Wednesday, June 29, 2011

10 on Tuesday

But wait, you say, it's not Tuesday! I know this, but I failed to get this post up yesterday, so there you go. I'm posting it on Wednesday and we're all just going to pretend for a moment that it's actually Tuesday. So, today is Tuesday (Wednesday) and it's time for 10 on Tuesday!

  1. My dad has now been moved from ICU to a private room. He is doing better than he was. He is off IV and catheter now, but still has a feeding tube in place due to not being able to swallow and, although it is better, his is still having difficulty with speech. A speech therapist is working with him for both his speech and swallowing. We're hoping he will be able to swallow without aspirating when he has another modified barium swallow on Thursday. His doctor told him that when he can swallow some thick liquids, he will let him go home. My dad is hoping to go home on Thursday. He did get a mini-pass yesterday and got to leave the hospital for an hour and a half after signing a statement that he would come back. He was a happy man then, lol!

  2. I broke down this week and purchased a Kindle. I'll admit I haven't wanted to get one. I'm definitely a person who likes the feel and smell of a real book, so I was a little resentful of electronic readers. My mom, though, got one a couple of months ago and, while my dad has been in the hospital, I've been playing with her Kindle. I decided I wanted one, so The Hubs and I purchased one on Friday night (we got ours from Walmart). And, I have to say, I love it! I have so far added about 37 books to my Kindle - a lot of classics like Alice in Wonderland and Pride and Prejudice. I've started reading Les Miserables, which is a book I've wanted to read for a long time, but never got around to. Loving it so far! And I'll retract my previous opinion and say the Kindle is AWESOME!!!!

  3. I also bought a Flip Camera Friday night. I've been wanting a video camera for a while and I love the Flip. It's very basic (no editing available) but it's perfect for me and the price was right - it's normally $129, but was on clearance for $89. Just right!

  4. We're changing insurance at my workplace as of July 1. I'm okay with the change. It doesn't really affect anything as far as my coverage. Or at least that's what I thought. I was looking at the list of medications that are formulary (insurance will cover the cost) and I noticed that Synthroid was not on the list. In fact, it was on the list of non-formulary medications and listed a generic. My doctor won't prescribe the generic (she actually stated it's not worth the time they take to make it), so I'm now confused at what to do. I spoke with my pharmacist and she said it should only be around $15 - $20, so not too bad. I hope she's right!

  5. Another thing I noticed on the formulary list is that, while follistim is a non-formulary medication, Gonal-F is formulary. Now, I don't know if this actually means anything for me, since our policy still doesn't cover IF treatment, but it's an interesting possibility nonetheless.

  6. Has anyone noticed that beautiful My Fitness Pal block over there -->? 10lbs. That's how much I've lost so far! Actually, 10.2lbs, but who's counting (ME!!!)? Haven't weighed this week, so I hope I've actually lost even more than that.

  7. Speaking of Synthroid, I have an appointment with my endocrinologist tomorrow. I don't yet have a blog name for her. I'm debating what to call her. She has a very dry personality - in fact, some people would say no personality - and she's very prim. I don't mind her (much) and I think she'll be pleased with my weight loss and I think my Hemoglobin A1C will be done below diabetic levels when they check it tomorrow!

  8. For the last 5 years (ever since we moved to the US), The Hubs and I have had a tradition of attending the fireworks display in our town on July 4th. We were looking forward to that very tradition this year, only to find out yesterday that, due to the drought conditions affecting South Georgia, there will be no fireworks display this year. It poured rain last night. In fact, it's rained a good bit this week. The county stated that the fireworks would be moved to later in the year. I told The Hubs that was like telling me "well, I know your birthday is in November but it falls around Thanksgiving, so we're going to move it to February, k?" I understand they're worried about fires starting (for anyone not in the know, Okefenokee Swamp in Waycross, Georgia is still on fire), but just don't bother with the display.

  9. The Hubs and I are trying to decide what to do for 4th of July now. We're thinking we may go to Savannah (if they're having their fireworks display). Or we may just stick closer to home and grill out. But we'll probably go somewhere for the day. Just not yet sure where :D

  10. I'm going to be booking tickets in the next week or so for The Hubs and I to go to Atlanta in late August to see Cirque du Soleil's Dralion! I'm very, very excited about this! In fact, I might possibly have already mentioned this, lol!

That's it for this week! Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

(Marissa at Eggs in a Basketcase)

Congratulations on your weight loss!!! You're doing GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your weightloss!

As far as I know, Sav is still having their fireworks. I live near there and our town is close enough that we do fireworks on saturday night to avoid the conflicts with Sav's show.

Kristin said...

So very glad your dad is doing better. Prayers still coming that way.

I desperately want an ereader...lucky you.

Your Flip camera should have the editing software loaded on it. It will automatically load itself on your computer when you plug it in to charge.

Huge congrats on your weight loss so far.

I would LOVE to see Cirque Du Soleil someday.

junebug said...

I'm glad to hear your father is doing better. I was wondering.

Congrats on the 10 pounds! That is fantastic!

I've been thinking about a Kindle for awhile now.

The smoke from the fires have been so bad that some days I have to do my workout at the gym. I would be coughing up a lung if I tried it outside.

I haven't heard about the fireworks around here yet for the 4th.

Anonymous said...

So glad your dad is doing better. I have thought about getting a kindle for a while too, but haven't bit the bullet. Let us know how you like it ;)

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