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Hello all!

Being the night shifter that I am by nature, I tend to read all of your posts in the middle of the night, and am never quite sure if I should post on the tail end of the day's posts, or go for it the next day..... this time new post won out!

Had a great Easter with my kids all home, and two guests. My oldest made a great dinner, and we all played Flux afterward. Church service was really nice, and I run the annual egg hunt after service. Did about 18 dozen plastic eggs, but only had 7 or so kids, 3 under 3! They were so cute running all over the lawn. One toddler would throw his egg into his basket, where it rolled out the other side only he didn't know it, so he got to pick it up 3 or 4 times and just as excited every time. When I was little, my dad would take me to a hunt, and get maybe 3 or 4 eggs because there were so many kids... not on my hunts... everybody gets full up, shaken down and flowing over. Little over compensation there maybe? lol

This Sunday was much better for me at work, but still lots of holds for the nurses in the back. Starting to think I should just stay in triage forever..... but I'm sure as my energy and strength comes back I'll eventually get bored. Hospital has big plans to convert all the pt rooms to singles and expand at the same time so we end up with more inpt beds. Ahh, the ones we have aren't staffed now!

Rads are going okay, but I still get achey. Rad Doc said it can cause costochondritis so there it is. The rad crew told me about fatigue, but not pain. Ordered my compression sleeve today (should have done it last fall but never got around to it); they have funky designs... I indulged in a dragon motif just for the fun of it instead of the standard beige or white. It'll look like a sleeve tatoo, which will make my youngest very happy. The other is a blue and white pattern with swirls and paisleys. I don't have lymphedema, and was told to get a sleeve if I was going flying or something; but with the rads my armpit and area between the pit and shoulder hurts and feels swollen so I figure to fend off any problems ahead of time.

Hope everyone has a marvelous Wednesday!

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Good Morning JBudd and all who pop in,

 

Thanks for starting us off today JBudd, great to hear from you and what is going on in your life. Your Easter Egg Hunt sounded like so much fun for the littlies. I bet that was fun watching that l'il boy picking up those eggs several times over, too darn cute. Your compression sleeves sound so much fun and yes always best to be ahead of that lymphedema game. Glad to know things are going well at work for you.

 

Awesome day for me at work, plenty of visits and a little office time.

 

Today will be quieter though so I am praying for some admissions to keep me happy. LOL

 

Came home and did a little 5K walk with hubby and the dogs, we had glorious rain most of the day so it was clear enough to walk although our feet and of course the dogs bellies got wet but it was so much fun. Planning on walking again this evening once I get home.

 

Enjoyed a peaceful evening and into bed to read for a while= bliss.

 

May you all have an awesome day no matter what you get up to.

 

Much love to you all.

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Good Morning!

Have to wake hubby up at 7 AM so he can have one cup of coffee and his medicine before 7:30 AM. Today is his day of shoulder repair at the Surgery Center. The procedure(s) are supposed to take about 1 & 1/2 to 2 hours.

Have a good Lee Child book to keep me occupied while in the waiting room.

We have to be there at 10 AM although the surgery is scheduled for ....?.....I think 11-ish.

I'll come back on line later on and let y'all know how it went.

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Morning JBudd, Sabby, Stars

Yesterday a bit busy at work, have a long meeting today so I wanted to get as much done as possible so I'd have less to do today. Dropped off the spare keys and the instructions to the cat sitter, so that's done.

Going out with the Meetup group tonight, I think we're meeting at a wine bar, will have to research the place before I go.

Best friend and I are planning to meet for lunch Friday since I have the day off. Bit complicated because we'll be meeting downtown, will have to make sure I'm familiar with the train schedules

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Morning!

I did go on a walk yesterday through a local park that included a lovely famous local water fall. Very healing for me in many ways.

However this lingering cough is driving me crazy - a coughing fit at Rite Aid yesterday while at the cash register. Eyes watering, almost vomited. Blech.

Today we leave for the coast. I get to see Spidey! He will still stay with bro and cousins at a rental home and his dad and I will stay in an old hotel from the 1800's renovated as a spa retreat.

I won't be availing myself of the spa stuff though - too pricey. We will hit the beach for walks and there is highway that takes you to local wineries as well.

JBudd - love a link to see that dragon sleeve! You sound good even with the side effects.

Joe - our dogs will be out in the large kennel for two days. We have someone come by to feed them.

Sabby - walking outside is so good for us!

NSIME - good luck with the surgery. My dh still has not see the orthopedic surgeon. :bored:

I may or may not check in while on my mini-vacation! But I'll be thinking of you all.

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Good morning! (It's 9:20 am here)

It made me happy to read your post JBudd.

5K is a really long walk. There is a restaurant 3.5 miles from our house that DH likes me to get a take out dinner from. I always walk there and back. The recent special was sliced and seasoned Santa Marin tri tip roast (Steph likes those), fried shrimp, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, and onion rings. I froze two more dinners from that one with the same amount he ate that evening.

Joe: I like hearing about your activities. I'd have to take a cab to a wine bar. I don't even take a sip if I will be driving.

My daughter hasn't done cat sitting, although she really likes cats. She does have keyes to several condos so she can walk the dogs whenever the owners call her. One, a cocker spaniel, has to wear a muzzle outside.

Steph: I pray the cough gets much better so you can enjoy your vacation.

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Okey-Dokey! Surgery is done, hubby is walking around the house in a hospital gown, a big sling that rests on a foam thingy on a belt around his waist, and a little "purse" on a shoulder strap that holds the ball of numbing fluid that feeds into a cath that goes in his neck and rests just beside the nerve bundle. His right arm is totally numb up to just below his earlobe. He said "Maybe this ice pack is a good idea, but the bandage on my shoulder is so thick I can't feel the cold at all." to which I replied "or your shoulder is completely numb..."

He said, "Or my shoulder is completely numb." He then 'floated' by me, holding his gown out with his left hand and did a lovely curtsey!

Quite a relief to have this done and taken care of. Now he'll just have to tolerate the 'damn sling' for 6 more weeks and sleep in the recliner all of that time, as well.

Doc gave me instructions: when the ball of numbing agent has shrunk down the the size of a golf ball, I can remove the big bandage, and the tegaderm, to remove the teeny-tiny catheter. Then cover the incisions with tegaderm and he gets to take a shower......but not until he can feel his arm again well enough to hold it up AS IF it's in a sling while he is showering. Then we leave the incisions open to air.

I reckon tomorrow we will figure out how to alter some t-shirts for him to wear. He causes too big a ruckus in the neighborhood walking around in that hospital gown!

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I'm so glad he is OK. I assume he has pain meds for when his arm is no longer numb.

A good 'Who dunnit' is just right for waiting like you did.

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Stars good to hear that your husband's surgery went well. Gave me a laugh when read about him curtsying in the hospital gown, thanks I needed that.

Was a busy evening at work today, came home feeling like I.was ran over by a truck with my back wanting to go into spasms. Took some ibprophen when I got home, so hopefully will be able to sleep tonight. Figure I will do a little more studying tonight before going to bed, and than have a busy day planned for tomorrow.

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