Surgery Tomorrow Thanks for keeping me sane

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   Posted 4/12/2011 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you to all my wonderful friends here. Whitebeard, I could not have made it without your wonderful advice and sharing your story as well as the rest of you. Thanks to everyone for keeping my head planted on my shoulders these past two months.

I am of course normally freaking out a bit. M hubby had a bad end to his day. Had an all out meltdown, then asked me to outline all our accounts, login's bills, etc. sad He finally admitted he is freaked about this one. Since I do everything he really has no idea, so I guess that is reasonable.

I wasn't even out of the work ten minutes and there was a message on my cell phone... turn But I had a good day at work and many people giving me gentle hugs. My boss was even a bit teary. We have a close relationship. I had a wonderful lunch with some of my management team members. One of which is my inspiration. Colon Cancer Stage 4 diagnosed 18 months ago (50yrs old), just surpassed her original diagnosed time frame. Wooo Hoo.

So after I got home from work and got a pot load of chicken soup cooking, I treated myself to a relaxing dip in my hot tub so I could clear my mind and relax some of my muscles. I won't be able to do that for awhile.

Well I need to go grab some grub and get my bag ready. Thanks again, and I'll post when I can.


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   Posted 4/12/2011 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Wanted to post lots of well wishes to you for tomorrow, ask the hospital Rep and seek
out a visiting nurse, as that might help. Prayers that everything goes good for you.
We will be thinking of you
Prayers, well wishes and healing hugz

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   Posted 4/12/2011 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Whitebeard is a wonderful friend, isn't he?  As well as so many others here. 
You take care of yourself, Sue, and I wish you nothing but the best tomorrow...that everything goes smoothly and safely.... and that you have quick healing.  We'll be waiting w/ open arms for when you get back.
Love, Tina
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Many meds - including Atenolol, Effexor, MS Contin, Dilaudid, Actiq (oral Fentanyl), Soma, Vitamin D, Iron (for anemia), Synthroid...and on the list goes.
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White Beard
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   Posted 4/12/2011 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to you, I will say a prayer that everything goes well for you! I know that you are going to have a rough road ahead of you for a while, but if I may use the cliche " Hang in there my friend"  and do know that I and ( I am sure the rest of the folks here) are all here for you and give you all our support! You  are family and I know we all care about you!  Above all things follow your Doctors orders and instructions to the Tee!!! Work will always be there for you, but now and for the up coming future, all that has to be put on the back burner, and you and your healling has to be number one concern for you!  Okay enough lecturing! But I say this only because I care!
I will keep you in my prayers REDSAM! Good Luck to you!
White Beard
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

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   Posted 4/12/2011 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck to you REDSAM! I hope everything goes better than you've hoped for, and that you will quickly be back on your feet and feeling healthy.

DX: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Osteoarthritis in Hips and Lower Back, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Type 2 Diabetes, Reynauds, Visual Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Hard Start for IV's, Unable to vomit due to surgery.

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramadol, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 4/13/2011 3:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Good early morning Redsam!

We always want to send our members off to surgery with a sincere "Good Luck" wink

We will be right here waiting for the post surgery news!

Again, a very sincere Good Luck to you!

SE wink
"The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present."

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   Posted 4/13/2011 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
RedSam good luck with your surgery this morning. I know you will do just fine. Please do as WhiteBeard has suggested on taking care of yourself. That is the most important thing you can do is take good care of you and follow the drs post op instructions to the letter. Don't try to do something you shouldn't just because you are feeling better either. That will knock you back a good week or more.

Let us know how things have went as soon as you feel up to it.
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   Posted 4/14/2011 2:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Redsam, I wish you good luck with your surgery. We will be praying for you that you come out with the good expectations that you are expecting. Please update us on the surgery when you can. Please follow your drs orders and post op instrauctions. Take care.

love and hugs
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