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A Busy Day

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

1. Took recyclables, scrap paper to be burned, cans and dirty laundry to the basement and put them where them where they belong
2. Sorted dirty laundry
3. Got a basket of clean clothes ready to take to the nursing home
4. Got stuff for Mom to take over for reimbursement
5. Got my medicines together to take to doctor's appointment
6. Wrote down questions I want to ask the nurse practitioner
7. Went to see Mom
8. Gathered her dirty laundry
9. Got reimbursed for things
10. Mom was getting her hair done, so I took her to the dining hall afterwards.
11. Loaded a basket of dirty laundry into my van
12. Unloaded Mom's laundry and brought into the house
13. Took the basket to the basement
14. Wrote appointment on calendar and called my husband and wrote his MRI appointment on the calendar
15. Sorted Mom's dirty laundry
16. Dried a load of dark-colored clothing
17. Washed a load of lights
18. Went to the pharmacy and picked up prescriptions
19. Went grocery shopping

It was sleeting when I left the nursing home.

I haven't picked up my prescriptions yet. I felt sort of nauseous at the nursing home, so I came home, ate lunch and slept. Sleep has been very fleeting with this intertrigo skin infection. I was given two creams to use and have to go back in two weeks after doing fasting blood work. I didn't realize I had an order to get lab work done and hadn't done it. It was hanging on the refrigerator when I got home.

I slept in the recliner after lunch. I think I have been greatly stressed by this skin infection. The nurse practitioner said that yeast is naturally on our skin. Once I start on the creams, then I will get back to exercising again.

My husband's MRI is this Friday. Our daughter called us last night and asked for a loan. Her husband is in the Army Guard and wasn't paid for guard duty he did because it isn't in the budget, so they are having to do a lot of paperwork to try to get the pay he is due. Their car broke down and they were overdrawn. They have an exchange student staying with them.

I feel so tired. My best efforts with this infection still left me with an oozing mess and plenty of laundry to do. I think now, that I will be able to sleep having all my questions answered and using the proper medicine. I haven't been going out in public, not even to church because this infection stinks. Though I kept clean, I was afraid someone might smell it. It smells like rotting flesh.

I am so glad to finally get relief. With my husband doctoring for his feet, I didn't make an appointment to be seen. I probably spent as much doing extra laundry as I would have for one co-pay. The nurse practitioner said not to feel bad about it because it is easy to get and yet makes one feel miserable. I probably got it after being on Amoxicillin for strep throat.

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    I am sorry to hear that you are suffering so. I will definitely include you in my prayers. Try to get as much rest as possible.
    1846 days ago
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    I am praying that you will recover soon from your infection. I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering from it so.
    1847 days ago
    Take care of yourself. You have a lot going on and need to try and take it in stride. I will keep you and yours in my prayers. emoticon
    1847 days ago
    I hope the cream starts working and you feel better real soon! You did have a very busy day!!
    1847 days ago
    sending a big hug because I know how you feel about the infection. You aren't dirty, life just crept up on you.
    Here's to complete recovery very soon
    1847 days ago
    That IS a busy day. My daughter and I joke about the laundry. We'll say, 'I'm caught up with the laundry" and then laugh maniacally. Cuz you KNOW, you turn around and there's more.
    I pray you get relief and healing from the infection, poor dear. Take care of yourself! There's only one YOU.
    1848 days ago
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