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wizzer120
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   Posted 2/14/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
well, I have a tumour in my head and I have my operation tomorrow, third time lucky I hope.
I am really nervous, but it has to be done, I am also nil by mouth as of 5 minutes ago, so naturally I am suddenly starving hungry, really thirsty and generally wanted to do everything I can't.
Feeling quite down about it, but more scared I suppose.
Anyway, Just wanted to say thanks for all the moral support, especially from Victoria - thanks for the vote of confidence.
Take care.
Hugs
Wizzer
 

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   Posted 2/15/2007 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Best of luck wizzer...hopes and prayers are with you all the way tongue
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   Posted 2/15/2007 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope everything turns out and that you are ok wizzer!
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   Posted 2/15/2007 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hoping you have an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Thoughts and prayers are with you,
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   Posted 2/15/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Wizzer,
 
Are you back yet?  How did the surgery go?  You're in our thoughts and prayers.  Update us as soon as you feel up to it and let us know how you are doing!
 
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   Posted 2/15/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
My prayers are with you Wizzer. Get well soon. Dee

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   Posted 2/15/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Wizzer, just lifted you up in prayer. How are you doing?
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   Posted 2/16/2007 3:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you posted again.
 
Everyone at healing well is thinking of you and I hope the surgery goes well.  Get in touch when you can, we are looking forward to hearing from you.
 
Take care and big big ((hugs)) to you.  You are in my thoughts hun xx

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wizzer120
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   Posted 2/17/2007 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello all.  Thanks for all your posts, it really lifted my spirits up when I came home. All went well and exactly as expected, so thankfully no surpirses.  I feel like I have been hit by a truck though, but have some great pain meds to counter it.  Doc says this should be the last time I have to go through it - so I feel on top of the world with that news (Although he did say that last time!) Really dizzy too, but that should pass. I built myself up to expect tons of pain, but it is not so bad, so all in all, I'm just glad its over and Ican get on with healing.

Thanks so much to you all. I hope you are all doing great.

Hugs

Wizzer xx


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   Posted 2/17/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Whooo hoooooo! Congrats and good vibes, and prayers and all that sort of stuff! I just love to hear a success story. :-D
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   Posted 2/17/2007 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Great to hear from you hun and good to know that you are doing well. How many surgeries have you had? Sounds like you have been through a lot - I hope this is the last time for you.

They didn't keep you in hospital for very long - I hope they are keeping a good eye on you.
Take care of yourself and keep in touch with us - we always love to hear from you.

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wizzer120
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   Posted 2/18/2007 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Victoria,

This is my third big one, with a minor one in between. They don't seem to keep you in for very long at all these days - I am not sure if that is just the NHS in general or if it is because of the type of surgery I have had.  They are eager to get you up and walking, as soon as you can do that without being too dizzy, you get to go home.  I prefer to go home quickly though, for one beacause I unfortunately smoke but mainly because I just don't feel that I can 'heal' lying in a hospital bed.  I just like to shut down for a bit to let my body get to work on healing what it needs to and I like to do that in my own environment, mind over matter.  Make sense?  Still I get district nurse visits three times a day for four more days and then I have to go back for a check up.

My mom had breast cancer last year and she had surgery to remove the lump and they only kept her in for 24 hours, I was really shocked at that because she was 64 at the time and also has MS, so she didn't look great or feel great, and I felt that the anaestethic hit her hard, but they still sent her home.  I think you take longer to heal as you get older.  I think she went back pretty sharpish for the start of the chemo though.

I met someone the other day that said that hypnosis can get rid of all habits and illnesses - even cancer.  I found it a little upsetting to think that someone would promote curing something as threatening as cancer in this way - has anyone ever heard of such a thing? Or tried it?  I thouht i might try it for the smoking, but now I am not so sure with these 'cancer' claims.

Well, I feel quite cheery today, must be the meds, hope it lasts and that you are all doing well.

take care

wizzer x


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   Posted 2/18/2007 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey wizzer - forgot you were in the UK too. Yep, this is the NHS for you - kick you out as soon as you can stand up!!!!!

You are right though, you are better off at home (none of the dreaded MRSA there!!!). I'm pleased you are doing so well. I am not really a religious person - but I did say a prayer for you!
My friend had hypnosis to stop her from smoking and this really worked for her but I really do not believe that it can cure cancer. I have never heard of such a thing. If it worked - there wouldn't be so many poorly people would there?

Keep in touch with us, I am so pleased that you are recovering well. Take care and rest.

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   Posted 2/18/2007 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home Wizzer! I was wondering how you were doing.
So glad things went well and that you hopefully won't have to go thru it again.
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   Posted 2/22/2007 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Wizzer - Was just wondering how you are feeling hun?

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   Posted 2/22/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Victoria,

I am doing ok, thanks for asking.  I am working from home and have even been into the office a couple of times, but I think if I am honest, I have pushed it a little too much, I will never learn!

I am surprisingly upbeat too, I don't know if this is the result of all the meds being mixed, but I won't complain.  I had my last visit from the nurse tonight and she says all looks good, no infections etc.  Can't wait to wash my hair though and I seem to be desperate to lay in be on my left side - which I can't do - way too painful!  We always want what we can't have I suppose.

I am really hoping that this is the last time, but I won't get to find that out for quite a while yet.

How are you doing?

Let me know and thanks for being there.

Hugs

Wizzer


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   Posted 2/23/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey wizzer,

I'm not bad thanks hun. Good to hear you are doing well. You shouldn't be overdoing it though, take things easy.

Good to hear that your mood is improving, what meds are you on again?

Hope you get to wash you hair soon! I'd be going crazy - wash mine every day!!!!

Take care and great to hear from you x x

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wizzer120
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   Posted 2/24/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Victoria, I'm on Fluoxetine.  I have never taken and ad's before, so this is my first experience.  They seemed to take an absolute age to kick in, my doc upped my dose a couple of times since October when I started, but I really don't want to take these 'forever', so have been reducing my dose since mid January.  I am trying to just take each day as it comes.  I have had 2 really bad meltdowns since mid december, but seem to be getting through things.  Being on meds makes me feel like a failure, like I am not strong enough to deal with things myself, that on its own seems to be able to start me on a downer, you just can't win!  I have slept nearly all day today, I put my PC on this morning and the next thing I knew it was 6pm.  I guess I have been overdoing it a little since the op.  I just seem to need to be constantly busy.  If I am busy, I don't have time to let the depression kick in.  Does that make sense?  I sometimes wonder if I am just hiding behind a facade.  I am trying my best to confront my issues, but sometimes it's just too hard.  Today I feel like I have been living like an imposter, bright and cheery beacuse that's what people expect.
Oh well, there is always tomorrow to feel better, life isn't perfect is it.
I think I am expecting that depression won't stay with me forever now that I have admitted it to myself.  Can this be true do you think?  I work on it every day, but the things that I have dealt with are still there, I think I thought that they would go away I suppose.  Which makes me question how on earth we are supposed to get better.
Oh dear, today I don't know what I am thinking, really sorry.
Hope you are well
Wizzer

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   Posted 2/26/2007 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Please don't feel a failure. If you had a physical illness, you would take the meds to treat it so there is no difference in taking meds for depression. Depression is an illness.
For many years I put on a front and pretended to everyone that all was fine when it wasn't. Its a relief now not to have to be like that. It is good that you have admitted that there is a problem and that you are aware of your depression. You are suffering from an illness here and please do not reduce or stop your meds if you are not ready. The meds are there to help you.
I'd rather stay on mine for longer than feel like I did last year. With depression you will have up and down days and some days may seem worse than others. Its not a straight road to recovery but you will get there. Accept help for this illness and just know that you will get there.

Always here for you x x

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