Posted 6/15/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -6)
Kitty,

I'm glad to hear that the surgery itself went well. Recovering from surgery is hard especially on a major organ like your heart. I hope that the recovery starts getting better for you. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

(((HUGS)))
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Posted 6/15/2007 10:17 PM (GMT -6)
Glad you done well!! They do that surgery here on an out-patient basis they were wanting to do that on me however I keep having too many lupus complications lol Take Care!!

Diagnosed dystonia 1982,COPD 1995,SLE(Lupus)2005,Subclinical hyperthyrod 2005,neuropathy 2004,mild spinal stenosis 2005, and the list goes on and on.....Raynauds March 2006, Bollous of SLE Jan 2006,chronic pain for many years, chronic pancreatitis, cysts on liver
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Posted 6/16/2007 12:26 AM (GMT -6)
Kitty,

I'm so glad that you are already finding that the surgery was worth it. Sorry that you're feeling so lousy tonight though. Hope tomorrow you feel better in every way.

xoxo emmie
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Posted 6/16/2007 8:13 AM (GMT -6)
Kitty I am glad to hear that your heart surgery went well. I wish you a speedy recovery, please get as much rest as you can, you deserve it!!
 
 
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Posted 6/16/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -6)
Kitty, just checking in to see how things are today - I'm sorry you started feeling so rotten. Did the doc give you anything for pain or to help you be more comfortable? If you still feel bad today I think you should call even if you don't have a fever - maybe the doc can give you something to get some relief. You will continue to be in my thoughts. Please take good care of yourself.
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Posted 6/16/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -6)

hippimom, smokeyswife, emmi, justchattin, dbab, mom46, ericsmom, thankyou for you thoughts and prayers. You are all so helpful.

Today I am taking things very slow. I have a headache from coming off steriods too fast. And to add more torture I am on day 3 of NO COFFEE. Boohooo. I am trying to get off coffee to increase my chances of no more palpitations. I miss the energy I got from coffee. I am still really weak. My whole body still aches and I have a nagging pain that radiates to my foot. It's not bad. Just annoying. I'm taking Vicodin now. I want COMFORT. If that doesn't work then I'm going to make a call. The artery they used at the groin area runs very close to the nerve that runs down your leg. And I think it's a little irritated. So if it doesn't get any better then I'll call. Day 2 and 3 are usually the hardest. I am hoping by tomorrow afternoon to feel a lot better. Please. I see my Rheumy next week too. I'm watching tv and sleeping off and on. So far the surgery has been so worth it.

kitty


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.

Posted 6/17/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -6)

Feeling a little better today. I have only had chest pain 2 times so far instead of all day. I can walk without getting short of breath. I am still weak, achy, pain down my legs and headaches off and on. Tomorrow should be even better. Tomorrow I am going to try to leave the house for a short trip to the store. I'm going to try.

 

kitty


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.

Posted 6/17/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -6)
I'm glad to hear that today is better than yesterday. Hopefully each day will get a little better. Take care of yourself and keep resting.
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Posted 6/18/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -6)
Kitty I am glad to hear that you are feeling better then you were. Please don't over do it though, rest and take it easy and hopefully each new day will bring you closer to full healing.
 
God Bless,
Connie
 
 
 
 
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.
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Posted 6/18/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -6)
Kitty - Very happy to see you made it through surgery with no major complications. As you know that heart stuff wipes you out. I hope you are spoiled for a while and remember to take your time getting back on your feet. Nice to know your well loved and you don't have to live with those heart inconsistencies. Those palps drive you nuts! Glad to hear you aren't suffering from that any more. I'm sure with rest, you will regain your strength. Very proud of you! - Kristin
Posted 6/18/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -6)

Thankyou hippimom, smokeyswife, and cnskris for all you support. It means a lot to me. tongue

Today is better than yesterday. I didn't have to stay on the heating pad all day. I'm heating pad free. lol I was able to get some groceries and then I was exhausted. So now I'm back home and resting. Still have a little chest pain this afternoon but not bad. I'm going to call the cardiologist tomorrow morning and make sure this is still expected. I will be glad when I'm back to Lupie normal. lol. Mouth sores are trying to invade my upper palate. nono I'm taking some extra folic acid and using my magic mouth wash to hopefully get rid of them. I was so happy that with all this stress on my body I was able to make it this far without mouthsores. I'm still achy, tired, headache only this afternoon (improvement), neck is sore and pain down both legs has decreased a lot. Flexeril is being very good to me. I haven't taken any Vicodin today either. Yeaaaa! I just keep telling myself that everyday I will feel better. I see my Rheumy soon too. I have so many doctors to see this month I could make it a part time job.

kitty


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.

Posted 6/18/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -6)
Kitty,

You're doing a remarkable job and I think a lot of it is due to your great attitude. Please keep taking care of yourself by resting after activity now that you're feeling up to doing a bit of something. Let us know what your dr. has to say. Hope the mouth sores stay under control.

xoxo emmie
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Posted 6/19/2007 6:17 AM (GMT -6)
Kitty it sounds like you are heading in the right direction. I will continue to send healing thoughts your way, hoping for a continued improvment each new day.
 
Connie
 
 
 
 
diagnosed with RSD in March of /03, diagnosed with Lupus in Sept./06.
Taking Methotrexate, Plaquenell, Folic Acid, Synthroid,Prednisone, Pantoloc, Singulair, Tramadol, OxyCodeine and extra Strength tylenol when needed,and Zytram.

Posted 6/19/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -6)
Hi Kitty.  It's great that your surgery went well.  All those docs had better keep you ticking smoothly!  I'm surprised you were able to make it to the grocery store.  Try to keep resting and I hope you feel better soon. (((hugs))) 

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Posted 6/20/2007 1:56 AM (GMT -6)
Hi kitty--
Sorry you had to go through that surgery but I'm so glad it seems to be working and that you are healing so fast. I hope that you continue to do well. I think my son may eventually need something similar and it's nice to know that you can recover reasonably fast. It sounds like you are really doing the right things to help yourself get better soon. Good wishes and prayers that the surgery is a complete, longlasting success and that you are comfortable and get back to normal soon.
Love, Marji
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