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Pre-Hospital Checklist

By pwsadmin / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Pre-Hospital Checklist

—Pre-Hospital Checklist— The hospital called and asked me to come in to take a COVID test tomorrow, before my Wednesday appointment. Today I’ve been straightening my room up and getting my Hospital Bag ready to go. I’ve posted about my Hospital Bag before.It contains everything that I might need, such as wafers, bags, and other…

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Medical Update

By pwsadmin / October 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Medical Update

—To All Who Keep Up With My Health—10/28/2021 I had an appointment with my Urologist today. You may or may not know, but I developed Hydronephrosis Kidney and Ureter years ago.In short, Hydronephrosis Kidney is swelling of the Kidneys due to the build-up of Urine.In other words, my Urine does not get out of my…

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Sick 10/13/2021

By pwsadmin / October 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Sick 10/13/2021

—Sick 10/13/2021— I became sick today. My stomach was torn up, and I was cold and shaky. When this happens, my output, both 1 and 2, is very acidic.The acid then tries to eat through my wafer, which is holding my bags, and, much like a river trying to forge a new path, the output…

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Stress Test 10/12/2021

By pwsadmin / October 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Stress Test 10/12/2021

—To All Who Keep Up With My Health— I had my stress test done on my heart yesterday.I also had an Echo Cardiogram performed as well. I was at the doctors’ office from 10:15 AM till about 1:30 PM. I was able to go to the Cafeteria in between tests and the doctors’ appointment to…

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Diabetes Hiccup 9/27/2021

By pwsadmin / September 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Diabetes Hiccup 9/27/2021

—Diabetes Hiccup— I’ve been working on something pretty exciting for me. I don’t want to go into it here, right now, but I’m Praying something comes of it. So, with that in mind, I was pretty busy the first part of today.So much so that I think I might have ignored my diabetes a little…

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Diabetes Update

By pwsadmin / September 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Diabetes Update

—Diabetes Update— I prick my fingers and draw blood to keep up with my Blood Sugar levels throughout each day. My fingertips are raw and hurt all the time because of all the “Pricking.”Seriously, I check my blood sugar around six times, if not more, each day. When I returned home from Gatlinburg the other…

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Health Update

By pwsadmin / September 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Health Update

To All Who Keep Up with My Health I got to the heart doctor at 9:45 AM. The place was busy, but they had it under control because right at 10:00 AM, they called me back. My nurse asked me if I had drunk anything with Caffeine this morning. I said, “Um, yeah. Lots. I’ve…

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Dragging

By pwsadmin / September 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Dragging

—Dragging— I woke at 6 AM CST. This morning. I sleep with a nighttime urine bag.It holds 4000cc of output and has a good 6-foot hose that runs from the bag to my Urostomy, “Squiggy.” I drag myself out of bed. Say “Ouch” several times as I get up and head into the Kitchen.My bag…

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Health Update

By pwsadmin / September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Health Update

To Family and Friends Who Keep Up with My Health: I’ve written about my fast heart rate in the past. My heart beats at around 110bpm.It’s been that way for as long as I can remember.My Primary Care Physician (PCP) want’s me to get it checked out since I am now 45 and very soon…

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Defibrillator

By pwsadmin / August 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Defibrillator

With our health being what it is at this house, we decided it was time to get a Defibrillator in case of an emergency. —Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is…

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