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herring_RN ASN, BSN

retired registered nurse

I'm a spicy (seasoned) retired hospital nurse with 42 years experience (counting two years as a CNA)


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    Saturday February 22, 2020

    Good afternoon! It is just after noon here. It rained a little last night. Su little that the grass is already dry with Duke and Pearl having fun rolling on the grass and pig weed I mowed yesterday. BCgradnurse: We have two kinds of grass, Canada green and rye grass. The first grows in winter's short days and grows tall after a rain. The second stays alive with less water, but turns brown in winter, even though it rarely freezes. That is the front lawn. The quarter acre back yard once had a lawn with lots of garden for vegetables and flowers. Recently I just grow tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, and salad greens. After it rains several varieties of grass, dandelions, and pig weed grow. I mow it a few times and it looks like a lawn for awhile. In the drought summer of 2014 we didn't water the back and ended with dust. Since then I water just enough to have weeds holding the soil together.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

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    Thursday February 20 2020

    I accidentally posted on yesterdays thread. Gonn go mow the lawn now.
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    Wednesday February 19, 2020

    For the last couple of weeks my husband's SUV passenger side door would not close. Finally I took it to the shop. He thought it would be very expensive because of the computer electronics in the door and such. It turned out to be the hinges that needed replacement. It was much less costly than we thought. I slept well last night. I was too tired to watch the finale of "Criminal Minds". I told my sister I would watch it on the "CBS All Access" i got so as to watch Star Trek. She really wants to talk about it. (I was getting tired of that show and watched it so we could discuss it. Rain is forcast for late Friday into Saturday so I plan to mow the front lawn and as much of the back as I can do. Have as good a day as you can!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I met Dana Rohrabacher many times over the decades he was in office. He was almost always angry. I remember when a group of us nurses had an appointment with him when he showed up. He did not want to hear about safe nurse ratios. He said it would ruin healthcare in California. When we told of how safe staffing saves lives he asked us to leave. Although we had an appointment he told us we were trespassing. Six of us were inside his office and several hundred nurses were across the highway on the Huntington Beach Pier. Thankfully we passed the safe staffing law that resulted in these regulations that save lives. ( https://govt.westlaw.com/calregs/Document/I8612C410941F11E29091E6B951DDF6CE?viewType=FullText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default) ) News reports of his lies: https://crooksandliars.com/2016/12/dana-rohrabacher-endorses-russian-election https://thinkprogress.org/dana-rohrabacher-lying-about-preexisting-conditions-6497fb40ceb3/ https://thinkprogress.org/rohrabacher-gay-housing-discrimination-97551831b992/ PS: He was NOT re-elected in 2018. He lost his seat to now Congressman Harley Rouda.
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    Art and Music

    I hadn't heard of this guy until he was just on the radio singing this song. Please post any poetry, visual art, or music about our political situation(s)
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    Art and Music

    I know Eric Schwartz. He usually sings happy or silly songs.
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    Wednesday February 19, 2020

    Good morning. Nothing exciting today. Husband's car is in the shop so I've been dropping im off. He usually leaves for home at 3:00 pm so I've been getting there about two to chat with the old people before driving him home. Nic people.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Most people find the political forum after being a member and posting awhile. I just made an observation. Not making a point.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    New poster joined allnurses Break room less than an hour ago. In will do my best to vote for a candidate who will work for all Americans regardless of party. I hope we will have a president who obeys the law, communicates truthfully, and respects good law abiding Americans.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    A neighbor works full time at a Subway restaurant and on her "days off" cares for a person with Alzheimers. For this she gets to have a bedroom and bathroom. Her rent increased from $400.00 a month to $3,750.00 since 2010. Thankfully it is working out OK so far. I gave her a recipe her patient gave me decades ago. Her usually macho husband cried when she served it.
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    Tuesday February 18 2020

    Happy Tuesday nurses! It's 10:00 am and the sun just now came out. I am so very thankful my 92 year old husband's memory and personality are intact. He is slowly getting stronger being off the antibiotics. He is not a fan of yogurt, but eats some to please me.
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    Just more videos and links?
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    My beloved aunt was born on an Oklahoma wheat farm. Her mother was born and raised on a Five Civilized tribes reservation.(Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muscogee), and Seminole) Her father was brought to Oklahoma from Scotland as a toddler. As a man he asked her father for her hand in marriage and after the wedding went to live on the farm where they worked that farm until he died. Her brothers ran it for years after. Some of my cousins used the financial and housing assistance for people who the government deems to be at least 25% Native American to attend the university. My adopted cousin qualified, but used ROTC and the military for help paying for his education. My family has many people who are not one race. Through marriage and adoption we have Cherokee, Black Northern European, Hispanic with Mexican and Peruvian ancestors, and Asians who are Japanese Americans and Filipino heritage. My Mom's mother never knew her parents or heritage because he father died before she was born and her mother died when she was two days old. I attended public school and Catholic church in Oklahoma. It seemed to me that about 1/2 of the people in Oklahoma were proud of "Indian Blood", even if it was less than 25%. The state has it's own culture. A clerk n a store in Norman, OK once said to my cousin, "It is so nice that you adopted those Indian children. They are so cute." The kids, now adults, had a Black father and White Mother. She assumed the white lady had adopted Indian kids. I understand that state's culture. AND Senator Warren's DNA result showed that she had at least one Native American ancestor several generations ago. Like many many Okies she is proud of being part Cherokee. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferraff/2018/10/15/what-do-elizabeth-warrens-dna-test-results-actually-mean/#7bb0a6cb12df
  16. Good morning! I was awake a lot last night, but feel good now, after coffee. I was singing along with "Live From Here" and lost my sleepiness. When I was still in high school I learned Johnny Cash's "I still miss someone". On the radio Ken Burns suggested we listen to his daughter, Rosanne, singing his song at Johnny's memorial. I think those of us who were blessed with a loving Daddy should get a tissue. I was double blessed with our Daddy and my Mom's brother. Throughout our childhood he sang Johnny Cash and Fats Domino songs. https://www.livefromhere.org/
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    I am getting an "error" message when trying to go to the "yellow side"
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    Thursday February 13 2020

    Glad you had an OK work day yesterday. Hope you have many more. Keep warm! The nephrologist said his kidney function is slowly getting better. Urine output is improved without Lasix. I'll ask our familt physician whether he should take Lasix as his BNP is up, but has been worse.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    It takes only six minutes to listen. Click the link if you want to hear it.
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    Questioning Pete Buttigieg history?

    Or Russians? I think they probably posted, Tweeted, and re-tweeted National Enquirer lies about Hillary.
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    Monday February 10 2020

    Yesterday it poured for about twenty minutes and that was all here. The BNP measures a protein that increases when the CHF is worse: https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/bnp-blood-test Tomorrow we will find out. He feels really good. Hoping for the best.
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    Monday February 10 2020

    Today's trinity: Joe, Tweety, and No Stars! I called and our doctor made an appointment for husband. Got it fror 9:00 am and he is now at his club. He has no pain, but has a very low urine output. With is history of CHF it is important to know whether Lasix should be taken or not. Doctor didn't know, but will when he gets the lab results. He had labs drawn including GFR and BNP.
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    Sunday February 9, 2020

    Husband is home. I'm impressed with the young nurses and physicians on the geriatric med-surg unit. Just wonderful. He feels great. I disliked beets when I was a kid too. Now like them OK.
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    Presidential Election 2020

    I still have until March 3rd to decide my vote.
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    Game of Groans

    If the fictional character, Forrest Gump, were an actual human person running for President of the United States I would consider voting for him against a liar. The character, Forrest Gump was,in according to Wikipedia, "A philanthropist and a war veteran, businessman, and college football player who bore witness to various significant occurrences in the 20th century. He exuded a compassionate, optimistic, and tenacious attitude in the face of countless setbacks and strove to help every person he met despite his strong naivety. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump_(character)

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