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okie
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   Posted 6/20/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just checking in to see how your eye surgery went? I know you wanted them to knock you out for it. Let us know when you are up to it.
 
love ya
carol
God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
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When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 


ericsmom
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   Posted 6/20/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Carol, for thinking about me :-)   The surgery went well...and they DONT put you out...but it was just the preparation for it that took so long..and when they do it...you dont see them cutting..and you dont feel it either...so now I am rather embarrassed for whining for days about it..I just feel silly for having to wear sunglasses indoors..but I see him again Monday..so I will find out how long I have to wear them.
 
On a sadder note...my dil's ultrasound today, they cud only find one baby and one heartbeat sad but the doc said he will do another US when she is further on, and when the image is larger  s  he is only 8 weeks.  But we are greatful that there is one at least.
 
Hope you are feeling ok too Carol..and what were you able to do about a dehumidifier if anything?
 
Diane
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
 
Bisoprolol 5 mg, Propafenone 150mg twice daily.  coumidin 4 mg, plaquenil 500mg, prednisone 10 mg sometimes more, metformin 2000 mg, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate
 
 
 
Courage is fear that has said it's prayers
I have lost a life - not my own.
But it would have been easier to have lost my own life
than to have lost the life,I loved more than my own
 


hippimom2
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   Posted 6/20/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Diane, I'm really glad to hear that things went well with your surgery and hopefully you can get rid of the sunglasses fairly soon. It makes me think of that song "I Wear My Sunglasses at Night".

That is sad news about the babies - how's your d-i-l and son holding up? Does the doc think for sure the other two have died or is there a chance that they just couldn't find them on the ultrasound? As sad as this is, you are right that having the one is a blessing and I pray that baby continues to thrive and be healthy.

Take good care of yourself. ((((Hugs))))
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okie
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   Posted 6/21/2007 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Diane, any under know surgery is going to be scarey. I don't care what anyone says. Nothing to feel silly about. It's your body being invaded by a foreign object. How scarey it that ????????
as for the babies. I hope that that everything works out. No matter how many they are all a blessing. It has to be scarey. I'm praying for a good report from your dil and # 5. and also for a good report on #3.son with his leg surgery.
You know what's weird, I can remember your kids but I can't remember my own name half the time.!

I'm glad your surgery went well!
hugs
carol
God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
 
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 


ericsmom
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   Posted 6/21/2007 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Hippi, Carol
 
I think all the drops they put in your eye prior to surgery made me feel pretty ill be the end of the day...but I feel so much better today...except for the sunglasses tongue
 
LOL carol...its son #2 that is expecting...and son #3, has been sent to physio (sp?) and see if they can improve his leg w/out surgery
 
Yes they are holding up pretty well...as they are still greatful that she is pregnant at all.  The doc sorta left things in the air for now, because she isnt far into the pregnancy.  The only reason they even knew there was 3 is because of the fertility drugs..they do what is called a trans vaginal type of ultra sound....They were so tiny at that week, that there was not much to see on the video...but now that she is 8 weeks, they can only see one heart beat. and this time they got a video..and I will get to see it on saturday!! Not sure when they will schedule next Ultra sound...but my guess wud be 16 weeks? probably get a better image at that gestation..We are all very thankful that at least we know there is one.
 
Thank you for your support..and hopefully you girls are feeling decent today
 
Take good care,
Diane
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
 
Bisoprolol 5 mg, Propafenone 150mg twice daily.  coumidin 4 mg, plaquenil 500mg, prednisone 10 mg sometimes more, metformin 2000 mg, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate
 
 
 
Courage is fear that has said it's prayers
I have lost a life - not my own.
But it would have been easier to have lost my own life
than to have lost the life,I loved more than my own
 


okie
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   Posted 6/21/2007 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh well I guess I'm a bad as I had originally thought! LOL. Here I thought I had your kids all numbered and everything! Keep us updated. I'm just gonna take a stab at this but don't you have another test or somthing coming up. Or is it my fog again?

hugs
carol


God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
 
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 

Post Edited (okie) : 6/25/2007 3:00:22 PM (GMT-6)


ericsmom
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   Posted 6/25/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Kudos to your memory Carol..it is EXCELLENT!!!
 
Went to post op today, and everything is fine..now I am on the list for the left eye..it will be  a breeze now that I know what they do.
 
The other thing I am waiting for is biopsy/sugery on my uterus, if the tissue looks healthy I just need a D&C, if not..then it will be a hysterectomy
 
Thank you for your thoughtfulness Carol...I hope you are feeling good as I type this
 
((((carol))))
 
Diane
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
 
Bisoprolol 5 mg, Propafenone 150mg twice daily.  coumidin 4 mg, plaquenil 500mg, prednisone 10 mg sometimes more, metformin 2000 mg, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate
 
 
 
Courage is fear that has said it's prayers
I have lost a life - not my own.
But it would have been easier to have lost my own life
than to have lost the life,I loved more than my own
 


okie
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   Posted 7/7/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Diane, I was wondering how you are doing. What is going on with your other eye and your biopsy? Is your son going to need surgery and what is happening with your son and daughter in law and their pregnancy? Okay I think I got all the questions in LOL.

take care
love ya
carol
God Bless
Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax.5mg
 
When things are really dark look up. You can see the stars.
 
 
 


mom46
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   Posted 7/7/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Diane,
   I'm sorry I missed all that has been going on...((Hugs)). I'm glad to hear your eye surgery went well and that you look forward to having the left eye done soon.
   I will be praying you will only need a D&C and not a hysterectomy. Your son's and dil are in my thoughts and prayers as well. Sending positive thoughts that all turns out well.
   Take care and update us when you can. Good luck!
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ericsmom
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   Posted 7/12/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Babs, Carol
 
My dil just had another ultra sound yesterday, and doing very well with this baby.  she is 12 weeks, and has to stay on the metformin for another 2 weeks, just for precautionary measures.
I never knew metformin (diabetes drug) also aids in ovulation..and can aid in miscarriage prevention!!
 
I am having that D&C/hysterectomy July 31...the left eye surgery is still in the air.  I said to my OBGYN..too bad you cant get together with my eye doc...one can work on one end...and the other at the top  LOL
 
Babs, has your son's wedding happened yet?
 
Hope you girls are well
Diane
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
 
Bisoprolol 5 mg, Propafenone 150mg twice daily.  coumidin 4 mg, plaquenil 500mg, prednisone 10 mg sometimes more, metformin 2000 mg, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate
 
 
 
Courage is fear that has said it's prayers
I have lost a life - not my own.
But it would have been easier to have lost my own life
than to have lost the life,I loved more than my own
 


PattyLatty
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   Posted 7/13/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Diane,

What good news you gave us about your son and dil's baby. I pray she has an uneventful pregnancy from here on. Is this your first grandchild?

Good luck with your surgery on the 21st. If you have a hysterectomy, you might think about having someone spend the night with you at the hospital. It's not necessary, but it was very helpful for me. I was given morphine, but didn't know it, and for the first 12 hours or so I didn't have any pain, but got extremely chatty. A girlfriend and my daughter spent the night with me and I kept them up all night talking and laughing. It was a hoot. I also itched from the morphine and scratched my body all night and that kept them in stitches. It was the best slumber party I've ever had.

It's nothing to worry about, but do be sure you have plenty of pain meds when you get home. And plan to take a nice vacation on your sofa for a week or so.

One nice outcome for me was that I felt so much better after my hysterectomy than I did before. I had no idea how bad I had been feeling until I felt great again. I hope you have that same experience.

Please keep us updated.

Love,

Pat
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ericsmom
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   Posted 7/14/2007 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Patty
 
I am just a little nervous about it...but I was quite anxious about the eye thing..and it turned out to be nothing! LOL  Hope that's the case here too.
 
Sorry you had to have a hysterectomy too,  but I'm glad that once it was all over, you were feeling great.  I am in a mini flare right now, but that could be because I have my pred dose down to...2.5 and 5 mg..alternate days.  Plus..it cud be that this has been such a stressful month.
 
Slumber party eh?? tongue   I remember "morphine" made me yakky and very affectionate...rofl  I didnt itch...but I saw mice all the time..just in the hospital though...of course they werent really there tongue    at least I hope not hehehe
 
Take good care..and I will keep you updated, its July 31, I must have made a typo
Hope you are feeling good as I type this
 
Diane
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
 
Bisoprolol 5 mg, Propafenone 150mg twice daily.  coumidin 4 mg, plaquenil 500mg, prednisone 10 mg sometimes more, metformin 2000 mg, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate
 
 
 
Courage is fear that has said it's prayers
I have lost a life - not my own.
But it would have been easier to have lost my own life
than to have lost the life,I loved more than my own
 

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