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  2. Joe NightingMale

    Friday April 26, 2019

    Morning Tweety Was rather tiring day yesterday, with an early morning meeting and a telephone meeting in addition to my other work. Was very tired by the end of the day Went a bit off diet. But weight has increased less than a pound since last week, so I'm still within goal which is good The person who was supposed to call about that outpatient position never did. Oh well, I'm currenlty not really interested in new positions. Want to wait a bit and see what happens J's friend is continuing her decline, the nurses at the SNF are talking about hospice. At least she seems comfortable Today meeting J for dinner as usual
  3. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    This kind of sums up how I feel. For me it goes beyond "yeah he says stupid things sometimes" and not being Presidential. I may insult people's morals values by being a homosexual non-Christian liberal against abortion, but I am a person and private citizen. However, I do act with a little respect, treat people well, desire equality, and I don't lie and I hold the President to a higher standard. I've been saying this all along. Almost daily he insults my sense of what a President should be. He must not be re-elected despite if his agenda helps the economy, makes government smaller and all other things conservative. Character matters. It's an opinion piece and not a news story. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/21/donald-trump-impeachment-white-house-2020?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2xMtAfa1hVlkE0WHDrFX3aDIa0R6tac8P5AaW914LRzHSBEfGmIcKdcdY#Echobox=1555835847
  4. Good Morning! J22, what a shock to find out about the a-flutter. Hopefully you can get some treatment and get more energy. Dog woke me up at 6:00AM for breakfast. Funny how that dog can tell time. I slept the night from 12:300 until then which was nice. Although that's an inadequate amount, I'm going to try to stay up because I have to work tomorrow to make up for having my schedule changed to go to the concert. Patti LaBelle was great. She still has that amazing voice at age 74! Didn't realize that was her age. Best friend brought a can because his foot is bothering him. Not sure if it's tendonitis or some kind of arthritis. He had an MRI and has an appointment to follow up on Monday. Hard to see him in pain because he's so active, always walking the beach and such. A course of Indocin did nothing for the pain he's feeling. Bumped into an old friend that I know has been through cancer treatment, but not sure what kind. He lost a lot of weight, but looked okay because he was somewhat obese. His husband says he's on Epogen and the chemo and radiation kicked his butt, but that he's doing okay and they have a new appreciation for each day. Going to try to be productive today and go to the gym, do laundry and cook a couple of dishes. Hope to snap out of my fog and funk. Have a great day!
  5. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    One of my Bernie or Bust Social Democrat friends over on Facebook that I know in real life and did not vote for Clinton or Trump has already started posting anti-Biden rhetoric on his Facebook page calling him "Uncle Joe". Let the fun begin. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/joe-biden-2020-primary-donald-trump-wins-if-democrats-destroy-each-other/
  6. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    How do you think I'm going to answer how I feel about representative Omar stating an increase in death threats after Trump's Tweet, which I think is what you're talking about. I find it appalling. Not sure why you're asking me.
  7. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I can't view the NYT. No subscription. If there are free views, I'm out of them.
  8. Yesterday
  9. sharpeimom

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Looney. LOONEY. More parade stuff, huh? The parade always forms in front of the football field. It ends by the town square.
  10. Joe NightingMale

    Thursday April 25 2019

    Morning Yesterday went well. Work was productive. Met J after work at one of our usual places. Afterwards we went to the furiniture store and he showed me the loveseat he bought for his friend. Today I have my early morning meeting. Lotta driving but I get to get out of work early Have a phone interview for an oupatient clinic case management position. Don't have high hopes but figure I"ll give it a try and see. Going to search more intesively in the future but for now want a break from job searching Weather will be rainy later today, temps should be stable but a bit cooler
  11. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Agree, education is not a capitalistic principle but one that most industrialized capitalistic countries rely on. I gather you're talking about competition. How is it then when cheaper nursing schools fill up in the public sector the for-profit sector steps in with horrific prices such as Galen, University of Pheonix, etc. I understand they don't get subsidies, but I still don't think this justifies the price. Seems like the for profit sector would figure out a way to lure students with lower prices and make a profit through volume or something. This is already seen where places like Amazon undercut college bookstores.
  12. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    For me that's the problem. If Trump were trustworthy and didn't make things up and downright lie about things, I'd buy into the "witch hunt" theory, but I just can't. If he lies on a daily basis over stupid stuff how can he be trusted when he's suing to hide his business affairs.
  13. Tweety

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Absolutely, call it what you may. Here's what the last "witch hunt" revealed. Granted it revealed the Trumps were a bit ignorant of what went around around them, or didn't understand the law. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/mueller-s-scorecard-who-s-been-convicted-sentenced-n980731
  14. Last week
  15. sharpeimom

    First word that comes to mind.....

    As they say around these parts, "My heart attacked me." HEART A-TTACK.
  16. herring_RN

    Presidential Election 2020

    These Five Charts Show How Bad The Student Loan Debt Situation Is https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/student-loan-statistics-2019-n997836
  17. herring_RN

    Special Council Muller Report

    From pages 9, 10, & 11 of Volume II. I removed examples of case law that can be found in the body and footnotes. From pages 12 & 13: PS: There was NO WITCH HUNT, No Collusion. I don't know whether or not there was "Obstruction of Justice".
  18. FranEMTnurse

    On being fat...

  19. FranEMTnurse

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Myocardial
  20. FranEMTnurse

    On being fat...

    (I got more and more ill, with life threatening attacks on my already weakened body, and never really was able to work as a nurse.) During my very lengthy hospitalization, I was given massive doses of Solu-Medrol to reverse the effects of the illness, and I got so weak, I struggled to breathe and also got "Drop Foot." I kept the weight on after that, and was not able to lose most of it. I now wear a brace on my foot, and have caregivers come in to help me manage duties here at home.
  21. FranEMTnurse

    On being fat...

  22. FranEMTnurse

    On being fat...

    My weight history: I was the smallest of a set of twins 9weighing pounds 11 ounces) born before ultrasound was invented. My parents didn't name me because they thought I was not going to survive, so my grandmother took over my care and named me. Notably, I was thin most of my life. I married a mentally ill man who I had no idea was mentally ill at the time. I mistakenly thought that if you were married to a church going member, your marriage would be a safe and harmonious one. How wrong I was! Our children and I were not allowed to eat ice-cream, although he would eat chocolate bars in front of the girls. They would very politely ask him for a taste, but he told them it wasn't any good for them. He also told us that ice cream was too sweet for us. After 7 very long years, I finally received a breakthrough and we separated. I was so damaged by that time, I had no desire to ever enter into another relationship. After I got custody of our children, I called us "The Three Musketeers." Anyway, since we were not allowed to have ice cream, during much of those 7 years, the first thing I did was buy some the day we separated. I eventually had a half gallon of each of the five different flavors in my freezer, and I ate ice cream any time I wanted some. After a couple years of living that way, I gained way too much weight, and I didn't like the way I looked, so I joined Weight Watchers. I lost 145 pounds in a year, but I had gotten too thin. In fact, my neighbor thought that someone else had moved into my place. The leader at Weight Watchers told me that I should be leading the class, instead of her. I kept most of the weight off over several years. Then I moved to another state after my girls went to college, and eventually married. I went to school and eventually became a nurse, earning a perfect attendance award. After that, I decided to get all the minor surgeries I needed so I could continue being an employee with an excellent attendance record. So after I had the surgeries, I began actively looking for work by making a daily job out of it. During that time, I was taking half the dosage of what my nursing Drug Book was recommending of the drug Niacin which I purchased at local drug store. After a couple of weeks, I began itching all over, and my breathing wasn't right, so I eventually went to the local ER, was examined, and was told I had an asthma attack. I was also told to stop taking the niacin, because I had an adverse reaction to it. Well, The itching eventually subsided, but the asthma increased so much that I had an attack of status asthmaticus one day. and went into respiratory failure. It was then I became a patient on a ventilator in the ICU. As time progressed, I got more and more ill, with life threatening attacks on my already weakened body, and never really was able to work as a nurse.
  23. Fuzzy

    First word that comes to mind.....

    heart attack
  24. herring_RN

    Wednesday April 24, 2019

    Hi. Still dealing with red tape. I may get that book later. I'm reading Stacey Abrams book now.
  25. herring_RN

    The President Donald Trump Thread

    President already "allowed" Don McGahn to testify.
  26. herring_RN

    Special Council Muller Report

    Picky, picky, picky!
  27. sharpeimom

    First word that comes to mind.....

    I luv-a parade... after the annual parade, there's picnic and a picnic = DEVILED EGGS!
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