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   Posted 8/31/2008 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all...

Sorry I've been absent for the past week or so. I needed a break from life. I doubt I need to explain it to you all, my forum family. I didn't need a break from all of you, but I needed to turn off everything extraneous I was doing so I could focus on getting back where I need to be mentally. Getting more disappointing diagnoses seemed to put me over the edge. Seems my lower spine has worsened and the arthritis in my neck has increased. At least it explains the pain levels of late.

I am going to be up to my ears in 'busy' for the next 2 days but will try to peek in to say 'hi'. Then on Tuesday, after my "new" back specialist appointment, I should be back with you all full time.

Thanks for the sweet emails and caring thoughts!
Chutzie wink
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   Posted 8/31/2008 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Chutzie,
We've all missed you, but completely understand (at least I do!). I hope the appointment on Tuesday goes well, and look forward to you rejoining us.

We've got a crown waiting for you at the beach party!

PaLady smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 8/31/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back, dear Chutzie! Like, PaLady said, we completely understand the need to step back and breathe a little every now and again. One of the greatest things about this wonderful family here at HW is that taking a break like that does not mean losing the support and prayers of your friends here. I hope you know how much we all care about you and pray for you - whether you have the energy to post or not. smilewinkgrin

I will be thinking of you Tuesday as well. I truly hope this new doc will be "the" doc who will find a way to get you some quality pain relief.



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   Posted 8/31/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Breathing is so lovely.
Chutzie, we're glad you're ok.
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   Posted 9/1/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chutz
Good to see you here again! ! !
smilewinkgrin  Bonnie

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   Posted 9/1/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Chutz:
Hope your feeling better soon!
Lots of prayers and soft hugz.......
Take your time coming back, we'll miss you but if it means you'll be better, then get the rest........
Lots of well wishes and just take it a day at a time for now...
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   Posted 9/2/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chutzie,

Glad to hear you will be back soon. You have been sooooooooooooooo missed! Hope that back is being controlled by pain medication somewhat. I know how that can be. I have a back history as well and had surgery in the past as well. My thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue my friend.

Know that many of us are keeping you in the light and hope you fare well with your new doctor. May he be talented and have a pleasant disposition. (That always helps, doesn't it?)

Come back when you can. We will all be here waiting for you, dear girl.

Love and Hugs,

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   Posted 9/2/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
If you feel up for telling us, how did your appointment go today? I hope it went as well as possible.

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