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Old 10-25-2012, 01:38 AM   #3561
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Thanks, Everyone.

I feel a little (actually a lot) bad for airing yet another health problem here when so many of you are going through worse. It's just that at night I don't have my TB here to look after me and I am getting so frustrated.

I will try to contact my own doctor's office tomorrow but she usually isn't in on Thursday and I know the clinic will just say to go to the ER and I am not sitting there for 9 hours. I can try the cardiologist's office but he didn't seem to give me much time when I had an appointment.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:44 AM   #3562
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Thanks, Everyone.

I feel a little (actually a lot) bad for airing yet another health problem here when so many of you are going through worse. It's just that at night I don't have my TB here to look after me and I am getting so frustrated.

I will try to contact my own doctor's office tomorrow but she usually isn't in on Thursday and I know the clinic will just say to go to the ER and I am not sitting there for 9 hours. I can try the cardiologist's office but he didn't seem to give me much time when I had an appointment.
Laurie, don't feel bad! We are your friends and we want to listen and help where we can.
Everyone has problems but it's good to talk and have support.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:34 AM   #3563
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Odette is right, there is no reason to feel bad.

Sheesh, it is too late to edit and I just saw my stupid typo in my last message. Grrrrr. I'm getting old. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:41 AM   #3564
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Laurie, I am on the lowest dosage possible short of not taking anything. And I still have hematomas. I just tell folks I am the poster child for "Abuse The Elderly." Half the residents in this building have the bruises. My biggest problem with them is when I bang one of them and break the skin. You would think I sliced open an artery. I had one doctor send me to Dermatology to find out if it had anything to do with the psoriasis. They came back with the diagnosis of phlebitis. Huh? Then I had another doctor tell me I was in denial of being abused by my family. I have had them so bad that I had bruises from my elbows down to the top of my hands. Little by little my cardio reduced my blood thinners. Now I only get small bruises. Small than a penny. but when I do break one, it will bleed just like the big ones. And boy do those suckers hurt once the skin is broken.

But if you are concerned, by all means talk to your doctor. As you age, you lose collegen. Not only in your skin, but your arteries and other parts of your body. Because your arteries and veins are now thinner due to the lack of the collegen, it doesn't take much to cause the blood to seep through to just under the skin. Just rubbing your arms when you feel a chill can bring on a bruise. I never did get a satisfactory explanation from my doctors. Yet none of them showed any concern. It was my son who explained it all to me with pictures, none the less. One of the benefits my son had in having me for a mother, when he was studying medicine at Yale, he concentrated on the subjects that ailed me. As my medical proxy, he wanted to be able to discuss about what was in my best interest. And bruises were one of them.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #3565
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I don't WANT to go to school! I want to go back to bed - or at least have the hope of a massage at the end of the day. Neither is happening. I got another new student 30 minutes before school was out yesterday. All I know about him is his first name. Today I have kids until 12:30. Then parent conferences start at 1 and go until 7. Sometime today I'm supposed to get my van out of the shop & return my fancy rental. Don't know that that will happen either.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #3566
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Darn it I hate ironing! Would rather scrubs toilets without gloves I hate it so much!!!!
Thank goodness I'm done.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:02 AM   #3567
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As a retired corporate finance guy, I grew up on spreadsheets, they were my life. I started with Lotus 1-2-3 and graduated to Excel. I still use them today for everything from managing financial info to tracking medications, comparing recipes.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #3568
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I think we've got rats, just heard something in the ceiling. That would explain the little black specks on my kitchen floors every morning. Must be rat droppings! I wasn't sure, I'm as blind as a bat. All I have to do to have an affair is remove my glasses lol!
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:02 AM   #3569
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As a retired corporate finance guy, I grew up on spreadsheets, they were my life. I started with Lotus 1-2-3 and graduated to Excel. I still use them today for everything from managing financial info to tracking medications, comparing recipes.

Not quite sure how this becomes a petty vent there Andy. I look at using speadsheets as an extension of my brain. I keep several sheets/ categories that are simply lists as references rather than expecting them to perform any other tasks. Although, a simple grocery list can be alpha- ordered or dated.

As a single guy, it is not worthwhile to run up to Costco frequently. I add to my Costco list until it does. I can also Date when/ how many coffee cans or somesuch I need to buy or plan to have on hand until my next trip. Right now I have 9 items on an Asian market shopping list. My goal is to have 10 things and make an out of way trip in that direction. I suppose adding Bok Choy would do it, but I think that's cheating.

I read a lot of blogs and many topics. More than I care to book mark as faves. I keep them on a spreadsheet. Excel will go past the www's and alphabetize them. I date these too, per when I last read one. Then I don't have to guess how far back I'm reading and can stop at the last time I looked at one or if it's a decently organized blog, pick up where I left off and read to the present. I can keep separate sub-groups, same page, for specialty blogs, such as BBQ blogs or forums.

I think spreadsheets can be useful for more than number crunching.

The only thing they don't tell me is to Stop Sitting at the computer and get up and vaccuum out the cold air / floor registers. I don't need a reminder that now that its cooler the furnace might run more efficiently if there was less cat hair and dust circulating.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #3570
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Whiskadoodle, it's because we were talking about spreadsheets earlier in this thread. You know we have a hard time staying on topic.

BTW, do you have a smartphone? A lot of us are using an app called "Our Groceries" for shopping lists. It's very nifty. If you want, I'll find the link.
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