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I Am a Respiratory Therapist

this is for all of us in the crazy world of RT...I know you're out there! 29 People

    I've Been a Rt

    for 22 years.  I'm ready for a change, a new career. I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up!
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F Feb 14, 2009

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    Rt Staff To Patient Ratio

    I am a respiratory therapist on a committee c other RT,s. We are working on a staffing grid that considers both financial and patient satisfaction. Our hospital covers an area about one block long by a half block wide c about 400 beds. Please let me know what has or has not...
    giuliana giuliana 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2010

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    Wee

    I was in clinicals for Respiratory Therapy they decided i was gifted with children! Continually placed with babies and varing degrees of illness, abuse etc. and a new mom myself, very young and realizing how fortunate i was to have had a healthy baby. I came across this little...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F Jan 16, 2008

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    Respiratory Therapy- Find Support Through Sharing Stories

    Going into my 4th year in acute care- Resp. therapist. Looking for online support group about issues we face caring for critically ill patients.
    RTZOE2012 RTZOE2012 46-50 Apr 2, 2012

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    Albetterol

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Albetterol! I've been a RT for 2 years, but if you count the fact that I grew up with a RT as a mother I guess you could say I've been in it for over 30 yrs Anyway, RT is my second career.  I started out in mental health...there's really...
    Rachx2 Rachx2 31-35, F 2 Responses May 20, 2007

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    I Have Been An Rt For 11 Years Now.

    I always enjoyed the experience of being placed in a suitation were i need to intubate a patient and i do with one shot, and the RN informs the Pulmonologist and the MD's reply is " Go with whatever the RT's Vent Settings are".
    Jbunya2000 Jbunya2000 31-35, M 1 Response May 7, 2010

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    I am so excited to know what my ideal career path is, but I could use some help getting there. I am currently a senior in an engineering program, and I either want to go into...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Besides my wife and my therapist this is the only time I have talked about being molested. My therapist said its good for me to talk about it. I was nine years old when it started...
    proball1 proball1 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    When i was 13...i don't know if anyone will read this i just feel i need to get this in writing because i have told only my therapist and my dad. My therapist didn't help much, and...
    Sawke Sawke 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have BDD. I am going to be assessed for BDD next week. I already know I have it. I'm reading a book now and it sounds like me. Basically it's a person that's preoccupied with a...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't always feel alone in my marriage, but at the moment and numerous other times I do feel alone. I suffer from PTSD, and my wife and I both have anxiety and depression issues...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So we've been going to counseling, mostly for his issues with his job. He keeps telling me it's the horrible situation at work at has killed his libido and caused him ED, so I've...
    secretlysidhe secretlysidhe 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't smoke and never will I have asthma and rather not develop more respiratory issues and get lung cancer.
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As a Licensed Massage Therapist, using my muscles to help others with theirs, finding out that I have CIDP (chronic inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) was crushing. I am...
    amariesimms amariesimms 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    I have to get this out of me, I have to share this story I cannot even believe myself...how a total stranger not only changed my life, but saved my life. I have went trough alot...
    somedude92 somedude92 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Fifty - Epilog We never moved back home again. After three days in jail and a week on trial, Daddy was sentenced to death by lethal injection. The...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    I am married to an introvert that also suffers from anxiety and depression. I myself suffer from anxiety, depression as well as PTSD, but as introverted as my situation has made me...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M Aug 19

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    10 years ago I went to a therapist recommended to me that would take my insurance. I was suffering with some heavy grief after a beloved family member died unexpectantly. The...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M Aug 18

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    My therapist did my homework..
    rachel966 rachel966 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    yah, I have seen some clueless mo foz out there on da real....
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    I've had a couple of bad experiences with many therapists, starting at 16. None were too horrendous, but one of them cursed me out and put me on an anti-depressant for an eating...
    ThePerfectStorm87 ThePerfectStorm87 26-30, F Aug 18

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    Hey everyone, I'm a mobile massage therapist working in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs. I'm trying to take my private business on full time so I can be my own boss. I...
    ThaDudeILL ThaDudeILL 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm scared I'm going to ruin my life, scared I'm go to hurt and ruin my wife's life, scared to be rejected by family and friends, scared, scared, scared. I'm 61 years old and I've...
    EmmaAG EmmaAG 61-65, T 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I love animals, but not in the house. I wasn't raised with them in the house, and I thought my Mom was cruel because she wouldn't let me keep my kitten, or puppy, whatever in my...
    JustLookinforlove JustLookinforlove 56-60, F Aug 16

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    Now I didnt want to say anything too early . Last sunday -- i experienced the spirits manifesting in two persons . I went up to one of then and was a bit scared cause this...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M Aug 15

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    What my Saturday night consists of! Coming up with more designs for my clients to try 💅🏻
    Lonelyhannah18 Lonelyhannah18 18-21, F Aug 15

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    well, you have to want to help yourself for one n most ppl with probs need meds n most can't write out any. most ppl need to c a shrink, a real M.D
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 15

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    How do you get clients to re-book? I am a newly licensed male Massage therapist living in Eastern MI. I recently started working for a chain Massage & facial spa. Any help or tips...
    ThomasTrocino ThomasTrocino 22-25, M Aug 14

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    Hi I have been a therapist for 3 years
    imatherapist imatherapist 22-25, F Aug 13

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    Haha wow I never thought I'd see the depression groups again. I guess it's time to share what's been happening since I've been gone for so long. So let me start from the beginning...
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Friends and family. I have a story to tell. One that only a few have heard. I have only recently opened up about it. It is one of the reasons (of several) for my PTSD. I think this...
    MrM0J0RISIN MrM0J0RISIN 46-50, M Aug 11

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    I realized this last year. I want to transition FTN. I have already changed my name. My favorite pronouns are zie/zir/zirself, but I may need to go with they. I actually just...
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, T Aug 9

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    I'm a 15 year old girl with legitimate struggles. My older sister is almost eighteen. But she's been crazy ever since I've known her. My first memory (ever, not just my first...
    Lifeisweird599 Lifeisweird599 13-15, F Aug 9

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    I'm a 18 years old girl. My family been always ( like even before I was born) in a bad relationship, problems never ends. (At least this is what i heard from my sis) It kinda...
    Redinpain Redinpain 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    Anyone wanna help me 😭😨
    iamhappy1 iamhappy1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I used to have a speech impediment along with a stutter and a Louisiana accent. The accent is worth mentioning because I was born and raised in California. I sounded like a mix of...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    It seems I rub people up the wrong way all the time. its like today a colleague returned to work I was so happy to see her back and she looked as rough as sh*t. I think I said to...
    justlilyg justlilyg 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Well I went to therapy today and after a year of working with my therapist I realized my therapist may never understand me or agree with me. Maybe because my thoughts may seem to...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F Aug 6

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    sitting in achair an had pee but she was taking about stuf so I hold it.I Git up an there was a wet spot on the chair. Wen went to next time Ter was a new chair
    Sarapreston13 Sarapreston13 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I should have gone to school for psychology and become a therapist/counselor, instead of for web and graphic design. An education I do not use. I don't mean this to sound cocky or...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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    Actually, my therapist is probably the one who knows me best.She and my Mama who is in Heaven and, my pets <3 !
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 3 Responses Aug 2

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