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    Joe NightingMale reacted to nursej22, MSN, RN in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Ooh, its sunny and semi-warm here. Snow forecast for tomorrow. My poster board that I threw together was a big hit. I was so expecting to be told it was wrong, because the person who asked for it is known to do that. I watched an interesting webinar on rabies. Apparently it is only endemic in bats in my part of the country, but it is found in raccoons in the East, including Kentucky!
    I immunized a 6 month old for flu. She was so cute, but very petite. Her parents are Asian and native and she looked like a little doll. Up until I poked her, that is. I really don't like that part of my job. 
    The was some extra lavender mint tea in the break room and I must say, it is quite tasty. I usually have coffee in the am, and just water in the pm, but this is pretty good.  Youngest ds just called me in a panic because he couldn't find the tickets he bought for the flower and garden show tomorrow. But of course they turned up. In his car. Not sure I would have looked there, but mm, okay. 
    Wishing good sleep to Ted, effective exercise to Joe, an uneventful drive to Nel, and a lovely walk to herring. And NSIME, behave yourself girl!
     
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to Ted, BSN in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Good Afternoon -
    Just a quick but warm hello to you all. 
    Worked last night. Working tonight. Doing the usual "sleep, eat, work" thing. Also, making plans to spend over-nights with Dad. Talked to him a little while ago. He seems in good spirits. It is obvious that he struggles more to get the words out, though, since these presumed TIAs. Visiting Nurses will be seeing him Saturday, finally. Hopefully PT & OT will follow. It's a slow process to get the supportive care in order, it seems. Don't know why Dad's wife hasn't called Hospice, yet. At least other supportive services are coming into place. 
    Hope all are doing well. Gotta catch some more ZZZZZs. Those ZZZZZs have been hard to catch, though. (Ugh!)
    Peace. . . 
    Ted
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to No Stars In My Eyes in Thursday February 21 2019   
    G'mornin' n' afta-noon ...
    Got up at 6:40 AM so I could get the doggers over to their new groomer's for their "express" appointment at 8 AM, ie: both in early, out in two (or so) hours. Ozzie's haircut was not the best, but he was gnarled up pretty wicked. And after all, it was a first appt, so it'll get better next time. Pippy looks okay, but not as much was buzzed off of her. At least she is CLEAN!
    Nannie's had stumble-brain a few times this week, like word-salad or alphabet-mouth. These are the first quite noticeable occurrences, to me. Her short-term attention span or memory-bank of things recently said or happening to her has become shorter still. There's a 20-30-second erase time, and then the same question comes out of her mouth.
    She is also harder to understand, because, after all, SHE doesn't mumble! It is OUR ears, doncha know. I tried once to explain to her that she talks in a very southern twang, words not E-N-U-N-C-I-A-T-E-D, and all tangled up in the back of her mouth and throat. If she would use her diaphragm to expel air past her vocal chords like the body is designed to do, she'd be easy to hear.  She is quite capable of doing so. When she talks on the phone, from her chair in the den, *I* can hear every word clearly from up on the third level, in my room, even without my hearing aid in!
    Not much going on here. 
     
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to herring_RN, ASN, BSN in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Good Thursday to you! Not sure what I'll do today. I plan to walk to the farmer's market tomorrow.
    Joe: Enjoy the exercise!
    Lil Nel: I hope the "customer service" day is tolerable with easy driving.
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to BCgradnurse in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Hi all,
    Really busy today.  Will try to stop by later.
    have a great day!
     
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Morning
    Odd, woke up early, fell back to sleep and had a nightmare that my car had been vandalized.  I haven't had a nightmare in many years.
    Work was OK yesterday, think I'm adjusting to the changes.  Have to be in the office over lunch for a 2 hour meeting, so less than usual will get done today.
    Emailed that recruiter but haven't heard back yet, would like to talk and see if it's an opportunity I'd be interested in 
    No choir practice last night and no dinner with J, so I did the grocery shopping and a little packing in preparation for the weekend
    Not much to do today but exercise.  Weather is holding steady which is good
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Morning
    Odd, woke up early, fell back to sleep and had a nightmare that my car had been vandalized.  I haven't had a nightmare in many years.
    Work was OK yesterday, think I'm adjusting to the changes.  Have to be in the office over lunch for a 2 hour meeting, so less than usual will get done today.
    Emailed that recruiter but haven't heard back yet, would like to talk and see if it's an opportunity I'd be interested in 
    No choir practice last night and no dinner with J, so I did the grocery shopping and a little packing in preparation for the weekend
    Not much to do today but exercise.  Weather is holding steady which is good
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Morning
    Odd, woke up early, fell back to sleep and had a nightmare that my car had been vandalized.  I haven't had a nightmare in many years.
    Work was OK yesterday, think I'm adjusting to the changes.  Have to be in the office over lunch for a 2 hour meeting, so less than usual will get done today.
    Emailed that recruiter but haven't heard back yet, would like to talk and see if it's an opportunity I'd be interested in 
    No choir practice last night and no dinner with J, so I did the grocery shopping and a little packing in preparation for the weekend
    Not much to do today but exercise.  Weather is holding steady which is good
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Morning
    Odd, woke up early, fell back to sleep and had a nightmare that my car had been vandalized.  I haven't had a nightmare in many years.
    Work was OK yesterday, think I'm adjusting to the changes.  Have to be in the office over lunch for a 2 hour meeting, so less than usual will get done today.
    Emailed that recruiter but haven't heard back yet, would like to talk and see if it's an opportunity I'd be interested in 
    No choir practice last night and no dinner with J, so I did the grocery shopping and a little packing in preparation for the weekend
    Not much to do today but exercise.  Weather is holding steady which is good
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to Lil Nel in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Good morning, Joe.
    I had a dream the other night, that involved a professor from graduate school.
    He is dead.
    We were at a party, and he stretched out his arms, and we danced.
    I hate dreams where the dead welcome me.
    The sun is shining. But we are expecting more rain over the weekend.
    Several streets in Lexington were closed yesterday, due to flooding.
    I have customer service training today in Lexington, so thankfully, no roads should be closed.
    Coffee is next.
    Then off to inservice, on my day off!!!
    Safe travels.
     
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Thursday February 21 2019   
    Morning
    Odd, woke up early, fell back to sleep and had a nightmare that my car had been vandalized.  I haven't had a nightmare in many years.
    Work was OK yesterday, think I'm adjusting to the changes.  Have to be in the office over lunch for a 2 hour meeting, so less than usual will get done today.
    Emailed that recruiter but haven't heard back yet, would like to talk and see if it's an opportunity I'd be interested in 
    No choir practice last night and no dinner with J, so I did the grocery shopping and a little packing in preparation for the weekend
    Not much to do today but exercise.  Weather is holding steady which is good
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to No Stars In My Eyes in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Another overcast day of intermittent rain, but colder today (37 degrees).  Hubby just came in from having a smoke, and said he saw lightening a few minutes ago. And early this AM there were big, fat, bloppy snowflakes. But those didn't last long. 
    Tawk aboucha weyedd weatha.
    That snippet of New Englandese made me think of an expression that, down here in the South is: "Dumb as a bucket of rocks." Up in N.E. it 'goes', "Numb as a bucket of hake." Any of you up there ever heard that said?
    There was a guy up in Essex, Mass., (Dana Story) who wrote about New England anecdotes and stories; said something to the effect that there was a guy who was so scrimey and stingy, he'd skin a fart ! Can't exactly remember what could be done with a skinned fart, though. Make a jacket? Serve 'em mixed in to a pot of Boston Baked Beans? I've got to look that up to get it straight.
     Around noon, hubby drove the van to the library so I could turn in 2 books and get two more. Then he drove the grocery cart when we went to the store to load up on the usual groceries. Loaded the van, unloaded the van ...  ("No pushing, no pulling, no lifting" , et al.)
    I am trying to be more careful about what I shouldn't be doing. No sciatic pain today, but had pain in the upper-outer quadrants ... possibly from readjusting and maintaining an "ideal" standing posture for 2-3 minutes at a time, at intervals throughout the day yesterday.  ---maybe?--- I dunno. It's something new every day, seems like. Well, it's not killer, just annoying .... kinda like my MiL!
     So funny, the dogs are now well-habituated to the routine here, and at 10:30 PM, I'll say, "Let's go outside and pee; it's time to go to bed and go to sleep!" When we come back inside, I'll say, "Okay! Upstairs!"  I can let go of their leashes and up the stairs they go. Once they are in our room, I take off the leashes and they each go to their spots. No arguing from 'the kids' about wanting to stay up longer. If I don't happen to notice the time, Ozzie stands up, stretches, and looks at me;  and looks and looks and looks.
    He frequently stands or sits, just looking at me for long periods of time. It drives me nuts sometimes! I never thought I'd get stressed enough to almost 'yell' at a dog, "For cryin' out loud, STOP LOOKING AT ME!"
    MiL maintains he looks at me so much because he loves me so much. I know he looks at me, trying mental telepathy so I will get up and do something for him: Food, Outside, Snack-time, Scratch me. You know, all the reasons why dogs think people exist.
    For those of us with 'elders' issues, I'm saying prayers for the needs of us ALL!
    And along with that, everyone should sleep well, stay warm, stay dry, have "Q" shifts, and wonderful days off without folks calling to say, "Will you work extra this week?" 
    Remember to answer the phone, not with "Hello?" but instead, a nice firm "No." ...or if you're feeling polite, you could say, "No, thank you." Just as long as the word "NO" is stressed as The Primary Answer. I used to answer the phone "No" when I knew it was my office calling, and then I would add, quite cheerfully, "But thanks for thinking of me!"
     
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from dianah in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Yep.  Responded to an email  from another recruiter today.  Hopefully I'll be able to talk with her sometime this week and see if it's a position I'd be interested in applying for
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to nursej22, MSN, RN in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Oh Ted, I saw similar situations when I worked acute care. Someone nearing the end of life has made decisions about care and who should direct it, and it all goes out the window, with many strong opinions. I am sure that can help facilitate others to keep your dad comfortable. 
    And Herring, the nerve of that sales person! I am skeptical of her explanation of wanting to help. She is probably on a commission. But perhaps something good can come of it. 
    Hi Fran, out here in the Northwest the sun is trying to peek out, sun forecast for tomorrow, and snow on Friday. Ramen sounds good. I am thinking I will pick up Pad Thai on the way home from work. 
    My presentation went okay last night, but I was so nervous that my GERD flared up which made my chest hurt. There were lots of good questions and suggestions, and sharing of experiences. 
    Today I am revising a poster board to be used to take to clinics to show them the process for screening and surveillance for measles. Knock on wood, we have not had an active case yet, but they are south and now north of our county. The funny lady who called me last week about how to avoid vaccination her children has called 2 more times. But she said she was meeting with her state senator, so I am glad she is participating in government, even if I don't agree with her views, at least on vaccines. 
    Only one more day until vacay, I am ready in spirit, at least. 
    j22
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to FranEMTnurse in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Happy Wednesday, everyone,
    Is anyone getting any of the big storm that started in the gulf and is heading to the New England states besides me? Loads of places are closed in this area, and rightly so. 
    Tweety, sounds like a boring day for you. I'm staying in and staying warm, plus I made some Ramen noodles for my lunch.
    Ted, sorry about the Hospice mix-up with your mom. Hope everything works out alright for you. I was in hospice care a few years ago when my nurse placed me in assisted living. I have an Advanced Directive that names my wishes Prior to my dying and who I want what to go to. Hopefully nobody will argue about who gets what when I die. Nothing is worth arguing after. It all eventually turns to dust anyway. 
    Are you still looking for another job Joe?
    Herring, we had a very wet Spring, Summer, & Fall last year, and it looks like the wetness is going to carry on through this Winter. 
    I think that mythical groundhog better crawl in a hole far far away from here and stay there. The Old Farmer's Almanac is far more accurate that animal.😖
     
     
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to herring_RN, ASN, BSN in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Oh Ted, I'm praying that this time is as easy as possible for you and your family. 
    Lil Nel: I prayed that maybe Kentucky can have more dry days than rain for a while.
    Sisters and I have a meeting at step-Mom's assisted living home Monday morning. The head caregiver suggested home health Monday when she was sick. I told her we would have to find out as much as possible so she called the home health agency. Then as I was trying to get her to the doctor, hoping she wouldn't have a seizure their marketing woman called me. I told her I will think about it after she is finished at the doctor.
    She called eight more times when I didn't answer.
    When she called the ninth time in a day I answered. I told her I had JUST gotten step-Mom in her own chair after a long struggle to get her out of the car. She would finally get one foot on the ground and back into the car. Three times she , with prodding turned and put both feet on the ground, and then back in the car and buckled her seat belt.
    I asked her to PLEASE stand up and put both hands on her walker so we can go on the house. She said, "I'm too tired. I told her, "It is cold out here (52 F). I can lift you on to the seat and push you into the house. She said, "**** no", stood up and walked in the house, refused to go to bed, and fell asleep in her comfortable chair.
    After I told that sales/marketing woman that she apologized. Then asked me to text her a copy of step-Mom's Medicare and supplement cards. I said, "No".
    Yesterday she called again and I said, "Don't call me, I will call you." She called anyway. After talking with sisters we called her and offered Monday to meet. She said, I apologize for calling so much, but I just want to help. I asked if a caregiver can meet with us because I will not agree to any commitment I don't like and it must be in writing. She is sending a nurse. We will find out.  
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to Lil Nel in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Ted, I am confused. You wrote that it was agreed, if something happened to your dad, he wasn't to go to hospital. So, didn't his wife do what was agreed too?
    I agree with Joe, you have been more than dutiful, Ted. You have gone above and beyond. Didn't you just spend a weekend looking for a car for step-mom?
    It is another rainy, miserable day in the Blue Grass.
    We are under a flood watch, once again.
    It poured down rain, during the overnight and this morning.
    It will pour down rain all day. We don't need another drop of rain. We are saturated.
    The price of a bale of hay has increased from $5 to $9 because of the rain. There is a shortage of hay because it has been raining since October.
    No one can cut their hay.
    We are under a flood watch nearly weekly.
    My plan is to bring in Biggie and Talli early. Very early.
    Better they are warm and dry and eating hay, than standing in a cold, muddy, barren field.
    Can you tell that I am OVER this weather???????
    Safe travels.
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from herring_RN, ASN, BSN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Tweety hope you get better sleep tonight.  Last few days I've had problems with waking an hour early
    Pretty stressful work day yesterday, one of those somewhat confusing days of "can I do anything right?"  By the end of the day things had improved, but I am frequently feeling overhwhelmed and uncertain.   I'm trying to roll with the punches and change, but it sure isn't easy
    Did talk briefly with a recruiter.  The position she was recruiting for was one I didn't want...at a problem hospital using skills that I don't have...but she does recruit also for one of the big insurance companies, something I would be interested in.  She's going to check into that and get back to me.  Hopefully that will prove to be a good lead
    Apart from work troubles it was a pretty ordinary day.  
    Meeting J tonight instead of Wed since he'll have guests that day
    More snow expected tonight and possibly some ice.  Wish this dreary winter weather would go, it does't help my mood
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Ted it sounds like you do in fact do a lot for your dad even though you may not visit him as much as you would like to.  Hopefully hospice will be an option for him, they can provide a lot of support.  Or if not hospice perhaps there is a role for palliative care
    Morning Tweety
    Better day at work yesterday, kinda getting used to all the changes, getting the hang of things more.  That's what worried me, whether or not I'd be able to adapt
    Have another email from a recruiter, going to see what the position is.  Haven't officially started job searching but will investigate any reasonable offer that is made.  Hope by next month or two to actually be ready to start actually actively looking
    J and I had a nice time last night at a restaurant near me that we hadn't been to in quite a while.   
    Some snow and ice expected today but temperatures thankfully are pretty normal for this time of year
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Ted it sounds like you do in fact do a lot for your dad even though you may not visit him as much as you would like to.  Hopefully hospice will be an option for him, they can provide a lot of support.  Or if not hospice perhaps there is a role for palliative care
    Morning Tweety
    Better day at work yesterday, kinda getting used to all the changes, getting the hang of things more.  That's what worried me, whether or not I'd be able to adapt
    Have another email from a recruiter, going to see what the position is.  Haven't officially started job searching but will investigate any reasonable offer that is made.  Hope by next month or two to actually be ready to start actually actively looking
    J and I had a nice time last night at a restaurant near me that we hadn't been to in quite a while.   
    Some snow and ice expected today but temperatures thankfully are pretty normal for this time of year
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Ted it sounds like you do in fact do a lot for your dad even though you may not visit him as much as you would like to.  Hopefully hospice will be an option for him, they can provide a lot of support.  Or if not hospice perhaps there is a role for palliative care
    Morning Tweety
    Better day at work yesterday, kinda getting used to all the changes, getting the hang of things more.  That's what worried me, whether or not I'd be able to adapt
    Have another email from a recruiter, going to see what the position is.  Haven't officially started job searching but will investigate any reasonable offer that is made.  Hope by next month or two to actually be ready to start actually actively looking
    J and I had a nice time last night at a restaurant near me that we hadn't been to in quite a while.   
    Some snow and ice expected today but temperatures thankfully are pretty normal for this time of year
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    Joe NightingMale got a reaction from Lil Nel in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Ted it sounds like you do in fact do a lot for your dad even though you may not visit him as much as you would like to.  Hopefully hospice will be an option for him, they can provide a lot of support.  Or if not hospice perhaps there is a role for palliative care
    Morning Tweety
    Better day at work yesterday, kinda getting used to all the changes, getting the hang of things more.  That's what worried me, whether or not I'd be able to adapt
    Have another email from a recruiter, going to see what the position is.  Haven't officially started job searching but will investigate any reasonable offer that is made.  Hope by next month or two to actually be ready to start actually actively looking
    J and I had a nice time last night at a restaurant near me that we hadn't been to in quite a while.   
    Some snow and ice expected today but temperatures thankfully are pretty normal for this time of year
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to Ted, BSN in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Good Morning -
    Tweety - Hope work is kind to you. . . 
    By the way, Tweety, today is Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, not "January 29th"! L O L! I sent a request to the administrating team to, hopefully, edit in the correct date. L O L! 😄
    Recently woke up. . . Drinking First Coffee. . . 
    Got a phone call from my father's wife late last night. Apparently, he's been having some TIAs which has left him weaker (right side more than left) with increased difficulty speaking. Apparently, this all took place during the week-end. Apparently, she did not take him to the hospital when all of this happened, interestingly enough. Needless to say, we had a LONG phone conversation.
    Dad is a "DNR". That does not mean, "Do Not Treat". But up until about a half year ago, Dad was also under Hospice care for his progressive dementia. In the past, it had been discussed that should anything happen to him at his home, he would not go to the hospital. Dad "graduated" from Hospice because he was too well. And, for the past 6+ months since "graduating" from Hospice, Dad's health has remained relatively the same, except for his slowly-failing mind and body. Despite being "qualified" for increased level of care, Dad's wife will not put him into a nursing home. So, she's been the main care-taker for him for a while.
    A couple of years ago (I believe that I shared this when this took place), Dad's wife had a mental breakdown. Literally, she was hospitalized for suicidal ideation. My sister and I stayed with Dad at his apartment during most of that time to help tend to his needs. There was a hired home-care aide, as well, that helped take care of Dad. Back then, Dad's mental and physical state was weak. Dad and his wife does have some monies saved. He also has a retirement pension that modestly supplements his Social Security income. Armed with this financial information, my sister and I organized 24/7 care for Dad so that he could get the care the he deserves, and so that (at least in our minds) his wife need NOT be the main care-taker. Financially, the 24/7 care could be afforded for several years. It did mean, though, that their savings would be diminished over that time. The 24/7 care was in place when his wife returned from the hospital. Within a week of her being home, she discontinued that 24/7 care. But, she did keep intact a few 8-hour days per week of home health assistance (which was a whole lot better than what existed before my father's wife was hospitalized).
    By the way, this was not the first or second time that Dad's wife was hospitalized. (But it was the first time she required care and support for apparent suicidal ideation.) Each time she was hospitalized, my sister, sometimes my wife, and I would stay with Dad and help tend to his needs.
    Now. . . I haven't been the greatest son in the world.  During the past several months, I've visited Dad about 3 times. He and his wife live a little more than an hour's drive away. It's not a huge distance to travel. I've just been involved with my own life. And, being the type of personality that I am, I've been "avoiding" witnessing my father slowly decay. It is painful to see him age so insidiously. He often does not remember who I am when I visit him; he often calls me by his brothers' name(s). THIS bothers me. I own that. I've allowed my very strong feelings of pain and self-pity to pull-back from visiting him. THIS, obviously must change.
    So. . . I will be scheduling time to be with Dad during my nights off from work. I will be part of his care - again - so that Dad's needs are met, so that he remains safe, and so that he remains relatively comfortable.  This, I shared to Dad's wife during last night's phone conversation.
    Dad's wife has recently increased the level of support that he - and she - needs. There are over-night home health aides that she recently hired for at least three nights. She also has other help, too. 
    We - his wife and I - both hope that Dad is re-eligible for Hospice Care. This, we discussed last night, too. Up until these past couple of days, Dad's appetite has been, well, very strong. He loves to eat, and does it well! But Dad's appetite seems to be waning. This is new for him. Although it's probably too early to tell, it would seem that Dad's time on this Earth is (slowly) coming to an end. As painful as it would be to have a world without Dad, I do wish that he would simply and peacefully "go in his sleep". (I can write paragraphs and paragraphs about this one wish! It is UNFAIR how Dad is experiencing such an insidious aging process!!) Hopefully, Hospice will see fit to officially re-enter Dad into their care-management. At the very least, this will provide both Dad and his wife much-needed support. We are both hopeful.
    I can go on and on. I know that I am not alone in experiencing a beloved parent deteriorate in body and mind.
    Anyway. . . Life does go on. It does suck sometimes.
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to Tweety in Wednesday February 20, 2019   
    Good morning!
    I didn't not have to work yesterday so that was a good thing, but a bad thing because I wanted the money.  Today I start my "bad week" working 2 off one and working the weekend.   
    I had a nice day off.  I was going to yoga and realized I forgot my wallet and needed to pay for a set of classes and came home and realized I would be late.  Being late to yoga class is rude, especially if you don't have any money.  So I went to the gym instead and got a nice workout in.  I cleaned the floors and cooked some pasta for meals tonight and tomorrow.  Wasn't an exciting day.
    Hope everyone has a good day!
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    Joe NightingMale reacted to nursej22, MSN, RN in Tuesday February 19, 2018   
    Hi Folks, 
    I peeked in before I left the house this am, but didn't take time to post. I'm putting on the finishing touches to a presentation for a medical assistant association meeting about measles. I am afraid of going into too much detail, and yet being asked a question that I don't know the answer to. They want 50 minutes (yikes) plus time for questions. I am hoping there is lots of discussion and not too much of me flapping my lips. 
    Sorry Tweety about the 4 hour vs. 8 hour shift mistake. My poor old brain still likes the old 8 hour shifts. Congrats on your bowling! And the recipe sounds wonderful! And yes, I ended up watching "Howard's End" with Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, and Helena Bonham Carter. Youngest ds popped in and instantly recognized Hopkins voice and the "lady from Love, Actually."
    BCg, I hope dd is feeling better. Not being able to catch one's breathe and not know why is scary. And I am sure you imagine all the worst case scenarios. 
    Ted, thank you for the music link. I heard "Staying' Alive" on the oldie moldie radio station alive while driving. I am sure the other drivers thought I was having a seizure, 😂. 
    Herring, good to read that stepmum is ok. Tweety is right, fine line between dehydration and fluid overload. 
    Hang in there Joe. Insurance company work sounds like it could be interesting. 
    Dianah, making a CD sounds like writing a thesis. Edits, more edits, and then more edits. It will be wonderful when finished, though. 
    bye, 
    j22
     
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