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stkitt
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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Family,
Guess it is time for a brief update so you all know what is going on in my life.
 
Tomorrow morning I start a one week orientation for my new substitute school nurse position. I am booked Mon-Friday and have a lot of info to read.  Next I just have to do a 6 hour shadowing at one of the schools and I am ready to sub.  I probably won't get called to often but time will tell.
 
The following week, I will give you date as soon as I know, my sister is going in for Exploratory laporectomy for known Stage IV ovarian cancer with possible left radical mastectomy.
 
Any cancer that is found will be removed.  The surgery may take up to 8 hours.
 
Am I scared, your darn right I am.  Am I anxious..........at a level 3/10 scale right now.  I am praying for the best outcome no matter what that may be.
 
To add fuel to the fire I have known since Christmas that my DIL in Oregon is wanting to leave my oldest son and take the children with her.  So am I stress........way to much right now.
 
So please say some prayers for us and know I may be MIA  especially the week of my sister's surgery as I have promised not to leave her alone.  Her daughter and I are the only 2 to be with her as everyone else is in North Dakota.
 
I have great faith in our new mods and our senior mods. 
If you need or want to get in touch with me, just email me.
 
Know I love HealingWell and each of you are always in my heart.
 
I moderate in Depression too so if anyone could give Karen a helping hand that would be wonderful.
 
I am so proud to be a part of this family.  I miss Big Sis right now, but I know she must have a good reason for not being here.
 
Gentle hugs and love to all
Kitt


 

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gilly-love
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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt, My heart goes out to u and your Sister...I will be thinking of u and will definatley pray for you and a good outcome for your sister!  Please take care and know you are in our thoughts.  gillxx

       My Struggles!
- Graves Disease in remission
- Depression on and off medicated
- Wrongly Diagonised Bi polar with meds
- Wrongly Diagonised Borderline Personality Disorder with meds
- Srtuggling with Bulimia
- X Drug Abuse for self medication
- All along a drug induce psycosis
- Recovering from a broken Heart
- Recient Recovering Alcoholic
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Green Grove
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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
{{{Kitt}}}

I am so happy that you have found a new job that is something you have been craving in your life :) I just want you to know that your dear sister and the rest of your family is in my prayers still and that I'll be here to help in anyway that I can. I will jump over to the Depression Forum when I can to help and I'm sure a few other mods and maybe a few members that are on there frequently will be of help to you also.

You take care and keep you chin up lil sis :)

Lots of hugs, love, comfort and peace for you!
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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Junebug05
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   Posted 1/11/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Kitt,

Best of luck with your orientation, I hope you enjoy your time and will get calls to sub soon.  I'll be praying for your sister and son, as well as for you. It must be so difficult for you with so much going on. 

You've got alot on your plate right now, please remember to try and take some time to take care of yourself!  You are such a valuable asset to all of us here, but we all understand that you need some time for yourself.  Take time and take care of you!  Great big enormous HUGS!


stkitt
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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Family,

The reason I posted was to let you all know I may be MIA and why. I thought it may be something you would like to be informed of.

Thank you to those of you who responded.

Kitt


 

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TeacherBetsy
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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt, sending you hugs and prayers in abundance, and hoping that your sister finds lots of strength.

Betsy (-:
Dx Crohn's Disease 1996
Have taken Prednisone, Pentasa, Rowasa, and Asacol
Currently on Asacol 2400 mg daily to manage remission
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Betsy.  I guess what I missed posting was I am like everyone else here and have been struggling desperately for weeks..............with both the Anxiety and Panic, and the Depression.

I need some  serious support.

Thanks

Kitt


 

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Hibee
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitt

My thoughts are with you and your sister no that we are here to support you, take care

Hugs

Ben

Nanners
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Skitt I will continue to keep Beverly and YOU in my prayers daily. I wish you much luck and happiness in your nurse subbing job. Please do be sure to take care of you too, you are very loved and appreciated here. Don't worry about us, I am sure I and the other new mods can pick up the slack.

Sending GIANT PRAYERS & HUGS your way!!!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Aries8
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
It's a good thing you got that job. It will keep your mind off of things. I will continue praying for your sister, oldest son and yourself. You're going through a lot, as is the rest of your family. Things will get better and you'll be amazed that you made it through all of this. Take care!
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stkitt
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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello All,
I made it through the first 2 schools orientation.  I do believe this will be a job that turns into a "baptism by fire" as my ER job was. Whatever walks  through the door, you deal with.
 
I got my first booking............for 1 hour on 1/30.  Hey I love the hours. It is at the kidnergarden school.  They have 350  5 years old..............omg.  The  first child in the office today had accidentally wet herself.  I can handle that one.  smhair
 
It started to snow around 9:00 AM......so I was challenged to drive the country winter roads too.
 
I think I did good. 

Thank you for supporting me.
 
Hugs
Kitt
 
 

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Green Grove
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't you just like getting thrown into your work Kitt ? lol That is how it has always been for me when it comes to nursing :) 350 five year olds. . . wow. . . That is a lot of work at times, but it does sound exciting to be needed like that :) I loved our school nurse growing up (sick kid:) I still think about her often along with a few great teachers that I had :) I'm sure the kids will all love you.

Congrats again sending you healing thoughts!
Take care and have a wonderful day! . . . Your Bro . . . Sam :)
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~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
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ocean1
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   Posted 1/12/2009 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness - did I read right that you said 350 five year olds.  Ahhhhhhhh as I run screaming from the room.  Just kidding.  I'll bet it is fantastic.  I am so glad you got the job and have already gotten called to work, that is great.  You are your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane
LET US BE GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO MAKE US HAPPY. 
THEY ARE THE CHARMING GARDENERS WHO MAKE OUR SOULS BLOSSOM.

Anxiety 2007; IBS 2004; Chronic Hives 2002.  Medications:  Allegra, Zantac, Xanax, Darvocet.


nervymeg
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Kitt,

I know you can handle anything thrown at you smhair

I also know better than to tell you to slow down!!! Trust that you have every ounce of my support dear friend. I am dispatching my finest faeries to come and sprinkle you with healing dust.

Know that we ALL care very much for you.

Love,

Megs


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Panic Attack Survivor
 


Celey
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
8 hours? Man, that's a long time.... *Hugs* I hope things start looking up for you...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


stkitt
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   Posted 3/30/2009 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   

To all of the A & P Family

I brought this to the top for the new members who did not know about my sister, Beverly.

She was flown from North Dakota on 8/13 to Minneapolis and admitted to the U of MN Hospital with Ovarian Cancer and at that time she was in organ systems failure.  She was put on a ventilator and the outcome looked bleak. She was way to weak for surgery and it took until 2/19/09 , 6 months, to get her built up and ready for surgery.  She received chemo and had to many tests and procedures to list.  She had her surgery which was extensive and included Right radical mastectomy as well as the extensive abdominal surgery for removal of all the cancer sites.  She returned to surgery in  less the 24 hour post op for a bleed from the mastectomy site.

She did recover and the Gyn Oncologist who performed the surgery was pleased and said all looked well.  She felt the path report looked good except for some micro spots of the cancer and that 2 more rounds of chemo would kill off those cancer cells. 

Beverly had to recover from her surgery before the chemo and tomorrow was the day she was to have her first round of chemo.

She developed severe abdominal pain and was admitted to the hospital last night.............the cancer has returned and along with it a great sadness for me.  I have to keep hoping and holding on...........I need to be brave for her and for the new members this is the  main issue I am dealing with right now.

On the good side...........this is testing my ability to stay in the moment.  I am slipping and yesterday was not good but this morning I have a grip on  myself and I do have to work today before going to the hospital.

So wish me luck and know my heart is always here in the A & P Forum.

Love

Kitt.

 



 

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alwayslove
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   Posted 3/30/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,
im so sorry to hear about your sister. She sounds like a really strong person - just like you do. I will pray for you and for her! If it helps at all my aunt had ovarian cancer that came back three times until she finally went into remission and thats where she's been for about 10 years now!
keep on holding on and good luck kitt you're in my prayers!
sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand
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when you feel like you're done, and the darkness has won, babe you're not lost ...when you're worlds crashing down and you cannot bare the cross, baby you're not lost.


Nanners
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   Posted 3/30/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Stkitt glad to hear you are staying in moment. I am so sorry to hear that Beverly's cancer has returned. But remember she is a fighter and she has fought and won this battle once, lets just continue to pray that she will win this one too. I will pray like never before for both you and Beverly. We are here for you anytime you need us.

Hugs
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

percycat
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   Posted 3/30/2009 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,

We're here to hold your hand throughout all of this. Alwayslove has a great example of the positive, so hang onto hoping for the best.

Love,
percycat

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Green Grove
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   Posted 3/30/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
You know you have support with me dear Kitt. I wrote a bit on the newer post and will be sending an email here in a bit.

Your Bro

Julie1014
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   Posted 3/30/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Kitt))) Continuing in prayer. Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 3/30/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you all , I am leaving for the hospital shortly to spend the night.

I am taking all your love and prayers with me.

Kitt


 

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Raniah
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   Posted 3/30/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt.....I hope and pray that they have been able to ease your sister's pain. I know your presence there tonight will mean the world to her. Much love and many, many prayers.......Raniah

percycat
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   Posted 3/30/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,

Bless you for being there for and with Beverly. It must help her so much to know that you love her, and that you care so much about helping her that you will actually be there with her. There's nothing like the comforting presence of a loved one right there within an arm's reach, a hand's squeeze, or a fingertip's caress.

percycat

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stkitt
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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you my dear friends, my family...you are the best and know I appreciate you so much and I need you all as you bring me comfort.

I posted an update in my other thread and will post in that thread whenever I have news or just to come to HW for my reality checks.

Love

Kitt


 

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