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    It's just a TV show...I think his whole "addiction" is just part of the story and helps make him into the character that he is....I'm sure Fox is aware of that detail of the plot line...I've yet to see a medical show that was anywhere near realistic with all of it's detail...
  2. Like the above poster said, no one is perfect and there are things in each of us that make us less than ideal. I honestly do not believe that a person's weight hinders their skill as a nurse. If it interferes with their abilities and their level of care, then that's one thing. But to just disregard a nurse because they are "fat"? Well, that's just not right. What about nurses who smoke? drink on their off time? feed their kids junk food? break the speed limit? do a million other things that aren't "perfect"?
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    Support Planned Parenthood

    Just because it's not in their Mission Statement doesn't mean that it doesn't happen. I know plenty of crooked companies that don't put their lying, cheating scandals in their mission statement...kinda silly if you think of it. There are two sides to everything and the PP debate is no different. It has its supporters and it has its adversaries. You are going to be hard pressed to ever find a way to get everyone to agree. It's not going to happen. Just because you support it for whatever reason doesn't mean that everyone else will.
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    Support Planned Parenthood

    According to their website, not all the locations offer "abortion services". Some of them offer "abortion referrals", meaning they don't do the abortions on site.
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    Support Planned Parenthood

    I agree that PP does offer some wonderful services and resources for those who need it. Our insurance doesn't cover BC and it would be wonderful to obtain it based on our household income...however, since my local office DOES perform abortions, I will not be looking into this any farther. In a four state area surrounding my home, there are 6 centers, only 1 of which does not provide abortions. I can not and will not visit the local PP because they do provide abortions. I realize that as a nurse, I should be open minded and accepting of whatever decision a patient makes...but I would never be able to openly suggest to someone to have an abortion. I would never judge someone for the decisions they made/make, but this is one area that my personal beliefs apparently overshadow my professional mindset.
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    You win lottery, quit or keep working?

    Honestly, I would continue to work. I absolutely love my job and couldn't imagine not getting up to go to work every day. I'm afraid that I would quickly get bored, or worse, lazy if I was not working and staying in my routine every day. Just having 2 1/2 months off over the summer is enough to let boredom set in. I would tell my husband to quit working and stay home with our little girl, because he doesn't enjoy his job and the break would be good for him. :-) It's nice to dream a little!
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    Your Hair ?

    Medium reddish brown. Also, my hair is straight (but curls easily), super thick, and just past my shoulders. :-)
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    Semi-random question about political leanings

    I'm probably more Conservative than most, but I think a lot of that has to do with how I was raised. I live in the South, I'm the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor....so on and so forth. You get the picture 80)
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    You ONLY work 3 days a week!

    I'm a school nurse, so I have an awesome daily schedule and I get all the breaks off...I know that as far as a nurse, I have it made. The money isn't great, and I could definitely make better money in any other nursing job, but I adore my job and love the schedule. My husband understands that my job isn't physically demanding, but it's emotionally and mentally draining. I do most of the day to day care of our 14 month old, but he does help around the house some. Honestly, I think it's a male thing for some men to think that they have the harder job. They don't understand that plenty of women work just as hard as they do at more challenging jobs. I'm sorry you are dealing with this, if you need to talk, feel free to contact me.
  10. I lost a son at 11 weeks, it wasn't because of co-sleeping or anything like that, but I can not describe to you the immense almost "physical" pain I feel reading about another having an experience similar to mine. I now have a healthy, happy, beautiful 13 month old daughter. (Yes, we co-sleep). The hospital where I had her had a policy that ANY time the baby was in the room :1. a light had to be on SOMEWHERE in the room and 2. There had to be an adult (over the age of 18) fully awake the entire time that the baby was in the room. Preferably, the awake adult was holding the baby or watching very very closely. I really think ALL hospitals should have these policies!
  11. My daughter is 13 months old and I have taken her to several restaurants...probably not any that would be considered 'upscale', but not just fast food places either. She has sat in a high chair since she was old enough to. I don't have a problem with taking my child anywhere I go, simply for the fact that I can bring along her diaper bag with snacks, a sippy cup, and small toys to keep her occupied. I wouldn't take her anywhere super fancy or anything like that, just because I don't go to places like that. I've never had a problem with someone being upset with her behavior, she's always pretty good when we go out to eat. However, I do feel that if we are in "family" type restaurant (like we usually are) and she's not being OVERLY disruptive, and someone is upset by her behavior, then perhaps THEY should move. Now, I don't mean if my child is screaming her head off or throwing something...but if she's just whining or quietly crying or fussing, then that's normal and people should expect that.

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