Just wanted to say "Hello" and a quick update

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 2/12/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone...I hope you are all doing as well as can be expected under each one's circumstances.  I haven't had the chance to read or post much these days.  I've been busy at work and finally trying to take care of myself for a change.  Robert as you may or may not remember was diagnosed with end stage liver disease/cirrhosis and has been placed on the transplant list through Mayo Clinic in November 2006.  His MELD score is not high enough to get transplanted immediately but at least he's on the list if anything were to happen in the future.  The good news is that Robert is doing well these days.  He's not skinny minnie anymore, he's picked up some weight, his color is looking great and he seems to have a bit more energy these days.  He still continues to struggle with good and bad days.  We'll be headed to Mayo Clinic in Arizona end of February for a few days so the doc's over there can run routine tests on Robert and make sure he's doing alright and to screen him for cancer.  As always, tests make me worried because just when you think things are okay, wham, you get hit with something else.  I'm hoping that's not the case with Robert.  
I don't get a chance to read and post very often but I do continue to keep everyone on this forum in my thoughts and prayers.  I know how important it is to have support when you really need it and you guys have been here 100%.  I know we all have our problems that we have to deal with and just having support makes things better even in a bad situation.  Take care and I'll try to read and post when I can..... 
*Hugs, Thoughts, and Prayers*
   *Shel in New Mexico, USA*

Pink Grandma
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/12/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shel,
I am so happy Robert is doing so well. My prayers will be with both of you that it continues and that he gets his transplant. Good luck at Mayo. :-) Pink Grandma

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 2/13/2007 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   

So glad that Robert is doing better. Good luck on your trip to Mayo and keep positive thoughts. My thoughts and prayers will be with you both.


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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 2/13/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Shel! Thanks for posting with the good news. Let us know the outcome of the tests. At least you know Robert is in good hands at Mayo. I'll be going back to them next week for post-op x-rays and ortho followup. You also reminded me that I have to call my oncologist there. His opinion was to just keep a watch on the remaining cancer in my liver, but he was going to consult with the radiologist. I'm just not ready for another surgery right now, if it can be delayed for a month or two.

Again, best of luck!

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