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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! 30 People

    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'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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So um, hi. I'm an Indian-American teen boy, meaning that my parents are from India, but I was born and raised here in the US. Lately, I've been having a lot of mental stress...
    iamofnothing iamofnothing 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I always have felt I was a girl. I started seeing a transgender therapist when I was 20 and started HRT when I was 22. I am still pre op. And happy just the way I am. Might have...
    LittleDebbieCD LittleDebbieCD 31-35, T 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    In my entire life i never experience sleeping with someone other than my family. Yesterday we went to a massage therapy session with my brother, it was my first time and i've got...
    jai09 jai09 18-21, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    OMG has this been an experience for me , Im glad I can feel peaceful about it now. I started my period when I was 13 years old. Unlike many other girls I was so happy to had...
    vnessa414 vnessa414 22-25, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Today I deleted all my music files and music meant the most to me. This is a very big significance of the start of the end. I have finally realised that as my parents said I have...
    QueenOfQuirkx QueenOfQuirkx 18-21, F 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I love it when my massage therapist thinks I'm a sleep and has his way with me. He spreads my legs wide and massages his way up to my ***** and ***. Such a hot experience! I get so...
    Patyladybug Patyladybug 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need advice about a guy and taking care of myself. I have recently moved to a new town, so I have no friends here or people I can trust. Anyway, I have been dating this guy for...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I completely went against my plan and kind of unexpectedly told my therapist about the rape. She's probably the only person who will ever know ...except the man I marry. He will...
    WomanOfWillendorf WomanOfWillendorf 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    So I completely went against my plan and kind of unexpectedly told my therapist about the rape. She's probably the only person who will ever know ...except the man I marry. He will...
    WomanOfWillendorf WomanOfWillendorf 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'd like to thank my therapist for suggesting that I should close my credit cards. I'm so impulsive and so shallow minded, that closing my 2 credit cards did not enter or even...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    What I think I worry about most, is how many chances he needs. Is it indefinite? Eternal? Will truth be ever spoken?The thing that blows my mind is how defiant he is when...
    happybunnygirl happybunnygirl 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    One day I asked the DBT therapist to lead a mindfulness activity as a repair for showing up to the previous group late. My individual therapist encouraged me to give an explanation...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 4: September 2011 “If it's a boy we can name it after you.” Deirdre said caressing her non existent baby bump. She was all of three weeks pregnant...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston 41-45, M a week ago

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    I love my kitten Elmo. He brought him as a kitten, and healed him from an major upper respiratory infection. He now sleeps with me every night.
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    A therapist has a theory that couples who make love once a day are the happiest. So he tests it at a seminar by asking those assembled, “How many people here make love once a day...
    hancockian hancockian 66-70, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    My therapist usually gives me little "assignments" whenever I see her. I'm kind of nervous about it. Even though she says I don't have to do it if I'm not able to, I still feel...
    azurerush azurerush 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Seriously in need of a massage... Such a stressful work day 🙃
    ADCue44 ADCue44 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I wish I could find one that would finish me off with a nice long digital ******. I had one in Barcelona who must of known how much in need I was of release. He worked his thumbs...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 8 Responses Jan 28

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    Please bear with me as this may be a long post. I started having severe anxiety issues during my first marriage . My ex thought I was cheating on him every time I left the...
    Elizabeth08021976 Elizabeth08021976 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I think I'm ready to take the step to speak with a therapist...I'm hoping that they can provide insight and possibly help me. My doctor hasn't been much help...just prescribing...
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Yeah i think seeing one could help me a awful lot. Maybe one day i'll be able to afford to see one.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Well, recently I had a weird experience. I'm not sure at all if I was abducted by aliens. The last year I was in my bedroom at night, my mom and my brother had gone to to see an...
    Mirkalah111122 Mirkalah111122 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Therapy really helps. I know how it feels for like no one to connect with you or they at first may not emphasize with you. But you have to use it. Therapy is there to express...
    Dana1111 Dana1111 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Hay you guys my name is Kayla and I have cystic fibrosis hers what it means What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes...
    khem0356 khem0356 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Those three words never get any easier to say " I was raped." no matter how many times I say it, no matter how ofter I hear it in my own head, it just does not get any easier....it...
    Poison89 Poison89 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    A message of hope for you guys :) if anything, just to change the course of these posts heh. Alright so first off, I don't think any of you had it much worse than me. Like I was...
    Dan412 Dan412 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I come from a large extended family, among which I was the middle cousin. I also come from a small close family, of which I am the middle child. My sister is one of those...
    Nahkriin Nahkriin 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Actually up until three days ago I thought that I was still diagnosed with Major Depression which I was diagnosed with in 2010 by the therapist I started seeing following my...
    MadGirl1308 MadGirl1308 22-25, F Jan 17

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    I have been with my boyfriend on and off for 5 years now. We live together but it doesn't seem like our relationship is going anywhere, nor am I sure that I want it to in its...
    an2012 an2012 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    True story. Her name was Lenora Marie. I had a friend for 30 years. We lived on the same block of the same street for two years and in the same city most of those thirty years...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    I always hate the part when they ask you about your past suicidal feelings, and if you've ever had a "plan". I know there's a good reason for that, but still it just makes me feel...
    azurerush azurerush 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I used to feel like there wasn't much of a point to getting up in the morning. The only way to stop from being devastated by sadness and anger all the time was to just stop caring...
    childoftheonetrueking12 childoftheonetrueking12 22-25, M Jan 16

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    I am not sure if I do or not. My therapist and my psychiatrist both said it was a possibility a few years ago. I never believed them because I figured that was not me. I have...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I don't know why I said it, but I told my therapist I am bi. She had no reaction, as therapists do. She didn't tell my mom. My parents would accept me, my uncle is gay and my mom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14