May 16, 2007, 7:42 pm

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.


Fat Doctor and Flea are gone.

As of today.

This may be common knowledge, but I just found out about it and I’m devastated.

I don’t know why. Or how.

Cathy from “Cathy’s Rants and Ramblin’s”, NeoNurseChic and Doctor Anonymous have started a group blog called “I’m A Blogaholic“.

It’s for those of us who don’t/can’t maintain a regular public blog but want to keep a voice in the blogosphere.

Makes me appreciate my hospital and co-workers just a bit more today. It makes a difference when you can blog without interference.

I used to think that was just part of our first-amendment right to free speech.

Guess that isn’t the opinion of certain others of our professions.

Don’t get me started.

In my current frame of mind I just might go off; not a good thing to do when you don’t have all the facts.

I just know I’m going to miss them.


  • Labor Nurse

    May 16, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Wow. This reiterates why I am “anonymous”. But I do fear what has happened to Flea and Fat Doc. People are jealous, vindictive, and generally out to make others miserable while trying to make a buck off you. It makes me consider making my blog by invitation only. Which I would hate to do.

  • Doctor Anonymous

    May 17, 2007 at 4:13 am

    I’d love for you (and anyone else) to join our group blog – even just to guest post and say hello. I’m going to be sending you an “official” invite. Think about it. It’s where all the fun people are!

  • Sharon from NY

    May 17, 2007 at 6:40 am

    HOLY COW! Kim, I just read Flea’s blog a few days ago…. I didn;t see any hint of this. After what happened with Barb aka Barbados Butterfly, I thought that people who were affiliated ( sp?) with a specific institution might feel some pressure…. but for Heaven’s sake- Flea is in a single private practice!

  • crankyprof

    May 17, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I was a long-time lurker ar Flea’s blog…what happened? Was it related to the lawsuit?

  • Lisa

    May 17, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    I just noticed that FD was invite-only (and I’m not, wahhh) and hadn’t gotten over to Flea’s yet today. Thanks for the head’s up. It’s getting lonely out here!

  • Dr. Deb

    May 18, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    I was sad to learn of their leaving. Another blogpal, Dr. Dork is gone too. So many have left the blogosphere.


  • ER Murse

    May 18, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    This is a good example why I chose to stay anonymous in my blogging adventures. When you express an opinion publicly you never know when your message will not sit right with someone and all of a sudden your “under investigation” for something totally unrelated. Been there, done that. MURSE

  • crankyprof

    May 19, 2007 at 6:25 am

    NHS Blog Doc has a brief section in his latest BritMeds post about what happened to Fat Doctor. Apparently, some vicious, small-minded and vindictive creature at her workplace printed out her entire blog and showed it to her boss.

    Tattletales deserve to be heaped with scorn.

  • George

    May 19, 2007 at 7:11 am

    This is very worrying and irritating at the same time. Yes DrDork is gone too and I wonder why?

    PS My address has changed.

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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