It's me Carol still alive and kickin!

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   Posted 1/5/2010 3:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Did ya miss me????tongue I sure missed you. It's 2:30 in the morning and I woke up for Some unknown reason and thought I would give you a shout. I just got my computer on today. They were supposed to hok it up last week but I was a pretty sick puppy and told them to reschedule.
For those who were wondering YES I got my apartment. I love it. I am still trying to figure out how it costs so much money to move even a couple of miles! But I am not going to be upset about that. I am just so thankful to have my own place. When I first found out it was low income I have to say I was a litle concerned. But the people here are very quiet and friendly. We all pretty much just keep to ourself. They have a clause here that says if they think they have a reason to bring in a drug sniffing dog they will. I frankly loved the idea. It keeps the druggies out of here. There are only 3 building with 4 apartments in each and they look like houses instead of apartments. and my rent is only 152.00 a month! plus they pay for my cable t.v. I still have to wait  a few months to figure out where I am at with my bills until after all the deposits and stuff go through. I have my computer in my PT room. some of my friends have equipment that they have updated so they give me their old stuff. I'm lifting weights and have something like a cross between a treadmill and skis. It really hlps with my upper body strength. I have to be carful though because if I do to much I can really suffer with my lungs and ribs . Well ok I just wanted to give you and update and thank you all for your prayers. The past few months I truly felt that it could go either way. I don't even remember all the hospitals and stuff I was at. Poor Patty came to see me which is quiet a drive and I barely knew she was there. But every time I am in the hospital she brings me some of the most wonderful lotions and hair care products. She is such an angel! Thank goodness  she has been there and understands other wise I would be so embarrassed at what I do or say when I'm out of it. blush
Well to alll you new folks I send a huge welcome home! you will love it here. To all myold friends I am looking forward to seeing how you have all been doing. I have been gone a long time and I am sure I missed out on lots of stuff.
Ok i'm beat I need to head back to bed and try to do some reading on here tomorrow.
love to all
God Bless

systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma,sleep apnea,Megaloblastic anemia
what ever that is.

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   Posted 1/5/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Carol! Its great hearing from you! I am so glad you posted. That is really exciting about moving into your apartment. I know you have to be a little more eased finally being at your new place. It really is great news about the drug sniffing dog. It should keep trouble out for the most part :)! I am so glad you are able to work out some. Is it helping you feel better physically? I pray for you everyday and hope your days are getting easier!!!

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   Posted 1/5/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Carol, It's wonderful to hear you sounding so much better! Congratulations on the move, that was a big job. You have certainly started 2010 off with a bang. May this be a year of more wonderful things for you!
Take care, Fran

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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
((((((((CAROL))))))))))))))!!! Girl! I have been so worried about you! I"m so thankful you are okay and have your own place!! God's just taking care of one of His special angels!!! God Bless your heart, you have been through so much!! Happy New Year, Carol! Love ya, Judy

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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
It's good to have you back on the forum Carol - it just isn't the same here without you. You didn't tell me that you have a pt room! That's wonderful! I hope you're taking care of yourself and not overdoing it.

Love ya,

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   Posted 1/5/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to see you posting again, Carol. We missed you!
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   Posted 1/5/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Carol, honey!!!! So good to hear from you! Sounds like your new home is fantastic. You have a place to truly call your own and that is wonderful! Great rent too, holy smackers!

I know you've had a heck of a year and I'm just so pleased that you're feeling more stable in every way. You're in my prayers all the time too!

Enjoy your day sweetie, talk with you soon!


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   Posted 1/5/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear from you and that you are doing okay. Your apartment sounds wonderful. Wish I had rent that low. Glad you have a pt room, another thing I wish I had all I lack is the equipment.
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   Posted 1/5/2010 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
(((((( CAROL )))))) it's so good to hear from you! You sound like you're doing good and your home sounds lovely! I have sure missed you!!! Looking forward to catching up! Love ya
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   Posted 1/5/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, thanks for responding. You all sound so good to me! My PT room isn't much it just happens that when I rented the apartment they didn''t have a one bedroom so they gave me a 2 bedroom. So I decided to put equipment in it. I can't get out much in the cold with my lungs so it's a second alternative.
Plus It's big enough for maybe three different things. People have come in and put a book shelf in anda bunch of books. Plus my computer and I have a small t.v. that I am just using for DVD's maybe to occupy my thoughts while I exercise or maybe to run some exercise tapes. I do have a problem though. Everytime I exercise I get hungry! Plus I have been cooking for other people and I just can't figure out how to make a decent meal for 1.
Boy you guys do my heart so much good! I would have got back earlier but I am having some computer problems. They just put it in and it keeps kicking me off. I can't wait until I really get to catch up with everyone. I really need to know what is going on with everone. I have been spending too much time alone. Even with other people around I feel like a loner. I don't me to sound melodramatic but when you have doctors ask you if you want to be revived if you get worse ??????? Well all I can say is you just havn't lived until you have heard those words. I'm still having a lot of brain fog. I really would like to try changing some meds and seeing if that will help.  yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
sorry I just had to throw that little dance in there thinking about my little place here! Every night I turn off my lights and as I climb into bed I just say thank you Lord You're the man!  I dont think I could feel this good if I won a million dollars. I know we all have lots of battles ahead but just taking in every moment of every good day really reminds ya of what you are fighting for.
well ok I guess I should get off of here. When I respond to your answers please give me a the benefit of the doubt that I am doing my best. My bro and sil got in a 5 car pile up on the way to OKC and everything got totaled. and..............I forgot it happened! I'm thinking of getting one of those little hand held things that you can record stuff on.
Love you all so much

systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma,sleep apnea,Megaloblastic anemia
what ever that is.

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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so good to see you back on the forum!! It sounds like things are finally turnig around for you sweetie! I'm so happy for you.... yeah I know you are enjoying your apartment and your new life. Take it easy and don't over do it.....Keep us updated and take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Babs

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   Posted 1/8/2010 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Wahoo, Carol!  It's great to see you back!!!  Happy New Year!!!!


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