THURSDAY 26th October, 2006

  1. greetings all to thursday!

    it's 3pm here in oz, and i thought i'd pop in and say g'day. i'm being the home nurse at present. dh is needing help and support as he recovers from his shoulder surgery. he's experiencing rather constant pain and discomfort. the meds hold him for awhile, but not quite keeping the pain at bay. the sling is as much a nuisance as anything, but he needs it to help support the shoulder. he's very frustrated! like many others, he's not happy with being rendered incapable of total independence. i'm thinking the days ahead might prove to be "fun!" :stone

    i've been busy preparing meals, doing house chores, washing, banking, bill paying etc. after browsing on here for a spell, i'll then tackle sorting out this home office! then it'll be time to cook tea. steak for us tonight!

    well, that's my thursday! hope your's is happy and free of troubles.
    stay safe and well. until next time..............
  2. 40 Comments

  3. by   nursemary9

    WOW!! Grace, It sounds like you are REALLY BUSY!!! If you keep this up, you won't have any time for Monkeydancing!!

    My regards to DH; You are both in my Prayers and I have been thinking of you. I have sent you a PM earlier tonite.

    Well, My DH had his Ortho Appt. yesterday & the news was Not good!! The MD really prefers to not do surgery on his shoulder unless he absolutely has to as he cannot really be certain there will be any improvment--in fact the surgery could make everything worse. He says DH's muscles would be like trying to sew tissue paper!! They have decidede to try MORE Physical Therapy----until at least January. Then reevaluate.
    This is devastating news to DH---The avid golfer!! After all--we are the ones who wanted to move South by next yesr so he could golf all year round!! and several times per week!!

    So, I don't know. There has been a bit of improvement in his ROM and function in the last 2 months, but not much!! I guess we just have to wait & see. What is even more frustrating for him is that he can't even do the things around the house that he had planned because they require use of the arm!!
    Oh well!!!

    I'm at work & Charge again!! We're full, so that's always good.
    It's not quite as good a nite as last nite but not awful, so far. I won't really say too much here--don't want to jinx it.

    I have to see my MD in the AM after work. It's been awhile since I've been t here. Maybe she can give me something for the nausea I have every time I eat!! I guess we'll see. I've had this problem ever since I had my surgery.

    Well, I hope you all have a really great day!!
    I'll be thinking about you all
    Hope I get back here later!!

    I'll leave you all that never ending POT of Coffee--but that's all I have time for right now.

    Bye for now

    Mary Ann
  4. by   RGN1
    Morning all, sorry to hear that both your DHs' are going through the mill Mary & Grace. I hope it all gets sorted out for them sooner rather than later.

    Day off for me, & again tomorrow then a long day on Saturday so I can take part in a karate competition on Sunday. Although how I'll fare the day after being at work for 14.5 hours I don't know!!

    Going to take my 2 horrible boys to get their mops cut this morning & not before time. The fashion for teens here is longish, messy styled hair so for me that means a scruffy haired 14 yr old with his 8 yr old brother insisting on copying!! However, I have finally said enough's enough & they have to at least get it tamed a little!! Gotta love these kids huh?

    Then I have to stock up the cupboards because it's been half term this week so the 3 kids have pretty much emptied the cupboards of food. Back to school next week for the younger 2, the older one has another week so I'm taking some holiday so we can spend a bit of time together, something that doesn't happen an awful lot, as those of you with more than one child will no doubt relate to!

    Hope everyone has a great day! xxx
  5. by   Tweety
    Good morning! I hope everyone has a nice day today.
  6. by   jmgrn65
    Good Morning or Good Day
    Nothing much planned for me just chores and errands today.
    Everyone have a good day or good sleep.
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    Good Morning!

    I'm rushing off to work.

    Here's your song for the day!

    Hope everyone ahs a great day!
  8. by   adrienurse
    Good morning everyone. I can smell my coffee brewing....ummm.

    BF came home from doctor's appointment with the results from his thyroid ultrasound. He has a hard nodule on it and he's being booked to have a biopsy done by a head and neck surgeon. I asked him about his bloodwork but he was kind of vague, talking about enzymes(?). Poor guy. Don't worry he'll be getting a lot of TLC.
  9. by   sirI
    good morning!!!!!

    wakey wakey.....eggs and bakey!!!!

    up and at 'em!!!

    rise and shine!!!

    nupsy nupsy!!!!!

    git up, yer burnin' daylight!!!

    ...jave joe, don't cha know......

    ... everybody have a hap hap happy day!!!!!!!!!

    (how's that for a disgustingly sweet, over zealous, and irritating good morning? )

    seriously, i hope ya'll have a most excellent day/night. :kiss

    see all ya'll later!!
  10. by   tnbutterfly

    [font=lucida sans unicode]this is my idea of morning! ha ha ha
    [font=lucida sans unicode]quite a contrast to siri's view, wouldn't you say?

    [font=lucida sans unicode]seriously, good morning to all and i hope you all have a great day.

    [font=lucida sans unicode]grace: sorry your dh is in so much discomfort.
    mary ann: too bad surgery isn't an option for you dh's shoulder.
    rgn1: enjoy your days off and good luck on sunday.
    tweety: enjoy your day.
    jmgrn: hope you get all your chores done so you can play some today.
    roy: have a good day at work.
    adrienurse: my dh has just been through the same thyroid tests and biopsy for a nodule. hope your bf's tests come out ok.
    siri: you're right about the irritating gm message. how can you be so peppy and happy this early in the day? you need to give some of us who are "challenged in the am" some lessons. i think you might be putting something in your coffee. ha ha ha

    i can't stay on here too long. i've got alot to do. i have to get ready to travel to be with my dad who is having surgery on monday. don't know how long i'll have to stay with him, but could be for a couple of weeks. thank goodness he has a computer with internet so i can keep up with my addiction while i am there.
  11. by   sirI
    tee hee hee, tn!

    hope everything goes well for your dad. i know you've been concerned about this for a few days and can't blame you. his post-angio didn't go so well. take care. glad you'll have access to allnurses while you're away.

    ((((hugs hon))))
  12. by   tnbutterfly
    thanks siri. hopefully the surgery will go smoother than the angiogram did.
    isn't it awful how addicted we become to this site?!?
  13. by   sirI
    I know. But, this type of addiction is pretty sweet, tn!!
  14. by   suzy253
    Good morning everyone!!!

    Hugzzz and prayers to all who need them!!!

    Just rolled out of bed a little while ago; didn't work last night and don't work again until Saturday. So enjoy sleeping in a bit. Not much planned for today. Will probably work on a powerpoint presentation to help out my friend who is in his senior year. We started it yesterday but it needs a bit of tweaking.


    PS--Siri--absolutely love your cross examination!!!