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Only 1 small cup of coffee this a.m. while I read the Police Blotter from Flathead Valley Montana

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sometimes the police blotter is extremely funny; however, this is probably the most mundane one yet:


8:42 p.m. A tree branch fell and landed on First Avenue West.

Another tells about a doggie door break=in....(either they have a very large dog or a very small person sneaking into the house)...

P.S. My daughter calls me from Montana and reads the police blotter to me and I read it on line now cause it is usually a day brightener...I live in a little less boring place....Minnesota....

  
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CATLADY52 9/4/2010 12:58PM

    You can get a good feling for a town by readng their "Police Blotters'. It sounds as if the Montana area doesn't have much in the way of crime to speak of. emoticon

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VXWALL1942 9/4/2010 12:10PM

    What a hoot! Only in the small towns of America - and thank goodness there still are some - is police activity considered to be in these categories. I know some police who would enjoy the relative quiet of that 'beat'.

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LBEEKMA 9/4/2010 8:37AM

    What a way to start the day...that must have been one large dog! :]

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FUNNINFIT 9/4/2010 8:12AM

    sounds like you're in an area of the country where 'big news' is when a deer or elk 'break in & ransack a residence'!!!
The mundane stories are few & far between in STL, MO! emoticon

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TONI33ET 9/4/2010 8:10AM

    It's surprising. I didn't realize until I locked myself out of the house that I was able to squeeze through my doggie door. Since then I've lost my large dog and now have a smaller door. This one I can't get through. Hope I don't lock myself out again!!

Glad you're feeling better.

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Coffee reaction...ER visit with high blood pressure, flushing, etc...

Friday, September 03, 2010

Thanks goodness I figured out (I think) my recent problems with arms, face flushing, high blood pressure and trouble breathing. TOO MUCH COFFEE!!! At least this time I went to the ER by car from work instead of ambulance. I had trouble sleeping the night before last and had lots of coffee before leaving the house as I was having trouble waking up. When I got to work I had another big cup of coffee and looking back on it I remember thinking that coffee was REALLY strong.... I did not put 2 and 2 together until about 3:00 in the afternoon (3 hours after I was released from the ER).

My blood pressure when I got to the ER was 175/107 and when I left about an hour later it was 135/90 which is still elevated compared to my regular 120/70.

When I was in the ER they did a rhythm strip (EKG) and everything was normal. The doctor didn't even ask me about coffee but said I looked very anxious and thought perhaps I was just having anxiety reaction and suggested I see my internist to figure out what it was.

Hopefully I have figured it out and am going to try avoid coffee and caffeine (unfortunately I get caffeine withdrawal headaches when I don't get my morning fix. If that happens I might have a small cup of coffee just for the headache. (and of course that is already starting)....I will have to wean myself off coffee and might even need to watch caffeine content of other food items....

Thank goodness this wasn't something more serious but it sure was scary.....and now I am feeling somewhat embarassed by making a scene at work. emoticon

  
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CATLADY52 9/4/2010 9:56PM

    I hope you can get through the weekend without having it occur again. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 9/3/2010 6:47PM

    I managed to go all day (it is 6:00 p.m.) without a drop of coffee. I have had only a low-grade headache so I did not wuss out and I probably will take a nice warm shower before bed. I am so glad this is a 3 day weekend. I can use a little rest after too much excitement this week. emoticon

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PATRISNA 9/3/2010 12:01PM

    So glad to hear you are okay. I have a friend who had to stop drinking Mountain Dew because of the high caffeine content. It was giving her heart palpitations. Take it slow and don't feel embarrassed about work. With something like that you never know it could have been more serious and better safe than sorry!

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GRAMAJMG 9/3/2010 11:02AM

    I hope you figured out your problem. God bless and keep us posted. emoticon

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MYFEETHURT 9/3/2010 8:35AM

  The only bad reaction I've noticed after too much coffee is sweating like all get out. Hope you have solved the mystery. Our daughter had to stop drinking coffee. She uses the Instant Internation Flavored Coffees now and enjoys them with no problems.

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LOOZINITNOW 9/3/2010 8:07AM

    Glad to hear you figured it out. Hope you feel better soon.

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JUNE19471 9/3/2010 7:33AM

  Just don't go "cold Turkey" with coffee withdrawal! I had a worse reaction to that than from quitting smoking.

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MUSIC66 9/3/2010 7:11AM

    hope you feel better soon.

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MSLZZY 9/3/2010 7:08AM

    Hopefully it is nothing more complicated than that! Feel better soon! emoticon emoticon

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Skipping the morning swim to get another 45 minutes of rest...

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I woke up at 3:30 and the alarm was set for 4:30, turned off alarm and fell back to sleep until 5:00....decided to do a few leg lifts and finally got out of bed at 5:20...decided against trying to hurry to get to swimming as I don't feel like moving that fast....Can swim this evening at the gym instead of the therapy pool this a.m.

Did my first sleep log:
In bed at 8:30 (didn't fall asleep until 9:30), woke up at 11:30 and went back to sleep at midnight. Woke up at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:00. No wonder I didn't want to get up... I think I slept about 7 hours altogether, maybe less.

My coffee is ready now!!! emoticon

  
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VXWALL1942 9/2/2010 8:54PM

    Good move! The body was crying for rest 'cause of the up and down night. How long do you stay awake when your sleep is interrupted?

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CATLADY52 9/2/2010 3:53PM

    Sounds like you need to get more sleep. Your first night sounds like many of mine.
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MSLZZY 9/2/2010 7:41AM

    Wise idea! You need your sleep too! emoticon emoticon

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Quickie blog...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Hi...good-bye....

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 9/1/2010 10:13PM

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VXWALL1942 9/1/2010 8:43PM

    And that's another 3 points. LOL

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CATLADY52 9/1/2010 5:49PM

    Like some people - Short and sweet. emoticon

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NWLIFESRC 9/1/2010 7:25AM

    like it, easy for you to type LOL

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Tuesday morning prework swim in therapy pool!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I am so excited to be able to go to the 92 degree therapy pool before work today. (It was closed the previous 2 Tuesdays and I really missed it. The outdoor pool at the gym has been really cold the last 10 days or so...If I get myself going in the morning I can go to the therapy pool at work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I plan to be there twice a week for as long as possible. I always feel better after spending at least 30 minutes in the pool. Today my goal is to spend a whole hour in there and perhaps spend half of it just relaxing and floating. I got a little stressed out this morning when I weighed myself as there was a 4 lb weight gain after this past week of relative inactivity and too much restaurant food. (Oh, that darn sodium.)

I made an appointment to see a lung specialist regarding my sleep problems and have to wait until September 22nd which actually is fairly soon. Sometimes those appoinments are scheduled 2 to 3 months out. I am supposed to bring a sleep diary for 2 weeks with me. Last night was a fairly good night with waking up (as far as I recall) only 3 times. I don't feel rested, however, and it probably was more often. I would love to go back to bed instead of to the pool and get another hour or so of sleep. I think there is some connection with the inactivity lately because of knee pain, allergies (high pollen counts) and weight gain. I hope I can have a sleep study after the consult with the lung specialist. emoticon

  
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VXWALL1942 8/31/2010 10:08PM

    Hope you enjoyed your time in the therapy pool. Sounds awesome!

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LUCKYGRANNY2 8/31/2010 1:50PM

    The therapy pool sounds wonderful. I can imagine how relaxing it must be. Good luck on getting the sleep study done; yeah, we've waited a few times for three months to get into a specialist. Good thing that we weren't dying!! LOL

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NJMATTICE 8/31/2010 9:57AM

    Enjoy your float!
-Nancy

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ATTABINOIR 8/31/2010 8:57AM

    Swimming is the best exercise as far as I am concerned. You do not feel sweaty ;)) you do not smell ;)) you can float and have total quiet ;)) and you feel good afterwards! Have a great day! When I have trouble sleeping, I go to sleep about 2 hours later than normal for a few days, until I get my sleeping pattern back on track. The older we get, the less sleep we need. Good luck with the joints!

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PLAYBLUES22 8/31/2010 7:23AM

    Hi Sweetie, haven't heard from you in awhile or when I log in I might just be missing you ,with keeping a sleep diary not only do you see how many hours you are sleeping but you can also monitor your stress level to see if that is what is hindering sleep

Good luck

Ronnie emoticon

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