LasVegasRN 9,550 Views
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On behalf of those of us who are no longer here, we want you to know how much we care and feel your loss.
There is no denying the immeasurable amount of love, compassion and joy you brought to Joey's life. I know of no other who would have done so much for another person who began as a patient and ended as a friend... a brother.... a son.
Know that you are loved, and Joey felt that love until and beyond the very end.
Feel comforted that he has gone home, he rests in the hands of the One who brought him in our lives. His joy will be everlasting.
Much love to you, Giuseppe. Don't ever feel alone.
Deneen, AKA LasVegasRN, and the others. :kiss
Fab - our differences helped TREMENDOUSLY in the handling of that case. Your input was invaluable. If anything, that was a perfect example of how our interaction, although different and diverse, proved beneficial for that patient. Mucho kudos to you!
I've had a lot to think about over the last few days. No, not all of it having to do with this BB, still very much twitterpated for that! But mostly about things in general. I do have some thoughts to share, and if you'll indulge me, here they are:
The events of late on the BB have been disconcerting, to say the least. To rehash events, threads, arguments, disappointments, etc. has become non-productive, in my opinion. What's done is done.
It's as if we need an bolus of Lidocaine, followed by a low dose drip to stop the arrythmia that came about on the board. It was a lethal arrythmia that caused hurt feelings all around. It was bad for the whole body and affected all the parts. Somewhere along the way a few clots were thrown and caused an infarct - definitely some damage done, but there is a chance for healing or at least the formation of collateral blood flow.
I hope you're following my analogy.
If not, let me state it this way: I was a frequent poster and very active member of this board. As with anything you participate in heavily, you can get territorial, defensive on protecting that which you hold dear, and wrapped up in things that tend to escalate out of control sometimes. Does this make me a bad person? I don't think so, it makes me human, and prone to err as well as the next person.
What I have realized that ugliness can come from everyone. Even those who try to correct it, and, yes, even moderate it. Does that make those people bad? Of course not. It shows they are human also.
So, where to go from here?
This board has merit. I think the mixed feelings of so many demonstrate that fact. The problem is not feeling comfortable in a place where I once did. So how do I rectify this situation?
I've decided to limit my posting to only nursing issues. Become more active on the Case Management thread - a forum near and dear to this case manager's heart, and General Discussions when I want. My posts will be fact-based, specifically directed and written as if discussing in a professional forum. Nothing more, nothing less. Participating in Off Topic will not be something I want to do - not now. I have a place where I can post comfortably and not worry and hesitate so much about what I say, how I say it, and WHO it might offend, so that can be my place to let my personality and fun come through with other nursing/medical professionals. It's a closed invitation-only forum that is suited for this purpose. It's apparent to me that by participating in Off Topic I've overstayed my welcome - which is okay, sometimes change is needed.
There are a great many people who have soooo much information that is vital and informative on this profession, at least that part should not be lost.
To the new people and/or those who are glad of the change: Enjoy Off-Topic, this is a place to get to enjoy others in cyberland, laugh, cry, and get informed on non-nursing things. It can be a great cyber-community and help.
Hey man, I'm not the only Vegas nurse on this board!! :chuckle
These are some really helpful websites:
www.reviewjournal.com our local paper, check the Sunday listings for nursing positions, they are under "medical" and "nursing".
www.vegasvalley.com great website for people considering relocation, as is www.lasvegas.com There are all kinds of links on the school system, apartments, homes, etc. I recommend these sites because I use them myself sometimes and find them very helpful.
See what you think, if you have any specific questions, let me know, I'll be glad to help!
Thanks, Mimi - I should have started reading some threads before posting this one!
I've been staying away from this forum moreso because the discussions had become overwhelming and emotional. I have just a few thoughts to share and put out for discussion.
"Operation Iraqi Freedom" - there was a great opinion letter sent in to the Las Vegas Review journal from a former military person stating he didn't like the wording for this war effort. It implies that this war is about liberating the Iraqi people instead of the supposed intent of disarming Saddam Hussein. What comes with this implication? That for every country with a dictatorship we are going to come in and "free" the people? Is this the message we are really wanting to convey? Are we going to approach other countries with this same resolve (i.e. Cuba, North Korea, African nations with dictators, etc.) or is it only when American businesses stand to profit or gain from intervention?
Weapons of Mass Destruction - Did I miss something, or have we not found any WMD? I've heard a lot of rhetoric but no reports of any certainty confirming that they have been found or dismantled.
911 - Why does it seem like people are trying to connect SH with 911? Has their been any proof that SH and OBL are connected? Or is this part of propaganda to inflame and ignite more of an acceptance over this war effort?
These are just thoughts running through my head I thought I would ask the good folks of this forum. I like hearing and trying to being open to all sides.
So they really did buy a classic car and are doing the Thelma and Louise thing? We get pics of the car?? :chuckle
I could do the episode on DEALING WITH YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS.
Hmmm. I don't know, the older the man, the more problems with erectile dysfunction and libido. MUST be sexually compatible and that's an issue. Er... speaking for myself, of course...
I take violin lessons with my daughter, sing in a 100+ member gospel choir, play with Huggy Bear, play with my dog, write poetry that I hope to get published one day, participate in my Poet's Society here in Vegas, hang out here when I can.... Yep, that's about it...
Oh geez. Sounds like I need to go ahead and register my alter egos before they are TAKEN.
They didn't want her at the awards, just her great big ostentacious breastesses.
They aren't out in an old classic car doing a Thelma and Louise thing, are they?? :chuckle
C'mon guys, CHECK IN!!
Well, you were sorely missed on some very good discussions that suffered inevitable closing. In fact, yeah, I'm kinda pizzed you weren't around to tell some irritants off in your cool way! No matter, you're back and ya better get ta postin' girlie!!
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