one week till surgery

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   Posted 9/19/2011 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
 yes, Isure can't wait as even with a 70%chance of working ,Iwill be happy if half the pain is gone ,yesterday it was cold /rainning,seems bad weather makes the pain more untolerable,yesterday was constant pain ,today I'm sore but Ihave to block the pain with my mind and get afew things done so I'm ready for the hospital.It's hard to imagine getting a rib removed takes about 2months to heal?seems long to me?It will be so nice to be able to do simple tasks again ,like I had to adress an envelope and it took 3trys before it looked good enough to mai,not so easy writing with the other hand?Even having a shower is hard at times when my wrist hurts so much it feels broken.I'm a bit scared but ,it can't get any worst ! Its such a daily struggle the way things are for me now,it can only get better!yes it might take sometime to recover,but Iwill do what it takes to get there.  take care everyone,michele

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   Posted 9/19/2011 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele Wow a week. It won't be long now. I wish you good luck with the surgery that it will take most to all your pain away.

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   Posted 9/20/2011 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Michele.....Hang in there....Your big day is almost here....I will pray for you....We will be there for you....Maybe a family member can post for you to let us know how you are doing ...that would be great.

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   Posted 9/20/2011 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Michele ******HUGGGSS******* i think you neeed a hug. Try to do something you like in the mean time to help the time go by? Talking to us, talking to us, reading, swimming, hiking, hide and go seek (well with the kids ****), talking on the phone, playing games, camping, so on... running out of ideas, especially since you mentioned it was your hands thought of crocheting but that wouldnt work.... oh music, dates with your hubby/man, dancing, movies hehe Hnag in there and keep us updated ~Desiree
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   Posted 9/20/2011 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Michele, one week huh? That's exciting and yet scary too. I did the same thing, went crazy trying to get everything done before surgery. It's really hard when you are hurting.

I hope this will be your new lease on life and that your pain will decrease finally. It will take some time to heal and as others said above we will be here for you! Take care.
Gentle Hugs,

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   Posted 9/20/2011 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   


          Good morning Michele!

                I just have to get in on the support for you as well. As tyou can see the members are very supportive of you...and they are very sincere about it. wink

         We are excited for you, and hope things go as planned. I'm guessing you have everything packed for the hospital, and the home in order. Did you ever get the in home health care nurse set up as well? That will be lovely for you, if you can get the help.

     Take care, and the clock is ticking! It won't be long! wink

         SE wink

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