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Friday November 23, 2018

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Good Morning!

I had a nice time visiting with my sister and her ex-husband, whom I still consider family. Glad that they are getting along even though their marriage is over. We're the only family he has here in Florida and they have their grandchildren in common. We went to a all-you-can-eat buffet at which we ate all we could eat. It was quite good.

I came home pretty useless but eventually came out of my food coma to cook a nice Moroccan stew for dinner the next couple of nights.

Working today. Not sure if our unit is open as the OR was closed yesterday and today.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving day and Day today.

Might check out some online Black Friday sales, but really don't need anything.

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Morning Tweety

Our Thanksgiving had a smaller crowd than usual, so it was fairly quiet. Was nice but might have been more interesting with more people

Rest of the day was fairly quiet, relaxed and watched LA Confidential

Prior to Thanksgiving got out for my usual walk although it was pretty cold

Today I'm back at work, have my schedule clear as it's just me and one other person, with 2 people on call if needed. Have no idea how crazy or slow it might be.

I think concern over the possible workload disrupted my sleep a bit last night, I remember having dreams about work, which is unusual for me

Tonight I'll meet J for our usual date and see what his Thanksgiving was like

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Good morning.

Hi Tweety. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving for you. Food coma ... good description. :)

I like your Thanksgiving, too, Joe. Nice, relaxed.

Hope you two have a good work day.

Not much planned today. Some errands with DH.

Everyone who come along .... hope your Friday is kind to you and your up-and-coming weekend is good, too.

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Good morning!

We had a great day yesterday, filled with family and food. It was freezing out, so there was no post-dinner walk. It was nice to have both of my kids home. It's back to work today. So far things seem to be calm, and I hope it stays that way.

Tweety-Glad you had a good day with family. Hope today is kind to you at work.

Joe-Hope today is quiet for you, and you have a nice time with J tonight.

Siri-Hope you're not fighting the Black Friday crowds on your errands today.

Hope all have a good day.

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Hi BC

Glad your Thanksgiving was good. Always great to be with family. :) Hope work goes exceptionally well.

I ventured out at 0645. Went to one place where not too busy, taking back roads. Got what I wanted for Christmas gifts (40% off). Home for the rest of the day. ;)

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G'Morning...

Reading the Thanksgiving posts here made me remember the time when I lived in Nashville, and three friends and I attended 4 different Thanksgiving meals. After the last one, we decided a walk was in order. It was so hysterical, because I was trying to teach one friend how to burp to get some relief from feeling so full. There we were, all 4 of us, walking down the road flapping our arms, elbows bent so that the 'pumping' of the flapping arms... and bending side-to-side... which would theoretically kind of jar our insides and move things along inside, hopefully dislodging some gas. We laughed to the point of crying. I'm sure if anyone saw us they'd have thought we were drunken idiots. That's one of my favorite Thanksgiving memories.

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Hey, hey, hey! I have had another one of my Letters to the Editor printed in yesterday's newspaper. It's about the anti-vaxxers.

There is currently an ENTIRE SCHOOL in the throes of a chicken pox epidemic because most all of the parents whose children attend there, gee, surprise-surprise, don't believe in eradicating communicable diseases, because it is all only a governmental plot to control and harm the citizens.

The parents apparently are so 'religious' they've opted out on that basis. Holy-holy-holy. See all the halo's over their heads?

So, we know I like to squawk, and I did.

Too bad there is no vaccination against stupidity.

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I guess I'm the only one talkin' here this afternoon.

The follow-up appointment is now water under the bridge.

I did, after all, read the PA his title. He denied everything and said I must have him confused with someone else; "well, well, well, and who might that have been?" (shades of Lt. Joe Kenda!) HE was the only one I saw;I was looking right at him when he said and did what he did. HE was looking me right in the eyes at the time. But he said he didn't even remember seeing me! Telling.

I told him everything I had wanted to say. Then I said the only thing I wanted from him was a prescription for the platform (forearm) crutches. Looking for an out, he said he'd go get it right away.

I said, "Aren't you going to do a follow-up assessment? Don't you want to know where my pain is?"

"No, I don't need to because I think you need to find another provider."

I said, "DAMN STRAIGHT!"

Yep, burnt them bridges right and proper I did. At the Medical Supply place, the woman who owns/runs it said that while she knows several docs/surgeons over there who were excellent, by and large she has heard so many stories similar to mine, by other of her clients, that it would make our hair curl.

Going to send PCP an email, telling him what I did, and make an appt for PRN script for when the pains are the worst...usually late afternoon. Doesn't have to be 24/7 or like that. I think by now I can read my body well enough to know what I can tolerate and when I need a med that works.

Don't get a buzz from it; I feel when it kicks in because my shoulders and upper chest muscles relax and release the tension I hold there; and I don't deny it feels great, because I know that soon after that, the rest of the aching, spastic twitches in my muscles relax, which reduces the pain considerably. What happens and has been happening all these last few weeks is that the constant hum of tension from the pains is EXHAUSTING!

I figure if I got through the past two weeks, I can wait until this coming week to see my PCP......HE, at least, understands. I'm about to go on the Pt portal to set up an appt. as soon as I sign off here.

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Strong offense AND defense there, No Stars!

We are always told (and I encourage pts) to be our own advocate: to keep track of things and be the squeaky wheel.

Because other fallible humans are managing our care. Because some of them care and some don't.

Because people forget what they said and did.

Because.

I hope you soon get what you need.

Quiet day at work. Seemed like half the hospital employees arranged to have the day off.

It was nice to at least have yesterday off.

We have nothing planned this weekend except band practice Sunday afternoon, in preparation for next Friday night's vespers program.

The weather is cooler (in the 40's at night, low 70's during the day) and that is nice!

We have placed orders for the kids' Christmas gifts.

Just waiting for them to come in now.

Hope you have a good evening and sleep!

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Here's a interesting little tidbit from my follow-up appointment this afternoon:

The P.A. swore to me (twice!) with a completely serious mien, that he hadn't prescribed any patient Cymbalta in ​30 years!

Yeah, so maybe technically he was correct, simply because the FDA released Cymbalta for prescribing to patients in 2004. It's hard to prescribe something before it's ever formulated.

PPPFFFFTTTTT! Idiot.

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I hope he is able to know what he doesn't know, and is able to learn, and to expand his horizons, AND to give the very best care to his patients.

He at least was able to see which way the wind was blowing for your appointment.

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I'm tired after having a good time at the convention.

Saw lots of people I only see once a year.

One room at the Marriott was REALLY cold when we went in at 2:00 pm. Instead of being turned off the thermostat was set at 50 F so the air conditioner was ON!

It was about 60 F outside and 50 in the room. Panelists and audience, including me were cold although I turned it up to 68 as the sign requested.

We got a detailed discussion on the lead up to the writing of " Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" (bicentenniel). The discussion included a history of stage melodramas and films about the "monster".

I read the book as a kid, but learned today that the word "monster" is not in the book.

I learned all that in the COLD room.

Hi No Stars! I see you down there!

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