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  1. #91
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    doctorrich, you are very welcome here. I hope that you will free to join in the discussions. Your area of medical practice is very much underrepresented here. Be prepared for questions about the treatment of goats though.

    RR
    Knowledge shared is learning gained by both teacher and student.

  2. #92
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    Greetings and Cheers

    Hello to everyone.

    I am honored to be in the company of very fine people.

    I have been on the periphery of medicine but not actually licensed.

    I thought at one time I wanted to be a nurse and went to nursing school. I completed all the classroom study but when we got out into the field and my first placement was ICU where the plug was pulled on a woman and I had to clean up the dead body to get it ready to be moved to the morgue well, lets just say that I wasn't ready for such a quantum leap in shock and opted out. I already knew I didn't want to do bedside care so my focus would have been the investigation and diagnosis of the patient rather than the hands on. Unfortunately, one cannot get to step Z without going through all the other preceeding steps so I withdrew from nursing even though my grades were excellent.

    I still liked the medical field very much with regard to the study, investigation, curiosity end of the spectrum. I was very good with the patients. I continued to study and kept abreast of new information reading JAMA and all kinds of other journals, articles, studies, even the PDR. I did this for years and years.

    While I was continuing my own personal medical study I worked as a Medical Insurance Billing Office Manager within the hospital department for which I billed....Oncology. I continued to learn there also....with the opportunity to listen and learn from things going on around me within the hospital. I also worked as a Hospital Admission clerk.

    My billing experience also took me to a university clinic where I billed for a large group of surgeons. I am still basically familiar with terminology and of course still have an interest in the field.

    I frequent websites like CurEvents, CureZone and AllNurses. I continue to learn a wealth of information from these sites also. I have learned how to make medicinal/herbal tinctures.

    I am currently retired from the Postal Service (Supervisor position) where I managed and dealt with an average of around 100 people on a daily basis...(their work scheduling, leave, attendance, etc)......the outcome of which was the production/processing of the mail.

    I come here humbly to learn from all the people here and maybe to offer a tidbit of something usable to others.

    I look forward to being here and sharing with you all.

    I especially look forward with hope to learn how to use herbs in treatment for my animals when there is no vet available. I have many questions regarding "is it safe to give (for example) my animals things like Oil of Oregano, Cayenne, etc".

    Thank you for this opportunity to join in this teaching/learning experience.

    May you all be well.
    dreamseeer

  3. #93
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    Hey, ds, nice to see you here. For good herbal stuff for homestead animals I rely pretty much on HERBAL HANDBOOK FOR FARM AND STABle BY Juliette de Bairacli Levy, printed by Rodale Press.

  4. #94
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    Quote Originally Posted by goatlady
    Hey, ds, nice to see you here. For good herbal stuff for homestead animals I rely pretty much on HERBAL HANDBOOK FOR FARM AND STABle BY Juliette de Bairacli Levy, printed by Rodale Press.
    Hi there goatlady. Glad you are here also. Thank you for the helpful recommendation. I have been worried about how to treat my precious little dog and my cats come BF time.

    Since I have discovered how well Elderberry Tincture works for me at eliminating cough I also wondered if it would work on Kennel cough for dogs. I know of a rescue agency that could put it to good use if it was okay for dogs. :)

  5. #95
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    Finally making a post

    Hi everyone. I just got an email letting me know that unless I got "active" and left a post...I was getting the boot. I've been a forum lurker for years. I regularly stay on the periphery of forums, and learn from all you experts.

    I'm a Chiropractor of 15 years practice. I always wanted to do 3rd world medicine and work with Dr.'s w/o Borders. These organizations aren't very interested in low back pain and headache, so I wasn't very useful as a professional. I convinced my wife of the reasonableness of my return to medical school (I'm not sure how reasonable it is at this point)...and I'm now in school at the Univ. of North Dakota School of Medicine. I'm 20 years older than the majority of my classmates...and my brain feels it!

    I hope to be a part of this community after graduation. Right now, I'm just trying to survive the first 2 years of med school.

    Thanks for a great forum.

    Brett

  6. #96
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    And we are more than happy to have you with us! Too bad about the DWB thing. Might be that's a project the greater board here would consider working on. Hey, there's a forum for just such discussion too!

    RR
    Knowledge shared is learning gained by both teacher and student.

  7. #97
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    Got the post or die message so I will post :)

    LEO first responder looking to improve and expand my skill set and look for future directions in life.

  8. #98
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    DWB thing?

    anyway - welcome guys! please post more often!

    -t
    When discussing the shelf life of Twinkies, the limiting factor is the life of the shelf.

  9. #99
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    Hi all. Ive been reading here for years just to ad to the knowledge pool. Im a gunsmith by trade and spend a lot of time in the back country on my time off.

    Elbesta

  10. #100
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    I got the notice too. I don't want to be dropped so I thought I better stop by and post a note.

    Cheers to all and hope everyone is well.

  11. #101
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    I am an Engineering student that is looking at doing some volunteer work for the local FD EMT unit once I graduate. I am working on a double BS in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. EMT is a good skill to have and being able to help out the community is a plus.

    IDHunt
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  12. #102
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    howdy from kansas

    I have been in the emergency services / military profession for over 22 years now. Started out as a volunteer ff/emt and still work as a vol ff/medic. Spent time in the army as a combat medic and then went SF as a medic. Hard work, training, travel, sights to see, ha ha ha. Currently working as a team leader for emergency response team in the metro area and a CSM for a Task Force in the guard.

    Locked, Cocked, and Ready to Rock
    Doc
    Maine...The Way Life Should Be

  13. #103
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    Glad to see you folks. More info will be forthcoming. If anyone here cannot see the Wart Talk forum please feel free to drop me a PM and I'll rectify that. It is a members-only forum - no lurkers allowed.

    RR
    Knowledge shared is learning gained by both teacher and student.

  14. #104
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    Got the email, didnt want to get the boot.
    I'm an EMT, living and working in the rural high desert southwestern U.S. with the coyotes rattlesnakes and skinwalkers.
    Here to learn, get better at how I do that voodoo that I do and keep up with whats going on around.
    Thanks to everyone who does post, and puts out all this good info.

  15. #105
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    Hello all,
    I'm a long time lurker since I met Resqdoc. I'm now a Senior House Officer (Resident) in the British Army, looking to specialise in Intensive Care and Pre-Hospital Care.
    I'll add what I can - Thanks

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