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A great day...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      5 comments

I am getting the last minute things done. Found I need to be n.p.o. from midnight even though my surgery isn't until 2:45 in the afternoon. I suppose they will put in an iv so I don't dehydrate too much. That's a long time without food or wat... Read more
2 days without Lasix; 2 days without allergic skin reaction....
Monday, May 17, 2010      5 comments

I feel relieved to know why I had burning arms that sent me with a panic attack to the ER. I also had 4 more days of suddenly having my arms, face, neck and who knows what else turn red and itchy. Definitely am calling internist today to get a... Read more
Slept well last night..good weigh-in this a.m.
Sunday, May 16, 2010      10 comments

Lost 2.6 lb since yesterday morning. I think the gain was partly due to discontinuing diuretic but also watched sodium intake. Feeling rested this a.m. and so will get busy doing some laundry and packing for my hospital and rehab stay. I prob... Read more
Not taking rashes today....
Saturday, May 15, 2010      4 comments

I plan on skipping the Lasix dose again tomorrow and seeing if I have no rash again. It was nice that I didn't have to take Benadryl to get rid of the hot red rash all over my arms, face and neck like I did three times this week at work. ... Read more
Possible Lasix (diuretic) allergy....
Saturday, May 15, 2010      6 comments

I had my ambulance ride to the ER last week on Monday...because of burning in my arm then both arms....then 3 times since then I have had my arms turn red and face, neck, etc. with itching. I treated myself the last 3 times with Benadryl and ha... Read more
One week to knee replacement....
Friday, May 14, 2010      6 comments

A week from now I will be NPO from midnight. Surgery is not until 2:00 p.m. and the instructions from the hospital say I don't have to be n.p.o. quite that long. I will double check with my doctor's office just in case they don't agree. A fri... Read more
Knee replacement in 8 days. Whoo-hoo!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010      4 comments

Getting nervouser but trying to remember that to-do list. Got an Rx written by my internist for the gym membership hold but it was not written correctly. I will have the orthoopedist's office do that instead. Have to talk to them also about t... Read more
9 days to knee replacement surgery....
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      7 comments

Gotta pack my bags and get that to-do list done. Still need to preregister at the hospital. Getting things taken care of. This weekend will be straighten up the house and last minute shopping for supplies. I have taken the day off the day be... Read more
More good news from internist and vascular surgeon...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      7 comments

I had my preop today and it is all systems go for the knee surgery. I had ultrasound of the veins in both legs and no surgery is required (I was worried about vein stripping, etc). I was told to LOSE WEIGHT and wear support hose. I told t... Read more
Getting excited and a bit nervous about the upcoming surgery....
Monday, May 10, 2010      7 comments

Let go and let God...I have heard this before. And that is what I need to do. So much planning and preparation. Lots of paperwork and coordination. I have planned a driver to take me to the hospital. I told my husband he should stay home ca... Read more
Exercising as much as possible before surgery....
Sunday, May 09, 2010      8 comments

I know after the knee replacement surgery (in 12 days) I will have difficulty moving and I think the stronger my muscles are beforehand the better it will be for my recovery. I am not looking forward to the pain but trust my caregivers to keep ... Read more
Great news!!!!
Friday, May 07, 2010      15 comments

My knee replacement surgery (which would have to wait until January of next year if FMLA rules were in effect) was scheduled after I agreed to be layed off. It turns out the timeframe requested by the company exactly matches my full time disabi... Read more
Impending trouble at work..possible layoffs///
Thursday, May 06, 2010      9 comments

I work for the largest healthcare company in Minnesota and today we are having a "big meeting" where a program of voluntary layoffs and use of PTO for the month of June is being proposed. I have only 44 hours of PTO saved up and they are going ... Read more
8-yr old computer has lost it's get up and go
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      6 comments

Last night I spent over an hour trying to get on line, but this morning was about 15 minutes. I think my old clunker (about 8 years old?) is going to bite the dust one of this mornings and I will go into spark withdrawal!!! For now, it's all g... Read more
Quick not cooperating this a.m.....
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      13 comments

I have to leave in 10 minutes for work. Yesterday morning I ended up getting to work just in time but apparently had a flare up of fibromyalgia and a panic attack. I had chest pains as I got out of my car and felt weak, had burning left arm fe... Read more

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