2021-11-16 - 6:50 a.m.
OK Yesterday was busy but felt like such a great day simply as I had no idea HOW I could possibly manage my whole to do-
BUT GOT IT DONE.
THREE medical appts: To two different labs for blood work and urine samples brought in.
I did not want to put off taking the youngest for her lab and blood work as the Dr. Really needs that done before can assess and diagnose.
This kid would benefit from help sooner rather than later.
I just did not want to put that off longer. NO ONE should be living in pain unnecessarily.
IN the course of the Dr. appointment last Friday that kid talked of more symptoms SHE NEVER UTTERED A WORD ABOUT TO ME
The classic symptoms we all have experienced once in a while in my fam-
but I HAD NO IDEA this kid had.
I got her to the allergist- the next specialist I intended to bring her to was to check her hearing. ( Reminded and called to schedule with ENT Specialist!) The thing is I had no idea she really had so much more going on other than depression;
to find she is clearly suffering dysautonomia as the rest of siblings.
The things is, like most with POTS - has likely done so for years without anyone identifying it.
So when this kid talked with the older sibling about the instructions for the urine test the older one insisted it was OK and that the lab was going to just pour her urine sample into two containers and add the acid to one to run the test.
OK then- as long as that works same as taking two twenty four hour samples using one as control and adding the acid to the other.
Not exactly the same- but I am OK with good enough...
And my kid DID read the instructions on the container and did follow them. There was a sticker with them on it- so my kid DID know to skip the first pee of day- the one with all the protein and surgar built up from your sleep. SO the sample should be fine.
WHAT A RELIEF!!
Just have to get it done.
RELIEF to have finished the round of medical testing and appointments at the POTS specialist for that one kid; as just starting them for the other. Timing pretty good!
So the youngest has seven appointments scheduled over the next month. We are chunking it. The epic 5 hr appt is the first ... then hopefully these next will be efficient.
The Dr. report was so good! The Dr. was so pleased with how they are doing!! Just adjustment of med to lower dose of one medication; did not continue others that were needed in past but not needed. ( My kid stopped taking one or two when those symptoms abated which those now discontinued meds were helping with. The testosterone supplement started made a big difference in pain and inflammation it seems. That one supplement in fact seems to have knocked off a few other medications. Great trade off- when taking care of their choice in life to be who they are; the chronic pain diminished.)
So that was such good news; and unexpected. Pretty remarkable.
And on the work front I had THREE ITEMS I wanted to get done on my to do.
THIS IS THE PART I AM PROUD OF:
They were on my calendar as due yesterday. I managed my work flow really well with realistic expectations of how long tasks REALLY take and chunk my work so when I know I have uninterrupted time I did into intense highly focused detail oriented work. Basically any deliverable with appreciable substance and content.
FOR NEW AGREEMENTS no matter how critical I KNOW I need time to review thoroughly and carefully. Depending on complexity of a statement of work; the technical content needing to be understood and clearly captured-
I READ that the average cost of legal review of a contract is projected to be $6800 for companies.
I KNOW The cost of NOT reviewing is actually often higher. Would love if someone did the data analytics of that for companies.
That is astounding.
I feel like the people are truly good. I am proud I work for a company owned by a disabled veteran.
I am proud to be supporting the efforts I support.
It is super gratifying.
And yeah- in the end; end client of my direct work is the U.S. Government. So in my small way I am proud of this small act of service of my labor contributing to the greater good of us here.
A friend of mine was naturalized as a U.S. Citizen just this week. There is nothing like the joy of that moment.
SO I am proud to be American and proud of my service.
BUT we have to keep changing the things that need changing. That is NOT UNAMERICAN.
Nothing MORE patriotic than the kneeling in prayer attesting that for one their GOD comes first before allegiance to their county; and to call out they want our country to do better. I don't see that in any way as being anti country or anti our government and don't understand how that is seen as subversive by some in any way whatsoever.
Likewise as one who worked Immigration to help those here be fully seen, heard. contribute work..
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It was so neat to watch that show and then read of my friend being naturalized. I have had the honor to assist and then attend a naturalization ceremony and it remains as one of the most meaningful and moving moments. The play captures how important it is to one to belong and to be able to fully live who they are as a member of society. It was so well done! I have worked in that space of helping others who have been here for years that have been contributing and want to be citizens. The love of this country is so very real and I think sometimes just like a convert to a religion is so aflame with their new found faith, and so in love with GOD in a way some of us don't have- because HE and our faith is the familiar, the routine, the comfortable part of our normal lives we take it for granted-- like a spouse or family also become not appreciated but routine and become boring- LOVE And LIFE is not made valuable because of the excitement level, the dopamine hit... if chase that high one creates all sorts of problems and doesn't hit the deeper things that are infused with even greater meaning-- which come from sustained commitment, hard work and dedication with loyalty- But it is the IN LOVE phase with one's new country- after the courting of it- which is such a beautiful moment. New Immigrants are newly in love and it is like the wedding celebration when they set forth their life commitment to love this country like no other. It is truly such a beautiful joyous celebration. AND HEY the divorce rate for citizenship is low.... VERY LOW in fact... People somehow can love country more easily and commit more easily with such collective commitment and support than they can in marriages. see cause many things have a greater chance of success when there is collaboration and for some they are both easier and more successful when done together in community- with such loving support of others. I think marriages fall apart when they are insular and isolated. The artist may create alone; but all struggle with how not to destroy themselves in that process. ( I am convinced of this being one of the biggest challenges of artists.) That is what I think is the real secret to a successful marriage- look outward not to yourself only. Be participating in your community TOGETHER and you will be enrich with common shared purpose. ( That is after the kids are grown! The kids are often enough of a shared purpose at first.. but there has to be more for longevity... so support of each others work for the good of others or working together is it I think! I digress again... but this is on my mind as fell for someone and time will tell if there is any potential whatsoever for that kind of relationship for me- for us or if this is just a fling. I accept it as a gift regardless of which. The heart knows what it wants and it often MAKES NO SENSE... and at times needs to have reason override it LOL)
So as I read the oath I wondered when the language of committing to bear arms for the country was added to it. It turns out it was in the 1950s. I feel like we should allow Pacifists to become citizens too!! IT is not any lack of patriotism if some are not willing to bear arms and shoot to kill.
I personally am in support of a strong defense. I think we need it in the cyberworld more than anywhere else just now frankly- but I don't think it at all incongruent to also respect the views of pacifism. I consider myself a pacifist in the sense that if there is ANY OTHER WAY it should be THE WAY.
Yet in the end- don't martyr oneself unnecessarily. So yeah I am OK with someone having a gun to protect me; but I don't want to be the one pulling the trigger and that doesn't make me unAmerican. Nor is absolute pacifism unAmerican.
I would love to see a movement to amend our Naturalization OATH back to its language before the adding of willingness to bear arms. Just remove the one phrase "that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law"
YEAH I think we should change that one thing.
"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
"Nov 16, 2021 - Money matters will be front and center today, Virgo, and even if you normally shirk from such things it looks like you can breathe a sigh of relief because the planets are coming together to give a big gift rather than a big pain in the butt.
The intuitive Moon is moving through your 8th House of lump sums and financial security; this is normally a rather intense transit, but throughout the day la Luna will form a very positive alignment across the heavens that will lift the mood and potentially bring some big rewards your way. La Luna will reach out across the sky to bountiful Jupiter in Aquarius and your 6th House of work, ensuring you’ll be well received on the job today, which should increase your earning potential regardless.
With so much positivity no one can say ‘no’ to you right now, so get out there and make bank."
OK!! WILL DO!!!!
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