I am a now retired Nurse which has been a great career for me. It was very hard at times and physically challanging. I spent 29+ years working Labor &Delivery, Mother/Baby units. General Surgery floors and then a very difficult step=down ICU unit working with Trauma, Huge Cancer surgeries, and a lot of, hard to take care of patients, who were very ill. After 17 years of hard physical work I inevitably had the final injury to my back, that put me into the "Disabled" catagory.I was very sad this happened, as I totally enjoyed the patients and their families and did what I could do, for them. I recireved many cards and letters from people over the years complimenting me on my friendliness, competency, and the TLC everyone recieved. My attitude was "I treat patients the way I want to be treated, and I want to be treated VERY WELL. It never failed to get Thanks from my patients, and co-workers who were happy someone else cared to answer their call lights when they were busy. Saying goodbye to tmy career was hard.
My husband and I moved from Spokane to Federal Way (a sub-burb of Seattle) where my daughter Dr. Dortero lives with her husband and son. There was no more relatives to stay in Spokane for. and we wanted a Different environment. So we are living in an over 55 age community living in a manufactured home. We have spent almost 2 years remodeling and doing the most interesting yard in the park. We have met a lot of nice people and gone to some really fun functions.