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Show Me Your SHIRT! Spirit day for rally! :) Gallery!

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Hi Aunt Liz….. How did you get in here?

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RIGHT HERE DAVID!

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#NursesTakeDC to ensure the safety of our patients.  We are engaged.  We are passionate.  We are united.

You are welcome to join us

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Ian makes this shirt look good 🙂

 

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Love,

Janie

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Sometimes, it hits you right in the feels.

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Dear ShowMeYourStethoscope:

Dr Kislu Kabir is a GP in Bangladesh.  We were lucky enough one day around Thanksgiving to see a picture by Dr Kabir posted on Show Me Your Stethoscope. It was of a mom and a child.  The child came into Dr Kabir’s clinic with status asthmaticus.

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This is the picture.  Look at that beautiful boy and his lovely mom! He said that he had to give them a nebulizer because his mother would never be able to afford one.  I asked if I could replace it and send him the money.  He generously offered to buy one and donate it in my name.

You know I wasn’t going to leave it like that.  

So we had a GoFundMe fundraiser, and we bought extra nebulizers for Dr Kabir to give to children in his area who needed them.  It took me 2 months to pay him because we were just getting our legal status and bank account straightened out, but it finally happened.  And now we get to look at pictures of children in a clinic in rural Bangladesh who will be healthier because of your generosity.

You did this.

Dr Kabir is a lovely man whose family has six clinics in rural Bangladesh, where they take care of a poor and underserved population.  His parents and children are also Physicians.

Maybe you can ask Dr Kabir what other needs he has and we can do it again? Because I have to tell you….February is the worst month of the year for me.  My son was killed in February.  I hate February.

I love today.

I love that Dr Kabir helped us to do this.

and I love all of you, who made it possible.

 

Love,

Janie

PS: Here are the kids and parents!

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Zero to 800,000 in 5 days. The adventures of a facebook group for the caregivers.

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Hi, Groupies! <I just named you that, don’t judge>

#SMYSOfficial is having some growing pains.  We knew this would happen.  In this stage, the participants will argue with each other and tell the admins that we are violating their right to free speech.  Which of course, they have.  I just have a right to delete stuff in my group, because it is inflammatory, pseudoscience, insulting, or just plain ridiculous. I also have the right to delete spam, and some pretty hideous porn, which I have 17 admins doing 24 hours a day.  And they are volunteers, unpaid, and love nursing.  And they love you, no matter how contrary you are. 🙂

What a megalomaniac I am,  

I haven’t laughed so much in years! The medical community has endlessly amused me for the last 13 days! Of course, all 17 Admins are mentally and physically exhausted, and some of us have started upping our psych meds.  I meant me. So, let’s have some great #showmeyourstethoscope posts gathered together to bring this thing back on track.  We are here for PEOPLE.  We care for them, love them, hate them, are annoyed by them, touched by them, hurt by them, and hugged by them.  You have to love this job to do it well.  And you have to be able to laugh, because the alternative is to cry.  The pain you deal with every single day can be debilitating.  Laughter IS the best medicine.  And also, some inspiring pictures and posts.  Because we need that too.

We just wrapped up out first day at clinicals. We are in the transition program and are so appreciative of our nurse preceptors. Future RNs in August 2016!

We just wrapped up out first day at clinicals. We are in the transition program and are so appreciative of our nurse preceptors. Future RNs in August 2016!

I graduated nursing school September 22, 2015. I started 1 month after losing my 20 year-old young in a senseless homicide. I don't know how I did it but God has not failed me yet!

I graduated nursing school September 22, 2015. I started 1 month after losing my 20 year-old young in a senseless homicide. I don’t know how I did it but God has not failed me yet!

Escaped medical leech. Maybe he's headed off to get his nursing degree.

Escaped medical leech. Maybe he’s headed off to get his nursing degree.

There generations of nurses. My mom, me and my daughter. So proud of all of us. Most prized pic I have

Three generations of nurses. My mom, me and my daughter. So proud of all of us. Most prized pic I have

I forgot my stethoscope at home today but thanks to my nurse, Sandy, I'm still able to see my patients! Dr Fougere

I forgot my stethoscope at home today but thanks to my nurse, Sandy, I’m still able to see my patients! Dr Fougere

I am a Director of Nursing of Miller's Merry Manor in Indianapolis (LTC/SNF). I will do whatever I need to do to ensure the patients have the best care possible. I will work as a nurse, as CNA, I'll crawl under a bed and try to fix it before I call maintenance, make beds, pass ice, give you a hug, go to an outside MD appt if needed, and even visit my patients in the hospital to show them how missed they are and to get well soon! Why?....I want to be there to support my patients AND employees to the best of my ability. I am about team and individual empowerment, learning and teaching. Not just telling someone what to do, but explaining the how and why's. I follow my chain of command: treat employees well, they treat patients well...patients are happy, families are happy! I love my job! All my patients are my family and I just can't even imagine doing anything different! It's amazing when a career and a passion come together! I feel very lucky!

I am a Director of Nursing of Miller’s Merry Manor in Indianapolis (LTC/SNF). I will do whatever I need to do to ensure the patients have the best care possible. I will work as a nurse, as CNA, I’ll crawl under a bed and try to fix it before I call maintenance, make beds, pass ice, give you a hug, go to an outside MD appt if needed, and even visit my patients in the hospital to show them how missed they are and to get well soon! Why?….I want to be there to support my patients AND employees to the best of my ability. I am about team and individual empowerment, learning and teaching. Not just telling someone what to do, but explaining the how and why’s. I follow my chain of command: treat employees well, they treat patients well…patients are happy, families are happy! I love my job! All my patients are my family and I just can’t even imagine doing anything different! It’s amazing when a career and a passion come together! I feel very lucky!

This is my stethoscope in the background honoring my Nurse Friend battling Cancer. It's hard for nurses to be on the receiving end of compassion and giving because we live and breathe taking care of others.

This is my stethoscope in the background honoring my Nurse Friend battling Cancer.
It’s hard for nurses to be on the receiving end of compassion and giving because we live and breathe taking care of others.

Its been a long shift when you start laughing @ little pink penis lancet plugs!!

Its been a long shift when you start laughing @ little pink penis lancet plugs!!

Anyone else gotten a liquid charcoal shower trying to push it down an NG tube?! First and last time I hope... gotta love working in the ER! I turned my patient, co-worker, and room into a Jackson Pollock painting

Anyone else gotten a liquid charcoal shower trying to push it down an NG tube?! First and last time I hope… gotta love working in the ER! I turned my patient, co-worker, and room into a Jackson Pollock painting

Apparently I've said something to upset my aides...

Apparently I’ve said something to upset my aides…

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