12Nov23: a slow day….

This was a slow day. I barely got to dialysis after sleeping nearly nine hours and waking up 20 minutes before I needed to be at the hospital! I managed to get there just in time, even after a hurried shower and feeding the cat. Yes, I remembered to put on slacks! LOL! (Barely….)

I didn’t have any “omph!” left after dialysis. 

I mailed a letter after leaving the hospital, a big deal on a holiday because the main street was blocked for six blocks by police cars and patrolmen diverting traffic to secondary streets. I ended up taking alleys part of the way. On one street, I had to back up half of the way when I discovered the main street was still blocked there! I finally got to the mail drop off, but it was a challenge.

I watched a little television while eating lunch. A bit after 2 pm, I felt so exhausted, I took a nap, waking up a bit after 6 pm! I had breakfast for supper and tried to catch up on everything I missed doing because I slept.

Sorry this is a “thin” post today. 

34 thoughts on “12Nov23: a slow day….

    • May you not! It is easy enough for me because I am retired and have good insurance, but financial issues can be overwhelming for younger people or people with inadequate insurance.

  1. Dear Doug, I hope and wish you had a good sleep. This is important, take care of yourself dear, by the way the last photograph so beautiful, Thank you, Love and Hugs to you both, nia

    • Thanks, nia! I’ve been getting lots of sleep lately. Colder weather helps! The beauty of black and white photography is something I like to explore from time to time.

        • I used to take all print photos in b&w and used color exclusively for slides. I liked the Kodak100 ASA film because it had a wonderful depth to it.

          • Ah yes, I remember now Kodak was my best too, I took several photographs with it. But things changed very fastly and then films disaapeared… I remember, I was taking a lot of pictures and every weekend I was going to my friend’s photo studio and then I took the pictures on paper… what an exciting wait for this… Thank you dear Doug, but you also reminded me something too, we all forget to wait… waiting, this period was important in life. now everything happens very fastly and then goes… I am not sure but this is another subject to think, to discuss, etc. Love, nia

          • Yes, there was a big cost associated with film photography as well as the wait. I like digital photography a lot better not that even a simple smartphone can take high quality photos.

  2. When you have “breakfast for supper” I call it “Backwards Day.” Go ahead and have leftover pizza for breakfast and pancakes with maple syrup for dinner! I hope you’ll soon be recovered from the disjointed day you had. Rest as much as you can – or as much as Andy allows!

  3. Thin is okay, Doug, I’m glad that you made it to your appointment. Sleep is a beautiful thing! It’s like we live another entirely different life when we sleep. Have a great day, Doug. 😎

    • I go to dialysis on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I go in at 4:40 AM; sometime between 5:00 and 5:30 AM – some days are busier for staff than others – I am prepared for the session; the sessions last four hours; after the session, the two needles are removed and bandaged; for 10-15 minutes, I apply pressure to the two “wounds”. It pretty much takes all of my morning, then I have an early lunch, watch a bot of television. I usually am so zonked by dialysis that I end up taking a nap that lasts 2-4 hours! It may see a burden to others but the alternative methods require a lot more hassles and time. One takes 12 hours and a helper. Another solution is a transplant, which may or may not “take” or last the rest of the patient’s life. That also requires a lifetime of anti-rejection medicine.

        • It is involved but not tragic, fortunately. It is so easy for me that I have to remember many of the people who’ve dialyzed at the same time as me in the seven years I’ve been on dialysis have died. I’m fortunate in that I don’t have diabetes, which seems to be the worst disease for people on this,

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