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I just couldn't resist!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The weather was so fine today. It was still a little sunny about 5.45pm. But with a nice breeze. I wanted to do a cardio DVD workout today, but seeing the fine weather, I decided to enjoy being outside instead. Plus getting a little sun. It was sunny but it wasn't the hot kind of sunny, just gentle sunshine. I stayed out till about 7.30pm.

I wasn't walking briskly, like I should, but I was strolling along at a relaxing pace, I didn't sweat much but I did sweat a little. Well, it's better than absolutely no exercise but I can't help feeling guilty. Maybe I should have made myself do a DVD and break more of a sweat, maybe tomorrow, I'll do that. I was just lazy today.........

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MISSDAISY23 8/26/2013 12:16AM

    It is nice to be outside. emoticon

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    As the saying goes, you're still doing laps around those people who are sitting on the couch.

You did something and it's good to have days where exercises aren't quite as vigorous as others.

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LARISSA238 8/24/2013 12:09PM

    hey, walking is walking. You still burned calories, even if it wasn't as many as you wanted to. I walk all the time... don't beat yourself up over it.

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COOP9002 8/24/2013 9:30AM

    Glad you were able to get outside.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

YAY!!!!! Say it with me!!!! YAYYYYY!!!!!

I've reached Level 20 on Sparks!!!!! HaPpY DaNcE!!!!!!!!

I've been a member since 2006, so it's taken me long enough!!! I thought I'd never get to Level 20! But being persistent on my tab the whole of this year so far has helped me rack up the points and now, finally, I'm at Level 20!!!!

Sorry, I just HAVE to brag!!!! I love it! I love ittttttt!!!!!!

Another piece of good news, I can check my emails during dialysis again! Recently, Google stopped supporting my tab's browser so logically, I searched the Playstore for Chrome (a Google company browser) browser for android devices, I found it, I installed it, problem solved!!!!! I can now clear my emails again during dialysis!!!!

After the bad news on Wednesday, I'm so happy to report these 2 pieces of good news!!! Yay!!!!

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FEMISLIM 8/24/2013 1:30AM


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KELLIEBEAN 8/23/2013 4:40PM

    Excellent. I'm glad you are having a great day!

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MISSDAISY23 8/23/2013 2:06PM

    emoticon !!!

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LARISSA238 8/23/2013 12:52PM

    Congrats! You rock!

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SUECHRIS50 8/23/2013 11:54AM

    Congrats you earned it my dear!!! emoticon SUSAN

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SONICB 8/23/2013 10:03AM

    Nice! You're an SP Veteran! I think I joined back in 2009, but at this point, I don't remember.

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TIME_TO_SHINE1 8/23/2013 9:50AM

    That's great. emoticon

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A horrific incident!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Oh gosh! I don't know what to say!!!!

Today, the nurses that started my dialysis forgot to clamp a tube. As a result, when the nurses wanted to end my treatment, my blood just gushed out and made a royal mess!!!!

It got on my pillow, my clothes, the floor, the machine, the table. It actually looked worse that it really was because the blood was fluid and splattered all over the place, even the nurses' sleeves got some!

I'm afraid that I'm a big baby when it comes to losing blood, so I'm ashamed to say I carried on a bit. The nurse tried to reassure me that I only lost like 5ml of blood but it looks so horrific from where I'm sitting!

I'm soooo upset! How can they forget to clamp something!!!!! I was about to go to bed but I had to put this post out to have some peace, y'know I have to vent!!!!

I'm so upset that I just want to scream into my pillow! I already did scream at the dialysis center!!!!!! ARRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Can you tell I'm upset!?

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LALMEIDA 8/23/2013 9:18PM

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MISSDAISY23 8/23/2013 2:05PM

    OMG! I'm very sorry they forgot to do that for you!

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FEMISLIM 8/23/2013 1:09AM

    It is well with you.

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KELLIEBEAN 8/21/2013 4:49PM

    I would have lost it too! So sorry that happened to you. Yes, focus on the positive, you are here to vent so that's a good thing.

I hope tomorrow is a better day!

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LARISSA238 8/21/2013 3:36PM

    *hugs* I can't imagine how scary that was... That's a big deal. I agree you should seek some sort of action against the nurse that didn't clamp the line. It's a mistake that should not have happened.

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WHOVIANGIRL23 8/21/2013 3:08PM

    Yikes. I did my externship at a dialysis center, that is no joking matter for sure! Even with the tubes clamped, a lot of blood can be lost when the needles come out.. So to not have the tube clamped.. Goodness. Sorry you had to go through that!

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CORTNEY-LEE 8/21/2013 2:46PM

    No, you have every right to be upset! I know I would have totally lost my cool, and most likely fainted from the blood! That is a very scary thing to happen to you

I hope you are better now!


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    Glad you are okay. Definitely not a good situation!

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SONICB 8/21/2013 1:46PM

    File an official complaint because that sounds bad. Really. If it got all over the places you mentioned, then it had to have been more than 5 mL. o_O;

Glad to hear that it wasn't worse though.

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STUDLEEJOE 8/21/2013 1:30PM

    I am sorry for your problem with dialysis. There is no excuse for a nurse to make that kind of mistake. When I was driving a cab, I worked for a service that took people to dialysis and other medical appointments. One of my favorite people was a lady that I took home after a dialysis appointment. I received a call later that day and was told that while taking a shower her port came out. She was home alone and bled to death. So, do not take this lightly. I will pray for you. emoticon

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HEYBABELENNY 8/21/2013 1:30PM

  I know you are mad, but things could have been worst. Take something positive out of it. You are here to vent LOL. Unfortunately they are human and mistakes happen.

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An occasional treat!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Yesterday, I decided to treat myself to McDonald's for my lunch. I had dialysis yesterday (Friday), the last dialysis for the week. I always look forward to Fridays because of the weekend.

Well, I haven't had McD's for some time, so I decided to go the whole mile, even with the regular coke. I hardly take any form of soda and coke is my favorite! I had a big and tasty burger with medium coke and fries!

I know McD fries are sooo bad but why do they taste so darn good!!!? Sigh!

I'm going out for dinner this Saturday after Bible study, I'll have to make a healthier choice today, I guess! I eat way to much junk! No wonder I still have a belly problem!

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MISSCUS 8/19/2013 5:44PM

    Me too, the belly!! I think McDs tastes so good because salt, fat, bread, meat altogether just does taste GOOD. I was bad too, while on the road Fri, Sat, then being so tired from it all on Sun, with few other less expensive we had burgers and coke all three days. I loved it, but I too know it is not good. You were good, only one day!! I think it's okay once in a while. Old people like me don't tolerate fast food too good in the digestion part, so I paid handsomely for those burgers.....I think even once a week isn't bad, as long as you don't stuff yourself, and you don't. Enjoy life!!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 8/19/2013 11:53AM

    McD's once in a while is A-OK.

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I am blue today...........

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I feel so blah, bored, lonely and blue............

I've noticed that I feel this way quite often nowadays. Maybe I need to see my therapist. Maybe I'm depressed. I hope this black cloud lifts from me soon. I should exercise today but I don't feel like it! I feel like walking to the nearby McDonald's for some french fries but it's too hot!

I really should be doing my needlework but I also don't feel like it! I just don't know what to do with myself today!

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MISSCUS 8/19/2013 5:46PM

    I was sure I read this and replied.....Hoping you were able to choose the walk.

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JANTWO 8/16/2013 3:22AM

    Hang in there and this too shall pass. emoticon

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SAMMIESMOM13 8/15/2013 10:30AM

    Yes, find something to do, anything, to get your mind off it. I would say it does sound like depression, which would be normal for what you have to deal with. Do talk to your Dr./therapist. But meanwhile make yourself do things, it's hard to get going but once you do you will feel better.
Hugs sweetie from MN

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SONICB 8/15/2013 9:25AM

    Definitely go for that walk. I find that exercise lifts my mood (if only a tiny bit) whenever I am feeling down. In any case, it gives me something else to focus on instead of the thoughts that are making me blue!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/15/2013 8:19AM

    I agree with wearingthin! I often repeat that phrase to myself. You'd be surprised how good a walk can do you. Bring some ice water with you and get out there and look around.


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SQUIRRELLYONE 8/15/2013 7:56AM

    I think that walk to McDonald's might be just the ticket! It will get you moving (despite it being hot), and you'll see people while there :)

Hope you feel a bit better! Don't forget to bring water for the walk!

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FERRETLOVER1 8/15/2013 7:32AM

    Really try to get yourself out for that walk - once you are moving, you will probably find that you want to walk even further.

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 8/15/2013 7:16AM

    Hang in there!

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WEARINGTHIN 8/15/2013 5:10AM

    I'm not really a religious person, but I was just quoting this line about myself yesterday, "And this too shall pass". Glenn

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