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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Transplant Games

The 2010 U.S Transplant Games begin July 30. Check it out!

So the picture is cut in half. click on the video to go to youtube and see the whole thing. :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Electrolytes anyone?

So Monday I went to work and at said fine fine establishment there is what I affectionately call "The SmellyZone". Its an area of the building close enough to dumpsters that in the hot summer reeks like, for lack of a better way to describe it, hot diapers and decay. It's just that lovely. Any way, I had the joy of working in the SmellyZone on Monday. It was not fun. Immunosupression drugs seem to make me uber sensitive to smells. Said smells tend ot make me nauseous. You see where I"m going with this?

yeah. I was pretty crabby by the end of the day.

So, my work day over, I went about my usual after work type of business and around 5pm passed out on the couch in a well deserved nap and woke up about 30 minutes later in excruciating pain when every muscle in my toes, foot calf, ham strings and butt cheek decided to spasm. After what was probably the longest 3 minutes of my summer, I finally got my partners attention and she stuck a bottle of Gatorade in my face and my muscles relaxed enough that I could move.

Gatorade seemed to have fixed things but that night i had cramping again. In the morning I talked my transplant coordinator about it and after having some blood work done discovered my thyroid levels are too high and magnesium and sodium levels too low.

Today, after a day of magnesium supplements, I feel like a new woman. No muscle aches, no joint pain, no nausea.

It's amazing what a little salt lick will do for you.

As for my thyroid levels, meds can easily be adjusted.

Moral of my story?

It's summer time. if you have diabetes or spend a lot of time in the heat keep hydrated, but not only that keep salted.

Trust me on this one.

You'll be glad you did.