I’ve just been diagnosed with DVT and have been getting shots twice daily for the past few days and have had my blood drawn twice since Monday. Ironically, the 2x/day shots don’t bother me, but I still can’t handle the blood draws. Looks like I’m going to be having to get used to it though. Today I listened to my Ipod while they did it and it helped distract me.
stellablue19's Life List
1. Start a family
2. keep my house clean and organized
3. Landscape our yard
4. take a vacation
5. Take my dogs to the dog park more often
6. Have two perfectly obedient and well-behaved dogs
7. Live to be 100 years old
8. Finish what I start
9. record my dreams
10. drink more water
11. stop being chronically late
12. Pay off my mortgage
13. get rid of all my clutter
14. finish painting the interior walls of my house
15. telecommute more often
How I did it: I had a blood clot in my leg 2 years ago and was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden, a blood clotting disorder. They put me on Coumadin (a blood thinner) for a year, and being on that medication requires very close monitoring of your anticoagulation levels. Which meant blood draws every 2 weeks to a month. I still can't watch when they take the blood, but at least I don't cry anymore. :-)Most of the time, it doesn't even hurt! Read how I did it…
How I did it: My husband just earned his B.A. in Landscape Architecture. We got through it by all of his hard work and intense dedication, and by my being supportive and understanding of the long hours and days that he would need to spend at the Studio.Luckily I have a good job and was able to support us financially with him not working but we did have to make sacrifices. It's all worth it, though!! Read how I did it…
... not because of Audible.com, but because the Ipod Nano that I ordered in conjunction with the service is on backorder until who knows when. The Ipod is through Mobileplanet.com so it’s not Audible’s fault that I haven’t gotten to use their service yet. Hopefully eventually I’ll be able to change this to a “worth doing”.
I spend at least an hour and a half a day sitting in traffic. I takes 40 minutes to drive 15 miles. We just got a new boss at work who supports teleworking, so hopefully some changes are in the works. The work that we do can be done remotely and the company is in the process of getting laptops with docking stations for us so that we can be more mobile.