Those who have/use one, what food dehydrator do you have?
I've been on the fence about buying one because there are so fucking many and I don't want to accidentally get a craptastical one.
Tell me about yours. :D
I have 125 plants germinating at the moment and about 20 of them are different peppers and spices. I want to completely make my own spices and need to dehydrate them in order to crush them well. Doing batches in my oven takes forever and Texas heat in the summer ain't no oven on all the time kind of atmosphere I wanna live in.
I am anemic, anemic.
All of my lab results came back this morning.
I have both iron deficiency anemia and folate deficiency anemia. So now I'm also being prescribed folic acid.
I tell ya... I'm a walking mess.
So, totally didn't even realize I was under my alt when I made my first journal entry tonight.
I am not even sure how I even did that without noticing. I only now saw it from looking at the journal's main page. xD
Anyways, I was able to take (and pass) that exam but holy fuck the wind is so intense right now.
I half expect the window behind my desk to shatter with the force of the wind currently thrashing about outside.
I am suppose to be taking an exam, but the wind keeps knocking out my damn internet enough where it will not connect to the exam server.
This is totally fun.
If you know, you know.
Im ready for this kiddo's sick spell to be over. I feel so helpless that he's been sick since January 27th. I know mono can last a while but man, that poor kid. Being immunocompromised only makes it worse and he's missed about three weeks of school because of it. School knows, so it's not a truancy situation (would make no sense to be with the number of documentation showing he's seen his doctor fourteen times since late January for diagnostics and treatments).
The steroids and antibiotics definitely helped with the walking pneumonia he has. His cough is almost gone but for safe measurements they still have him using his two different inhalers until cleared (one steroid, twice a day and one regular every four hours while awake- if he's wheezing I am to wake him to take it).
I saw my doctor on Thursday. Bronchitis is what I have and that's all dandy. I knew I had it from the coughing and the feeling of my lungs filling when laying down.
I'm reading 4.7 in the iron category. Which is extremely low. The lowest I should ever read is 15. So that's been fun, more iron! We also increased my anxiety medication because iron deficiency makes anxiety worse.
I am now wearing compression sleeves when I sleep because my carpal tunnel has gotten worse. I'll find out in three months if I need to have a surgery consultation if this doesn't help elevate some of the issues.
Also being referred back to neurology for the migraines. My iron deficiency could be what's causing an increase in them as well as a longer duration of it, but the daily preventative meds that the doc can have me try without a neurologist consultation and evaluation has been surpassed. Nothing she's prescribed me has assisted in lowering the frequency so that's always fun. 🥲
School is going well. I have a paper due next week and a PowerPoint presentation due next week. Three weeks until finals.
I'm tired. I've been lacking being here but everything else comes first.
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Grey or Silver?
Silver because most silvers have a little glitter that make them look multi-dimensional.
Em had his chest x-ray yesterday morning. Tomorrow morning is the ultrasound of his spleen. He's having some pain and discomfort where the spleen is located so this is to check if it's getting enlarged due to the mono.
Then a follow up at 13:30 to go over course of treatment for that and the walking pneumonia he has.
And I'm having the worst coughing situation happening. I see my doc on the 23rd. In wheezing as I breathe now. 🙄
I know I harp a lot about how much I hate when people send their kids to school sick but this is a prime fucking example of why I get so mad about it.
First Em ended up with COVID and strep because one of his classmates had it and was still going to school with positive results at the same time.
Then he got a viral bronchitis because someone was sent to school sick.
Then he was diagnosed with pneumonia because of that bronchitis.
Then on top of that pneumonia he was diagnosed with mono because (and it's been fucking confirmed) a kid with mono went to school during their contagious period and the parent(s) didn't notify the school - the doctor office had to because the kid was still attending when they were supposed to be home so they had to send that child home. The kid attended three days at school while confirmed contagious still and guess what? Kid was in three of Em's classes. So naturally, he gets it.
Now he has a fucking pleural effusion on top of pneumonia and mono.
Keep your fucking kids home if they are sick. I cannot stress that shit enough. Because if you don't, the "small sickness" your kid has and "isn't a big deal" to you turns out to be a big fucking deal to who your kids get sick because they're immunocompromised.
I fucking loathe incompetent people. I really, really do.
I have to wake my kids up. I have to take my oldest for a chest x-ray. I'm pray it's not bad enough where he needs to have drainage. He's been in pain. He's been sick. All because he went to school and other people have been sending their sick kids to school after being told if they're sick they have to stay home. But noooo let's be irresponsible adults and still send sick kids to school so everyone can be sick.
What assholes. Parents should keep them home. Take care of them. Never mind who they spread it to. Its your child, sick. Hope your son gets better.
Exactly. It's frustrating.
Yep, I was the kid and am now the adult that gets everything x 3. I am so sorry that you are having to deal with that. I hope that he gets better soon.
This pup is a goddamn gem.
I have never had a dog who would simply walk over to me and tap my shoulder to wake me, to alert me to needing to go outside. Typically it's usually via a bell, barking, or whining, but not this guy.
I fell asleep on the couch last night and was awaken twice by Sir Tank letting me know he needed to go out. First time he placed his paw on my shoulder and I vaguely woke and looked at him and asked him what was up, to which he walked to the front door and sat there waiting patiently. So I got up and sure enough he had to go.
Second time he tapped me, I got the jist and immediately let him out with my supervision and he eagerly came back in after he was done and curled up on a blanket he stole from Lette's bed and went to sleep.
Not once did he bark or whine. Just a patient "hey Ma, I gotta go please" and that was that. I have never met a dog who was such a gentle giant and literally so well behaved. Even Prancer, my rebellious border collie who we rescued from the shelter he was born in, while behaved still has his loud moments. Both dogs, however, will immediately put themselves in between us and whoever is at our front door. Prancer will have his hunches up and ready to go on command (which has never needed to happen) and by "on command" I mean he will herd the kids to the back of the house. Tank however sits in front of me and watches my movements. If I come across anxious he literally pushes the person in front of me further away with his body and then resumes his position in front of me, at my feet.
He's had no training in that, whatsoever. That's just an instinctive mannerism of his. Which tells me he has the mind for it. Not even a full 24 hours in our home and he's so perfectly adjusted.
And to think he was going to be sent to a fucking kill shelter!!
Saved by the Duckies!
I hate kill shelters.
what a smart little guy
Omg. Reminds me of mine when I was in HS. I miss her. Nearly looks blue. ❤️
My hubby just called.
Asked if I wanted to rescue a pup that was going to be sent to the kill shelter because the owners couldn't keep him.
We about to have a new family addition coming home with Daddy!
Well, at least now we know what is going on.
Em has both walking pneumonia and mono.
The school did confirm another student tested positive for mono at the beginning of the week and Em was only exposed to the kid one day, so now we know the exposure time frame for it has been within nine days. Meaning, due to being immunocompromised he is going to have one hell of a long 4-6 weeks of potentially being sick. Hopefully not that long but we won't know for sure and now it's a day to day see how he is doing sort of deal.
Which means absolutely no roughing housing with his sister for the next 24 days per the doctor (she likes to jump on his back for piggie back rides) because the risk of a ruptured spleen is possible.
He's missed a full week of school already. They are pardoning him for however long he needs and will be given work sent home via email to complete if he feels good enough to do it. Otherwise his teachers has expressed they can catch him up later on.
I'm exhausted. Haha
I have an appointment Tuesday (earliest availability with my primary care) because she called to check in on how I'm doing with the new dose of iron I have to take (yeah for being anemic) and heard me coughing. Then started questioning me and said "I want you in next week. It sounds like you have bronchitis, on top of the flu. If that's the case you need to be on antibiotics."
Cause yannow... Let's just throw in a little more spice to my life, eh?
Any time I get the flu or an URI it always turns into acute bronchitis now. Because my life can't just be fucking easy and because I have had COVID five times since 2020, it just seems to have fucked me up enough where any lung sickness hits me like a Mac truck.
Plus this cough is for the birds. My ribs are so fucking sore.
She's also going to do some more blood work because she's worried I have had an undiagnosed condition that weakens the immune system because of how easily I have been getting sick. She suspects it could be Hashimoto's thyroiditis due to past test results that were ignored by my old doctor (who is the reason I was almost hospitalized- my counts were 6.6 in November and 5.5 is where anemics start experiencing seizures and heart problems- I should be at at least a 13 count. She didn't even check my iron even though while I was pregnant my iron levels tanked and I did start having heart issues) and my iron levels have been steadily dropping for almost three years now.
But thankfully this doctor doesn't play Russian roulette with her patients lives.
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I have a household of people under the weather and I am feeling extremely rundown.
I'm an insomniac typically but when I'm sick I can literally sleep for days. My husband stayed home today and let me sleep. I slept first from 0100-12pm. Then again from 6-930 pm. That's the most I've slept in a long time.
My brain feels foggy.
It is NOT a cancer reoccurrence. 🙌🙌
It is most likely though Mono which would have been from back at the end of December when a classmate of his sneezed in his face. He was diagnosed with strep and COVID and has been having the same issues since that diagnosis. Which would make sense since apparently this shit can take forever to recover from. With his weakened immune system from chemotherapy it makes sense it's been hitting him so hard.
Waiting for the doctor to get back to me with the definite on it and what is next (like watching the spleen, etc), but I was able to view all the test results and his CBC and CMP are all within normal range.
One less anxiety attack today.
But if he has it, then we all have to have blood work done because as the Mama, I am the one who cleans up every time someone gets sick and I am currently really sick too.
One step at a time, Ducky.
Hugs. Mommy ducky can't get sick. Blessing sent for healing
❤️ Mama Ducky is sick AF right now but hopefully will be getting better.
Just wicked worried about my boy.
If it isn't bad enough that Em has walking pneumonia and Lette has the flu, they are now retesting across the board for Em because they're worried about the frequency he has gotten sick since December and it only reflecting being in his lungs, could possibly be a flare up of the LCH. Which could mean that the cancer is back. Which would mean it spread from bone to organs. Which would mean chemotherapy again and possibly other treatments as well. Which also means survival rate goes down because he's already hitting puberty and the older you get the lower the survival rates are.
This is going to be a long fucking week of waiting for test results. My anxiety is already at an all time peak over this.
If you're on my Facebook don't say shit yet on it. I haven't actually told many people and this is my safe spot for venting. I don't need everyone states away to start bombarding me with calls asking for updates. I am stressed the fuck out enough as it is over this.
It's because I move through things so fast. 🤷🏼♀️
Slow down. I'm starting to worry about you. Being accident-prone is a hard life to live.
No need to worry! :)
I was rushing because there was an ice storm hitting us and I did not want an ac unit in the window during it. The ice rain actually hit us a day earlier than expected and I was trying to avoid being out in the heavier part of the storm. :)
I have my moments. 😜
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