Archive for March, 2017

3/31/17 ftf, wren

It rained all day yesterday, and the girls and I enjoyed a cool and pleasant hike in the midst of it.  Later in the evening, the power went out for about an hour.  Just after I lite a bunch of candles in advance of the darkness, the power came back on.  Maybe lighting a bunch of candles is the secret to getting the power to return.  🙂  It could be just like the rule in restaurants that as soon as you excuse yourself to use the facilities, the food arrives. 

The plot keeps thickening regarding Trump and the Russians, among other things.  It’s hard not to look away.  It’s pretty clear that his entire administration is absolutely corrupt, so now the question is will the republicans in congress allow anything to be done about it?

The boss will be around today, and I have a potentially long meeting in the morning, so I may not accomplish too many things on my list.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

yoga

work day

e-mail

review draft agreement

review bylaws for voting requirements

a.m. meeting

pay invoices

2 eProposals

Start 2 Cayuse documents

payroll

Abbvie uTRAC

Abbvie forgiveness of reimbursement

Crezenumab forgiveness of reimbursement

Crezenumab uTRAC

A5 uTRAC

A5 forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

p card documentation

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

mail SUVN reimbursement forgiveness (need name)

Janssen – MRI quote

Eisai – rad quotes

Eisa – negotiate

Janssen – negotiate

Crenezumab – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

updated FFR (4/1)

complete first RATS class

after work

hike with dogs

3/30/17 ftf, wren

The morning has started with lots of telephone activity, as J has arrived at the Baltimore airport, and he and his youngest brother are having a hard time connecting.  It reminds me of one of my favorite travel quotes, by Kurt Vonnegut, “Unexpected travel opportunities are dancing lessons from God.”  Meanwhile, all is quiet here. 

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

contact PIs w/budget figures

Heads up to Kath

DSS

flowers

review draft agreement

review bylaws for voting requirements

Abbvie uTRAC

Abbvie forgiveness of reimbursement

Crezenumab forgiveness of reimbursement

Crezenumab uTRAC

A5 uTRAC

A5 forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

p card documentation

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

mail SUVN reimbursement forgiveness (need name)

Janssen – MRI quote

Eisai – rad quotes

Eisa – negotiate

Janssen – negotiate

Crenezumab – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

updated FFR (4/1)

complete first RATS class

after work

hike with dogs

calypte 29th March

My news: going back to work tomorrow! Feels about right. Okay, I’m probably going to be exhausted for a while, but I’m doing a phased return (again. With another due later in the year! o_O) and it might help just generally, methinks, with getting my life somewhat back in order (and, fighting the ‘what’s the point?’ feeling!). I’m really looking forward to being able to do the long walk home again, now that the weather’s improving – well, not this week 😉

Today’s forecast for rain suits my plan for a lazy day. Between the hospital on Monday (and 3 hours on buses – bit of a hitch getting home o_O) and yesterday’s lunch with folks followed by cinema (Hidden Figures – wonderful!) and yoga (looooove!), I am absolutely exhausted. Perhaps a work routine will at least help with the sleeping, I guess!

I think I’d like to try for a little more yoga today. I do a few poses every morning, but sessions like last night (which I am surprisingly un-achy after!) remind me of how much I love it and how much better I could be if I did it more than once a month! People have daily practices, which would be ideal, so maybe today’s challenge is to find one new pose to add to my current routine.

  • meditation / morning pages / neck exercises / stretches / more meditation
  • yoga
  • laundry
  • bleach washing machine
  • review Agents of Dreamland
  • possibly a bath
  • watch something(s)
  • early night!!

3/29/17 ftf, wren

J is leaving tonight for a trip to his high school reunion in New York City.  Everything will be a bit off when he is not here.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

strength training

work day

e-mail

rework research budget

Suven uTRAC

Abbvie uTRAC

Abbvie forgiveness of reimbursement

review draft agreement

review bylaws for voting requirements

Crezenumab forgiveness of reimbursement

Crezenumab uTRAC

A5 uTRAC

A5 forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

p card documentation

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

mail SUVN reimbursement forgiveness (need name)

Janssen – MRI quote

Eisai – rad quotes

Eisa – negotiate

Janssen – negotiate

Crenezumab – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

updated FFR (4/1)

complete first RATS class

after work

hike with dogs

relax with husband

3/28/17 ftf, wren

Work was a bit unpleasant yesterday when I told the Potential Problem Person (PPP) that she is not a special case and can’t have approval to work one day a week from home.  She was not pleased, and it’s always uncomfortable being the bad guy.  Oh, well, I just need to shake it off and move on.

The wind is howling outside, a last gasp of winter (I hope).

morning

meditate

windy dog time!

cardio

work day

e-mail

draft budget 1

draft budgets 2 & 3

meet w/boss

contact Steve P.

review draft agreement

review bylaws for voting requirements

Suven uTRAC

Crezenumab forgiveness of reimbursement

Crezenumab uTRAC

A5 uTRAC

A5 forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

p card documentation

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

mail SUVN reimbursement forgiveness (need name)

Janssen – MRI quote

Eisai – rad quotes

Eisa – negotiate

Janssen – negotiate

Crenezumab – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

updated FFR (4/1)

complete first RATS class

after work

hike with dogs

relax with husband

calypte 27th March

Glory be, I think I can see the start of signs of improvement in my energy levels – phew!! 🙂 Was at the cinema (Life – was okay, not a huge monster-flick fan) and stopped for food on Friday, then cinema again (repeat viewing of Beauty and the Beast since we missed the end first time ’round, thanks to a fire alarm!) followed by several hours of tea and chatting and book plotting – was wonderful!

Now, had a similar set up last weekend and woke up feeling broken on Sunday – this week, I got to late afternoon before that kind of ‘overdone it’ feel kicked in. That’s improvement!!

Of course, deciding to try out my ‘power hour’ on Sunday morning prob didn’t help. Felt like I got tons done, but really all I can remember is the dishes and starting to take photos of my shoe collection, by way of sorting. Then sat and simul-viewed (ie, me in my flat, friend in hers, pressing play at the same point!) another movie, Dreamscape, that I remembered vaguely fondly from my childhood. 1980s special effects aside, it wasn’t as awful as it could have seemed as a grown up! And dang, 30-year-old Dennis Quaid was hawt! Ahem 😉

Today I’m off to see the consultant/surgeon for the first time post-op, and can’t say I’m not a bit nervous. I want to be told my remaining thyroid lobe is working okay (or at least getting there), pathology from the removed half clear, and next surgery asap. Figures crossed, please! o_O

Otherwise, no real plans as with travelling and hanging around waiting rooms that’ll take up most of the afternoon. Once I have that over with, I can see how I feel for tai chi, and planning a phased return to work soon.

3/27/17 ftf, wren

Had a quiet weekend with some good early morning hikes, some reading and a good bit of housecleaning.  I’ve lately become fascinated with the documentary depression-era photographs of several American artists, most particularly Dorothea Lange, and so I spent a lot of time engrossed with those.  My insurance statement from the first surgery and hospitalization arrived.  Without the insurance, it would have cost over $15,000, but because of my coverage, the cost to me was $0.  I’m very grateful to have that insurance, that’s for sure.  Now it’s back to the work world.

morning

meditate

happy dog time!

cardio


 

work day

e-mail

calendar

am catch up meeting

pay state tax

follow up on amaranth payment

follow up on pams rebudget

Suven forgiveness of reimbursement

draft budget 1

draft budgets 2 & 3

Suven uTRAC

Crezenumab forgiveness of reimbursement

Crezenumab uTRAC

A5 uTRAC

A5 forgiveness of reimbursement

Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

p card documentation

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

mail SUVN reimbursement forgiveness (need name)

Janssen – MRI quote

Eisai – rad quotes

Eisa – negotiate

Janssen – negotiate

Crenezumab – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

updated FFR (4/1)

complete first RATS class

after work

therapy

read

sleep