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wen4003
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi everyone!!!

 

I just got back home tonight from the hospital and wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate everyone's well-wishes and support.  The last 9 days have been very tough on myself and my family, but knowing you were praying for me/us made it a little bit easier. 

 

As my husband told you, we went to see my pdoc last Tuesday for an emergency visit because I knew that I wasn't doing well.  It was during that appointment that it was decided amongst the 3 of us for me to be admitted to the hospital again so that we could get me and the medications under control. 

 

While there, we started ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) treatments with the hopes that this will make the depression greatly reduced or even put it in remission for a while (who knows IF or even FOR how long).  I am feeling much better, not so depressed and each day is getting better.  With some changing of the dosing of 3 of the meds because they were interferring with the ECT - we are now getting great results on these treatments and I will continue them on an outpatient basis for at least 5 more treatments (maybe 7 if the insurance company approves them).  Then I will probably continue these treatments periodically as a maintenance (it makes me sound like a car - LOL).

 

I will catch up with how everyone is doing tomorrow after I see my PCP - this is a check-in with her regarding my current pysch treatment.  She is also going to help me with the Social Security Disability paperwork as I am applying for SSD.  It seems as though it's going to be quite some time before I am able to get back to work - if ever.  I'm going to see what I can do here at home sewing for some people that I know, but I'm not sure this is going to "blossom" into anything big.  If it does, that would be great, but I'm not getting my hopes up - just take it a day at a time.

 

I will be on tomorrow later in the morning, until then thank you all so much for caring and sending us your thoughts and prayers.  They are so much appreciated. 

 

Love and hugs to all,

Wen and Family


Dx:  Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Probable Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety

 

Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Wen!

I am so glad to see you back. I am glad to hear that you are doing better, and hope everyday continues to get better. :-) Wishing you all the best....
.......Tennis.......


"Sometimes when I say 'Oh Im fine' I want someone to look me in the eyes and say 'Tell the truth'
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart no matter how strong you are"
"You asked what was wrong and I smiled and said, 'Nothing' then I turned around and whispered...'Everything'
"If I talk and laugh too loud...its because I am trying to forget that I am sad."
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."


Junebug05
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome back Wen!
 
I'm sorry that you have been through such a tough time.  I do hope that your new treatment method will work for you and you will continue to improve.  All  my best to you!

stkitt
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   Posted 12/5/2007 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   

OMG your back, Hugs to you my dear Wen.

I was so worried about you and praying as hard as I could hoping that someone up there was listening to me.

I am so very happy that you are doing better and we are always here for you and we need you and want you with us.

It brings tears to my eyes to know your ok and taking it one step at a time.

Wen, I consider you a very special person and a dear friend so please just let me know whenever you need anything.

Much love to you ((((((((((((((((((WEN))))))))))))))))))

Kitt



 
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 12/5/2007 7:44:56 PM (GMT-7)


Sunshine1108
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   Posted 12/5/2007 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dear,
 
WELCOME BACK!
 
Sorry that you were not feeling well.  I've been off-line for a week.....had to get a new computer.
 
So happy to hear your feeling better now.  Hang in there,  your a strong woman and you'll get through this.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, Hun. 
 
Wishing you all the best and good luck with your appointment!
 
 
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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 12/6/2007 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome back Wen...I prayed for you, and was thinking about you everyday! I am sorry you were going through such a tough time, and I hope you are through the worst of it!

Keep us posted, as always.

Many hugs to you sweetie!
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hopeisreal
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   Posted 12/6/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
WEN!
Glad to see you are back! We have all been thinking of you---hope you continue to get better!
Laurel

wen4003
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   Posted 12/6/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you all so much for welcoming me back everyone, I have to say that I truly feel loved by this great family.

Unfortunately, I've been very depressed and it finally caught up to me.  One of the reasons that landed me in the hospital is because I wasn't eating hardly at all so I didn't have the energy or reserves to help myself fight the depression.

When I went to see my pdoc last Tuesday, I was pretty sure that I would be admitted to the hospital.  I just knew that I was that much of a mess.  But I also knew that with the thoughts and prayers coming from this wonderful family, along with those from my own family I would get better and be home soon.

I am continuing the ECT treatments on an outpatient basis for the next couple of weeks and then it will be done on an as needed maintenance basis to help keep the depression under control.  I've had 3 treatments already and after each one I feel a little bit better - it feels like the depression might be kept under control this way.  I sure hope so because I don't want to go back to the hospital again.

Well, that's all I have for now - I will be reading posts and trying to catch up with how everyone is doing.  In the meantime, if anyone should want to contact me please don't hesitate to email me or we can chat on Yahoo - my screen name is wen4003.  I look forward to catching up with you.

Again, thank you all for your love, support, well-wishes, and prayers - this all helped me to get well enough to come home again to be with my family during this holiday season.

Love to all,

Wen


Dx:  Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Probable Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety

 Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


stkitt
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   Posted 12/6/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Wen

We are here for you today, tomorrow and forever.  You can lean on us and you email whenever you feel like it.  You know I support you 100%.

Hugs at you sweetie,

Kitt


 
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ThreeboysMomWTJ
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   Posted 12/7/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
wen,im so glad you're back home and doing some what better!! i have prayed for you since i heard and i will continue to do so.i know you will get better God wants that for all of us and i really believe we all will strive to make a postive step towards healing!!! take care and let us know how you are.
This too shall pass!! Take care,Dottie :)                                                                  


Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/7/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
nono  NOW my Wen.......I was not on yesterday and HERE you are back............
yeah            yeah              yeah                 yeah                 yeah              yeah              yeah          yeah
 
I will drink to THAT............GINGER ALE ........... OMG I am just so happy that you are back I have not even read your post yet so give me a sec k ...lol.......
 
I was worried about you ..I felt something wasnt right just like Kitt and you do with me and I am glad you got some help my sweet Wen
YOU have ben missed so much around her ya know .........I am gtg do some other threads and come back to you k
Cait has her Semi tonight so I ned to get things done on here and then with her .........
 
Be back weety
 
Luvs ya yeah
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wen4003
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   Posted 12/7/2007 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow,
 
You are all so sweet and wonderful - I can't get over how welcomed back everyone is making me feel and you have no idea how much I appreciate it too.
 
Now that I've started this reply I need to cut it short - I just found out that my mom passed away earlier today and I need to talk my kids and make some phone calls.
 
I won't be going to her funeral because according to my doctors, husband, and my dad I'm just not strong enough to make the 2 hour trip each way, be in a crowd, or to be around family that doesn't like me any way.  So I will go in the spring, at my own time and place flowers on her grave.
 
But for now, I must go talk to the children.  I'll be back tomorrow.
 
Love to all,
Wen

Dx:  Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Probable Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety

 Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


stkitt
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   Posted 12/7/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Wen,

I am so sorry about your Mom.  You are right to stay home and not to feel guilty, I went through the whole ugly scene with snippy relatives and I melted, so you just save yourself from that whole scene. 

Your Mom knows why you won't be at the service, and yes, flowers in the spring will be lovely.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

With sincere sympathy…………...for neither time, nor distance,
nor death itself can touch a love that endures forever.

Gentle Hugs,

Kitt


 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/8/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My Sweet Wen

I am so sorry.........
Please email me when you are able to okay

I love and care about you....... you know that.......you are in my heart thoughts and prayers............

Your S.i.s. in Spirit .............
Luvs
LYN
SIS.
'

Please take care of you and know I am here for you anytime.........I know the pain I  lost Mom not too long ago myself ..........As was said your Mom will know why you are doing what you are doing sweetie ........

 

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/8/2007 6:21:47 PM (GMT-7)


chowch
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   Posted 12/10/2007 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Wen, I am so sorry to hear about your Mum, a difficult time in itself without everything else that is going on in your life too. Good to have you back, missed your postings!
Smile and the world will smile with you


wen4003
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   Posted 12/10/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,
 
Well, I'm back a little later than the "tomorrow" that I said in my last post, but I'm here now.  Thank you all for sweet your postings and sympathies sent my way; I so appreciate it.  Indeed, this is a very difficult time for us and although this was expected, we are still very saddened.  She was only 65 years old, but in very poor health - she had 3 different lung diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, no immune system and just wasn't able to fight off this last bought of pneumonia.  The best way that I can look at this is the fact that she is no longer suffering and is now at peace.
 
Although my pdoc would like me to reconsider about going to the funeral, I won't be going.  I just can't face the thought of going there and being around that many people - it just overwhelms me and scares me to death.  So I'm going to spare myself that "agony" and just not do it.
 
Thank you all again for your warm thoughts as they really do help during this sad time. 
 
Now I'm going to read/respond to some other posts and then resume sewing a dress for my daughter.  "Talk" to you soon.
 
Wen

Dx:  Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Probable Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety

 Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 


stkitt
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   Posted 12/10/2007 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Wen,

I believe you are right in your decision to stay home as you know your limitations the best.

You can do your own remembering and prayers in your own way where you feel comfortable.

You have my support.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 
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wen4003
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   Posted 12/13/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Kitt,

Thank you for your support, it was a difficult decision to make in some ways, but it was better that I not attend.  My kids all went though, which was good.  But with my anxieties and Agoraphobia I just couldn't go. 

So, again thank you for your support Kitt, it means a lot to me.  yeah yeah yeah

Wen


Dx:  Agoraphobia, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Probable Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety

 Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER

 

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

Benjamin Franklin

 

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