I started working at Lowell General in January of 2001. I was 5 months pregnant with Alex and so relieved that they hired me anyway. After taking just 6 weeks maternity leave after he was born I returned and worked three evenings a week until he entered preschool. Then I started working every weekend, two twelve hour shifts. After 4.5 years of that minus two more (longer) maternity leaves I'm done. I will miss my coworkers and some of the patients. But I will definitely enjoy spending some time as a family again. I didn't let the door hit me in the ass on the way out.