Hey, there you are! Glad to see you are hanging in there and very happy that you are getting some extra help. Thank the mother-in-law for us, it is very kind of her. Sorry to hear about the gape in your chest, make sure to watch your temperature and for possible infections. I get those sores in my mouth and throat when I get infections sometimes. They are uncomfortable. Did the doc say why the high white count? Perhaps healing in your chest. I hope it heals soon. Takes forever for me too. Boooo...
Try and let things ride. I'm sure you will be fine, but not the time to push it. Ah yes, that dreaded patience. Virtues are over-rated sometimes. Can't say it is my best either. I usually just close my eyes and repeat over and over that "this will pass" and after the tenth one I smile at how retarded I sound and why am I so worried about it in the first place. Moving is a life changing event, but not the end of the world. Plenty of time to torture yourself later I say.
Can't wait to see how you make out on Friday the 13th (my good luck day!) and your move - See you soon! PRAYERS & HUGS ! - Kristin
Dx: Lupus CNS 11/2005; Current - kidney disease, enlarged heart, MVP/regurg, dementia; GERD; vision loss, narcolepsy, rheumatic arthritis, IBS, ovarian cysts, raynauds, EBV/CFS, inflam. liver/spleen. Rx: Atenolol, Aricept, Flexeril, Motrin Previous-rashes, hemi-pelagic migraine, sensory loss, amnesia, PTSD/Dep., host of neuro problems, pregnancy compl., False pos. syphilis, fine speck & homogen ANA; IgM; staph/strept infections, colonitis, pancreaitis, gastritis, costochondritis, pericarditis, Hashimoto's, dyspnea, hyper/hypotension, lipedemia, ulcers, pneumonia, anemia, Scleroderma symptoms, vein swelling, etc.