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rat115 last won the day on December 29 2011

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About rat115

  • Birthday 03/19/1973

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    Bedias, TX
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  1. Old folks Still here?

    I'm here. I only get in about once or twice a month right now. I'm looking for a new place where I can get internet at home. Ugh!
  2. Reciprocity

    I would suggest contacting NJ's Dept of Health. They are the ones who can tell you what you need to file and how long it should take got get reciprocity. Luck!
  3. Long lost and have returned!

    Welcome back!
  4. Can't do that. He lives too far away. Hmmm..... Nahhh! I don't want risk him infecting anyone else with his brand of insanity.
  5. Greetings from the Caribbean!

  6. Gutter??? Thought that was the normal avenue around here. I'm still around. Running in so many different directions that I've not been on as often as I should. Trying to deal with a shitty 2012 and get 2013 to be a much better year. Now, if the psycho stalker ex would follow through on his suicide threats, I'd be golden. I saw that I missed Mike coming through CO. Dang!!! Would have been a blast to meet you, Mike, if you'd have come through SE of eyedawn. Eyedawn, I've got to stop in an see you one of these times I'm through your area because of a meeting with the psycho ex.
  7. Cancer scare. Advice appreciated.

    I don't have any experience with this form of cancer. I do have experience with the scare of breast cancer. 1st time the docs thought I might have it I was 22 y/o and pregnant with my oldest. I will finish up a 2 yr watch on the 2nd scare this September. Take things a day at a time. DON'T let the stuff you read on the internet scare you. All cancer can be deadly. A big part of any treatment is to keep yourself positive and surround yourself with positve people. Don't keep this from your family and friends because you need that emotional support. Do keep in mind that it is treatable if it is cancer and that today you're here and will do your best to stay in the moment. Hugs and prayers from eastern Colorado.
  8. Enough Is Enough?

    Loner, this is one thing that you've always wanted. It's something that you're good at. You've had set backs, but you've stayed strong. I think you can do it. The health issues are concerns until they heal, but what about past that? I've got a cousin who had the types of surgery that you're concerned about when she was in her mid-30s and is healthier than most now. You can heal and you can continue. I'll suppport you either way you decide to go. I hope you go for it. And if you need someone else to talk to, PM me and I'll pass on my phone #.
  9. We have a strap seat that attaches to our cot for kids. I agree with some of the others that I prefer to have an infant/toddler in a full carseat attached to the cot if I can. If there are reasons to remove them, I will readily. We do leave those in a full carseat with padding around them if we need to spinal immobilize and there are no other reasons to remove them. It keeps the kiddo more comfy and you know that it's already fitted to them.
  10. Tired! Is this piece of floor taken???

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    2. Adam Swartz
    3. rat115


      Thanks! I think the floor would have been more comfortable than the "parent's bed" in the room last night. Ugh!

    4. Adam Swartz

      Adam Swartz

      Np. How about the cot in the squad/rescue/ambulance?

  11. I'm Back!

    Good luck and welcome back to the City.
  12. The ortho released me yesterday back to full duty.

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    2. FireMedic65


      bout time! congrats

    3. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      Oh look out! There's a Rat on the loose!

    4. spenac


      Glad to hear it. It has been a long time coming.

  13. Prayers for the people in the area I live in and our volunteer EMS crew. Had a double homicide with 2 kids critically injured yesterday.

    1. scubanurse


      sounds just brutal.... hope you guys are ok over there

    2. rat115


      It's rocked the community. It's hard to believe that they've arrested the family's 12 yo son.

    3. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      I hope everyone is coping with this. I don't think I'll ever understand the mentality behind such an act.

  14. Surgery today on the knee. Went good even though things turned out a lot different than the ortho thought.

    1. scubanurse


      glad to hear you're okay...hope it wasn't much worse than originally thought

    2. Lone Star

      Lone Star

      *hopes things went better than predicted by ortho*

  15. New EMT

    I'll add my 2 cents worth. I think that working your way up is not a bad thing. It gives you the chance to get field experience and on the job training/knowledge. Now, to help you understand my stance. I work on a rural volly service. We had a gal who went through class and got her EMT-B at 18. She worked here through her senior year of high school (the school would actually let her leave class for runs). She graduated and went to college for her RN. She got a position with a major ER right out of college due to her experience on the ambulance and within a year and a half she was hired as a RN for a flight crew. Hope that helps you.