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  1. Guess we are back up and running! It will be good to chat with everyone again.
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    The Caravan

    And he changed his mind and supported and celebrated it when the Supreme Court ruling came down in 2015. On June 26, 2015, the White House was illuminated in rainbow colors. He could admit when he was wrong. Trump throws a Twitter tantrum when someone gives him side eye.
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    The Caravan

    THIS^^^^^^^^^
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    The Caravan

    But y'all voted for him, didn't you? Must mean you do stand behind him and his policies.
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    The Caravan

    FWIW, many Guatemalans speak dialects and cannot understand Spanish, let alone read or write it. When I was there this past summer most of our patients spoke K'iche. We had to use a chain of translators to converse with them. English to Spanish to K'iche back to Spanish and finally to English. There are 21 Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala. I have no idea how many dialects are spoken in Honduras, Nicaragua, etc. I would be shocked if there were translators for all those dialects at the borders.
  6. Good morning- I'm so happy to hear that Stars is feeling better. I hope the relief is long lasting. Ted, that was quite the eventful night at work. I'm glad you have a few days off to recover. I am off for the next 4 days. We are closed both the 24th and the 25th. I need a break from the office. Maybe it's just me, but it seems as though patients are becoming more demanding and less reasonable. I find myself asking in my head, "why are you here if you don't want to take our advice or make any changes?" several times a day. I have said it out loud once to a particularly frustrating patient who continues to smoke heavily and is non-compliant with medications, and then comes in and literally asks me to "fix their breathing". I cannot care about them more than they care about themselves. Rant over. Not much going on for the weekend. We are meeting friends for lunch today, and then may see a movie. I'd like to see Mary, Queen of Scots or Vice. I did want to see Welcome to Marwen, but the reviews are terrible. What are y'all doing this weekend?
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    Friday December 21, 2018

    Happy First Day of Winter!! Ironically, it's 62 degrees here today and monsooning. I look forward to the days getting longer. Has been very busy at work. Today is my early day and I am out at 2. I will go to the gym and then who knows what. Tweety-Glad you got your dinner reservation, even though it's not at a perfect time. Bad dreams about our loved ones are upsetting. I hope it's not weighing on you. Ted-I'm glad step-mom is ok. It's so nice that you have a good relationship and you and Amy are able to offer some assistance. You're good people. Joe-Sorry you had bad dreams, too. I hope you get to speak with J tonight. Back to work! Hope all have good days.
  8. Dianah, that must have been scary! I'm glad the benadryl worked and happy you have an Epi-pen. I have always had one on me since I started working in Allergy. I was happy to have it a few years ago when my DS tried pesto for the first time, and almost immediately went into anaphylaxis from an undiagnosed pine nut allergy. FWIW-Immunotherapy is available for bee allergies, but it's a 5 year process for desensitization. Not everyone can do that. I sent you a PM with my address. I would love to have the CDs! Thank you!
  9. Hello all, Work started with an allergy shot patient having an anaphylactic reaction in the office. I'm not sure what happened. She's been getting shots for a couple of years, said she felt well prior to the shot, and correct doses were given. Sometimes it just happens. Poor thing just turned 18 and this was her first shot without a parent present. It took 2 rounds of epi, 50 mg Benadryl IM, 125 mg Solu-Medrol, and an albuterol nebulizer treatment to reverse it. She was covered in hives and had chest and throat tightness. We tend to see this more in the spring when pollen counts are high. Fortunately, she did reverse and we were able to send her home with Dad after a couple of hours. This is the reason we make patients wait in the office for 30 minutes after their shots, even though they complain about it. Ted-that video was lovely. What a thoughtful gift for your family. Tweety-loved your beach videos on FB. The sound of waves is so soothing. I'll be in S. Florida next month for a long weekend. I hope it's warm. Joe-Hope you get to see J before he leaves. Hi Nel! Dianah-I tell fiance about your music and all the playing you do. He is completely jealous. His dream is to be a musician, but he didn't get any talent, LOL. I hope you sleep better tonight. Stars-So glad you're getting that block. Hope it gives you major relief. Hi Herring, NurseJ22, and all else who stop by. Lunchtime!!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    What a disgusting crime family.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    What a moron. Seriously.
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    Monday December 17, 2018

    Good morning- It's grey and wet again. There were a few snow flurries this AM, but now it's just drizzle. We got a lot of rain yesterday and I succumbed to my urge to bake. I made a beautiful cinnamon bread, which I brought to work. We also got a delivery of cookies from a home infusion company we use. It's tough to stay on track food wise this time of year. The animals were relatively well behaved last night, so I got some good sleep. I feel like I have a newborn again, with the sleep disturbances, except the culprits are geriatric. Tweety-I hope no one swallowed any glass. Hope Billy has healed well and needs no further dental work. Joe-That would be nice if you could see J again before he leaves. Sorry work has you stressed. Can you take a day or two off to re-charge? Nel-I'm glad you're happy on your new unit. It's good to have co-workers that actually work with you, and are pleasant. Kudos for cathing that patient! You've got mad skills, as my son would say. Hope all have a good Monday!
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    Sunday, December 16

    Happy Anniversary Stars and DH!!!
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    Sunday, December 16

    Morning- Never made it to the movies last night. Sloth set in, and we decided we didn't want to go out. Instead, we watched the movie "Lizzie" on pay per view. It was about Lizzie Borden and the murders of her parents. It was kind of dark, but overall was pretty good. I'm trying to get motivated to go to the gym. I'm also fighting off the urge to bake. I was watching the Great American Baking Show yesterday and it set off a craving. The contestants had to make a Swedish Christmas bread and I soooo want to try it. I guess I could bring it to work, but it would be sitting there calling my name. Best not to give in, I guess. Mom fell again yesterday, and cut her head. She said she misstepped when getting out of her car. She doesn't appear to be unsteady, but she is careless and moves without thinking or looking. I tried to talk to her about it, and she got mad at me. I need to talk with my sisters about a future plan, should these falls continue, which they likely will. Mom is fiercely independent, and will never leave her home willingly. At some point she may have to. Nel-What book are you reading? Big Boy's friend Robin sounds like a brat. That's so nice that your patient took the time to send you a card. Tweety-I hear ya on the perky stuff. I was being facetious. I haven't been perky since I was 4 years old. Working on the floor is tough, and I commend you and all the other nurses who stick with it. Hope you get a good tech today. Hi Joe-I see you down there! Stars-Fingers crossed you get some relief soon. Herring-Hope you're feeling better today. Ted and J22-hope you're having good weekends. Hi to Steph and anyone else who drops by.
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    The Caravan

    What a deplorable thing to say. You've gone pretty low this time, Dude. No one was hoping for a child to die. No one.
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    Saturday December 15, 2018

    I hope you feel better soon!
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    The Caravan

    This is a horrible tragedy, but I'm not convinced that this child's needs were neglected. I heard on NPR this AM that water was available, and medics had examined this child and she was being monitored. Sometimes awful things happen. Maybe the autopsy report will give more information and insight as to why she became ill so quickly and died. Until then, I don't think we can point any fingers.
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    Mental Health Checks

    As I have said in another post concerning the OP, I think there is some pathology here. Who does this kind of thing? Like Bontemps, I am a little creeped out.
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    Saturday December 15, 2018

    Morning- It's on the warm side here, with temps hitting 50. Might have to open the windows for a bit and air the house out. Our work holiday part was fun. It was low key and I was home by 8 PM. My Secret Santa gave me Michelle Obama's new book, which made me happy. The staff gave me a book about Thomas Jefferson, along with some movie tickets. We might go see "The Green Book", the movie Tweety saw last night. I went to the gym earlier, and now I'm going to make a pot of vegetable soup. It takes no time at all in my Instantpot. Tweety-Best of luck staying positive and perky this weekend, LOL. Sorry it's cooled down a bit there. Hope you have some nice warm weather coming your way soon. Ted-I loved the recording of Amy singing, and loved the little wine "oops". Amy has a beautiful voice. Get that CPR done! Joe-I'm sorry to hear about that rumor. That can be really discouraging. I'm glad it was straightened out and hope it never re-surfaces. Nel-I have no advice about home ownership. I know how inflated prices are in MA. I guess if you found a place you liked, and could afford it, maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea. NSIME-The fun with Nannie never ends! Please don't let yourself or DH get injured on her account. How is your pain? Hi to Herring, nursej22, dianah, and all else who pass by. Hope your weekend is a good one.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Me neither. Don't bullies usually try to blame others for their bad behavior?
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    Friday December 14, 2018

    Good morning- The animals were better last night. The dog got up once and the cats were quiet. I hope that continues. Today is dress down day at work, and also our holiday party. We each donated 5 dollars to a local charity and we are allowed to wear jeans today. The nurse who does the allergy shots took it a step further and is dressed as an elf. She looks great and it's making people smile. The party should be fun. It's just for employees, no spouses/partners. Fiance's party is tonight and he will go solo. His party is much fancier and I would have liked to be there, but I'm trying to be a good team player so I'll go to mine. Tweety-Hope you like the headphones. Amazon and Facebook know way too much about us. Enjoy your day off. Joe-Hope work is better today. Does J have family in CA? Hope you enjoy your time together tonight. Have a great day!
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Thanks. I didn't get back in time to say exactly what you posted. I think the website, which is sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, is stretching things a bit here.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I wouldn't expect to see anything different from The Heritage Foundation. Yawn.
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    Thursday December 13, 2018

    Good morning- The office is cold today, and I'm typing this with my fingerless gloves on. The building is only a year old, but the HVAC system is already wonky. I hate the cold during the day, but I turn my heat down to 62 at night. A/C stays at about 72 during the summer. So far my morning has been sloooooow. I've only seen 1 patient since 10 AM. I've had 2 cancellations and my 11:15 is MIA. My afternoon seems pretty full, but we'll see who actually shows up. Pets were bad last night. The dog got up 3 times and the cats fought at 4 AM. They all need Benadryl or animal Ambien. Tweety-How's that new attitude working for you today, LOL?? I do hope everyone makes an effort to behave. Ted- What songs will Amy perform for the videos? Glad you got the last FitBit on the shelf. Joe-Hope that work situation resolves soon. Enjoy your warmer weather. Hope all have a good day.
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    Wednesday December 12

    Hello- It's Wild Wednesday here at work. We do all kinds of specialty testing and specialty pulmonary function tests on Weds., in addition to regular office visits and allergy shots. The waiting room is packed. My first patient today brought me in a baggie full of green phlegm. She's been collecting it for the past three days so I could see how sick she is. I would have believed her without the visual. SMH while gagging. Tweety-Sounds like a lot of drama at work. Ugh. No one has time for that. Hope people can figure out how to get along. Joe-have fun at the party tonight. Ted-Good luck with your shopping. Hope you get the recording done. it's lunch time! My second favorite time of the day!
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