I like to do and I used to do sculpture ( I miss that dearly but I have a hard time doing it now and so I don't) I also write poems, but to be honest I think I found my calling in my life when I went into nursing! Of all the things I have done, ( and I have been trained and done a few things in my life, Photography, Flight simulators, and data processing/communications, while in the military) Nursing has been the one thing, that although I have not worked in it officially for a while, I love it, and I have been told I am pretty good at it. My one nursing instructor gave me a compliment once that I will always remember and cherish the rest of my life. I quote ( " Tommy I have never seen any nurse or had any nursing student, male or female that is more caring and more compassionate to their patients than what you are! I think you will make an outstanding Nurse!") I have never forgotten those words and I have always strived to be that way! For most if not all my life, I have always been rather shy around people, and not very confident of myself! ( Maybe it was because I never found my " calling" but in nursing I did find my it!) I was an "A" student all through school I Love every aspect of nursing, I am facinated by the way the human body works, and I do know my job or at least I did when I was practicing in it, and I like to think I am pretty good at it! But with that said I could and can always improve and be better!, My patients always came first! I was and always will be a patient advocate! And if nothing else I can listen and I give ( I am told) the best hand and foot and back massages that anybody would ever want!
I hope I did not sound like I was bragging or anything!
Moderator Chronic Pain
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full 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
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