Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:31 pm

scottydog wrote:
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My theory is that as a fan of the founding fathers, you unconsciously decided you deserved President's Day off :lol:
This is absolutely correct. I love my unconscious. I love being one with my unconscious. :sleep:
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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by scottydog » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:14 am

^ Not sure why I love sleep so much. I don't get anything done and I'm completely unconscious, so I should view it as a total waste of time.

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 pm

Yeah, I always wished I could stay awake while I sleep so I could enjoy it more.
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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by scottydog » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 am

RJDiogenes wrote:
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I always wished I could stay awake while I sleep
How paradoxically true! :headbash:

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by Elara » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:14 pm

And now my head hurts trying to figure how that ^^^ would work. :lol:

Sleep is always the best thing when you are sick, glad you got some, RJ. :yes:
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That's good self-care. Some people don't have the sense to call in sick when they're sick. My theory is that as a fan of the founding fathers, you unconsciously decided you deserved President's Day off :lol:
Unfortunately, far too many jobs force them to come in when sick. The motel I mention in the other thread, the owner told me she didn't want to see me if I was sick. What I learned from experience is that apparently me working was fine, she just didn't want to see me. ;)

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:06 pm

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Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:14 pm
And now my head hurts trying to figure how that ^^^ would work. :lol:
I always kind of thought that lucid dreaming would be like that. You'd be able to enjoy the dreaming as if you were awake, but still wake up refreshed.
Sleep is always the best thing when you are sick, glad you got some, RJ. :yes:
Thank you.
but other than that, it's up to me. :conf:
Sometimes they carry involving patients in their own care too far.
The motel I mention in the other thread, the owner told me she didn't want to see me if I was sick. What I learned from experience is that apparently me working was fine, she just didn't want to see me. ;)
So if you got sick, she'd take the day off. :lol:
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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by huggle » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:47 am

RJDiogenes wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:10 pm
[...] I could stay awake while I sleep [...]
Isn't that the definition of public services / state offices? ;)

Glad you're feeling better! Did you catch that nasty flu that's currently spreading?

I had hip problems the last 4 weeks but am on the mend now. Paradoxly, my hip was playing up because I lost a lot of weight. The angles and the direction of the muscles' pull seem to be different now and that caused something similar to carpal tunnel syndrome.
My sense of equilibrium is fully back now: I slipped in a strong current the day before yesterday and managed to not fall in. :veryhappy:
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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:08 pm

huggle wrote:
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Isn't that the definition of public services / state offices? ;)
Maybe I should run in the next election. :lol:
Glad you're feeling better! Did you catch that nasty flu that's currently spreading?
The day I was sick it only really lasted a few hours. It was almost like food poisoning, except I hadn't eaten anything.
My sense of equilibrium is fully back now: I slipped in a strong current the day before yesterday and managed to not fall in. :veryhappy:
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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by Elara » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:02 am

I am having a lot of low blood sugar moments. I had two poached eggs for breakfast today, an hour later my blood sugar dropped (which has never happened before with a protein). The only different thing in my life is the Metoprolol, but I didn't see any warning about that causing blood sugar to drop, only that you might not notice the drop. Which is no lie, because by the time I notice it, I am pretty weak.
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So if you got sick, she'd take the day off. :lol:
Yep. :lol: There was one glorious week that none of us saw her because we were all sick. :lol:

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by Cayla » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:02 pm

Yesterday, I had a slight sinus headache along with a sore neck and should. I feel better, this morning.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:27 pm

^^ I'm glad you feel better.

Hmm. I wonder if I have low blood sugar. :unsure:
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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by scottydog » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:31 pm

Elara wrote:
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....by the time I notice it, I am pretty weak.
Yikes. I hope you see your doctor soon to figure it out. I would prescribe a 1000mg chocolate bar. :yes:

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by Elara » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:22 am

Cayla wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Yesterday, I had a slight sinus headache along with a sore neck and should. I feel better, this morning.
Glad you feel better. It seems like head pain tends to cause shoulder and neck pain.
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Hmm. I wonder if I have low blood sugar. :unsure:
Do you see lights? Have trouble making out what you are looking at? Feel like the blood has left your extremities? Talk like you are drunk, but haven't had any alcohol? If you have answered yes to any of those questions, you too may have low blood sugar. Keep some candy near your bed. :yes:
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Yikes. I hope you see your doctor soon to figure it out. I would prescribe a 1000mg chocolate bar. :yes:
Believe me, I always have chocolate or some candy nearby. :lol:
Back in high school, I woke from a sound sleep and felt really weak. Like I couldn't stand, and when I did, I was just shaking from head to toe. I had no idea what was going on, but somehow I thought I should eat something. Luckily I had a Hershey bar in my dresser, so I grabbed it and ate it all.
It took time, but I figured out what I could eat and couldn't eat, and figured out that I could go without eating. It's not lack of food, it's caused by the high that I drop from. For instance, if I eat potatoes, I will drop. If I eat oatmeal, I will drop, which shouldn't do that, but it does to me. Carbs will get me, which is why dropping after eating eggs is weird. That's a protein, I should be fine. Which is why I am wondering about the Metoprolol. I am supposed to take double the amount now, but I am not feeling really comfortable doing that. I see the doctor in a few weeks, so I guess I'll try the extra, but if my blood sugar gets worse, I am dropping it back down. I don't want to be out with the horses when it's this cold and have to crawl back from the pasture (not again. ;) )

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by scottydog » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:54 pm

Elara wrote:
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Believe me, I always have chocolate or some candy nearby. :lol:
That's excellent self-care :thumbsup: Isn't it fascinating how we're all different? I'm glad you know your tendencies, and I bet you're right that it's the Metoprolol.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:55 pm

Elara wrote:
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Do you see lights?
Yes. This morning, it was a plow.
Have trouble making out what you are looking at?
I have been having vision issues.
Feel like the blood has left your extremities?
My feet fall asleep easily.
Talk like you are drunk, but haven't had any alcohol?
Shometimesh.
If you have answered yes to any of those questions, you too may have low blood sugar. Keep some candy near your bed. :yes:
I'll give it a try.
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Post by Lupine » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:00 pm

I got into some dust in the shed yesterday and my allergies have kicked up. And this morning my aunt woke up with pinkeye.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:37 pm

Aw, bummer. Is she going to get some antibiotics?
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Post by Lupine » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:51 pm

^Probably not. It started clearing up as the day wore on making me think that she probably just scratched it.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 pm

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Post by Elara » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:22 pm

Second day of this migraine. I suffered through last night, refusing to take a second dose of migraine pills, but I sure regretted that decision while I tried to sleep last night.
I broke down and took a second dose today, not wanting to relive last night's experience, today.
Basically, it's better after the second dose, but not great. I just have to survive this low pressure, which ends... ugh, sometime Friday? :Ahhh:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:55 pm

That's terrible. It's too bad that there's no way to compensate for the low pressure. They have room humidifiers, so why not room pressurizers?
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Post by Elara » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:11 am

Last night the migraine finally eased up, unfortunately today I got hit with what I assume was a rebound migraine. So five days this time. It's easing now, so I think I'm going to be free.
Thursday I could have used scottydog's first aid kit, or simply some bubble wrap. It was minor, but it sure smarted. I reached up to grab the car door to shut it, and somehow slipped my pinky fingernail up into the gap between the window and the seal. This somehow caused the nail to flip back, ripping it away from flesh, halfway down the nail. Ripped the nail, but can't trim it all the way off because it would leave my finger unprotected. I keep it bandaged to keep it together and to keep hay and dirt out of it.
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That's terrible. It's too bad that there's no way to compensate for the low pressure. They have room humidifiers, so why not room pressurizers?
That would be nice, though I am not sure what would happen to me once I stepped outside. :unsure:

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Post by Lupine » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:57 pm

I thought I was coming down with something yesterday, but it let up as the day wore on. Might just have been allergies.

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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by huggle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 pm

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You have somebody to help you if you do get swept away, right? :unsure:
Most of the time, yes. But it really doesn't matter because the limiting factor is the armlength: 3 feet. If the water is deeper we can't sample since the insects always sit below the larger stones. If we can't grab those, we can't catch anything. Hence, we never go in any deeper.
In such shallow water, slipping isn't very dangerous. Also, I always keep levelheaded in an emergency. Only 30 mins afterwards when the adrenalin wears off I get shaky knees :D
When I am sampling alone I'm simply more careful than usual. And I bring 2 sets of dry clothes, just in case ;)
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That's terrible. It's too bad that there's no way to compensate for the low pressure. They have room humidifiers, so why not room pressurizers?
That would be nice, though I am not sure what would happen to me once I stepped outside. :unsure:
It's like when flying: the change in air pressure may trigger a migraine, even if the pressure is artificial. The ventilation in one of our labs is currently malfunctioning and as a result the whole tract of the building has a lower pressure than the rest of the building. It's agonizing. Everyone complains about migraines and breathing troubles. To keep the negative health effects as low as possible, we switch the system on only for a few hours per day (mostly during lunch and teabreaks) until it gets fixed.
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Re: Infirmary Thread #16: LOL Is The Best Rx

Post by Elara » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:42 pm

Well, I haven't got a real low pressure to blame this migraine on. There has been a very slight drop, and yes, that could cause it, but how unfair is that? :P :lol:
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I thought I was coming down with something yesterday, but it let up as the day wore on. Might just have been allergies.
Glad it let up. :yes: Are your allergies plant related?
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It's like when flying: the change in air pressure may trigger a migraine, even if the pressure is artificial. The ventilation in one of our labs is currently malfunctioning and as a result the whole tract of the building has a lower pressure than the rest of the building. It's agonizing. Everyone complains about migraines and breathing troubles. To keep the negative health effects as low as possible, we switch the system on only for a few hours per day (mostly during lunch and teabreaks) until it gets fixed.
That's what I figured. If I had something like that, I'd be confined until the outside pressure rose.

Hope the ventilation gets fixed soon for you. :yes:

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