Finish Line Crossed

I’m glad I did NanoWriMo again this year.  Even if my novels don’t see the light of day, it’s good to be writing & for it to be fun. This year’s effort I just finished.  My program had more words than NanoWriMo’s official validator, so I had a bit of catching up to do, but not by much.  I know this one will need work too, but I’m glad it’s done.

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(November’s) Random Yet Applicable Post

I don’t know that I agree with this Power of Positivity article that I found on Facebook, although it definitely caught my eye.

I’m kind of on the fence on it’s accuracy, but it was an interesting read.

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Article: When You Treat A Rare Patient Like A Common One – Bad Things Happen

I came across this article in Rare Disease Report & it did send chills through my body.

Although, it did not completely surprise me (as horrible as that sounds).

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Interesting Read From Scientific American Medicine

This was a professional issue that would irk me while I was working at Medscape.  I’d see such embargoes come through  via email on important information & it would instantly anger me.

I would think to myself, “This is a free press,  if you’re going to release important news, release it when you want it released.  Don’t hold everyone hostage to print it all on a certain day or under your chosen timing & make them sit on it because you’re not ready for it to come out yet. Don’t be an effing tease.”

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Important Article: Hospitals Struggle To Address Terrifying & Long-Lasting ‘ICU Delirium’

I don’t mean to alarm anyone with sharing this.  But it is a concern that sometimes can or might happen to transplant patients or those in the hospital who need for surgical or other reasons to spend time in the ICU.

It’s also good for professionals to be aware of this too, so they can watch for signs to minimize the potential impact it may have on someone they love/care for.

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Halfway There…

Last night I hit 25,036 words! I consider this as pretty amazing for me considering how off my attention has been at points & how crummy I felt the first part of the month.

I’m still a bit behind, but not terribly. I still need less than 1800 words a day to finish on time. I’ve been doing over that pretty consistently or if I’ve fallen a little short, I’ve been averaging the new daily average or better which is around 1700 words.

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Review: Pill Drill

It’s been a moment since I’ve done a review.  This is partially due to not receiving some of the things I’ve backed just yet.

Still, I came across something fascinating & that I was lucky enough to receive a discount on the package in exchange for doing some user testing  & exchanging feedback.   I was so happy I did.

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REBLOG: Owls In Tokyo

My LAM sister,  Sarah Poitras, has a wonderful blog.   She’s been traveling the world with oxygen & serving as a LAM ambassador to different countries, meeting sisters from all over the world.   It’s been fun tracking her travels.

I feel like I’m traveling vicariously when I read her blog, which is great because I’m listed I have a two-hour radius travel restriction since I’m actively listed.

So it’s nice to escape.

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Stepping Back

I left social media recently due to some shaming & bullying.  It was just too negative overall lately. Even with articles that I used to enjoy reading & some pages it just seemed there was a negative feel to it & that any post or article anyone bothered to put up, someone had an issue with.

It wasn’t just the election, but that definitely made it worse.

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