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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 7/31/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, Mom did infact go to her doctor, and the news is NOT good, or great, or anything.
 
He says that there really is nothing they can do at this point about closing up the wound due to her hernia, and the fact that she is truly too weak for anestesia.  (sp)  So, he suggested that she go on with life for the next 2 weeks, then see the plastic surgeon again, and from there, see what he says.  So, for the next 2 weeks, (at least) there is risk of her calling in the middle of the night for assistance.  I am not thrilled about this.  No one is.
 
My tooth is really hurting me.  I am going to have to make it in to see the dentist and get my wisdom teeth pulled.  Ugh.  No one likes that.  But, I have been hurting from my teeth a lot, therefore, it is better to go get the teeth pulled, ya know?  If my anxiety wasn't so flared right now, I'd have no problem going to the dentist.  I have had 1 filling before, and it was nothing, and I had a tooth pulled, and that was nothing as well.  I am not scared of the dentist, I am scared of being somehwere other than home, and being "locked" in the chair, not having control of the situation.  I won't get put to sleep or have laughing gas, cuz that actually scares me more than sitting in the chair.  Oh, I don't know.
 
Well guys, as always, thanks for listening.  As I get any updates on my Mom, I will post, as always....You guys are great! 
 
yeah   yeah yeah
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


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   Posted 7/31/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Tammy

I am sorry about your Mom and another 2 week wait seems so long to me for her to be seen by the plastic surgeon. 

As for the dentist, just call ahead and tell them you want the nitrous oxide and strawberry flavor will be just fine. No matter what I am having done when I am in a bad place and I must go to dentist, I will gladly pay for my own dream world.  My dentist usually gives me the 3 martini dose, as he laughs and I drift on watching the TV ignoring what he is doing. They turnoff the gas and turn on the oxygen to clear your head but I always drive myself. 

Good luck sweetie and keep on keeping on.

Hugs and Prayers.

 


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   Posted 7/31/2007 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Tammy,
 
So sorry to hear about your mom, what a horrible situation for both of you to be in.  I'm sure it is extremely difficult for you on so many levels.  I do hope that you will not get called in the middle of the night, I wouldn't handle that well either.  I understand your fear of the dentist too, I hate the feeling of being trapped there.  I've found that if I constantly use my positive talk and deep breathing I can get through it much easier than I expect.  It's tiring to have to concentrate the entire time, but it does make the procedure seem quicker and I pay very little attention to what the dentist is doing.  I wish you and your mom the very best! 

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   Posted 8/1/2007 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
AWWW sweetie am so sorry bout your mom and having to wait again ...this seems so ridiculous but I guess they are doing it for the right reasons .....her health would not take the anastaetic

I dont like dentists either but I take my meds and on I will go .........

I wish you and your mom all the best and tahnks for your update

Saty strong and know we are here for you plz as always

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 8/1/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the kind words. Means a lot to me, as always.

Last night was another bad night. 2 a.m. she called and was bleeding real bad. Took me about 30 minutes to get the bleeding stopped, which of course made my anxiety fly all over the place. The bleeding was so severe. It was gushing out of her bandage. (sorry to be so graphic) So, another Xanax was popped by me...unfortunetly, I am taking these darn things way more than I want to be. And, my doctor hasn't given me a new prescription, so I am back to borrowing. (I know how bad this is.)

I left my Mom's at almost 3 a.m. and came home. I went right back to bed and tried to sleep. No luck. Darn tooth again. So, I got up and tried to sooth it. I ended up being up til like 6 a.m. Then, at 11 a.m. Mom called again. Dad was at the store buying supplies, and she was bleeding. I needed to go over there again.

I love my Mom and everything, but this is getting tough. And, I realize she isn't strong enough to be put to sleep, but I am so frustrated that there is nothing they can do adn this is how she, and we are expected to live. It is beyond frustrating.

Well, there I go, blabbing on again. LOL. Thanks you guys for listening. AGAIN!

((((((HUGS)))))

Can I ask everyone to please pray that Mom doesn't bleed tonight. I am really tired. And, of course, she is scared everytime she bleeds. Thanks in advance.
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


stkitt
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   Posted 8/1/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Tammy

You have my prayers for both you and your Mom.

Can they not use an epidural anesthesia for your Mom and that way she is not put to sleep with intubation and all that?  Just wondering if they don't act soon she will just become weaker.

What is her hemoglobin and bleeding times?

Well I know I am not there and you are, so please know that I am here for you and sending lots of hugs.

Keep posting sweetie and just take your med, no guilt.  You need it right now.

 


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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 8/1/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure I understand your question about what is her hemoglobin and bleeding times. LOL. Maybe I am too tired right now, ha ha ha.

I will talk to Mom and Dad and see if they could use an epidural, and if not, why not. I am sure neither one of them have thought to ask that. I didn't think to ask that, and it's a good question.

Thank you for your prayers. Appriciate them, as always. And, thanks for the hugs. Means a lot to me too!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


Sunshine1108
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   Posted 8/1/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sweetie, I am soooooo sorry you and your family are going through this. 
Try and hang in there.  I hope this gets better for all of you real soon.
 
I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!
 
((((((((((BIG HUGS))))))))))))
 
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 8/2/2007 1:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Mary for the prayers and hugs. Means a lot to me. I am confident things will get better, it's just a tough time now.

It's almost 3 in the morning now. I just got back from Mom's again. I went there around 1:30 a.m. The bleeding was tough to stop, but I managed. I did it all without a Xanax. That always makes me happy to accomplish big things, like this, with no Xanax! I am tired now, but can't sleep. I figured I'd come on here for a bit, and read a little, and maybe put my mind at ease enough to sleep.

Well, that is my 3 a.m. update. Thanks for all the support!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy


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   Posted 8/2/2007 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm so sorry that you and your family are going through all this. your all in my thoughts and prayers. try to make sure your taking care of yourself. i know its hard when your dealing with such a tough thing. i'm hoping for a night with no bleeding for you. take care of yourself.
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stkitt
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   Posted 8/2/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Tammy,

As I said before, you and your Mom are so lucky to have each other.  She has obviously raised you to be the wonderful young woman and now you are caring for her.  Both jobs are tough, but you have risen to the challenge and without a Xanax last night................Kudos hun.

You are the best and lots of ((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) to you.

Stay with us and keep posting. WE are here 24/7 yeah


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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 8/2/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jersey and Kitt. I haven't posted earlier, cuz I am going on no sleep because of this darn tooth. I know, I know, I have to get into the dentist. I AM calling first thing in the morning. Ugh. I was in so much pain all through the night and all day that I didn't sleep. So, now more than ever, I hope Mom doesn't need me tonight. Right now, I just took a shower, and a Xanax, and my Lexapro. I am hoping all that will ease me into sleep, cuz I haven't slept since Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Ugh.

I hope to have decent updates tomorrow guys.

Thanks, as alwyas for listening! Love you all!
Dealing with panic and anxiety for 8 years off and on...right now more on than off.  Major health anxiety as well!
 
New found issues with agoraphobia...working on that too.
 
I am NOT weak, I am just down right now.  I am doing what it takes to get my life back!!!
 
Best Wishes to all...Tammy

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