Friday October 11, 2013

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    Good Morning Dear Friends,

    Hope you are all doing the best you can this day and are looking forward to the weekend for some R&R.

    Much love and prayers to AKY and Jim, praying today brings more positive news for all.

    Had another busy day with D who is doing a great job with learning all she can. We are working on an admission we did yesterday afternoon so this morning we will finish that off then do a couple of visits.

    Spending the afternoon with her going over paper work/ forms she will need to know to do her job then hopefully finish off a little early as we are both exhausted. LOL

    Praying for a nice weekend where we can get out and go hiking on some different trails and enjoy the fresh air. Well fresh it has been. LOL

    Ted I looked at your photos on FB from your vacation and they were wonderful.

    Much love to you all this day.
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    Good morning... or I should say good night. I need to get to bed as I fly home tomorrow.

    It's probably the late hour that makes me a bit cranky, and I should just keep my mouth shut, but I won't. I just posted on the thread about AKY and was looking for a "heart" in the selection of smilies. Just a heart... didn't even have to be a pulsing one like there used to be. A simple, static, heart would have been fine.

    Besides no heart, I saw no flowers... nor hardly any other uplifting symbol. I did see a pile of crap, however, which almost seemed to be a metaphorical expression of the whole selection of smilies.

    Lack of time is the greatest reason I don't come to the site much anymore, but I also am not a big fan of change; especially when I don't perceive the change to be for the better. From the taking away of the journals to fiddling with smilies, there hasn't been a single change on this site that I have embraced. (There are a number of posters, however, that I would embrace if given the chance. That alone keeps me popping in on occasion.)

    There, rant over..... and if it was 5 years ago I would have the perfect smilie to post. But since it no longer exists, I'll just go with this one; my salute to the smilies. oop:
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    Morning Sabby

    Good to see you Kolohe

    Yesterday wasn't too bad, got most of what I wanted to get done, done. Came home and had a glass and a half of moscato, normally I limit myself to half a glass of wine, so we'll see what effect this has! Feeling a little tired this morning but not bad...

    Today might head out to the arboretum, we'll see what the fall colors are like. Hopefully the crowds won't be bad, as it's Columbus Day weekend. Not sure what else I'll do, mostly just take it easy. Got the shopping done tomorrow, so errands are mostly done.
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    Good Morning -

    Just got home from work. It was a "Goldie Locks" night: not too slow and not too busy. Today will be a busy day as I prepare for a wedding rehearsal today (for the wedding tomorrow). As probably mentioned before, I'm video-taping the wedding which will have some very talented musicians & singers that need to be thoughtfully recorded. (I can only do my best.) The commute home was lovely. The colors on the trees are just lovely. It's all very relaxing.

    Joe - Hope you get to enjoy the fall colors. Those leaves fall fast once they turn. Take some pictures if you can. Maybe we can share fall pictures!

    Kolohe99 - I've come and gone from this bulletin board a few times. It sure has changed a lot during my modest 12 years here. It used to be a LOT smaller (with different smilies). Most of the people that I knew 12 years ago have either permanently left or become Guides or become moderators or administrators! LOL! Like most people, I'm now a member of a number of bulletin boards. Most of them are video or musician or composer focused. This still remains one of my favorite, though.

    Sabby_NC - Seems like your day was busy yesterday. Hope you get a chance to go out and enjoy the fall week-end!

    aknottedyarn - Keeping your SO and you in my thoughts and prayers. Been reading the updates. Seems like the healing process is slow. I wish for him and for you that the process was faster!! I know that rest can be an issue, especially for the loved one supporting the patient. So, please. Please continue to give yourself the rest that your body, mind and soul requires. ((((Hugs))))

    Good night, folks. . . . gonna catch me some ZZZZs.

    Ted

    PS. . . Another photo of our vacation in Sedona. This is a picture of the kitchen in the house that we rented. It's a great kitchen that a chef could really love to use. In fact, the owner of the house is a retired chef. Must be why everything in the kitchen is very much "professional grade". Amy cooked some great meals here!!

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    Happy rainy morning!!

    Well, the "Q" gods finally got me, and I never reached my bed during the night half of my shift. I made due with short naps in the back of the ambo while driving between calls. Got a short nap in when I got home, and now it's time to stretch and get ready to go have a much needed luch date with a friend!

    AKY- I used to tell the families of my patients in the ICU that progress in ICU patients is like a dance. You take one step forward, two steps back, four steps forward... but rounded out, you get progress (although slower than everyone would like to see). I'll be keeping you two in my thoughts today, hoping today is the "four steps forward" kind of day!!

    Keep warm, dry, and safe if you're getting all this rain!!

    TTFN and TGIF!!!!
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    Sabby! How are you? On FB, you were sick!? I hope since you are posting today, that it was a fast illness. (Kolohe - here's the one I use when I want a heart).

    Get ready for change then folks because AN is going through another change. To be honest, after getting used to the new changes each time it has happened, I cannot remember how it used to be. And I think, after being here as long as I have, that things would have to change. Technology changes - that's life.

    Not my weekend on call YIPPEE!

    Gotta get Spidey out the door - he wanted those dinosaur chicken strips for breakfast so .. I let him have them. They've sprinkled them with Omega-3's and vitamins so I don't feel too guilty. He's had hot cereal every other morning (oatmeal, Malt O'Meal). And last night I made a wonderful healthy pizza with cauliflower as crust that I got from Dianah's FB wall. It was really good.

    Enjoy your Friday and I really hope Sabby is better.

    (((aky)))
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    Thanks Stephanie, I feel much better today after having a time of sweating that fever out last night. Was up and down changing and wiping myself off.

    I went to work but wore a mask and my Preceptee did the two visits.

    Feel the best I have since Tuesday so that is good.

    It is a bit late for a reaction to the flu shot but I think it may have been and nothing else. Anyhoo I feel mucho bettero and looking forward to some nice hikes this weekend.
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    Quote from Sabby_NC
    Thanks Stephanie, I feel much better today after having a time of sweating that fever out last night. Was up and down changing and wiping myself off.

    I went to work but wore a mask and my Preceptee did the two visits.

    Feel the best I have since Tuesday so that is good.

    It is a bit late for a reaction to the flu shot but I think it may have been and nothing else. Anyhoo I feel mucho bettero and looking forward to some nice hikes this weekend.
    Glad to read you are feeling better.

    It wasn't the flu shot. You most likely came across a G.I. bug as your symptoms match that. The norovirus is especially virulent and hard to kill. Our school kids have gotten it and it is highly contagious and comes around about October (same time as the flu shots start so people mistakenly make a connection). The flu shot is for respiratory illness and doesn't cause either the real flu or the stomach flu.

    Flu outbreak 2013: A new stomach virus potent, easy to catch, hard to kill#_

    It is called the norovirus, better known as the stomach virus. Given the name GII.4 Sydney because it is imported from Australia, the new norovirus, or stomach virus, is said to cause severe gastrointenstinal problems, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.

    “It’s nasty,” said Kennedy Health System’s chief medical officer Dr. David Condoluci, an infectious disease specialist. “Basically, you go through about 24 to 48 hours of hell.”

    The illness is notorious for causing dehydration because its victims fail to replenish their body fluids quickly enough to replace the discharged liquids.

    Condoluci says people have mistakingly called it the influenza virus, better known as the flu, which caused high fever, relentless coughing, body aches and respiratory complications.

    Physicians said that the norovirus, which is currently wrecking havoc in some parts of New Jersey, according to the Jersey Star Ledger, is much easier to catch, harder to kill and packs a wallop on its victims. However, while it is not usually deadly, it can be for those with other medical complications, the very young and old, and also those with a compromised immune system.

    Unlike influenza or other viruses that require ingesting hundreds or thousands of particles of the virus to get sick, the norovirus takes less than 20 norovirus particles to get hit with the illness.

    “That’s a tiny amount. It’s like saying if you have a poison, if you take one picogram it will kill you. It’s just 18 viral particles, it’s like nothing,” Dr. David Kaufman, chief of infectious disease at South Jersey Healthcare. “The virus is very good at surviving in a whole bunch of environments, foods, surfaces, water. It’s a very transmissible disease,” Kaufman said. “It means it doesn’t take much, and it’s easy to catch.”

    It might just have been on the shopping cart handle, on the bathroom doorknob at work, on the table in a patient's home.
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    Nope hon no GI bug- no diarrhea- abdo cramping just vomiting once on Thursday and Wed evening. Only had the high fever and a few aches but I sure did not go through hell as the MD put it. LOL

    I know you cannot get the flu from the vaccine but I have reacted to the flu shot the past three- four years I have had it. My very first flu shot put me in the bed for a week and MD at the time stated it was a nasty reaction but not allergy so I am ok getting it every year. I had the Swine Flu and would N E V E R want to go through anything like that again so the annoying symptoms post injection still make me want to ensure I do not get the flu.

    I have heard that many staff that have had their mandatory flu shots have had complaints similar to mine although annoying just make you feel blah. Symptoms were basically over 4-5 days.

    None the less I am feeling so fine and ready to hike my l'il heart out this weekend.

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    Quote from Sabby_NC
    Nope hon no GI bug- no diarrhea- abdo cramping just vomiting once on Thursday and Wed evening. Only had the high fever and a few aches but I sure did not go through hell as the MD put it. LOL

    I know you cannot get the flu from the vaccine but I have reacted to the flu shot the past three- four years I have had it. My very first flu shot put me in the bed for a week and MD at the time stated it was a nasty reaction but not allergy so I am ok getting it every year. I had the Swine Flu and would N E V E R want to go through anything like that again so the annoying symptoms post injection still make me want to ensure I do not get the flu.

    I have heard that many staff that have had their mandatory flu shots have had complaints similar to mine although annoying just make you feel blah. Symptoms were basically over 4-5 days.

    None the less I am feeling so fine and ready to hike my l'il heart out this weekend.

    Did ya read that G.I. bug is from Australia?

    Well, with more history I can see how you might think this is from the flu shot. Remember though, you do not have to have every single symptom to have the G.I. Bug.


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