S. Austin Express Lab: This morning Renee at the Registration Desk said she has noticed that for the last few days all her Lab Orders for Post Transplant folks have been sent to her and she has been able to print them for the patients coming in for Express Lab! She is surprised. And we registered with Brianna again and she notified us that they are making some changes in the registration process that should make it much simpler, like scanning our cards so we don't have to show them every time, as well as getting some of our info from the computer instead of asking all those questions every week when we come in. So, as a result today's labs took only about 30 minutes and we were home again in time to take my morning meds by 8 am.
I can't help but hallucinate that these changes may have been generated in part by my complaint letter, given what Yvette said in her letter back to me, which stated, in parts, "...it should only take a couple of minutes to verify that it (the info already in the computer from our last visit) is still correct"; and "we make every effort to be friendly, professional, and prompt..."; and "...thank you for contacting us... This will allow us to further improve our services and provide excellent care..." Lizzie and I agreed that this might deserve some positive reinforcement if it continues for the next few weeks.
- I am feeling pretty good... I'd say 8 on a 10 point scale!
- Feel back on track re meds taking on time,
- I'm taking in an average of 75 ounces of liquid; or 2254.6 ml (BTW---> ml and cc are the same thing*) per day. Another way of looking at it is that I have met the goal I will have later )"on down the road" according to Bernadette the Post Transplant Coordinator in Blog # 346) 14 out of 24 days, or 58% of the time!
- No real pain aside from nagging aches... so I'm not taking too many pain meds.
- My pee is getting lighter and lighter (sounds like an affirmation, doesn't it?)
- I am ready for my next Post Transplant Clinic, tomorrow at one.
* They are both measurements related to volume. The metric system has been coordinated so that size measurements are easily compared to volume measurements. The amount of water (or other liquid) that would fill one cubic centimeter will be the same as one milliliter.
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* Cc´s & Ml´s & Teaspoonfuls and Tablespoonfuls...Liquids are measured in teaspoonfuls, tablespoonfuls, ml´s, cc´s , ounces, quarts and gallons.
1 cc is equivalent to 1 ml
1 teaspoonful is equivalent to 5 ml or cc
3 teaspoonfuls are equivalent to 1 tablespoonful
1 tablespoonful is equivalent to 15 ml or cc
1 ounce is equivalent to 30 ml or cc
16 ounces are equivalent to 1 pint
2 pints are 1 quart and 4 quarts are 1 gallon