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Good luck at the Drs!
Good luck at the Drs!
TDWoj said:I just got the flu shot today, I have to wait with the blood test until next week - I have to be on the drug a full 30 days before the test, and I just looked at my calendar and realised I hadn't started using it unitl October 2nd.
I'm completely stressing out today because I've got this one job that WILL NOT GO AWAY, and it's messing up my schedule for getting all my other jobs done on time. I wouldn't mind doing it except the person I have to deal with is not exactly the brightest person on the face of the earth, and one of my shortcomings, I confess, is that I do not suffer fools gladly.
TDWoj said:Thanks, Serena.
It was lovely having this weekend "off" in the sense that while I still had things to do, I didn't have to do them if I didn't want to - no deadlines!
Mind you, the living room is still a disaster area and I really must get that sorted out because the sofa is coming! the sofa is coming! (soon)
I spent most of yesterday worrying about my dad. I don't know if you heard, but there was this big snowstorm that hit Nova Scotia, knocking out the power pretty much throughout the whole province. One of the meds my father takes to help his breathing requires running (I think) a compressed air tank - Serena would know what the gadget is, specifically. He puts the meds into a receptacle, puts on a mask and turns on the air so he can breathe in the medication.
No power - no air. No air - no medication.
He had one of those asthma puffers which helped a little. I called Nova Scotia power and told them of his situation. Fortunately, he lives near the natural gas plant in Goldboro, so I expect it was that more that than the fact there was a little 90-year-old man who couldn't breathe in the same area that got the power on sooner rather than later, but he was still without power - and that meant no heat except for that coming from the little wood stove in the kitchen, and no light but candles and kerosene lamps - for nearly 16 hours.
I spoke to him this morning. He'd fallen asleep, exhausted from having to haul wood up from the basement to keep himself warm. If the power hadn't come on and started up the furnace, and the stove had gone out while he was still asleep... it doesn't bear thinking about.
On the other hand, I think he was better off where he was, rather than living in an apartment in town. At least he did have an alternative heat source, which he wouldn't have in an apartment.
I think he'll be spending a few minutes each day this week hauling up more wood from the basement, though....
Amos Stevens said:Yeah I heard about that bad snowstorm TD-power out for 9 hours. Shame that there isn't someone near your dad that can check on him when power goes out like that. Here the power company has a list of people on oxygen & such that need immediate power
kat_whit said:I hate to hear that your Dad had to endure this... Kat
Storm said:That's tough on your dad TD. It must be really hard for him hauling wood up. Last year when mine was bad i'd never have managed to do that,or it'd have taken forever.
Nice the way you look out for him though.