I am a wife , mom, and nurse. I wear many hats. I have six children from ages 22-4. I struggled with infertility for almost eleven years after my second child. I had to have my left ovary and tube removed due to endometrisos at age thirty. I went through infertility programs, and the doctor told me I had less than 5% chance of every having another baby. Well, eleven years later I had the third, then the 4th, 5th and finally the 6th. I just started back to work after 6 years of being home. My husband is a Bat. Chief at Columbia Fire Dept in SC. He will retire in two years at age 45 and is now in the RN nursing program. My eight year old son was diagnosed with anxiety disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, and now attention deficit disorder. My seven year old was diagnosed about 3 months ago with celiac disease. It has been a journey. I will not stop until I have the information I need to keep her healthy. I feel some days like I could just curl up in a ball and cry and stay there, but I refuse to let it get me. I know I can do all things through Christ. I will learn all I can to help my children, but I want to help other mothers too. I do not want anyone to go through what we did for over 2 years to find out what is wrong with our child. I knew in my heart there was more going on, not just because I am a nurse but I have the instinct. I have a the ability to find information and get things done. I have a wealth of knowledge from bringing up six children and the things I have been through . I want to share and help.
Robin Lucas joined the community
We had our first support group meeting. It was a picnic. Abby was able to meet some children her age. They grilled hamburgers and sausage. There were about five vendors there to present their foods. We got some great samples, and recipes that each family brought with their food...
Why do the nurses at the pediatrician's office have to be so rude? I love our doctor but her nurse stinks. She is rude and unconcerned. She always makes me feel like I am an over reacting mom. I honestly can't stand her today. I need to go and pray and it's a good thing we don't go in...