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Tweety the beach sounds nice

BC glad you're feeling better

Amo I know a lot of people are having difficulty scheduling vaccines

Hi Stars and NJ22

Bell choir performed for the first time yesterday at church, while the congregation was appreciative it was a bit of a mess, we weren't as ready as we should have been.  Hopefully with more practice things will improve

Did a little bit of cooking yesterday.  Instead of the exercise bike I went for a brisk walk in the old neighborhood.  Interesting how I started out feeling a bit stiff and tired but felt much better by the end of the walk.  Watched The Crown and did more work on the cross stitch...finally done with all of the outlines and starting to fill in the design

Am enjoying the new mattress, I think I'm sleeping better on it.  The weighted blanket is helpful even when it's just over my legs

Hoping work won't be too bad this week.  I'm thinking it will probably ease up after this week, though that might be temporary.

Weather will be in the 40s most of this week, at times will get up to 50

 

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Good Morning -

Joe - Nice to read that your Bell Choir resumed performances at your church. I bet the congregation appreciated and enjoyed the music. Glad that your new mattress is helping you get a good night's sleep!

We resumed our in-house church services, yesterday morning. It was nice to see everyone in person. Singing is still "on hold". For music, I quietly improvised quiet and prayerful music. After church, there was discussion about playing the hymns, but not having the congregations singing the hymns. Rather, the congregation would hear the music and follow along, quietly, reading the lyrics. I believe that it's up to the larger parish, and possibly the larger denomination, to determine if hymns can be played again. My comment was that I'd play whatever is asked of me to play. After church, I spent the day relaxing with Amy. Our new binge-watching TV show is "Major Crimes"! We re-watched the whole first season, yesterday! Interestingly, we didn't remember most of the episodes, even though we watched them when they first aired. It was like watching them for the first time!  LOL!

Earlier this morning, I finished working on Amy's newest cooking segment, and put it on VIMEO. Now, Amy can put it on her YouTube channel. The video came out looking and sounding nice! That particular recipe is not necessarily my favorite (flourless & sugarless blueberry-banana muffins), but Amy enjoys it, and it's healthy too! 

Working tonight, then I'm off the next three nights. If being On Call is offered tonight, I'll take it.

Nothing much else going on. Hope all have a pleasant day today. 🙂

Ted

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Good morning!

Thinking of Herring.  Miss her.

BC, glad you're feeling better after your vaccine.  Hope the blahs aren't too bad.

Joe, I hope that you have a good day today.

Ted, sounds like a nice day off.  I used to buy these huge muffins at work sometimes until I looked they were full of fat and 1000 calories!  No wonder they were so good.  Anything delicious is not good for you.  LOL

I think we have a version of the POLST in the form of a DNR physicians order that stays with the person.  Many people from nursing homes coming into the hospital have it, so the ambulance knows not to resuscitate them as well as us in the hospital.  I don't have one of those.  At this point if I drop dead I would be a full code, but should I survive and not have a good outcome I would hope there my POA would institute my wishes.  Twenty years from now I would definitely be a DNR no matter what.  I haven't seen it happen but I do think that if next of kin are present they can decide to code a patient with a DNR order.  

The novel I'm reading has a side story about a man dying from prostate cancer talking about death so it's on my mind.

Sleep eluded me last night and couldn't stay asleep for long.  Seemed anxious and had "old man's bladder" getting up several times since I was unable to sleep.  Finally gave in a took a half a clonazepam and it helped a little but not much.  Meh....

Today I should hear about what to do about the missing narc.  I hope to get drugged screened.  The pharmacy director by now should have gotten the report and he's really a high strung guy that I'm not looking forward to dealing with.  Drug screens take a couple of days and you can't work until results are in.   I understand that but I'm working Wednesday and they need to do it now.  Maybe that's part of my anxiety because I was thinking about this last night before bed.  

I noticed a show called "The Age of Samurai" in the top 5 of Netflix shows yesterday and it's a documentary/dramatization that's very well done about the 1500's in Japan and started watching that.  I have an obsession with Asian things, especially Japan which you might remember I've visited.

Not much going on today.  

Have a great day.

 

 

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Yo, peoples!

Once again the weather folks and Mother Nature are at odds with each other. Pfftt! It was sunny when I first got up ... late, as usual, though if you don't have a particular time to get up, I don't see how it could be considered "late". Anyway, the sun disappeared within 1&1/2 hours, and now it is cooler, clouded over, and the wind has picked up.

After a while I'm riding over to the vet's office to pick up Ozzie's monthly antibiotics, then stop at the grocery store to get some more coffee, and a frozen pizza. We tried one of diGiorno's new ones... flaky crust, 3-meat ... and my gosh it was actually REALLY good. (So I guess the delivery guys will miss our orders, as we are good tippers.) But as the frozen pizza was so good, we plan on doing our pizza suppers from the freezer. MUCH cheaper than delivery! Plus we can add toppings at no add'l cost, like sliced black olives, maybe pineapple sometimes, or whatever we feel like adding (except, for me NO bacon-bits; hubby thinks they belong in/on practically everything! I mean, I do like bacon, BUT...!)

Last night when I went out on the front porch to say my prayers before I went to bed, I made a long, very specific prayer for herring's healing. I'm glad she said the prognosis was 'good', because I was pretty upset when I read her (Vicki's) post.

Not much planned for today; I've been contemplating some small moves of small items in my small bedroom ... "nothing too heavy for me to lift" is my new rule about rearranging things. I used to move furniture in my various apts and rooms a lot, maybe q6/mo, over the years and it is a'killin' me that I have to behave and NOT do that because sometimes re-arranging my things really lifts my spirits. God knows I could really USE some lifted spirits!

Nannie walked the driveway yesterday FOUR times, each time with 9 'loops'. It makes her feel really good to be able to do that, and it, with her new med regimen, has made her so much easier to deal with. 

Slept like TWO LOGS last night! Hubby says he did not sleep well.

Step-dgt is supposed to go in to the hospital on Wednesday and have her 'implants' put in; part of the surgery is that they will have lipo'd her tummy-fat to fill her breasts. Her appt is for 8 AM and they said she will be sore for about a week, but they will be discharging her that afternoon! Heck, I remember the days when you'd have to stay in the hospital for a week after a simple appendectomy. When my mother had hers out at age 14, they kept her two full weeks! That was when she started helping the nurses, as she was certainly well-healed before two weeks were up. But that was when she decided she wanted to be a nurse.

Everyone stay safe and well!

 

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Joe, do you mind telling what brand of mattress you got? And did you order in on line or have it delivered from a furniture store/ I'm curious because I keep seeing those ads for mattresses that are delivered in a small, square box and I can't quite decide whether that would be a good thing or not. I need a twin size, but I don't want memory foam and I don't want anything w/ latex. Actually a new mattress is pretty low on my 'needs' list, but I'm just keeping an eye out for now.

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My daughter is helping me to type. I should be able to see and type by June. 

If you see "like" that was me.

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(((herring_RN))) - Continued Warm Prayers for continued Healing and Peace!

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Cool and overcast today. Did a good run at the park and signed up to do a 10 K run (about 6 miles) in April. I also did some cleaning up in the garden. The crocus are starting to bloom, tulips and daffodils are poking up. And Bambi and his kin are gnawing on the tulips and sprouts on the roses. Also doing some laundry. 

Herring, so good to see your post. I had a small stroke myself about 2 years ago which left me with a left visual field cut. Weird thing was that when I called the eye doctor with my report of blurred vision following flashes of light I was referred to a retinal specialist. They totally missed the visual field cut, and a year later, the regular eye doctor detected it. They got all fussy about me getting it checked out because it was new, when actually it was a year old. It was likely related to my atrial flutter and I have been on anticoagulants since. 

Maybe I've seen too many sad instances where family insisted on full codes on poor souls who were so near the end of life, and nurses were compelled to administer uncomfortable interventions. A gentleman in his 80s admitted with a CVA, who kept pulling his feeding tube out, so we had to restrain his good hand. Then he coded, and after compressions and recusitation, he was left with broken ribs and vertebrae. Then they made him DNR. Or another 90 something lady with long-standing Parkinson's, in ICU on a ventilator, with no hope of ever coming off, but family wanted everything done. When my dad got his pacemaker, I only agreed to it because he couldn't tolerate his afib. But they wanted to implant a defibrillator and I thought that was a cruel thing to do to someone with dementia. I think a less informed person would have just said yes because the doctor recommended it. Just 'cause we can, doesn't mean we should. 

Okay, down off the soap box. I hope the rest of your day is great. 

 

 

 

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Hello to all-

Herring-I'm so glad to hear from you.  Prayers and healing thoughts are being sent your way.

I didn't sleep well last night.  I don't know why, except I didn't take any trazodone.  Tonight I will take 1/2, as I dragged through the day today.  I did mange to do 30 minutes of cardio at the gym.  It was my first time there in a year.  It was very uncrowded and all the equipment is well spaced.  You have to wear a mask at all times, unless you are swimming.  It did feel good to get back.  It's too cold/ rainy, icy to exercise outdoors here and I always do better at the gym.  There's too many distractions at home.  

Joe-Sorry bell choir didn't go as well as planned.  Now you know what you have to work on.

Tweety-Did you hear from work today?  Did you get to the beach?

Stars-Well, Nannie seems to be very perky these days.  Mmm..pizza.  Now I want some.

Ted-Nice that you got to have in person services yesterday.  

J22-I'm in awe of you running a 10k and of your blooming flowers. It's still winter here, much to my dismay.

Hi to Amo, Dianah, Rose, and anyone else who stops by.  I hope we all sleep well tonight.

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Tweety, I will often ask our patients if they have heard of the Cardiology Diet?

"If it tastes good, spit it out!!"

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herring, so good to hear from you!  Prayers continue!

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Herring, so good to hear from you.  I hope you continue to heal and glad you're thinking of us.  🙂

Stars, hope the surgery goes without drama with your step-daughter.

Dianah, isn't that the truth about eating for the heart.  LOL

BC, glad you got back to the gym and hope you sleep well tonight.  As you know in the land of no restrictions I've been going back to the gym since May last year.  I went today and it wasn't that crowded but those there don't wear masks but for me.  Still I've always kept my distance and managed to be okay.

I didn't make it to the beach.  I decided instead to get some CEU's and renew my license.  I got the required CEUs and a couple more online, for a total of 8 in about an hour.  Waited about an hour and when I went to the website my CEUs were posted to the state and I was able to renew online.  Got to love technology.  

Bowling was good.  We clobbered the last place team because my team mates were so good and on fire tonight and we jumped back up to 2nd place. 

Speaking of technology a millennial on the other team paid his bar tab with his watch.  The waitress had a small hand held "register" to take the payment and printed him a receipt.  I have seen the option of being emailed a receipt.  Times are changing.  

My air conditioner came on the last two days.  Crazy.

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