Sunday, April 28, 2013
I am gearing up for the annual American Heart Walk in Detroit, MI in June at Ford Field. Last year I was injured and unable to attend the event. This year I made a promise to myself to stay out of the flower bed until May 6th. I can't believe that is just a little over a week away. I plan on walking the 3.1 miles with my co-workers. As a member of the 2 of Hearts team we will walking to raise funds to a great and worthy cause. Many people are or know someone who has been impacted by heart disease.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Last week a ran across a poem that was written almost twenty-five years ago. The poem is called "You Don't Live On My Street". Watch it on youtube, google it, share it. It is a great poem! Oh yeah, the author is Dr. Rebera Foston. Enjoy!!!
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I decided that 2013 will be the year for me! In December I said I was going to start using what I pay for. I was looking at how much money my employer took out for dental. It was at that time that I decided to take better care of my teeth. In January I went to the dentist to get a few fillings taken care of. It has been horrible. I have been dealing with an issue since January 9th. The dentist made a mistake that caused me some severe pain. After much complaining and persistence, I finally got her to agree to send me to a specialist.
Yesterday I finally got the problem resolved. I was determined that the dentist who caused the problem should correct it. I ended up going to a specialist. He was the most gentle dentist I ever encountered. I really wish he could be my regular dentist. Anyhow, I feel 80% better. I have one more step in the corrective process to complete the procedure. I will update you in the next couple of weeks.
I have eliminated and cut down on a lot of foods and beverages as a result of my new attitude. I have finally given up candy. This was hard for me. I never realized how much candy I ate. A mint here and there, a jolly rancher every now and then, really added up . I drank soda instead of water. I now drink more juices and drink tons of water. I do not drink lots of juice though because it is bad to drink your calories.
I have been eating more vegetables, fish and softer, easy to digest foods. Gone are the crispy, hard to chew chips (tortilla, potato and pretzels). I have rediscovered the love for baked potatoes (mainly sweet potato). Tender baked fish, and poultry are staples in my kitchen. What you eat does matter. I began baking my fruit (apples and pears) to make them softer. I grill peppers, plums and pineapples. They all have their own natural sugars that are released during the cooking process.
Taking care of your teeth has excellent benefits. I have lost weight. I know if I eliminate more items from my diet I will see bigger and better results. It is important that we take better care of what we have. Invest in yourself today, it pays off beyond tomorrow. Watch what you put in your mouth.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Two days ago while at work, I responded to a code blue alarm. I heard the alarm and responded by sprinting past ten patient rooms to first see if the alarm was real. It was real! A patient had coded. He was out cold, non-responsive. After realizing this was real, I immediately went into action. I alerted the proper people and went into overdrive. Long story short, the patient survived due to the quick actions of the staff.
My problem is that I recently had a issue with my knee and ankle and have limited my body to avoid more pain. Two days later, my body is still reacting to the shock of me sprinting full speed. My legs, especially my knee and ankle hurt like you know what. I have iced, rested and pampered them.
I have been reprimanded by several colleagues for running when I knew that I had pain issues. My response to them and all the other haters is, that if this was you or your loved one, would you have wanted me to stop and consider that I may can hurt myself or would you have wanted the life of another to be compr0mised further?
If I had to do this all over again, I would not change a thing. I love what I do and at the end of the day, my body can recover over the weekend on my days off. I'm proud of most of my co-workers and how they responded. I definitely know who I would want on my team if or when this should occur again.
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