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Wednesday 6. 2019

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Good Morning!

J22, hope the new schedule lesses the burden of whom you work with.

Went in at 11:00 and had five post ops scheduled.  The first one went home (a robotic assisted hysterectomy) and the next one wasn't until 2:30...in fact three of them were coming out at 2:30.  So I helped with discharges and other things.   The fifth one came out at 2:30 and I thought "I'm screwed because she wasn't due until 5:30 and they all will come at once".  Turns out another one went home (a laminectomy), one went to ICU, and one had a prolonged recovery and wound up not being ready by the time I left.  So I got overtime and a bonus for one patient.   How lucky was that?  20 years ago those patients never would have gone home same day.   An ugly day turned into a very pleasant day.  The one patient I had was a nurse and the sister of a nurse, her sister-in-law was a nurse, and she herself was a nurse.   I used to work with one of the sisters.  Very pleasant people, the ex-coworker said "oh you got the best nurse on the floor!"

Today promises to be much more uglier and busy but I enjoyed the nice day while it lasted.  All of us got out on time.

Have a great day.

Edited by Tweety

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Morning Tweety, glad yesterday was a good day

Yesterday went fairly well, although no one was returning my calls.  I did talk to another recruiter who's forwarding my resume to a hiring manager.  Also did a phone interview with another one.  And got an email regarding another position but it turned out to be a temporary one.  So far a very productive job search

Rest of the day was fairly quiet.  Exercised and relaxed

Talked to dad, my BIL has apparently developed afib, probably related to stress.  He's currently inpatient getting additional tests, hopefully it will prove temporary and he'll be discharged soon

Tonight is the usual dinner with J and choir.  Choir will be delayed due to the Ash Wednesday service

Weather is still cold but starting to get warmer, thankfully

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Good morning all.

Glad your day yesterday wasn't horrible, Tweety.

Sorry about your BIL, Joe.

I am wrong in thinking that Afib is a disease of aging?

And it is one I hope I don't get. My mother has Afib.

It is sunny and frigid in the Blue Grass.

There was a steady wind yesterday, which made the wind chill in the single digits. Same for today.

There is always wind here. 

I noticed that I was less tired come Sunday night, after hiring out Biggie chores.

Think I will do that on a regular basis.

It makes sense. I spend two hours doing physical work before my 12-hour shift. That is a 14-hour work day. That is a lot.

Safe travels to all.

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Good morning! Rained all night and still raining. Glad you had a better day yesterday.

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Forgot to share that today is Biggie's actual birthday.

He is 22.

Next week, is Talli's actual birthday.

In the Thoroughbred world, birthdays are celebrated on January 1.

But I prefer to acknowledge actual birthdays.

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Good afternoon-

It's been a frustrating day.  I've spent more time on the phone with insurance companies than I have with patients.  Such is medicine these days.  It's very windy and cold here.  At least the sun is shining and it's still light out when I leave work.

Tweety-glad you had an easy shift yesterday.  You need those to offset the ones from hell.

Joe-Sorry to hear about BIL.  I hope they can help him.

Nel-Happy Birthday to Biggie!  Did you bake him a cake??

Hi Herring-Stay dry!

Hi to Ted, J22, Stars, Dianah, Fran, Spidey's Mom, and whoever else stops by.

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Cold and breezy here, sans clouds, avec brilliant sunshine! NICE!

I walked a blister onto my right medial big toe yesterday! Guess the second toe was rubbing against it. First time that's ever happened!  My shoes have what is called a wide-box toe, so they aren't too tight. It could be because the shoes a B or medium width and I have to fill them up with my orthotics and an extra arch insertion, so I suppose my feet were slip-sliding inside the shoe. Gonna have to get one of them there toe-sleeves to keep it from rubbing next time I decide to walk. Yeh, yeh, it's always something!

Nannie keeps saying she doesn't know why her nose runs every morning, and maybe it has to do with what she is taking the new medicine for. Nope, it ain't.

But everything that happens physically to her has her near the edge of death...not just a runny nose, but itchy arms, aching shoulder and elbows, and the numerous age spots d/t YEARS of sun with NO tanning lotion or sun-block. *sigh*                                                                       Then she cheers up because, as she says, "Not many people my age can walk," and I bite my lip because she teeters and lurches as she walks without her walker. But "I'm not going to fall." Uh-huh.                Hey, she finally noticed today that my hair is shorter; five days for things to filter from her eyes through to her brain.                       Thankfully she's in a good mood. Currently telling me different anecdotes about snakes; every single description of what a snake did in each story and how it acted, is totally WRONG! A "white-eyed snake that saw me and chased me..." But around here it's just one who has not shed it's skin yet and it is essentially blind before it scrapes the skin off. She said she scared one away by saying, "SHOO! SHOO! "SHOO!"  

The funniest part of her stories are when she gets twisted up and refers to her me as her husband's niece, and her great-granddaughter as the mother of her dgt-in-law and her sister-in-law as her Aunt.  Hubby and I exchanged a raised-eyebrows look, and he got up and slipped out of the room, because we don't laugh about it in front of her, and have --most of the time -- given up on trying to correct her about who's who. Hubby says he has apparently got a family lineage that would really interest scientists and geneologists! 

Last night she heard hubby outside on the front porch talking on the phone, and she wanted to know from me,  though I'd been sitting right there with her for at least an hour,  "What are those boys up to?" She apparently thought there were some guys out at the front steps, so she had to get up from her recliner to go close the blinds in her bathroom because she thought they might be trying to peek in and she didn't want them to see anything, even though there was nothing and no one to see in the bathroom.

Enough Nannie-O stories!

Tweety, you actually started the thread this morning, and not at the same time as someone else! And as far as I can tell, you got the day and date right, too! Must be because your OT shift went well and didn't stress you out as bad as you get some times!

Joe, That is so cool that you are getting so many contacts about  a new job! Nice to have a bunch to chose from rather than having to pick the least-awful offer!

Nel, Good you can get out of working extra hours in the cold/wind/ and often, rain. As long as Biggie gets well taken care of, that's a weight off your poor tired shoulders. My sister was kind of like you, raising goats in Maine and having to carry water to ALL of them, twice a day, regardless of the weather. For a while she also owned and ran a second-hand clothing store and did many flea-markets. She had those goats ( 72 at most) because she loved them, and didn't feel like she was stressed by all that care they required. But it was a LOT of work! And when we talked on the phone, she could NEVER stop with the yawns. She was constantly exhausted, never enough sleep; I have seen her fall asleep in her easy chair while eating her supper and trying to catch up with her reading, talking with me and mom, and watching the news on TV. A little bit of a multi-tasker, I'd say! Not to say you guys are alike in that way; just the love for the critters and being willing to take on all that care, and keep it up. WHEW!        BIGGIE-WIGGIE-WOO IS TWENTY AND TWO!  (eye-rolling emoji goes here) Happy Birthday, Big Guy!

Hello herring, and I think BCg is here whilst I am typing away. Also hey to Ted and j22, Steph, dianah, FranEM, and all yez utha guyz!

 

Edited by No Stars In My Eyes

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Oops! Hey, who am I to talk about Nannie's brain? My EARS are pretty much shot. For instance, hubby came in earlier, holding an object that resembled a cardboard hot dog. He said, "I went out and got me a rotten potato." And, quite puzzled, I said, "A 'rotten potato'????"

No, it was a Rocky Patel (sp) CIGAR!

And I had my hearing aid IN, the volume was already turned UP, and he was ONLY 4 & 1/2 feet away from me! Gotta figure out how to get another hearing aid without paying thousands.

But it IS actually kind of amusing when I mis-hear or mis-see (tri-focals) something. I also have many of my mis-spoken utterances written down on scraps of paper. 

I am easily amused.  🤣  Thank God!!!!!

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Stars, what is a Rocky Patel cigar?

No cake for Biggie, BC. But I did sing Happy Birthday, the Stevie Wonder version.

I made mushroom Lo Mein, last night. Got the recipe from the Washington Post.

It was pretty good.

Three different types of mushrooms, and whatever veggies you like.

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Rocky Patel is a man's name and presumably the owner of his own cigar-making company. 

By the way, hubby said it was the "worst rotten potato I've ever smoked."  

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HI, 

It's snowing. Blerg. At least, the wind is not blowing. I had an appointment with a retinal specialist today to evaluate some blurring and flashing lights in my left eye. The concern was a detached retina, but retina is intact. After 2 and 1/2 hours of this test, and those drops, and another test, and very bright lights, and and angiogram, my eyes are fine (for my age). But I should come back in 2 months. Nope. I have never had such a painful eye exam in the 60 years that I have had corrective lenses. 

Even though my eyes were dilated, I was able to go back to work and learn some more about following on reportable conditions: today was herpes, typhoid fever, and pertussis at the college. And I am trying to refresh my knowledge about TB. And I listened to a coworker vent about the poor care that her sister received after an MI and a catastrophic event in the cath lab. She is very angry, and I think she has every right to be. And she is being a wonderful advocate for her sis, but it is draining her. 

Happy birthday to Biggie. 

Ha, Ha, NSIME. Your story about the family tree reminded me of an old Ray Stevens song, I'm my own Grandpa: 

Glad to see that Tweety had a good day, and that Joe is getting some job info. 

Sorry, BC that you have to spend so much time with insurances. I had a job with a visiting nurse agency and one of my duties was calling insurance to check on coverage. It was tiresome, and frustrating because you would get different answers depending on who you talked to. And I think things are much more complicated now with drug formularies to deal with. 

I made spaghetti for dinner, but dh is late getting home, so I left it on the stove and he can warm some up when he gets here. I am wore out for some reason and heading to bed. Tomorrow will be a better day. 

j22

 

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Sorry about the dreadful eye appointment, nursej.

Like you, I hate eye appointments.

I am up late reading my book club book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in American Cities.

It so depressing.

While I can't put it down, it is so damn depressing, on a number of levels.

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