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Sat May 17, 2014, 08:40 AM

Ask Me How Proud I Am Of My Beautiful Daughter.

Go ahead, ask me!

I am busting with pride, I am just so happy for her!

She worked and studied \so hard to earn her degree in nursing, I just can't help but brag on her just a bit...to everyone I can!


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Reply Ask Me How Proud I Am Of My Beautiful Daughter. (Original post)
Ikonoklast May 2014 OP
antiquie May 2014 #1
Ikonoklast May 2014 #2
llmart May 2014 #67
Ikonoklast May 2014 #70
MissB May 2014 #3
Ikonoklast May 2014 #5
Burma Jones May 2014 #4
Ikonoklast May 2014 #6
hrmjustin May 2014 #7
Ikonoklast May 2014 #8
shenmue May 2014 #9
Ikonoklast May 2014 #11
Brigid May 2014 #10
Ikonoklast May 2014 #12
riderinthestorm May 2014 #13
Ikonoklast May 2014 #14
spooky3 May 2014 #15
Ikonoklast May 2014 #19
LibDemAlways May 2014 #16
Ikonoklast May 2014 #20
LoisB May 2014 #17
Ikonoklast May 2014 #21
Aristus May 2014 #18
Ikonoklast May 2014 #23
MarianJack May 2014 #22
Ikonoklast May 2014 #25
panader0 May 2014 #24
Ikonoklast May 2014 #27
Enthusiast May 2014 #26
Ikonoklast May 2014 #30
Tikki May 2014 #28
Ikonoklast May 2014 #32
DesertDiamond May 2014 #29
Ikonoklast May 2014 #33
UrbScotty May 2014 #31
Ikonoklast May 2014 #35
jdadd May 2014 #34
Ikonoklast May 2014 #38
Le Taz Hot May 2014 #36
Ikonoklast May 2014 #39
Yavin4 May 2014 #37
Ikonoklast May 2014 #40
FailureToCommunicate May 2014 #41
Ikonoklast May 2014 #42
FailureToCommunicate May 2014 #43
awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #48
SammyWinstonJack May 2014 #44
Tsiyu May 2014 #45
MrScorpio May 2014 #46
Ikonoklast May 2014 #47
Tobin S. May 2014 #51
3catwoman3 May 2014 #54
AverageJoe90 May 2014 #66
AnneD May 2014 #72
niyad May 2014 #49
Tobin S. May 2014 #50
handmade34 May 2014 #52
Hoppy May 2014 #53
one_voice May 2014 #55
WillyT May 2014 #56
Cha May 2014 #57
Cleita May 2014 #58
DFW May 2014 #59
Rhiannon12866 May 2014 #60
calimary May 2014 #61
JDPriestly May 2014 #62
skydive forever May 2014 #63
Solly Mack May 2014 #64
AllyCat May 2014 #65
AnneD May 2014 #68
SwissTony May 2014 #69
Ikonoklast May 2014 #71

Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 08:42 AM

1. Congratulations to you both!

 

You are right to brag on your beautiful, intelligent daughter.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #1)

Sat May 17, 2014, 08:57 AM

2. Thank you. It was all her, I just gave her encouragement.

And a shoulder to cry on when she got frustrated and burned out.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #2)

Sun May 18, 2014, 07:38 PM

67. Never underestimate the value of your support and encouragement.

You absolutely had a huge role in her success whether you want to take credit or not. You should be very proud of her and her accomplishments. I work at a university that has a school of nursing, and that's a difficult course of study. What an amazing daughter you raised.

If I may ask, where did she get her degree? I'm originally from the Cleveland area. Someone as accomplished as she is should be looking at University Hospitals or Cleveland Clinic.

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Response to llmart (Reply #67)

Mon May 19, 2014, 09:57 AM

70. BA Akron, RN from Tri-C.

Cuyahoga Community College has one of the best nursing programs around, my aunt was an instructor there for over twenty years.




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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:10 AM

3. Congrats!

Wonderful that she's reached her goal- congrats to you too!

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Response to MissB (Reply #3)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:36 AM

5. First step for her, she wants to get her Masters.

And I know nothing will stop her from doing so.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:18 AM

4. Well done.....and thank her for choosing this hard but oh so noble work.

One of my Grandmothers was a Nurse in Gary, Indiana.

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Response to Burma Jones (Reply #4)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:38 AM

6. Both my mother's sisters were RNs.

My one aunt taught nursing for twenty years at the school my daughter attended.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:42 AM

7. Congratulations!

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #7)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:51 AM

8. Tonight we will be celebrating.

A well-deserved little party for her.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:01 AM

9. Yay!

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Response to shenmue (Reply #9)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:13 AM

11. And she is a staunch Liberal. Same for my two sons.

My proudest accomplishment in raising my three children.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:10 AM

10. This calls for a celebration!

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Response to Brigid (Reply #10)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:23 AM

12. Tonight, it will be Guinness, Baileys and Jameson's all around!

Tomorrow's hangover be damned!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:32 AM

13. Congratulations!!!

 



Beautiful and intelligent! You are right to be proud!

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #13)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:38 AM

14. Thank you so much.

Her perseverance and dogged determination in attaining a goal are unbelievable.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:43 AM

15. Congratulations!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #15)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:53 AM

19. I am so happy for her, she worked so hard for this.

She wants to work in Pediatrics, she loves kids.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:45 AM

16. Big congratulations are in order! And as

the mom of a college student daughter, I completely understand your bursting at the seams pride! Job well done!

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Response to LibDemAlways (Reply #16)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:57 AM

20. I don't know who was happier, my daughter or me!

The last week of her finals was brutal.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:51 AM

17. Congratulations!

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Response to LoisB (Reply #17)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:59 AM

21. I will show her this thread later, all the good wishers she has.

DU'ers are the best.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:52 AM

18. Good for her. R.N.'s ROCK!



Glad to hear she's a liberal. How well do conservative nurses do the job?:

"Oh, so you got all sick and everything, and now you want me to help you, huh? Taker!"

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Response to Aristus (Reply #18)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:02 AM

23. My home was always a Union Shop.

My children know Labor put a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs, and food on the table.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:00 AM

22. Many congrats...

Last edited Sat May 17, 2014, 12:26 PM - Edit history (1)

...to both you and your very lovely daughter!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #22)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:06 AM

25. She is the spitting image of her mother.

And has the temperament of a Celtic Shield Maiden.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:04 AM

24. You have every right to be proud!

My daughter would have graduated now too (in Nursing) but she had to take a semester off to work for her tuition.
I told my kids when they were young that they would probably need scholarships to attend college as I am poor. Both girls are in college. One son in the Coast Guard and one on the North Slope working construction.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:13 AM

27. She got an athletic scholarship to play Fastpitch in college.

She was a three-sport athlete all through grade school and high school.

Thank God for her athletic ability!

And she worked full-time at a pre-school (she got her STNA previously) throughout.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:07 AM

26. How wonderful!

Congratulations!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #26)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:23 AM

30. She was so nervous, so happy.

After she received her diploma, I don't think her feet touched the ground for three hours.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:14 AM

28. YAY that is one happy young lady.

and a happy you, too.

Congratulations.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #28)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:26 AM

32. I could have powered a small town off of her smile.

A few thousand watts, at least.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:19 AM

29. CONGRATULATIONS! Your daughter is smart, hard-working, and -- as we can all see --beautiful too!!

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Response to DesertDiamond (Reply #29)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:32 AM

33. She got lots of her older patients to perk up during her clinicals.

Mostly ummm, older gentlemen...

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:25 AM

31. How proud are you of your beautiful daughter?



Congratulations to her!! This is so wonderful!

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Response to UrbScotty (Reply #31)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:34 AM

35. VERY.

More than lots and lots.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:32 AM

34. Congratulations!!

My Mother was an RN. She loved her job so much, She worked until she was 70....

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Response to jdadd (Reply #34)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:38 AM

38. That is real devotion to her profession.

Nursing burns out so many, so soon.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:35 AM

36. Congratulations to both of you!

A few years ago I started the LVN program at our local Adult School. I lasted 5 weeks. I don't know what I was thinking, an ex-musician going into science. Yeah, that'll work. Anyway, I know how difficult that major is and I greatly admire anyone who can get through an RN program. Again, congratulations to both of you.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #36)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:42 AM

39. I swear she studied six hours every day.

She took the 'blunt force' attitude toward her studies and overwhelmed her subjects by sheer determination.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:35 AM

37. Congrats to your daughter!!

Nursing is one of the most noblest professions out there. Your daughter will be saving lives and giving comfort to people during probably the most stressful point in their lives.

You did a terrific job as a parent. You raised a wonderful human being.

You done good there. Real good.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #37)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:43 AM

40. I only showed my kids the way.

They accomplished the rest entirely on their own.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:51 AM

41. Graduation! Let's party! Congrats to the proud parent!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #41)

Sat May 17, 2014, 12:01 PM

42. Dinner at the Palmeroy House tonight.

Cocktails start at 4.

Be there and dinner's on me!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #42)

Sat May 17, 2014, 12:23 PM

43. Swanky! You're pulling out all the stops. I remember that place from when we lived nearby in

Middleburg Hights when I was a kid (when dinosaurs roamed that area)

Wish I could join ya! As a fellow pround parent (of twin boys)who are now in 2nd year of college, I'm looking forward to graduation
someday...

Did we ever think we'd make it this far in life?

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #42)

Sat May 17, 2014, 05:18 PM

48. I grew up in Brook Park...

 

(it irks me to no end that Midpark HS no longer exists) and never heard of the Pomeroy House. I must check it out when I get a chance to come back. Congrats to your daughter.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 12:34 PM

44. ...

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 01:03 PM

45. Way to go Daughter of Ikonoklast!!!!!











How awesome is that?

A fresh new RN!

She had to put in some time and study for that honor, and no wonder you are thrilled.


Congratulations to both of you


May she find much success in the world of medicine. Or the healing arts.


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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 01:26 PM

46. Congratulations!

Woo wee!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 02:42 PM

47. Thank you everyone

Hi all this is Megan, Ikonoklast's daughter. I wanted to thank everyone for the congratulations and the best wishes. I honestly did not know that my father would post a picture of me on the internet but yet he did.

It took me 2.5 years to get my degree and it was very stressful to the point all I did was study and be a hermit. Now is the hard part of passing my boards and finding a job. Other than that thank you to everyone that was really kind of you all! xoxo -Megan

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #47)

Sat May 17, 2014, 08:33 PM

51. You're welcome, Megan.

Keep up the good work.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #47)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:06 PM

54. Heartiest congratulations to you!!!

Long time pediatric nurse practitioner here (almost 40 years). If pediatrics is what you love, go right into it. Some people will try to tell you that you need to do a year of med-surg first, which is baloney. Pediatrics is med-surg, just with younger patients. Do what you love.

Good luck on your boards.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #47)

Sun May 18, 2014, 09:15 AM

66. Megan.....congratulations on a job well done. =)

 

May your life be filled with promise & success.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #47)

Mon May 19, 2014, 05:34 PM

72. I made it through .....

our ADN program. Most folks knock ADN's, but my clinicals were in the Houston Med Center (cutting edge) and I managed to pass Nursing School working full time throughout and having my daughter mid way. Toughest thing I ever did. I look back at the picture and there were some people I did not even know that showed up I was so exhausted. Everyone was going on vacation or to Disney World. Folks asked me what I was planning to do and all I could say was sleep. And I did-12+ hours for 3 days while Mom watched the baby. On the 4th day, I went back to work. Never did find time to get those advanced degrees-life has a way of happening. Get you degree ASAP before it gets harder.

I am retiring in 7 more days. I have been a School Nurse (great schedule for working moms). I will work in a hospital (making more money than I ever did as a School Nurse) and then retire totally in a few more years. This was a second career for me but the one I stuck with. I was able to comfortably raise my daughter and be there for her special activities, something many single Moms have trouble doing. And I have a nice retirement built up for me too.

Nursing has been very good to me. Try not to burn out pace yourself, it is a marathon not a sprint.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 06:36 PM

49. congrats!! you have every right to be proud.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 08:31 PM

50. Excellent! The American Dream alive and well and in progress.

I'm proud of you both.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 08:42 PM

52. ....

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:49 PM

53. ---making the world a better place.

 

Have a great career.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:43 PM

55. Congrats to both!

it takes a special kind of person to be a nurse.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 12:11 AM

56. Congrats !!! - K & R !!!

 




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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 12:34 AM

57. Wonderful, Ikonoklast! Congratulations to your daughter and your whole family! nm

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 01:04 AM

58. Congratulations to her and I have a special place in my heart for

medical care givers. I'm grateful to every one of them who took care of my parents and my husband in their hour of need. They are truly special people and advanced spirits. I admire everyone of them who follow that path in life.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 02:00 AM

59. Congratulations, and go ahead and brag!

You both have a right to!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 02:36 AM

60. Both intelligent and lovely!

Congratulations to both of you!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 02:54 AM

61. I know how proud you are! I've got one of those, myself.

Not a nurse, though, but she's a graduate alright!

EXCELLENT!!!! Congratulations to her AND to you!!!



Both of !!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 03:31 AM

62. She is beautfiful and smart. You lucky dad. Congrats to the both of you.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 08:28 AM

63. Congrats!

My daughter became an RN just last year, while raising 5 beautiful kids. I know how proud you are.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 08:41 AM

64. Congratulations to your daughter!

And to you!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 08:52 AM

65. Welcome to nursing! Congrats!

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Mon May 19, 2014, 09:18 AM

68. The secret to a successful Nursing career....

coffee before the shift, alcohol after. That and some tight buds. I am retiring from school Nursing after 25 years. I am thinking of going back into hospital as I am not yet 60. I will work 5 more years then will hang up my cocs for good. I had my daughter while in the middle of Nursing school and divorced her dad a few years after. Nursing allowed me the best of both worlds. I was at my daughters functions when she needed me and was able to give her advantages I didn't have.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Mon May 19, 2014, 09:31 AM

69. I'm in awe of nurses.

After nearly 60 years of sickeningly good health, I needed a good deal of medical help. Most of it was provided by nurses (I'm not knocking doctors - they're brilliant too).

So, give your daughter a hug from me...a grateful patient...not one of her's...but she'll have lots of patients like me.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Original post)

Mon May 19, 2014, 10:02 AM

71. I want to thank all those who read, commented, and recommended this thread.

My daughter was over the Moon from all of the support and well-wishes, it made me so very happy to see just how delighted she was that total strangers could share in her moment.

Thank all of you for your very kind words, I am humbled by them all.


Ikonklast.





P.S.- Dinner was awesome.

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