I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
wow, no one would believe that I used to be such a great speller! I read these things back, obviously too late to correct them and then I see this jibberish. I hope people can read between the lines. I uses to work Neonatal Intensive Care....would you want to read this and then let me care for your child? It's terrible what fibro and chronic pain can do to wreck havic on your mind!
Yes, i worked with some very critical and tiny little sweeties. I absolutely loved my job.....I was sorry that the baby's had those awful things wrong with them but if they were sick I wanted to be the one who got to take care of them. Besides being the mother of three wonderful daughters, it has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Some of those little stinkers only weighed about a pound and a half....would be on ventilators and have lines coming out of everywhere but I was in my element! I was so fortunate to get to do exactly the job that I wanted to do in my life as many people can't say that. The hospital started working us short of nurses and I had to attend every delivery to check out the baby and resusitate them if necessary and sometimes there might be three wormen deliveriing at the same time. I could run between two deliveries at a time but this old gal couldn't do three......no one could or should have to. If a baby didn't get the oxygen it needed when it needed it the poor thing could have brain damage and all because the nurse wasn't there when she was needed. My surgeries kept adding up and my restrictions kept getting stricter so it was time for me to get away from the hospital scene. I went to work in my husbands pediatric office and worked as a nurse there until after surgery number three and then no more nursing for me. Now I'm not allowed to work at all. I am very fortunate thought because there are a lot of people worse off than me. Right now though, I feel like one of those Easter Peeps....fat and swollen from the increase in the Neurontin. I'm going to have to call the doc tomorrow about this pitting edema in my legs.
Post Edited (White Beard) : 4/5/2009 11:57:57 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (White Beard) : 4/9/2009 8:23:47 AM (GMT-6)