Ascities this week.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/3/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone.  I hope everyone is well and hanging in there. 
I went to the Dr. on Monday.  He actually removed 1.5 litres of fluid.  He was angry that I waited so long.  Guess I should have gone to the ER.  I am now on lasix and aldactone and hopefully that will prevent it from happening many more times.
I am tired a lot this week.  I am supposed to go for a part time job interview monday.  I cant stand being home alone all the time.  I hope I have the energy for this.
I am going to bed now.  Sorry it took me so long to get back to you guys.
Love and prayers

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 8/3/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cheryl, Glad you were able to check in. We all understand that life gets real hectic with this disease. Glad you're feeling better after getting drained. You may want to watch your sodium intake also. To help with controlling the ascites.

Have a good nights sleep........thoughts and prayers
Pink Grandma
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   Posted 8/3/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cheryl, It is good to hear from you. I hope you will be feeling better really soon. I hope that you will be able to handle a part time job. I'm not sure that my husband could. He is fatigued alot. He talks about getting a part time job, but I worry about it because, he gets frequent bouts of encephalopathy.

Sleep well.
There is always hope!

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/4/2008 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cheryl and glad you checked in with us. I take both lasix and aldactone and they have helped me with fluid retention. Hope they do well for you too. Good luck on your interview.


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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 8/4/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Cheryl!  I'm glad you were placed on diuretics.  They have eliminated my bouts of ascites and edema.  I adjust the dosage sometimes myself, and my docs are aware of this and okay with it.

I worked part-time out of choice (and necessity because of being so fatigued from the hep C) the last 10 years of my career.  However, the last year I probably only worked 10-15 hours a week and found that difficult.  I finally was approved for SSD in '95, thank goodness.  I really couldn't go on any more with working. 

Good luck with your interview!  You can try working p/t and see how it goes.  I don't mind being at home alone, and am usually going out somewhere 3-4 days a week.  Let us know how you are doing!



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