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Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

It is a peaceful 3:46 AM (EST) in this part of the world. I'm wide awake! Again! (Was up earlier tonight, too.) Although I did go to bed early last evening, and fell asleep around 9:00 PM. I guess it's the Curse of the Night-Worker. . . being awake in the middle of the night.

I do like this time of night, though. It's so peaceful. . . 

NSIME - What a lovely thing gesture that your community is doing for the Sergeant returning home! Very cool! One of our hospital's evening Shift Directors is a retired Military person. He did two Duties in Afghanistan, when the war there was at its peak. He's a great person. But there's a "scar" to him, that he normally keeps well-hidden, but shows itself every-so-often. I wish your Sergeant well.

Well. . . I think I might return to bed. I don't want to be tired for this morning's video-recording. 

Will come back later today to read your posts.

Peace, folks. 🙂

Ted

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Morning Ted

Sleep was a bit questionable for me too. Could've been that I wore socks to bed, which can make me a bit warm.  Or it could be a side effect of tapering down an antidepressant I've taken for a while now. 

Work was fairly good yesterday, not too busy.  Was on the phone for over an hour with somone, not one of my patients, was helping outreach recently discharged people.  Need to get some things straightened out for him and then I can let his regular case manager take over and he can then talk her ear off 🙂

After work was quiet, usual embroidery and exercise.  Did some laundry too.  J is feeling a bit better, hopefully his allergies will continue to settle down

Today hopefully should be another fairly good day at work, nothing unexpected

Have been reading a book about Gandhi.  Interesting that he saw himself as an experimenter with nonviolence, and one who partially failed because he felt India never completely accepted his philosophy.  A more relatable figure than his usual public image

Weather has turned cooler here, hoping they'll be turning on the heat in the condo soon.  Rain yesterday, the first in nearly 2 weeks  

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Good morning.

Ted hope all goes well with the video.

Joe, Ghandi must have been sad to see the violence around the partition into India and Pakistan after Independence.

I'm with BF who after seeing in PCP got an order for a stat xray of the femur and hip.  Really hope it's not a fracture. 

Had to cancel my yoga class.  Nothing much else going on.

 

 

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Good morning gentlefolk, 

dd and the grandkids came over for dinner last night after I told dd I was going to make caprese salad. I grilled some country pork ribs and potatoes, and heated up a multigrain loaf of bread and all was eaten! We are talking about going to Yellowstone next summer as a group. We went there many times when our children were young and dd would like her boys to experience that magical place. 

This is my last day off from work and of course I have procrastinated many things that I wanted to get done today. But mostly, I want to get a pedicure, lol. It appears to be another beautiful day, up to about 70. 

amoLucia, that is disappointing that your CHF nurse didn't show. From my past work experience, I know that there are multiple factors in controlling CHF,  and it would be helpful to have someone to review with, especially meds. And they can advocate for you when coordinating with multiple providers. 

I got a campaign pamphlet in the mail that I thought was quite hateful. I took it down to the party headquarters to complain and they were closed, grrr. So I just shoved it through the space between the doors. 

Our local covid rate is up to 2% positivity and I see the media has gotten word about the outbreak in a local nursing home. The health department tries to keep that stuff quiet because otherwise the facility gets inundated with media while they try to get things under control. Elsewhere in the community it seems to be young adults getting infected. I wish there was more info about the long term effects.

Good day all. 

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j22 - I wish they'd do in-depth prime time TV interviews with many of the younger college C19 sick students. Also many of the mid-younger 25 -40 yo adults. Make sure they were the sicker hospitalized ones and show them struggling on the vents, being proned, unable to manage even the most basic body functions, struggling in Rehab to re-walk etc  ..... and then relate how much 'FUN' that campus RAT party or beach bash was as they can only 'wave' at folk thru glass or on Skype or Zoom or vid phone. And then discuss how they'll now be a year or so behind in school, or how they've lost an apprenticeship or coveted job. Those 1 minute snippets on the 6pm news just ain't cutting it!!!

And it's funny that I was thinking along the same lines as you. I know the Dr Fauci s are only learning more & more little by little each day. But I thought what will be the status of these C19 pts 15 or 20 years from now - will there be permanent COPD fibrotic changes?? Like affected Viet Nam agent orange vets or the 9/11 first responders??

Oh well, my vent!

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Ted - must be THAT hour for the sleep disturbances. That's freq MY trouble time too. And yes, I do believe that it's leftover residual from all the NOCs. We should prob open a chat room just for us insomniac nite-owls!!!

Tweety - hope things are OK for your friend. Spontaneous fractures of unknown origins are really miserable!!! Had 2 rib fx some years ago. One left; one right. Felt like I was stabbed each time when they broke! Very painful & disabling.

Joe - I continue to be envious of your embroidery skills. Not only for the skill itself, but for the fact that it prob provides a type of therapeutic 'relaxation'. Quite desirable. You also have admirable eclectic reading tastes.

And I am LOL re your socks! I MUST wear my anti-skid slippy socks. Very stretched out, very loose & floppy. They're not so much for any safety reason, but I just don't like cold feet when I try to sleep. Might be a gout thing. But the socks slip & spin on my feet, and the LEFT one slides off almost every nite. Just the left; the right, maybe occ. DRIVES ME NUTZ!!! They HAVE to worn. And I have only ONE pair - I've tried buying bariatric ones, but they're too snug for my liking. So I treasure those socks!

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Feeling a bit better after being down for a while.  I do sometimes get in a funk when I see how some people don't care about others.  

Best friend has no visible fracture on x-ray so they are going to give it two weeks to check again and perhaps a CT looking for an occult fracture.  I'd rather they CT him now based on his history of osteoporosis and spontaneous fractures to his foot.  On the other hand they don't do anything for occult fractures so him taking it easy is what he has to do.  

Florida added 3,200 new covid cases today.  The effective of completely reopening the state hasn't been felt yet.  

 

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stars - my brain doesn't seem to turn off as I'm so freq thinking of you & Nans. Particularly her need for social stimulation and energy activities. Was zipping around earlier on Youtube. There's all kinds of activities for folk needing interventions. Just looked under 'home activities for eldely dementia pts'. I was blown away by the videos posted. I played a few and thought a couple were tremendously novel & poss helpful. Also other postings re 'what NOT to do' and caregiver care.  Just thought I'd pass this on, mi Hermana.

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6 hours ago, amoLucia said:

j22 - I wish they'd do in-depth prime time TV interviews with many of the younger college C19 sick students. Also many of the mid-younger 25 -40 yo adults. Make sure they were the sicker hospitalized ones and show them struggling on the vents, being proned, unable to manage even the most basic body functions, struggling in Rehab to re-walk etc  ..... and then relate how much 'FUN' that campus RAT party or beach bash was as they can only 'wave' at folk thru glass or on Skype or Zoom or vid phone. And then discuss how they'll now be a year or so behind in school, or how they've lost an apprenticeship or coveted job. Those 1 minute snippets on the 6pm news just ain't cutting it!!!

And it's funny that I was thinking along the same lines as you. I know the Dr Fauci s are only learning more & more little by little each day. But I thought what will be the status of these C19 pts 15 or 20 years from now - will there be permanent COPD fibrotic changes?? Like affected Viet Nam agent orange vets or the 9/11 first responders??

Oh well, my vent!

At the beginning of the Covid pandemic, I read a book about the 1918 Pandemic, and was surprised to learn about some long-term effects of that flu, even after ppl had recovered from the flu itself (I am calling it a 'flu' but most certainly it was a virus).  Long-term memory problems, cognitive issues, etc.  Scary.  Especially seeing the long-term effects of this pandemic, as you mentioned above.  Again, scary.

 

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Just got 3 mosquito bites, right thumb, fist & wrist. Hope that skeeter was saited before I squished it!!! Dang ... they itch!

Watched the remake of the TV show, 'Weakest Link" Really like the format but those attempts by the host at snide humor failed so badly. Detracted from the show.

Also started watching reruns of 'Forever Knight' nightly. About a 13th century vampire, now in modern Toronto, who's trying to make up for his past. I loved that show years ago. I LOOOOOVE vampire genre and have a select library of vampire VCR/DVD.

Vampires, Count Of Monte Cristo, Cinderella, Charley Brown, select Disney (the old ones), Looney Tunes ... go figure!!!

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I was up at 3:41 AM the night before last, and 3:48 AM last night. Sometimes if the weather is nice, I go sit out on the front porch for a while; it's so very peaceful at that time of night/day, and lots nicer than tossing and turning in bed.

It's been an up and down day. I got a few items at the grocery store in the early afternoon. Well, right after supper, just after 7 PM, Nannie said she didn't have anything for her period!. I guess I'd forgot to check her supply of pull-ups and long pads, so it was out into the rainto go to CVS to buy her incontinence supplies... I can't figure how she thinks she has her period when there's no blood on her disposable products. Oh, well, not worth straightening out ... if she's having her period, then she's having her period.

amoLu, thanks for the info re YouTube.  Will check it out. But, any ZOOM conversations, and the like kind of confuse her. Face-talk, she likes, as long as she knows who she is talking to ... mostly hubby's dgt ...everyone else has been confusing to her. The great-grands confused her when they were putting on fancy make-up and hair-dos. They look NOTHING like the 7 or 8 yr old pictures of them she has on her wall ... and even those pix she does not always recognize. Sometimes hubby's dgt is her 'cousin', long dead these 25 years.

She's happier now because hubby spends an hour in the mid-late AM sitting w/ her and having coffee (decaf for Nannie), and they talk. IE he re-re-explains stuff, people, events, etc, to her. She babbles confused stories of family and church folk, all mixed up and nonsensical, and he just lets her carry on. She enjoys walking the driveway and is proud of herself for that; we praise her getting her blood flowing, and strengthening her legs. The neighbors understand how she is, as each of them have had similar experiences with their own older relatives. She's not as near of a trial as she was, though she is quite tedious and annoying at times. Hubby and I trade off spending time with her. Sometimes she naps all afternoon and we let her. I tell her that if her 91 year old body insists she needs to sleep she can't convince it otherwise, so it just does what it wants to do. It's called 'privilege of age' , but she still thinks she has to stay wake and be the eternal Southern hostess. "Are you warm enough? Did you get enough to eat? Would you like some coffee or a cold drink?" Of course she never follows through on anything, so it is just a habit of days gone by.

Aw, I'm ready to go upstairs and lounge in my bed, reading. Which reminds me; amoLu, when I was 19 and had absolutely no idea what to 'do' with my life, I would go to the library and sit for an hour or two, reading through the various sets of encyclopedia, to see what interested me. I never came up with anything specific, but I felt I was making good use of my listless life and restless mind....and staying out of trouble!!! And I LOVED those huge old dictionaries. And  also the thesaurus. Words, words, words!!!!

G'night!

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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I used to read our World Book Encyclopedia when I was young, especially about different countries. And Atlases and maps. When I discovered the Encyclopedia Brittanica it the library, it was love at first sight! 

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