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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! 27 People

    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...
    Jbunya2000 Jbunya2000 31-35, M 1 Response May 7, 2010

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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...
    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...
    Rachx2 Rachx2 31-35, F 2 Responses May 20, 2007

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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...
    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...
    RTZOE2012 RTZOE2012 46-50 Apr 2, 2012

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    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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    And so I got one to help treat depression and anxiety. To anyone looking for help; be patient and keep trying. Therapists never know when they will have an opening come up. It will...
    boredlizzie boredlizzie 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm not a therapist I'm looking for a therapist or anyone to give advice On controversial subjects, also be extremely open minded Please help I've got so many questions
    LeighJordan LeighJordan 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My depression is getting worse by the day. Some of my friends see therapists and I want one too because it seems to be helping them a lot. I really would just like to stop being...
    Isabella545 Isabella545 13-15 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My wife and I both enjoy giving and receiving massages from each other. She is able to push all my buttons and make me feel incredible. I also love getting a professional massage...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I just want someone to sit with me and tell me what exactly is wrong with me cuz there's so many wrongs and no rights at all and I'm getting so paranoid over it. I won't be able to...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 19 hrs ago

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    I've had two in the past, didn't work. I'm open to giving it another chance.
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    This annoys the **** outta me. People who selfharm and/or are depressed keep whining about how sad they feel and how they want to cut. Just stop. ******* stop it. And don't you...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I had a social worker who acted as my friend outside of therapy , after she quit her job and was no longer my therapist and said it was ok to text her and ask her questions so I...
    twistedwords twistedwords 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    this happened in Shiawassee county Michigan. on saturdat 3/15/2014 I came home from work to find out from my now ex girlfriend that her oldest son which I cognitive imparment had...
    kennyeagle13 kennyeagle13 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    The thoughts about trying to commit suicide are just more real yet less intense. I mean I cry about it and it scares me but it seems more like a job to be done. There are moments...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Preference in therapist styles?---Asking about personal preferences in therapist approaches may seem off topic. But by the time those of us on this board deal with our SMs head on...
    pachad pachad 56-60 10 Responses Apr 3

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    My wife and I have been married for 2.5 years together for 4.5 We have a beautiful baby boy, he is 17 months old. I feel like my wife has changed drastically since the birth of our...
    lavaman69 lavaman69 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am 32 years old, diagnosed three years ago. I have had 5 surgeries on my leg and 3 on my shoulder. I am on anti-depressants, nerve painkillers, anti-inflammatories and...
    gimpy55 gimpy55 31-35, F Mar 26

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    Okay this very rare virus I contacted just over 26 years ago. Now I still can't get up from the ground in the sitting position without help. Do more exercise to strengthen your...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I was devastated.....on labor day in 1987 i was awakened by my little sister on top of me shaking me and crying she was screaming"Mommies dead Bub Mommies dead!!!!"....i opened my...
    shannon744 shannon744 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    As usual I don't know where to start this, but I have to find relief somehow and writing always seems like the best solution. My husband and I have been married for 7 years (it'll...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 2 Responses Mar 30

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      I haven't been writing here for so long! A lot of things has happened. I dropped out of university. I joined a course on early childhood education. Dropped that too haha...
    eli1310 eli1310 22-25, F Apr 3

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    How long did it take you to find a therapist you were comfortable with? Any horror stories? I was always very painfully shy, and my mother took me to see a therapist when I was 12...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    "The Dummies Guide To Ending A Sexless Marriage" or "How I Learned Not To Give Up Emotional and Physical Intimacy" by CherishMe2 Step 1: Acknowledge that the lack of emotional...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 11 Responses Mar 18

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    I have finally met a wonderful, kind, loving man that I want to spend the rest of my life with. However, I'm so torn about moving forward with him and getting married because he...
    Konscious Konscious 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    First let me say that I am the Man that is married to a wonderful woman and I was just recently initially diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Reason I am on this post...
    Piercer7132 Piercer7132 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Hi! I am a registered nurse with cerebral palsy and I was reading through many of these stories and I just wanted to 1. Share my own story 2. offer some advice for seeking pain...
    bandgeektc bandgeektc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have had a rough couple of weeks, with a rollercoaster of emotions and I am hoping that I have hit the rock bottom. When I saw my therapist this week, she asked how I was doing...
    daniellekz daniellekz 46-50, T Mar 21

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    So i talked to my Husbands father after my mom insisted plus she and him are really good friends and apparently my mom had told him everything already and he wanted to talk to me...
    amantgenereux amantgenereux 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm 22. Female. 5'7 118lbs. I'm a papered sex addict. Which didn't help with my therapist when I was 14. My doctor said it was rare that a young woman such as myself be so needy...
    Whatseatinger Whatseatinger 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 24

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    I have cut since the age of 12 and I'm 20 now.The longest period I've been clean is one year. I started cutting again and I just recently started seeing a therapist for some issues...
    ashricard ashricard 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Progress. I've realized a lot. One of the biggest things: I THINK I may be a counter refuser, because I'm the one who cares! (Metta called this one I think...) True refusers...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 24

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    ...but right now I just wanted to vent and maybe find some nice people to talk to. Maybe to take my mind off of my own life, although I also need help sorting it out. I'm posting...
    Ilostmytears Ilostmytears 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My boyfriend has been trying to get sober for almost a year now. We have been together for 2 and a half, I started dating him right after he'd gotten out of rehab. I much later...
    mwarre3 mwarre3 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I hate her! More than that, I despise her I wish she was dead. She thinks that she's all perfect and whatever she says is right, I'm just not. She verbally abuses me and nobody...
    bubbly12 bubbly12 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    So somehow today we had a conversation. He was tearful. I made it clear that this is happening. That it needs to. He doesn't understand. Hes still leaving notes and such and I told...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 29

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    MSC/FoS/ST: Suicidal Ideation “i. Somewhere, far from here, there is a group of people who drill holes in their skulls so that they can talk to God. ii. When we yawn, we force...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    She insists I did not hug her when she came to visit about a month and a half ago. I remember this specifically because I thought, "do I have to hug her? If I don't, she'll make a...
    greencoffeecup greencoffeecup 26-30, F Apr 3

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    I am freaking out right now. I can't take it anymore. I asked him to seriously leave. I think he finally sees how much pain I am in. But is this really what I want? I have been...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 26 Responses Apr 3

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    I Need Not Want Have you noticed how people in emergency situations are given priority over others? If it's a medical situation the person receives lots of attention and care from...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F Apr 4

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    My family is really dysfunctional and it sucks. It's just one of the many things that contribute to my depression. We go to a therapist and she makes things worse. Today, I found...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    It's been a long week. Monday my therapy session got ambushed by parents. Thursday I get a call from my therapist saying that my parents wanted to have a session and so mine was...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I've been sleeping way more than I should. Not very hungry lately (and I eat a lot). My instruments don't make me quite as happy either (very passionate about music). The therapist...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Yeah since I have depression. I don't know its just a lot has been going on. My parents don't trust me driving and neither do I. I feel awful at everything I do. I feel fat. I...
    rosepetalsgirl rosepetalsgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    hello, my name is R. I feel like I'm 'coming out' posting this. I've felt on and off suicidal, or depressed since my early teens. I'm now 64. I married a similar person , we are...
    robdaartist robdaartist 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    I have had to go to a therapist over been bullied on Facebook. Most people new me as a man and had no clue at home I was a girl. I would go around dressed head to toe as a girl...
    shylilpaige shylilpaige 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have been married for 8 years. The sex was just alright in the first couple of years and then basically dwindled off into never ever land. I thought I could accept her lack of...
    ll2live ll2live 41-45 9 Responses Apr 7

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    I want to see a therapist but I don't think they will truly listen. I do need someone to talk to so badly though. Every time I've felt I needed to see a therapist I never go...
    purplezebra14 purplezebra14 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I feel like getting everything off my chest right now. I've had a really rough day. So, here's my story: My family is really dysfunctional. It's gotten really bad. We go to a...
    just1a2girl3 just1a2girl3 18-21, F 17 Responses