a story that started many years ago. My real father and my Mom were divorced just after I was born. My real dad was full blooded Indian and that has always hurt me for there is a part of me that I will never know about because he was not a good man and even when I was older I didn't want him in my life because I couldn't get passed the things he did to my Mom and that he just walked out of our lives like I didn't matter. My Mom had a very hard life but always took care of me the very best she could. Well, in the late 60's my Mom remarried a wonderful man. I loved him with all my heart immediately and even at the age of soon to be 46, I am a Daddy's girl and everyone knows it. After they had been together a short time, I loved him so much that calling him by his name just didn't feel right, so I asked him if I could call him "Daddy". His response was, "Why I think that would be "just Ducky" and ever since that day I have beed called Duckie by all family, and even the generations that have been born since call me Aunt Duckie, I've also even beed called Nurse Duckie at times. It just feels good inside to still be Daddy's little girl, I needed a dad for so long. It also serves another purpose now. My Mom is 72 and has Alzheimers. She cannot always remember my name, but she never forgets who her Duckie is and I send her tons of cards with "Suzy Ducken" on it from Suzy's Zoo in CA. I collect anthing with cartoon type duckies on it and send it to my Mom on a card weekly. I decorate the outside of the envelope with stickers and Daddy says she tears it open like a little kid at Christmas time. Her disease process makes me sad but I do thank God I have this one special little way to still get through to her, if at least just for a bit longer. Part of my depression was linked to my dealing with another loss and with Mom's illness. But thank God, through lots of prayer and the proper medication, I am doing better than I have in probably over 20 years, mentally that is! haha I still have the aches and pains of my age but my right knee feels great since getting the cortisone injection and I am going to get one in my Left knee too. Well, see what happens, you ask a couple of simple questions and get the story of my life.....sorry about that! I just want everyone on this board to know that I really do love and appreciate you for all the times you have held me up when I was falling. Without you and God, I would have given up. There is never a day that passes that I do not ask God to protect my cyber brothers and sisters for we really are a family here, but I have to confess, I think our "Daddy Brian" is quite the looker!!!! Is that considered incestuous thoughts??? Hummmmmmm.........Well, I am from West Virginia and my daughter did once marry her uncle(my second husbands brother) so for awhile, I was my daughters sister-in-law and my son-in-law was also my brother-in-law, which in return my husband was his own brothers father-in-law.......now if that don't leave you scratching you heads, nothing will........love to all and have a "Duckie" kind of day cause it's really great in my world!!!!
  7. by   duckie
    Originally posted by Jenny P
    Hey Duckie, what's this about a new position???? Did I miss something? Please tell us.

    By the way, your grandmother was indeed a wise woman!!!!
  8. by   jnette
    Welcome back, Duckaroo !!!

    Good to hear from you again. So happy for you about your new position, and what it means to you AND your patients ! I know that feeling.. as much as I'd like to get out and learn/practice some other skills now that I have my degree, I can't imagine leaving my dialysis patients whom I've seen 3x a week for the past 5 years. I love them dearly...and they consider us "family" as well.

    While you're getting things squared away there, don't forget your own health ! Don't burn yourself out.

    I loved reading about your family... thank you for sharing.

    :kiss
  9. by   duckie
    Originally posted by jnette
    Welcome back, Duckaroo !!!

    Good to hear from you again. So happy for you about your new position, and what it means to you AND your patients ! I know that feeling.. as much as I'd like to get out and learn/practice some other skills now that I have my degree, I can't imagine leaving my dialysis patients whom I've seen 3x a week for the past 5 years. I love them dearly...and they consider us "family" as well.

    While you're getting things squared away there, don't forget your own health ! Don't burn yourself out.

    I loved reading about your family... thank you for sharing.

    :kiss

    Right back at cha' babe!!!!!:kiss :kiss :kiss
  10. by   night owl
    You mean if I go and get cortisone injections to my left and right hips, left and right shoulders, lower lumbar region and my left elbow I'll be as good as new?????? D@mn, where's that phone, I'll call right now for an appointment if it were only that simple!
    That was a nice story on how you got your name, but the brother and sister in law thing really made my head spin! :spin: I'm glad you're enjoying your new unit and position, but remember, you're just getting over pneumonia so please take care of yourself! Those things have a way of kicking you right in the...bumm as you already know. (((hugs))) to you!
  11. by   tattooednursie
    That is awesome Duckie!
    I am glad that your life is going good for you now! I am sorry to hear about your mom though. I need to get a nick name that is nice . . . All the nicknames I have ever had were from my fellow firefighters making fun of me lol. They call me spider because during a business meeting I litterally flipped out because there was a spider on me. I was jumping up and down screaming and crying then I was running circles around the building yelling and rolling on the ground. I think the spider was off the first time I jumped up and down, but you never can be too safe. I'll tell you, it was a BIG spider.

    Also, I am called monster, because I am one when I et angry. They say I walk around beet red, bow legged, and with my shoulder hunched after we get cancled on an EMS run, or at the hospital when too many call lights are going off.

    I used to go by mouse, which I liked alot, when I was littl and cute, now I'm big fat and ugly, so they dropped that name.

    Oh yes, and I commonly go by, The Whiner, at work. That is self explanitory though.
  12. by   duckie
    Originally posted by FutureRN_Mandi
    That is awesome Duckie!
    I am glad that your life is going good for you now! I am sorry to hear about your mom though. I need to get a nick name that is nice . . . All the nicknames I have ever had were from my fellow firefighters making fun of me lol. They call me spider because during a business meeting I litterally flipped out because there was a spider on me. I was jumping up and down screaming and crying then I was running circles around the building yelling and rolling on the ground. I think the spider was off the first time I jumped up and down, but you never can be too safe. I'll tell you, it was a BIG spider.

    Also, I am called monster, because I am one when I et angry. They say I walk around beet red, bow legged, and with my shoulder hunched after we get cancled on an EMS run, or at the hospital when too many call lights are going off.

    I used to go by mouse, which I liked alot, when I was littl and cute, now I'm big fat and ugly, so they dropped that name.

    Oh yes, and I commonly go by, The Whiner, at work. That is self explanitory though.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do not refer to yourself as big, fat and ugly!!!! When you do, that is an insult to our Heavenly Father for He created us all to be very special, one of a kind masterpieces!!! In God's eyes and to anyone that knows you, including all of us here, you are special and I for one am hurt to hear such a kind and precious person use those terms to describe themselves. I too, am plump, but if that offends anyone, they have the right not to be around me. I am cute and adorable, I love everyone and if that's not enough....oh well, I didn't need them anyways!!!! You are too special to too many people to say these nasty things about yourself......so go stand in a corner while there, write 500 times, "I am special because God made me that way!" Seriously, please remember, you are special and loved by many, think better of yourself because we do!!!!:kiss :kiss I am taking good care of myself and am going to the doc tomorrow for a follow up, still got moistness in the lower lungs, may need more antibiotics. I have to take care of myself, I'm too busy to get down for another 2 1/2 weeks. Thank you all for the loving and kind compliments, that's why I love you all so much. You're a wonderful support system and a great source of love. God bless, love and keep you all close beside Him. BIG HUGS!!!!!!!! Duckie

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