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Oct 17, 2017 08:53PM
Good evening, Loungettes!Sorry not to poop in this ayem, but it was some cold in the house this ayem (as in 50 degrees) and I stayed in bed cuddled up to nice warm Sadie until the very last minute. As expected, the oil tank was filled today while I was at work, so the house is now warm enough that I can sit at the computer and type what looks like English, with pink instead of blue fingers. Did my Hospice day today, working all day at the Immunization/Travel Medicine clinic tomorrow, Wed/women/wine meeting tomorrow evening, garage doors being fixed Thursday, have Friday offand all to myself and Sadie, big wine tasting event Saturday evening. Not too bad a week!
Cammy--Sadie did miss me while I was gone. I didn't try to take her as a service dog, although she would have been a very welcome source of warmth, cuz she can't go all day without piddling and I didn't want to have to try to clean that up on a rocking boat! Did you know that service dogs are trained to go potty at specific times? I learned that back when I was working in the hospital and had a seeing eye dog come in with a blind patient. The dog stayed under the bed unless the patient was out of bed and moving around, and the patient gave us the schedule for when the dog was scheduled to go outside for potty business. If the patient's wife wasn't visiting at the time one of us took the dog out to a place the hospital designated for his doody spot. It is funny how people can be about germs, isn't it? Good for Leslie for going out and having some fun, though. That's as important as being careful about germs.
Mema--I'll make a special point of getting the digital camera charged up and running and take it with me more often. And especially for the cruise next year. I'm going to do one of the day long cruises every year that I can, they are so relaxing in a funny sort of way. I had planned to take pictures with the cell phone, but once we got moving I just wanted to unplug from anything remotely work or social media related and just experience and enjoy. So that's what I did. It really helped clear the cobwebs out of my brain and helped me re-center myself. Had some nice chats with some of the people on board, watched some people with serious cameras do some serious photography, and have a whole lot of mental pictures that I will be able to see in my mind's eye for ever.
Chevy--You do have a way with words!
Chi--I would never have thought about desensitization wearing off without exposure to the trigger, but it makes sense. And mold is just plain dangerous to some people. Mold and pollen counts are done here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the spring and summer, but not in the fall and winter. The changes in the counts are amazing sometimes. Imagine that 83 year old going up on the roof 5 days a week!
Jazzy--I'll let you all know when the special cruises are next year as soon as the schedule comes out, it would be great to have a bunch of us go on one! I'm with you on the need to work differently as we age. I am loving being in total control of when and how much I work. I love knowing I can say "no" when asked to work when I am tired or not feeling good. Now I just need to start scheduling some exercise time and sticking to it to get into better shape than I have been since being so sick last April.Still hard to prioritize myself, sometimes.
Chi-- one of the nice things about cooking is that the food can taste great even if it doesn't look as pretty as you wish it would!
Goldie--some people are truly odd. That guy really hated feeling sleepy, wanted to go from wide awake to sound asleep without any transitional sleepiness. Lots of people say they are allergic toa medication if it makes them feel a way they don't like feeling. Don't really understand the difference between an allergic reaction, a side effect, or an expected effect of a drug. Crazy world, sometimes!Hope the smokiness doesn't bother you, and it is just prescribed burns. WOW, what a powerful description of the effect of the hurricanes. Great article.
Ille--so glad to hear the lesions are tiny and the treatment expected to be very successful. They must be very small spots if they aren't going to prescribe steroids or other meds to help the rads. Will there be only one round of rads or more? It sounds like it's a one shot deal, and that is great!
Chevy--sounds like an ENT referral would be really helpful. It wouldn't take much, just a little camera up the nose to see what's going on.
Jazzy--wow, 4 or 5 projects cooking, that sounds great! Sorry the one is going to be delayed but it sounds like that's not unusual for you or causing any worry. I'm not sure I'd care for camping type accommodations, but the cottages do look nice!Still prefer my own bathroom rather than a communal one, though.
Dances with Hornets' DOTD:
- 3/4 oz After Shock Fizzy Orange
- 3/4 oz Sambuca
- Red Bull
1. Fill a rock glass with ice.
2. Pour in After Shock and Sambuca.
3. Fill the glass with Red Bull.
"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde
3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right
3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left
4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole)
8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left
6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap