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Worked the Clinic some today. It was okay, some disability forums mainly and Patient Assist stuff.  Had a good time around people that seems to care.

Ended up running out of gas right before the on ramp Wilcox from Morland. So ended up sitting with a local enforcement agent sitting behind me lights ablaze.  While I waited on my ride to the gas store, got back fueled it up and went on about my business.

I’ve been playing some Gaia Online, its pretty fun.  You can see my profile here. Its a pretty fun site, I think. Lots of things to get into. A lot of the nicer items cost cash but if I recall those that do cost RW monies aren’t any better, just a different design. I encourage you to go sign up and give it a try. Be my friend while you’re at it.

Cafeworld same as usual. Up to day 625 in a row of cooking. Need to play some  Angry Birds tonight too.

Tis all

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Well I’ve been away from blogging a bit lately. I got a job with the US Census Bureau awhile back. The job was pretty fun, got to meet various people (and various types of people). The whole Census stuff might be in a later post maybe. But I did lose my job today from there. 😦 I wasn’t performing as well as I should I guess (turning in the questionnaires as quickly as they wanted them after they told us to slow down on the turn ins) and trying to get people to answer their stupid door so we could run through 10 questions which take about 5-10min at MOST.

Never fails.

I picked up Pokemon Soul Silver for my DS on my previous paycheck and have been having a lot of fun with it. I purchased Pokemon Platinum today, it looks like it’ll be fun as well! Really love my Pokemon stuff a lot.

Well my ambien is kicking in so I guess time for bed.

Good night.

Well I just “celebrated” my 26th birthday on Monday (March 29th). It was alright, Cory had wished me a happy birthday around 1am or so my time (12am his).

The day wasn’t that great, it was rainy out and stuff. Mom and Adam came up to see me and brought me my cheesecake sampler birthday cheesecake and my present from them. Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook It’s a pretty nice pocket guide for primary care, there’s an emergency medicine one I’d like also.

Ate some cake, watched the rain let off a little and went and fixed my busted in lock on my car door. In the process of removing a bolt I sliced my finger apart and bashed it into the sharp edges of the door frame. Apparently both bolts that hold the lock to the door handle area had come out so I found one and finally got it reattached and all. Works pretty well now.

My next gift from them will be reactivating FFXI. Mainly just so I can talk/play with Cory, but there’s some new missions I want to finish up too and maybe work on my WHM to get it ready for level 99.

Thomas got me this awesome Bludgeon from Transformers  Voyager, which he had gotten for himself but the sword was bent some so he knew how much I wanted one and let me have his non-perfect one (which is fine with me).

My mom is going to reactivate FFXI for me either Friday or Saturday probably whenever it’s safe to reactivate to avoid a fee for other months, so hopefully Cory and I can play together soon.

I had to take an employment test with the Census Bureau today. Had my application and I-9 form filled out and ready, the test giver guy was pretty awesome. I made a 98% got 27/28 questions correct. I hope to hear back from them in a week or so. So here’s hoping.
My email has been acting up and I didn’t get like a weeks worth of mail recently so if you sent something and no reply send again. Some emails are trickling back through too from that time frame but still send another.

Oh I did my clinic orientation at the free clinic. Looks like I’ll be doing front office stuff which should be fun, plus I get to help needy people out in some way. Hope it all works out very well.
Goodnight!

Brad

Choices

Posted: January 21, 2010 in Friends, Health, Life, Work
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Well its 05:00, always a nice time to try to end the day.

A lot has happened the past few weeks. Ended up in the ER a bunch several days last week due to 1 migraine and then a GI bleed that wouldn’t stop.

Migraine went as they usually do. Go in, wait in my darkened room, talk to the doctor or PA. They check me out. Call my mom to come get me. Get my shot of dilaudid and phenergan. Wait 20 minutes (more like 40 in some cases, though I have been able to leave before 20 minutes a few times). Leave. Then home to bed.

Well that night I had been feeling pretty nauseous and had some abdominal pain over the stomach (more so than I had been with the migraine, which I hadn’t had any vomiting with, just nausea). It intensified a bit and I ran off to the bathroom and produced quite a bit of blood. I went to throw on some clothes and get to the ER across the street. Managed to find a cup which came in handy to vomit in (proof even). Got in there fairly quick and taken back. I saw a PA I had seen back in March of last year when something like this had happened (with much less blood). He got me checked out some, gave me some pain and nausea meds and had me do some orthostatic vitals. (Thats where they take your bp/pulse/o2 sat laying down, sitting up, standing up). My pressure was low and pulse was low laying down, on sitting up, pressure dropped a little and HR increased, standing up made me pretty dizzy and BP dropped a lot and HR went up to about 138.
Laid back down and waited some more, he came back in and did a rectal exam to check for blood there, and pressed on my abdomen some to check for tenderness, etc. Pain had increased quite a bit so got me some more pain meds and a big helping of zofran for the nausea. Anyway the doctor over that PA came in and talked to me (I had seen him back in September for my last bleed which got me admitted) said he was gonna let me go home (As my nurse is coming in with the fluids the PA had ordered) but told me to return if I vomited any more blood, felt weaker, anything like that. Came home and slept since I hadn’t slept any and when I got up was still bleeding so went back in. This time they put me in the Fast Track area (for cases such as headaches, colds, back pain, things that aren’t too serious at present). The PA that examined me just didn’t seem like he knew what to do. He said he would get me some protonix for the pain, and some zofran for my nausea. Okay, well the protonix never came and I finally got my Zofran when I was leaving. They did another H&H on me, my hemoglobin and such had dropped some since that morning. He did a rectal exam as well, he seemed nervous about it, more so than I was. He was nice about it all though just seemed like he was afraid of those things (can’t blame him in some cases haha). But got discharged and said to make an appointment with my doctor. Well I see him on Tuesday but the bleeding finally stopped, I can tell I lost a bit of blood due to the weakness and I’m sure my HGB is low low low.

I got to watch Cory play some music today! Was pretty cool, he used his webcam and some site to stream it to live. Hes pretty awesome!

I’ve been considering a career lately. Its actually something I’ve wanted to do for most of my life. Joining the military. I’ve wanted to be a Marine as far back as I can remember, but I don’t think I could make it through their training at this point. I’ve been looking into the Army Reserve. This would allow me to be able to work and to also serve if called upon. Maybe even go fulltime if I like it well enough. I’m not going to jump right into it just yet though. I have a lot of thinking to do on it. I have some stuff I want to see how it turns out first, and depending on the result, then I can proceed forward or stick with the other stuff.

Ok time for sleep..

Well its been a while since I posted last. I guess a mixture between being busy, sick and lazy.

Not much has been going on, was doing some work at OEC, and hunting a job. I’ve got one page (front is filled, working on back now) of jobs I’ve applied for. There’s only one or two in which I was asked in for an interview, the others had either been filled or the business wasn’t hiring.

I’ve been looking into becoming an Electrician. I first need to take an aptitude test, if I pass that I can start my apprenticeship I believe (which involves working with other electricians and such). I need to try to get a hold of the local IBEW since they seem to do the testing, I left a message but no call back yet. Once its all setup, I need $44 for the cost of the test. I need to brush up a little on Algebra since that math plays a role in electrical work. Cory and I both need to brush up on math we think, since he’s gonna go back to school to do this stuff. Wish I could say it was me who influenced him to do so.
Sad to say I don’t think I’ll have any support from my family, as this would be under the Not looking for a job category. Plus I’m stupid and don’t know what I’m doing and electricity is dangerous and I’ll kill myself..  Oh well, Cory gave me some encouragement so I’m gonna give it a shot.

I’m getting a Cactuar (Sabotender) hat for Christmas! From Toys N Joys. (GREAT company by the way, buy stuff from them! Large selection of all sorts of games, consoles, (Japanese consoles and games as well), Anime/Manga/Game items (apparel, wall posters, toys, etc).

Sadly as you can see the hat is brown, they used to offer a green one as can be seen here. But, I’ll be very happy with the brown one as it still is a Cactuar and I loooove Cactuars.  Plus my current beanie is coming un-stitched. Its a nice beanie, got it at Wal Mart for like $5, pretty thick and warm, just some thread got pulled out and the warm insulation is coming apart from the outside of the beanie.

My health has been up and down, I’ve been down to 135-140lbs but have went back up to 145, I need to drop a few pounds again to get to where I want to be at least. I’ve had this headache that won’t seem to go away, its always there now it seems, then at times, it will start to get worse and worse, then it will eventually come back down. Kinda feels like my migraines sometimes. Not sure what it could be, been also very nauseous with it.
My stomach has been driving me crazy. I’m completely out of all my reflux meds. (Zegerid, Nexium, Kapidex) I did manage to find some old Zegerid powder solution that you mix in a little water and drink so that’s been holding me over for now, doesn’t seem to last as long but it does help when the pain/burning gets to be bad.

It dropped down to 16.8F so far tonight, and its just 23:50. Was in the Low to mid 30s during the day today, and with the wind it made walking not fun. I managed to walk down the block and back some but all that cold was hurting my face pretty bad and my hands (even with gloves).

I’ve added more pictures to my Times News Spotted gallery and to my Flickr galleries.

Not played much Maple Story since my last post about it, its still a fun game but I just end up finding other stuff to do, but I need to sit down and play it again sometime soon.

I hope to have my blog back onto my own server again soon, I gotta get FQ paid up and find a new domain name as my bradleynoe.com one got swiped as I had no way to pay for the renewal. ._. Figures I’d lose the one domain I had for myself and not for system/site usage, and what’s worse, its my name! But keep your eyes out for news about the move. These posts will be migrated over and a big overhaul of the blog site will be in store as well.

Well, I suppose that’s all for tonight. Lunesta has me seeing those darn butterfly moth creatures, so I know its time for sleeps.