Educate myself: Decubitus Ulcers

Thought of the series because I have always been passionate about education and educating yourself about issues

Being wheelchair-bound decubitus ulcer’s (bed sores/pressure ulcers) are a constant realistic to worry… even with a nursing education I am still unsure about the proper diagnosis and care of a patient with resultseven with a nursing education I am still unsure about the proper diagnosis and care of a patient with results… This is Relevant relevant to me because Reading requires me to sit on my butt for long periods of time. Also as a compose this post I am doing it through talk to text because I can’t lay on my butt at the moment

My partner and I noticed gray and flaky skin last name and sole Lee messaged my PCP and we’re probably gonna meet with her at the video conference sometime this week

As a fotmer EMT, I’ve actually never seen a decubitus ulcer. All I knew was it was painful, has a distinct smell, and is more severe the deeper you go…

Care:

Turn every 2 hours!

I’ll try to use everyday talk and less nurse talk 😉

How do pressure ulcers form?

Bed sores are the result of tissue death 😱 That occurs from lack of blood flow… When you’re in a position for too long, oxygen may be cut off… That results in tissue death…

According to Web MD, decubitus ulcers are classified into 4 stages (based on severity and depth of affected tissue):

Note; I copy a lot but try to explain HOW I found my source…

1. Stage 1mildest stage, involves the most superficial layers of skin, commonly over bony prominences (head, butt)

Symptoms (S/S): Pain, burning, or itching are common symptoms. The spot may also feel different from the surrounding skin: firmer or softer, warmer or cooler You may notice a red area on your skin. If you have darker skin, the discolored area may be harder to see. The spot doesn’t get lighter when you press on it, or even 10 to 30 minutes after you stop pressing. This means less blood is getting to the area..”

Note: Sogn and sympathetic (C&P from WebMD. There’s more information at https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/pressure-sores-4-stages

2. Stage 2

Symptoms (S/S):

Your skin is broken, leaves an open wound, or looks like a pus-filled blister

The area is swollen, warm, and/or red. The sore may ooze clear fluid or pus. And it’s painful.

3.Stage 3

Symptoms (S/S): The sore looks like a crater and may have a bad odor. It may show signs of infection: red edges, pus, odor, heat, and/or drainage. The tissue in or around the sore is black if it has died.

4.Stage 4

Symptoms (S/S): The sore is deep and big. Skin has turned black and shows signs of infection — red edges, pus, odor, heat, and/or drainage. You may be able to see tendons, muscles, and bone.

Wish Dragon Watching Blog

Watched: June 28, 2021

Watched with my sister 👯‍♀️ Raved by my cousin 😂 Watched on Netflix 📺 

I’ve always loved kid movies 👏🏽 I feel they explore deep themes in a light way! I used to enjoy taking my godchildren with me to watch them 😬 Lunch and a movie 🍿😍

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Content warnings: Seperation, Fake identity

Prevalent Tropes: Childhood friends to lovers, Billionaire

How it’s used…

For Lina’s 19th birthday 🥳, Din plans to re-enter her life 

The set-up: Din met Lina when they were kids and became best friends, until Lina’s family moves away…For Lina’s 19th birthday 🥳, Din plans to re-enter her life

Character:

Din/Dan Song –

  • In need to make extra 💴 

Lina Wang – Din’s childhood friend who moved away, 19th birthday 🥳 

Long – comes from a teapot, must serve 10 masters, Din #10, grants 2 wishes

Villain – want the teapot

  • Want the teapot

Wishes

  1. Kung fu mastery
  2. Bring back Lina into his life ⬇️
  3. Princling – Make Din rich for 24 hour
  4. Bring Lina’s dad back to life 

Smutty times 😋: Disney so N/A

3-word Summary: Long lost friends

Representation: China 🇨🇳, Asian

Thoughts 💭:

  • Parents just want you to finish school
  • Children need their parent(s)’ time and attention
  • The truth comes out…
  • Living in the past…

Loki Episode 2 Watched Blog

Removed representation and POV from my normal book reviews 😉

Watched: June 4, 2021

Watched with my partner 😄 Watched the 1st episode yesterday, couldn’t wait to dive into this one 😂

Another PR! STS + hold 4:10!

Duration: 54 minutes

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Content warnings: Death of a loved one

Prevalent Tropes: Too soon to tell…

The set-up: From prison, Loki is learning more of thei world (inadvertently telling us of the world)

  • Nexus energy tracker like a gold detector 
  • At a renaissance fair, looking for a variant…Loki 😱 Loki searching for Loki 🤷🏽‍♀️ 
  • Mobius – TVA representative working with Loki
  • Variant kidnapped Hunter C-20 (TVA agent)
  • Understand Loki to understand Variant Loki
  • Hiding in an apocalypse (Ragnarok & the destruction of Azgard)
  • Odien
  • Find the naturally occuring apocalypse to find Variant Loki
  • Loki wants to come face to face with timekeepers
  • Variant Loki body jumps… 🤔 
  • Reset charge…
  • Plan to overthrow the timekeepers
  • Reset charges… Loki faced with a decision to make leaves via portal to follow Variant

Smutty times 😋: Disney production 😂🙅🏽‍♀️

3-word Summary: 🤷🏽‍♀️

Thoughts 💭:

  • No one is truly bad…

Loki Episode 1 Watching Blog

In between books 📚 🙏🏾 In the middle of 2…

Watched: July 3, 2021

Also get more information from https://www.google.com/amp/s/decider.com/2021/06/09/loki-number-of-episodes-release-schedule/amp/

I started this show with my partner and his sister. Viewing is always better with close friends and family!  So far 4 episodes are released. They are scheduled to be released each week.

Duration: 51 minutes

Set to be 6 episodes in the season 🤔 

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Will continue on! I have only seen episode 1! 😂

Content warnings: Death of a loved one

Prevalent Tropes: Too soon to tell…the many faces and fluidity of Loki from the Marvel Universe

This may contain spoilers… my notes…. tried to keep it basic with character information, etc…

The set-up:

  • After where Loki left off in Avengers (creating an alternate timeline)..in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 
    • Bank
    • Gobi Desert
  • Return of the Tesseract
    • Go to jail 😱
    • Timekeepers, Variants, Time Variance Authority (TVA), Nexus
      • Protect the sacred  timeline 
    • Goal 💭 King of Asgard
  • Loki Laufeyson – God of Mischief
  • Frigga killed… 😱 in Thor 2: Dark World
    • Loki responsible
  • Odin killed (see Thor: Ragnarok)
  • TVA Agent Mobius

Smutty times 😋: Too soon to tell…

3-word Summary: What’s the plan?

Meant to be thought-provoking…

Thoughts 💭:

  • Family dynamics…
  • Timelines 🤔
  • Illusions, fear, control…

Life Update 7/11/21

Mood: Steady

Currently Reading: Olivia And The Masked Duke by Grace Callaway and Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas

Walk it out: PT Thursday and used the walker ALL night last night 👏🏽

Events I’m excited for: Despidida yesterday 🥲 and birthday 🥳 dinner

Funny story 😂: I woke up and chose violence 😂

Something good: I don’t think about the act of walking as much!

Series Reviews: Julia Quinn’s Bridgeton Series

So this series was my gateway to Romanceladia! It all started with Netflix’s TV-adaption of “The Duke And I”, called Bridgeton released 12/25/20! The way some form of media hits me, is through the heart! Watching the show just made me feel happy 😄 The show pointed me to the books, and the rest is history 🤗😉

After that, I became engrossed by HR hut this series still remains a comfort read. Meaning, it ALWAYS makes me FEEL happy! I’ve already read it I don’t know 🤷🏽‍♀️ how many times via audio! So below 👇🏽 I outline the books, the couple, tropes, etc.

Got the idea 💡 of this series off one of the YT videos I watch! 👏🏽

Because of the nature of the series, might take me while to post more installments! 🙏🏾

Note: If you do not wish to see content warnings, please overlook them! Included for those triggered…

Read in order? N

The Duke and I

Protagonists: Daphne ♥️ Simon

Prevalent Tropes: Fake Dating

Content warnings: Death of a loved one, Consent

3-word Summary: Fake dating fun 🤗

IThe Viscount who Loved Me

Protagonists: Anthony ♥️ Kate

Prevalent tropes: Enemies to lovers

Content warnings: Death of a loved one

3-word Sunmary: Rake in love!

An Offer frim a Gentleman

Protagonists: Benedict ♥️ Sophie

Prevalent Tropes: Cinderella retelling, Class difference

Content warnings: Death of a loved one

3-word summary: Sophie’s secrets 🤫

Romance Mister Bridgeton

Protagonists: Colon ♥️ Penelope

Prevalent Tropes: Friends to lovers

Content warnings: Death of a loved one

3-word summary: Colin developes (on) Pen ♥️

To Sir Phillip, With Love

Protagonists: Eloise ♥️ Phillip

Prevalent Tropes: Epistolary romance

Content warnings: Death of a loved one, Suicide

3-word summary: Step-mom runaway

When He Was Wicked

Protagonists: Francesca ♥️ Micheal

Prevalent Tropes: Husband’s best friend (is this one?!)

Content warnings: Death of a loved one, Chronic illness

3-word summary: Life after death

***The following books are NOT as fondly remembered….

It’s In His Kiss

Protagonists: Hycyncth ♥️ Garrett

Prevalent Tropes: 🤷🏽‍♀️

Content warnings: Death of a loved one

3-word summary: Translate this place 🙏🏾

On the Way to the Wedding

Protagonists: Gregory ♥️ Lucinda

Prevalent Tropes: Friends to lovers

Content warnings: Death of a loved one

3-word summary: Left at (the) alter 😨

Note: In the ‘Protagonists’ listed the family members 1st! 🤗

MY ranking:

*** Can change based on my mood 😂

1. To Sir Phillip With Love

2. The Viscount Who Loved Me

3. When He Was Wicket

4. Romancing Mister Bridgerton

5. An Offer From A Gentleman

6. The Duke And I

7. On The Way To The Wedding

8. It’s In His Kiss

I’ll try to do these for books I’ve already read 🤗 Please be patient! Might have to reread books…

That include:

From Blood And Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Girl Meets Duke thus far… by Tessa Dare

Scandal & Scoundrel series by Sarah McLean

The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Watching Blog

This story can be confusing if you’re not familiar with the Marvel universe…

Enjoyed doing these for movies 😋 (Raya & Luca 🤗)

  • Sam = The Falcon
  • James = The Winter Soldier
  • Carly
  • Sharon

Watched: June 23,2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Content warnings: imprisonment, Refugee camps

The set-up: Sam, The Falcon, was friends with Captain America, that’s how he met Bucky. AKA James AKA The Winter Soldier 😂 With Captain America (Roger) gone, we return to after his passing… but when a rebel group of supersoldiers appear, they must work together 🤗

Smutty times 😋: Marvel/Disney so no

3-word Summary: Dead hero team

Representation: Black, African American 

Thoughts 💭:

  • Moving on from a death 🤔 
  • Striving for a goal 🤔 

Historical Romance Readathon

Ever since I got into HR, I looked forward to one of these 😂 May seem dorky… But I’ve been amped for this for 3 weeks 😂 since I saw this: https://youtu.be/m8eA8LnrTRk! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all the other readsthons, readalongs, and book club lives I’ve been a part of 👏🏽 But this genre is my HOME genre, so being a part of a readathon that celebrates HR is a guarenteed good time 👐🏽

Monday

Read but didn’t blog 🤷🏽‍♀️ Started Olivia And The Masked Duke, which is the group book 📖

Only read 2 chapters… Too doon to be really into the story I think 🤔 💭 

Tuesday

Continued with Olivia And The Masked Duke! Got to see an IG Like with Grace Callaway today! Asked her a question 🙋‍♀️ and she answered it! 👏🏽

Got more reading done on my weekly Romance Booktubers Reading Sprints, where we read for 40 minutes. Found that they help me focus 🧘‍♀️ SM can easily draw my attention from reading 📖 I also watch old sprints! 😂

Still only read 2 chapters but developing my personal investment in the story the more I read 👍🏽 The story looks promising and is definitely interesting 🤔 

Wednesday

Hard time sleeping (well) 😂 Know the feeling where you don’t feel rested? Excited to continue Olivia And The Masked Duke! 👏🏽 Just kept thinking 💭 of the story all night but knew I should rest… That’s the thing with me, reading, and sleep… It’s just hard for me to get a good story out of my mind…

Did STS (sit to stands) with a hold. PR (personal record) 3.5 minutes! 👏🏽

Still read about 2 chapters… Out of 40 😂😱 Feel like I want to read more 🧟‍♀️

Read 1 movie chapter 😄🤗😉 I felt better speeping…

Thursday

Time is going by fast! Still on my first book… But I’m making it count! Hits 7 prompts! Now that’s efficiency!

Read 2 chapters! 👏🏽 Slowly making my way through the book!

Friday

Only read 1 chapter… but hooked! I’m invested! Having to divide my time between multiple activities is tiring…

PT again 👏🏽

Welcome home 🏡! We missed you! 

This GNO is a girls’ night out (all, if any reading will occur beforehand)

Saturday

Woke up like 10, but didn’t get too much reading done…

We miss you Lolo (grandpa)!

This is a death anniversary, they’re a big deal in my families (both sides) All, if any, reading will occur beforehand

Watched an episode of Loki on Disney+ (see my Loki Episode 1 Watching Blog) 😉 But until then, read a chapter of Marrying Winterborne via audiobook… I have 2 alternative bingo boards depending on which book I finish 1st… Marrying Winterborne  covers 4 prompts! Also read some Olivia And The Masked Duke.

Sunday

Been productive this am! New blog posts! (https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/07/04/life-update-7-4-21/, https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/07/04/indigo-book-review/, and https://listenwirhprecious.com/2021/07/04/indigo-reread-reading-blog/)! Also updated https://listenwirhprecious.com/for-eyes-%f0%9f%91%80-only/ 👏🏽 Looking forward, this list will grow! 😂 Continued reading Olivia And The Masked Duke. Still my 1st book… But its ok 👌🏼!

Read to Chapter 14, more reconnaissance in the story 👏🏽

Happy 4th of July 🎆🎇🇺🇸🎊🎉!

Got to Chapter 16 (see my Olivia And The Masked Duke for my COMPLETE thoughts 💭!)

Called it on the readathon… Didn’t even finish 1 book 😂 I’ve just accepted I don’t read as fast as everyone else AND THAT’S OK 👌🏼

The fact that I’m reading is an accomplishment in itself! 👏🏽

Excited to continue reading Olivia And The Masked Duke!