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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1308
   Posted 9/2/2006 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Brad,
How are you coping?  This is just to say I am thinking of you with this wait albeit a week or so, it must seem like a life time to you (I know it would to me)!!!!  I can hardly imagine what you are going through!  This is also to say I care and that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Don't forget to come and vent when it gets too much - we can take it!! yeah
take care

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 9/2/2006 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks soo much for the concern. It has been really tough. My wife has worked all week, so I have had some time to myself, which has been good and bad. She's off all next week and the following week, so I shouldn't be alone much. We are sorta worried about the insurance deal, b/c its through her job, but to be completely honest thats the last of my worries. The worst thing about this week has been the medications by FAR ! This past Sunday I was stricken with a cronic like hiccup, trust me, its was rough, everything made me hiccup ,water, food, swallow air, anything.... I'm blaming it on the meds, because I had taken a starter dose of 1200mg's of Dylantin. Now I take 300mg a day, along with Zantac, and Decadron 4 times a day. My vision is terrible, but does seem to be improving maybe a little.
I'm starting to get comfortable, because there really isn't anything I can do. I just can't get over the fear of not knowing what lifes going to be like when I wake up.
 Once again, thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers and I hope that this week goes by very quick.
I will be admitted thursday night, and surgery will be at 7:30 friday morning.
I have told my wife to keep everyone updated if possible.
Thanks again,
Brad Stone

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1308
   Posted 9/2/2006 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Soooo glad your wife is going to be at home with you this week, it should help the time go faster. The fear is always going to be the worst thing. You have got us all rooting here for you. You know your wife could join HW in her own right - it may help her through this too as she needs support aswell!

I have been the patient and the carer and I don't know which is worse??!! They are both traumatic in their different ways!!

The hiccup thing sounds awful, I hope you don't have it again!!! Thanks for the info about your admission. Sending (((hugs))) to you and your wife! Take care

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