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Stages of grieving....
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      15 comments

I think I had started grieving before my sister died as she was sick most of this year. She was transferred to hospice and expected to die around Eastertime but got better for awhile but then got sick again. Her course was pretty level but eve... Read more
News of my sister's death came this morning....
Monday, November 29, 2010      50 comments

I was at work and had forgotten to turn off my cellphone. It rang and I saw the Duluth, MN area code and knew right away the reason for the call. My sister had just died one hour before. I left work within the hour and am going to have 3 paid... Read more
as I promised...a blog about the dangers of whirlpool spas....
Sunday, November 28, 2010      6 comments

I stepped on a dead person in a whirlpool about 20 years ago.... I also heard of a girl who got her hair caught in the drain in the whirlpool I go to almost every day... Also heard of a woman who slipped on the steps going into the whi... Read more
Don't light candles before bedtime....
Saturday, November 27, 2010      12 comments

Someone in one of my groups mentioned as part of her bedtime ritual that she lights a scented candle before going to bed.... DON'T DO THIS.... I have to warn you that is a very dangerous thing to do. My daughter fell asleep in her apa... Read more
Paying it forward....
Saturday, November 27, 2010      7 comments

I am taking my friend to get free bread and then we will shop for a few things at the store that are heavy like bottled water and milk. She doesn't drive and really appreciates it in this weather with slippery road and cold weather. In the sum... Read more
Forgot to blog on Turkey day......
Friday, November 26, 2010      3 comments

Took my girlfriend and hubby to a place called Q.Cumbers....a buffet style restaurant. They had a special turkey dinner with all the trimmings....I had no cooking and no clean-up....then we mozied over to the Old Navy store and I scored on a ni... Read more
It's Wednesday!!! and a 4 day weekend coming up...
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      1 comments

One of our supervisors is bringing in Pannera bagels (high carb and huge!!!) supposedly to get us in condition for the feast...???? I will try to eat half a bagel and bring my own coffee (cheaper and better than work place coffee or Superamer... Read more
Tuesday...turned in the SAO2 machine...
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      1 comments

I woke up suddenly last night at 2:30 a.m. and read the meter at 88%. I was surprised it could be under 90% while I was on the CPAP machine. The technician said it probably was lower than that just before I woke up. I just have to wait ... Read more
Tonight is secondnight on sleep challenge and SAO2 monitoring...
Monday, November 22, 2010      2 comments

An oxygen saturation monitor was delivered to me at work today...on testing and showing me how it works my resting SAO2 was only 92 which I found a bit alarming. I havebeen short of breath lately and am hoping it isn't a sign of some new malady... Read more
First night on Sleep Challenge....
Monday, November 22, 2010      2 comments

I slept only 7 hours but my goal is 8 hours. I did stay asleep once I got there (in bed). Had some problems getting rid of leak of CPAP mask around the eyes and finally fixed it with gauze laid around my nose where it was leaking. (Guess my n... Read more
No swimming today...we are iced in....
Sunday, November 21, 2010      7 comments

Overnight it rained and froze on the roads....many accidents overnight....I decided to stay home today and am glad I did the grovery shopping yesterday. I have plenty to do around the house to keep me busy including exercising as I have a... Read more
Lazy Saturday....
Saturday, November 20, 2010      5 comments

We got a late start today and didn't leave the house until afternoon. Hubby and I went to Fantastic Sam's for haircuts. (Mine is a little shorter than I wanted but after I washed it and blowdried it, I was pretty happy with it. I got some con... Read more
Yeah!!!! Friday!!!!
Friday, November 19, 2010      7 comments

My coworker did not show up this week (she has been gone about 3 months now. Every Monday she is supposed to come back and that happened again this week....she is supposed to come back next Monday.... we will see. I hope she is okay. I tried ... Read more
Is it really Thursday???? Next week is a 3-day work week!!!
Thursday, November 18, 2010      5 comments

When I used to work at the hospital (I am now in the hospital billing department) we rarely were allowed to take the day after Thanksgiving off. I feel like my move to billing has brought a lot of perks with it....like getting New Year's Eve da... Read more
CPAP compliance is excellent....
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      6 comments

My report from the machine showed I had 93% compliance which is considered excellent for the first month of use of the CPAP machine. I do have concerns about the face mask but I have trouble keeping my mouth shut and breathing through the mouth... Read more

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