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   Posted 11/16/2004 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
and am really tired. I still cannot believe this whole thing happened. I remember asking myself where I had been to get just the one arm sunburnt. My medically trained daughter had to tell me what it was. No wonder I had such a bad night on last Sunday.
So, I am going to take this lympedema thing just a little more seriously. Luci, you're right, some doctors do have a thing to learn about this condition.
I'm off to have prescriptions filled and go back to bed.
I want to thank everyone for their concern, flowers, cards, and phone calls. They brought life to my hospital stay. Several ladies managed to bring the conversations to a "depends" moment. I love every one of you.
Love, a sadder but wiser, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 11/16/2004 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jo-Ann
So glad you're home.  I don't think we laughed, sorry about that.  We talked too much politics, I think.LOL.  I bought you some tap shoes, though.  Used that line a few times in the past few days, got people remembering what you reminded me of.    I'm so glad you're mending and will be taking better care of yourself.
Wish me luck on my appointments today.  I know you're with me, babe!
Welcome home!
Take care, yeah
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius


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   Posted 11/16/2004 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   


I am so happy that you are home.  Take care of yourself and rest, rest, rest.

Love and hugs,


"A sister filled with joy preaches without preaching.  Joy is a need and a power for us . . . for it makes us always ready to go about doing good." 
                              Mother Teresa

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   Posted 11/16/2004 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Jo-Ann, Good to hear you are home!! Now be a good girl, OK! Sometimes I feel like people think I am over reacting about caring for cuts, etc, but you can bet I will stay on top of it after hearing what you went through! Love you and take care, Gail
 It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.   Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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   Posted 11/16/2004 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Jo-Ann...
So glad you are back at home.  Take care, my friend.  And lay off the rototiller for a few days, anyway, okay?
Love and hugs...

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   Posted 11/16/2004 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Jo-Ann,

I'm so glad you're home. Take care of yourself. Who else would tell us rototiller stories???

Love and gentle hugs,

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   Posted 11/16/2004 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
JoAnn, please rest and get better soon.

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   Posted 11/16/2004 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome home, Jo-Ann. Yes, take care of yourself and I 'm waiting for those hospital stories. L&H, Di

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   Posted 11/16/2004 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
{{{JO-Ann}}} I am so glad you are home! I am like Di, I can't wait to hear "the rest of the story". You take care and rest up. Sending you gentle hugs.

Sara Dearing
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   Posted 11/16/2004 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Home at last and I am so happy you're there, Jo-Ann. Thank heavens you went to the urgent care asap. Sorry you had all of that IV misery, but you know I only want for you to be well. When you're feeling better think about making your dr. aware of the fact that you didn't get the antibiotics you needed immediately. Sometimes the drs. are just plain stupid. Anyway, my friend, you keep taking the oral antibiotics and rest a lot. An infection like the one you have had really saps your strength. I am so glad you're home. Sending you xxx's and ooo's from here, Luci.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

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   Posted 11/17/2004 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Jo-Ann I have to tell you I do not know when Vic and I have laughed like that. I called you to make you laugh and next thing I know Vic and I are really just about on the floor laughing. I can not tell you when I have enjoyed a phone conversation more. That was really a riot. The next morning Vic and I poured our coffee in our mugs and started all over again. That was really a hoot. Glad to see you home. Please be careful. I know life happens, but try to be more careful. Love and hugs, Us.
People are like tea bags, you have to put them in hot water to see how  strong they are!

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   Posted 11/17/2004 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome home, Jo-Ann! I was ready to launch an all-out jail break, so glad you got sprung. And more important that you feel better and are comfortable...


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