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Kookla
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not posted for a while... sorry everyone.. I am sure everyone can understand the hell we go through..
MY LIFE IS HELL RIGHT NOW. I have been home for a week on FMLA.. I have Bronchitus and a temp around 103 average,,, and coughing and blowing the nose...
NOT TO MENTION WE GOT A PUPPY at Christmas. She is a DOLL but I feel the burdon... I feel myself falling apart.. I look in the mirror and in one week . JUST ONE WEEK I DONT RECOGNIZE ME! I DONT LOOK LIKE ME..MY FACE IS SWOLLEN.. I DREAD RETURNING MONDAY..... I CANNOT BELIEVE BRONCHITUS MADE ME SO SICK!... i AM NOT ME. I JUST WANT TO FEEL LIKE ME AGAIN..

ITS PATHETIC.. I LOOK AT MY LITTLE PUPPY AND WISH I COULD HAVE HER LIFE... NOW WHEN I SAY THAT AND THE YR BEFORE I GOT SLE I RAN A MARATHON... THAT MAKES ME CRY... CRY CRY CRY CRY..
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Chaya
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hugs!!!!!!! I used to run 3 miles every single day and had a figure out of a magazine. NOT any more! I am getting steriod fat and I feel like sh!t!!

Kookla
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL I laugh w/u not at u..... atleast you know what I feel....

Ginny
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Steph!
 
Bronchitis?  At least you caught it before it turned into pneumonia.  Don't let that happen!!!  Do you HAVE to go back on Monday?  Yikes, can you take some mroe sick time???  I don't think they want you back if you have Bronchitis.  You might infect everyone!
 
I had the figure of a model too, before all this.  Now I'm an ever-expanding pile of white blubber with stretch marks and 3 chins.  My face and neck have become one.... I know how you feel too Steph (and Chaya!).  This disease BLOWS CHUNKS.  (literally in your case Steph:)
 
I understand the love you have for your puppy.  Pets are angels.... I wish I had my cat's life sometimes too.... Puppies are a lot of work.  No wonder you're feeling the strain.... I'm sorry Steph.  Hugs to you!
 
Ginny 
 
 
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 1/31/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Steph . . . sorry you got that bronchitis. I hope you can get more time off work. Call in, first thing in the morning, before talking or drinking anything and use that cracking voice to call in sick.

Let me know if you need some pointers with the pup. We recently had a litter of pups, born 9/15/07, and I'm way in tune with their needs. I coach the new puppy people and I'll be glad to help you too. You can email me so we don't have off-topic stuff here.

Blessings!

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Kookla
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   Posted 1/31/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Rosie. I will..

okie
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   Posted 2/1/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Steph, like the others said if you need more time you really need to try to get it instead of getting sickers and having to take even more time off. Did they have you on large quantiy of steroids? if so you know that will go away so try not to stress to much. I know easier said than done. In the mean time try to rest and pamper yourself as much as possible.
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carol
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Kookla
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   Posted 2/1/2008 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Okie and Rosie

Thx for the reply. No they put me on a high dose of Antibiotics. Currently I am luckly to not have to be forced to take to prednizone yet, I dont know why my face is sooo swollon. I dont look like me... I think it might be the kidneys,,, We will see, Just trying to kick this ruthless bronchiatis... NOT FUN. Temps of 103.5 are also so much NOT FUN. But yes I have today off and go back monday. Its taken me two weeks to get over this..
ROUGH
What kind of pups did ya have?

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   Posted 2/1/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Steph, I'm worried about you - you sound really sick so I'm glad youa re seeing the doc again on Monday.  Please talk to them about your worried about your kidneys.
Puppies and dogs can bring so much joy, but they are a lot of work, especially the puppies and all the house training, etc that goes along with it.  We adopted a dog a few years ago and she had come from an abusive home.  She has turned to be a wonderful dog, but it was a lot of work for a long time because she wasn't house trained or socialized.  I remember being in tears a lot because of all the energy it took to work with her and there were days I just wasn't up to it.
 
Hang in there and please get lots of rest.  Let us know what your doc says on Monday.
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Kookla
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   Posted 2/1/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
THanks for the reply... I appreciate it.. I am resting up.. trying to... I just washed my hair today and its been almost 5 days. I couldnt do it.. too cold.... too hot. sweats... no energy.. high fever.. but I think I am calming down now somewhat... Taking a shower was difficult. I never thought I would say that... But no, I dont go to the Doctor on Monday. I go back to work on monday.. yea... I had all week off... I dont know if I have to use my FMLA hours or if they will let me use Vacation. I am hopeing VA... I need FMLA Hours badly. I never know when I am gonna be sick. Taking a REAL Vacation just isnt real for me..

Ginny
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   Posted 2/1/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Steph,

how are you doing this afternoon?  Is the fever lower?  That's a high fever girl..... At 105 I was halucinating.  So keep checking it and make sure it's not rising okay.  If it gets higher than 103, please go to ER.  I had that mega high fever last summer and they said I was lucky to not have some brain damage from it.  Although, I would challenge them to say that now.  I think I lost about a billion brain cells in the last 6 months, LOL.
 
Talk to you soon,
 
Gin
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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