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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! 28 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have been talking with a psychologist about the experience for a little over a year now. It is incredible to continuously figure out the effects the experience has had on me...
    mintsorbet mintsorbet 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    For some reason, I feel like my therapist is blaming me
    jellyycook jellyycook 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I have never had a massage but would like to and I think a man would understand my body and how it works better than a female therapist but I may be wrong about that!
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not yet but this is a career im VERY interested in. Hopefully people actually see this and I can pick real PTs and PTAs brains.
    expectasnaketobiteyou expectasnaketobiteyou 18-21, M May 1

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    As with PTA if i can pick the brains of those already in the profession that would be greatly appreciated
    expectasnaketobiteyou expectasnaketobiteyou 18-21, M May 1

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    I love it when the session was just what I needed to calm the shitstorm in my head. Today was a session like that and I am grateful!
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F May 7

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    I have openings 24 hrs per day to all women that need to have a nice long relaxing breast massage...free of charge always!
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M May 10

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    Just staring. This is my second day with one so I am kind of nervous. The first day was "Introduction Day" where we basically got to know another. I didn't really like her because...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Sometimes I wonder if everything we discuss during session really confidential..
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response May 15

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    I'm going to rewrite my coming out letter to my parents and at the end of it I'm going to write this lady's name and number down. I'm so excited she specializes in teens and gender...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T May 18

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    I would too if I had one . I would sell them lies and real their truths
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    The answer is most likely no .. I would figure them out and they would "figure out" BS about me because they wouldn't see past the facade that always is there , like a switch that...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    in my experience, no. not until I spelled it all out for them
    Iiskra Iiskra 22-25, T 3 days ago

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    People have pretty twisted and sick Idea of Love. I read about a little girl that said to a therapist (who is pro spanking and of course he used it to prove his point) "My mommy...
    Noelthemadhouse Noelthemadhouse 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I dont get to see my therapist until June 29th. And im not doing very well..
    CavalierSmile CavalierSmile 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm 26, no degree,still in undergrad,can't drive, not married and in love with a man whose family is racist and setting him up for an arranged marriage. I go to a therapist and...
    lactobacillus lactobacillus 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Being a live-in caregiver is not an easy job by any means, I'd definitely say it's one of the hardest jobs I've had. You are playing the role of a nurse, a psychiatrist (if need be...
    mguinm mguinm 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Please, I need advice on how to help my father, who has been dealing with COPD for eight years. Any homeopathic suggestions will greatly appreciated. For starters, I should say...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I am a RN, retired due to Lupus Cerebrits, now a VetTech am 53 yrs old. Just 2 mos ago, Feb 27, 15, I was at my boyfriends house and had a severe headache, neck pain and was not...
    Brandycordi Brandycordi 51-55 Apr 30

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    Being depressed is bad enough but depressed and sick? Ugh, I just missed 2 weeks of school cuz I've been so sick. Some kind of respiratory thing that makes me feel like I'm havin...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2

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    Angel was a Saint Bernard puppy. She is no more…. I remember the day I first meet her, she tried to bite me. I was really scared. But as time (with the time I mean few hours...
    kanishka77 kanishka77 22-25, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Got a nasty respiratory infection from allergies due to all the rain we keep having & I feel like crap. I've been sleeping for about 5 days now & I gotta go to work tomorrow cuz...
    Chanrhu Chanrhu 51-55, F May 20

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    Ok had my first session since like 7-8 years.... Omg I forgot the 1st question is almost always... "So hows ur family?" Ok this probably shouldn't make me cry, but this has also...
    amygalant amygalant 31-35, T 3 Responses Apr 30

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    I recently started outpatient therapy in an adolescence mental hospital. I left my former therapist for this and was pretty nervous to meet my new therapist. I've already done a...
    littlebird88 littlebird88 13-15, F May 1

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    Wow So much has happened in the last year (since 5/1/2014) the day first saw my therapist and she said those fateful words “oh it sounds like you may be transgender.” I’d...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 3 Responses May 3

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    I am a man. For a long time I defined myself as gay -- I was attracted to guys, had a lot of sex with them and had three relationships, one lasted for 8 years. I can't say that I...
    diquray diquray 31-35, M 2 Responses May 9

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    I find that my situation is different than many I've read here and also very much the same. Some of these posts actually make me think "I don't have it so bad", but the bottom line...
    iwant2bhappyagain iwant2bhappyagain 56-60, F May 9

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    In the beginning there was love. Two wounded souls who met and thought they could make a better life together. I was divorced with three kids, he had two, both had experienced...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    I didn't go to my first therapy appointment with the new therapist. I just don't know if I trust therapy anymore. And it's useless to me because it's always at set dates and times...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A while ago thelionsden made a post about me saying how I'd lost everything, was unstable and ow shouldn't talk to me for my own good. While it has been very beneficial to block...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Laying here crying, trying not to wake him. **** this, I'm so over this ****. I wanna scream at the top of my lungs! "Why, God? Why do I feel this way? Why is it hard work for me...
    Hope1198 Hope1198 26-30, F 4 Responses May 2

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    I've been in therapy for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 2

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    I've been in therapy for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 2

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    I can't talk to my family about my depression and anxiety, the few times I have they just tell me to pray, I don't know how many times I've told them that prayer does not work...
    mcgradyyeah mcgradyyeah 26-30, F May 4

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    In about 6 hours I will meet my new therapist. I gave up therapy a year ago but now I'm starting fresh. Im looking forward to this but at the same time it is a little bit scarry. I...
    DDianaT DDianaT 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    My heart pumps purple **** for you... Lets play a game, it's called "The lets make everyone in your life miserable game". Now, to make everyone in your life miserable, you have...
    Porcelainfacedkiller Porcelainfacedkiller 22-25, F May 7