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   Posted 7/8/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone. I officially resigned from work yesterday so I no longer have an email address.  I'll set one up soon and let you know.  My health is still improving. Maybe I'll write more later. Love, Butterflake
Dx: SLE ('05), depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS Tx: CellCept, plaquenil, prednisone, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, prozac, wellbutrin, seroquel, xanax, ambien, celebrex, neurontin, lyrica, arthritis tylenol, promethazine, actonel, multi vit, C, flaxseed oil, acupuncture

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   Posted 7/8/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
((((((((( Donna ))))))))

What a bitter-sweet day. *sighhhhh* Will be thinking about you Donna. I hope you can enjoy your "retirement".


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   Posted 7/8/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Donna, I remember handing in my resignation - it was both sad and a relief. I just knew I couldn't keep working and it has actually turned out to be one of the best things I have done for my health.

I'm glad to hear you are slowly feeling better from being so sick. Now you can go home today and have a little resignation party - we'll be with you in spirit!
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear that you had to resign. That can be very difficult, especially if you have been there for awhile and like what you do and who you work with. We have been, and will continue to think about you. Hope you are feeling better soon. Take care!
Lots of Love!
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   Posted 7/8/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Donna,

So sorry you had to do that. I know firsthand how difficult a decision it can be. I hope things start to turn for the better for you soon.

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   Posted 7/8/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Donna.. I know when I couldn't work any more it was sad and I still miss the some of the people I worked with. I do keep in touch with some. Now it is time to do for yourself and family. Good Luck!!! Debbie
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   Posted 7/8/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
(((((Donna))))))) I know it was a very difficult time for me. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Judy

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   Posted 7/9/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
(((( Donna ))))) I know it must have been hard for you but I am sure it will pay off when your health improves. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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   Posted 7/10/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
(((Donna))), I'm sure this was hard for you. I'm glad to hear your health is still improving and pray that it gets better with each passing day. Now, kick back, relax and enjoy your retirement....... :-) . Take care and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                                  Love, Babs
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   Posted 7/10/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   

I am sure this was very difficult for you and my prayers are with you! I certainly hope you will find this decision has a good effect for your health. Try to rest and relax and give your body time to heal.

Praying for you and for all of us to experience remission!
Audrey Ann
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   Posted 7/10/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that, butterflake, but hope you get a chance to rest now and relax.
Love, Marji
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