I am Kitt and I volunteered to moderate this forum as the topic is close to my heart. I am a retired RN, 26 years working in ER/ICU and then as the Nurse Manager of Emergency Services and Respiratory Care. My husband and I have 4 children, one of our boys was killed in a car crash in 1990.
I went to nursing school after my husband had his first surgery and was diagnosised with Crohn’s. I was told he did not have cancer but it was “just as bad”. I decided I needed to become a nurse to help take care of my husband and also I might someday have to support our family.
My husband has had 3 major surgeries in the 31 years since he was diagnosised. He has become a bit of a hermit over the years as his Crohn’s has dictated what he can and cannot do. He is also anxious in a crowd and his diet does not always work well with social functions.
As you can read in my signature, I have my own issues and my husband and children have always been there for me.
I joined HW after being with a strictly Mental Health site as a moderator for 10 months. I felt I needed to branch out and belong to a group that covered medical and mental health issues.
Now my secrets, I ride a Harley motorcycle, I love chocolate, country music and pizza..........I also love people and working with them. I have always been a care giver but have learned to take care of me now so I have no more guilt over doing something just for me.
We have a Doberman, 2 cats, 2 Harleys and lots of snow and cold weather this time of year.
I believe I have a good sense of humor and I love to help others. Team work is very important to me. I am proud to be a part of this forum.
Hey wake up, I am not done yet.............kidding..........thats all folks.
I am glad to be here.