PALady-Are you okay?

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flower123
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   Posted 10/29/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I wanted to see if PALady is doing alright. I know that last time she posted, she was having a hard time.

PALady, if you read this, I miss you!

If anyone could contact her to let her know that I'm thinking of her, that would be great!

Hugs,

Flower

Retired Mom
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   Posted 10/29/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I miss her too flower. She has been such a vital part of my HW experience and I eagerly await her return to the boards. If she is not ready, I hope she will feel up to joining us again soon.

Best wishes PA-Lady!
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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/29/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
PALady please know we care about you and hope your feeling better...
(((((((((((((((((((((((((PALady))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Haling Hugz and comeback soon...your missed
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antbuggey
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   Posted 10/30/2010 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Sending healing thoughts and hugs! Please know that you are missed and thought about!

Hugs,
Beckey
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

damouthy1
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   Posted 10/31/2010 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I sure miss her alot too. I hope all is well and we will hear from her soon.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/31/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   

 

 *warm huggs*

    We all miss you. Hope you are doing well.

*warm hugg*
     dani


TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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golitho
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   Posted 10/31/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi PAlady, hope everything is ok for you? I don't like the idea of you out there alone when there are so many of us that have benefited from your wonderful wisdom over the years.
I hate to think you can't reach out to us if things are going bad fo you. Please let us know how you are.
You're a wonderful woman, always so kind and thoughtful, with great advice, we all miss you, golitho yeah

skeye
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   Posted 10/31/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Palady is taking a break from HW to deal with some personal issues. I am in contact with her via email, although we haven't spoken much in a while now because we were both busy & having a hard time with things. However, I will let her know that you all are asking about her/alert her to this thread.

hugs,
Skeye
chronic retrobulbar eye pain, Asperger's syndrome, probable bipolar II, severe depression, & anxiety

recently implanted with a neurostimulator with leads on the supraobrital & infraorbital (ophthalmic) branches of the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a 50% decrease in pain (yippee!)

flower123
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   Posted 11/1/2010 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Skeye! I'm so sorry that you're both having a hard time.

Hugs,

Flower

Chartreux
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   Posted 11/1/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Skeye!
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Skeye & PALady)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Hugz
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* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

********>^..^<********>^..^<********>^..^<********

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/10/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Bump
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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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PAlady
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   Posted 11/11/2010 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Flower,
Once again, thank you for remembering me and caring enough to start this thread. I'm sorry I'm so late in replying and thanking you. Skeye let me know, but I've just been too overwhelmed to respond. Thanks to Dani for responding, and bumping this back up so I caught it today!

My deepest thanks also to RetiredMom, Chartreux, Auntbuggey, Damouthy1, Golitho, Skeye, Dani and (of course) Flower for your kind words and thoughts. They mean a lot to me.

I still don't have the energy to start a more detailed update thread, so the short of it is on the bad news front, I had an MRI of my right knee today, and tomorrow see the ortho again to find out if I need surgery. The additional pain from that (an old injury that, of course, had to flare up in the past few months) has been horrible - even keeping me up at night despite my meds.

On the good news front, I received my award letter from SSD last week. I got it on the first try, without an attorney, but with a heck of a lot of work on my part and a wonderful letter from my current PM. I'm supposed to receive my first check next month, so I'll believe it when I see the money!

Thanks again everyone for your concern. I can't promise I'll be reading and posting regularly again, but I will try to stop in more often.

I wish all of you the best and apologize that I don't have the energy to read everyone else's threads and respond. Just don't have it in me right now. I hope you all understand.

Hugs to everyone,
PaLady

BigLucy
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   Posted 11/12/2010 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your SSD award AND not having to give 50% to some lawyer! Now you're going to have to "spend down" so you don't have "too much" money OR a way to "save" for the future is getting gift cards w/o expiration dates or pre-paid credit cards (it's better than having a load of cash under the mattress, but just don't misplace the cards shocked ).

Retired Mom
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   Posted 11/12/2010 4:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi PALady,
 
I'm so glad to hear from you!!!   I'm also so happy that you were able to get the SSD so quickly (and without a lawyer).  My hearing is the 23rd and I hope I'll be able to post soon with positive vibes there too. 
 
I really do miss you very much here, but I don't want to pressure you to coming back too soon.  Taking a break from anything that is adding stress is really better for you. 
 
I look forward to the day you (and so many others) are back with us for good.  I have enjoyed this week where some of our "older" members have come back around to give us updates or just to pop in.  These people have given me strength when I didn't think I had another ounce and to find they are suffering so is humbling to say the least.
 
I miss you my friend and hope to see you again soon!
Retired Mom

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 11/13/2010 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
PA, I'm so happy for you! You deserve & need SSD more than anyone. I'm so glad they didn't give you a hard time and you don't have a slimy lawer taking a big chunk out of YOUR $$$!!! I hope you get your knee pain under controle and the SSD $$ helps you out some!
Take care of yourself>
Big Hugs>
Your Old Buddy,
Pete
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/13/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   

 

        I too am glad to see that you were awarded your SSD. It's about time someone here was approved! wink

        This issue has been the one that has bothered me the most, as I know many of the members deserve and need this.

         So, my sincere congrats to you! wink      

    SE wink


sjkly
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   Posted 11/13/2010 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
PAlady, I am so glad you got your SSD. I am sorry you are having such a hard time right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

skeye
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   Posted 11/13/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Palady,

You already know what I think of your news, but I just have to say it again! Yippee!! Congratulations!!!! You so deserve this!

big hugs,
Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 11/14/2010 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I just want to thank all of you who added such positive and encouraging thoughts - RetiredMom, BigLucy (and thanks for the good ideas!), Pete, SE, Sjsly, and Skeye. Your words warm my heart! I only wish everyone here could get SSD the way I seem to have. I think in part I got lucky, had a wonderfully understanding caseworker, but I also hand delivered many of my medical record to the local SSD office when I went in to apply. And honestly, I think being 60 had a lot to do with it, too. Plus I had medical records going back several years. But who knows the real reason it goes smoothly for one person and horrible for most.

I did ask for and finally got a copy (on a CD) of all the medical records SSD received, including the two IME's I had to go for (a medical plus a psych eval) and the examiner's final report. But the psych eval left out so much I can see why the system is such a mess.

I did get my first check yesterday! It's actually SSI (because I have no income) which will stop when the SSD kicks in because the SSD is more. At least I can pay some bills that are due at the end of the month, including my property taxes, so there will be little left.

Bad news is I will need surgery on my right knee to remove a piece of cartilage that's been there since an old injury from 1975. It's grown bigger and is doing some damage. I don't know the date yet, but he said sometime in December. Great. Just when winter will be hitting, plus there's out of town family coming to my cousin's for the holidays. We'll see what date I get. I've also got insurance issues to work out.

Can't believe I had the energy to type this much, but my knee is hurting and I'm waiting for meds to kick in. My back is also hurting from that lousy MRI machine. It was mostly a closed one, but used a lot for the knee and had no lumbar support. The best they could do was roll up a sheet, which turned out to be pretty hard to lie still on. When will they understand most of us have pain in more than one place and we need to be properly aligned in those machines???

Again, thank you everyone!

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 11/14/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Palady,

I'm so happy to hear that your first check arrived! That is fantastic news.

I'm sorry to hear about your knee, though. It really is rotten timing, with the bad weather starting to move in & all. Hopefully the surgeon can get you on the schedule soon & you can at least get it done before the holidays. Hopefully the recovery won't be too bad (trying to think positively).

Anyways, I'm sending you some healing hugs!

Skeye
chronic retrobulbar eye pain, Asperger's syndrome, probable bipolar II, severe depression, & anxiety

recently implanted with a neurostimulator with leads on the supraobrital & infraorbital (ophthalmic) branches of the trigeminal nerve, resulting in a 50% decrease in pain (yippee!)
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