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I saw my foot doctor Friday, no more packing the incision, just some neosporian and a band-aid.  I graduated to wearing my trusty boot (from when the foot was broken) instead of heel walking and  damn walker.  I can drive wearing that thing - legally I probably can't but they have to catch me doing it.

We stopped by work so I could get my pay check.  Seems when you are out on "something" (they have not approved my non-FMLA leave request), they disable your badge.  Made me a bit nervous.  Then my desk had been packed up (insert panic here).  My desk was packed up because of a site-wide move.  I have a new manager now, the one who does not manage.

That all does not mean they won't deny my request and once I come back to work, let me know I won't need to come back to work.

Tonight was probably the last IV push I need.  Unless something happens and the "your foot will become more infected and fall off" doctor prescribes more.  Mark will be happy.  We will still need to push saline and heperin into the PICC line until we can get a doctor to order it taken out. 

I've just about gotten caught up on ER.  It is kinda strange to hear a drug named there that I have on my dining room table.  Good old Heperin.

Insert whine here:  I was one of 3 of us who were on the "fun committee",  We organized the pot-lucks, I took care of the good bye cards when one of us would be leaving.  I have been out of work for two weeks.  I think I was supposed to go out and buy my own get well card and sign it from everyone.  The team is dismantled now, while on paper it still exists, bodies are scattered to the wind.

Enough whining.
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Things are looking much better.  I am home.

I did have the surgery to get the ick out.  My dressing has to be changed everyday and the pocket (where the ick was) packed lightly.  It wasn't MRSA just a staph infection that still requires some heavy duty antibiotics.

They put the PICC line in Monday morning, there was no getting around that.  Mark got trained last night how to prep and deliver my drugs.  The meds have to be mixed up before I can have them.  Wound care came by to change the dressing and teach Mark (he was less than thrilled about this part) as it was not usually their policy to come everyday.  Just might have to this time.  He'll do it if push comes to shove.

Still off the foot. I can cheat and walk on the heel, the surgery was on the ball of my foot.  I have a handy dandy walker to get me around the house.

This puts such a crimp in my spring plans.  But it is nice to be able to stay up and watch something on tv past 9 pm.
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Back story - I noticed after the wedding last weekend that the top of my left foot was puffy and tender to the touch.  I honestly just thought it was from wearing big girl shoes for so long.

I had been having pain on the bottom of my foot when I pushed in the clutch.  That was from the planters wart I had aquired somewhere along the way. 

By Sunday I had sausage toes and a blister had developed under my toes, the blister looked black.  I trotted off to the docs who trotted me off to x-ray.  X-ray thought I had a bone infection so off to MRI land.  I fail at MRIs since I couldn't keep my toes perfectly still - yeah, I kept going to sleep.

Foot really hurts at this point and I gamely drive home.  The next day begins the day of battling with Ortho.  I had used this office in April when I had broken my foot.  Turns out, they had never been paid.  Affter a day of going round and round, I just gave up and paid them.  By the afternoon, I knew I did not have a bone infection but cellulitus. 

I couldn't get into see the new cellulitus doctor until Thursday.  I spent Wednesday and Thursday with my left foot up on my desk and my boss telling me I could go home.

By the time I got to the doctor, I could hardly hobble in.  He did a culture off the blister and cut the roof of the blister off.  That smarted a bit.  My new rules were if my blood sugar got out of control, more pain, more swelling, chills, fever to call and come back to the office.  By 4 am Friday morning, I knew I was not going to work - there had been quite a bit of crawling to and from the bathroom because I couldn't put any weight on my foot.  Off to the doctors I go with Mark in tow, in my jammies.

The doctor sent me to the ER for some iv antibiotics and an MRI to see if there was a pocket of infection.  6 hours in the ER and I finally got a bed. 

More later.
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I've been cheating on LJ over at Facebook.  I am a bit addictied to Hatchlings. an app where I spend countless hours searching for eggs that hatch into different things.

Friday I drove to Spokane for [info]beanpop 's wedding to Zeb.  I drove the first 50 miles twice since I forgot my dress.  She was beautiful, Zeb was handsome and thier vows were touchng and from the heart. - tears I told you to stop already.  Her father had written a letter to her when he knew he would not be alive for her wedding and that had been framed.  Tears, we have had this discussion before.  You can see how much Zeb loves her and he loves here for being Karen, the total package.  And, she loves him in the same way.

Her mother is adorable (and I using her recipe for nachos at work tomorrow).   Her bridesmaids did all the heavy lifting during the reception - pouring the wine for the toasts, making sure everything was perfect

I used this weekend as an excuse to stay away from home and work on the 2006 taxes.  I was not easily distracted there - the internet connection sucked so I was not playing Hatchlings.

We are mssing some W2.  Which has prompted a search (and organization) of previous year's taxes.
 

Best Wishes Karen and Zeb!!!

The update

Feb. 1st, 2009 07:37 am
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I spoke with one of Group Health's nurses last night to see if I really needed to go back to the ER.  We decided that if conditions increased (the amount of blood had decreased) to go but it was ok to wait until I see my regular Dr. on Monday.

So I decided not to go, broke the no food for 24 hours about 9:30 w/ dry English muffins, no terrible results.  I am sure there is going to be a scope invasion soon to try and see why.  Joy joy, another Sunday trapped in the bathroom, another Sunday with no food but clear liquids.

Thanks for all your good thoughts.
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I really do feel terrible.

You might get icked out )



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that I put my days left of Bush ticker on my user page.  The number seemed so big and I never thought the numbers would drop.

Today, it says 1.  Tomorrow at 11:55, the shrub is pruned for the final time.  History will judge him and it won't be kindly. 

I am giddy over the prospect of tomorrow (and seeing the shrub get on that helicopter for the final time) and still scared that something will go terribly wrong....
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In the month of December we have gotten over 10 inches of snow, usually on my days off.  I will admit itcan be fun making your own lane on the highway at 5 am.  The side roads?  One giantic mess.  I kept getting stuck trying to get into my driveway and getting out.  I finally begged Mark to shovel the street so I have a fighting chance getting out of the driveway and could drive along the ruts. 

The plow came yesterday, just in time for the melting rains.  Mark had to shovel out the driveway again so I could get in and out.  I drove to work yesterday as if nothing was wrong only to get to work and realize that there was nothing wrong with my wiper, that was ice on the window.  Ignorance can be bliss I guess.

My contract with Amazon was to end January 3.  Everyone got extended 1 week so that they could give the ones not being extended through the month of January 2 weeks notice.  I'm extended but a couple of my friends weren't.  We will have to have a party on the 10th for those not going back and for those who have gotten the next round of 2 week notices.

My sister (the ungrateful one) seem to have "made up".  I called her about a mutual friends death and we are easing into a relationship.  I sent her son (my nephew) a gift card for Christmas, she had Michael call me Friday to thank me.  This is a nephew that I barely know anything about other than he is into transformers and he got a Wii from Santa.  Baby steps but I love having her in my life again.  I missed her.

I do get a bonus check from Amazon of 1.00 for every hour we worked during Q4.  We didn't have the overtime this year.  There were no manditory 1/2 hour lunches, minimum 10 hours of overtime per week.  There was nothing.  I did one supplemental and was bored silly.

Why am I awake on my day off?

BTW

Dec. 24th, 2008 10:41 am
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Happy holidays to all.  Keep safe,

Nic, sell off what I sent you.  Use the money on you.

Snow

Dec. 24th, 2008 10:31 am
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Yo,, whomever is in charge... you can end the snow fall.  Skip over the freezing rain, skip the additional inches tonight.  I am done.  I am tired of getting stuck in front of my house - a snow blow would be nice.  The ruts are so deep and my car is so low I bottom out.

And quick calling me at t he big A.  There is weather, there are issues, nothing will get there tomorrow.  Chill.
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This has come up a few times since the big A pays recruitment bonuses - if you send a friend to work there, they work the entire time they are supposed to (for example until 1/5/09) - and if you have friends who you know are looking for work - you let them know, right?  

Would you go out of your way to make sure they know?  Would you actively campaign for them to be hired if you had any pull with any manager/hiring person? 

And this isn't just at the big A - how would you handle the hiring of friends if you were in the position to hire? 

Call volume is not there so this is what we talk about.  That and the latest Britney news LOL
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But it won't be here until November 5th.

At least I will be home, either celebrating or packing my bags for Canada.

I am weak

Oct. 29th, 2008 10:20 am
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I have ordered the Kindle. 
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I really really really want a Kindle.  Really.  Right now, Oprah has a $50.00 promo code.  It is still alot of money.   Mark didn't even blink when I said I wanted one, he just said buy it.  I thought it would be great to take to Sturgis - only 1 thing instead of stashing books so I have something to read.  Would cut down on my pile of books that I want to read, downloads are 10.00 per.  But, paperbacks are less than that.

I need to go back to tech and see if they will let me play with one (or at least hold it). 
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A bit of light humor while we all watch the markets tank.

Subject: Stock


If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock one year
ago,you would have $49 left.

With Fannie Mae, you would have $2.50 left of the original
$1,000.

With AIG, you would have less than $15 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago,
drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum
recycling

REFUND, you would have $214 cash.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to
drink heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg

Ahhhh

Sep. 27th, 2008 08:15 am
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Paul Newman died.  I knew he was sick but put all thoughts of him actually dying out of my mind.
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We get alerts from TicketMaster.  Robert Plant and Alison Krauss  are coming to Seattle.  While I am not a huge fan of Alison Krauss, I would have loved to have the chance of seeing Robert Plant.

Unless, he wants to put the Led back together.
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