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stkitt
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   Posted 12/3/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Bill,


I am closing your "Where in the world is Bill" and starting you a new thread about a humble, and brave man who accepts all the tough times thrown at him yet is always available to his HW friends to help them through their time of need.



I will move a few of your last posts on your old thread here.



Link to The Where in the World is Bill Column ~ Part 7 of 7 : http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=1623879&p=5



So we start fresh for the Holiday Season. Blessings Bill.



Kitt

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   Posted 12/3/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill hope your day went well. I was told my cholesterol is too high and of course they pushed the statins which I refused after telling them if I'm doubled over in stomach pain and I can't breath what good is the medicine doing me. So they reluctantly agreed to go with diet and exercise and plant stanols which a natural product that doesn't hurt my stomach. I exercise lady who was also the one who put me through cardio rehab said I'm still in pretty good shape as far as my level of exercise I can do. I go back Feb. 1 to see how I'm doing. I was given exercise guidelines and diet guidelines to follow.

Kitt, black Friday can be scarry. I like to go to Shopko as they are more civilized and very organized. Some of the other stores have taken their lead which is great as it makes for a safe fun shopping trip for every one. That is the only time of year I go when the stores are crowed as I don't lkie them like that but it's worth the deals for me. Well off to bed for me. Hi to every one else. Barb


My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy
 
Posted by pandacrazy on 11/24/2009

stkitt
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   Posted 12/3/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by opnwhl4 on 11/24/2009
 
Howdy!
Barb, apparently I have to sty away from the statins also with those dang muscle cramps and all. I am just doing the oatmeal thing and see how it works.I like my schedule this week. I worked 2 days, off 2 days, work 2 days, off 1 day. Pretty easy schedule except for the 11 hour day today.

Take care,
Bill

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   Posted 12/3/2009 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Posted by pandacrazy on 11/25/2009
 
Bill, Is that what was causing the cramps? Did they go away now? I hope so. I seem to have gotten mine under control with the calcium, magnesium and eating the prunes and bananas. I'm just so glad they are gone. That does sound like a pretty nice schedule. Much better than the night shift. I worked that for 11 years straight full time. I don't know how I did that because now just every other weekend wipes me out. Guess I'm getting old. Well time for this old lady to get to bed so I can get up and get cooking. Have a great Thanksgiving every one. Barb

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   Posted 12/3/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't there more posts in this thread after these posts?
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


stkitt
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   Posted 12/3/2009 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb, Here is the link to the old thread and yours was the last post.
 
 
I thought I would start Bill a new fun post where he can be whatever he wants to be when he is online.  LOL
 
Hugs
Kitt

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   Posted 12/3/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-
You are making me blush! Thanks.

Well I am officially unemployed now, but I can apply for unemployment benefits now. I applied today and call in Saturday for the first week. Might have been for the best since the things they said to lure me there weren't exactly true. Such as the car count and what % they actually pay for commission. They are arguing whether or not I actually hurt my back at work or on my own time since I didn't say anything until the next day. It was only aching a bit the last half hour of work, but it spasmed and cramped up on the way home. Might not even be worth the hassle.

Well I am off to bed.

Take care,
Bill

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   Posted 12/4/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I'm so sorry I haven't been posting much. Even though we're settled into our apartment, there still seems to be an unbelievable amount of things to get done! School is an endless source of work (hence the upcoming retirement--I'm looking forward to being able to come home and relax, rather than sit down to do more schoolwork!). Also, we're on the go every weekend selecting things for our townhouse. This weekend we've got to go up and pay some vendors for the extras we're putting in. I guess they're starting the sheetrock on Monday, so things are looking good. The siding, roofing, etc. is done, so it's pretty much buttoned up. It's fun to go up and watch the progression. I've been taking lots of pictures.

Bill...so sorry to hear that you're still in pain. You hang in there, friend. Something better will come along. My husband has been unemployed for a while because he got laid off. Luckily he's in a position not to be too stressed out about it, since our kids are grown and I have a job and insurance. I hope you're allowing yourself to enjoy your time at home. Make some lemonade out of those lemons!

Hi Kitt,
I did get out a few decorations for our apartment. No tree, but I have a Santa collection, which I put out.


Barb,
My stomach started acting up again. The past few days it has been bad. Better today though.

Well, my husband is ready to go out for a bite to eat. Hi (and bye) to one and all!
Talk to you later!
Take care,
Denise

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   Posted 12/4/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, have you tried fish oil? I take double dose because of my eyes, but it helps my cholesterol.

I know what back pain is... hang in there.

Joy

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   Posted 12/4/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Joy-
Nope haven't tried fish oil. What is it for?

Denise-
Always try to make that lemonade if possible! Thinking it might have been a blessing. They didn't pay me what they said they would for commission, just hourly pay. The other tech there told me last week they didn't pay for package stuff like oil changes, tires, brakes, etc. So unless they sold some major engine or susupension work I wasn't going to see any of that commission they promised.

Take care,
Bill

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   Posted 12/4/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Well the Bill chronicles seem to be going well...........sorry Bill about the job and it does appear you were sold a bit of goods that management never intended to deliver on. I know how you must be disappointed but your health is first so let's get you all put back together.


You know I am always in your corner and it is the month for celebrating the good so spend time with your family, play your guitar if you can and sing all the Christmas tunes.



Denise, wow, the house is all up and now the inside work is being done, awesome and I am so happy for you. I have been averaging 3 days a week working which gets to be a bit much some weeks especially when I switch schools. It is like working in 6 different cook's kitchens.



Janice, where are you? I am worried that we have not heard anything from her or did I miss it?



I am dragging tonight so I will run for now but know I am here and all is well except my leg is still in pain but I can handle it for now.



Hugs

Kitt

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   Posted 12/5/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt, sorry to hear about your leg. How have you been other wise besides the leg? I've been wondering about Janice too. I hope she's ok.

Bill, I'll keep you in my prayers. Something better will come along.

Joy, I take fishoil for my cholesterol. I take a very high dose that the cholesterol doc wants me to take each day. It does seem to make a difference. It's supposed to help with arthritis too and a bunch of other things. When my UC was really bad my doc had me take fish oil and it made a huge difference with the inflammation.

Denise, we've missed you around here but know you are very busy with school & the new town house. It sounds exciting though to be getting a new place like that. Sorry to hear your stomach is acting up. Mine is pretty good right now. Stress makes my stomach really bad so maybe that's what's kicked yours back up again. I've been trying to stay away from chocolate since it's not good for my stomach or my waist line. I haven't done so well with that the last few days though. Not doing so well with the exercise either but I'm going to try harder this week with that. Well I am off to the paper store to do some crafts and get some paper for my card making class at work. We are going to be doing a reindeer candy bar wrapper for my card class and I need to pick up some of the papers I need for that. Have a great day every one. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


stkitt
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   Posted 12/5/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb,

I know exactly what you mean by stress eating..........argh. I have always used food for comfort and it is so hard to not do so. I was raised that way, if you were upset a nice ice cream cone or piece of cake would make you feel better.



I have had some ups and downs but trying to concentrate on the ups and let go of the down days. I am finding some days at work stressful as I am not able to stay as calm when things get wild like I used to when I worked in the same place everyday. It is like I am a strange cook in 6 other peoples kitchen as I switch around from school to school. I do like the job and love the kids. The other nurses are fantastic and so smart too.



I do hate that I am so tired when the day is over..........that would be age and not enough exercise doing it for me.



I am so excited for Denise, it sounds like such a great adventure she is living right now.



I do worry about Janice and which we would hear something from her. I will try an email today.



You were talking with Anne about blizzards and even in the middle of MN being 7 miles out a country road can be a nasty thing when the blizzards blow in. Nothing like the Dakotas seem to get yearly. I know Minot really got a lot of snow the past years.



Well I am off to do some other things but wanted you all to know I hope your weekend is well.



Bill, great big hugs.



Love,

Kitt

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   Posted 12/5/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, Fish oil is good for what ails ya. :))
Chose one high in omega 3s. Fish oil is an anti-inflamatory. It lowers your HDLs and trigyclerites (sp?). It great for dry eyes, too.

Joy

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   Posted 12/6/2009 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt, stress eating isn't good either but just being under stress can make my stomach hurt and cause heartburn. I learned that a long time ago to try not to get stressed about things. Sorry things are so crazy at work. Maybe they'll calm down a bit soon I hope.

Joy I lowered my LDL quite a bit with the fish oil and it lowered my trigylcerides even more. Also raised my HDL to a more healthy level. Fish oil can do some wonderful things. Well I am off to bed for my busy day tomorrow. Have a great night all. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


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   Posted 12/6/2009 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Y'all-
I might be away for a few days. Tonight a very dear and close friend who is more like my sister passed away. She was 38 and battled CF all 38 years. She was 13 days older than me and even though she was a petite thing, she thought of me as her little brother. I feel blessed to have been there with her until the end, but am also so very angry. I think of the things we had done together and laugh, then cry. We had a long talk a couple months ago about this day and I know she wasn't afraid and was ready to go tonight. April 1st won't be the same without her.

Bill

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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Before I start on my schoolwork, I thought I'd stop by and say hi.

Bill, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's hard to say goodbye to a dear friends anytime, but it's especially tragic when it's a dear friend who struggled her entire life with what is obviously a strong will to live. As an asthma sufferer, I can only begin to imagine how tough it must have been for her to live with CF. I'm so sorry. We'll be thinking of you and sending prayers to both you and her family.

Kitt,
I can imagine the stress in working in so many schools, with special health needs of so many students. It's definitely a lot of responsibility, and a challenging task. That's the down side of substituting--that and now knowing when you'll be called.)

I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with a sore leg, and hope it heals soon. Is it a circulation problem?
Hang in there on those down days, and keep your mind focused on gratitude. It sounds like you're doing just that. Life is full of challenges...it's not easy to remain in the positive. You have the tools, I know, so just use them to the best of your ability. Turn your kindness and empathy inward, and take care of yourself. You help all of us so much, and I'm sure you know how much you mean to us. That's the paradox of the holidays--such a joyful time, but one that can challenge you with sadness as well.

Barb,
My stomach is better, but not perfect. I've been taking Protonix every other day since my stomach and esophagus recovered from the surgery, but this darned stomach doesn't like acid. I went off Protonix for probably a week to ten days, and thought I was home free. Of course at the same time I was very frisky--drinking some coffee, eating chocolate, whatever I felt like. Bad idea. That's when my stomach went off the deep end, and caused me lots of problems.

At the same time my asthma has gotten worse, which worries me. I'm hoping it's not acid leaking thorough the wrap and triggering it. It's not that cut and dried, though. I had allergy testing to see if I'm allergic to new things, because my allergy shots haven't been helping me as much. No such luck.

In the meantime, it meant that I went a month without allergy shots. I've also been exposed to lots of mold in our car heat/AC system. In addition, the weather has been so mild that the allergens from outside are hitting me as well--I have windows open in the classroom. There are so many variables.

I know I'm having some allergy symptoms. I had a shot on Thurdsay, and will have to go this week again, since a month was too long to get my full dosage and I have to build up again. My allergist is going to increase the strength of my serum and hope that I can tolerate it. If I can, that might help my allergies in the spring and fall.

It does scare me, though. This is the first time that I've had an asthma flare-up that coincides with a stomach problem. I don't feel heartburn, but there is the "silent" type. Hopefully it's just a coincidence and a fluke. We'll see. In any case, it's still much better than it was. I don't want to have any GI docs intervening if it's not absolutely necessary. No plans of that in the near future.

Janice,
I haven't been on the forum regularly, but I'm reading here that you haven't been around and everyone is worried about you. I hope everything is going well for you and that you're just happily busy with your life and holiday preparations. We're all thinking of you and hoping all is well.

Joy,
Your surgery date is coming up soon, and I want you to know that I'm thinking of you. I know your procedure is different than mine, but if I can help you in any way, let me know. I'm sending you good wishes for a very successful procedure and speedy recovery. Try not to struggle against your recovery, but just go with the flow. It'll make it much easier.

We went up to pay some of the vendors for things we're putting into the townhouse, and went to see it again this weekend. They've got all the insulation in, and the furnace is ready to go...they need to start the heat up so that things can dry properly now that the sheetrock is going in. The kitchen cabinets will be installed in two weeks, and that'll mark the start of adding all the finishing touches. I can't wait to see everything we've selected put into place. I have to be patient, though! It's fun for us, since we've never had a brand new home before. Can't wait to have a place to stay when we go to visit the kids on the weekend.

Enjoy your Sunday and the week! I'll try to stop by whenever I can during the week.
Take care everyone! I'm always here in spirit.
Denise

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   Posted 12/6/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, I am so sorry to hear of the death of your friend and please know you have my sympathy as well as prayers for her family. What a great loss and you take care of you right now.

Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.



Sending you many gentle hugs in your time of loss of your dear friend.



Be well,



Kitt

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   Posted 12/6/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Denise,
Thank you for your words of support.  I am struggling a lot right now and I do not know why. 
 
I have a herniated disc in my back that is causing the leg pain but I manage with that.  It is the mental struggle that always throws me and I am seeing a therapist.  How I wish it was physical and I could just be wrapped instead of having warped thinking.
 
Ah well my issues are tiny compared to so many others.
 
I love hearing about your new home.  I wish you a wonderful Christmas Holiday and blessings galore.
 
I may retire again at the end of this school year and this time for good and go on a "walk about"  LOL.
 
Hugs to you,
 
Kitt

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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt, sorry to hear about your back and your struggles. Pain like that can cause you to struggle with depression and such. Sometimes it all gets to be too much. Hang in there I have you covered with prayers on my end.

Bill, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I was talking with another friend and coworker to night about our friend that passed away this summer at 46 and found it is still hard for me so it will take awhile. Just give yourself time. I'll be praying for you and her family.

Denise, my stomach always kicks up my asthma as does allergies and sickness so sometimes it's hard to tell. Well I had a long day with the church musical and then work party. So I am off to bed will check in with all of you tomorrow. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


Proud grandma of Isabella Rose, Keegen Bryce, Caleb Owen and furry grandchildren Kayu, Sophie, Abby & Lucy


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   Posted 12/6/2009 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Bill

So sorry for your loss. I know that good friends are hard to find and she was lucky to have you, as you were no doubt lucky to have her in your life.

I know she is now in no pain and she is smiling and happy and she is glorius !!! 

Take care of yourself and we will see you back here soon.
Love, Anne

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   Posted 12/7/2009 3:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Denise, Kitt, Barb, and Anne-
Thank you! I couldn't stay away. Besides I have to keep myself busy or I get way too upset. I spent the evening with her Mom and Dad reliving some great memories. Some I can barely remember because I was so young.
Reg was one of those people everyone wants to know. She would talk with anyone like she had known them forever. Nobody was a stranger to her. She always put everyone else before her. When I was stuck in the hospital for those 3 weeks she would call me about every other day to see how I was. I didn't find out until just recently she was also in the hospital at home fighting he own battle. Even with a lung function in the twenties she was more worried about how I was. I didn't know why Michelle would always talk to her in the hallway and not in my room when she called. She told Michelle not to tell me she was in the hospital so I wouldn't worry about her.
We did play some great pranks on each other. My best was wrapping a necklace I got for her at Christmas in a refrigerator box. I thought she was going to kill me! LOL! She got me back by having Big Bird show up to my 16th birthday party. There are still pictures of that floating around almost 23 years later. Nothing like having to dance with Big Bird for your birthday.
We even tried to get my neighbor, Grandma Cole to trade her Mom and Dad houses so she could live next door and not across the street. You see she wasn't allowed to cross the street alone. We dug up Mom's flowers and tried to sell them to anyone who came down the road. One year we had a carnival in her front yard to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. I think we were about 9 years old then. We got a letter and picture from Jerry Lewis for that. She was battling CF and wanted to raise money for MD.
I may never fully get over loosing my other Big Sis. My heart hurts and feels like there is a huge hole in my chest.
Her name is Regina Kay Meyers-Grizzle 1-2-1971 to 12-5-2009 She was an angel on earth and now an angel in Heaven.

Bill

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   Posted 12/7/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Bill, I feel your loss. I'm so sorry. It sounds like you had some great times. Remember those times and she'll stay in your heart forever. (((hug))

Denise, thank you for your kind thoughts. As the days slowly approach I find myself doing nervous eating. I've gained 7 pounds! I'm trying to keep my hands busy to keep from eating. My nephew sent me a puppet pattern (with no directions) and a letter pleading for me to make him a puppet for him to use in the church's puppet team. I've been working on it for two days now and completed it a few minutes ago. All it needs now is a shirt. I used to make puppets years ago in my late teens for church so it wasn't too difficult to do.

Now I need something else to do so I won't nibble. :)

Joy

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   Posted 12/7/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill,
What a blessing Regina was to you, and I have no doubt that you were a blessing to her as well. That type of friendship is rare, and your feeling of loss will be with you always. You can cherish the many memories you have--I am sure you'll think of her every day. It is so hard to deal with a loss like that...it is frustrating. You want to fix it, like you can fix most things that go wrong. This is one thing you can't fix, no matter how hard you try. I remember feeling like that when my mom died. She and I were extremely close. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her. She is with me always. Still, it's unsatisfying--I want here here--I want her to talk back to me when I talk to her! It's a sad fact of life that we all have to face.
Blessings to you and to Regina's family. Your love and caring is a fitting memorial for a friend who was obviously a very, very special person.

Kitt,
I also have a herniated disk, and am dealing with hip pain at the moment--caused by my back. Try to be careful not to sit more than you have to. Do you know how to do extensions against the wall? I try to do them as much as possible. Once you have a bad back, you can't get away from it.

You're right about how much harder it is to deal with emotional issues--they're not cut and dried. You can't put a band aid on your feelings and make them better. It's a long process, and requires a lot of patience. I'm glad you're not trying to do it on your own. Hang in there and stay in the NOW! We're rooting for you!

Barb,
I thought you still have asthma flare-ups when your stomach acts up. I'd had lots of stomach flare-ups with no asthma increase. This is the first time that they coincided. I'm hoping it's a coincidence, but I doubt it. Oh well...we'll see. We do have stomachs that aren't any fun. My doctor is afraid to give me anything to take by mouth for fear he will get it going.

Well, I've got to write up my student teacher's evaluation, so I'd better get at it.
Take care one and all!
Denise

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   Posted 12/7/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, you made me cry. I know exactly how you feel. It made me think of my dear friend Rob I lost this year. I loved hearing your stories about Regina. What a wonderful friend and what a history you had. It will get better but you'll have your moments. Just keep talking about her and cry when you need too. You'll get through it and I'm here to support you like you did for me when I lost Rob. Take care and hang in there.

Denise, my asthma does flare from my stomach when it's bad and I have a lot of acid coming up. My allergies and being sick can make it act up too. Try taking the carafate to get it back under control. It really helps with my stomach. I take it 3 times a day. I'm still in a battle with my leg rash. It's driving me crazy. I was trying to hold off until I go for my preop. I might see if my lung doc will look at it tomorrow. I also need to give in and go see the pain doc again about my tailbone. I don't have any time to go to doctor appointments so this is driving me a bit bonkers. Oh well it could be worse and I am still so grateful that the asthma is under control. I hope you can get your's back under control along with your touchy tummy.

Hey Joy, stay out of that kitchen. Lol. I know what it's like to be a nervous eater. I am nervous about my surgery especially because it is so far away and at a strange hospital. I'm just trying to stay busy and not think of it though. Try concentrating on holiday things or a favorite hobby. Hang in there I'm keeping every one in my prayers. Ok time for bed. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
Meds,calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, zinc, Proair, Amytryptaline 15mg, Advair 500/50, albuterol nebulizer soluition, Ambian, pepcid, carafate, nexium, Zertec, Hydrocodone, cyclobenzedrine,


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