Monday, March 1, 2010

Haven't done this before

I have always thought about blogging, but never did. I finally decided to quit thinking about it and do it. I was looking at the blogs of two fellow quilters that belong to my quilt guild and found it very interesting. So here on the first day of the month of March, 2010, I chose to begin bloggin.

I guess I should tell you a little about myself. I am a registered nurse. I worked at a large teaching hospital till I fell on a cruise and tore the large quadrcept muscle in my leg. Not having muscle where you should does not make the ability to walk easy. So I ended up on a walker and had to "retire due to disability" from the hospital where I had worked for 18 years.

I had to "reinvent" myself at that point. I have always been a nurse, it was the only thing I ever wanted to do. So I looked into the career of legal nurse consulting (LNC). An LNC works with attorneys on medically related cases. We know about standards of care, what should have been done, and what was done wrong. We also know what parts of a chart are missing or look like they have been tampered with. In addition to doing that, I also got into helping people get on social security disability. You don't have to be a lawyer to represent someone at a disability hearing. So that takes care of part of my life.

I have been making jewelry since 1998. At first I strung all sorts of things to make bracelets and necklaces. I also got into making earrings. I have now branched out into seed beads. I bead cabachons, tassels, basically anything that doesn't move can be beaded. I also make art quilts and bead on those. So I'm all about the bead. I have some pictures of my jewelry on Flickr. I'll post a link soon.

I'm not sure how often I'll post. This is all really new to me. But for right now I'll end this blog and get back to the job of helping people get on Social Security Disability. Let me hear from you. I look forward to your comments. Kathie

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