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Aurora60
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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to let everyone know how I am progressing.  I am not as weak as I was, am able to eat more although on a very limited diet and getting so tired of it.  I have already lost 14 lbs. The weekend was hard as my sons were gone but I hired a home care helper and that was OK. Got me through Sat and Sun and Mon a friend came over. I get tired very easily and have to rest a lot. It is so hard to be confined to home after being in the hospital so long.  I am trying not to get down but I feel like I am sinking.  Friends called at first but now are not. I am very lonely. My sons are home and able to help but I feel like I am putting such a heavy burden on them. I can't go to the store and haven't even dressed just stay in my nightgown and robe. When my son comes here for lunch today I am going to try to get in the shower. Have just been washing up at the sink. I see my PCP on Thurs and next week have another CT scan and then see the surgeon. I think they will schedule my surgery then. It is going to be so hard to be at home most of the time for the next 2 months. I have books and my needlework but I can't seem to concentrate. I think it may be the depression. All I seem to do is watch TV. I am bored as well as so lonely. I would appreciate hearing from any of you. I need support now. I need to stay in a good frame of mind so I stay well before surgery.Please reply any and all, I need to know someone cares.
 
Aurora

getting by
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   Posted 9/8/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
My dear Aurora,

We all care so much about you. I feel confident in speaking for everybody else, you are such a wonderful member and have offered so much good advice to others. So I know that their sentiments are the same as mine.

I am so sorry for what you are going through, but I have a feeling that soon you will be right as rain. Even better than before. I don't know a lot about yuor condition, but I am sure it was weighing on you long before you knew you had it.

Fourteen pounds would be great for me, though maybe you don't want to lose weight. Just wanted to lighten things up a little, pardon the pun. lol...

I hope that you are feeling contented at home and that you have many things that you still can do. Nothing wrong with staying in jammies all day. I do that all the time on my days off of work. Been working a lot so I haven't been on the forum much. Just a little here and there. Not enough to keep up though. I feel my moderating job has been lacking, but got to earn that money to help with bills. I like my job, but am getting tired. They had me cut down to two days, but keep calling me in on my days off. That is getting old to me. There are a lot of younger adults who still party and I think they get the brown bottle flu if you know what I mean. Not fair to us older people who take our job seriously.

I hope that you have a better day. Do you still have my email addy? You are always welcome to email me if you want to. It is in my profile if you ever get the urge.

Take care my dear friend. Take it easy and try to relax.

hugs, Karen
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Aurora60
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   Posted 9/8/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Karen for your support. It really means so much to me.  I am on what seems like "house arrest" for 2 months. Have to take it easy to get my colon to heal so I can have my surgery. Also, have to have such a bland diet so I don't disturb my intestines because if the infection comes back I can develop sepsis or peritonitis which can be life threatening, so I am being very, very good. I have books to read and needlework but it is hard not getting out of the house every day to do a few things.  Can't even go to the grocery or pharmacy for errands. My boys have been great with helping. I go my dr. on Thurs and that is going to be like a picnic getting out.  A friend is driving me. But I am sure I will be well recovered by the 1st of the year.  Everything just takes so long and since I don't want to repeat this ever I am following strict orders.

Hugs,

Aurora


getting by
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   Posted 9/8/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aurora,

This sounds so difficult, but I know that you can do it. Like you say, follow the strict guidlines, but you can adapt as you know what the outcome would be if you don't follow orders.

You seem to have a good attitude about this and I think that is very important. I am sure that your surgery will go well, it is just a long grueling process until you get there. Keep your chin up. you are doing good and you are lucky to have friends and your sons to help you with this. And remember that we are here for you too. If you feel up to talking on the forum.

Take it easy and rest. And remember that we are all here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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Mazfire
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   Posted 9/8/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Aurora you are havoing such a rough time of it, but i love you positive attitude. You are strong! You are capable and awesome. Im keeping you in my prayers and want to reassure you that you are well loved and cared for here at HW.

Much love,

Maz XX


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stkitt
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   Posted 9/8/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Aurora,

I wish I was closer to you as you could teach me some crafts during your house arrest.  Or we could figure out how to break you out of jail and collect $200.00 for passing Go.

I am so sorry to hear of your upcoming surgery and it seems it is time for you to get some breaks so I will be offering prayers for you.

Please know we all care and love you here in the forum.  You are family and we are here to cheer you on.

Lots of hugs

Kitt


 

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Aurora60
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   Posted 9/8/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Kitt, Karen, Maz, Your replies have been so uplifting for me.  You all really are my family and I love you all dearly.  Your prayers and support are helping me to get through this time.  I am trying to stay positive and take things one day at a time, sometimes one hour at a time but the time is passing. Like I posted before I am really being a good girl and following all drs orders. I have to say that I truly don't like white bread!! That is the only kind of bread I can have for a sandwich and it is so bland and tastless. But at least I can have a turkey sandwich. Also, I can have jello, broth, eggs, whit pasta and rice, cream of chicken soup. I see my internist on Thurs and will show her my diet from the hospital and see if I can add any thing else that isn't so tastless and boring. Am drinking a lot of tea and water. Would love to have a gingerale but will see. I would give anything for a salad but its off the list.  Kitt, I would love to teach you needlepoint. It is so mind absorbing and fun to admire the work. Wish we were all close so we could have a big party. I am going to juggle the date of surgery between my birthday and Christmas. I probably will have it done before Thangsgiving but that will certainly keep my diet at a minimum but I think I can have turkey and mashed potatoes.  Well, I guess I won't be making my pecan pie anymore. It was really good and so easy to make. I can't have stawberries or any type of berries, nothing with seeds or any kind of seeds, no nuts or popcorn or raw veggies. You don't know how much you miss veggies if you can't eat them! I'll keep updating as things progress and hope all will keep posting. I love hearing from everyone.

Many, many hugs,

Aurora


getting by
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   Posted 9/8/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aurora,

I know how frustrating a special diet can be. I use to have blood sugar problems (caused from family stress) and I had to change my whole way of eating. It is such a shame that you aren't making the pecan pies. I am sure that your family looks forward to eating them. I sure would. I bet they are wonderful.

You sure are keeping a good attitude right now and that is so important at this time. Just always remember that we are all here for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Best wishes Aurora.

Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 9/8/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
aurora. (((((((((((((((((keep positive)))))))))))))))))))))))) healing thoughts and prayers to you. jamie. i admire your courage my friend.
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