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May 17, 2018 09:51AM
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Thirsty Thursday! Boy is this old body thankful for a sleep in this morning. The feet are still muttering about the day of high heel, lesson learned. Don't wear high heels for 8 hours, with 6 hours of standing and walking without working up to it. The back and other body parts are muttering about 6 hours a day of standing and walking, I am WAY too out of shape and need to start the walking program NOW. Going to sit down today and make some notes for the next class that will include those items plus a few more.Did get my annual observation done, got 12 "Excellent" and 3 "Good" ratings, and a comment about keeping side conversations reigned in. I knew the side conversations were getting out of hand, and know I need to work on that. I'm anxious to see the survey results from the class. It will be the first survey report and I'm thinking it will really give me some clear areas to focus on improving. Overall it was fun and I am so happy with it. I even managed to surprise Sadie by getting home early again!
Cammy--I would love to take Sadie to class with me, but that's frowned upon by the college powers that be. Sleepy girl was much more awake the last 2 days. The room got so warm that it was hard not to get sleepy, we had to get up and move a lot to keep the blood going. The shoes I wore Monday are a pair I really like the look of, and go with so many outfits that I'm going to be sad not to wear them again. It will just have to be shorter times or I will need to spend more time in them before hand. Can you picture me prancing around the house doing housework in 2 inch wedges? I'd probably break my ankle! I think it's sweet of Dan to work so hard to get the phone all set up so you have to just hit one button for things. That can be a real time saver! I hope Leslie and Marty have a good time for the holiday weekend. They both deserve a bit of a break! I think it's wonderful that Joey wants to stay with you and do the scary movie and talk time you missed last summer. I'm sure someone will give you a ride to the restaurant. Hmm, Joey must be almost old enough to be thinking about driving, isn't he? That'll bring a new sense of freedom to everyone!
Goldie--I do use my microwave quite a bit, but mostly for warming up food. When I make a recipe of anything there's always enough for days for me, and nuking a plate is quick and easy. Unfortunately, there are lots of prepared and unhealthy foods that come already packaged for the nuker, and are even quicker, and can be very tempting when I'm hungry and tired.I really need to do more meal planning. 10,000 mg of salt??? WOW!Let's just hope he's not a sodium sensitive hypertensive! Not everyone is, that's why the low sodium diet thing doesn't work for everybody. Still, that is a LOT of sodium. You did post a pic of your Mom's desk at home, I remember how crowded at was. But she did have everything at hand and didn't need to get up at all!Dealing with that kind of hoarding is hard in a nursing home. Maybe the salt lamp can get accidentally knocked over and broken? Or dropped and broken when being handed over to Mom? Not very nice but would solve that one problem, unless she decided to order another one, but that's a whole different story! Don't you love the way some states have decided the maximum dose of medication a person can have? I expect they will pass laws next to limit the kinds of pain problems patients can have, or limit how high pain can be reported before it becomes illegal pain (7 out of 10? 9 out of 10?) and doesn't have to be treated. I can see the triage nurses in the Emergency Rooms now telling someone "I'm sorry, we can't treat you. You have 3 pain related diagnoses and we are only allowed to treat patients with two or fewer.""Sorry, can't help you, your pain is 9 out of 10 and we can't accept patients with pain higher than 8 out of 10.""Even though your pain is lower than the cut off, low back pain not related to compression fracture has to be treated at the low back pain clinic across town, you need to go there." A company that changes its name really needs to pay attention to the details like that and notify EVERYONE they do business with, especially via fax and e-mail to keep from creating breaks in care. And I'm sorry, but $100 for two medications IS a big deal.
That pic is just as jaw dropping the second time around!
Misty--Glad you could poop in and ketchup us on your life! You sound pretty busy, and that's a good thing, right? Hugs!
Mema--So happy to see you!Pull up a bar stool and grab a dwinkie and join the gossip fest!
Chi--Don't blame you for not saving the good stuff for later. In my experience, either later never comes, or whatever I'm saving has gone bad, out of style, no longer fits or generally doesn't work!
Cammy--I only teach one class, to one group of students at a time. Each course is for 3 days.The next course is in July, on the 9th, 10th and 11th. The average age of this group was in the 20's and 30's young adults, many with families, one pregnant. Other classes have been a bit older on average.
Countess Bunty Rothschild's DOTD:
"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