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Hi friends! I wanted to share some good news.

1) I finished my masters degree in nursing education! I started back to school 3 months after being diagnosed with MS. Hoping having this will prolong my career just in case MS decides to get the best of me 😝

2) I just got back from a camping trip with my entire family! I was so worried I wouldn’t do good because of the heat, but my body held up and I was able to really enjoy the trip... in trailer with AC, cooling vest, sprayers with fans and an easy up, lol! But I was able to participate in all activities with some cooling breaks. Yay for small wins!!!

I’m actually doing way better this summer than last summer. Only my 2nd summer with MS. Maybe taking better care of my body has helped? Anyways, just a reminder to celebrate the small victories. Blessings!

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Congratulations! Best of luck. Keep up the positive attitude!πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

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Jer29-11 in reply to mrsmike

Thank you!

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Congratulations on your masters degree in nursing education, Jer29-11 ! It’s amazing what one can do, in spite of any obstacles that one can have! Keep Smiling :-D

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Jer29-11 in reply to carolek572

Thank you! It was a long 18 months!

wow you did good ...congratulations ...doing great and enjoying life tooo....ayyayayayayya,......we can win and you sure did it big ...great job...congratulations and much happiness really does help and laugh and keep on enjoying life ....

That is real good news, all round well done, congrats on the masters degree. Blessings Jimeka πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Congrats πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ sounds like things are going well πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ˜‰πŸ€—Ken 🐾🐾

Wow! Congratulations!

Congratulations! Yes, I think with it being your second summer with MS, you've learned there are things you must do for yourself. Wearing the cooling vest is brilliant! I wish they had a version of that that was a hat. I'm always wanting to cool my head rather than pouring water over my head (I loved the ice water challenge from a few years ago.)

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Jer29-11 in reply to CrazyCatWom

Lol! I think Polar makes a cooling hat! I’m planning to get one. It was the one thing I wished I had camping

Congrats!! πŸŽ‰πŸΎ

Congratulations 🎊

Congratulations on all these accomplishments, including the forward thinking!

Congratulations, how wonderful! Blessings

Congratulations, Jer29-11! That's fantastic! I'm so happy for you!

Great news! Glad you are doing so well!



Congratulations on your degree and the camping trip. You are a ROCKSTAR! Yes celebrate every victory! God Bless You and keep up the fight!

Yay πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

That is wonderful stuff!! You should feel GREAT about yourself!!!

Congratulations! Keep working hard. Don't let MS stop u. πŸŽˆπŸŽ†πŸ§¨πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ°

Congratulations!! I am very impressed!

I am also so glad you had a good vacation. That can make a huge difference to get out away from every day life and do something different.

Congratulations! That is what I got my MSN as well so I know how much work it is.Vacation sounds lovely too 😊

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Jer29-11 in reply to ahrogers

Oh cool! Did you use your MSN for teaching (student/nurse education)? I’ve been an OR nurse for 10 years and ready to leave direct pt care. Trying to preserve my body!

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ahrogers in reply to Jer29-11

I was working in education at a hospital when I went through the program. I loved it at first because I only had 4 units which gave me time to assess their needs and put together classes and roving in services for them. However, they kept adding units and I ended up with 8. I had little extra time for that after doing all the required annual education and the routine classes we taught like ACLS, BLS, new hire orientation and new grad classes. It was fairly physically demanding.

We were salary so getting paid for 40 hours and working 50.

I went back to radiation oncology when I had one semester left. I was diagnosed with MS a few years later. I can still work since you get to sit off and on all day. I walk to get a patient from the lobby and bring them to a room. Then I sit at the computer and enter info or sit while I am educating them on what to expect during and after treatment.

I think working as an educator at a nursing school might be less physically demanding than a staff educator for a hospital. One of my previous coworkers teaches clinical for a nursing school on the weekend. That would keep you on your feet all day but classroom teaching might be okay.

I hope you find something you enjoy! If your hospital has an educator dedicated just to peri-operative services that would be a cool job for you.

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Jer29-11 in reply to ahrogers

Good for you! I’m finding that clinical nurse education positions are a lot of work. I’m trying to find something part time, but it’s not working out. I applied for a periop educator job and it ended up being educator for sterile processing, OR and PACU over 2 different hospitals, along with teaching BLS, ACLS, PALS and new hire orientation...paid as salary 😳. I was like uh, no thanks, lol!

Keeping my eyes open for other possibilities. Thanks!! ❀️


Congratulations πŸ‘

How wonderful... Congratulations ...All the victories are yours, big and small! Each one a special blessing g to hold close to your heart!!!

Stay strong and blessed ...

congratulations great accomplishment. open field just waiting for you. I'm really happy for you


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