OK - I need some beads rattled - 2 reasons!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by busywend, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    1.) difficult child is taking her 3rd driving test on Friday. Please, please cross everything you have and pray or chant or whatever you do that usually works around here! LOL! She REALLY needs this! AND she IS a good driver so there is not reason she should not be allowed to.

    2.) I have gotten blood work results of low Potassium. Please pray that I can get this under control as from what I read it can be fatal! So, I am doing everything I can to increase my Potassium levels. No wonder I have been feeling so run down and weak lately! I thought it was just being busy and being old!

    Thanks in advance for everything you can do! Honestly, I am more worried about difficult child than me!
  2. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Beads rattling for you. Bananas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, avacados I believe all have high levels of potassium.

    Good thoughts for difficult child & her driving test.
  3. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Rattling beads for you!

    Make sure that she just stays cool during the test. Don't think of it as a test, think of it as proving the other guys wrong for not passing her the first time around.

    Look into what's eating at your potassium as it could mean that your electrolytes are all out of whack - blood tests should help you out on that search!

    Rattling, rattling, rattling!

  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Beads rattling prayers being said.

    difficult child may have a case of nerves giving her issues with the driving test. See if you can think of some things to help her relax. I told Nichole to think of boyfriend's dad being in the car (he's the one who taught her to drive) instead of the examiner. Cuz first time around her nerves got the better of her and she was furious with herself.

    Hope you can get those potassium levels up. Nope not something you want to neglect for sure.

    Let us know how it goes.

  5. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Rattling, crossing and dancing.

    For difficult child's driving test, I think Lisa's advice is great. Another technique I remember from dance competitions is to visualize yourself succeeding. If difficult child can imagine herself in the driver's test executing each skill perfectly and passing with flying colours, then she has a better chance of doing so for real.

    With regard to your potassium levels, it is worth getting your electrolytes checked. Also, bananas, sweet potatoes, avocadoes. There are some good supplements out there too.

  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Rattling beads for both of your causes!
  7. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Oranges are also rich in potassium. I would check with your doctor for recommendations regarding taking OTC potassium and having your renal function checked.
  8. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Rattle Rattle Rattle!
  9. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    Sending good vibes and prayers your way. They can give you oral potassium supplements that will help, but I would be more concerned with why they are low. Do you take water pills, sometimes like lasix? They are notorius for that.
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Dragging out the ole Witch-Doctor costume as I'm not permitted to dance nekid in the moon light anymore....





    (tosses vegetables back to Timer) WARBAGLE!!!!!!!! ;)
  11. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Hoping that difficult child gets her license and you get your potassium up!
  12. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Beads rattling and prayers being said for difficult child and for you.
  13. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Rattling away....

    Do they have any idea why your potassium is low?
  14. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I was gonna say what CM said --my dad takes two diuretics for his CHF and it got his potassium waaaaay out of whack to where he had to be hospitalized. He was very tired, confused, memory problems, too. Don't mess around with it as you can have heart arrythmias from it too.

    Hope she passes that test and that you figure out whatsup with your potassium...
  15. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks everyone! Keep on shaking and rattling!

    Yes, I do take HCTZ for my high blood pressure. It really helps with the water retention. That is why I go for the blood work ever so often to make sure the Potassium is not low. This time it was. My doctor switched the medications to HCTZ with Triamterene - which helps you keep the Potassium you have. So, I also have to beef up the Potassium intake. She recommended that I not try to do it with a vitamin or supplement. Says it gets in the body faster via foods rich in Potassium. I had 2 bananas yesterday and I have four more waiting for me at my desk today.
    I start the new medication today so I hope it works and I start feeling better soon. I am very weak and my muscles are like jello. Makes it hard to do anything.

    difficult child is nervous for tomorrow - keeping my fingers crossed!