Saturday, May 02, 2009


I have been working a weird schedule lately. I usually am more kind to myself when scheduling my nights, but not this time around. I worked 2 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off, 2 on. It was brutal. Add to that the pollen and wind and I am broken.

I have no voice. I can whisper, but that is about it. I am trying not to talk at all. I tried fingerspelling with Mr. Misha, but he doesn't know any ASL. So I send him texts and emails. He seems to be enjoying the silence. Hopefully, I will have my voice back soon.

My feet are swollen. HUGE. So huge that on my last night at work, I could not fit them all the way into my work clogs. I have been taking diuretic medication and elevating my feet. The swelling has gone down tremendously, but I still have
pitting edema in one foot.

I am giving myself until Monday to be cured. If not, I will call the doctor. I don't expect him to be able to do anything, but it will get my mother off my ass.

Today is her 65th Birthday. I am going to try and get Mr. Misha to sing happy birthday to her for me while I whistle along. She is mad at me right now because I told her to "get off the cross" during our conversation the other day. Maybe we will luck out and she won't answer the phone.

Happy Weekend everyone!


  1. I am afraid to click on that link to "pitting edema" and read something gross and medical-ly before I even have breakfast.
    So, even though all I know is that you have no voice and your feet are swollen, I am going to wish you better. Those would be plenty enough reasons to need well-wishing! I also wish you a swift recovery from the pitting edema, whatever that is. :)

  2. Awww... nursing is such a hard profession. Take care of yourself and feel better.

  3. I'm sorry to hear that about your voice and of course, the swollen feet. I lose my voice sometimes, too, but my hubby loves my sexy blues singing when I do. I don't eat ham anymore but when I did, it made my ankles swell. Going on a juice fast for a couple of days always puts me back on track, though. Good luck, Sweetie, and keep washing those hands.