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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2011, 07:35:16 PM »
  If it passed the 24 hour mark, the shelf buzzer would buzz loudly and she would have to hit it within a certain time, and it would say "Thank you".  She went out and forgot it a couple of times and they phoned one of the two people on their call list to check on her.
 

That would not work for me, because I'm very hard of hearing - and quite forgetful. The nurse never mentioned the 24-hour call system, so perhaps it's not a part of the package here.

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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2011, 08:57:55 PM »
Boom Boom, in my day, a buzzer for deaf or semi-deaf people was a very bright light. Perhaps technology has improved since, but obviously warning signals use the senses people have.

Once again, in Amsterdam, all the trams announce the next stop BOTH VISUALLY AND AUDIBLY. And the trams are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. Lagatta most impressed.
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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2011, 09:18:11 PM »
If you didn't pull or sprain any muscles, maybe some heat would help -- and then Tylenol is okay but Advil supposedly helps with bruising, even deep invisible bruising.

It's things like this that make me want to stay right where I am rather than retire to a little cottage in the woods.

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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2011, 09:25:05 PM »
Once again, in Amsterdam, all the trams announce the next stop BOTH VISUALLY AND AUDIBLY. And the trams are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. Lagatta most impressed.

Such it is in Ottawa, lagatta .... recently OCT installed a several million dollar program that announces the coming stop and there is a screen that shows the name and if it has been requested.
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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2011, 11:10:12 PM »
Yes, I have the very bright warning strobe light system for my telephone, fire alarms, and doorbell. The problem is I get dozens of phone calls from the next community during the day - all of whom just want to talk about nothing in particular - it's a huge problem here, phones ringing all the time from callers in Natashquan. It's especially bad after midnight, so I've disconnected all of my warning lights. There's no way to disconnect just the telephone from the lights, unfortunately. Also, the warning light for 'fire' goes off for no reason at all. When all five of my strobe lights go off, you'd think their was a rock concert going on in the house - not only that, but the lights are insanely bright and very hard on the eyes.
 
 

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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2011, 12:02:11 AM »
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it's a huge problem here, phones ringing all the time from callers in Natashquan. It's especially bad after midnight, so I've disconnected all of my warning lights.

I know several people who do not seem to be able to put together the word 'work' and 'tomorrow'. They call, like your from this Natashquan, to ask things like "Have you seen so-and-so.?"
 
I thought one woman I know was playing some kind of joke when after several calls, all after midnight, phoned yet again to tell me: "If you see so-and-so ..tell her not to call me, it is too late."   :mad2
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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2011, 06:19:19 AM »
Once again, in Amsterdam, all the trams announce the next stop BOTH VISUALLY AND AUDIBLY. And the trams are wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible. Lagatta most impressed.

Such it is in Ottawa, lagatta .... recently OCT installed a several million dollar program that announces the coming stop and there is a screen that shows the name and if it has been requested.

Some of the newer buses in Toronto work like that. I so seldom took one, but the bus that ran from the Spadina subway stop up to Davenport and then west up the hill (which I would have taken more often if it came more often than once an hour, b/c it would have taken me to a block from my home) was a revelation to me -- so easy to get on, and with all the bells and whistles.

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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2011, 07:27:29 AM »
the majority of the buses in Hamilton work like that and anyone with a wheelchair, walker or scooter boards for free as does their helper if they have one.
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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2011, 07:49:42 AM »
Hamilton sounds very civilized! :applause

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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2013, 10:13:47 PM »
I gave myself a serious cut on Sunday, but the clinic is closed on weekends, so I just wrapped it up and washed it Monday. Yesterday I had a dental appointment at the clinic so I saw the nurse as well - she cleaned it up with an antibiotic ointment and a proper bandage, and gave me a tetanus shot - that surprised me.
 
30 hours later the tetanus shot still hurts - is that usual?

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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2013, 11:09:45 PM »
30 hours later the tetanus shot still hurts - is that usual?


Yes BB, 3 days sometimes 5, very acidic.
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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2013, 06:37:28 AM »


Yes BB, 3 days sometimes 5, very acidic.

 
The nurse is a temporary replacement for the other one who is on holiday. Has never met me before. After treatment, she insisted on giving me a 'mental evaluation' test oof ten questions. I scored 9 out of ten - the only one I missed was the current date - I hadn't seen a calendar lately.
 
Afterwards we had a nice conversation, which somehow got around to my education. When I mention I have two college diplomas and two university degrees, I though she was going to call the men with their butterfly nets and put me in a rubber room! But then I guess she checked with the receptionist - whom I've know for almost 20 years - and everything was confirmed.
 
The replacement nurse is quite young and I guess not used to some of the roughness in life that makes us appear older than we are, here on the coast. I enjoyed telling her some tall tales just to get some of my own back after that test.  :))   :p
 
 

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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2013, 06:42:52 PM »
How is your finger?
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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2013, 06:58:30 PM »
Still sore and itchy, but not bleeding. It's going to leave a scar and a lump. The tetanus shot is so sore it's difficult to sleep on that side. On the other shoulder I have painful tendonitis, so I rely on a sleeping pill to fall asleep. I'm fed up with being in pain all the time, what with the crippling arthritis and all. It's painful just to move a pot of water to the stove.
 
ETA: forgot to mention that I have a hospital appointment at the end of March to get both hands "irrigated" with the same drug as last time - I think it's cortisone. It's done during a live X-ray which shows the specialist where to inject the medicine. It's supposed to last for three months - which is probably correct - I think the last "irrigation" was done last fall, so I'm overdue. It's a painful procedure and you can't really help but look at the X-ray image while it's being done.

ETA: I've asked the nurse to try and see if I can get my shoulder X-ray'd to get a better idea what the problem is - I've had the physician here inject it with cortisone once a month for the last year. Ridiculous.
 
 
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Re: Taking care of yourself
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2013, 07:57:56 PM »
Good to hear that the cortisone works at keeping the pain in check, Boom Boom. Are there cortisone creams that you can use for your hands and shoulder?
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