Happy Friday, March 16!

  1. It's after 1:00 AM in the northeastern US, and it's way past my bedtime, but I wanted to get today's thread started.

    It's Fred's birthday! He's already feeling old, and I'm just adding to it, so you might as well all help me out by singing loudly!

    Hope you all have a wonderful day. I'll be back on the other side of sleep.


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  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Don3218
    It's after 1:00 AM in the northeastern US, and it's way past my bedtime, but I wanted to get today's thread started.

    It's Fred's birthday! He's already feeling old, and I'm just adding to it, so you might as well all help me out by singing loudly!

    Hope you all have a wonderful day. I'll be back on the other side of sleep.


    Siii-xteeen candles (woow woow wooow wooo...)

    Wait, that song isn't appropriate.

    Tell him sorry, we have no odes to 100 yo men...

  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Leftover from Thursday's thread

    Quote from siri
    ZOEY!!!!!!!!!!!! How you be, hon????
    Hi, doin good, esp now that you are back

    Quote from compassion1
    Hi all. And welcome back to our Possum Queen Momma. You come back and the thread gets active again. See, we can't survive without you. I know. You and tn just got exhausted and needed this time to recover, right?
    Alright, after all this time could someone PLEASE fill me in on the "possum" story?

    Quote from bethin
    Went to the dr. Surgery planned but I have to go through testing first. Routine stuff like EGD, endoscopy, CT, US. It will be a very busy week next week. I'll be off work for 6 months so tomorrow I have to inquire about disability. I went to the state's website but could not find any info concerning on how to apply. Any ideas or tips?

    I'm actually very relieved to be having the surgery.
    You mean social security disability? You can go or call your local office and they will do the ppwk with you (on the phone or in person). Just know that you will most likely get turned down the 1st time so you should go lawyer shopping soon, and be prepared.

    Does your work have ST disability?


    Quote from muffie
    i know that darling

    i just was warning everyone the night before

    being thoughtful and kind !
    Muffie VEWWY totfuwww and kin' ...

  5. by   nursemary9
    good morning, my little peeps!!

    happy birthday dear fred!!
    happy birthday, dear fred; happy birthday, happy birthday!! happy birthday, dear fred!!

    don, hope you're able to get some really good sleep now!!

    zoe, hope you can get some sleep, too

    well, i'm at work again; busy yet again--but at least we didn't have to argue to keep our help tonite. it does make a difference.
    pretty much the same pt's tonite except with the addition of one young man with sickle cell crisis who needs pain meds q 2hrs. i have had him before & he's really such a nice young man--i feel so bad that he has to live with such tremendous pain. i'm not sure why he doesn't have a pca--but he never does; i have another hospice pt. who is getting 24 mg of morphine every hr--morphine drip. she has been on high dose morphine for a couple of weeks now. her family is very devoted & here almost 24 hrs a day with her. poor thing!! she's quite elderly.

    nothing major planned for friday. i work friday evening, tho.
    i'll probably just veg out when i get home & play in the puter!!

    i do have a mail-order in-service i could work-on; it's worth 30 ceu's. i really should get it done, but i always forget about it!!
    it's from that western schools; they have these courses & they're usually quite good. this one is on woman's cancer's. it's part of my ocn re-cert program. we have to re-cert every 4 years.

    well, better get back to work---out of my 5 pt's 3 are awake & restless!!

    you all have a good day!! see you all later

    mary ann
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Hello! Good morning! :kiss

    I am still on vacation in California, but am due to return to Texas sometime tomorrow. I hope everyone else is doing well.

    Take care and have a miraculous day!
  7. by   bethin
    Good morning.

    Don, wishing Fred a very happy 21st birthday!

    I need to do laundry. My laundry basket probably weighs 20 pounds. Haven't done it for 2 weeks.

    Nothing planned for today. Have to return my dr's phone call. Issue with lab results. WBC of 3,000. Somehow I don't think that's good. I knew it wasn't a good idea to take 2 types of steroids and imuran at the same time.

    Talked to my mom last night. Kennedy (my niece who is 27 months) gave up biting in favor of spitting!!!!! I do not know where she picked it up. She only watches Dora. She spent all day yesterday spitting on her mother, who refuses to spank. She tells everyone she's going to the "big house". That's the words she uses for their new, larger home. She's gonna end up in the big house........with bars and lights out at 10p if she doesn't watch it!
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Good middle of the night from California.

    I've had my coffee and shower and had to check in here . . . can we agree this is truly an addiction?

    Off to work here shortly - it is 2:17 a.m.

    Beth - I wish my laundry weighed 20 #.

    Commuter - where in CA are you vacationing? I must have missed that.

    Hi Mary and Zoe

    Don - you are asleep by now . . . Happy Birthday to Fred (If Fred is 21 then Don robbed the cradle cause Don is MY age)

    gotta go . . . ..

    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Mar 16, '07
  9. by   nursemary9

    Here's wishing you a good shift!!

    Beth--3,000 is not so good;
    I just read where you are going to have surgery.
    Your nieces sound adorable!!! On a short-term basis, that is!!

    Commuter--Have a safe trip home!!

    My shift is going OK except everyone is RESTLESS!!
    The other thing is there are LOTS of temps & High B/P's on the floor tonite!!
    I gave my pt. something IV at midnite & now it's even higher!!
    Now I just gave something else!! Well, we'll see. She already has TONS of B/P meds on board--apparantly NOT the right ones!!

    See you all later
  10. by   compassion1
    good morning everyone. work day today. thank you don for starting our thread today. happy birthday fred! :flowersfo

    hi ya zoe. hope you have a great day!

    hope you sleep well, mary ann. you deserve it after such a night.

    thecommuter, enjoy the rest of your time off. i wouldn't mind a vacation about now. can i share?

    take care of yourself, bethin. we love you and need you healthy. btw, it's teens who should be locked away, not little "squirts".

    steph, have a good day. btw, is coming on here an addition or an addiction? hehehe? i'm addicted. my alarm went off at 0600 and i'm still here.

    gotta go. have a sparkling god blessed day to you all.
  11. by   CseMgr1
    Morning, All:
    Not feeling good this morning, so I called out of work. I saw my specialist yesterday, who had the results of my MRI which was done last Friday. And they are not good. Even though he said there was no evidence of any nerve impingement, my degenerative disc disease is worsening. He put me on Duragesic patches, but I'm afraid to take them for fear of becoming impaired and unable to function at all. I suppose I should at least try one over the weekend, knowing that I don't have to drive anywhere for the next three days. I just hate feeling like this. If I don't take anything, the pain drives me UP the wall. If I do, I wind up sleepy, groggy and irritable. Seven ESI's over the past 3-1/2 years haven't helped, either. It's damned if I do, and damned if I don't. Now I really know the hell my late mother went through with her own back all those years......
  12. by   DDRN4me
    morning friends!!!

    well the ides of march struck us yesterday...work has been absolutely crazy... one girl with hemoptysis, new 13 yo with diabetes who uses it as a control issue, lots of viral stuff , whew!!!!

    went out and bought a new sofa and recliner last nite... leather. now we just need to redo the living room. hopefully we will be all finished by wedding #1.
    getting my usual march sinus infection... yuck!

    we are expecting a major snow storm tonite i am sick of winter!!!!

    happy birthday fred!! make don cook dinner!!

    hope everyone has a wonderful day...need to get studying before work! mary
  13. by   compassion1
    (((((((csemgr))))))) Take care and I'll pray for you. :flowersfo
  14. by   compassion1
    DD, sounds like you've got a good start on your remodeling. I'll come over and test out your recliner, K? Sinus infections are nasty. Are you on an antibiotic? Stay warm and out of that snow. Better yet, move down here. No snow.