Thursday, April 30, 2009
So I go to see this dentist and he tells me I need a root canal. Now I freaked...lol and it just so happens he has a patient that doesn't turn up and that means he can do it right away. Now this is great because I don't have time to work myself up into a complete basket case. During the procedure he and his assistant and end up putting me completely at ease. I an in the chair close to 3 hours and in that three hours never once did I feel any pain. I found themselves fascinating. TAhis is now my new dentists and I have had all on my dental work done including. My teeth cleaned. The hygienist was very gentle and tried his best not to hurt me. My friend Donna is also afraid of dentists needless to say I have now got her going to Paul. Which is really great to me because now I drive her to Houston to have her dental work done....lol I get to go visit with Paul and Nancy while Donna sits and gets her teeth done!!
I just love when I find very intelligent people who are very articulate. I so enjoy going to see my dentist Paul Comparelli and his assistant Nancy Ciampichini. They just are great. The facts are are everyone in the office is great. It is a joy to go there to talk to all of them. Now anyone who knows me knows that I'm very friendly to everyone but that doesn't mean that I am friends with everyone I'm very fussy about the people who I would like to consider friends. And intellect is a huge part of that to put it bluntly I am intellectual snob. I only really enjoy smart people. now that's not to say that they have to be well educated its the natural intelligence that attracts me. I am also pretty big on charisma you know what I mean that extra something that some people have that when they talk you want to listen. It was so nice that both Nancy and Paul have these qualities in abundance.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Now I have heard that sometimes it took two years to get an appointment but to my surprise I had an appointment by September. the reason I was given an appointment so soon was that the doctors felt that my weight was killing me. In September Jody and Sammy came with me to see the surgeon he said he was going to operate as soon as he could but I would have to see a bunch of doctors before he could give me a surgery date. I have high blood pressure and diabetes these things are very dangerous if you our morbidly obese.
It is taking me tell now to get appointments and see all those doctors I now just have one appointment left and that looks after my sleep apnea. so how I have lost the weight is mostly eating no white bread and is increasing the amount of other grains that I eat. I Have cutting back some on my fat,and portion size with swimming I have lost the weight. That is it in a nutshell. When I went to the surgeon he said to me that I must have sleep apnea as I had no neck and I needed to see a specialist about this before I could have surgery. This is brought about the biggest change in my life it turns out that I have very severe apnea I have hundreds of episodes every hour. I now only sleep about for five hours a night but I have 10 times the energy and feel 10 times better than I have in years. I am still looking foreword to having a real life now.
I will update this post when I hear more from the doctors. on May 27, 2000 9I should get the all clear to have my surgery and as soon as I know the dates I will post them here.
Well folks I have just received a new program called Dragon talk now it's not the easiest program to use, I thought I would tell you what it's like to use this program. You talk into a microphone, and it types the words you speak. I find that it does not always write down the words that I speak. I think once I get used to this program I will like it a lot but right now I'm finding it a bit frustrating am I not used to speaking aloud while composing a paragraph but it's certainly is faster them than I type and yet is slow compared to speech.
I am off to bed I have had long shift and I am tired this Dragon talk before I taken a nap. I am looking foreword to my first shift back to work. It is a graveyard shift and 12 hours is a long time when you have worked two months.
I am now back in work the shift would well. Now I am back using the program but they think I am too tired to have much success this morning so I'm going to go to bed .
If this program works for me I will be able to catch up on many projects. This program still does not understand what I say all the time. It still writes the wrong words. It also takes much longer to train this program to your voice then I thought it would. I can see where some people would become very frustrated. I personally am not a person that has a lot of patience but I can see this could be a lot faster for someone with learning disabilities to use rather than trying to type. It also would be very good for someone who has never typed.
One needs to realize that one has to speak clearly for it to understand you. I can see that Dragon talk 10 is going to be very helpful to me. I am now getting this program to respond to what they say 80% of the time. I have also realized it is very easy to have it correct spelling errors or wrong words. I find this very exciting I have always wanted to write a book about my cairn terriers. They are really funny little animals. I would also like to write a book on my father. He had many quirky sayings that make people laugh. I also remember most of his were stories and I would like to record them for his great-grandchildren. I can see where Dragon talk is going to enable me to do these things.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I have thought long and hard about doing a blog. My Kids are great blogger. But I can't spell. It is a shameful thing to a 58 year old women if she can't spell. What the Hell I am going to give it a go anyway. I feel Like I need to do this for me not you.....lol