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MiddleFingerMom

MiddleFingerMom's Journal
MiddleFingerMom's Journal
February 27, 2013

This is no shit -- MiddleFingerMom has been here FAR more often than he likes to think about.

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February 27, 2013

In vino veritas... but don't blink.

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February 27, 2013

The world's most dangerous animal:

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February 27, 2013

ohiosmith REALLY needs to learn not to leave his drugs just lying around.

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February 27, 2013

CaliforniaPeggy was a delightful, very welcome corrupting influence on the local senior center.

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February 26, 2013

Can people make recs on blender vs food processor for me if I'm only going...

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... to have one? It will be VERY inexpensive. I don't bake, if that helps. I also prefer
chopping by hand when I cook.
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Not necessarily brand, but convenience/practicality/necessity of either/or.
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Thank you in advance.
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February 26, 2013

Same-sex couples and adoption:

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February 26, 2013

MiddleFingerMom -- my past week in review

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I'm home. I feel pretty good. I'm able to function/take care of myself/enjoy things again.
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Last Sunday (Feb 17), I went to the ER via ambulance. I was a pretty sick puppy --
unable to cross the room without gasping/gulping/fighting for breath and holding off
the dry heaves. Turns out I was back in A-fib (atrial fibrillation) and my heart was
beating somewhat spasmodically at between 120-140 beats per minute (so I wasn't
getting enough oxygen to function).
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I also had a constant nonproductive window-rattling cough.
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They eased my symptoms pretty quickly, but the problem was still there. They started
me on an IV drug that stood a pretty good chance of converting my heart back into
what's called normal sinus rhythm (the lub-dub stuff) at a slower pace. They also
pumped me full of a drug that let me pee out excess fluid (I'm pretty sure I peed
bigger than myself). It's worked before twice, but also failed twice before. They gave
it two days, but it failed again this time (though the cough almost disappeared and
I was able to cough up a lot of the congestion, finally).
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They also did yet ANOTHER installment in my penile reduction surgeries ("A penis like
this", said the surgeon, "you don't reduce all at once.&quot
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They decided to go the shock paddle route again (worked twice in the past). This is
a little more risky (though not to your Fucking Immortal Working Boy) and very, very
unpleasant (it's the CLEAR!!! thing you see on TV), so they gave me drugs that put
me in a suggestive dreamstate (OK, OK -- now you know why I look forward to these
episodes). It worked.
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It worked so well that, not only was I back in normal sinus rhythm, my heart had slowed
to 60 beats per minute -- a rate I haven't had since before my heart problems started
5 years ago or more now. I was happy. I was excited.
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It lasted a day-and-a-half. I slipped back into what's called A-flutter -- steady beat
but at between 100-110 beats per minute -- better, but not optimal. My heart doesn't
have enough time to contract and expand fully so, although I get enough oxygen, it
would be nicer to get more.
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I can still get around easily and function fairly normally and feel pretty damned good,
though -- so I'm taking what I can get. I never DID do things the easy way.
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Thank you so very, VERY much for all the support and vibes and affection/love that
you've expressed -- this time and time and time again in the past. You have no idea
how much that means to me and how much it helps. Consider yourselves a part of
my healthcare providers.
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It's good to be home. I just did some online grocery shopping (including some ham
hocks to make split pea soup with) and took an HUGE roast out of the freezer to
make a yummy, yummy pot roast with. It's a good thing I've always loved cooking --
it's hard to eat a truly low-sodium diet unless you cook a lot from scratch.
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Thank you again. I hope to repay your kindnesses in one of the few ways left to
me -- by brightening your days a little bit with what I find (and warp) on the
Intertubes.
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Your Fucking Immortal Working Boy,
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MiddleFingerMom

February 25, 2013

I'm on my way home -- I'll update with a LOT more information later.

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I feel good... like I knew that I would now. Not perfect, but the news (and I) are good.
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Strength back. I get the feeling that I pushed my luck by asking for a third nurse in the
tagteam bedbaths.
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My appetites have always been my downfall. Worth every excessive minute of them.
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More later.
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YEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
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February 25, 2013

Money in Politics:

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Home country: U.S.A.
Current location: Arizona
Member since: Thu Dec 31, 2009, 03:49 PM
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