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more lab work

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Got my pre-op labs done today after work, I am so tired that by the time I lie on that gurney, I won't need any anesthetic!!!!!!
90 degrees tomorrow, 60 the next!! Swimming is in my future after work tomorrow!!
WOndering how my friends Nick and Monika ar edoing on their 42 mile hike between Munising and Grand Marais in Upper Peninsula of Michigan!! It is where I just left..

Tomorrow I will find out what time my surgery is Tuesday,, glad when this fiasco is over...

  
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KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:27AM

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SARAHTHESTRONG 9/2/2011 12:36PM

    Best wishes!! I hope it goes smoothly and you recover fast!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/2/2011 1:10AM

    I'll be glad when it's over, too. You wll be getting lots of rest for a couple days.

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OCTOBER2842 9/1/2011 8:07PM

    WISH YOU LUCK, I AM SURE IT WILL GO WELL

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NEWRUNNINGSHOES 9/1/2011 7:37PM

    Hope everything goes well for your surgery on Tuesday.

I am hoping to swim tomorrow to beat the heat too. This crazy Michigan weather!

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23KAIYA 9/1/2011 6:34PM

    Hope it goes well and you have a speedy recovery. emoticon

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paperwork again!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Worked another 9 1/2 hour day today, raced home, showered, went to fill out paperwork for hospital, onward to visit mom, have her sign yet another set of papers for V.A, and take her the smoked fish I brought her from St. Ignace, MI. She loved it of course!! DD is the only family member who does not like smoked fish..

Back home to pick up gas cans, off to Kroger to fill gas tank and cans, back home:Dd BBQ pork chops for me,, ate dinner, faxed more paperwork to hospital, copied more papers for V.A for mom..
just ate, took pain pill, am utterly exhausted.. Three more working days and I can slightly relax.

Am feeling the prayers that people have sent up for me. Family doctor did EKG yesterday: some abnormalities and throwing some PVC's, but he said I have to get on with my life, that the surgery is very short and I will be in the hospital, so they will watch me very closely for any signs of cardiac problems.
Also talked to him about discontinuing see the rheumatologist. He checks me, writes more Rx's and uses up all my insurance allotment.. family doc said he can prescribe same meds if and when I need them... with no office visit,,
I knew God would provide for me and He has...

  
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KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:22AM

    Your GP sounds like a great person to have on your side--!
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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/31/2011 9:08PM

    Praying for you my friend. You will be in his hands.
"some abnormalities" That can't be. You are a strong cookie. We need you around. Just stock up on more bananas.

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NDTEACHER1 8/31/2011 7:45PM

    Take care of yourself.

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PANSYLADY2 8/31/2011 7:30PM

    Glad is answering and providing some relief for you. Maybe the smoked fish is medicinal??

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Tuesday

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Got all bills paid way ahead..probably will not be able to write any checks for awhile,, still so much to do in next six days,, labor Day is my last day to work,, got to get up at 3 again tomorrow morning.. bummer,,
trying to stay awake for doc appointment at 4:15.. laundry on line, Dd stripped beds, got to make them now, leftover BBQ burgers tonight.. hedge trimming soon.. I am tired,, dreaming of what it must be like to sleep whenever,, that was so nice on vacation.. for a couple days..

Joe came by yesterday, measured house for attic insulation,, that will begin after surgery too, still have to get estimates for moms boiler..

  
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KASEYCOFF 9/3/2011 9:21AM

    You must get a lot accomplished in a day--!
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SHARON10002 8/30/2011 5:21PM

    So glad to see your "Happy" Status! Hope all goes well with your DR/s Appointment!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2011 4:25PM

    Sounds like another busy day for you. Hope your doctor's appointment went well.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/30/2011 3:29PM

    You mean you're not getting sleep or not enough?.
You do enough stuff for a family of 10 people.
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NORASPAT 8/30/2011 2:06PM

    Back to being busy Linda, you do get so much done in the course of the day HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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so many calls, so little time..

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sometimes life is full of busy things, things that catch up to me.. called HVAC guy to set appointment for post-surgery furnace/a/c checkup for warranty, cancelled rheumatologist appointment for 9/12:no $$ to pay for it; called hospital about financing whole procedure, called handyman Joe to get a battery out of my sink drain trap.. (another story)..
Tomorrow is my family doc appt. to clear me for surgery.. get some med clarifications since I have dropped most of my most expensive meds.
Boss informed us today that we are starting work one hour earlier tomorrow, so I will be rising again at 3 A.M. Glad I am finished at 11.. so much paperwork to do for hospital and docs, bills,etc.

Still unpacking vacation things, mostly non perishable foods that I did not use, plastic bags,etc... Trying to coordinate deliveries and services for at least a day AFTER my surgery.. Table should be delivered some time next week... The last link to my new kitchen.. now everything will be brand new except the sink and two year old window.
Decided not to do an canning this year, or put up any preserves.. I was going to make huckleberry preserves, but I bought some cheap on vacation, so will just eat the berries now, fresh for the vitamins...

Glad ex hub will help close pool with DD... a big relief..

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/30/2011 4:29PM

    Be sure to check with the financial department or social services department at the hospital because there may be money available to help you with the expenses. You seem to get more done accidentally than I do on purpose.
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KASEYCOFF 8/30/2011 3:56AM

    All best wishes on your surgery, Linda - you're in my thoughts and prayers. I'll be looking for the post-op postings!
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NORASPAT 8/29/2011 10:47PM

    The big problem with vacations is the catch up you have to do.

I could not work a 3am shift, my body gets messed up if I get up too early I usually go to bed at midnight. I hope you are able to be in bed early.
You are very wise to check out all of the medical stuff. I discovered that even the IRS gives out incorrect information. I did ask the hospital for a patient advocate, they have lots of ideas and they will work to help you get to the right people if you need help with financial matters.

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/29/2011 9:49PM

    Wow, you have been busy but sounds like you got a lot done and it is nice to be able to cross those things off your list, huh? I am going to a class next month to learning canning techniques...too cool.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/29/2011 7:04PM

    Wow! a lot that you have on your plate,. You need to have a clone created to help with some of that stuff.

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Beautiful day here!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Windy, high 70's, sunny.. dried towels, clothes, sheets on line, very quickly,, got shopping done aherad for week after next. Went to Aldis for some groceries and their sign stated they were only accepting cash due to Irene!!
I am not sure where their American base is, but I do not use a debit card anyway.. Lots of people left because they had NO cash on them!! Weird!!


Called furniture store yesterday to confirm shipping date of my new table to them.. Shipping date is day after my surgery, so it works out great!! No time restrictions!! Five more working days till I am off for awhile,, so much to do..

  
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KASEYCOFF 8/30/2011 3:44AM

    You are really forging right ahead - great organization! Re Aldi: dunno where there American hdqtrs is either, tho I think they're a Dutch company. Not that the Netherlands had anything to worry about Irene... or maybe it was the American bank they use for the US chain? A curiousity, fer sher.
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NORASPAT 8/29/2011 10:01AM

    Hi LINDA you are getting well prepared. I hope the surgery improves your arm and hand as well as our surgeries did. We are both hoping for an excellent outcome for you.

Happy to know your table will be there before you have the surgery and i hope you hve a very successful Yard sale. HUGS Pat in Maine.
Late since we lost power for just 9 hours yesterday but all is well with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonFRIEND!!

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OCTOBER2842 8/29/2011 6:59AM

    You are one busy gal. Will you be able to slow down when you have the surgery?

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GRACIELA_ELENA 8/28/2011 9:40PM

    Glad to hear you got so much done today. Have to admit I never carry cash...cant spend it if Im not carrying it around. Glad your table date is right on schedule and hope all goes well this week!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/28/2011 9:24PM

    & so little time to do it in.

Your surgery is a week from tomorrow. I'm going to be praying for you. And your surgeon.
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MRS_BRENDA_P 8/28/2011 7:48PM

    I love that you dry clothes on a line. I've been doing the same. We've been having triple digit weather most of this summer. No reason to let all that heat and sunshine go to waste ;-)

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2011 7:05PM

    I know several people who never carry cash on them but always use their debit cards. Amazing!!! Glad you got your grocery shopping done and are ahead of the game. WAY TO GO on pinning them down to a delivery date on your new table!!!

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