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Postby Loribug » January 18th, 2008, 1:54 am

I checked in a few days ago but didn't give many details about myself, alittle short on time.

I see alot of familiar faces, whether restarts, or maintainers. Howdy!

My name is Lori, I am a registered nurse in Jackson, MS. I have one cat and one dog, one sister, one brother and a Dad.

I am 45 years old, I am very independent. I used to like to travel and scuba dive but was diagnosed with Lupus about 10-12 years ago, was put on long term ( and I mean loonnnnnggggg term) steroid use, gained 200 pounds. Put me in a wet suit now and call me "Orca".

I love my job, I work in a heart recovery unit, very high tech with lots of autonomy.

I have come to rejoin you out of necessity, I am unable to breath after walking less than 100 feet, I am tired of not feeling good. This has got to end.

I work nights, all weekends, sometimes more during the week for OT. On my days off, I vegetate. Co workers ask me, what did you do this week? I thing back, "not a darn thing" and that is the truth. I get up each morning, drive my truck, next door to Dad's, do the NY times and eat breakfast, play a game of scrabble, go back home, take a nap, watch TV, might go for a drive every now and then, and that is the extent of my activity.

Well, enough about me.

I sure am glad you'all are still here.

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Postby dede4wd » January 18th, 2008, 1:59 am

Hi Lori!

GREAT to see you! There's quite a few familiar faces back and still around!
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Postby Serendipity » January 18th, 2008, 5:17 am

Nice to see you back, lori. Yep, we're here for ya.
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Postby kmr » February 19th, 2008, 12:40 pm

Welcome back Lori! :wave: I'm re re re etc. ect. starting again too. I'm also a Registered Nurse and used to work in post op open heart surgery. Nursing is an extremely difficult job mentally, physically, and emotionally. Combine that with stressors in everyday life outside of work and for me that is a perfect combination to run to my one and only comfort food that is always there for me. That is an issue that I have to deal with if I want to be successful in losing the weight and getting my old body back and then keeping it! I've gained 100lbs. since getting married 13 yrs. ago and having twin boys. It's hard to lose the weight, but it's doable. Good luck to you. We are all here for each other. :goteam:
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Postby ladyhawke » February 19th, 2008, 5:32 pm

Hi Lori,
Nice to see you! Get in here and get shakin'.

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Postby Diana » February 19th, 2008, 8:09 pm

Hiya, Lori!!! Welcome back!!!
Here's to our mutual success! :buddies: --Diana
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Postby Jan » February 19th, 2008, 11:07 pm

Hi There Lori,
I remember you .. welcome back
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Postby Mike » February 19th, 2008, 11:18 pm

Hi Lori,

Glad you posted again and gave folks a little background. We are all glad you have chosen to do something about your health. With your giving spirit and helping all of those others in your chosen field, sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. As KMR stated, nursing is a very stressful job, especially working in specialized places as you both do.
I used to wonder myself about how nurses (and doctors) could do a good job while seeing them on their breaks smoking and eating "junk" food.
It took a nurse to bring light to the fact of how stressful it was, and they asked what I did when I was stressed... well, I ate. Gee, who would have thought....

Anyhow, glad you are back, and kudos to you for thinking of you. We are all here to support you in your endeavor.

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Postby katesmom » February 20th, 2008, 4:57 am

Welcome back !!
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Can't wait to WIN this race !!
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Postby ChynnaDoll » February 20th, 2008, 9:20 am

Hi Lori! Welcome back!!...SO glad you're here with us :-P

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Postby rodeomom » February 20th, 2008, 11:10 am

Welcome back and congratulations on making the first steps toward a new life! We are all here for you and working on this right along with you. We can do it together!
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Postby Out*With*The*Old » February 20th, 2008, 11:52 am

Welcome back and congrats on making a 'good for you' life changing decision!!!
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