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  2. BCgradnurse

    Friday January 17, 2020

    Stars-So sorry you are going through this. Good that you have your room to escape to. I hope tomorrow is better.
  3. Joe NightingMale

    Friday January 17, 2020

    Stars *hug*
  4. Joe NightingMale

    Friday January 17, 2020

    Morning Tweety Productive day at work. Used our interpreter service at work for the first time. Wored well though the questionnaire took twice as long Exercised and did grocery shopping after work. Started on an embroidery project too. Bit uneven but not going bad for a first time. Might need stronger glasses given the tiny details Supposed to meet J tonight. He was feeling a bit sick again yesterday so we'll see Snow expected starting tonight and into tomorrow, which might complicate our plans. Guess we'll see. Has been colder, will be colder still over the weekend
  5. Good Morning! Working today just one day since I did Sunday and Monday this week. I can handle it. Had a decent day off. High was 81 but didn't need to turn on the air conditioner. One more day of nice weather in the upper 70's before rain and a cold front comes through and you guys up north send winter back down. Hope everyone has a nice day.
  6. herring_RN

    Wednesday January 15, 2020

    The lodge my husband belongs to is "The Fraternal Order of Eagles". His sister said, "My brother sure does like that "Beagles Club". We ran errands together this morning. We had to drop off a copy of the DMV eye exam report at his ophthalmologist's filled out except for her section. His license expired in September and he got an appointment and passed the written test then, but could not get an appointment for the "Behind the wheel" test until next month SO the one she filled out was more than six months before the test.
  7. Ted

    Thursday January 16, 2020

    Good Morning! Tweety - Good to read that you enjoyed the concert. And, good for you for taking the "Dreaded Thursday" off from work! Enjoy the day off, while enjoying the recent and pleasant memories of last night's concert. Joe - Glad that J was feeling well enough for your Wednesday night date together. Had a really good night's sleep, last night (although the "All Knowing" Fit-Bit watch said the sleep was only "Fair"). Hopefully this aging and cranky body has caught up on much-needed sleep after a few days of sleep deprivation last weekend. Not sure what we're going to do today. It snowed last night, but there's only about 1" of wet snow on the ground. Apparently there's an RV show that Amy is interested in seeing this afternoon. It's about an hour's drive away from where we live. If the roads are OK, we might go. Amy and I are planning our Retirement Years. One of the things we're thinking about doing is purchasing a nicer RV, and traveling the country. These "Home on Wheels" seem quite comfy-looking. It wouldn't be something we'd live in all year round. But, it would be part of a "retirement package" where we'd travel the country for several weeks out of the year (while having a "stationary" home-base either in the New England area or the Sedona, Arizona area). Gotta admit that the whole retirement thing has been a daily pondering (hopefully not TOO obsessive). First, though, we must pare down our debt (before we get into more debt). In the meanwhile, I think I'll whittle away at this instrumental composition that I started. . . finally get some of these ideas down on manuscript paper, and do some recording (sequencing). I want to complete at least one piece before I go back to work this coming Monday. Well. . . I think I'll go downstairs and get me Second Coffee (then come back up to my happy studio). Peace, folks! Ted
  8. Good morning! Joe, hope you were able to get together with J. J22, glad the device is checking out okay and sorry it's still tender to touch. Hope it gets better as time goes on. Stars, hope the gypsies behave. Glad you're MD appointment went okay. Ted, hope you continue to enjoy the days off. I can imagine composing isn't something that would get easier as time when on. It seems that's one of those things that you establish how to do and it is what it is, with everyone having their own style. I enjoyed the Celine Dion concert a lot. She's looking and sounding great, very energetic, and an appreciate adoring sold out crowd. Because of the concert I arranged my schedule to be off the "dreaded Thursday". Good thing since I went to bed after midnight. Nothing much going on today but have some household chores to do.
  9. nursej22

    Wednesday January 15, 2020

    I like coffee in the morning: 1 cup at home, 1 cup at work, but tea in the afternoon. That way if it gets cold it's still drinkable. We had about 4-6 inches of snow overnight with wind pushing it into small drifts. At one point my phone said it was 12 degrees, with wind chill making it feel like -7. I made it to my cardiology appointment. I told Dr. M if he hadn't made it to work I was going to drive to where he was! We had a good talk. He said the amount of pain I had was very unusual and was surprised that it is still tender to touch. It felt good to be heard. He said it may have had an atypical infection but because it seems to slowly be getting better, that he doesn't feel a need to do any interventions. He did change the settings a little to hopefully make running easier. And no more testing except device checks, and 2x a year MD visits. That is some good news! Staff meeting this am, but half the staff didn't make it in. Then MD appt, had lunch with eldest ds, and now want to take a nap instead of work. Yawn. Sending healing thoughts your way Tweety. Hope you and J can meet up Joe. And cheers to everybody!
  10. Joe NightingMale

    Wednesday January 15, 2020

    Morning Tweety. Hope your mouth heals quick. I'm a regular tea drinker too Decent day at work, productive although had to make more calls than usual to get someone to respond Finally went to the jewelry store and get my ring adjusted. Exercised and did laundry Will meet J for dinner if he's up to it. He's steadily getting better but still tires easily
  11. Good morning! Ted, hope you enjoyed your date with your wife and got some rest after the work week. BC, glad you're feeling better. That was one annoying patient. Hope the weather in Florida holds out for you, but even if it's 60 degrees visitors from your part of the world don't bundle up and sit outside and read, so I'm sure you'll have a good time. J22, that is a bizarre situation with the electric bill, but at least you're not going to be hit with six months of bills at once. AmoL, I tend to leave things on my kitchen counter for days and weeks sometimes. Hope you have no incidences of rolling around traffic. Yikes. Had a fitful night of waking up often, but was able to fall asleep after each episode. Got woken up by a Gmail notification on my phone. Apparently I signed up for New York Times emails to get at 6AM when best friend wanted me to read a travel article he emailed me. Dentist went okay. The good news is last years implant looked good on X-ray and implanted itself in my jaw very well. The bad news is that I have some gingivitis on the gum in front of the implant. He described it "you have a pimple there"....gross. I was a little sore but really didn't notice. So I'm being treated with a rinse and need to go back in two weeks for a check up. Like I said, I hate going in for a cleaning and exam because it's always something. He advised me also to get a water pick and start using that. Ordered one on Amazon like a good patient. Ordered a new Japanese tea pot and cups while I was ordering my water pick. No justification for that other than I wanted one. Tonight is Celine Dion in concert. Been a fan of hers for a long time and looking forward to it. Got tomorrow off which is why I worked three in a row. Our electronic W2's have been posted and I'm going to gather my stuff together and hopefully do my taxes here in a bit. My taxes are quite easy to do and I hope to get a refund. We've been having great winter weather. It was over 80 yesterday and will be in the mid-70's today. Hope everyone has a great day.
  12. amoLucia

    Tuesday January 14 2020

    NSIME - that WAS funny. But I have to say, one time I fell in the street with oncoming traffic. The fastest way to get out of the way WAS to log-roll, so log-roll I did. Joe - TY OK, all. Champion Jeopardy is over and that Ken Jennings won. Dang, he is smart. On tonight's channel 6 Philadelphia was a story that Sam Springsteen (26 yo) was sworn in as a Jersey City firefighter after completing a firefighter's program at Monmouth Univ. Son of 'The Boss' Bruce Springsteen. Love 'The Boss'.
  13. amoLucia

    Tuesday January 14 2020

    Early evening greetings all. Joe - been meaning to ask because maybe I missed it but what kind of questionnaires are you doing? I finally got one of those CMS post hospitalization questionnaires for my recent hosp. I LOVED that hosp for my Sept/Oct stay. When I consider hellish experience I had just about 1 year ago . And NO, they no longer asked about pain mgt on it. My second hosp has just bought out the first one so ,boy, will they have a monumental job ahead of them as they move to cross train all the staff in their model of excellent care. NSIME - however could I vote for Nannie when I was PRIVILEGED to receive a phone call from DJT urging me for my vote 'to build the Wall'!?!?. Well it was just a robo-call but I felt so HONORED. Got seasonally chillier for today with a misty rain. As long as the weather stays dry for tomorrow as I have a return ENT doc appt. I use a whch and my sidewalk has 3 separated steps, so I roll over on the grass to avoid the steps. Hopefully, this SHOULD be the last visit. Then I need to start playing catch-up on all my other docs - cardiology, pulmonary, (will be new providers - but they're in the same bldg as my ENT. Short drive!) And there's still nephrology & urology. Tonight is a continuation of Champion Challenge on Jeopardy. I'm hooked. But it kills me that 8 pm conflicts with my NCIS. Have to REALLY, REEEEEALY start to clear my table of all my mail & stuff. I hate it. It depresses me ( like a real depression). It's a task I find difficulty doing. I'm impressed when I read all the tasks you guys accomplish. My stamina & endurance just isn't there. Oh, well ...
  14. herring_RN

    Tuesday January 14 2020

    Beautiful sunny day. After their spouses left for work neighbors stood outside on the sidewalk drinking coffee and gossiping. Even the non golfers enjoyed Davey Do's "Cross your eyes and dot your tees" from yeaterdays thread.
  15. herring_RN

    Monday January 13, 2020

    I printed it for my husband's golfing buddies. DH and guy across the street already enjoyed a good laugh.
  16. nursej22

    Tuesday January 14 2020

    Yes, rare bird indeed! I spotted that Davey Do bird over on the yellow side a few days ago. To quote a weatherman from my days in Idaho: "it's cold enough to issue an alloy primate alert!" (brass monkeys and all that). It was around 15 degrees all night, with the wind bringing the chill factor to ZERO! The hummingbird feeder, even with its little heater was frozen solid. I brought it in over night to thaw, and as I went to hang it out this morning, one of the zoomers flew to it as I held it up. I am going to make my home visit today, so I can stop by and it out with another. And the snow forecast for Thursday is already here. I showed up for my hour long gym orientation and fitness eval last night, only to find out the trainer meant 630 am, not 630 pm. So I tried to reschedule, but the desk person didn't seem to understand how to use the booking system, so I am going to call later. The electrical company billing continues to be bizarro. Dh authorized me to have access, so I called and found out our billing was switched off back in 2017, even though we were receiving and paying bills up to 7/2019. Their solution was open a new account and I got to pick when billing would start. I picked Jan 1, 2020. I feel bad for the poor schmuck who has been paying our bill, but the company didn't seem to think this was unusual or needed further investigation. Wow, it never occurred to me to ask for a co-pay back. That patient sounds like my father in law before he passed. He insisted he knew better than anyone, demanded treatment, and then wouldn't follow through. Rough way to exit this life. Carry on
  17. BCgradnurse

    Tuesday January 14 2020

    Morning, all- Back to cold and cloudy. Last weekend was such a tease. I'll be getting out of Dodge next week for 5 days down to the Naples, FL area. I hope the weather is decent. I just want to sit outside with a book and relax. We had a patient yesterday who made me want to bang my head against the wall. Severe COPD, will not take inhalers because they "contaminate her lungs". Wait for it...she smokes 2 packs a day, but tobacco is "natural". Talk about denial. Her lung function is terrible and she has SOB without exertion. I pretty much told her there was nothing I could do for her if she wouldn't take medications or stop smoking. I had no magic. Then she asked for her co-pay back. Um...no. Joe-Hope your day goes well. Ordinary is often very good! Tweety-Enjoy your stretch of days off. Glad you survived the 3 12s! Ted-Sweet dreams to you. Gladd you have some time off, too. J22-Ugh-keep your weather out West please. I looked up the hummingbird. They are gorgeous little things! Hi to everyone else. Did we have a Davey Do sighting yesterday??? Now, that's a rare bird!
  18. Joe NightingMale

    Tuesday January 14 2020

    Morning Fairly quiet day at work, got a questionnaire done with my very first call, was smooth sailing after that Ran some errands and exercised. Have been getting ready to start on my new embroidery kit. Should be interesting Today should be a fairly ordinary day. Need to take my ring in to be resized, have bee meaning to do so for several weeks Will be in the 40s today. Will get colder tomorrow I think, only in the 20s
  19. nursej22

    Monday January 13, 2020

    Hello! Awoke to a couple of inches of snow, and icy wind, making the wind chill about 5 degrees. That is quite a bit colder than was predicted. The hummingbird feeders were frozen solid ( forgot to bring them inside), so I thawed 1 out, make new food and then attached the heater to heat when I rehung it. Yes, Anna's hummingbird does spend the winter here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna's_hummingbird Been dealing with a weird issue with the power company. I have been trying to draw up a budget and realized that we hadn't received a bill in a few months(actually, since July, oops). I tried to sign up online, but was informed I wasn't "authorized" to have access. So I had dh call today, because his name is on the bill. It seems our account was closed in October, and someone else has been billed and is paying!? The power company are guessing that a new construction signed up for service and gave the wrong street address. I remember getting some sort of rebate check, thinking it was due to a rate change, but maybe it was from closing the account. I need to dig it out when I get home, and follow up tomorrow. Ugh, that bill is gonna sting. I was going to make a home visit today, but when I went to grab the meds, I see that the crazy one used up the last of them a week ago and didn't reorder. Good grief. Patient was okay that I will come tomorrow. And I'm okay not driving the health department Prius on a slippery road in the wind. . I am getting my gym orientation and fitness eval tonight. I can sum it up already: old, grumpy and overweight. Hopefully it won't take the full hour.
  20. Good morning! BC, so glad to hear that you're on the mend. Hope you continue to get to 100% well. Ted, hope you're surviving your back to back 12's yesterday which included church and little sleep. Work was okay. I was assigned a busy patient that had some medical issues that were somewhat time consuming. But she's holding her own. 90 years old without an advocate other than some lawyer that will do everything, and a out-of-state daughter that has nothing to do with her and is not her POA but has a court order to proceed with competency evaluations. The nursing home she lives says there is no daughter to be found. Odd situation. I just bumped it up my chain of command. Working today. Didn't see and OR schedule to see how many are coming in today. Day 3 of 3 12's in a row. Not complaining as I'm rested and having good days. Looking forward to knocking this day out. I'm going to miss bowling tonight. Our team is in first place as we were the only team to win all games the first week. Hope everyone has a good day.
  21. herring_RN

    Sunday January 12, 2020

    Good morning Tweety, Joe, bcgradnurse, and all who visit later! I'm going to the library and then to the grocery store.
  22. Joe NightingMale

    Sunday January 12, 2020

    Morning Tweety Yesterday was fairly quiet. Did cooking in the morning. Went to a meeting of the environmental group. Did not do lunch with dad...he decided with the wintry weather to stay home. With the snow and rain I mostly stayed home in the evening too, did some cleaning and exercised Choir and church this morning, not sure how many will be there with the snow we got last night. Supposed to meet I for brunch, he forgot to call last night so I'm hoping our plans are still on Got my embroidery kit, have begun reading the directions Some snow on the ground, will be in the 30s the next few days
  23. Good Morning! Yesterday was not bad. Decent staffing and people behaving. We got the usual shift change admission which set me a little behind. Could have left exactly on time but noooo...... Hope everyone has a great day. BC hope you can rest and recover.
  24. Ted

    Saturday January 11, 2020

    Good Afternoon - Just finished eating a delicious lunch/dinner that Amy made: Chicken Franciase! Yum! Getting ready for Second Sleep. Been wearing my Fit-Bit with me throughout the day. According to the all-wise Fit-Bit, my "First Sleep" was judged as being "Fair". Last night at work, I was both Mr. ICU Nurse and Mr. Shift Director. The full-time night Shift Director called out sick. So, arrangements were made for me to fill in part of that 8-hour hole. Thankfully, our teen-tiny hospital was relatively "Q" last night. Still, there was a staffing hole for the day shift on Med/Surg that needed filling due to a sick call-out. (Nothing like asking people to work an extra shift, at 5:30/6:00 in the morning, on what is normally their day off from work. Ugh!) Hopefully tonight will be relatively "Q". Well. . . Sleep beckons. Hopefully the all-wise Fit-Bit will say "Great!!" for Second Sleep! L O L! Cheers! Ted
  25. BCgradnurse

    Saturday January 11, 2020

    Morning-Still feeling craptastic. The cough is better, but I'm congested with no energy at all. I'm on day 6 of work, but it's 5 8 hour days and 1 3 hour shift this AM. I've done nothing this week except go to work, and come home and go to bed. I will be happy to have the whole day tomorrow to recharge. It's unseasonably warm here, with temps around 60. I opened all the windows in the house this AM, hoping to get rid of all the germy recycled air. Niko is quite happy to have an open window to sit in. I'm crossing my fingers I have enough zip tomorrow to do a beach walk. Tweety-Good for you for keeping the weight off and eating mostly healthy. The treats at work are a temptation. Joe-I hope J feels better soon. Be safe if you're out driving around. Hope all have a good day.
  26. Good morning! Working today first of three in a row. I won't complain since Ted is doing 4. Oh well, maybe I will. Had a decent day off. Washed the sheets, went to the gym and prepared three beans and quinoa lunches, and some whole wheat orzo with mushrooms and tempeh for dinners. Had a Korean tofu dish for dinner. Still sticking to my cleanish diet of no processed foods, meat, dairy, added oils, sugar or salt. Mainly this means not stress eating at work. I find if I don't start eating the candy or donuts and just leave them alone I won't overeat them. Ya think? I 'm not one of those "oh just one" type of eaters. The scale is stuck, but that's okay, I did manage to get six pounds of extra fat off. BP has responded somewhat better for the most part to the good eating 119/69 last night before bed. Even at work the other day it was 132/82...hypertensive by the new guidelines of being over 130/80, but under the 160/90 my doctor wants "a man of your age" to be. I'll break my diet soon enough as I have some dinner plans next week. Better close now as the page spontaneously refreshed but this time saved what I wrote but not the title. Getting the "this webpage is using significant memory. Closing it may improve the responsiveness of your Mac.". So I'd best close. Have a great day.
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