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Friday March 27, 2020

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Good Morning!

Thanks for listening yesterday and thanks Stars for the note of support.

Back for more today.  I'm frustrated we still don't have the parts to do the rapid covid test and we're having to send out but a local hospital with a rapid test is helping us.  I really think the patient we had is negative, just a gut feeling, but also frustrated they waited days into her admission to test her instead of at the door.

Anyway, hope everyone has a great day.  My anxiety level is up, and I'm taking my medication to help sleep, but it's not off the chain up.  I'm off the weekend and really not looking forward to the solitude.  

But these are the times we live in, the cards we are dealt.  I'm quite thankful for many many blessings and thinking of those struggling and hurting.

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Morning Tweety, hope the anxiety settles down a bit.  I know a lot of people who work in hospitals are frustrated by the lack of tests and other equipment 

Yesterday was better, my anxiety is down and work wasn't too busy

Stopped at the pharmacy, went for a walk, worked on embroidery and exercised 

J and I won't meet tonight, we'll probably try and meet over the weekend, assuming we don't have symptoms and can find a place to meet

Going to be a rainy day today, so likely no walk today.  Bad weather expected tomorrow so likely I'll stay in unless it holds off for a bit

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Good morning-

I'm in my office, aka the dining room table.  I'm not on the schedule to do telemedicine today, but will remain available in case someone needs something.  I'm hoping to do some yard work today.  I find that doing something physical helps with the anxiety, but it's often hard to get started.  I have been walking most days.

We have another virtual game night planned with friends tomorrow night.  Zoom really makes this easy.  I've been doing Zoom meetings with my kids, too.  I need to get a look at them to make sure they're ok.

Tweety-That is so frustrating that you can't get the testing done on site.  I hope the weekend does not drag for you.

Joe-I'm glad your anxiety is down.  

I did read everyone from yesterday.  Please continue to check in and let us know you're ok.  

 

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Good Morning -

Recently woke. Currently on Second Coffee. Oddly enough, it tastes better than First Coffee. I wonder why???? I think I'm going to ponder this for awhile. It'll pass the time away. . . . L O L! 🤔🤣

Yesterday, the sun was out and the temperature was warm. It was a beautiful day outside, yesterday. Amy and I went for walk on one of our local nature trails. It was good exercise, and provided nice opportunities for photo and video taking. We weren't alone on the trail. We certainly were not the only ones needing to enjoy the pleasant day. This particular trail is through a wide-open field that is hundreds of acres in size. (It provides beautiful views of ponds and the surrounding Berkshire Mountains.) Interesting to note was the wide berth everyone gave each one another while passing each other on the trail. People were thoughtfully practicing "Social Distancing". Well, I need to clarify that. The small groups of people were giving other small groups of people wide berth. The groups themselves?? Not so much. Families stuck together. Groups of friends seemed to stick together, well within the 6' distance that is recommended. Oh well. It was nice to get out. Social Distancing was practiced by Amy and me. And a beautiful day was enjoyed and appreciated. I am Very Grateful to be living in the area where I live. I can not imagine living in a place like New York City with millions of other people are concentrated in a relatively small area, especially during serious and dangerous times like these. I am grateful. . . 

(A long time ago, I used to sell home-made baked goods down in NYC, out on the open farmer's market. I met a whole lot of very nice people. However, NYC is crowded. On those beautiful days when the sun was out and the temperature was warm, the open farmers market places were wonderfully crowded with people enjoying the day, and buying the farm goods and home-made baked goods that the market had to sell.)

Today??? It looks like another sunny day outside. Amy and I might go for another hike on another local nature trail. (There are several of them to be found near where we live.) But now that our video studio is up and ready to go, we plan on doing some fun and creative video recording. As mentioned yesterday, we plan on video-recording one of the old routines by our Too Live Nurse troupe. Below is a link that I made of our portable video studio. It's only 2 minutes long. At the very least, it'll occupy 2 minutes of your time as we all stay in our homes and practice Social Distancing. L O L! 😄

In the meanwhile. . . Peace! And, Be Safe! 🙂

Ted

 

 

Edited by Ted

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Tweety: I hope your workday is OK and future days off can be enjoyed without going stir crazy.

Ted: Decades ago my sister and I were on a local TV show singing a song from a different country every week. When we sang "Frere Jacques" it looked like we were in front of the Eiffel Tower.

BCgradnurse: Enjoy your ZOOM game!

Joe: I hope you and J stay healthy and find a place to meet.

I've been cleaning cupboards. I found an ash tray that must have been there for decades.

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Early afternoon to all. To those still resp for working at this time, I wish the best that y'all have your supports, equip and health to carry you thru.

Tweety - another one here wishing you well. I understand the 'alone' bit, but am not quite 'lonely'. My condo is in the back of my development so I never see anything except the trees. I'm envious of my neighbors whose windows face outwardly for community viewing. So they see all the comings & goings & police/fire/emt, etc. In a way, I'm glad that the solitude has been around for so long, that I really don't mind it. Made for easy sleeping when I did NOCs.

herring - I have 1 lonely 'symbolic' ashtray. It is a classic relic from an old local distributing company, Budny Tires, that really sold/distributed black auto tires. (In the summer, the company just down the block from us would give us old rubber inner tubes for our swimming pool. Loved those JUMBO inner tubes except for the air valve that would poke your trunk/armpits.) I stopped smoking looooong time ago and my condo is non-smoking 🚭, EXCEPT ... if my Uncle John came over, he was hooked. But he was my dad's brother and I would 'respect' him (smoking and all). And then there was a man in my life that was OK to use that ashtray. 💔

Ted & BC - I am 'mildly' envious of those of you who are outdoor-sy or green-thumbers. 'D I  R T' is a four-letter word usually foreign in my vernacular. Altho I do admire you who do take to nature. Nearest thing I can say is I like the smell of dirt & fresh cut grass (no allergies)!!

One thing I dislike to comment about is that a NJ NH experienced a C19 death (was hospitalized). Place is fairly local to me - I even interviewed there eons ago. I am curious about the epidemi details for that pt.

Healthy wishes for all.

 

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Well, here it is:

Took hubby to get his C-scan. Then we went to Walmart pharmacy for me to go get some more refills while he waited in the van.. While I was finishing up at the pharmacy, he called me on my cell phone and said to come back to the van. When I got there he said they had called him and told him to come back to the imaging center. While we were driving back there, his phone rang again and it was the lung-doc's nurse who said the doc wanted hubby to go to the ER, because his lung collapsed again. So I dropped him off at the ER and he was admitted so they can put a tube in his lung again.

I went to the store to get a few items, so Nannie and I can continue to stay home.

 Hubby is supposed to call me later tonight.

 

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Stars that's a setback for sure, hope he doesn't have the chest tube too long

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((((Stars))))-I hope hubby improves quickly.  Take care of yourself.

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He called just now, said the doc said it wasn't uncommon for it to happen again. I was thinking, yeah, and you were smoking more and coughing harder lately. Some of us have to go to the Live-And-Learn School before things sink in, y'know?

Anyway, he is re-tubed and says it hurt a little more this time, but he is sounding pretty groggy from pain med. That's all for now.

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