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  1. LauraF, RN

    Am I Mean?

    If you are in a relationship you are in it with the person. You can not try and change him. Helping improve if you want him to improve and he wants to is good. But there are going to be times that are tough. I have been married over 20 years. There have been many times we live just on my salary because he has lost his job for whatever reason. You have to decide do you love him enough to get through that stuff or not. It's tough. But life long commitment is not easy. Or there would be no such thing as divorce right?
  2. LauraF, RN

    Proud Mom Moment, or is it?

    Let me start off by saying, I am an RN now. I went through the ranks. I started as a CNA when I was 18, then LPN and now RN. I am currently working towards my Masters. My parents were both in medicine. My Dad was vice president of Saunders, so I had an amazing nursing library. My Mom was a manager of Pulmonology for 6 docs. My Dad became very ill. He had multiple falls, and suffered with Cauda Equina. He chose to do surgery and things went down hill from there. While waiting for surgery he was in a care facility and acquired a bed sore that never healed, which made exercising difficult after surgery. Basically he never walked again. When he was d/c to his home, he was about 250 miles from me. We hired care-givers who were amazing when I was there. There were 2 days that we could not get covered. So my son and I would drive down Sunday night to take care of him and then drive home Tuesday night or Wednesday so that I could be back at work for my Thursday through Saturday 9am till 10pm shifts. My son did the majority of dressing, and care giving. Dad was always able to feed himself and chose what he ate at the senior home he and Mom lived in. My son helped me with impactions, catheter care, changing catheter, flushing catheter, and wound packing. Dad passed away in March. My son really struggled afterwards to graduate. He got really depressed because he and his grandfather were really close. He did graduate in May. I just learned recently that he wants to go into nursing. I am glad that he is choosing to go into nursing, but then I think of the struggles I had with nursing school. He is not in a relationship yet. He is living in our basement (his choice). So as far as the dedication he really had no involvement issues. He works as a direct care staff from Friday through Monday night shifts. He is smart when he wants to be. He is great with people. But he also is great with computers. He built his own server at the age of 9. My husband is in IT.
  3. LauraF, RN

    World Turned upside down

    You really don't need this jerk in your life. I went through LPN school and an ADN program. You really can not have any type of social life with either program. I did work through LPN because I was on my own, and I had no other choice. But my nose was in my book when I was not at work or school. Yes my apartment was a hot mess. But you do what you have to do. If you need to crash on the sofa at someone's house, make sure it is someone you can trust. You don't need your stuff stolen or being a sleep and someone comes and tries to put the moves on you. Do what is best for you. Good luck!
  4. LauraF, RN

    FRIDAY January 18, 2008

    Good Friday morning everyone!!! It is cold here, and the snow is still on the ground. I dressed the kids in double layers. I work Friday and Saturday nights. My hopes are that it will be quiet.
  5. LauraF, RN

    THURSDAY 17th January, 2007

    Good morning everyone! I can't believe 3 pages already. Well I woke to a crying baby at 4am. Then found 3 inches of beautiful snow on the ground. We knew it was coming, but the beauty means no school and the wild children will be running around like crazy today. I will hopefully get some quiet time later to take a nap with the baby. I hope everyone enjoys their day! Love the great pictures.
  6. LauraF, RN

    Happy Sunday! Jan 13, 2008

    Good morning everyone. Thought I would go to bed, but wanted to check my email one more time. My computer kept making this pop sound. Ended up it was my oldest IM'ing me from a friends house. Silly girl. Hoping to sleep in in the morning. Baby didn't lay down until 23:30. The 2 seven year olds are still up and roaming the house. The oldest one keeps begging for more to eat. He is already over weight. I can not get him to understand how unhealthy it is to eat right before going to bed. Good night all! Happy Sunday!
  7. LauraF, RN

    CAT OWNERS Help!!!

    We brought home a new baby in June along with a rabbit. We let the kitten just jump on in. Actually she only got to jump in for a bit. My 7 year old son is a big animal lover and for about the kittens first 5 months of life she hardly touched the floor , except for when the kids were in school. The new kitten fits in well with the other 2. I have yet to get her spayed, and we recently went through a heat. OMG! It was awful.
  8. LauraF, RN

    I think they're lying

    Bretherin- I know what you mean. I am now married and have kids, but I did not get married until I was 30. I did date though before I got married. I was always doing something. I used (ok, I'm going to date myself here) go to the bars and learn how to line dance. And as Grandma used to say, If I wanted to spit at the wall I could spit at the wall. I didn't have to answer to anyone. Now don't get me wrong I have a loving husband, and wonderful 4 kids. But everything I do, affects everyone else in the house. If I come home late say Istopped at the grocery store on the way home in the morning, everyone is waiting at the door for me "Where have you been?" Or if I leave early "Why are you leaving early, is there someone else?' Good grief, I can't deal with the one I have why would I go out and get someone else to have to deal with. Somedays I playing with the kids and realize their whole little lives depend on me, EVERYTHING! That is huge. What was I thinking? And to have 4 of them????? I used to be able to cook whatever I wanted for meals, if I wanted breakfast for dinner all month then that was the way it was. Not anymore. Although I do know what I want to do when I grow up, I sometimes wish for those days of being alone, and doing what I wanted.
  9. LauraF, RN

    Good Morning Saturday Jan. 12!

    I had no plan when I studied either. Just did lots of questions every day. Do you have a date yet?
  10. LauraF, RN

    Good Morning Saturday Jan. 12!

    Siri- I love the puppy pic. They are so cute. Well I have made it through my first 24 hours on call without any phone calls, except from the admin. Taking the step daughter to get a cell phone today. She wants her own pay as go you phone. I think she is going to go with Kajeet. My special daughter is already up going around the house saying "I eat! I eat!" The baby is awake but not yelling or screaming yet. The oldest boy is up playing video games already. Hopes for a good day for all!!!! :smiletea2:
  11. LauraF, RN

    Happy Friday, Jan. 11

    Hi Everyone! Long time no see. I have been bad. I have not been around this site for awhile. I have missed you guys. But the baby has gotten big enough he is getting into stuff now, and I'm having to watch him more. Also working nights and sleeping days does not leave much other to do. Glad to be back.:cheers:
  12. LauraF, RN

    MONDAY 18th June, 2007

    Muffie- Congrats on 6000 I love the white frozen slush at Quick Trip. I'm really sorry that 7-11's are closed here. Used to love me some Slurpee's.
  13. LauraF, RN

    MONDAY 18th June, 2007

    Wow csemgr1 that is awesome news about the phone calls. I have step daughter and the rest of the herd today. Have to take the step daughter home this afternoon. She wanted to spend the morning with my special girl and kindergarten. The teachers were all agreeable. Hopefully it will go well. Baby is kinda irritable today, not sure what is wrong. Weather is humid and rainy. YUCK!
  14. LauraF, RN

    Good Friday morning!! June 15

    Yeah Beary :balloons: :monkeydance: :monkeydance: :monkeydance: :balloons: I have to work tonight. Hopefully will be able to get in a nap this evening. Baby is sleeping now, but dd is due home from kindergarten academy. Have a great day everyone
  15. LauraF, RN

    WEDNESDAY 13th June, 2007

    Good morning everyone! It is yucky and humid and 70's here. Dh and Ds are getting ready for boy scout day camp. I have to take the other two to Children's Mercy today for a doctor appointment for my special girl. Hopefully get her home in time for group. My schedule is so crazy. The new kitty thinks that Ds is her Momma. The bunny has settled in nicely.