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   Posted 8/4/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Ever had one of those days where you probably should have stayed in bed and covered your head with a pillow. Well that was my day today. I got up this morning and as usual went and checked all my computer stuff and was having my relaxation time when the phone rang. It was the clinic. They had a cancellation and told me to come in immediately for the pet scan. Rushed around getting dressed and hubby and I went up to the clinic.
Everything as far as the test went all-right and I will probably be seeing the surgeon within the next couple of days. Well so far so good but then at 4:00 my husband started shaking uncontrollably and was feeling nauseated. I finally talked him into going in to the ER at about 4:45. They are thinking that he might have aspirated on something he swallowed which can cause a bacterial infection in his lungs, so he will be in the hospital the next couple of days on antibiotics. I am so worried about him being up at the hospital by himself, but I know that right now I have to be able to get some rest here at home. I was going to wait until the clinic called me to come in for the results, but now I will call them right away tomorrow morning to see what time they want me there. That way I can go up to the hospital and be with hubby. Please say prayers for both of us. Thanks so much my fibro family.
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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   Posted 8/4/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Shirley, you're sure getting more than your share!! It's got to be an exhausting time. I'm praying for you.....hope you find out something soon and that you're both ok.

Hugs, Debbie
This too shall pass...

.....fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 8/4/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Shirley, I am sorry to hear of all the problems you're facing...and then to have your Hubby come down sick on top of have my sympathy!

I am sending love and hugs your way and I pray that things settle down quickly, so you and Hubby can both work on feeling better. Good luck with your appointment with your surgeon!

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

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   Posted 8/4/2010 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
cry  Shirley So many gentle Hugs and prayers sent your way. I hope everything turns out ok for the both of you. Heather

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   Posted 8/5/2010 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Many hugs and prayers sent your way...
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil
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   Posted 8/5/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My prayers for both of you. Please keep us updated
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
We've definitely got a season of trials going on at this board right now. I'm so sorry that you and your husband are having such a difficult time. I'll pray for you both.

Hugs and warm, caring thoughts going out to all of us who are really struggling right now.

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen

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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Season is correct.....Shirley take it one day at a time but I'm sure you do, I will pray for the results and your husband. I agree, take a break from the hospital. My MIL just came home after being in the hospital a month, it does wear one down running to and from the hospital.

I will pray for a peaceful and painfree day for you.....((hugs))
'Brokenness means we are ready for change. Lord, come take my pieces and make me what you want.' Mark Brown

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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Shirley, I'm praying for both of you. So sorry you are going through this. Hoping you will
get some much needed rest. Sending gentle hugs.

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Prayers sent!

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   Posted 8/5/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
(((( Shirley )))))

Life gets so hard at times. I am so sorry you're getting slapped with all of this - and all at the exact same time. You're making all the right decisions. You're moving through it. You're going to make it. It has to be hard seeing your hubby so ill, but at least in the hospital he'll get 24/7 care - and that would be just too hard for you to do at home right now with all else going on. He's in a great place to be monitored carefully. I hope that your scan will go successfully - that you don't get too worn out with all the back and forth to hospitals and so forth - and that hubby will rally and be perfectly fine very soon. If you feel frustrated and want to blow off some steam - definitely do it here! We all understand and it is far healthier than keeping it in.

Will be sending thoughts, prayers and good vibes for you and hubby.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Keeping you both in my prayers Shirley.
Hoping it's nothing serious with your hubby and that you will get good results from your tests.

Fibro Acid Reflux Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease


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Think about you DID do today !

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   Posted 8/5/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Will be praying for the both of you.

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   Posted 8/5/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Awww Shirley...what a trying time for you. I will keep you and your hubby in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted. Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Valium as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks once again all of you. I have been with him most of the day and he is doing much better. We are hoping that he can get out tomorrow. Thank you so much for being here.
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Season... I think it's monsoon season...
Shirley, my prayers are with you and your hubby. There's a lot on your plate right now and I know that one thing you do need is rest and the support of your family. Try to set some time asside to breathe... Lot's of people thinking af you and your family..

Warm hugs your way
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