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Tuesday - June 9th, 2020 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

It looks to be another lovely day, today. With only two more nights left, we're going to make the best of it for the short remainder of our vacation.

Yesterday we did more hiking. Gosh. . . we went to a place called Cheshire Cobbles which is in Massachusetts (not too far from where we live, actually). It's part of the Berkshire Mountains and showcases spectacular views at this particular summit. It was only a 1-mile hike up to this place. But that 1-mile hike provided really, really good exercise. (The muscles. They ache this morning.) Once on top, we simply sat on the rocks, ate our lunch and enjoyed the beautiful views. I also took a good number of photos and video, of course. For sure, we don't have to travel too far from home to find good hiking trails.

Today??? Well, the plan is to go canoeing! We haven't used the canoe in over a year. It's heavy, and is a challenge to put on top of our car for safe transport. So, after I'm done typing here, I'm going to eat a good breakfast then work to get the canoe on the car. (Oh those aching muscles.) But the effort will be worth it, especially if the good weather holds out. We're going to a place called Otis Reservoir which is located on Massachusetts. It's a relatively large lake and can be tricky for canoeing, especially if there are gusts of winds that can cause waves. But, again, the effort is worth it. Just gotta wear our life-preservers just in case there's a tip-over. (Never had a tip-over, before, using our canoe.)

This vacation is giving me a good taste of what we'd be doing during our retirement. In fact, we talked about retirement a lot these past several days. Yes. We have to work, especially as we have debt to pay off. (The newly re-financed mortgage will go a long way to help us pay down our credit card debt!)  We even like our jobs! But, there's more to life than work. Must admit that recently turning 60 years old has reinforced that concept.

Well. . . gotta eat breakfast. . . and get that darned canoe on top of our car. (Moan!)

Peace, folks! 🙂

Ted

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Morning Ted.  Vacation sounds nice

Morning was kinda crazy, unusually busy but productive.  I got behind and had to rush, but managed to get back on schedule by noon.  Helped my coworker with one of her post discharge calls.  Should be able to make a call or two for her each day, given that the preadmisssion calls I'm now making are few and far between

Tried out our library's new pick up service, you order books online and park outside the library and they bring the books out to your car.  Also spent time exercising and working on needlepoint 

Hoping for a more normal day at work today

Hot weather yesterday, and hot weather with storms today, due to the tropical storm moving north.  Rest of the week should be cooler, with decreasing chances of rain

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Good Morning!

Ted, that all sounds nice.  There's lots of places to canoe around here.  I've been on one of the rivers several times.  Don't think I've tipped over yet, but I some friends did and when he came up he didn't have his glasses.   Guess you don't have to worry about gators?

Joe, hope the day goes well.  Best friend uses the library all the time and likes that they've continued during the shutdown with curbside delivery.    If they don't have the book they get it from one of the other libraries.  Libraries here seem to do well.  I never go myself though.

Having breakfast after cleaning the bathrooms, doing laundry and mopping.  Going to do some yoga and cook.   The humidity remains high these days but that's summer in Florida I suppose but seems worse after the storm passed by.  Our "feels like" temperature topped 110 degrees.  

Hope everyone has a good day.  

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Good day.

Not much going on here. Husband and I both had oatmeal and cantaloupe for breakfast. 

I think this is the hottest day so far this year, and it isn't ten AM yet.

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I am so flippin' mad right now. My PCP posted results of my venous duplex from yesterday that showed "acute thrombus with near occlusion right subclavian." But she labeled it as normal. So I left a message for her and called Cardiology. They said venous duplex from Friday was normal, no need to treat differently. Uh, wut?  I sent them a screen shot of what PCP posted, but apparently Cards doesn't believe it, and even if it was true, I am already on an anticoagulant. And now it's after hours. I sent a note to PCP asking for other imaging and a second opinion, except there's only one cardiology office in town. Maybe a vascular surgeon ? 

Other than that, I had a nice run in the rain this morning, watched a bunch of Netflix and a video about Assertiveness. And I changed the elastic bands on a couple of my fabric work masks and added a nose wire. I am making mac n cheese for dinner. Seems appropriate for a cool rainy day and I just want to eat my anger in carbs. 

 

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There was a ... play? or ...a movie? titled "If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium"...Oh well, it is 1:20 AM,  therefore now Wednesday, so at least I can say with some certainty that I'm not in Belgium any more.[Wonder where I've landed this time?]

Weird thing happened when Nannie got up at 1:20 PM today. She slowly came out from the bedroom and stood in the den doorway, looking around with the strangest expression ... she absolutely could not figure out where she was. You could really see it in her eyes, she looked very wary, and there was no smarty-pants  acting going on. She did not recognize anything! Like I said, weird. And as far as I know, the first time it has happened that way. She slowly got back into being moderately oriented (and reoriented, and, and, and...) 

Nannie's 'sun-setting' was obscured by clouds today, she was not so wound up as she has been getting ... So it was like this: the rain we weren't supposed to get yesterday did arrive yesterday afternoon and early evening, and bless us with a great deal of watering. The rain we were supposed to get this afternoon stayed up in the dark low clouds scudding by, and we remain dry.

Speaking of "DRY", it's too bad I can't drink (meds, y'know...) I would really like to feel that my-body is-covered-by-styrofoam feeling, distanced above and away from reality; sort of melted back into a chair, watching the trees breathe. I'd like that real well. 🤩 It'd put a few stars in my eyes for a while, I think!

Otherwise, back here, no big difference in the way life plods on.

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J22, I was wondering if you had some sort of clot given your fib.   We had a patient the other day a nurse wanted to check for a DVT, and the doc agreed, but he said "I'll check it later, no need to call me if there is a clot, as the treatment won't change", meaning they were already being anti-coagulated.  Still, a "near occlusion" shouldn't be labeled as "normal".  Ugh....all the best.

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