Any updates on Jo-Ann??

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   Posted 7/29/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Last I read her kids had taken her to the hospital. Any more news? How is she doing? MK, have you heard anything lately? Lauri
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   Posted 7/30/2007 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for doing the asking Lauri. I was just going to post the same question. Hope we find out something soon. Joyce
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   Posted 7/30/2007 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
She is home from the hospital. Her sugar has been regulated with a new insulin that is very fast acting, but the balance between it and food, as I understand, is quite close. It sounds like it will work for her. Her son took her a Mac laptop that she is able to use to get on line. Her computer is still down. She told me she would post, but as you see she hasn't. That is why I haven't updated, I thought I would let her tell you. She is still not well, but much better and is awaiting test results. She has doctor's appointments for the next three weeks, but she is not supposed to drive. If she doesn't post I will try to keep you updated. I got an email over the weekend, but have not talked to her since Friday. Hugs MK

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   Posted 7/30/2007 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
And she replies. I hate this mac laptop. It is so hard to use.

I am at home but still pretty tired and weak. They have not found where the blood leak is yet. MK is so right that my new diabetes dr listened to me and saw what was happening and has come up with an insulin schedule that has kept me very close to normal. It will be another 7 weeks before I can have my eyes checked to see if I can drive again. I may be facing some more surgery for the tumor on the adrenal gland, the new drs want it out.

I guess the urinary tract infection is gone and my blood pressure is no longer 88/49. The ER Triage took that very seriously. And, my kids blitzkreiged me into the hospital. They flooded my bedroom doorway, grandchildren, too. The oldest, in Atlanta, is on a cell phone screaming about calling a "GD ambulance immediately". Isaac and Eric have determined they're big enough to carry me to the car. Crystal and Jodi are packing a case for me and all 4 grandchildren are crying cause "Nana is gonna die". I just gave in even though I hate hospitals.

As usual, I had tests I hated to think about, but they did put me to sleep. I'm proud today because Crys took me by the grocery for a few things and I walked instead of using an electric cart.

I haven't been this tired since chemo, seriously. I lost 30 lbs in 3 weeks but I wouldn't advise anyone to do it that way. Thank the Lord for Sonic's bagged ice and their unsweetened peach tea.

Thank all of you for asking about me and caring. It means a lot to me. And, as always, God Bless MK who is always there. I will keep you updated.

Love, Jo-Ann
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   Posted 7/31/2007 1:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann, so good to hear from you! I am so thankful your kids and grandkids got you to the hospital. We all love you and want you to be alright. Take care of yourself!
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   Posted 7/31/2007 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   

JoAnn,,I was so glad to see your post..I am SO glad the kids got you to the hospital. Very glad the new Dr's are listening to you and it sounds they are getting a handle on things...What you need most is rest so dont fight it.

Love you Sis,



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   Posted 7/31/2007 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, it is nice to 'see' you again! So glad that things are getting under control for you. THe girl who cuts my hair had a tumor on her adrenal gland and it caused her all kinds of grief. Once removed, she was good as new! Rest up and get better, we miss you here!


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   Posted 8/4/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Isn't it nice when a Dr finally listens to YOU?  Glad you are doing better.  Take care of yourself and listen to the kids and grandkids when they want to take care of you.  Keep posting - even with the laptop.  I agree, they are a pain. Maybe I am just not used to them though.

God Bless and sending Hugs your way,


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   Posted 8/8/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Jo-Ann - Hope you are feeling better... just getting to the board and reading this now... Many hugs, Stefanie
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