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RE:Welcome to August Chat
(Date Posted:08/09/2015 7:40 PM)


OMG, I had a long post with pics and all and dozed off and 

somehow closed out Chrome and lost my post.  I have had so

 much trouble trying to stay awake throughout the note.  I

 cannot begin to write it all again.  Tomorrow I am going to

 write it in an email so it will save to drafts if anything 

happens.  Then I will copy and paste it here.  I just cannot 

stay awake, I am sorry.
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RE:Welcome to August Chat
(Date Posted:08/10/2015 9:03 AM)


Looks like we are going to get some rain this afternoon.  We'll see.

I need to do my blood test to insure my INR is within range this morning, and then tonight I need to shower using a special antiseptic, and do that again tomorrow morning.  I'll be up very early, so we can leave for the hospital a little after 7.  Check in at 8, surgery at 10 if there is no delay, then 2-3 hours in recovery and if all goes well (it will) I'll be able to come home.  Sounds like a looooong day.

Sorry you lost your post.  Hope you were so tired cuz you had so much fun over the weekend!  ;-)

I won't check in tomorrow cuz I do believe I will be busy (laugh).

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Have a great day!

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RE:Welcome to August Chat
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 quick note.  I'm home. A few issues but all is well.  I'm tired and a bit ouchy.   Loooooong day.  Just wanted you to know I'm ok.  May or may not come in tomorrow.  You understand. 
Thank you soooo much for the prayers.

Love you

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RE:Welcome to August Chat
(Date Posted:08/11/2015 7:05 PM)


Catching up. I do not know what was with Aimoo and me last night. First I could not even get into Cuppa and when I finally did. I could not get our page to load.  I finally gave up. 
So here I am to catch up.
Starting with Josh's Graduation Party (not birthday) which was the bomb.  Granted, I was indoors much of the time alone, but I saw all the fun everyone was having.  My problem was that my O2 only lasts 2 hours on battery.  I could not plug in, in the garage for fear that someone would trip on my cord. So I wanted to save my charge for when Josh played. So I sat in the living room reading on my Ipad. I was going to go outside for eating but when Suz came in to get me, the noise from outside was deafening.  She said she would bring me food in. So many people and I really did not recognize too many people.  Joanne and Dave's friends, neighbors, Josh and Jason's friends and people Josh works with.  I knew some of his family but not many, lol.  But Brent (Joanne's oldest from previous marriage and my Godson) came in and sat and we had a long talk, so that was really nice.  Then Josh started playing and they set up a chair for my out on the lower deck.  Josh was set up on the upper deck.  It was too close and I wish I could have been down on the lawn, not so close.  I have never been able to stand loud music. The bass was booming in my ears. Yes, ears, bass really pounds in my (deaf) ear. I was out there about an hour and it was wonderful.  He is a great performer. This was the first time I have heard him play with his full set up.

See that he has the harmonica in an apparatus so he can play that too.
Then he got his friends up there for back up and they had to look up the words for "Piano Man".
 

The Schneider family are good singers and they often sing together as a group.  Josh got his dad up to sing with him and his Aunt Amy to play the Stump Fiddle.  They did the song, "Sweet Home Alabama" only Josh changed it to Wisconsin, lol.

And then we have two of his biggest fans!


What is it with us and not sleeping.  I think I sleep well, and then I can hardly stay awake all day, it is ridiculous.

I am so happy that Alice is home.  That has to be a relief for all, especially Mary Ann.  Will continue to keep all in my prayers.

I do not know how anyone thinks that Donald Trump won the debates, from everything I have heard and seen, he made a fool of himself, which makes me happy because I think he is the last thing America needs. I really appreciate your sharing your opinions with me.  I am also glad that Walker did not stand out, lol.


And with it the Late Mrs Butcher arrives!
You have to know how this reads, lol.  I know what you meant it to say, but basically, this says you are dead.
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I am so happy you popped in to say you were ok and I look forward to hearing the details.  Come when you are comfortable.  

Today's tag is from a tutorial called "Cookie Twirl"  I will catch you soon.  
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RE:Welcome to August Chat
(Date Posted:08/12/2015 2:39 PM)


So today I will catch you up on Josh and Ashley.
We talked more with Joanne. She has let Ashley and Natalie spend the night with Josh, though Natalie ended up in Joanne and Dave's room because her pack and play would not fit in Josh's room.  Mom was very disapproving and all Jo says is that he is 18 now and it is his life.  We pointed out that it is your home, but that meant nothing.  Josh will not talk about the relationship with her.  He says just be happy for me because I am happy.  She tried to bring up the "taken" comments and he said that was done.
Then Ashley came to talk to her and said Josh said you talked to him and know I am engaged.  Not was, am.  She is engaged to the father of Natalie.  Nick is in jail for theft and more.  She says she told Nick about meeting Josh and her feelings for him.  She said he told her to go ahead and date Josh and see where it goes and see where it all is at when he gets out.  So her engagement is on "hold".  This is all very strange if you ask me and Jo does not like it either.  But Josh says he is not a kid and to be happy for him.  Ashley said she never meant for this to happen but she met Josh and just could not help it.  She says he is so mature for his age.  He is in some ways, but he is do very not in others.  I know in my heart that this will not end well, but am hoping to be proved wrong.  She did warn him about his handling of the kids as Riley said he spanked him the other day.  Josh said we were playing and he was spanking me and I him, not hard and not serious.  She warned him that all it takes is for one of the dads or family of dads to hear that and blow it all out of proportion and then he will have real trouble.  Time will tell....it is just that this has all progresses way to fast...from not having heard of her to them sleeping with each other in a very short time.  But, that seems to be the way things are these days. I just pray for no children at this stage.  Pic is from Grad Party.


I was happy to get your note and I know what you mean about the comfort of knowing others are praying for you.  I remember Fauska's telling me that their church was praying for me and that I was on the prayer chain...it is very humbling.  I even got cards from people I did not know but they were praying for me.  It is more than comforting...you almost feel invincible knowing so many are on your side and asking God to help you.
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RE:Welcome to August Chat
(Date Posted:08/13/2015 10:20 AM)


Good Morning  

Sorry I didn't get in to visit yesterday, but I was so exhausted, and pretty 'ouchy' as well for most of the day.  I did read my emails and looked at Facebook a bit, but that was about 'it'.   I suppose it was a combination of not sleeping well for days (weeks?) before, a very exhausting day in the hospital, and all the 'left over' anesthesia, but I wasn't doing well.  Late in the afternoon Mike came into the room and said "You feel better!" ~ laugh ~ so I guess it showed before.   I didn't even get dressed yesterday!  Today, I'm dressed, but don't have any makeup on yet.
I still haven't slept many hours at night, but I can't sleep in my normal position on my left side, so that makes sense.   

I still have some pain but it's under control.  My main issue is that my left breast weighs 362 lbs and when I stand up, it bounces toward my knee and pulls on the incision site, and hurts.  I have worn my bra even in bed to give a little support ever since I got home, though trust me, it's not enough!   After wearing this bra for days or maybe a week, I expect to do something that I did NOT do in the '60s when it was in vogue ~~~ burn my bra!  

I was in the hospital from 8AM until about 3PM, which doesn't sound so bad, but that's just because you are hearing it wrong!  lol  My nurse, Deb was able to get two IVs in to me.  She missed one attempt and felt bad ~ I told her I must have had 6 people sticking needles into me the last time, and ultimately they gave up and the Anesthesiologist had to drop a Central Line in my neck!  The two she got were in 'ouchy' spots in my wrists, but knowing how hard it is to get me, I was more than happy.   Really nice anesthesiologist, but that darned breathing tube left me with a sore throat that I still have, and the roof of my mouth is sore.  All in all, it couldn't have gone better ~~~ unless, of course, it didn't have to go at all.  ;-)  

Mike wanted to stay there with me all day, but I insisted he go home after we got checked in, and not come back until I was nearly ready to go home.  He would have been so exhausted spending the day in either the waiting room or my little room. I couldn't stand the thought of it.   He was still exhausted, but less so than if he'd been at the hospital all day.  

So now you know WAY more than you want to.  lol.   I can't take a shower for a week and can't lift my left arm for two.  I need to go into the ICD clinic for them to check the incision and the new device in a week, and to see Dr Kim in a month, and then hopefully I'll be done.   

This is the original ICD (1995 - 1999, and the third ICD (2006 - 8/11/2015)   I don't have the one in between ~ the one that gave me 32 inappropriate shocks.   You can see where the lead to my heart goes.  It's the original 1995 version, apparently antique. 


This is the new one ~ apparently smaller yet.



I knew it was Josh's graduation ~ Don't know why I said birthday.  The party looks and reads like it was awesome!  I'm so glad.  He's such a good kid.    What a fun party with the music and all!!

I hate to say the obvious, but the situation with Ashley seems to me to be worse than I thought originally ~ and I didn't think it was good to begin with.  Josh is 18, as he points out, and I don't think there is any way anyone can spare him the hurt we think may be coming his way.  I just hope, and will pray, that Ashley doesn't get a third child from a third father.   I think what she points out about Josh "spanking" Riley, even though it was just in fun, could have the other fathers getting involved. I'm glad she pointed that out to him.  Good Lord ~ he is in 10 feet over his head, but he's probably going to find this out himself.   Sometimes, I'm really glad I'm not a Mom!  

LOL ~ you didn't like my reference to "The Late Mrs Butcher", huh?  LOL    Like you, I have FELT the prayers of others.  I remember that particularly when I 'died' for a little while, and a for few times, in '95.  I could literally FEEL the prayers of others.   There have been times since then when I didn't believe God heard My prayers for myself, but I knew He would hear the prayers of others, so I recruited them.  Of course I do know He hears my prayers too, and I always know He hears my prayers for others, but sometimes when things are too much for me to bear, I don't believe that He can or will hear me, so I take my puny Faith out to have others hold me up when I can't stand myself.  Later, I do know Who to Thank and Praise. ;-)    God is good.

          Thank you for the prayers AND for the beautiful tag!                                                                          
I put up a new update from "Doctor" Barbara.  No news from 'our' Barb yet.    Have a Happy Day!


 


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RE:Welcome to August Chat
(Date Posted:08/13/2015 10:32 PM)


 

Hello Dorothy, I am so happy you are feeling a bit better and that all went as well as it could. Not being able to raise your arm for 2 weeks is a very good reason to be waited on. Mike will have to baby you for a while. You are not left handed I hope, lol. Continuing to pray for a swift and painless recovery.

I forgot to tell you that when I got my INR checked last week it was once again too high and we cannot figure out what is causing it. We went through all the things that can thin your blood and non of them were the case. It is very bizaar.  So I had to drop a half tab that night and continue as normal and recheck in 2 weeks. But Monday night I missed my pills completely so we will see how that affects it. It should certainly not be high again or something is drastically wrong.

It was Joanne that pointed out to Josh about being careful when it came to the kids, not Ashley. I do not think she is very mature at all.  What is she doing with a guy that just got out of high school? I mean, what kind of person puts their "engagement" on hold. Seems to me she was missing her fiance and decided to fill in until he got back. I think Joanne even said that Josh talked to Nick (the ex in jail). I do not know what to think about that. If I knew he was taking my place and acting as father to my baby girl, I would not be very happy. The whole situation sounds way too mature for any of them to be a part of. Someone is living in a make believe world. I just worry about Josh being suicidal when this all ends badly. Please Lord, do not let this be the case. I pray that they make their relationship work, unless Josh wakes up to the true nature of the situation and does the dumping. Rotten to say, but better for him mentally, I think? Anyway, please continue to pray for him, he tries to please everyone.

That about it for me..not a lot going on here. Heat is that in between temp...is it hot enough to warrant AC or can I bare it? Suddenly mom seems to be feeling the heat and is more open to having the AC on. Did not look to see what tomorrows forecast is. Today got to 82 and humidity and dew point were both in the 60's.  Not awful but not great...we left the AC off.

Hope each day gets better and better for you my beloved sister.

Tonight's tag was another tutorial.

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RE:Welcome to August Chat
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Good Morning ~ for a little while, at least.   Late start because Shauna was to have come today, but she called in sick.   I think she got too much sun over the last few days.  In addition to working, she is a Cheer leading Coach and active in all of her kid's activities.  Anyway, that's what it sounds like ~ heat stroke.  So she asked if she could come tomorrow afternoon, and of course we said yes.

I had intentionally waited to sign in, but after she called we decided to have a regular rather than a light breakfast, and I've just done everything in slow motion since.  ;-)

Another no sleep night, I got maybe 2.5 - 3 hours, not all at once.  It's beginning to take a toll.  Hopefully, this too shall pass ~~ soon, please!

I think they said the Jeffco Schools started up on the 17th, so that will be this coming Monday.  We don't have your temperatures, though it has been in the 90s mostly, but I think school should start after Labor Day and end before Memorial Day, and you should have Christmas and Easter Vacations. Ooooh.  Guess I wouldn't be a popular parent these days.  Ha.

I really do worry about Josh.  If he were more brash and perhaps less caring ~ and I knew he was being SAFE ~ I might just think this is part of his growing up learning experience.  But the things that make Josh so special also make him so vulnerable.  

I misread ~ again.  It actually makes more sense that Joanne warned him about how he is with the kids because of what the other Dads might think or how they might use it.  Maybe I just hoped that Ashley was the one who warned him, because that might indicate she had her head on straighter than I think it is.  

Let's envision the perfect young woman coming into his life and totally captivating him away from Ashley, hopefully before he is in over his head.  

Still in the 90s here, but of course we have the AC on ~ and I'm cold!   Never any happy medium, is there?

I love my new tag.  Thank You!

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RE:Welcome to August Chat
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Hot and humid here today.  Shortly after lunch I felt it was getting "heavy" and checked weather bug.  89 and dew point over 60%.  It has now dropped to 68 but humidity is way up. Had a storm go through early this evening which helped bring the temp down. We will leave the AC on for a few days as the weekend is supposed to be 90ish. Mom is ok with it which makes it easier for me :)  We are usually like you and Mike, either I am hot or she is cold. Though has complained about sweating a couple times this past week when it did not seem too bad.
Poor Shauna, heat stroke can be quite nasty.
I remember Joanne having it once when we were younger...she passed out in the yard and was taken by friends to hospital. Drinking and heatstroke do not go well together. She learned the hard way. I hope she feels well enough to come tomorrow.
I want you to call your PCP and ask about something to help you go to sleep and stay asleep. I was wide awake and reading last night...trying to finish the book I was reading and the time got away from me. It was 4am when I checked and just had to finish and ended up going to bed at 4:15 and by the time I set up Cpap, etc. It was even later.  But, I slept until 11am!!! half the day gone.  I hate that, but it is a good thing I did sleep.  I wish you could. 
I spent hours trying to fix moms checkbook. She told me last night she had not gotten a statement this month and that I had told her that she was not going to get one anymore.  I told her that I never said that. I went paperless a long time ago, but left her with having a statement come in the mail. She did her own check book for June and July and said she balanced. But what she does, if she cannot balance she just takes the number they say she has. This month she was off by over $20.  I had to go back 3 months and write it all out. I have so much trouble making out her numbers and note she makes and found many mistakes.  After redoing it, I was still off about 35 cents, but I was done. Could not stand to look at it any longer.  She does a lot of correcting by adding 10 cents here, subtracting 40 cents there.  She will combine 2 checks into one entry.  It is awful. I decided I was close enough to take the bank total minus outstanding checks. I wish she would just let me do it to begin with. But, she did say she owes me Jimmy Johns, so that's cool. lol. Feed me and I'm happy.
I am just going to pray for Josh to be able to handle what is a very adult relationship. Not only will Josh be hurt, but if it goes on for very long the kids will be hurt too. Thankfully kids are resilient.  More so than Josh I fear.  But I am going to rejoice in the fact that he is happier than he has been in a long time.
Today's tag is another tutorial and it is called Ripples...I think Sparkles or Shimmers would be a better name. But it was with a mermaid. I used a different tube and it really picked up the flower colors from the tube, which is only partially shown here. I do really like this one.
Your very little sister???  What the hell?  I am not that much younger than you and I am much bigger than you so very is really not correct, lol.
Have a Seriously Sumptuous Saturday
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RE:Welcome to August Chat
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GOOOD Morning!

Shauna is coming at noon so she will probably be here until 4 or so.  We really don't have anything else planned, so it's ok.   Last night we went to Carabbas and got the two free dinners the manager promised us after the last fiasco there.  We got two steak Marsala dinners and a Chicken Polo Rosa Maria, and Mike had to order a couple of Tiramisus.  We only paid about half for the whole thing, and we have meals for three nights.

Actually, I really wasn't feeling good yesterday, so I just had a salad for dinner and Mike had the steak.  I think he has about a third of it left for lunch.   On the way to pick our dinners up, one of the indicators in the Chrysler made a beep and a yellow light came on.  Twice while we were driving the car sort of shuddered, as if it weren't getting gas or something.  Scary!   When we stopped in the parking lot, we learned that light indicates some thing wrong (duh) and if it happened for two or three more times we should get it in for service.  It could be something like the gas cap not being tightly sealed or something more serious.  Seemed to us like maybe a bad load of gas.  We made it home fine with no other problems, but the light remained on ~ so probably poor Mike will have to take the car in next week. 

I slept a bit better last night ~ got 5 or 5 1/2 hours and I feel positively human today.  I'm not sure about this incision.  Under the steri-strips I can feel it sort of 'bunched up'.  It's never left a raised scar before, and maybe this is just temporary because of the way it was done or something.  Normally once it heals, it's maybe 3 inches or less across, and pretty flat.  

The operation is always done under General rather than Local anesthesia.  In addition to the "slice and dice", they shock my heart to stop it, and then wait for the device to shock it to restart it.  I'm not sure how many times they do it, but they mercifully put me out for the entire procedure.

Not to sound unkind, but I really rather hope Shauna had a mild sun or heat stroke, and wasn't really sick.  I'm on antibiotics because getting an infection near your heart would not be fun, and I'd just as soon nobody brought any germs in to visit me.  I really hope she  is feeling better.  I haven't heard from her this morning, but I don't want her to come if she isn't feeling good.

We're still in the 90s, and every day they say it will rain, but if we get any, it's 10 drops.    I'm glad your Mom is more willing to have the AC on.  I can imagine how hard high humidity and heat makes your breathing!

I usually don't have any trouble with my check book, but when I try to bucket everything into the budget book ~~~ well, let's just say that I have been known to make "Flying Adjustments", too.  I hate doing it and don't do it often, but I have done it.  It sounds like doing your mom's check book is a bit like our Budget Book, and not the fun-est thing to do.

I do understand why you have mixed feelings, on the one hand being happy seeing Josh happier than he has been, and on the other hand . . .  I will pray that if what we fear happens, he will have the strength to handle it.

Oh, how funny!  I had to go back and look at my last post to see what the heck you were talking about.  LOL ~~ what I THOUGHT I said was "my very dear little sister".  Leaving out "dear" it sounded very strange or maybe even sarcastic.  Sheesh, don't you know you are supposed to read what I MEAN and not what I SAY?  LOL   

The new tag is lovely!  Thank you so much!!


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RE:Welcome to August Chat
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Good Evening...or would it be night since it is after 9pm?  LOL

Hot as hell but more humid!! Not fit outside today for anyone.  We are tucked safely inside in the nice cool air. Mom is not complaining either. In fact I heard her reassuring Joanne that the AC was on and it was nice in here. :)

I was so damned wide awake last night that once again it was after 4am when I went to bed, I got up at 10 so hoping to get tired earlier. I am glad you got a little more sleep, though I could wish it had been more.

I am glad you got your money's worth on your meals. Having 3 more to boot is excellent! We had Jimmy John's for supper.  I had the unwich with mom tonight. No bread, it is a lettuce wrap sandwich. It was good and I was not as stuffed...but I love good bread. But, there is a lot to be said for the low carbs!! I will probably still have a bread one now and then, but the unwich works for me too!  I have seen Chicken Polo...so what is the Rosa Maria part?  That is quite the name. What is steak Marsala?  Is it a sauce of some sort? It sounds divine.

I did not realize they would stop your heart to make sure the pacemaker works. I suppose they have to but that scares the crap out of me. Wow..what if they could not get it restarted? I suppose it is a must do, but jeepers.....I am really glad you are doing so well. As far as your scar, if it is in the same place it may end up puffier than previous ones. Each time it is done, scar tissue would form. And over time it would be thicker. At this point, it is probably just swollen yet. It will probably go down more with time.

I know about the risk of infection with the heart. I always worry if mom gets sick, thank God she rarely does. The occasional cold, but that is about it.  Maybe a sinus infection a time or two.

Poor Mike, I hope the issue with the car is am easy fix and does not give him a lot of grief.

No new tag yet.  I need to get on the ball.

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RE:Welcome to August Chat
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Hello 

Looks like another day in the 90s.  I think we'll be staying inside in the AC.  Mike is comfy and I have a sweatshirt and TWO Lap Robes on and I'm still Brrrrrrrrr.

Speaking of the AC ~ remember when we had the work done on ours, and the week later it was making noise?  They sent a different guy out and of course it didn't make any noise then.  Of course afterwards the noise returned, a really strong and very loud blowing sound.  Mike called them back, and this time the guy heard it too.  It's the fan and we need a new fan motor, which has been ordered.  We're still under warranty, thank goodness.  Hopefully the part will come in before we have any real problems with it.

So now we have that, and the car maybe, and my follow up appointments.  Not so bad in the scheme of things of course, but I'd rather not have to mess with any of it.  Ha.

Shauna seemed fine yesterday afternoon.  In fact, her team had a waterballoon fight with the other teams in the League in the morning before she came here.  I'm relieved both for her and for me. ;-)

I'm sorry you are having the sleep problems, too.  I've slept better, 4 - 5 hours for the last two nights.  Doesn't sound like much, but a whole lot better than before.  I hope you and I can both get on a decent sleep routine, and soon!

The steak we shared last night from Carabbas was honestly one of the best steaks I've ever had ~~ and it was reheated a day after we got it!  Thick, juicy, perfectly cooked medium and covered with mushrooms in a Marsala Wine sauce.  We had it with Garlic mashed potatoes.   Tonight we will share the Polo Rosa Maria.  Wood grilled chicken topped with fontina cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms and lemon basil butter sauce.  We'll have it with pasta.   Each of these meals comes with soup or salad.  We chose one house salad for me, and two soups for Mike.

Talking about my surgery ~ one of the times I went into University Hospital (or the Hotel California and Mike and I call it ~ where you can check in but you can never leave) for just a device check they were about half an hour late calling me in.  The Nurse apologized and told me they had lost someone on the operating table and that was why she was late.  I'm sure that person had a much worse situation than I did to begin with, but the image has always stayed with me.  (laugh)

My initial surgery and the first replacement device were done at University.  I could go on and on about the problems I encountered during my stay at University Hospital before and after my initial implant surgery (it's a wonder I'm still here), but the thing that bothered me the most was that it's a teaching hospital and they used me as a guinea pig to train the student Doctors and Nurses without letting me know.  I was supposed to come in at least once a year and be put under general anesthesia and have the device 'checked' by shocking my heart to stop it and letting the device restart it, I suspect several times so the student Doctors could all have a go at it.  They made it sound like it was mandatory for my welfare, but being me I gave them flack and refused after the first time.  The initial lead nurse was great about it, but when she left, the new one gave me endless fits about it.  I've always suspected she intentionally set my device too low and that caused me to have the 32 unnecessary shocks, but of course I don't know for sure.   Anyway, I was sick of being bullied by her so I asked my Cardiologist about going to someone in his hospital rather than University and that's when I transferred to Dr Kim for my device.  I told him that I didn't want to be put under to have the device checked and I was concerned that it shortened the life of the battery, and he told me that 'we don't need to do that'.   The light bulb went on, and we realized that I had been paying for the privilege of training the students, both with my insurance and my own "inconvenience", and probably with more frequent battery changes.   Bang!  I really understand that University is a Teaching Hospital and they need patients to train on.  What I resent is that they make those patients PAY for their training practices and have to go through unnecessary procedures with out giving the patients a vote.  

Ok, again TMI.  I do talk a lot, don't I?  Next time I'll let you talk. Ha.

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I am here via Internet Explorer.  Something has gone horribly wrong with my Chrome and it will not work for me.  I just get the message "She's dead Jim", I always loved that before but now I hate it.  I cannot use it at all.  IE is being awful and I am having trouble galore. I have none of my book marks so cannot easily navigate.  It would not let me copy and paste a border.  I hate IE and I am not longer used to it.  When my chrome went down once before I downloaded Chromium and used it for one day..it was just like chrome and had all my chrome settings. But them Chrome was working and I did not use it.  But it came up every time I started my computer. So I deleted it.  But then I went to start Chrome I got that crap, but restarted it and it worked.  Today it will not start no matter which way I try to use it.  I have tried everything.  I reinstalled chrome.  I went to reinstall Chromium and cannot figure out how to do it.  All links are weird.  So then it said uninstall Chrome.  It will not let me.  It keeps saying close all chrome windows that are open and try again and none are open.  I ran Spybot, malware, clean up and nothing works.  I have restarted my computer at least 5 times.  Finally, I tried to do a restore and take my computer back to last week but that would not work either...it could never complete. It told me that my virus program was blocking so I shut it all down yet got the same answer.  I do not know what to do...I am so frustrated.  I hate IE. Maybe will go back to fire fox. What do you use.

The view here is so odd with IE, some of our posts are in cursive.  I do not know about you, but in Chrome none of the posts are in cursive for me.  Your last post and mine are both cursive here.  I am so upset.  Have spent all day working on this only to get no where.

When it rains it pours.   I will not ask what else will happen (AC and car).

Glad Shauna was ok, for both your sakes.

Hopefully we can both get back into a good sleep routine soon.

OMG, the food sounds so wonderful.  My mouth watered just reading about it.

Oh, the horror stories of teaching hospitals. That is where I went for my BMT, and I could probably match you in horror stories and student issues, but am not going to go into it now.  I just want to shut this stupid thing off.  At least I did get in here. 

Chat with you tomorrow and sweet dreams.

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RE:Welcome to August Chat
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Good Morning!  

Here we are at the start of a brand new week.  What will it bring?  Nothing much at our house today ~ I hope.    Tomorrow I get to shower!  Hooray!  Then I get to go to the ICD Clinic to have my new device read, and hopefully to get some answers on how the monitor they sent home with me works.  The Medtronics folks have always been so nice, but the two that were there on the day of my surgery really didn't want to be there.   Gee. So sorry I gave you a reason to HAVE a job. Ha.  Anyway, the monitor I have been using is one I bring out every four months and attach to our Land Line and then put the mouse over my device and it phones the results in to the Clinic remotely.  The new one sends the results wirelessly, but they were very vague about how often I would need to put the mouse over the device to do that, AND in addition, it lives on my night stand so it can take readings whenever it feels like it at night when I am sleeping!  Not sure how I feel about that (laugh)   I need to learn more about it.  After that, the Nurse will come in and check my incision ~~ however the Steri Strips have not begun to fall off yet so I'm not sure how she will be able to do that unless she rips them off.   Anyway "Big Day".  

Corrina, in the other group, shared this site to check out when the new TV Season programs will premier.   It doesn't include Hallmark or some of the other Cable channels we watch, but good to know anyway.

For goodness sakes!  I can't imagine what could be wrong with Chrome, although I can well imagine something GOING wrong.  Mine is working fine right now.  You didn't upgrade to Windows 10, did you?  I haven't yet.    I've never seen the "She's Dead, Jim" message ~ how funny!

A lot of what I post is in Lucinda (which is cursive).  Apparently you don't normally see it that way.   I really hate that we aren't all seeing the same thing.  If I create a post and like the way it looks, I have no idea how you are seeing it.  Poopy!

Really!  I'm afraid to ask "What else?", too!  ha.   I feel like we have dealt with quite enough, thankyouverymuch.  Of course I know others have so much more to deal with, but that doesn't comfort me.  I want everything to be perfect, all the time.  (Hey.  A gal can dream, can't she? )

I don't know what else to do but keep my fingers crossed that when you get online today, all sanity is restored and you have no more problems.  




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(Date Posted:08/17/2015 11:44 PM)

IT TOOK ME ALL DAY TO GET IN HER BUT NOW I CANNOT EVEN POST IN REPLY.  IT OPENS, BUT THERE IS NOWHERE TO POST.  NO BOX APPEARS, NONE OF THE COLOR, FONT, SIZE OR ANY OF THAT STUFF.  IE SEEMS VERY UNSTABLE. I AM TRYING TO GET HELP WITH IT.  I WANT TO DELETE CHROME THEN DOWNLOAD BUT I CANNOT, IT WILL NOT LET ME DELETE IT.  KEEPS TELLING ME TO CLOSE ALL CHROME WINDOWS AND TRY AGAIN.  THERE ARE NO CHROME WINDOWS OPEN.  AGAIN I SPENT HOURS TRYING ANYTHING I COULD FIND TO DO. BUT NOTHING WORKED. SOMEONE IN A HELP FORUM HAD SENT ME SOME INSTRUCTIONS BUT I COULD NOT DO THEM AS YOU HAD TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS CHROME SETTINGS AND NOTHING CHROME WORKS.  I AM WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM HIM.  IT FIGURES THAT MY MICROSOFT HELP CONTRACT RAN OUT ABOUT A WEEK AGO...THEY PROBABLY PLANTED SOMETHING ON MY COMPUTER.  HOPE ALL GOES WELL TOMORROW, DO NOT KNOW WHY IT WOULDN'T. I AM SO BEHIND IN EVERYTHING BECAUSE OF THIS CRAP.  DAMN LAPTOP!  HOPEFULLY WE CAN COME UP WITH SOME ANSWERS TOMORROW.  LOVE YOU.  HUGS, LOU ANN
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