Resolutions?!? Smitheroochians

Why make resolutions that cannot be achieved?!? Thus, I am picking good things that are achievable (although numbered, these are in no particular order or priority; they are all important). Here are my eighteen resolutions for 2018:
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1. Just once, when I get a bad haircut . . . be HONEST and tell the hairdresser so.

2. We can be proud about our own and loved ones’ HUMILITY. This has worked for the Dalia Lama, Buddha, and Jesus Christ.

3. TRY to make a good habit = a No Fault Attitude. Practice apologizing, even when I am not at fault. If I do it three times, it may become a habit.
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4. LOVE one another more. Encourage two pairs of people to develop a more caring relationship.

5. Keep in mind my own SAFETY. As a reminder, look at my four fingers and thumb to ‘fight to save’ all five digits.

6. Pick Six . . . Do something good for a FAMILY member that is unsolicited.

7. Accept LUCK. If 7 isn’t my lucky number, obtain a new one.

8. Use the good SENSES I have going for me. Common sense is one, too. What if I went blind tomorrow? Continuing practice walking in the dark or doing simple tasks with my eyes closed.

9. Do not go more than one day in-a-row without prayer, thanks, or meditation.

10. Perform random acts of KINDNESS at least ten times in 2018. Keep track of them but don’t tell others in order to get credit.

11. Be a better sport. CELEBRATE at least eleven times this year after my favorite team loses. This is achievable because my favorite teams lose often.

12. GIVE UP something I like for a week; Once a month.

13. GAIN 13 pounds. Last fall, I was more than 20 pounds underweight.

14. E – E – E – E. Eat and exercise every day. This should be EASY.

15. Reduce ‘Dumb Phone’ use. Go a couple days without phoning or texting my best friend (of course, warn them ahead so as to not generate ‘any bad blood).

16. BUILD on Teamwork. Once and a while, ask for help even if I do not need it.

17. LEARN two new ways to cope with pain.

18. Remain OPTIMISTIC even though the POTUS behaves poorly, those around me do not experience success, and those close to us pass away.

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Medi-Cal and “Obama-Care” Hassling Sick Writer in Nor Cali

Just wondering why my care “runs out” tomorrow . . .

 

Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center with Personal Health Crises 11/11/2016

at Cedar Crest, Sunnyvale / Generations Healthcare

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VISION = NEAR-SIGHTED ASTIGMATISM

No corrective lenses

PSYCHOLOGICAL

Tuesdays 9:00 therapy at PAMF with Dr. Link

NUTRITION

Bought vitamins last week

UNDER-WEIGHT

Target  Post-Bariatric surgery = 187; currently less than 167

HYPERTENSION

NOT taking 3 meds. normally prescribed

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Next visit with Dr. Peter Wu on 12-2-2016 at PAMF

BROKEN HAND

Cast to remain on until Friday, November 18, 2016

G I ISSUES

 

ALLERGIES

No antihistamines administered since left El Camino Hospital

ASTHMA

not taking Q-Var as done by self daily

PNEUMONIA

RECOVERED after 5 days of hosp. Treatments at El Camino, Mt. View 10-28 to  11-2-16; 5th case since 2003

LUNG BLOOD CLOTS & FRACTALS

Developed October 12; lung/lower ribs sore again today 11-13-2016

FEVERS 4 TIMES,  LAST DURING EVENING OF SAT. NOV. 12TH

EAR, NOSE & THROAT

  • Could see Dr. Melinda Moir at PAMF; 
  • Had hoarseness since Sept. 30th; 
  • Wish to sing with Tongan SFoA EPA Choir on Christmas Eve, Menlo Church   Chancel Choir on Christmas Eve Eve, and Christmas morning with John & Co.  At St. Raymond’s Menlo Park

FEET; MUST make appt. To see DR. KRIS at PAMF

BAD KNEES MUST SEE DR. JAMES HARTMAN AT PAMF

After Thanksgiving, 3 injections planned

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Needed for back: 8 degenerative discs = 2 cervical, 4 thoracic, 2 lumbar

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Needed for week after cast is removed by PAMF’s Dr. Edward Moon

I’m SICK OF AGGRAVATION BY CERTAIN STAFF MEMBERS

  1. Lydia,  Jonathon LVN, Cynthia,  Marvi,  Argh,  

KUDOS FOR STAFF “BIG HELPERS” AT CEDAR CREST, SUNNYVALE

 = Station One RN s late p.m./early a.m. and LVN s, like Miss  Hermila and Ranvir 

HYPOTHYROID

  Abborrent levels of hormone affect both mood and metabolism

DENTAL HEALTH

Poor according to UCSF Student Clinic; Nine (9) cavities; very high Medi-Cal  share of cost due

DISABLED AND WITHOUT SERVICE DOG FOR MORE THAN 4 YEARS

Latest dog Teddy passed away in June 2012; no one has been identified to offer  a trained nor untrained for free or for full-cost; Teddy’s cost from the breeder  in Sebastopol was $8,500 plus licensing and vet fees when purchased in  January 2008

 

#1 Complaints / Potential Grievances =

  1. No Exit Conference on 11-11-2016 with feasible or realistic futures for patient/client/Medicare + Medi-Cal recipient; informed of discharge late in the afternoon on a state and national holiday,
  2. Never an introductory Care Conference conducted with patient/ resident – – 2 scheduled but none held,
  3. Three times confronted by Nursing staff to sign ‘outlandish’ legal document to discharge own sick, feverish body back on-to-the streets,
  4. At Cedar Crest since 11-2-2016; many routinely taken Rx medicines not administered, i.e. Omeprezole, 3 blood pressure meds, Levsin/ Hyoscyamine Sulfate, unable to get Maalox
  5. I was only offered one shower between 11-2 and 11-13-2016

Grandma’s Chicken Divan *

Save yourself a trip from the kitchen and use ingredients you’ve on-hand.

Or if you must, make a grocery list (send Ol’Lard Butt out to get exercise).

Make A List:

  • Broccoli
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • One cup of white wine
  • Lemon
  • Sharp yellow or white cheddar cheese or provolone
  • Corn flakes browned in butter

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Whenever you are ready, your hands are clean, and the chicken is well rinsed, begin. Slice the chicken breasts, add a couple cloves of garlic, and stuff the cavity of the chicken. Use cut up/diced broccoli and add with your favorite herbs and cheese. I am not sure how Grandma used the corn flakes, but I would add them crushed on top.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bake for 90-100 minutes.

You may want to add more cheese later in the baking process.

You might also want to think about baking it at 325 and have it done within an hour in the oven.

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Wine is as good as life to a man if it be drunk moderately; what is life then to a man that is without wine? For it was made to make men glad.

Wine measurably drank, and in season, bringeth gladness of the heart and cheerfulness of the mind.  ~ Ecclesiastics, 31:27-28

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  • Recipe from Confessions of An Oenophile – An American Family Cookbook