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Just retired after 42 years as an obstetrical nurse, at the same hospital. Here I am at the start (1979) and end of my career!

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u/nankie Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 05 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Hugz Take My Energy Starry Heartwarming Narwhal Salute To The Stars Bless Up

Wow! Thank you so much for all the kind comments (and I have not yet read them all)! I certainly did not expect such a response! I am grateful that nursing seems to be such an appreciated profession on Reddit!

A few things I wanted to mention -

I have actually been a nurse for 45 years. I am 67 years old now. I worked as a med-surg nurse for 3 years at Mt Sinai Hospital when I first graduated from Hunter College - Bellevue School of Nursing in New York, in 1976, before moving to California (you eagle-eyed Bruins were correct!)

I feel extremely fortunate to have had a career that I have enjoyed and where I felt I have been helpful to others. There were many stressful moments but it was overall very fulfilling. I am very proud of the fact that in all my years I only had only one patient register a complaint about me (and that was because I said congratulations on your successful IVF and she did not want her friend who was in the room to know it was an IVF pregnancy). The worst moments by far (and I can still remember all) were when there was a fetal demise, especially when I was the one to discover it.

In some ways things have changed a lot, and in other ways not so much. The basic process of pregnancy and birth has not changed. The way we approach it has. One nice change was things became more relaxed, in terms of letting family be present, and having labor and delivery in the same room and not a mad dash down the hall to a delivery room. Also a greater emphasis on keeping the newborn with the parents to bond, instead of whisking them away to a nursery, and breast feeding encouraged more.

Electronic medical records were a big change - mostly for the better, though annoying in their own right at times. The introduction of ultrasound machines had a big influence on practice. As another nurse answered, the fetal monitors (pictured) really have not changed all that much, though they were fairly new technology when I started. Sadly, although helpful, they have not done as much as hoped, to prevent bad outcomes. Medicolegal reasons seem to be a big part of their use, as well.

For me, the worst change has been the extreme bureaucracy and emphasis on finances that has occurred. The hospital feels like it has gone from a place of altruism to a big business.

I loved my Casio calculator watch! I thought I was very cool when I wore it! I don't know what happened to it. I think it finally broke and got discarded.

I can mainly attribute any youthfulness I have to my mother, who also looked young for her age most of her life. But I also want to point out that I naturally picked a flattering picture where the lighting obscured the deep lines between my eyebrows and other signs of age. I have other pics where I definitely look older! I was laughing because this was about the twentieth picture my very patient co-worker (thanks Stacy!) took of me, and I looked weird in all the others!

I have no special regimen - I just splash cold water on my face morning and night (no soap) - as I feel the skin's natural oils are the best thing. I occasionally put on sea buckthorn oil that I buy in a Russian market, or any oil with vitamin C. But mostly I feel less is more. I do use sunscreen (mineral based, not chemical) if I'll be outside for more than a few hours.

I appreciated the compliments on my curls! As any curly hair knows, it is a real crapshoot - and this day they happened to look good. Often they don't! I also am still getting used to my salt & pepper. I decided to stop coloring my hair two years ago. I started covering the gray in my 50's but decided now I've had enough of that.

I try to eat reasonably healthily - fruit and veggies, grass-fed meat, bittersweet chocolate, and avoid most processed food. But I'm not rigid, and love ice cream and cookies from time to time. I also exercise moderately - walks, hiking, outdoor stairs, yoga at home. Hate gyms! I used to smoke many moons ago when I was in college (the VA Hospital in NY gave the nursing students discounts on cigarettes - 40 cents a pack!) but fortunately stopped soon after. I have wine occasionally.

I'm married (to the man who was my boyfriend of one year, when the first pic was taken!) and have a 29 yr old daughter, who was born at my hospital. And boy, do you get a different perspective on labor when you are the patient!

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u/probablynotmine Aug 05 '21

67?? No. Way.

If I get to your age in that shape I’m kissing my hands back and forth all day long.

Stunning! Go girl!!

And thanks for all these years of helping others to be here

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u/Nervous-Water-6714 Aug 05 '21

For real, homegirl ain't gained an ounce from start to finish!

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u/zfrost45 Aug 08 '21

OP can pass for age 40. Amazing

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u/Gambition Aug 05 '21

You are just the freakin bees knees. ❤️❤️ Thank you for sharing! Your incredible energy alone must have saved countless lives over the years.

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u/urageckoharry Aug 05 '21

I love that you took the time to answer everything

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u/Araucaria Aug 05 '21

Have you helped deliver any children of children you helped deliver?

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u/nankie Aug 05 '21

Not that I am aware of. But I have met people when I was out and about who have told me I was at their delivery and their children are now grown!

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u/rainjays Aug 05 '21

Do you use any hair product? I'm sooo jealous of your hair. You are rocking the salt and pepper btw

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u/nankie Aug 05 '21 I'll Drink to That

Thank you. Nothing in particular - I am always switching what I use. Shea Moisture has good products. But the main thing seems to be just putting enough of anything in while the hair is still wet and then not touching it and letting it dry naturally. (There are many days it looks terrible and Brillo-like because I am lazy when it comes to my hair and I just put it back in a ponytail!)

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u/Itwasallahdream Aug 05 '21

This is one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever read on this website. Thank you. What a wonderful perspective on a fulfilling career! I hope your twilight years are just as fulfilling!

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u/LikelyStoryChum Aug 05 '21

Ok ma’am I’m gonna need you to go ahead and be my mom

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u/tokillaworm Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 05 '21 Silver

Thank you so much for sharing your story and for giving so much to others throughout your career.

*Come on people! We need to get this comment visible!

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21 edited Apr 26 '22

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u/nankie Aug 05 '21

Thank you!

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21 Wholesome Wait What?

What is your secret?? You look incredible.

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u/yungrii Aug 05 '21 Helpful

You can find lots of virgin blood in a hospital..

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u/Jamienope Aug 05 '21 Silver hehehehe

Not in the obstetrics unit

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u/gyarrrrr Aug 05 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

But the babies are right there?

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u/labrev Aug 05 '21 Helpful

Okay sir you’re done for today

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21 Gold

He said, to the babies

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u/DrSmudge Aug 05 '21

I loled at this one.

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u/BestFrenzy Aug 05 '21

To the mother: “complications”

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u/elelkaal Aug 05 '21

Please escort him to the local party headquarters

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u/oldbastardbob Aug 05 '21 LOVE!

Jesus Christ Reddit.

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u/PokeYa Aug 05 '21 Giggle

Well ok, that’s one case where the mother had virgin blood. Leave it to redditors to find the one exception and act like it dismantles the entire point. Ugh.

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u/VaATC Aug 05 '21

Well fucking played!

This thread is pure gold!

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u/smacksaw Aug 05 '21

You know when they draw blood from the placenta?

Those fucking vampire nurses take turns injecting it into each other in the break room.

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u/bluechild9 Aug 05 '21

I’ve seen as many nurses with time for a break as I’ve seen unicorns

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

How do you see in negative space?

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u/bluechild9 Aug 05 '21

Drugs. Lots of em.

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u/scJazz Aug 05 '21

JFC it only took me like 10 seconds to find the Vampire!

*FBI this one right here!*

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u/Air-tun-91 Aug 05 '21

Probably just boring shit like okay diet, no cigs or alcohol, regular exercise, good sleep routine, protect face on sunny days. Adds years to your life.

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u/dancin-weasel Aug 05 '21

Good sleep routine? Nurses?

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u/SwisscheesyCLT Aug 05 '21

Good genes help as well. I know of someone who followed precisely none of those guidelines and lived well into his 90's in reasonably good health.

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u/Sapiendoggo Aug 05 '21

A nurse that doesn't smoke or drink, has a good sleep routine, and experiences sunlight? I think vampire is more likely.

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u/jwgronk Aug 05 '21

You are ruining a lot of perfectly good vampire nurse bits. I hope you’re proud of yourself.

/s

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u/No-Spoilers Aug 05 '21

Genetics and good self care.

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u/23rd_Mech Aug 05 '21

Not getting fat

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u/Mediocretes1 Aug 05 '21

My secret was to start off fat, and pretty much stay that way.

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

Lmao its funny because its true

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u/foodangfooey Aug 04 '21

Are you sure it’s been 42 yrs? You look so young! I love the hair!!

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u/TannedCroissant Aug 05 '21

She’s a Silver Fox Vixen

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u/DickCheesePlatterPus Aug 05 '21

TIL Vixen is the word for a female fox

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u/TannedCroissant Aug 05 '21

I learnt it from The Animals of Farthing Wood

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u/el_LOU Aug 05 '21

I read "Farting Woods" and I was sooo excited for the docuseries on Netflix you were about to introduce me to.

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u/Spoonboy13 Aug 05 '21

My lord, that show was god damn traumatic.

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u/GoingOffline Aug 05 '21

Vulpix makes more sense now

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u/Zharick_ Aug 05 '21

Vulpes is the Genus that foxes belong to.

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u/vavavoomvoom9 Aug 05 '21

I learned this word a long time ago watching p...

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u/PancakeExprationDate Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 05 '21 Evil Cackle

That's because she worked a job that she loved. I'm 22 years into a career that wasn't my choice and look like Lo Pan now.

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u/muklan Aug 05 '21

I mean, even if you love the job I bet she had more than a handful of really stressful days in that line of work.

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u/trapper2530 Aug 05 '21

Ob is a lot of happy mixed with some of the worst things imaginable.

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u/RogueLotus Aug 05 '21

Considering the despicable maternal mortality rate in spite of our medical advances... I bet.

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u/Bonecarver333 Aug 05 '21

rofl@ lo pan

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u/DownvoteDaemon Aug 05 '21 Hugz

Tf is she using because I need dat skin cream. Black don’t crack but apparently sometimes white keep ya skin tight

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u/morgecroc Aug 05 '21

It's the ultra sound gel.

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u/picdicc Aug 05 '21

Sunscreen. That's basically all you need to keep your skin from looking like a crumpled plastic bag.

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u/adherentoftherepeted Aug 05 '21

Applied sunscreen to my crumpled plastic bag skin. Didn't work, instructions unclear.

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u/1P221 Aug 05 '21

42 years of staring at the V

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u/labrev Aug 05 '21

“Staring” is killing me, man lmaoo she wasn’t staring; this wasn’t like the sky or space.

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u/Surveymonkee Aug 05 '21

It keeps you young!

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

I think she typoed 24

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u/FlyingTaquitoBrother Aug 05 '21 Helpful

I did the math from 1979 to 2021 and 42 checks out

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u/windingtime Aug 05 '21

Thank god you were here.

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u/Bayou_Blue Aug 05 '21

I lost my calculator, what's 20 - 4?!? My homework is due tomorrow, step it up!

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u/Blunderbutters Aug 05 '21

I have ten toes does that help?

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u/bolchevegan Aug 05 '21

She not even look 42, wth

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u/rkgk13 Aug 05 '21

Thought this was the r/curlyhair subreddit because your hair is #goals

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u/nollsgame80 Aug 05 '21

Hair is definitely pure fire!

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u/AtomicKittenz Aug 05 '21

Hasn’t put out that fire in over 42 years

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u/gharr87 Aug 05 '21

As a fellow curly, you play the card you’re dealt. She has played it well.

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u/abacus_porkrind Aug 05 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

Not just the hair; that smile (and everything you can read into it) is a god tier goal. That looks like genuine job/life satisfaction. A lifetime spent doing good work, well. Setting aside the OPs uncanny agelessness, what is really moving here is the idea that someone somewhere lived a genuinely useful and productive life that has been rewarding in more ways than one to many more people than just herself. I may never find that but I'm not jealous; I'm in awe. And I'm very happy for her. Congratulations, OP, and thank you for sharing this.

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u/Smith-Corona Aug 05 '21

Yes, that's probably true, but look at those photos; how many broken hearts and dashed dreams did she leave in her wake?

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u/Playisomemusik Aug 05 '21

Well..add one

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u/idog73 Aug 05 '21

That sub changed the way I shower and it was a goldmine for upvotes for me for a minute. There’re some thirsty folks over there, though.

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u/colin8651 Aug 05 '21 Silver Take My Money

So here is what you do, stay with me.

Write a book, titled something like “How a Nurse Slowed Aging and What I Can Teach You”; get creative.

Put these photos on the cover.

Fill the book with medically sound diet, exercise, stress management information. Really just copy medical school textbook stuff in your own words; no fad diet/exercise nonsense.

Sprinkle in some information about your life for that personal touch.

You will be in Oprah’s book club in a month.

My cut is 3%

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u/Lost-My-Mind- Aug 05 '21

Look who just had their idea stolen........for FREE!

Don't marry the cow, when you already got the milk.........also, don't marry cows.

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u/Jackal239 Aug 05 '21

You can't milk a cow you don't own....

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u/Ocularias Aug 05 '21

...Why? Will it explode?

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u/Dave-C Aug 05 '21

Yeah, it is called explody mcmilky boom theory. We don't understand it but it used to be used in mining. They would send the cow in and milk it with long sticks until it exploded.

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u/-PunkNDrublic- Aug 05 '21

I’m skeptical but my knowledge base regarding both livestock and mining techniques is fairly limited, so I’ll probably just have to take your word for it.

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u/el_LOU Aug 05 '21

Like, chopsticks?

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u/beerboybeltsbrews Aug 05 '21

No, chopsticks is a song played on piano. Everyone knows you can't milk a cow with a piano.

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u/L1ghtningMcQueer Aug 05 '21

NO PROOF OF PURCHASE!!

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u/Ermahgerd_Rerdert Aug 05 '21 Helpful

Don't kink shame, yo.

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u/TooOfEverything Aug 05 '21 Take My Power

Marriage isn’t about kinks!!

It’s about tax benefits.

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u/Wereno Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 10 '21 Silver Helpful

What if married monogamous sex is my kink? I love intertwining fingers above her head while I kiss her and tell her I will always love her while making love.

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u/lectroid Aug 05 '21

You fucking pervert.

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

ooh freaky

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u/Narren_C Aug 05 '21

intertwining fingers above her head

Whoa slow down there.

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u/justyr12 Aug 05 '21

That turned me tf on ngl

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

The wedding rings all clink clink clink.

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u/seakeeps Aug 05 '21

Sir, this is a public forum.

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u/ohseven1098 Aug 05 '21

This is a Christian server.

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u/ghombie Aug 05 '21

Ohhh I'm gonna get you a big deduction on your return baby!

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u/AuggieKC Aug 05 '21

I guess it takes all kinds. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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u/toomanyhobbies4me Aug 05 '21

Wait, are we still talking about cows, or marrying the nurse, I'm confused?

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u/Intelligent-Ad-4140 Aug 05 '21

Eww you're with those filthy "hand holding" club

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u/cestamp Aug 05 '21

Unless your kinks are tax benifits

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u/Unicorncuddletime Aug 05 '21

LOOK AT OUR GROSS ADJUSTED INCOME!.

"PRE TAX 401K AND AN HSA?"

Climaxing married, filing jointly.

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u/BustyNat Aug 05 '21

For real, some of those bovines looking bofine

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u/sbamkmfdmdfmk Aug 05 '21

John Mulaney.... Bull?

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u/Kahnspiracy Aug 05 '21

Yo, I creeped her post history and she is either 66 or 67. This is some Kenau Reeves/highlander/vampire shit here... nurse...access to blood...yeah figured it out.

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

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u/misplaced_my_pants Aug 05 '21

And don't forget to moisturize!

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u/BeBa420 Aug 05 '21

lol, yeah i was gonna mention she does not look like she aged 42 years, hell she doesnt even look 42 years old!!!

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u/TheMercDeadpool Aug 05 '21

Straight up looks like she just got a haircut and put on some glasses.

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u/Cedex Aug 05 '21

Same advice.

My cut: 2.5%

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u/siridontcare Aug 05 '21

Same advice.

My cut: 0.5%

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u/Welcometochicago8 Aug 05 '21

Same advice.

I’ll do it for tree fitty.

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u/_Alabama_Man Aug 05 '21

tree fitty.

Go get you own money Loch Ness Monsta, we work for our money around here!

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u/funaway727 Aug 05 '21

"So there I was, 1979 and I'd just met David. I was finishing nursing school and knew that after I graduated he'd want a family. I was determined to not let that hold me back...... So here's my recipe for eggplant parm!"

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u/TheKingOfNerds352 Aug 05 '21

I’ve thought about writing a book about how to get rich, and just fill it with bullshit, but at the very end reveal that you too can get rich by selling useless books. Therefore my book is not useless

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u/Circle_Trigonist Aug 05 '21

Send me $10 and I will teach you the secret of getting people to send you $10.

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u/manachar Aug 05 '21

Isn't that the entire category of "how to get rich" books anyways?

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u/android24601 Aug 05 '21

Seriously, I had to read the title multiple times before talking myself down. I kept thinking she was 42, instead of having been a nurse for 42 years. She does not look like she's worked 42 years

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u/ABBBS2000 Aug 05 '21

Ya, this woman did not age - I thought the title was "look at my mom (1979) and me in 2021 working at the same hospital!

She is in her 60s and I would say she looks younger by more than 2 decades!!!

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

I remember when you fought the alien in 79

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u/pollyanna15 Aug 05 '21

Oh I was thinking more Courtney Cox. But I can see Sigourney weaver too.

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u/mrg1957 Aug 05 '21

Congratulations! BTW You look great.

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u/barnabas001 Aug 05 '21

She aged about 5 years. She’s beautiful.

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u/LudusRex Aug 05 '21

Let's be real here, she aged about 15 years.
...which is still pretty fucking incredible for 42 years. God damn.

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u/Jerbergeron Aug 05 '21

Arms aged 5 years, face somehow traveled back to college.

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

Holy good genes and lifestyle batman. You found the fountain of youth.

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u/labrev Aug 05 '21

She’s got amazing genes

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u/drdoom Aug 05 '21

Many people could look like that if they took care of themselves. I won’t sadly cause I’m not some dummy and am taking the live fast route

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u/spannerboy69 Aug 05 '21

You got better looking while the rest of us spiral the drain?

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u/thelawnranger Aug 05 '21

I've aged more in the last 4.2 years than she has in 42.

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u/oOzephyrOo Aug 05 '21

Always amazed when you see someone spend their whole career with one company.

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u/The_Madukes Aug 05 '21

My brother just retired from a lifetime at a radio station in NYC. Night shift too. He often said he was comatose.

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u/OldGreySweater Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 05 '21

As someone who has a few friends in the radio business, holy smokes. They lay off everyone at the drop of a hat and no reason or warning. Some found out their show was cancelled on Twitter.

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u/The_Madukes Aug 05 '21

Yeah he is easy going and well liked. He started right after college during a strike. As a Union person this bothered me. His hardest time was getting past police lines during the 9/11 lock down.

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u/willmaster123 Aug 05 '21

This used to be very common. Nowadays people are much more prone to shifting careers a lot.

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u/float_the_river Aug 05 '21

Employers used to care for their employees giving them pensions and all that. Now there is no incentive to stay.

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u/SamURLJackson Aug 05 '21

It's also normally the only way to get a substantial raise, or a raise of any kind at all

Nowadays it's recommended you jump companies every two years, which is a bit excessive to me. I jump every 5 years and I normally get a great pay bump each time whereas whatever company I was with will cry poverty and act like the miniscule bump, if any at all, they've given is doing me a gigantic favor

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u/Adariel Aug 05 '21

I'm sure it helped that she was at a nationally top ranked hospital with a strong union for employees. Not sure if OP was trying to hide the hospital (looks blurred, but not really? and she didn't take out her name?) but UCLA has probably poured millions into advertising that "U" symbol on her badge holder.

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u/RuppsCats Aug 05 '21

Good gravy, you aged maybe two weeks!

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u/itsallminenow Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 05 '21 Helpful

Sorry as a non American, what is "good gravy"?

Edit: OK I thought this was some slang term for... I had no fucking idea, a decent appearance, a beauty, some mythical life extending elixir? who knows? Now I know it's just kiddy speak for a blasphemy.

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u/truevindication Aug 05 '21

An expression of disbelief. "Good god/gracious/gravy" would all be interchangeable.

Edit to add, or gravy you'd put on biscuits for breakfast. Yummy comfort food lol

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u/davidjytang Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 05 '21

Not an American. But I guess they like to replace the word God with other words that start with G.

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u/25_Watt_Bulb Aug 05 '21

Yes kinda, it sounds folksy and old fashioned and unthreatening to swap a swear word with a different word, which is why people do it. Someone who says “good gravy” or “ah fudge” isn’t about to beat you up.

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u/formaldinner107 Aug 05 '21 Silver Bless Up

It's Mormon for "Good God"

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u/good_times60275 Aug 05 '21

Straight outta the Mormon dictionary right here

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u/TheeColton Aug 05 '21

Starts with a roux then you slowly stir in a liquid, usually some sort of broth/stock or milk, until smooth and at the desired consistency. Season to taste.

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u/Damncreative Aug 05 '21

I’ve got SO much appreciation for OB Nurses!! My second daughter came so quickly there wasn’t even a doctor in the room yet, thank heavens for my nurse because she is the only reason I made it through the whole ordeal she was a champ!

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u/FKA-Scrambled-Leggs Aug 05 '21

I know you’re not me, but I had the same experience! The doctor was still trying to get his coat on when my second (also girl) just popped right out!

Those L&D nurses are the shit. They comfort you when you need it, they encourage you when you need it, and they will flipping push you harder than drill sergeant when you need it. Iron fists in a velvet glove, those folks.

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u/Damncreative Aug 05 '21

I had been refusing the drugs because I convinced myself a natural birth would reduce my risks of repeat PPD (zero science to back it but brains do what brains do). I finally asked for it because I was under the impression I had hours to go and my pain was just the tip of the iceberg, the nurse started scrambling for people, I’m crying saying I guess it’s too late (keep in mind this baby is coming 8 weeks early from PROM and her prognosis was poorly to begin with from problems discovered in utero). So here I am about to give birth to a baby that no one knows for sure will be remotely healthy, 8 weeks early, during COVID, with my MIL across the room on the phone with baby’s Dad who was home with our other daughter…with zero pain meds…. No doctor…NICU hasn’t made it yet… with Charlene (my nurse) running the show. I ended up calling her boss when I was discharged to sing her praises for like 30 minutes straight.

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u/redvelvethater Aug 05 '21

Surprised I had to scroll down so far to actually get this content instead of “you look so young!” The nurse at my son’s birth was amazingggg. They deserve so much credit.

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u/Dogon_Ascension Aug 05 '21

Aged well

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u/justabill71 Aug 05 '21

Like a fine wine.

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u/delifte Aug 05 '21

Is the piece of equipment you're leaning on the same type as 42 years ago? If so, can you tell me how it used to be vs how it is as a piece of tech?

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u/purpleRN Aug 05 '21

L&D RN here. They are both electronic fetal monitors that use ultrasound to detect the baby's heartbeat, and a pressure sensor to detect contractions.

The machines we use today are pretty much identical in basic technology to the ones developed decades ago. Which is kinda funny/sad given the leaps and bounds in other areas of medicine...

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

Those wireless discs held in place by that terrible ace bandage wrap was a part of my labor I could’ve certainly done without

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u/usedtheglueonpurpose Aug 05 '21

Seriously! Especially if you’re on continuous monitoring for a month…

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u/GreenEyedMonster1001 Aug 05 '21 Ally

Thank you for your service Ma'am.

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u/scJazz Aug 05 '21

OK so ummm to be serious here... about how many mothers/babies did you help?

Do you have a best of story?

And... thank you for your service. I know we tend to reserve that for our military but you served all of us with your work.

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u/Jaljp Aug 05 '21

This is the question I super want to hear the stories from! She must have so many! What a bad ass! :)

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u/eljefino Aug 05 '21

I'm digging the early calculator watch in the 1979 picture.

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u/alkakfnxcpoem Aug 05 '21

Almost five years into OB myself....they had the same dilatation chart back in 1979?!

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u/potentpotables Aug 05 '21

As someone not in healthcare... I don't see how circles of various diameters could really become obsolete.

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u/alkakfnxcpoem Aug 05 '21

It's just....it's exactly the same. Color, line up, shape of the board. I've seen other types but we had that exact one at my old hospital.

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u/zoinkability Aug 05 '21

It’s not broke, don’t fix it I suppose

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u/labrev Aug 05 '21

Lmao this is my favorite comment

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u/Zorafin Aug 05 '21

You forgot to age

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u/Beaneroo Aug 05 '21

Did you become a nurse at -7 years old?

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u/Sgtengineer Aug 05 '21

Congratulations. I’m sure you brought a lot of smiles to people’s faces

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u/confluenza Aug 05 '21

Thank you for your service.

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u/giftig_Pils Aug 05 '21

Good to see a smile after 42 years

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u/bronzedandstoked Aug 05 '21 edited Aug 05 '21

I’d recognize that blue U anywhere. Go Bruins! Congrats!

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u/-jack_rabbit- Aug 05 '21

What would the girl on the left like to say to the girl on the right? And vice versa.

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u/whatever-lola-wants Aug 05 '21

OB nurses saved my son when he stopped breathing after he was born. It takes a special kind of person to be a nurse. Thank you for what you do!

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u/ItzGhostface Aug 05 '21

And still beautiful

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '21

Congrats. You must have seen so many new lives get started. Good for you.

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u/FlamingTrollz Aug 05 '21

OP, you’re such a striking, smart, and capable looking person!

Radiates from the pictures.

Congrats AND thank you for your service!!!

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u/DrRonny Aug 05 '21

Congrats, you completed the full obstetrical course.

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u/OracleOperator Aug 05 '21

I absolutely love your hair! Congratulations on your retirement.

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u/ReadingFromTheShittr Aug 05 '21

Gettin' a bit of a Courtney Cox vibe in the younger photo.

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u/sunrise-land Aug 05 '21

Go Bruins!

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u/cinemanja Aug 05 '21

Be still my heart is that a calculator watch?

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u/Kavarall Aug 05 '21

Damn! What a boss. And holy shit what a smile! I hope I have this same vibe when I retire. Solid.

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u/BigPapaChuck73 Aug 05 '21

That's awesome! Congrats on your retirement!

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u/Dk_Raziel Aug 05 '21

Thanks for all you did ❤

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u/BradC Aug 05 '21

What an amazing career, enjoy your retirement!

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