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Keeping Up My Sparky Gung Ho Positive Attitude

Saturday, June 30, 2012

It's been very slow at work. But, I have been floating to the med/surg floors as a patient care tech. I've also floated to another hospital to work in their mom/baby unit. Some jobs have been eliminated. I'm holding on by being flexible and going with the flow. We will move to a temporary unit in January, while they build the new women's obstetrical center. The birth rate is down. Also, we are going to be on one floor and less staff will be needed. I've been fighting off fear and depression. Spark people has helped me immensely.

My Dad is very sick now. He's in the nursing home part of my parent's retirement community. Mom eats lunch and dinner with him most every day. He's got short term memory loss, seizures, tremors, and difficulty walking without assistance. He's getting great care, including occupational and physical therapy. Mom gave up her car. She's still able to live in an independent apartment.

Working on the medical/surgical floors has made me realize that there are people much sicker than my disabled husband. He has congestive heart failure, copd, and a head injury. But, he does pretty well, all things considered.

I had some post-menopausal spotting. I got it checked out. My pap smear and trans-vaginal ultrasound were normal. I was relieved. I have two aunts that had ovarian cancer, so I was a little worried.

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    So sorry to hear about your dad. Hope your mom can stay independent for a long time. :-)

    Hope you can keep on working by being flexible. That helps put things into perspective.

    I had some post-meno periods/spotting too last year and it's taken this long to get a specialist's appointment. I think mine was due to using Premarin cream and also drinking soy milk which contains plant estrogen, however my ultrasound didn't go well. They did not tell me to come to the hospital with a full bladder so they had to use a wand to take a peek inside my uterus. My family Dr. became concerned enough by the report (fibroids and could not see my left ovary) to send me for an MRI, but first to see a gynecologist. Luckily I have no cancer in my family history and I feel well, plus I'm taking care of myself so I'm not too worried.

    2049 days ago
    your bod is rockin, your tude is awesome, and i love coming by to check out our great artwork and inspirational pics - love you!
    2058 days ago
    Just want to give you emoticon and wish you best of luck , glad your tests were normal and prayers for you and your family
    btw you look awesome in that bikini :))
    2058 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/3/2012 2:54:47 PM
    WOW! YOu are rocking that hot pink bikini despite your challenges. Live strong all day long...
    2059 days ago
    Wow - what a lot to go through - sending blessings and good thoughts your way...

    PS - you look super!
    2060 days ago
  • WISDOM73
    Dear Bunny, I am sorry to hear about your current challenges. May the very best manifest for you and your loved ones. This being said I trust you can find within the strength to walk your path with faith and serenity. You have within ALL that you need in this moment to strive. Much love and light.
    2061 days ago
    You go girl.
    2061 days ago
    Looking Good! Hope you enjoy where they put you working and new mom's and babies.

    2061 days ago
    you look amazing in your bikini !!
    2061 days ago
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