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I pressed the med alert button

I pressed the med alert button

I got the Covid booster on Wednesday. I felt okay until the early morning hours of Thursday. That’s when I started feeling achy. I attempted to go to the bathroom and I didn’t have the strength to get myself off the toilet. Thankfully I was able to get myself up from my wheelchair. If I knew that this would be the beginning of the horrible day I was about to have, I wouldn’t have done anything different because I couldn’t…

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No joke, I’ve fallen again

No joke, I’ve fallen again

Omg it happened again yesterday where I fell to the floor but this time it wasn’t so comical. I was beyond exhausted coming home from mahjong. It even took me a couple of minutes to get from my wheelchair to the drivers seat. Driving isn’t an issue for me because the muscles required for that weren’t the muscles that were the cause of exhaustion. I know my dad is reading this and he neither understands that or feels comfortable with…

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Setting of the med-alert again

Setting of the med-alert again

Back in June when I got into the program for the nursing aid, I also received a new med alert. So I’ve had this new one for quite some time and I like this one because the button it’s harder to push. Therefore I have had much fewer false alarms. By fewer, I mean zero. So I finally like this one. When I moved there weren’t many spots I was able to hook it up and so I had to…

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Dizzy when I stand up….

Dizzy when I stand up….

Have you ever stood up and got dizzy? “Dizziness or light-headedness when standing up occurs as a result of abnormal blood pressure regulation. Normally, when people stand, gravity causes blood to pool in the veins of the legs and trunk. This pooling lowers the blood pressure and the amount of blood the heart pumps to the brain.” Unfortunately this happens to me more often then I’d like to admit. I remember 3 specific scary stories that were really severe, although…

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