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Baseline Level

It’s always good to know, when well, Your baseline, a technique To determine when your body’s off, For we are all unique. So what your “normal” readings are – For fever, pressure, weight, Might then juxtapose with standards And you’ll know what’s on your plate. Thus, if you possess a speedy pulse You doc won’t be alarmed If, upon examination, With this knowledge he is armed. And that is why my son was calm, Not needing my reproof, When I told him I was stressed; He knows my baseline’s through the roof.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 5/30/2020 1:52:00 PM
Well said, Ilene! So many are on pills because their doctor does not understand blood pressure (or perhaps he does, but just wants to increase his bank account)! Wonderful last line! One advantage of old age is time; can you believe we have already endured Lockdown for almost FOUR MONTHS!????? Aloha! Rico
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Date: 5/30/2020 10:02:00 AM
It's good to know the baseline, but I think a lot of people's benchmarks are slightly skewed. You have written a beautiful Rhyme poem. I hope all is well. JC
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Date: 5/30/2020 7:09:00 AM
A fine write indeed ilene, with such good rhyme and flow too. So sorry that your hubby is unwell, trust he'll be better soon. Blessings,Gordon
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Date: 5/30/2020 1:33:00 AM
Great write about something I have thought about often. When I'm sick, I keep thinking I should measure my temperature when I'm healthy, so I'll know how high my fever is. Then when I get healthy, I forget all about it until I'm sick again. I guess my baseline is "empty brain"! Hope all is well, dear ilene.
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Date: 5/29/2020 4:35:00 PM
Hang in there Ilene, I think we're all off the chart at the moment, hope your husband doing OK. Tom
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Date: 5/29/2020 4:14:00 PM
aww Ilene no wonder you feel stressed with everything going on in your life with your hubby not being well. I hope everything is good with you and your hubby soon :-) hugs Jan xx
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