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Tuesday March 2, 2021

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Good morning!

Slept quite well but not much since I was up late (for me) and up early (for a day off),   but need to get up so I can sleep well tonight also have to do stuff I put off from yesterday.  Took the other half of the clonazepam along with the melatonin.  

Just going to do the routine housework, cooking and hopefully yoga class tonight.  

Hope everyone has a good day.

 

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Morning Tweety

Ted I imagine it was nice actually being in church

Stars I got a fairly standard Sealy mattress from a mattress store chain.  They delivered and took my old mattress away

Herring glad to hear that your vision should be back to normal.  Praying your recovery is quick

NJ22 great to hear about the 10K, seems ambitious to me

BC glad you were able to get back to the gym

Hi Dianah

Work started off difficult, with a coworker out who we had to cover for.  Thankfully the day did not end up being too busy and was calmer by the afternoon

After work did cross stitch and exercise

Hoping work is more steady today.  

Trying a vitamin D supplement, seems a lot of people say it's helpful during the winter

Weather should be in the 40s or up to 50 today

 

 

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Good morning from inside a pair of VERY BAGGY size 18 pants! Time to dig the size 16's out of the closet! HOPE they fit without being too tight; skin tight jeans on a 71 year old woman is not too seemly, IMHO, and not what I'm aiming for, so I'll have to see.

Woke up still thinking about how to rearrange my little bedroom, and am really truly very awfully tempted to do it ... Hmmmm.

Tweety, glad your bowling team is on the rebound!

Tweety, Joe, BCg, j22, ......remember the old thing from younger years when a person would use their index finger ... point it straight up, then curl it up before pointing it straight out.... and saying "Exercises, exercises, I must do my exercises..." That is how I feel I am doing,  as I read all the physical exercises y'all are doing. Like, um, barely. But I do I go up and down these 9 stairs and 6 stairs, all day and night, so I figure that's at least something!!!

Ozzie is harassing me, telling me it is NOT too early, even if Nannie is not eating her lunch, and he wants his now!! Guess I'd better straighten up and take care of my pushy, bossy baby boy-dog.

May be back here later!

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Joe - I take a Vit D 3000 units once a day. It says I can take up to 4, but I don't do too much vitamins. A Woman's multivit +55 and maybe a Vit C. I've had deficient vit D bloodwork.  I'm housebound - I rarely go outside to soak up any rays.

I really would need to do some research before I up any vits. I take a cherry extract for gout. Really, accdg to reports "12 cherries a day helps gout". So so they say. I didn't find it to help. But I did find the cherry ext did help a bit to help the 'jumpies', I call them. Kinda like RLS. Better than colchicine rx.

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Good Afternoon -

amoLucia - Many years ago, my wife had a partial gastrectomy to help with weight loss. Due to some complications that arose from this and other abdominal surgeries, she had more stomach taken out. This all left her needing to take nutritional supplements in order to maintain good health. Throughout the years, my wife has done much research, and has become quite knowledgeable with nutrition and vitamin supplements. I am sure that she would be happy to answer questions for you with regards to vitamins (including which brands to purchase), and healthy "diets", or establishing a healthy-eating life style. Please feel free to "private message" (PM) me if you're interested in contacting my wife. 🙂

It's COLD outside!! When I drove home from work this morning, it was 9 degrees outside! (UGH!) Between the low temperatures and the wind gusts, it is COLD Outside! 

Happily, work was "Q" last night. I had a "surgical overflow" patient in our ICU, who slept most of the night. He was probably discharged home later in the day. 

Today, I've been downloading some software updates to one of my audio programs. It is taking FOREVER!! Because of the nature of this program (specifically, "virtual instruments" for an audio program), it'll probably take several hours, and most likely DAYS, before the entire downloads are complete. (Ugh!) I should have purchased this upgrade delivered in a SSD and installed it that way, rather then depend on downloading everything.

At some point tonight, I'm going to continue on with the original composition that I started a couple of weeks ago. Seems like a nice thing to do on a cold, winter night.  The plan is to enjoy these next three nights off from work.

Nothing much else going on. Hope all have a restful evening tonight! 🙂

Ted

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Good afternoon. It's mild and overcast here. I ventured out on my bike for the first time since November, I think. And my legs are still talking about it, lol. And my old refrain of "why do I have to live at the top of a hill?" came back to haunt me. I also did a little more garden  clean up. It is still pretty muddy. Tonight will be virtual trivia. We came in second last week. And semi-good news on COVID: although our case rates remain plateaued at too high, vaccines are finally arriving in significant numbers. The state acknowledged that our county had been getting less than others, so that will be made up, plus drugstores are getting stocked. 

Vitamins? I have gone back and forth on that. My old PCP was big on supplements, but I've been slowly eliminating some because the research I've seen is mainly inconclusive. I did test very low on Vit. D a few years ago, so I continue to take 5000 units (I used to take 10000), plus a multivitamin, magnesium, fish oil and calcium. 

 

 

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I had a good day.  Made a very nice peanut sauce to put in an eggplant and tofu dish.  I wound up not making eggplant the other day.  Delicious if I do say so myself.  

We had 7,000 cases again on Monday.  Stubbornly high rates but we haven't had any restrictions since last May so what can we expect.  I read Texas is following suit.  People here and businesses though are voluntarily having some covid restrictions such as requiring masks and social distancing.  Those are the places I frequent.  

I too take a Vitamin D and have for a while.  I'll skip it if I've been out in the sun.  My levels have tested normal and my doc hasn't felt the need to check them again, so I'll keep taking it.  I also take a good multi, and vegan omega 3, as well as B12 a couple of times a week since B12 is not found in vegan foods.  Some days I will take magnesium but to help me relax and rest at night.  Not sure it helps as I'm still an insomniac on some days.  Vegan nutrition has been somewhat of an interest for many years and make sure I'm covered food wise as well supplement when needed.  

 

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Ted - TY re the offer for Amy's help. Might just take up the help.

I shake my head at all those folk who take mega dose vits & supplements. I think - fat soluble vs water sol; liver metab & renal clearance. Just too many variables for this uninformed one. So I just do the min. I remember when B12 was injection - I did my own subq inj for a while.

stars (and anyone else) - anybody remember the name the little pt education booklets that were always found in HC offices?? They were red or blue and featured little cartoony stick-people characters. They covered all kinds of medical conditions and treatments. General info that was simple and very easy to understand for all to read. They used to on wall raks in most offices. Can't remember the booklet's name and it's bothering me now!

Way too cold for me again. Good thing it's only for today.

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18 hours ago, amoLucia said:

stars (and anyone else) - anybody remember the name the little pt education booklets that were always found in HC offices?? They were red or blue and featured little cartoony stick-people characters. They covered all kinds of medical conditions and treatments. General info that was simple and very easy to understand for all to read. They used to on wall raks in most offices. Can't remember the booklet's name and it's bothering me now.

I'm sorry to say: "Unable to advise." It doesn't even sound vaguely familiar to me.

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If I were to tell y'all, you'd just "duh, oh yeah, I remember that"!

Just can't remember. Like it's right there on the tip of my tongue!

Grrrrrrr

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