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Ted Ted, BSN (Member) Nurse

Thursday - October 29th, 2020 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

Recently woke up. Current drinking First Coffee. . . 

Today is the 3rd night off from work. Starting tomorrow night, I'm staring at four 12-hour shifts in a row. Not looking forward to that at all.

Past couple of days have been somewhat busy one. Wednesday, I took Amy for another follow-up appointment with her foot surgeon. He took out the stitches to her foot. That was a bit of an "ouch-y" for Amy as some of those stitches pulled. The four pins that remain in her foot remain intact and well-placed. Bottom line is that all seems to be healing nicely. What I found interesting was that the surgeon for-warned Amy that she might experience some level of depression with all of this. He said that many patients do at this point. Although things are healing nicely, she still has roughly 4 more week to go before the pins come out, and before she can put any weight on her foot. He added that it would be expected if she did feel some level of depression. He recommended doing things like going for a ride to help break up the monotony. Honestly??? I was very impressed that the surgeon would be caring enough to share such information. In fact, Amy has been teary-eyed at night at times. She does keep herself busy, for sure. AND, she has been going out, too. (It was only a week or two ago that she was involved with a video-shooting, playing a bit-part for a B-Rated Horror Movie!) Still, Amy is a very active person. Lack of her usual activity and busyness has gotten her down, lately. But, it was nice to hear from the surgeon that everything is healing as intended. 

Today?!? Well. . . we might go for a ride. . . to help break up the monotony. I have some grocery shopping to do. The two grocery stores that we use have curb-side pick up if you order early enough. They'll do the grocery shopping for you, and wait for you at the curb-side for you to pay the bill and pick up the groceries. I never done this before. I actually LIKE going grocery shopping! But we might do this today.

We've been relaxing, too, these past couple of days, watching our favorite TV shows. 

Nothing much else going on. . . 

Hope all have a nice day, today. 🙂

Ted

Tweety - Glad you're OK after the car crash. It does shake one up, though. 

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Morning Ted.  Glad to hear that Amy is healing.

Work wasn't too bad yesterday.  Went to dad's after work to get some stuff for him, managed to find most of it.  Talked to dad too, he reports he's beginning rehab and can do all of the various tasks.  His speech is continuing to improve, sounds pretty much normal now.  He can walk with only standby assistance now

Will get a call from the case manager today after they have the care conference.  Will see dad this Saturday most likely

Need to do some laundry for dad too.  Trying to figure out if I should do that at his place or take it home and do it there.

Tonight have grocery shopping and bell choir

Slept a bit better, got up early again but was able to fall back to sleep.  Hopefully  this trend continues

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I'm at work and it's a crazy train poop show.

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Dianah, I hear you about being tired and wanting to retire. I plan to retire in May of 2022. It sounds like you are awfully busy, and continually switching hats. But yay that you get to play music! I am sure that is good for your soul and well as your audience. 

Ted, that is great that Amy's surgeon is being holistic about her recovery. Yes, get out, take in the crisp air and see some scenery. 4 12s in a row? Ugh. 

Tweety, I'm glad you were not injured. dh's SUV has a terrible blind spot on the passenger side. In fact I hate that car altogether, but he likes it and I don't have to drive it. 

Amo, I hear there is an investigation about that Dodger player. From what I've seen from the contact investigations around here, it can be quite tricky to trace the source, because of the asymptomatic nature of the virus. Stupid virus. Our case numbers are trending down, but the schools are starting to open, so fingers crossed, they stay down. 

I have a day of online meetings, blergh. Coworker is going to describe the virtual conference she watched last week, our program is meeting with our supervisor for the first time in months, got a webinar on inequity, and the bi-annual advisory committee for a local nursing skill. Don't I know how to have fun! 

I talked to my sister yesterday. She is now in atrial flutter with a heart rate of 40, similar to what I had last year. Her PCP talked about her getting shocked, so I explained that a little bit. And she is going to see a cardiologist next week and wants me to go along to "translate". Which I will, of course. 

 

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j22 - need to check with the Dr office to see if a second person is allowed. Many still don't. When I had my first radiation oncologist appt, we did a phone conference with my 2 sisters. Even for my first rad tx appt, I have to be by myself. So I'd advise to be sure first!!

Am glad they're f/up re that Dodger pitcher. I think they really should penalize him & in effect, the team. In other countries, I think, violators are subject to strict sanctions (sounds a bit draconian, but ...). But he's a big name ticket celebrity draw. Entitled & priviledged. Oh, well! Ho hum!! So I doubt much will come of it. But boy, was he skewered on Jimmy Kimmel!!! I hope the 'court of public opinion' will be heard. 

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Made it through work in one piece.  

Ted that is pretty cool for the doc to be aware of the mental toll these things can take.  People think just because one is not dying or horribly debilitated you don't go through stuff.  

Joe, glad you're there for your father.  Hope he continues to recover well.

 

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So understandable.  Altho she's healing well (because of her great compliance with following orders), it's sooo tough to be 'DOING' better, but she still has the restrictions. Like you feel WHY?!?!?!  'I want to advance'! So incapacitating & distressing to the pt, but invisible to most everybody else!

Joe's dad is at risk also. Rehab is just sooo sloooow! And it's hard to accept that final recovery might not be as things were!

Continuing to root for them both! 

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