soon after settling in, my body was aching and muscles in shoulders and neck super tight and tense
nurse went to get me something I have never heard of, a cervical hot pack, which is kept in hot water, wrapped in a towel and placed on tight neck and below. and I do mean HOT, MELTED THE TENSION and I dropped into a deep deep sleep after basically two sleepless nights, bless you Nurse Sue.
ablut two hours I surfaced from my deep deep oblivion sleep, and to my alarm, the tenseness came flooding back into my nexk and shoulder, so I asked for hot pack number two which helped yet again.
tension tried to slip back in during the afternoon, but I held it off fairly well
A short time into dialysis this AM my heart rate slowed from 58 or so to 33. The nurse gave me oxygen. My heart rate went up to my normal after twenty minutes. My blood pressure was okay through all this. Finished dialysis. Was driven to emergency in Midland. Saw a doctor after 3.5 hour wait. Doctor ordered my betablocker stopped. We wnill keep an eye in things. For the twenty minutes I felt a little bleak but fine the rest of the run and while wauting at Emergency dept.
for an hour or so today at dialysis, I drew this sketch of Samuel Beckett, my dialysis is four hours long….I go for dialysis four times per week….sketching passes the time…the drawing is not finished, needs some adjustments, catch lights added to the pupils will be especially value adding, still a good effort for 90 minutes of work
I am staggering around within the sixth year of editing a quarterly newsletter for a non profit volunteer organization. I am running out of steam. I believe I have received about five bits of reaction to the newsletter. Although we have a very small membership, through a few communications I know it does get passed on to others.
In six years two people have authored articles, all other content I have written. I have impersonated the president of the group who does not really want to communicate to the members.
We have embraced the new media, we have a blog, a website, and a Facebook page.
One blessing, we do not surface mail paper copies of the newsletter. We send it out by email.
I suspect by this time next year either it will have ended, gone to live on the Facebook page, or a new editor will have picked up the fallen reins. I will let you know how it turns out.
Bad dialysis run today. Felt like I was going to pass out for most of the run. Blood pressure was around 100/nn or lower, too low to remove extra fluid. Felt physically awful and would not have been surprised to throw up.
I start dialysis on Thursdays at 730 am and go until 1130 am normally. Today they asked me if I wanted to pack it in for the day and come back on Saturday since they had a chair free.
I made it home safely leaving the clinic around 930 am.
Once off the machine, I felt relatively ok. The night before I had not slept at all. For two of the nights out of three before that I had slept poorly.
So dialysis on Friday morning and on Saturday morning. Knock wood, I hope for smooth runs.