We garb up and glove up and mask up. But we do not give up. Thoughts on Ebola. From a nurse. #SupportTheScrubs


Great post! All we can do is take precautions throughout the day. Washing hands, using hand sanitizer, and making sure that we are taking care of ourselves.

Amy K. Sorrells

I’m a nurse.

So I get it.

More than most folks in this country right now, I dare say my co-workers and fellow nurses around the country, we get it.

We.

Get.

Fear.

It’s not new to us, the nagging, lingering anxiety that in our efforts to heal, we will succumb to the very diseases we treat. Working at the bedside is a bit like the old Hotel California … we clock in any time we like, but we never really leave.

So last night I had to shut ‘er down. My TV, my facebook feeds, my Twitter news lists…anything that reminded me of the chaos, the politicalization, the breaches of protocol, the talking heads … most of whom will get nowhere near a single strain of Ebola ever … and the way the media spins sick nurses and hospital administrators overwhelmed with the unthinkable … things which in fact…

View original post 158 more words

Advertisements

The Right to Free Speech


An Offensive World

Throughout the world people take offense to many things that are said because they think that the person is offending them with the things that they say. Throughout the world you are going to hear things that you are not going to like because of numerous reasons. However, every person in the world has the right to say what they want about anything in the world. It is their opinion of what they think of the world. You cannot keep people from saying what they think, believe or anything like that. There are many things that people believe in throughout this world and they voice their opinions whether or not people like the things that they say because they have the right to say what they think.

Criticism

You will get criticized every day for everything that you do in your life. If you make the wrong choices people are going to talk about the wrong choices you are making in your life. If you take the wrong road throughout your life people are going to talk about the fact that you are not going anywhere in your life because of the choices that you have made throughout your life. You cannot blame others for how your life has turned out because it is your responsibility to make the right choices. It is your job to teach your children right from wrong. Yes! No one likes to be talked about and no one wants people to say things that may offend them but come on! We are humans people judge us every day for the jobs that we do, the way that we live our life, the things that we buy, and many other things that you have no control over. Eventually, you are not going to be able to speak your mind about anything because the whole world is offended by the things that you say.

Freedom of Speech

Everyone in the world has the right to free speech to talk about anything and everything that they wish to talk about whether it offends people or not. If you do not like what someone is saying, writing, or anything along those lines you should not listen to them, read the things that they write about or whatever they are doing. There are many things that she does not like about things that people do in this world. How they live lavishly instead of securing the future of their children or themselves. However, that is the way they want to live their life and that is their right. It bothers her because they complain about not being able to pay their bills but go out every night and spend their money on menial things. Everyone in this world has their own opinions, and thoughts about a variety of things that go on in this world from politics, environment, employment, religion, charities, talk shows, news stations, and the list will keep on going. You cannot keep people from voicing their opinions about these things.

How Quickly Can Someone Be Dependent on Drugs?


180211_10150960014629939_177941515_n

In this world it is so easy to become dependent on drugs with all the problems that people have in the world. It becomes easy for people to depend on the drugs instead of facing the problems head on because it is convenient to buy the drugs instead of working through their problems. Therefore, growing up in this world is hard enough without the pressure of becoming dependent on drugs. Of course, people are certainly curious as to why people become dependent on the drugs that they choose. She believes that when you hang around people that are dependent on drugs you will eventually become just like them. Dependency on drugs usually means that someone is going through a rough time in their life. Therefore, becoming a dependent of drugs usually means that they are trying to escape from the trials and tribulations of life.

She knows that many things that happen in your life can result into the dependency to drugs to relieve the pain, stress, and many other things that they are facing within their life.   She does not understand why they do not seek help instead of resorting to drugs. Throughout the world there are many places that are here to help people get past the trials and tribulations of their life instead of resorting to taking drugs.

When people start depending on drugs to cure the ailments of their life it becomes a habit that is hard to kick because your body is dependent on the drug that they are taking. Without warning it becomes a part of your life. Here you are stuck with a drug addiction that you cannot kick because of anger, pain, suffering, and everything else that is going on in your life.

When you know of someone that is dependent on drugs you see different mood swings, attitude changes, and changes in the things that they do in their life. Sometimes people who are dependent on drugs will do things that they normally would not do because they are coming down off of their high.

Before you know it a day or week has gone by and your friend is looking for a way to get their fix on their choice of drug. They cannot deal with the everyday life because of their dependency on drugs. Many people do not like to be around others that are doing drugs or become dependent on drugs for the fun of it. People that are dependent on drugs do not think about the consequences of their actions until it is too late.

There is help out there if you are willing to make the time to make a change in your life. Having a dependency on drugs is never easy and it takes time to get through the roughest part of cleaning your system of the drugs that you have put into your body. However, you have to keep it in your mind that you are better than the drug. You have to take a stand and make something of yourself instead of relying on the drugs to make your life better.

Sometimes friends, family members, and people that you love dearly need to be put in a place where they are able to detox from the drugs that they are dependent on. In reality, you need to help your family, friends or the people that you love and try to get them the help that they need to not be dependent on the drugs that they are taking.

What is more interesting is the amount of money that it takes to purchase the drugs that they are dependent on. In most scenarios one pill may cost up to $20 dollars or more and if one person is buying five or more a day then that turns out to be quite a bit of money especially if they need more than one pill a day. Your friend or family member needs to know that there is help out there and that you are standing behind them the whole way.

Sometimes they will not listen to reason because they are so dependent on drugs that no matter what you say or do it would not matter much to them. If they are not going to help themselves and admit to having a problem then there is not much that you could accomplish. Most of the time people who are dependent on drugs will blame the people who are trying to help them through their hard time. When in reality, they are the ones who need the love and attention that many people fail to provide to loved ones or friends.

Prayers For Pensacola After The Storm


pensacola

 

On April 29, 2014 into April 30, 2014 the city of Pensacola was hit with a massive storm. The total amount of rainfall hit 27 inches during this storm. It knocked out power across the city, damaged houses, left people stranded, and took out many of the roads here in Pensacola. It is devastating to say the least to look at these pictures. It is going to take a while to get things back up and running here in Pensacola.

She has never witnessed anything quite like this before. It is quite amazing how that much rain here in this city could do this much damage to people’s homes, work, and leave people wondering what is going to happen next. This is going to take Pensacola awhile to recoup from this type of devastation. Many of the people that she works with suffered damage in their homes, cars, and all around them.

Many thanks are going out to the crews from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Pensacola for the work that they did to recover the power in Pensacola. She is sure that everyone is grateful to have the power back on, and for the work that these crews did in helping restore the power across Pensacola.

Now, it is time to start picking up the pieces from the massive storm that came through our city is underway, and this is something that will be talked about for years to come. Many businesses suffered flooding, and other types of damage throughout the storm. Earlier on the news she had heard about the Manta Food Bank that suffered from the storm and lost everything that they had to help people in this time of need.

Prayers are needed for the city of Pensacola, and the people that have suffered the loss of belongings, homes, loved ones, and anything else that they have gone through during this storm. Many people were out of electricity until sometime late yesterday, and into today. She knows that the electricity here at her home did not get turned back on until late last night.

Watching the U.S. Tornado Outbreak from Space


Interesting to see something like this happen right before your eyes. I personally, have never witnessed anything like this.

Watts Up With That?

NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite that shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting seven central and southern U.S. states on April 27-28, 2014. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the system that revealed powerful storms, high into the troposphere.

View original post 1,452 more words

Drug debate: Will punishing women who take drugs while pregnant – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports


In my opinion I think that they should do this because they are not only hurting themselves; they are making their unborn child addicted to drugs that they should not be addicted to. Come on if a woman is taking drugs while they are pregnant they do not need to have children in the first place.

Putting them in a rehab is not going to solve anything because when they get out they will fall right back into the same problem they were in before. Before you know it they will be pregnant again without regards to what the drugs are doing to the baby growing inside of them.

You cannot help those who do not want to help themselves. Therefore, if it is going to take drug testing them before and after the baby is born so be it. No one can say whether or not they are not going to use after the baby is born. Once you become an addict of drugs that is all you think about and nothing else.

The doctors are the ones prescribing this medication, and drugs except for what they get on the street. They are going to be right back in the line getting more so they can get their fix. They are not going to care what happens to the child and personally I do not think that a woman who is pregnant; doing drugs; and not paying attention to what is happening to the unborn child should be able to keep it after it is born.

Maybe it will be a wakeup call and maybe it will not be a wakeup call. It was their choice to do the drugs and put the baby in danger so they should buck up and take the consequences of their actions.

Drug debate: Will punishing women who take drugs while pregnant – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

An Observation of The World of Parenting In “2014”


Sometimes she wonders what people think about when they up and leave their children without any regards at how it will effect them. It is because they do not care about anyone except for what they want in life. Young people do not have any morals about anything in this world. They only care about what they want and no one else matters. Sometimes it may be a good thing that parents up and leave their children because at least then they would have a fighting chance to make something of themselves. In this day and time the younger generation just  does not care about anything except themselves.

Where have the parents gone? Parents are not parents these days because they do not pay attention to what their children need to know about in the world. It is okay for a little girl or little boys to go out, have sex, and get pregnant. You know it takes two to tango and make babies. Therefore, it is going to take two to raise the babies, and keep them out of harms way. A relationship is 50/50 and it takes both of you to make the relationship work. You cannot take each other for granted and you have to work together to make your relationship work.

Because they know that mom and dad will be there to step in and take care of the child because she has to go to school, work, and do what they want to do. Everyday parents are raising their grandchildren, and great grandchildren because the parents do not want them. They get hooked on drugs, and they do not want to give up their life of partying, and being selfish. If they did not want to have children they should have not put themselves in that situation. They should not put their selfish wants above their children. The human race is strange and the ones that will suffer this will be our generation of children.

Sometimes it is not the parents fault for how their grown children act and do the things that they do. It is because of the people that they hang around and if you are going to hang around people that do drugs, drink all the time, party all the time, and leave their children to fend for themselves then they are better off with the grandparents. Some of the people that have children today should not have children because they are not ready to take on the responsibility of another living being.

People think that they are owed food stamps, welfare, and everything else that they get for free. Although they are getting it for free because it is the taxpayer’s that are having to pay for these people to spend their actual money on things that they do not need. I admit that there are some people that need the help and they should receive the help. However, they should make the effort into making their life better so that they do not need the help from the government. They cannot support the ones that they have but then they go out and get pregnant all over again.

Back in the old days the man of the house went out and worked to bring in the money, and the woman stayed home to take care of the house, and children. However, in the world today it takes two to make ends meet and sometimes you cannot make ends meet with both parties working. You have to work different shifts because some parents do not want to leave their children in the care of people that they do not know. However, you do what you have to do for your children, and family.

She knows that there are some good parents out in the world that teach their children the right and wrong way to be. She admires the ones that actually take the time to spend those precious moments with their children because they do not come all the time. Every time she turns on the television, radio, internet and reads about children that have been tossed out like a piece of garbage, left in cars, being abducted or anything like that it is depressing because these children cannot defend themselves. They are not old enough to know what is going on and why they are being discarded like trash or left behind for someone else to take care of them.

Sometimes they miss having little children running around the house. They are precious little beings. To watch their personalities come alive each year that they grow makes you think about those moments when they are older. Children are precious and we need to make sure that we love, nurture, and raise them to be leaders not follower’s.