Thursday, January 3, 2008

Feeling Great

It is a brand new year and I am feeling great! Productive, efficient, organized, energetic, joyful, enthusiastic, and spirit filled are all good words to describe my current state of mind.

Perhaps it is the sense of opportunity that a new year brings. Perhaps it is the sense of peace carried over from my recent holiday vacation. Perhaps it is the new multi-vitamin kicking in. I'm not sure, but I am enjoying the burst of energy and joy.

On a more somber note, a warning for those of you who wear the yellow "live strong" Lance Armstrong bracelets. It seems that in many states yellow coded wristbands applied by the EMTs/nurses in the ER mean "do not resuscitate" . That is, when the patient is admitted their records are checked and if there is a DNR order on file a yellow coded wristband is put on the patients arm. Apparently there have been a few near miss cases where doctor's have seen the Live Strong bracelets and assumed they were DNR orders. Major mistake! Read all about it in the article here:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071218122409.htm

Finally, a side note for those of you reading this blog through a syndication channel, such as on a livejournal feed. Blogger does not allow images to be linked from external sources, so you won't see pictures I post in this blog (including all of those lovely Christmas trip pics) unless you click through on the syndication link to my actual blog on blogspot.com to read the entries.

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