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Old 01-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #196
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Good afternoon sistas

Lisa - hope you are feeling ok

PatsMom - know you must be helping your dd get ready to go. I am sure she will love her adventure!

To those who have sent me pm's and texts. Thank you for your encouraging words and prayers

Yest. we took the van for an oil change and then went to watch ds24 coach the basketball team. They lost but it was good to watch and support ds. The paper did a little write up, of course, praising the talents of the other team etc.

I think I actually slept 4 hours last night, but that is all over the last 3 days so I am just so exhausted.

Got the blood tests today and went to pick up one of my meds. Then we found out the friday meeting has been changed to tues.

Tomm. dh comes home. I am so so dreading this. He hasnt called me all week, which I am kind of glad about because it would have been hard for me to hold it all together etc.

My head spins, I can hardly eat and my stomach hurts etc.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #197
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LMP I am getting pretty worried about you lady... but you are in prayers and thoughts.

I was asked by a former patient to say some prayers for her family. Her son's wife is not doing well. Fighting liver cancer and not too well from what she said. No name of course, but if we can add her/them in there....

Hugs LMP! Sorry too that the meeting has been moved.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #198
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I know you were dreading Friday, MaryAnn, but having it drawn out is worse I think, MaryAnn.

I have started making shakes with soy milk and frozen blueberries, MaryAnn. It tastes good and has protein. Just a thought.

I am saying a prayer for your patient's DIL, Sha.
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #199
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I am also concerned about you LMP. You are my prayers.

My mom had a wonderful visit with the new doc. It is not cancer or anything life threatening. We are all so relieved. He said it looked scary, but wasn't a huge concern. He just wants to see her back next month. Thanks for the prayers and for reminding me not to bleed.

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Merry, great news about your mom!

MaryAnn, sorry you are going through such a hard time Sending lots of good thoughts your way.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #201
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Merry - I am so glad to hear the news about your mom. I bet you were all relieved to know it was not cancer. That is such wonderful news.

Laurie - I actually had some blueberry yogurt the other day and probably today too.

Anne - continued prayers for Avery

Smilie - hope you are doing well. Miss your posting.

Well dh called me last night from the airport in China He said his phone didnt work. I know sometimes they block his calls. I had all I could do to keep it together on the phone and not bust out crying.

I only slept about 2 hours last night. I have not even been able to cook. I am so upset. Ds20 said he would cook something tonight. I am sure dh will not feel like eating.

It will not be a good day around here today for sure. I am glad dh has off Monday so he can get adjusted to everything he will hear.

Also last night I started having the bad cramping again. All I can say is I am glad the sono will be on Thurs.

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #202
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MaryAnn, I am hopeful that it will be easier when your DH is home and you can deal with everything together. I am glad he was able to get through on the phone and you know his calls would not come through.

We remain here for you, sweetie.

Is your sono next Thursday?

Loved the pictures from NYE, Sha. How was the treehouse?

Glad to hear the good news that your mother issue is not critical, Merry.

Ann, I am glad Avery is handling his chemo. He has such a good medical team and school team too.

We got almost all the decorations down here except just a few of the outside lights that DH needs a ladder for. I am looking forward to getting all the boxes into the attic.

Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Time to get THOSE decorations up. DD16 is going with her youth group on a bus to WDW. I decided to forego that trip. We will go first of June for 10 days most likely, at least that is when my reservation is. I needed to schedule it after DD21's graduation from Tulane and after DD16's HS exams, and not during the time I have to do payroll every two weeks. It was a miracle I could get a reservation at the boardwalk, but I did book months ago.

Everyone in BR is down after the LSU shutout to Alabama Monday night. I hated that some of the LSU fans were booing the LSU quarterback during the game. He looked like he was in over his head. I felt sorry for him.

I am continually amazed how seriously these folks take LSU's ups and downs. Maybe because we are transplants here, not sure. I like to watch the games to some degree, but I am not going to let a loss, any loss, get me so agitated.

Cold here, hard freeze tonight. I actually left all my plants outside this winter and they have survived so far. Tonight may be the night I move them into the garage finally. Once we put the Christmas stuff away, I like to move on to spring. My irises are greening up nicely although no blooms yet.

Have some of you had much snow this winter?

At work, I am busy with year end stuff. I had a little scare when I was rushing around yesterday and accidentally turned off my backup batter. The printer and the monitor were suddenly off, but the computer was working on backup (it is a laptop). I was right in the middle of something and really let it get to me. I felt so sheepish when I figured out what was up.

I let it throw me, and could feel my blood pressure spike. It is really not worth it. The computer system failure around this time last year is still fresh in my mind I guess. Anyway I much further along than usual, and able to get everything done despite reduced hours by working full out and eating a salad at my desk that I make a home with all my favorite stuff.

I feel good about where I am.

Sorry this is so long, I am making up for a few of the short ones I have done in the past.

I love this thread and you ladies who listen to my foolishness.
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Mary Ann,

I come to this thread from time to time and see how everyone is doing. I don't often post but keep you all in my prayers!

I am sorrry you are going thru a bad spell. I don't know what it is but I am praying as we speak.



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Old 01-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #204
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Hugs and prayers LMP!

Merry you may have seen my FB post. Was glad to read in the wee hours last night the good news.

The treehouses are AWESOME!!!! Would love to stay there again. But definitely with a house full like we had. R liked it a lot too, except no balcony area off the master bedroom. Buses run through there often enough and I didnt hear them much until I was up and not so much at night.

Tried to skype a lunch date with R today but the wind is bad here so it kept getting dropped on my end. He was thrilled with the game's outcome. And yet he wears the colors. Go figure. I was actually rooting for Alabama too. One of the players had a GF who had told him they would be at that game to play for the championship. She was killed in the tornado.

Going to get cold here tonight too they said on the news. Prepare for the artic blast. I just have to LOL.

Melanie did another post/blog. I am just about to read it but here is the link for you all to follow too.

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/...ary/?ref=fbrec


edit: it made me cry... but her attitude inspires me so much. I want to meet her badly.
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Sha, thanks for posting the link to Melanie's blog.

What a testament of courage. I am just without words, for once.

Her attitude will help her.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #206
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Mary Ann,

I come to this thread from time to time and see how everyone is doing. I don't often post but keep you all in my prayers!

I am sorrry you are going thru a bad spell. I don't know what it is but I am praying as we speak.



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Old 01-13-2012, 11:18 AM   #207
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Good afternoon ladies

Lisa - how are you feeling sista?

Laurie - what do you do to decorate for Mardi Gras? 10 days in Disney sounds good for sure!

Candy - how are your transportation issues? Hope you can get the truck fixed or replaced soon. Its probably frustrating.

Sha - I read Melanies blog. Grace under pressure and courage for sure. Very touching. I love how she is so determined to keep fighting tough.

Well dh is home. Of course, his reactions are what I expected. I didnt talk all that much to him as he stayed up late and did some catch up for work. But I did eat something for dinner and got much more sleep although I am still so tired and stressed out and crying. I guess we will just have to take it one day at a time and see where God takes us in all of this.

I had alot of pain last night. Gheesh. I just want them to say something is wrong. My aunt thought it could be an ovarian cyst, We shall see on Thurs.

Getting a haircut. Guess it will make me feel better on the outside but not on the inside for sure.

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #208
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This was written about Mel by a supportive friend

http://www.tiffanykay.com/blog/2012/...notastheyseem/
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I was praying you would be able to let go a little when your DH got home Maryann. Glad you ate and slept some. Please take care of yourself.

Cannot get Melanie off my mind. Inflammatory BC is hard one. My bosses mom who was my mom's good friend faced it at 86 years young with a lot of grace too (perfect choice of words, Maryann).

Her initial doctors missed the diagnosis. Her daughters had to insist on going to another doctor (specialist) for third opinion). Too much time had passed. Chemo and radiation was tough on her but her faith was strong. She was so kind to my mother when we moved here, both widows. She included my mom in different groups and social stuff mom still enjoys.

She did have a wonderful full life though, 6 children and over thirty grand children. Melanie is so young. It is not meant to be this way.
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Hi everyone, I haven't been here in awhile. I do read the thread sometimes.

I'm wondering about some things. Maybe someone here has some experience and thoughts on the matter. The breast surgeon said I have lymphoedema. I've been researching and finding out some about it. I was experiencing a degree of it since my surgery (ductal removal) this past Spring.

IMO, it was exacerbated by having a mammogram in Nov.. I mentioned I had surgery on that breast prior to the mammogram and the radiologists didn't seem to think anything of it. Business as usual. I felt excruciating pain during the mammogram. I have a fairly high tolerance for pain, but I was in tears. I did say something, but she said she was almost done and continued. I have had swelling, and pain in my breast since then. I was having throbbing pain that made me go to the ER one time, but they had no diagnostic staff available at the time. It was late. Long story.

I haven't been able to wear my rings since Christmas. I thought it was because I picked up a few pounds. After speaking with the breast surgeon I realized it was the lymphoedema. I only gained a pound or two over Christmas.

Anyway, I will never have a mammogram in that breast again. I'll have to get the testing some other way. Of course I mentioned it to the specialists and they don't seem to think the lymphoedema is a result of the mammogram. There doesn't seem to be any connection in literature I have read so far, but it seems commonsensical to me that the pressure on surgical scarring could lead further damage.

The breast surgeon said it will go away. Everything I have read said it could be a lifelong problem that could lead to cellulitis, infection, and even cancer. Now I'm researching specialists that will follow me for the lymphoedema and help me manage it. I don't want any long term problems from it.

The plan is to have a breast MRI next week. Hopefully that will present answers and a plan. I'm just really disheartened by the series of events. I hope that it does go away. But I just don't see how. The scar tissue is blocking the flow. I just don't see it.

I have read about compression but until I see a specialist I don't think I should do that because it could compound the problem. Ugh. If you have had this problem, what have you done for it? What helped you? Who did you see?

TIA.
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