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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

When you re ill, the hours creep by, when you are kicking up your heels , they just fly by!! I had to return to work today, my body feels like my weight doubled overnight,, every limb feels like weight are attached to them, the whole body is fatigued over and above the fibro and arthritis.
I was fortunate that I came in later to work, but I also had less tasks to complete. Tomorrow will be better, I am blessed to have heat and food, a warm shower.
temp was twenty three below zero this morning, now it is only seven below. That is wind chill,, it is bitter blowing off those lakes. I will be very afraid to open my utility bill next month.. That is scarier than waiting for my cat scan results...

We did see sunshine yesterday for about five hours!!! none today.. it is so bitter cold that we do not dare to spill any liquid either in our garage or yard.. It actually freezes on teh way down!!

God willing, we are going to attempt to go out for my belated birthday dinner tomorrow. I need to go to the post office tomorrow too,to ship a package to Chicago and get some additional FOREVER stamps before the price goes up this weekend.

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NOVAKJ1 1/24/2013 10:05AM

    Get better soon. The spring is allllmmoost here. :)

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/24/2013 9:54AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

So glad you're keeping warm. We're getting that cold weather here now.

Let's focus on that upcoming celebration. Have a great time!

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NORASPAT 1/23/2013 11:48PM

    So sorry you are still hurting. I hope you and DH have some rest time this weekend. Hopefully you do not work this weekend. Pat in Maine. Take care HUGS and many thanks for your great comments. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEALHAWK 1/23/2013 11:30PM

  Get well soon

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PATRICIAAK 1/23/2013 5:34PM

    take it a day at a time

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/23/2013 4:48PM

    hope you continue to get better. Banans to replace potassium lost in the flu and Gatorade

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another day off...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boss called form work last night as I was getting into bed, to tell me that I was to stay home today because of their policy of no working within 24 hours of barfing. It helped me because what I have is total body aches and fatigue, This sounds like the easy way out to anybody who does not already have arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Believe it or not,we had to get up and go out to get important things from Walgreens and through the drive through at our credit union today!! We both feel like we did a 10K marathona dn then a triatholon!!! I am heaed off to bed. it is 2 pm, DD is already there..

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TEALHAWK 1/23/2013 11:31PM

  Sorry your ill

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PATRICIAAK 1/23/2013 7:25AM

    rest and fluids

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CRES765 1/23/2013 7:23AM

    emoticon wish you well. Have a good sleep.

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SMOKYBLUE1 1/23/2013 12:07AM


Sending healing waves to you.

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MRJASON80 1/22/2013 4:30PM

    Get better soon. I was once told sick calories do not count. DON'T BELIEVE IT!

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NORASPAT 1/22/2013 3:33PM

    LINDA, I am so sorry you are both sick. Your boss sure has a good policy.

Take care, rest well and use the wipes everywhere. emoticon

emoticon BOTH of you!

emoticon emoticon rest and feel better, Pat in Maine emoticon .

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    Both of you rest up and get better soon. Save the triathalon for when you're feeling better. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/22/2013 2:50PM

    Feel better soon.

I ahve a friend who flew here with her hhusband for 6 days and her whole family came down with the norvirus/flu. she is now in the hospital. It's bad. It's a good thing i never hooked up with them as much as i miss them

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PJBONARRIGO 1/22/2013 2:16PM

    It sounds like you have a good place to work. I hope you all feel better soon. emoticon

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uh-oh, sicko.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Came home from work after only a couple hours, tossing cookies,, very weak,, hurts to lie down.. . going to bed anyway..

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NORASPAT 1/22/2013 1:47AM

I hope you both will feel better soon, There is so much sickness going around. Stay warm and rest, that is what you told m so here it is back at you.

PLEASE do take care of both of you,I hope DD is well enough to take care of you.

HUGS my Special friend Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/21/2013 5:04PM

    Hope you feel better.

I still ahve no appetite. what a way to lose weight being sick

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RACEWELLWON 1/21/2013 12:27PM

    Hope you feel better soon , sorry :(

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_MOBII_ 1/21/2013 11:27AM

    Oh no, hope it passes soon!

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PATRICIAAK 1/21/2013 11:02AM

    rest and fluids

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JOMAMA 1/21/2013 10:41AM

    Get well soon... emoticon

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PEGGYMAS1 1/21/2013 10:34AM

    feel better the flu is a killer this year

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SIRIRADHA1 1/21/2013 10:33AM

    Major bummerama! There seems to be an awful lot of that going around here. Hope it passes quickly for you!

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DEBGIL 1/21/2013 10:24AM

    Guess we shall give thanks for the barf free birthday.
But yuk. Should have figured anyone in the house was going to get hit. Those germs are insidious.
And aren't you super glad you didn't go to the home yesterday? AMEN!
I feel so bad for you. Hope the germs depart for good really fast.
Take it easy on your tummy and get rest and don't dehydrate.
(((big hugs from a safe distance)))

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Barf-free birthday!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

DD is feeling better today! No more barfing, she actually kept some chicken broth down, is awaiting the jelling of the raspberry jello I made earlier. I feel very tired, but my workplace just called and asked me if I could stay 3 1/2 hours later tomorrow. I am putzing around here after getting groceries for DD this morning. Chores and got a BD phone call from older sister downstate.
Yesterday, in the throes of DD worshiping the porcelain altar, moms assisted living called to say she d=needed to go to the E.R as she had been coughing all week and was worse. This time they did not wait until i was going to bed, BUT I told them that I absolutely would NOT go there in case I am a carrier of this flu of DD's.. Nurse was shocked that I would not be with my mother, disregarding the implications of me going to the 20 bed house where she lives, passing to them, then the staff and patients and visitors at the hospital!!
I kept pointing out that since nobody had been in the house since they quarantined it, somebody that works there had to be the one passing to the residents.. Nobody else had any contact with any of them!!
I told her to have everybody call me at home,, I refused to infect anybody. She still did not comprehend what I was trying to prevent!!!!!! I asked her how she would like it if everybody there not only had URI's, but vomiting and diarrhea, high temps, dehydration????
Do I hear a DUH??

Mom went to the hospital via ambulance basic transport, they did whatever, x-rays and blood work I imagine, they gave her a Rx for Keflex , sent her back to the home.. She has bronchitis,, one lobe is clear, one is crackling..

Car problems will have to wait, just left voice mail to cancel mechanic appointment tomorrow morning.. will be working later now...

No birthday dinner, but chores and a phone call, my potato soup are okay for me. My best gift today is Kristy feeling better!! Happy Birthday to me!!!
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PATRICIAAK 1/21/2013 11:21AM

    Belated Happy Birthday

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TEALHAWK 1/20/2013 9:56PM

  Happy Birthday and sorry it was so hetic

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PEPPYPATTI 1/20/2013 6:46PM

    Sorry you Birthday was so hectic. I fully understand why you did not want to go! Hope you had a Happy Birthday anyway!
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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/20/2013 6:34PM

    Happy birthday. I am glad your daughter is feeling better.

I hope your mom gets over her bronchitis real fast.

Have a great rest of your weekend.

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/20/2013 6:13PM

    Happy Birthday indeed.

Thank you for exercising your common sense and staying home. Even out here in the woods we know the flu has reached epidemic proportions.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/20/2013 5:47PM

    Happy Birthday Lin

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NORASPAT 1/20/2013 5:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
You are so smart staying away. I am amaze at the differences in hospitals and other facilities with managed care.
Our local hospital is being replaced but that is 18 months down the road meanwhile our local hospital does not seem to be complying with electronic records and with good safe hygiene.

They could not connect to DH PC and much of his other questions were not answered I am not happy about that.
I am so glad I went the 70 miles because that hospital had a woman handing bottles of sanitiser to clean there hands as you stepped of the elevator. There were sanitizers everywhere. and if you coughed you were told not to use your hand and to look for the sanitizers EVERY WHERE.
I was so impressed and my hands are totally dried out but I feel sure I kept m y germs to myself/.
I forgot your birthday and our Grandsons too, I was so sure I would be reminded of your because of his. How after DH wakes up we will call Plattsburgh NY to wish him the best and apologizing for our bad memories.
Sorry you have both been under the weather, hopefully this week will be very much better all round. Thanks LINDA. Pat In Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_MOBII_ 1/20/2013 5:22PM

    Happy Birthday! So glad that DD is barf-free!

Hm, 20 elderly people with vomiting/diarrhea/etc...? Next time try asking her if she wants half of her residents to perish! I used to work in a nursing home...that was my first job actually, and there a LOT of ignorant/uncaring/uneducated people that work there!
In my CNA classes we were even tested on proper handwashing techniques along with a TON of other things that seem to be common sense. Unfortunately, many who work in that environment do not get good/proper training.

I hope your mom gets over her current ailment and that the mechanic doesn't stick it to ya!

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SKIRNIR 1/20/2013 4:57PM

    I hope tomorrow is a better day and maybe you can have a birthday dinner in a day or two. Good positive outlook and definately good to avoid spreading flu to a nursing home. That can be very bad for them. Happy birthday!

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Having some pc probs this morning, spent an hour trying to get anything to work on sparks..
DD still tossing cookies, hot and cold flashes, very tired, etc.. I am very glad she got the flu shot or this would be E.R. status..
today I will do the chores myself, let her rest and make her clear liquids.
We were both so cold last night that I actually turned the thermostat up to 62 degrees!! have not had it that high since ex hub would have it on 80 degrees in the 80's!!
I turned it back down to 55 for sleeping, still have it down that far now..

I have now been on my diabetes med for three weeks, do not really notice any difference in anything.. I do not know if i am supposed to feel different or better or what..

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INBRAZILFORNOW 1/20/2013 10:51AM

    Thinking of you and your daughter! Stay warm!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/19/2013 10:52PM

    are you checking your FBS in the morning as soon as you rise? You should see a difference. If it's between 80-120 you're good to go.

I don't sleep with any heaters on they get turned off at night. I turn them on first thing in the am

Hoping K gets better soon.

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TEALHAWK 1/19/2013 9:36PM

  Get well wishes sent your way and glad your pc got fixed

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_MOBII_ 1/19/2013 8:55PM

    Glad you got your pc working and hope your dd gets better quick!

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/19/2013 6:24PM

    Glad to hear you're not feeling worse.
Be sure to take some time tomorrow to celebrate!
Hope you enjoy some of the clear liquids too.
Keep warm, nurture yourself. You deserve it. :)

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  Whether you feel better or not depends on if you could tell if your sugar was high before. I can tell if it is really high but not moderately high.

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PATRICIAAK 1/19/2013 11:13AM

    Are you checking your blood sugars?

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AUNTRENEE 1/19/2013 11:04AM

    Hope that your daughter starts to feel better soon.

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