After being in health care and mental health for a total of 23 years and the due to illness forced to retire early and fight for Disability (still fighting) I have missed my profession so very much. I have been out of work since April 06. Spending my days wondering what I am going to do to pass the time. I have always been a hard worker and love my work. The medical field (to me) is one of the most rewarding fields there is. To see someone go home that actually died and brough back by CPR is the most wonderful experience one could see. I remember this one time we had a code in the ICU unit and when I got back to my floor, I called the charge nurse and said " Ya know I broke a few ribs". Her answer was " Everyone does".
I was an EMT and volunteer firefighter for four years on my days off from the hospital.
When a friend on another board told me about ehealth I thought I would come over and see what it was all about. That was the best day of my retired life. Now I feel that I can be home and still be the person I was when I was working and share that knowledge with those who need help. You have no idea how much I love this board. This board has become my new home that has taken the lost place of my old job. The members on this board are like none I have ever met. The compassion and emapthy shines through so very much. I think you guys and gals are stuck with me now.
I can not tell you how I feel right now. I am sad, depressed and almost in tears. You are a special lady and don't you foget it girl. I want you to know that I am praying hard for you. Keep positive girlfriend, please!