WooHoo....What a change

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 2/3/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much for all the encouraging words and advice! Good news...The water pills have finally started working! I have been to the bathroom about 10 times in the last hour and half...I have noticed a lot of the fluid in my ankles and feet are going down now. Woohoo. I still have the sinus infection but I can tell it is slowly getting better each day. The shaking isnt near as bad as it has been. My hand writing is almost legiable again. YAY. They didnt order any of the stockings but told me to go to CVS and get some support hose. So thats what I did and I can also tell a difference in wearing them. I have a great work environment. Co-workers have bought me "work" slippers to wear since my feet have been to swollen for shoes, bought me all kinds of juices,drinks, teas, and even visa gift cards to help pay for my bills. When I am looking really bad some days, they will send me home and tell me to get rest. I am so fortunate to have such a good company to work for, a great family, a wonderful support group (you guys) and a great church family. I know I would not be able to keep going with out everyones support! So thank you so much.
A little funny story. Last night I was going through my cabinets to find a can of veggies and it is stacked above my head. Well, I was watching T.V., shaking a little from the meds, and reached up to get 2 cans of green beans that where stacked on top of each other and next thing I know a can toppled over and hit my eye. So now I have a wonderful purple, bluish, and swollen right eye. I mean for goodness sakes...a can of green beans beat me up. haha. Why couldnt it have been something real good like I got in a fight or somethign but no...I got in a fight with a can of green beans and sadly...it won. Thought you guys might appreciate that story.
Hope everyone is having a nice day and thanks again for everything :)

Systemic Lupus,lupus nephritis, Raynaud's Phenomenon, Carpal Tunnel
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Melissa D.
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   Posted 2/3/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm so happy that you are being to feel a bit better! Watch out for those green beans girl, they have so much energy they are just flying off the shelve!


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   Posted 2/3/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
((((Aimsgirl)))) I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! Watch out for those green beans, they pack a punch!!!!! tongue You are very blessed, I too work with great people, it really makes a big difference! I couldn't imagine the stress I would be under if I were at my last two jobs nono . Take care
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

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   Posted 2/4/2009 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad the water pills are working - I was worried about all the fluid you were retaining. That's funny about the can of beans. You can always make up a really good story to tell people.
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   Posted 2/4/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow!  That is such great news!  Thank you for sharing your good news with us.  I hope it continues to go in this direction for you!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

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   Posted 2/6/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you're doing better. I got a better one for you besides green beans....

I had an asthma attack while running for the bus stop, I get on the bus, driver knew, she's like a mom to me. She told me to go lay down in the back and relax. So I did...didnt notice I was in the wheel chair section seats, and armrest was up. So we go over some bumps, the armrest fell down and smacked me in the eye...gave me a black eye. Try saying "the armrest on the bus beat me up". Me and the driver got ice, I applied ice right away. And I refused to let her do paperwork...told her over my dead body. So we cleverly came up with a reason when asked what happened. The response... "You should see the other person!"
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   Posted 2/6/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
oh my goodness...that is too funny! I only wish I would have come up with that response...I have been the laughing stock of work this week. I do have to say...an arm rest of the bus. hehe.

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