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Serving Dialysis Units

Monday, May 19, 2008

In May of 1988, I graduated from my local community college with an Associates in Applied Science degree. This month (May) marks 20 years of being in the medical field and I never regretted it.
Long story short; I worked in various Dr.'s offices doing both the clinical and clerical aspects (such as receptionist, medical records, assisting with minor surgical procedures, taking blood samples and vital signs from patients), several of which were inner-city locations in the Philly area.
So forward to the present. I now work for a dialysis company as a courier picking up patients diagnostic specimens, averaging about 135 miles in a day. It is the company van. After my run, I package everything for shipment. The boxes weigh as much as 25 pounds because we use frozen gel packs and that is a "workout", let me tell you.
I love the freedom of being out and about. And I made many friends, both patients and the dedicated nurses and techs. I am going into my 5th year and boy that flew by, I enjoy my job that much. emoticon

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TRACYZABELLE 10/8/2008 5:21AM

    What great work you do. Even though I am just the operator at our local trauma center/hospital, I love serving my community. It is a good feeling!

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SIDSPARK 6/15/2008 1:02AM

    What a terrifically rewarding job Chris! It is wonderful to know that you are helping people and making a difference in lives--and meeting others who share your passion and vocation! 20yrs of helping others! WOW! You are a saint! emoticon emoticon


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My thoughtful husband

Thursday, May 01, 2008

My husband just gave me beautiful yellow roses to cheer me up! I love him, I love him, I love him! emoticon

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DONAPATT 5/1/2008 12:53PM

    Awwwwwwwww. Just what you needed. I am happy for you.

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SHEA0926 5/1/2008 12:16PM

  That is wonderful! Positive actions certainly do help a person to stay motivated!

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I saw the light........

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This morning, a thought occurred to me. Suffice it for me to say that I won't take the SP food tracker for granted again. I joined SP in early February and the day I started logging was my moment of truth. I ALWAYS sampled any meals I made (breakfast, lunch, AND dinner) AND snacking in between meals. For example, I would sample mashed potatoes not realizing that I had as many as several servings BEFORE I sat down at the dinner table, along with sampling chicken, beef, etc. And other times, my husband would wonder why we would run out of American cheese before the week's end. Here again, I would grab as many as 5 slices a DAY for a "snack". So THAT'S why I had trouble losing weight! Here I thought I wasn't eating that quite a revelation or what.

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SIDSPARK 3/31/2008 11:09AM

    The calorie counter is the only thing that keeps me honest. I write down everything!! When I stop doing it, I gain again.

BTW, I know what you mean about sampling while cooking, so now I make my hubby taste everything and tell me how it is. He can do with a few extra mouthfuls, and I could do with a few less.

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CANUCKER08 3/21/2008 1:59AM

    For me it makes me more accountable to myself with what I'm eating. Even if I'm the only one who sees it, I make sure I do my best to stay within my limits, and even the lower sides to that.

When I first started too, I was shocked at the amount of fat or salt there is in so many products. It's definitely opened my eyes too and now I always consider what I'm about to eat before I eat it.

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DONAPATT 3/18/2008 12:20PM

    The food tracker is a must in my book, I was at the other end of spectrum, not eating enough but once a started tracking and eating the right amount of calories, the weight just started to melt. I think it is really the key to healthier eating, we become concious eaters... way to go!!

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I am one size SMALLER!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hi everyone reading this!! Put on your party hats and sound your noise-makers! I am officially one size smaller and am in the process of purchasing new clothes! My current ones are now baggy! YEEEEEE HAAAA!!!! For the first time in Lord knows how long, I actually stuck to my New Year's resolution to eat properly and work out WITHOUT giving up and now I am starting to reap the benefits! To whoever reads this, here's my advice: Don't, don't , DON'T throw in the towel if you don't see quick results (I almost did to be honest), persevere and press through!! It WILL happen for you, too! :)

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DONAPATT 3/17/2008 5:57PM

    woo hoo and a big ole way to go... never ever give up is my new motto for 2008... and it is beginning to show big time... keep up the great work and see you in mini tramp team

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BOADECIA 3/17/2008 10:43AM

    That's Fantastic! Congratulations and keep up the good work! :)

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