About Me

Two years ago, I retired from active nursing after 37 years of working as an RN. I worked many different areas of nursing and loved every minute of caring for others. I was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder and had a tough time with several medications until I was stabilized on Lamictal twelve years ago. There are still episodes of depression, (one from which I just recovered), and hypomania, but not as severe. I have several serious health issues going on, but try to live my life to fullest possible with them. There was a quote one of my friends posted on Facebook that basically relays my attitude. It said something like those of us with a chronic illness spend our time trying to act normal/well. So true.

I have always loved to write so after retirement, I wrote two books, started a Facebook account, and now started this blog. It is important to me to be a contributing member of society. (Besides, I am a little ADHD also and have to be doing something most of the time.) I am enjoying meeting new people, learning new things, and making my thoughts tangible through writing. Thank you everyone who visits and reads my entries! Hopefully they enlighten or amuse you.

33 Comments

  1. It is nice to meet you Toni (do I gather that this is your name?). I am sorry your cancer may be back. Here to suppirt if wanted. Thankyou for visiting my Blog and commenting. I will read yours now. Hope you are feeling okay today xx
    Lorraine

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  2. Hi, I am happy to connect to you through Huguette, I am soo excited every time I see nurses blogging. I hope you are doing much better now. I will read your posts for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ Blogging is also therapeutic. Congratulations with your books. Have a wonderful life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. my sis was an rn.
    tough job.
    she would be very sad if patient died after caring for them for some time.
    good for u for having worked there until retirement.
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Hi Hi Hi. I was just thinking about you today and want to leave a note saying hello and that I am thinking of you, and wishing you well thoughts. Sending positive vibes to the universe for you, and I Hope you’re recuperating well from surgery. โค

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