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babyseeester
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   Posted 12/15/2004 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, the surgery went well.  He now has 2 pins and a plate in his heal.  He is in terrible pain and it hurts me that I can't help.  He says the morphine isn't even helping the foot pain.  They are waiting for a pump to be sent to his room so he'll get steady pain meds. 
 
I am totally exhausted!  I hope it's just dealing with this and not my blood counts going down.  I have my 2nd chemo on Tuesday, so can't afford for that to happen.  I took a long nap when I got home from the hospital.  Got up, had a bite to eat, did some work on a newsletter I produce, and now it's time for bed.  I hope I get a good night's sleep.  I need it.  I never seem to sleep well when Steve isn't here with me.  I miss him!!!
 
I hope the others did well today, too.  I've been thinking about them.
 
Thanks for all your concern, as always.
 
Love and hugs,
Kathy


lemonz
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   Posted 12/16/2004 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, I can tell you I had pins, plates and what have you and while its not a party its not the same as a fight for your life. You really have to take care of you. Getting all upset is not going to help you at all. Please remember to carry the sanitizer with you and keep your hands clean. Hospitals really are dangerous places for someone in treatment. Good luck to your DH and take care of you. I do know what you mean about them not there. When my dh was in the hospital I spent the night with my legs thrashing around looking for him. I am one of those people that need my toe to touch, then I am a happy camper. Hugs and good wishes Joyce
People are like tea bags, you have to put them in hot water to see how  strong they are!
 
 


Candy
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   Posted 12/16/2004 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, hang in there. He will be home soon enough and you will be more comfortable. BUT, you must rest. Do not take any chances with your own health. Joyce is so right, you are fighting for your life!! I know you feel bad for your DH and that is how it should be, but do not put yourself in jeopardy. He will understand. Keep your hands clean, rest, and pat his hand for him while you kiss his cheek.

I take full advantage of the husbandless bed. I completely spread out, rest my glasses on the book I am reading, keep the remote handy and change the channel when I want too. I still miss DH when he is not home, but I know he will be soon.

I have you in my prayers. Hugs,

Candy

Many Holiday Blessings to All

 

 

Life may not be the party

 we hoped for,

but while we are here we might as

well dance.
   


ardee
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   Posted 12/16/2004 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
You both have a long haul in front of you. But I agree with Joyce. While his body is in pain, you're doing things to your body that put you at high risk for all kinds of stuff you don't need. Please take care of yourself. If you need anything, just let me know. We're "neighbors," remember. LOL

L&H,
Rita


babyseeester
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   Posted 12/16/2004 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ladies.  I know not to jeopardize my own situation.  I'm better today after getting a good night's sleep.  DH came home today - earlier than we expected.  I didn't even have pants for him!  LOL  The nurse was nice enough to give him some of their hospital pants to wear home.  He seems to be doing OK.  He had a fever, but I just took his temp and it's down.  He was on a morphine pump from last night until he left today.  He says he's not in pain yet, so that's a good sign.
 
We will get through all this.  The other good news is the surgeon said he could go back to work in a week or so.  That means he can take the new job!  YEAH yeah
 
It's time for bed.  Good night.
Kathy


Candy
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   Posted 12/17/2004 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
YEAH, you sound better already and I know your DH is feeling a lot better just being home. Good news about the job too.

Have a good holiday.

Hugs,
Candy

Many Holiday Blessings to All

 

 

Life may not be the party

 we hoped for,

but while we are here we might as

well dance.
   


gma
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   Posted 12/17/2004 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news Kathy that you husband can go to work on the new job. And it is great news that he is home too. I hope you will have a couple of calm weeks in between. But didn't you say you have to go for chemo soon, too? Take care. We're here to give you a hug when you need one. Love MK


babyseeester
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   Posted 12/17/2004 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
MK,
 
Yes, my 2nd chemo is Tuesday.  Hopefully it will be as mild as the first one.  My hair hasn't started falling out in clumps yet, but I do notice more strands falling than usual. 
Kathy


sdearing
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   Posted 12/18/2004 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, so glad hubby is home and you are getting some rest. Great news that he can still keep that new job. Praying that things continue to improve for you.

Merry Christmas
Sara
Sara Dearing
 
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present!


cupycake2
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   Posted 12/19/2004 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy,

So glad that things are looking UP for your husband and that you got some much needed rest. Isn't it amazing how much we miss them when they are gone from our sides. AHHH! I think that having these kinds of things happen in our lives makes us appreciate each other so much better, don't you?

Hang in there and good luck with your next treatment sweetie.

Happy Holidays,
Debbie
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero

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