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by brandtrn
02 Jun 2018, 01:48
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Sex On The Job
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Sex On The Job

All-righty, then! 😜
by brandtrn
02 Jun 2018, 01:44
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Gotta work on my patience
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Gotta work on my patience

Have found, for the first time in my career, what it is to deal with the health system as a family member. No, I have NOT started “stalking” nurses (and, hopefully, never will), but, seeing stuff from the “other side” will, hopefully, make me a better nurse than I was before...
by brandtrn
11 Feb 2018, 22:43
Forum: Blogs
Topic: On Passing
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: On Passing

I’ll miss Rusty. She was an awesome human being. Her twin sister, Maz, is just as awesome and needs our support. RIP, Rusty ...
by brandtrn
11 Feb 2018, 22:40
Forum: Blogs
Topic: On being an awesome nurse...
Replies: 2
Views: 269

On being an awesome nurse...

Not really meaning to brag, BUT: I’m happy. When one has done their utmost to save a body part (or the use of one), and has actually contributed to the success of said saving, one can say that one’s purpose in life has been achieved. Not that it hasn’t happened before (as it has, many times!), still...
by brandtrn
03 Oct 2017, 09:06
Forum: Blogs
Topic: On screwing with the pain scale...
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: On screwing with the pain scale...

If the prescription was for heroin, and if the shit is legal where you are, I've got no problem with it. There ARE people out there in severe pain, and they should be able to obtain decent relief. I've had patients for whom the current regimen wasn't working, and I'd call the Doc to ask for somethin...
by brandtrn
03 Oct 2017, 03:35
Forum: Blogs
Topic: On screwing with the pain scale...
Replies: 7
Views: 533

On screwing with the pain scale...

I honestly don't get this. Truly! Even as a chronic pain patient myself, who frequently busts ass for patients in pain when I, personally, am hurting so bad that I feel like crying. WHAT is it about the pain scale that your average patient DOESN'T understand?? Honestly, it sounds pretty simple: the ...
by brandtrn
03 May 2017, 17:14
Forum: Blogs
Topic: More health issues in the fam...
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: More health issues in the fam...

Pilvikki, they've been wanting to see him every 3 months because he's a new type 2 diabetic and he's not managing his blood sugar as he should. Not near enough in the way of proper diet and exercise and blood sugar through the roof. We'll find out tomorrow about any other suspected problems. Will de...
by brandtrn
02 May 2017, 22:38
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin Is Worried
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Putin Is Worried

The "lesser of the two evils" is STILL evil, in my opinion. Not that my opinion counts for much in the large scheme of things. Anyone who votes for the "lesser" of two evils is still voting for evil. Which is why I vote third-party, always, although lately, the third-party choices haven't been much ...
by brandtrn
02 May 2017, 22:34
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Apocalypse Soon
Replies: 6
Views: 588

Re: Apocalypse Soon

Wouldn't surprise me in the least. But am certain that many of the Bible-thumpers in America would welcome said apocalypse, especially since they voted in the man most likely to help bring about WWIII.
by brandtrn
02 May 2017, 22:32
Forum: Blogs
Topic: More health issues in the fam...
Replies: 8
Views: 653

More health issues in the fam...

Husband freaking out, as usual. This time, perhaps he has a reason, for a change. He visited the Doc yesterday, and was told that he wouldn't need to be seen again for another 3 months. But today, we got a call back saying they want to see him again ASAP as a result of his labs. While I'm hoping tha...
by brandtrn
31 Mar 2017, 00:09
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Long time, no post...
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: Long time, no post...

The babies are spoiled rotten, as always. Getting even more spoiled now that Momma has been home constantly. They're in for a rude awakening when I get back to work :lol:
by brandtrn
29 Mar 2017, 13:45
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Long time, no post...
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Long time, no post...

...and really, no excuse for it, except that I've had nothing interesting to say. Have been off work these past six weeks, due to a broken left foot (the foot was fractured in 3 different places) and sacrum, and a badly sprained right ankle sustained in a ground-level fall in mid-February. Have been...
by brandtrn
29 Mar 2017, 13:27
Forum: Blogs
Topic: flo
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: flo

I am so sorry to hear this news. She was such a sweet lady...
by brandtrn
20 Jan 2017, 09:45
Forum: Blogs
Topic: An open letter to the ex's new bride...
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: An open letter to the ex's new bride...

I'm not posting it on Facebook or anywhere else but here, so it's a given that the woman will NEVER see it. Just blowing off steam after a conversation I had with Megan. Not going to bring it up with Don, either. He's making his bed, and will have to sleep in it.
by brandtrn
20 Jan 2017, 08:54
Forum: Blogs
Topic: An open letter to the ex's new bride...
Replies: 4
Views: 529

An open letter to the ex's new bride...

Dear Lisa (not her real name): I have just heard the news that you're about to become Don's fifth wife. Congratulations to both of you! I hope that your upcoming marriage is everything you could hope for, and more. But please, pardon me if I butt in for a moment. It appears that you're already begin...
by brandtrn
09 Nov 2016, 04:32
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Congratulations, America...
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Congratulations, America...

Well, America, you've really done it this time...elected a part-time clown and buffoon, as well as a full-time psychopath, as the 45th president of the United States. And the entire world is laughing at us, because you've reinforced their stereotype of "dumb" Americans, once again. And sadly, I help...
by brandtrn
30 Mar 2016, 09:44
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Sad!
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Sad!

Yeah, it's funny, all right...NOT!! Seems that it's "OK" for a MAN to "back out" of a pregnancy (which he was halfway responsible for causing!), but it's NOT OK for the woman to do so, even though it's HER body (and possibly even her life) that's on the line?!?!? What's wrong with that picture??!??
by brandtrn
26 Mar 2016, 10:23
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Sad!
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: Sad!

My apologies for dumping this conversation out there and then, seemingly, abandoning it. Juggling two jobs and trying to get a bit of sleep in between has left me little time for posting thoughtful conversation online. Anyway, like Icey and pilvikki, I, too, find abortion, especially when used merel...
by brandtrn
11 Mar 2016, 08:29
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Sad!
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Sad!

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/south-bend-abortion-clinic-to-officially-close-next-week/38453914 THIS is saddening! NO abortion care whatsoever in our metropolitan area of over 300 thousand?? Not to mention for the many tens of thousands who live in the neighboring small towns who come to this area...
by brandtrn
06 Mar 2016, 18:06
Forum: Current Events
Topic: RIP, Nancy Reagan
Replies: 1
Views: 370

RIP, Nancy Reagan

Didn't much care for her as an actress, as a human being or as First Lady of the United States. She always appeared to me to be VERY cold and superficial, and, from her daughter's autobiography, she also appeared to be an uncaring mother. I did, however, have all kinds of admiration and respect for ...