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Marilee J. Layman

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09:31 pm: Changing Meds
The renal nurse called at 8:30am and told me they'd put in another BP med and I should pick it up. When I got up and took meds, I skipped the one I had. I ate at Captain D's, but didn't finish, it just bothered me, but one of our bookgroup members was there again. He worked for Cinta for a while but they laid him off. He went back to Captain D's, but he needs a job that pays better in order to live.

I went on to the transfer station and put cardboard in the big dumpster and then to Kaiser. There was a long line for the pharmacy, out blocking the hallway, and I did what they tell me to do -- went up to the counter and get my med. I hate that, it makes the other people give me bad looks, but I really can't stand up that long. The new med is atenolol, which I used to give to Smudge for his heart murmur. It helped him live longer. I hope it helps make my pitting edema go away.

When I got home I was just so sleepy that I took the atenolol, read email, and then napped with Spirit on the recliner for 2.5 hours. She spent the beginning of it under the duvet, but when I woke up, she was on top of it, between my legs.

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From:heleninwales
Date:April 3rd, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
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I hope the atenolol works for you and gets rid of the edema problem. It's one of the BP drugs that I've been taking for a few years now. I haven't had any problems with it, though it can cause weird dreams. But I have those anyway, so I have no idea whether it's made them worse. :)
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 3rd, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I have weird dreams, too! My BP was substantially down both last night and this morning, so that part of it worked. And my feet don't hurt yet, so we'll see.
From:c_crockett
Date:April 3rd, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
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I hope the new meds help. I've had a little experience with the line thing. It would help so much if they just did the bakery 'take a numbered ticket' thing. I don't mind waiting my turn, but doing it while standing fairly still on a hard surface is pretty harsh.
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 3rd, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I asked the girl at the counter the same thing -- and I've asked for it before -- but she said they haven't found a useful method.
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