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MJLD
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   Posted 12/26/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey y'all...from the sunny and warm South Mississippi...I started training today for home dialysis!  You guys, I can't tell you how excited and happy I am!  I am getting my own little cozy apartment (tiny)!  It's a small step toward my freedom and I am starting to feel optimistic about my future again.  I've whined so much over the last couple of years I just wanted to share some good news.   God has been so good to me through it all.  When it feels like it's all but over don't give up, you never know what's around the corner.  I almost feel guilty sharing my good news, I know many of you are struggling.  Please be encouraged.  Things won't always be the way they are now.  God Bless you all.  Happy New Years!!!  Judy

Melissa D.
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,

Congratulations on the apartment! You I am very happy for you. Doesn't matter how small it might be, it will be nice to have a space of your own I'm sure. Also, nice to hear a positive story once in a while. What a great way to end 2008 huh?

Melissa
Lupus - 1997   Fibro - 2001    Sjorens  -  2007   Raynauds  -  2008
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redrose77
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
congrats!!!!
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Ginny
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   Posted 12/27/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy!!
 
This is wonderful news.  I agree with Melissa. No matter the size of a home, it's still a home to treasure!  I'm really proud of you and happy to hear you're going to do your dialysis at home.  That means everything!!!
 
How was your Christmas?  Any plans for New Year's Eve? 
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 12/27/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
My Christmas was good.  I think for New Years my immediate family is having dinner and then doing fireworks with the kids!  We keep it pretty low key.  How about you?

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   Posted 12/27/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, that is great news, thank you for sharing it with us! Great way to end 2008 and begin a new year!!!!
Stacie
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

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lucysgd
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   Posted 12/28/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Happy for you Judy - your post made me smile!  Happy New Year and thanks for sharing.

Lucy


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meds:  occasional low dose xanax for sleep, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, ibuprophin (none of which manages the problems very well!)
 
We cannot avoid the birds of sadness flying over our heads, but we need not let them make nests in our hair. 
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   Posted 12/29/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy. What great news. You sure do deserve it! Love, Butterflake

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   Posted 12/30/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, I'm glad the apartment is working for you and that you are getting settled in with the dialysis. You have had so much happen to you in this past year, don't ever feel like you are whining - you have had more than your fair share of serious health problems.

I'm praying that the new year brings you improved health. Lots of hugs and prayers :)
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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so happy for you, Judy! My prayers are with you and God Bless you, too!
Prayers,
Audrey Ann
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 12/30/2008 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the great Christmas news! It's so good to hear you sound like you're in a much better place, figuratively as well as physically, and I'm happy for you. Happy New Year!
SLE, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis, gluten intolerance.

prednisone, cellcept, plaquenil, celebrex, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, ultram, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, tricor, acifex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin


Ginny
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   Posted 12/31/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy, how are you doing with the dialysis?  Just checking in on ya!!
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 12/31/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Ginny,

   I am still in training for home dialysis, it takes a few weeks because you have to work it around your in clinic dialysis schedule.  I am really looking forward to starting.  I had to be put on Vancomycin, IV because my arm gaped open and is beginning to look infected.  Overall, i'm feeling sooo much better and everything seems to be on the up and up! 

   I so appreciate everyone's support and concern.  I have another tid bit of awesome news.  I am completely off of prednisone!!! (for 2 weeks) and my appetite is way down!  I am beginning to see the numbers on the scale go down.  Please pray for this to continue. 

   Happy New Year to each one of you!  May God richly bless you in the coming year!  Love, Judy


Ginny
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   Posted 1/1/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
Okay, gotcha! Let us know when you've started the real deal!! I'm excited for you too.  This is going to change your life so much. How is the arm wound healing?  Is it okay today?
 
You're OFF prednisone!!!  Praise the Lord!!  WOW, I am soooooo thrilled to hear this.  You're my inspiration.  I want off too!
 
2009 is starting off so well for you Judy.  You deserve it!  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
 
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MJLD
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   Posted 1/2/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanx Ginny,
I pray that you can get off of it also. I'm trying to loose weight and strengthen up for my transplant! My arm is getting better, slowly but surely!
Sorry I haven't been around much. My schedule has been tight. Next week I go to Biloxi (1 hour 15 min drive) every day and do training 9a-3p! So, tomorrow is my last hemodialysis! Yippee! I'll check in as soon as possible. I am not ignoring everyone's posts, just been so busy, but it's going to get better soon! Love you all!!!! Judy

PattyLatty
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   Posted 1/2/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, It's great to hear you sound positive and excited! We don't feel ignored, just happy you're busy doing something so important.
SLE, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis, gluten intolerance.

prednisone, cellcept, plaquenil, celebrex, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, ultram, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, tricor, acifex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin

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