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MJLD
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   Posted 12/11/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, we are going to try again! My surgery is scheduled for Monday.  (to put in my tube for peritoneal dialysis and to finish my fistula).  I'll be so glad to get this behind me!  In other news...it has been snowing here since 7 am;  now this may not be exciting for some of you, but, i'm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!  I was 16 the last time it snowed her!  Hope you all are doing well!  God bless you, Judy

Ginny
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   Posted 12/11/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, that is great to hear you're going in on Monday.  YAY!  It will be so good to finally have this done.  I'll be praying for you!
 
I saw on the news just now that New Orleans has a snow storm! It was so weird to see that.  Even the schools are closed!  WOW, how odd for you to experience that.  Hahaha, I'm picturing people from my neck of the woods, on vacation in the gulf, expecting to escape the snow and cold and they're getting snow!! Bahahaha... How ironic.  I'm sure there's lots of people royally ticked right off!!  Well, drive safe if you have to go out.  Leave lots of room between you and guy ahead of ya!
 
I'm really glad for you Judy.  You've waited a long time to get this procedure done. 
 
Blessings,
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

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


Melissa D.
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   Posted 12/11/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,

I'm so happy for you that you will be going in on Monday and will be getting this taken care of. I too will be praying for you!

My husband was just commenting on the weather down your way and how amazing it was for you all to be getting snow. It has been cold here, but no flurries. I am originally from upstate NY, up near Canada, I sure miss the snow, enjoy it for me!

Melissa
Lupus - 1997   Fibro - 2001    Sjorens  -  2007   Raynauds  -  2008
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hippimom2
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   Posted 12/11/2008 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, I really hope things go well for you Monday and I'll be thinking of you. Enjoy the snow (as long as you don't have to drive in it). Take care of yourself and keep us updated.
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Butterflake
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   Posted 12/12/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy. I was stationed at Keesler AFB 30 years ago. I liked the gulf coast too. I hope you're able to get the surgery this time. Love, Butterflake

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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 12/12/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy:

I'm so pleased to hear that things are moving on and you'll be able to get the situation taken care of. I'll have you in my prayers and I'm sure all will go smoothly for you on Monday. I hope the dialysis goes well and helps you until you get your transplant. Have a Happy Holidays.

Love,
Barb
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jhmom
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   Posted 12/13/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love to you!
Stacie
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MJLD
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   Posted 12/13/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much for your concern and support. Well you gotta love the gulf south, forecasted temp for Mon is 70! Snow one day, air condition the next! The old saying about our weather patterns is... If you don't like it wait a minute it'll change! I'll update you guys asap after surgery! Thanx, Judy

okie
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   Posted 12/17/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Judy, I was wondering how the surgery went? I have to admit that I was pretty clueless about what the proceedure was. My doctor talk leaves a lot to be desired. I do understand words like pain, frustration, hope it works, happy when it's over and stuff like that. So I'll go wit those things. I hope it worked with no pain and it is over. How's the snow?

love ya

carol


 
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Ginny
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   Posted 12/17/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, how are you?  I've been praying for you.  Just post when you can!
 
God bless,
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

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


Melissa D.
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   Posted 12/17/2008 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know I was thinking about you and hope the surgery went well and you are on the road to a quick recovery! Please drop us a note when you are feeling up to it and let us know how you are doing.

We'll be thinking about you!

Melissa
Lupus - 1997   Fibro - 2001    Sjorens  -  2007   Raynauds  -  2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis


hippimom2
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy, I've been thinking about you too and wondering how things went with the surgery. Let us know how things are whenever you are up to it.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears

 

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MJLD
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   Posted 12/18/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys! I did really well through the surgery. I came home last nite. I'm very sore...but so thankful to have this over! God bless you all. Judy

Melissa D.
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   Posted 12/18/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy,

I'm so glad to hear that you had the surgery and all went well! I know you must be exhausted, but thanks for getting online and letting us know all is well! Take care and get some much needed rest.

Melissa
Lupus - 1997   Fibro - 2001    Sjorens  -  2007   Raynauds  -  2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis


Ginny
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
JUDY!!!  Yay, you're home!  I'm sure you're very sore.  Keep those pain meds within arm's reach.  I'm so glad you posted to let us know  you were doing okay! Rest comfortably tonight!
 
God bless,
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

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


MJLD
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   Posted 12/20/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey y'all! I'm still having so much pain. Last nite I took the surgical dressing off, it was gross, couldn't stand it anymore. My arm is cut from the antecubital (inside of elbow) to my arm pit!!! I have over 49 staples. It is swollen hugely! No wonder it is giving me fits! My abdomen only has a few staples and has not been that bad. Can't type long, i'm starting to ache! God Bless YOu ALL!!!! Judy

Ginny
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   Posted 12/20/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey girl!!
 
49 staples????  Oh my.  Yeah, no wonder you're swollen and not feeling your best, lol! I'm impressed you even posted tonight.  Are you sleeping okay?  Oh my, what a Christmas for you.  I'm so glad you finally were able to have this done. 
 
Sleep tight!
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

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


morocco
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   Posted 12/20/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
judy,good luck, I had swelling kidneys 2years ago now i'm fine you'll be fine too.

hippimom2
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   Posted 12/21/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy, the stitches sound very painful. Did the doc give you any idea how long the pain should last? I would think that if it still hurts really bad tomorrow you should give someone a call. I just worry about infection. I hope you are taking good care of yourself and getting lots of rest. Prayers and hugs being sent your way.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears

 

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MJLD
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm going to see my surgeon at 2:00 tomorrow! Things have begun to ease. Still have to take pain med every now and then, not near as often. My arm is still swollen huge. HOpefully, everything is healing properly. I'm not running fever or having drainage. Judy

Ginny
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   Posted 12/22/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy, you sound so positive and upbeat!  I love it! smilewinkgrin I still have a lot of swelling from my hyster 7 weeks ago.  I'm a bit lop-sided actually.  I'm more swollen on the left side of my belly.  It's funny to look at.  I was told that the swelling would increase if I had a busy day with some activity.  The doctor was right.  The swelling is going to last a few months.  Not sure if that will be the case for you, but if it does stretch out long like that, it's probably totally normal.
 
I'm glad to hear you don't need your pain meds so often.  That's very encouraging!  Sounds like you're healing great!  Let us know how your appointment goes tomorrow.
 
Take it easy, breezy!!
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

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


MJLD
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   Posted 12/24/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys!  I got my staples out!  Yay!  I feel alot better!  I'm about to start classes to learn how to do dialysis at home.  I'm excited about that.  I noticed i'm more swollen after a busy day when my arm isn't elevated enough.  I'm sooooo glad that surgery is behind me! Ginny, i'm glad yours is too!  Blessings to all, Judy
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