Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I was very upset at the dialysis center today. It was a public holiday today. I turned off my mobile phone the previous night to charge it. As a result the nurse couldn't contact me early this morning to tell me to come earlier.
As a result, when I reached the dialysis center about 11.45, I was told I have to wait a little longer because the only available place was already promised to someone who was coming at 12pm. I was fuming by the time they let me in at 12.35pm.
Well, they put me right across an old lady who also came late. She started at around 1pm. Here's where God works, toward the final half hour of the old lady's treatment, and my final minutes, I noticed that she looked very pale, I waved at her, but she didn't respond (she usually does), suddenly, her hand (the dialysis hand) flopped down to her side, and her head lolled over to the side too, I yelled for the nurses, saying that I thought something was wrong. Sure enough, she had collapsed, if I was even a little earlier, I couldn't have helped her, but I was there for a reason. So, I guess, God put me where he put me to help her today! I'm glad I was late after all!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Or in my case today, hash browns.
I hate deep frying, it's messy to clean up and takes so much effort. Well, today I thought : if you can pan-fry steak, why can't you pan fry fish and chips? If it works, I'll be using much less oil and lessen the probability of being scalded by hot oil
And you know what? It worked! I got my perfectly fried fish (frozen) and hash brown using a lot less oil! This is the way I'll prepare fish and 'chips' from now on!
Monday, August 29, 2011
It all started 2 Fridays ago. On the following Monday, I owed the machine 1kg, on Wednesday 0.7kg, and on Friday, 0.1kgs. I tried and I tried to limit my fluid and food intake but today, which is the next Monday, I still owe the machine 0.8kgs.
I'm a dialysis patient and owing the machine any amount of water is bad news. Today was partly my fault too, towards the second hour, the nurses decided to stop my treatment for a while because my blood pressure was a little low.
As always, I was concerned that my treatment would end up being longer, so I protested. Then, the nurse decided to start my treatment again. Towards the 3rd hour, I started feeling uncomfortable. So I had to stop my treatment a for a while anyway and my target was reduced, that's why I ended up owing the machine so much (800 grams = 0.8kgs).
Well, I've learnt my lesson, the next time the nurses want to do anything regarding my treatment, I'll just keep mum.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
My and my mom just came back from the shop! We bought the new fangled crackle nail polish. We bought the gold base, and the blue and purple crackle nail polish! We have put in an order for the silver base as it was sold out!
I have trendy nails now, it was a cinch to apply. The crackle part dries very fast though. Has the crackled nail trend spread in the US as it has here in Malaysia?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Well, well, what can I say? It all started last Friday, I switched my dialysis session from Friday afternoon to Friday morning because I had a doctor's appt. in the afternoon. So that's one more half day to my weekend.
Now, I'll admit I wasn't really watching my fluid intake. As a result, on Monday, I was shocked to realize that I had taken in 5.2kgs in fluids and food! As the maximum they can extract from me is 4kgs, I went home 'owing' the machine 1kg!
I thought I could rectify that today but I had put on 2.8kgs, which makes the total 3.8kgs that they have to extract from me. Well, I was ravenously hungry by 4.30pm, and when the Malays nurses went to get their dinner from the Ramadhan Bazaar, I requested 2 little sardine curry puffs.
Towards the final half hour of my treatment, my blood pressure stared to drop and my face began to get pale, so I was actually required to drink some more water. And add the curry puffs to that plus the extra saline pumped into me because of my low bp, I now owe the machine 0.7kgs! ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Can I say that again? ARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
And when I got home and checked my email, I was reminded that this Saturday, I have a farewell dinner to attend for my Home Fellowship. One I don't want to miss! AND I'm going out Thursday noon with a friend from brunch. I've already made up my mind, no breakfast and no lunch tomorrow, just that brunch and a light dinner. I only hope I don't drink too much between now and next Monday. I hope I will return to my regular weight by next Monday........ARRRRHHHGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
Get An Email Alert Each Time EOWYN2424 Posts