Carol (Okie) you are in my thoughts

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hippimom2
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol.  I just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking of you and have been worried about your lung problems and pneumonia.  I am hoping the doc can help get things under control for you without having to go into the hospital.  Getting pneumonia while you were traveling was probably especially hard on your body.
 
I hope you are snuggled in at home getting lots of rest and that there are people around you helping out some.  I know you don't have much family near you, but hopefully your church family is helping some.
 
I'm sending you some prayers and healing thoughts.  Don't worry about responding, I just wanted to let you know you've been in my thoughts.
 
Lots of love and hugs
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okie
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   Posted 10/1/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi hippi< thank you for checking on me. I've been sleeping pretty much constantly since the last time I posted on here. I finally got up about 2 this afternoon. I'm still really wiped out. Doctor said my WBC is to hi and wants to do another chest xray next week. I'm doing everything I can do avoid a hospital because my rheumy appt is the 4th and I waited so long to get it. I just wonder if he does his own blood work if the antibiotics I'm on will make the blood work haywire? I really don't have much experience with this part of it. She hasn't mentioned the pulmonologist yet I suppose that will come after the rheumy gives his evalucation. Anyway I think I'll go lay on the couch and eat somethin lol. I''ll be back in the swing of things real soon I'm sure. I was told this is about the strong antibiotic they can give in pill form so it better do something soon. at 160.00 for 7 pills it should do somthing! Thank God for insurance. Ok I'm wore out so that's it for now.

thank you again for checking on me

love ya

carol


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Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol, you poor thing, you sound miserable. I'm so glad you're getting all the rest you need and also that the 4th is this week! Let's just hope those expensive horse pills do the work and that you get over the pneumonia real soon. Are you getting any help from your brother or the folks at church? You can't have felt like going to the store to stock up on food so I really hope someone is helping you out. Please promise that you won't hesitate to ask for help when you need it, and Carol, you do need it. Take care and rest.

Love ya,

Pat
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dbab
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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol, I'm happy to hear that you are getting some rest. Most important thing right now, please don't overdo it!! I hope that the antibiotics knock the pneumonia out, I know how scary it must be with the COPD. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/2/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol,

Just sending you some hot tea sis!! I hope you are starting to feel some improvement. I know you aren't up to posting, but give us an update when you do feel up to it.

Blessings!

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okie
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   Posted 10/2/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Howdy everyone, well I do feel a little better right now so I thought I'd jump on here for a bit. Doctors office called to see how I was. Stupid me I ran down the hall to the phone and was out of breath when I got there. She probably thought I was lieing about feeling better because it took my breath away. She is to the point of next step the hospital but I assured her I was doing a bit better. I'm supposed to go to a dinner tonight but it's rining so I think I will skip it. Plus I'd probably fall asleep in my food.

One thing that upset me is I thought my rheumy appt: was thursday and come to find out it's next tuesday. So now I have to wait 5 extra days. I don't know how I screwed that up. I'm glad I feel a bit better but I'm feeling pretty depressed right now. I don't know why I guess it's just the wear and tear on my body lately.

Thank you all for checking on me. I have read some posts but I feel all jumbled up in my brain when I try to respond.

anyway I love ya all and think of you and pray for you daily

love

carol


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Carol
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Carol . . . I'm picturing you, face down, in your food . . . funny - but really not so funny. *sigh* We know we are really sick when we don't want to go "out" to dinner.

Depression? Because you are feeling better, you feel like you should be "doing something" to help around the house. Then the guilt floods in, then depression.

Sorry you have to wait so long to see the Rheumie . . . 5 days is a long time when you need help.

Glad to see your feeling a bit better, I hope your recovery is faster than expected.

Blessings!

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hippimom2
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   Posted 10/2/2007 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol, it's nice to hear from you and to hear you are feeling a little bit better. That really stinks about your rheumy appointment, especially when you already had to wait so long - it can be a real let down. I can relate to that cycle Rosie talked about - the starting to feel better and then putting pressure on yourself to start doing things but not feeling quite good enough to do anything like going to your dinner. I know it's no fun to stay in, but I think you made the right decision, especially since it't raining.

Hang in there and keep resting, even though you are probably sick of resting.

Love and hugs
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emmi
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   Posted 10/2/2007 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol,

Oh, Cr*p! I can really relate to getting dates mixed up. I get most everything mixed up....even actually especially when I"m in the middle of doing it. Just ask those around me.

I'm glad you're feeling some better. And don't let that make you feel you should be doing something--I suffer from that syndrome as well. Probably most of us here do. And we all know where it leads: to a setback!
So continue to rest. Keep the remote handy; a tv tray is okay too. You can use it to play solitaire or even concentration with yourself.

Take care, sweetie!

xoxo emmie
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okie
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   Posted 10/2/2007 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((EMMIE)))))))), concentration what's that ??????LOL. I have to pay all my bills in the morning and I always feel like I'll forget somthing. I am sorry I havn't been able to be supportive for all of you. I feel bad when I come on here for 5 mins. just to whine about my problems. Oh yeah I could play solitaire too if only I could remember what I did with my cards. I have to go shopping for groceries tomorrow because I gave away everything when I went on vacation so it wouldn't spoil. I guess it's gonna be a steroid day tomorrow. I really hate to depend on them when I need a pick me up. If for no other reason than I absolutely hate them! but sometimes it's darned if ya do and darned if ya don't. Well it's getting late and I got a big day tomorrow. I am really looking forward to getting back on the board and catching up with what everyone has been going through. I'm so in the dark right now. I think I need to put post it's on my computer so I don't forget who has a dr appt or test done or who had a good week or bad week. It kind of sounds stupid to end my post by saying I hope this finds you well...............Just to read the post from yesterday that you just had major surgery and your dog got hit by a truck or somthing. Boy that always makes me feel stupid. I just blame it on the fog.
I'll catch up. but it will be just like everything else very slowly.
love ya
carol
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Carol
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3
 
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 1. Jesus Christ 2. The American G. I
 
 
 


sharentrials
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   Posted 10/5/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol, sorry I'm late getting in here. I just wanted to say that I do hope you are doing even better since you last posted. I hope the meds are helping; I know the rest will contribute a lot if you're able to get plenty of it. I'm wishing that pneumonia away and hoping your upcoming doc appt. works out great for you. Please keep us updated.
Always looking for the silver lining, Sharen

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