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KymmieL

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Jackie C.
1 hour ago, ShawnaLeigh said:

I have never smoked nor have even tried it.  I have never liked being around it due to parents that would smoke in the car with us kids, in winter, with the windows up.  It was truly a torture for me.

 

This situation here is why I have asthma (and a couple other autoimmune problems). Don't poison the newborn. They will not thank you for it later in life.

 

I respect your right to do anything you like to and/or with your own body. However, I also ask that you respect the rights of everyone else not to have to absorb the fallout from your choices.

 

Hugs!

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Donnie_1961

Good Morning, World! I had the night off from work yesterday. I'm not used to sleeping at night but I did. Sitting here in front of my laptop computer with a qup-a-quafee in my hand. I love my Mr. Coffee maker. He is faithful. And always makes me feel satisfied. Even though he can be a little bit of a drip sometimes.

What to do today? I know I have to work tonight. I don't have to be there til 10pm but I usually show up 2 hrs earlier. I don't like being late for anything. It eliminates the "Hurry up! You're Late!" anxiety form the equation. Why stress yourself if you don't have to. Besides it allows me the opportunity visit with my patients. I work on a rehabilitation unit.

A few months ago I had patient who's grandson was trans MTF. She often spent the night sleeping in the chair in her . grandma's room. They were very close. The grandma was very supportive of her granddaughter. She was a cool 1960's hipster granny. I got the feeling that the granddaughter was living with the grandma because her family wasn't accepting of her desire to transition. She was very cute, shy and slender with long brown hair that she deliberately seemed to drape over half of her face. Her face lit up like a light bulb when I h The granddaughter was worried about losing her grandma. I reassured her that her grandma was going to be OK. Her broken hip will mend and she will be able to take her home in a few days.

I love my job. It is part of who I am.

My payroll direct deposit doesn't go in til tonight.

 

I did some rollerblading on Saturday for about two hours. It was a good work out.  I was a little concerned that the extra weight that I'm carrying would cause me to be off balance and fall. But I did quite well. I've been rather lazy all winter. I didn't go to the ice skating rink like I usually do. I'm actually pretty darn good on the ice.(It helps that I was raised in upstate New York on a farm with a pond that iced over in the winter.)  Now I've got to work the flab off of my thighs and butt. Fat distribution is a pain in the ass! 

I've got to stop procrastinating on my artwork. Every time I have a weekend off I tell myself that I'm going to work on finishing the first issue of my comic book "The Specials". It's been quite a while since the last time I submitted anything new to DriveThruComics.com

I put up the teaser issue of the comic but nothing more. I've had writer's block before. I don't want to go through that again.

I've got 2 weeks of vacation time coming up. Maybe that would be a good chance to get to work on it?

I noticed that there is a section on this forum for poetry. It's any to a good a place as churn my creative juices.

 

I'll catch a couple of hours sleep this afternoon so I'll be fresh for work tonight.

Ya'll have a wonderful day!

 

Be safe. Be smart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Donnie_1961

I'm logging out. It's 8:21 am. I've got stuff to do. Mostly laundry. Uniforms I have to wash.

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TammyAnne
19 hours ago, Donnie_1961 said:

I had to look that up.

A party that takes place in a public bathroom. ... That potty party was cool! We must've sat on toilets all night! #toilet#party#potty#poop#bathroom. by TheDerpo 
 
I was thinking more of a 1960's Potty Party. Smoking a joint and listening to some Bob Dylan.

Well it's actually just a play on the Boston accent: party is pronounced "pahty" sounding like "potty." I for one don't party in the potty.

TA

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Jani

I used to skate on the lake we live on when I was younger also.  So much fun!  When I was in the Navy I worked the night shift; it has a different vibe to it than days or afternoons.  Enjoy your nap later on.  Have a good day Donnie!

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TammyAnne
3 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

 

This situation here is why I have asthma (and a couple other autoimmune problems). Don't poison the newborn. They will not thank you for it later in life.

 

I respect your right to do anything you like to and/or with your own body. However, I also ask that you respect the rights of everyone else not to have to absorb the fallout from your choices.

 

Hugs!

Another former smoker here.

I've been quit for so long that it's completely behind me. But in the early days of quitting I was very repulsed by smoke.

Now I just move away from it. But then many parts of the country smoking is becoming rarer.

TA

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Debra Michelle

Went in for my eye exam which I do have done each year.Eye doctor did see something with my left eye, astigmatism and told me time for glasses or surgery.Decided on the glasses which are on order.There was no way they were going to stick something in my eye to fix it.I did see a few of the letters were blurry

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Jani

I'm going to need eye surgery this year for early onset of cataracts due to my medication.  I've been terrified of this but have been told by many (including my parents) that its quick, simple and painless.  So my fear has been ramped down considerably.  My spouse had Lasik surgery years ago (very similar) and she experienced no pain or side effects.  So when the time comes don't be fearful.    

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Debra Michelle

I will get used to wearing glasses.With me being 41,I knew this eye exam was needed and knew the vision problems were going to start sometime.

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Suzanne1
3 hours ago, Jani said:

I'm going to need eye surgery this year for early onset of cataracts due to my medication.  I've been terrified of this but have been told by many (including my parents) that its quick, simple and painless.  So my fear has been ramped down considerably.  My spouse had Lasik surgery years ago (very similar) and she experienced no pain or side effects.  So when the time comes don't be fearful.    

While this has not exactly been my own experience, I see no reason for terror.  Certainly, cataract surgery is one of the more commonly performed opthalmic surgeries.

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Susan R
6 hours ago, Jani said:

I've been terrified of this but have been told by many (including my parents) that its quick, simple and painless.

My wife had both her eyes done last year, Jani. She would agree with your parents.  It sounds scary to me but I’m a ‘needle phobic’ so I would be hard pressed to even have the first part of it done.

 

Note: she has better vision now than ever before and would tell you it was worth the trouble.

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ShawnaLeigh
9 hours ago, Debra Michelle said:

Eye doctor did see something with my left eye, astigmatism and told me time for glasses or surgery.

I have one in each eye and my vision is "almost" bad enough to need glasses full time to read.  I was given contacts to try but they were weighted so regardless of how they were put in they would spin to align the contact with the astigmatism.  I could not get used to the "objects" in my eye constantly and kept rubbing my eyes.  Weighted contacts are way thinker then regular one I am told.   I have glasses but only to read and not full time.

They never once said the word surgery though...

 

Great appointment with my HRT doctor yesterday (as Shawna) and received another recommendation letter towards my Orchi.  That's two now and I want a third from my PCP doctor as well which is this Thursday.

Only 7 weeks more of this pain and discomfort!

(Sigh)

Well day two with my coffee back and I am coming back to normal Shawna.  Witchy Shawna was no body's friend.  LOL

Have a great day all!

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Charlize

I had one eye done Jani and will do the other is it needs doing in time. No pain and a quick recovery.

Sounds like the path is opening up Shewna.  

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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Cyndee
11 hours ago, Jani said:

I'm going to need eye surgery this year for early onset of cataracts due to my medication.  I've been terrified of this but have been told by many (including my parents) that its quick, simple and painless.  So my fear has been ramped down considerably.  My spouse had Lasik surgery years ago (very similar) and she experienced no pain or side effects.  So when the time comes don't be fearful.    

 

Good luck with this Jani, we would not want you to miss out here :)

 

Hugs

 

C

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KymmieL
3 hours ago, ShawnaLeigh said:

I have one in each eye and my vision is "almost" bad enough to need glasses full time to read.  I was given contacts to try but they were weighted so regardless of how they were put in they would spin to align the contact with the astigmatism.  I could not get used to the "objects" in my eye constantly and kept rubbing my eyes.

 

I have worn glasses since I was in my early 20s. I haven't tried contacts I couldn't stand anything in my eyes. I have a bad enough time just putting in eye drops. Let alone contacts.

 

Well today and tomorrow I have the closing shift. same with next week. Our other Asst manager is learning to open the store. So what do I do when I could sleep in. I'm already up. damn body. LOL.

 

Well guys and gals it is showing 12 on the patio fence. with blowing snow. I think my blockers are causing me to be cold most of the time. Well it must be the price I have to pay to be who I am.

 

Stay warm everyone.

 

Hugs

Kymmie

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Jackie C.

I noticed the same thing with my estridiol. Until the hot flashes stated pre-surgery I was usually wearing a couple of layers. On the plus side, cuddling up under a couple of blankets is one of the great joys of winter so...

 

Hugs!

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ShawnaLeigh
1 hour ago, KymmieL said:

I think my blockers are causing me to be cold most of the time. Well it must be the price I have to pay to be who I am.

OMG I am freezing all the time now. Lat fall when I started I was wearing a full compliment of sweat pants and t shirt and hoodie to bed.  LOL

Socks I have always worn to bed except in summer.

Vermont is not the warmest state either even in the summer.  LOL

 

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ShawnaLeigh
35 minutes ago, ShawnaLeigh said:

OMG I am freezing all the time now. Lat fall when I started I was wearing a full compliment of sweat pants and t shirt and hoodie to bed.  LOL

Socks I have always worn to bed except in summer.

Vermont is not the warmest state either even in the summer.  LOL

 

But I also lost over a 100 pounds of winter padding too.  LOL

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MetaLicious
45 minutes ago, ShawnaLeigh said:

But I also lost over a 100 pounds of winter padding too.  LOL

I wonder if that's why I am so cold all the time. I've managed to shed 30 lbs myself (yay!) and I gone from being hot all the time to "can't get warm unless i'm in the tub"...

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ShawnaLeigh
3 hours ago, MetaLicious said:

I wonder if that's why I am so cold all the time. I've managed to shed 30 lbs myself (yay!) and I gone from being hot all the time to "can't get warm unless i'm in the tub"...

I literally can not seem to generate heat any longer.  Being heavy I was always warm.  Sweaty all the time during summer.  
Now my hands and feet feel like they are going to break off from being frozen.  Lol

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Donnie_1961

Good Morning! I just got home from work. I started the coffee maker. (It's programmable. But that's kinda like programming your vcr. It's a no brainier to just hit the record button.) I let my cell phone at work yesterday. But I survived a day without. I'm not one of those people who would have a nervous breakdown if I didn't have my phone.

Good night at work. Nobody died. Didn't have to send anyone to the hospital. And nobody fell out of bed. All my patients slept. With the exception of one patient who is as much a night owl as I am. He just visited with me all night, drank coffee and I allowed him to go outside for the occasional cigarette. He also had some laundry for me to do. I usually do about 7 loads of sheets and bedding a night when things are quiet. Then I fold bibs, napkins and table cloths. I'm not much for sitting around  doing nothing. I like to keep busy. I do my patient rounds every two hours and make sure everyone is ok. 

I received a nice gift from the members of the resident council. A brand new coffee cup. I'll get some use out of it.

 

I've got a few thing to do this morning then I'll catch some shuteye before going back in tonight.

Y'all have a wonderful day!

 

Be safe. Be smart.

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TammyAnne

Good morning everyone!

Beautiful sunrise this morning, coffee is finished and I'm feeling energetic. Well, a little anyway.

Been sleeping well the past few nights. But also having interesting dreams in which I go in for Orchidectomy surgery. One dream had me having three testicles to remove!

I'm about to get my day started, so let me wish you all well!

TA

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KymmieL

Good Friday morning everyone. Well my Friday anyway. Actually slept good last night only had to get up once to pee. I wore sleep pants and seemed to help keep me warm. vs what I usually wear which is very little. Then again We didn't have a cold wind pounding on the bedroom wall all night.

 

Now I know the reason I hate closing. It can be boring. which it was last night. Got most of the closing done early then nothing.

 

Everyone stay warm as normal.

 

Kymmie

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Willow

Good morning everyone 

 

had two cups of black dark roast this morning.

 

@Donnie_1961 those are wonderful pictures you posted. Very natural.

 

my stress level is rather high right now.  And when my stress level gets this high I tend to freeze.  No, not cold temperature but unable to do the things I need to do.  I’m in the middle of a project at home and I just can’t get going on the next step.  
 

Stress also makes my dysphoria worse.  This much stress over whelms my anti depression meds, but even if I could take an extra, it takes a week to make a difference and usually by then I’m naturally better.  I just have to find a way to push through this. 
 

Willow

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KathyLauren

We had to take the hound to the vet to have a growth on her tail removed.  Since she had to be there early, we had breakfast out.  Strawberry waffles, Mmm!

 

Since we were in town anyway, I went to the government office to get new license plates for the car.  They lent me a screwdriver to remove the old ones, but it didn't fit the bolts.  A nice young man in the next parking stall got out a wrench and removed them for me.  He was still there when I came out with the new plates, so he helped again with his wrench.

 

I don't mind a bit when men are chivalrous. :)

 

Regards,

Kathy

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