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    BCgradnurse reacted to nursej22, MSN, RN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Hi Folks, 
    I peeked in before I left the house this am, but didn't take time to post. I'm putting on the finishing touches to a presentation for a medical assistant association meeting about measles. I am afraid of going into too much detail, and yet being asked a question that I don't know the answer to. They want 50 minutes (yikes) plus time for questions. I am hoping there is lots of discussion and not too much of me flapping my lips. 
    Sorry Tweety about the 4 hour vs. 8 hour shift mistake. My poor old brain still likes the old 8 hour shifts. Congrats on your bowling! And the recipe sounds wonderful! And yes, I ended up watching "Howard's End" with Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, and Helena Bonham Carter. Youngest ds popped in and instantly recognized Hopkins voice and the "lady from Love, Actually."
    BCg, I hope dd is feeling better. Not being able to catch one's breathe and not know why is scary. And I am sure you imagine all the worst case scenarios. 
    Ted, thank you for the music link. I heard "Staying' Alive" on the oldie moldie radio station alive while driving. I am sure the other drivers thought I was having a seizure, 😂. 
    Herring, good to read that stepmum is ok. Tweety is right, fine line between dehydration and fluid overload. 
    Hang in there Joe. Insurance company work sounds like it could be interesting. 
    Dianah, making a CD sounds like writing a thesis. Edits, more edits, and then more edits. It will be wonderful when finished, though. 
    bye, 
    j22
     
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    BCgradnurse reacted to herring_RN, ASN, BSN in The President Donald Trump Thread   
    If those "multiple Whistle Blowers are accurate this was very wrong and they should have known it.
    The report:  https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to 
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Lil Nel in The President Donald Trump Thread   
    Impressive, Tweety. You did it!!!!!!
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Tweety in The President Donald Trump Thread   
    See if I can post from my phone on an elliptical machine.
     
    https://www.npr.org/2019/02/19/695954246/trump-officials-tried-to-rush-nuclear-technology-to-saudis-house-panel-finds?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190219
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    BCgradnurse reacted to herring_RN, ASN, BSN in Senate Republicans will vote on health care again   
    Just one of MANY examples of why I think Medicare for All is needed ASAP. 
     
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Lil Nel in Presidential Election 2020   
    I agree that education, environment and healthcare should be priorities for candidates challenging Trump.
    But childcare is a societal issue.
    If we agree that the population needs to stay at a certain level to be competitive economically, then childcare is a societal problem.
    Of course, we could simply up the number of immigrants, to make up for any population shortage.
    And of course, child poverty is a societal problem.
    I don't see a millennial baby boom on the horizon.
    These people are saddled with student loan debt, and can't afford housing.
    They are delaying marriage and homeownership.
    They aren't having kids in droves.
    But of course, like the tech I mentioned, some just don't think ahead.
     
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Tweety in Presidential Election 2020   
    Yep, many wage earners even today have to choose to stay home because daycare costs more than their pay would be.  It's not a good situation for working people.
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    BCgradnurse reacted to herring_RN, ASN, BSN in Presidential Election 2020   
    I have never met a a parent working and paying for child care who had car payments, not on a new car or even a nice enough used vehicle. I remember being an LVN unable to work outside the home because day care for two kids was about the same as my pay would have been. Husband was working minimum wage in a restaurant after losing his business to street widening. I got licensed and cared for six kids, two mine and four paying $5.00 a day for me to care for thos kids. (Those 49 & 50 year olds and their parents are still my friends.)
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    BCgradnurse reacted to herring_RN, ASN, BSN in Media behaving badly   
    Here it is: https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/19/inside-trumps-two-year-war-on-the-investigations-encircling-him/
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good morning-
    Cold and sunny here.  We're due for more snow on Thursday.  Last night I took DD to Urgent Care after work.  She's been having chest pain for several days, and couldn't take a deep breath.  They diagnosed her with chostochondritis and put her on prednisone.  I was concerned she might have pneumonia, as she did also have a cough, but the xray was clear.  She's feeling a little better already, but as predicted, she's very hungry.  Fortunately, she lives kitty corner from a fancy donut shop, so she can head over there to quench the steroid munchies.  Lucky for her she's tall and thin, so she can indulge a bit.
    Tweety-I hope you sleep better tonight.  I hope you don't get called in today, as nice as the money would be.
    Joe-I hope your stress level decreases, and a great job comes your way.
    Ted-I hope your muse strikes you today and the composing goes well.
    Herring-I hope Step mom is better today.  
    Stars-How are you feeling?
    Back to work I go.
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good morning-
    Cold and sunny here.  We're due for more snow on Thursday.  Last night I took DD to Urgent Care after work.  She's been having chest pain for several days, and couldn't take a deep breath.  They diagnosed her with chostochondritis and put her on prednisone.  I was concerned she might have pneumonia, as she did also have a cough, but the xray was clear.  She's feeling a little better already, but as predicted, she's very hungry.  Fortunately, she lives kitty corner from a fancy donut shop, so she can head over there to quench the steroid munchies.  Lucky for her she's tall and thin, so she can indulge a bit.
    Tweety-I hope you sleep better tonight.  I hope you don't get called in today, as nice as the money would be.
    Joe-I hope your stress level decreases, and a great job comes your way.
    Ted-I hope your muse strikes you today and the composing goes well.
    Herring-I hope Step mom is better today.  
    Stars-How are you feeling?
    Back to work I go.
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from nursej22, MSN, RN in Presidential Election 2020   
    Imagine the number of people who could go to work when their child care expenses do not exceed their income.  
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    BCgradnurse reacted to toomuchbaloney in Presidential Election 2020   
    I wonder why society shouldn't share in responsibility for childcare. I am not certain that dual income households are a choice more than they are a necessity, for much of the country. Historically, the wages for those households has been flat while the COL has not been flat. 
    If our government demonstrates a need to share in the costs of business by allowing some wealthy corporations to avoid taxation entirely, why shouldn't that same government share in the costs of being a citizen? Corporate socialism. 
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good morning-
    Cold and sunny here.  We're due for more snow on Thursday.  Last night I took DD to Urgent Care after work.  She's been having chest pain for several days, and couldn't take a deep breath.  They diagnosed her with chostochondritis and put her on prednisone.  I was concerned she might have pneumonia, as she did also have a cough, but the xray was clear.  She's feeling a little better already, but as predicted, she's very hungry.  Fortunately, she lives kitty corner from a fancy donut shop, so she can head over there to quench the steroid munchies.  Lucky for her she's tall and thin, so she can indulge a bit.
    Tweety-I hope you sleep better tonight.  I hope you don't get called in today, as nice as the money would be.
    Joe-I hope your stress level decreases, and a great job comes your way.
    Ted-I hope your muse strikes you today and the composing goes well.
    Herring-I hope Step mom is better today.  
    Stars-How are you feeling?
    Back to work I go.
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from toomuchbaloney in Presidential Election 2020   
    Not everyone "reproduces irresponsibly".  I chose to have children and knew what would be involved.   Nevertheless, the cost of child care, even for those who "reproduced responsibly", is outrageous if you don't have a family member to help.  Yet childcare workers are some of the lowest paid employees.  What is wrong with helping families obtain childcare so parents can work to support their families?  I don't believe in giving everyone a handout, but some assistance in this area could help people get off public assistance and get back to work.
    So I guess the moral of this story is women, keep your knees together and men, keep your ejaculations to yourself.   
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Tweety in Presidential Election 2020   
    I can't edit any longer but I mean "not that a woman didn't keep her knees together."
    Anyway that's a digression.  My employer actually offers onsite childcare beyond a certain age at a nice price.  We've been named "100 Best Places For Working Women" or something many times.
    Republicans forget that it was Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. that expanded socialism in trying to help poor parents with childcare.
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good morning-
    Cold and sunny here.  We're due for more snow on Thursday.  Last night I took DD to Urgent Care after work.  She's been having chest pain for several days, and couldn't take a deep breath.  They diagnosed her with chostochondritis and put her on prednisone.  I was concerned she might have pneumonia, as she did also have a cough, but the xray was clear.  She's feeling a little better already, but as predicted, she's very hungry.  Fortunately, she lives kitty corner from a fancy donut shop, so she can head over there to quench the steroid munchies.  Lucky for her she's tall and thin, so she can indulge a bit.
    Tweety-I hope you sleep better tonight.  I hope you don't get called in today, as nice as the money would be.
    Joe-I hope your stress level decreases, and a great job comes your way.
    Ted-I hope your muse strikes you today and the composing goes well.
    Herring-I hope Step mom is better today.  
    Stars-How are you feeling?
    Back to work I go.
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    BCgradnurse reacted to toomuchbaloney in Media behaving badly   
    Didn't Lara Logan commit professional suicide when she published unsubstantiated lies about Benghazi? 
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Lil Nel in Media behaving badly   
    I continue to find it amusing that my personal experience as a journalist is continually degraded, and made fun of, while a former journalist, who lost her job for inaccurate reporting, is held up as the standard bearer for an entire industry.
    I too, have won journalism awards. 
    I know other journalists, who have won the same awards as Ms. Logan, the Murrow and the DuPont.
    During my 15-year career, I was never accused of inaccurate reporting.
    I was never made to publically apologize for inaccurate reporting, like Ms. Logan.
    Yes, that is one thing Ms. Logan has over me: lying to the public.
     
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good morning-
    Cold and sunny here.  We're due for more snow on Thursday.  Last night I took DD to Urgent Care after work.  She's been having chest pain for several days, and couldn't take a deep breath.  They diagnosed her with chostochondritis and put her on prednisone.  I was concerned she might have pneumonia, as she did also have a cough, but the xray was clear.  She's feeling a little better already, but as predicted, she's very hungry.  Fortunately, she lives kitty corner from a fancy donut shop, so she can head over there to quench the steroid munchies.  Lucky for her she's tall and thin, so she can indulge a bit.
    Tweety-I hope you sleep better tonight.  I hope you don't get called in today, as nice as the money would be.
    Joe-I hope your stress level decreases, and a great job comes your way.
    Ted-I hope your muse strikes you today and the composing goes well.
    Herring-I hope Step mom is better today.  
    Stars-How are you feeling?
    Back to work I go.
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from Ted, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good morning-
    Cold and sunny here.  We're due for more snow on Thursday.  Last night I took DD to Urgent Care after work.  She's been having chest pain for several days, and couldn't take a deep breath.  They diagnosed her with chostochondritis and put her on prednisone.  I was concerned she might have pneumonia, as she did also have a cough, but the xray was clear.  She's feeling a little better already, but as predicted, she's very hungry.  Fortunately, she lives kitty corner from a fancy donut shop, so she can head over there to quench the steroid munchies.  Lucky for her she's tall and thin, so she can indulge a bit.
    Tweety-I hope you sleep better tonight.  I hope you don't get called in today, as nice as the money would be.
    Joe-I hope your stress level decreases, and a great job comes your way.
    Ted-I hope your muse strikes you today and the composing goes well.
    Herring-I hope Step mom is better today.  
    Stars-How are you feeling?
    Back to work I go.
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from nursej22, MSN, RN in Presidential Election 2020   
    Imagine the number of people who could go to work when their child care expenses do not exceed their income.  
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Joe NightingMale in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Tweety hope you get better sleep tonight.  Last few days I've had problems with waking an hour early
    Pretty stressful work day yesterday, one of those somewhat confusing days of "can I do anything right?"  By the end of the day things had improved, but I am frequently feeling overhwhelmed and uncertain.   I'm trying to roll with the punches and change, but it sure isn't easy
    Did talk briefly with a recruiter.  The position she was recruiting for was one I didn't want...at a problem hospital using skills that I don't have...but she does recruit also for one of the big insurance companies, something I would be interested in.  She's going to check into that and get back to me.  Hopefully that will prove to be a good lead
    Apart from work troubles it was a pretty ordinary day.  
    Meeting J tonight instead of Wed since he'll have guests that day
    More snow expected tonight and possibly some ice.  Wish this dreary winter weather would go, it does't help my mood
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    BCgradnurse reacted to Tweety in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Good Morning!
    Herring, hope MIL gets well.  Such a fine line with these old folks.  I had a dehydrated 90 year old patient that went into fluid overload on IV fluids the other day and had to give her a low dose lasix to help with that.  She made it to rehab when I worked the other day so she was okay.  But you put out one fire, and another starts up.
    Nel, I always have a resentment about "customer service" training.  It's quite simple...good staffing equals good customer service and I do not need any training on how to be a good nurse.  That river of poop situation sounds like the one I saw the next shift dealing with while I was charting (and call lights going off with one tech tied up in a room with an 18 to one ratio...there goest those customer service scores).
    J22, did you wind up watching any Netflix?  I just watched a series on megacities which highlighted four megapolis's around the world (Dehli, Mexico City, Moscow and Hong Kong).  I enjoyed them except there were no subtitles when they were talking with non-English speakers.
    Had a poor nights sleep again.  Hard a hard time falling asleep and slept fitfully.  Sometime after 1AM I took 1/2 a sleeping pill and slept a few hours.  Up early so as not to ruin tonight's sleep.  Waiting to see if I'll be called in.  It would be an 8 hour shift from 11-7, not a 4 hour shift.  Again, I'd be happy not to do it.  I don't need the money, but like Dianah said, it's for "life", and after paying off my debt a few weeks ago, I could use some emergency money and spending money.  
    I had an okay day off yesterday.  Mowed the front grass.  It was quite warm and the air conditioner came on.  Made a lovely "Cambodian sweet and sour eggplant and tofu" dish. I added the tofu actually and it cut back on the sweet.  Was quite good.   Bowling team did well last night.  We jumped back up to 11th place.  🙂
    I need to mop the floors and cook something for dinners the next couple of days.   If I don't get called in I hope to go to yoga.  I finished up a 20 class pass.  But if I don't get to work today, I will not, I will not, I will not volunteer for Friday and work 5 12's in a row again.  😂
    Have a great day!
     
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    BCgradnurse got a reaction from nursej22, MSN, RN in Presidential Election 2020   
    Imagine the number of people who could go to work when their child care expenses do not exceed their income.  
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