Kitt....How are you doing?

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opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/7/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-
I've been worried about you the last few days. Are things getting any better? We need our Kitt healthy and happy to lead us around here. Just letting you know you are in my thoughts and prayers my friend.

Take care,
Bill

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k9lov3r
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   Posted 9/7/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Same here You are very special hope you are feeling better
Mary

dencha
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   Posted 9/7/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
It's our turn to check in on you and offer support and love--just as you always do for us!
Hope you're doing well, treating yourself kindly, and enjoying the weekend.
Take care, my special friend.
Denise turn

griffdawg
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   Posted 9/7/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
kitt!!!!
happy labor day!! hope everything is going great and we're all always here for u!!
griff :D

LdyJane
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   Posted 9/7/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt????
love,
Janice

PAlady
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   Posted 9/7/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
(((((((((((Kitt)))))))))))))

PaLady

stkitt
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   Posted 9/7/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey All,

I am here and have been reading..............thank you so much for your support.  This is my favorite forum as it brings me peace to see how well everyone comes together and supports each other. 

I have run into some real challenges with a couple of the other forums over the weekend and have been trying to trouble shoot them without taking to heart the issues.

School starts tomorrow and as a sub I have know idea when I may be called.  There are two new nurses this year and I have no info on either of them, not even their names so I feel like I am in limbo and that has increased my anxiety which in turn increases my feelings of sadness. Also the hours of work have changed and I do not have that info either.  I need to work on believing that I am ok and will do fine when the call comes but I get caught up in anticipatory anxiety.

As most of you know anticipatory anxiety is the anxiety one experiences before starting a challenging activity. Most often, anticipatory anxiety is a lot higher than what you actually end up experiencing.

Why do we experience anticipatory anxiety? I think it’s because the panic response is over-zealous about doing its job: trying to locate any danger, in order to protect us. When it can’t find any danger in the present, it looks into the future. Sometimes, the only possible “danger” it can find is something you haven't done yet!

Each time you actually start the new activity – bringing the activity into the present – the anticipatory anxiety fades away.

As I  continue to do my healing work, the anticipatory anxiety gradually lessens on its own.

Thank you for thinking of me and may I ask for a little prayer?

Gentle Hugs

Kitt



LdyJane
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   Posted 9/7/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
You are always in my prayers Kitt, you and all the wonderful people here!, but I will say something extra to help you calm your fears and start off this new year knowing what we know..you are wise, wonderful, caring, exceptionally knowledgeable and loving!
{{{{Big Hugs!!}}}}
Janice

couchtater
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   Posted 9/7/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Like you told me the first day I posted here several months ago.
Breathe, focus on the now, and take it one day at a time.
There is no need to worry about the past it's already happened.
There's no need to worry about the future it hadn't got here yet.
Just focus on the now and breathe.

Joy

dencha
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   Posted 9/8/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
Subbing is tough because it's so unpredictable, and lends itself to anxiety. I subbed before taking a classroom job, and am very familiar with the experience. Once you get that first call and get back in the swing, you'll feel like you never left!

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow hasn't arrived...today is a gift...that's why they call it the "present"! Stay in the NOW. You can always handle something when it arrives, but you can never handle something that hasn't happened, and is in the future. NOW is the place to be!

You have so many gifts, and kindness and empathy among them. Thanks for all you do!
I've already said a little prayer.
Take care, and have a great day.
Denise

stkitt
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   Posted 9/8/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Thank you each of you.  I am practicing what I preach.  Isn't it funny how we know what to do but sometimes we are our own worse enemy?

Well today is the first day of the rest of my life and I will begin by staying in the moment.  If the call comes for a sub job I will deal with it when it happens.

Thank you for the prayers and I guess I was having a bit of trouble letting go of the fact that summer  is behind us now and we are into the fall like weather, actually my favorite time of year.

So I will live each day and do the very best I can.  You have all been so kind and I appreciate everyone here.

Hugs

Kitt

 


LdyJane
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt, you are the heart and soul of this group, this forum; you lead us, you help us, you support us and we are here for you!
{{{{Kitt!}}}}

Janice

stkitt
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey All,

I am doing but struggling.  I just wish I would get the first subbing day in and then I think I would fall into the pattern and feel more comfortable.

I have been going out for walks everyday.  I usually wear my sunglasses so if I shed a tear no one will see it.

But I am doing and thank you for the kind words and the prayers.

You know how important this wonderful group is to me so no fears, I will make it through.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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oakley
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   Posted 9/8/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
First of all I got your message and thank you so much for making me feel welcome here as always.
I get that feeling of anxiety sometimes too. I love all the advice everyone is goving and the little quotes and such. Here is mine to add , unless I missed it on someone elses post... 
Why worry about tomorrow , today will have worries enough !! This one makes me laugh to think, oh heck yes, why I putting the cart before the horse and  all that jazz!!
We love you ! You are simply one awesome person. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for not giving up on me.
take care Dear lady, Anne

griffdawg
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   Posted 9/8/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
kitt always wishing u the best!!
griff

PAlady
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   Posted 9/8/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,
You are really a great moderator here - and that's sort of teaching. And that's not subbing either! Trouble is there's no pay. :-(

I used to teach full time, and I remember there was always an adjustment at the end of the summer getting back into the routine. I would imagine with subbing it's a bit of a roller coaster, but I would also guess with the flu stuff that's going on you'll get called before too long! Be sure to prepare yourself!

Hugs,

PaLady

stkitt
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   Posted 9/9/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning All,

Well I took the plunge and added my dx to my signature line............not sure why that was hard for me to put in print but I have done it.  :-)   Guess it just makes it more real to see it in print.

Anne,

Thank you for your kind words and I liked your quote.  Everyone here in GERD needs support and understanding as well as offers support to others.............that is what makes this forum run so well.

I am glad you are part of this family.  (((((HUGS)))))

PAlady

I have my first confirmed subbing assignment, just a 1/2 shift on the 17th at the Middle School. Just received call right now and got my second short shift on the 18th at the Senior High.  Our Senior High has 1600 students and only one nurse.  I sub at 6 different schools so I feel like I am going in on a wing and a prayer somedays. 

I think you are right, once I get my feet back under me I will be OK. 

Griff,

Thank you my friend, you are just plain nice and your kindnest means a lot to me.

Janice,

You lift me up when I need help and I am truly appreciative of all your support.

Denise,

Well as you see I have 2 dates for September and I am happy with that.  They are short shifts which is a good way for me to break into the new school year.

I have two full weeks in October at one of my favorite schools so I guess I better work on staying in the moment.

Thank you for always understanding how I feel and for your kindness and unwavering support.

To everyone:  Bill, Joy, Mary and all the great members here, I will survive and I am so thankful to each of you.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

 

 


 

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LittlePeanut
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   Posted 9/9/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt:
 
We are here for you just like you have always been there for us. My hats off to you to take on a teaching job that would stress me out to no end. Keep going for those walks and release whats inside but most of all like you say to all of us keep talking to us.

stkitt
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   Posted 9/9/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi LittlePeanut

Thank you for the support.  I am an RN with 26 years of ER experience and retired but now I have a sub position as a school nurse.  I guess they hired me as I knew how to put on a bandaid.  LOL.  This is my second year and with being off over the summer I have lost a bit of self confidence.

With all the support from here I will make it through.

Gentle Hugs to you,

Kitt


 


PAlady
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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,
I didn't realize you were the school nurse! Oh, now you WILL be busy this year!

Are you going to get the flu vaccine? Or maybe I should say vaccines, as it looks like there will be 3 different shots (1 regular, 2 H1N1).

I have never had a flu shot, and I know some people will scream at that, but I've rarely had the flu. Then again, I'm pretty isolated these days, but even when I was working I was always very careful. I'm debating this year because I know my immune system is in the tank, but that's also why I'm afraid to get a vaccine for the first time. But if I was still working - especially in a school -I definitely would.

Anyway, you will be much needed, Kitt!

Hugs,

PaLady

couchtater
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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the flu once. sad shocked
Have you ever seen a 21 year old curled up on her parents' bed and saying, "Just kill me!" ? Not a pretty sight. shakehead
 
Kitt, I was a subsitute teacher for eight years. I know the worries about where I'll be the next day. However, I learned to face the challenges and actually learned to enjoy the variety. If it would support me I'd go back to it.
 
Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 9/9/2009 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   

PAlady,

I have had my first shot for the regular flu and the H1N1 shots are not available until the middle of October.

The one year I did not get my shot I ended up very ill with pneumonia.  So I am back to getting it. 

Joy,

I really do  like working with the kids as it is completely different then managing and working ER.  I am retired but needed somthing to do besides sit at home and the little income is nice.  I really got lucky and walked into this position last year.

I have put together my own First Aid Kit to take in my bag with me this year as there are certain items as an ER nurse I want right at my finger tips and hunting through cupboards at each of the 6 schools for something I need "now" did not feel comfortable to me.   So I have my little comfort bag of supplies.

You all have a great evening.

I wish you peace,

Kitt

 


griffdawg
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   Posted 9/9/2009 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
kitt,
ive been lucky to get the flu only once... about 3 years ago, but i get sik every year.. im just trying to be careful before surgery. The kids better treat ya rite otherwise ill take care of them;) lol
hows the school so far? lot of kids sik?
i must say the school nurse is one of the most underrated jobs, but to remember they like you are golden and take heart to care for those in need it and always wish the best. You are truely a gem, and the kids will never forget.
wishing u the best my friend,
griff ^_^

dencha
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   Posted 9/9/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
I wish you were a nurse in my school! You need so much patience to deal with all those microscopic "boo boos" that need to be attended to! I'm sure you're wonderful.

Don't feel alone with becoming less confident in your abilities after a summer off! After 25 years in the classroom, I'm still nervous going back each year!

I had my flu shot and pneumovax shot a couple weeks ago. With my asthma, I can't take chances. I hadn't gotten the pneumonia vaccine for years, and I'd read that it may help if you do get the flu. I'll definitely be in line for the H1N1 vaccine.

I work with those not-so-sanitary (but sweet) little second graders, and need as much protection as I can from those germs! Too many parents give a Tylenol and send their kids off to school sick. I understand that they can't afford to take time off, but it puts us all in a risky position--especially those of us with asthma!

Let's hope for the best!
Take care!
Denise

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/10/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-
Keep plugging along my friend. Hopefully you will have your own routine to fall back in. I know it's less likely being a sub, but could still happen. I have been putting off so much that needs done around here. Besides paying all the bills that is. The back yard didn't get finished yet. Still need to lay about 30 more bags of river stone in the flower bed. Need to brushhog the berry bushes and get them burned. May have to wait til late fall now. Still haven't gotten the finishing touches on the shed either. What a slacker I am.
just sitting here my kidney feels like its twisting in its knot. Gotta love that feeling. I actually am not sure how I would feel if everything stopped hurting. I wouldn't know what to do. Here I go whining again, Sorry about that.

Take care,
Bill
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