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stkitt
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   Posted 3/2/2012 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
The Road to Success is Always Under Construction  Part 1 of 1
 
This thread replaces The Road of Life...............  Link to Part 9 of the Road of Life:  http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2286588&p=10
 
The way to succeed in life is to double your failure rate. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Failure is the tuition you pay for success. We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.  Believe in yourself; you can make it!
 
How do you deal with difficult times? uncertainty? the challenges you face? an unknown future? changes? coping with the pressure? balancing work & life?  This thread is for you, the members, so share your feelings and your successes that you deal with in your life.
 
Kindly,
Kitt

~~Kitt~~
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"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship" ~ Louisa May Alcott

Post Edited (stkitt) : 7/14/2012 2:06:31 PM (GMT-6)


Marcello
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   Posted 3/2/2012 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting OP, great quote!

Personally, I tend to cope with life stress by capitulating to within an inch of absolute despair, bizarrely chortle a little while I'm in nihilistic stupor, then rise again after adequate distraction. Sometimes I can effect great solutions for the soluble difficulties. But for the insoluble ones, distractions have to, and do, suffice :)

stkitt
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   Posted 3/2/2012 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Posted 2/29/2012 5:47 PM (GMT -6) by couchtater
 
Thanks Cme, the vet gave me some for him. It does work good. We miss Jerry, but the house is quieter since he's been gone. He was a very loud talker and troublemaker with the other cats.
Joy

stkitt
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   Posted 3/2/2012 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Posted Yesterday 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   by opnwhl4
 
Kitt-

We will make you a techie yet!


Well had my epidural yesterday for my dumb ribs. He had a very hard time getting into the space. He said it was smaller than a mm. He also said something about possible stenosis starting. Right now it feels like a cork screw was twisted in my spine. He said it would be sore for 3 to 4 days. I follow up in 3 weeks to see if it helps.
Funny thing about the procedure.... They give you an IV to help relax you. Well they decided to give me Propophol(sp). I have had so much of this stuff with scopes and surgeries that it usually takes quite a bit to work on me now. Even with a scope they give me quite a lot and I take a long time to get tired and wake up way before they figure I would. So anyhow, he gives me 1cc and after about 5 minutes the nurse asks if I am feeling relaxed? I tell her Nope, not at all. In fact my ribs hurt a lot. Her reply was, Hmmmm usually that amount makes people relaxed and tired, well just don't look at the needles. LOL! Like with all the things I've gone through a couple needles are gonna scare me!

Take care,
Bill
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/2/2012 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Posted Today 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   by mudmagnetmum
 
Hi everyone

Hope the treatment for your ribs gives you some relief Bill, Propofol is what Michael Jackson was using shocked Definitely supposed to be good stuff. Having said that Medazolam has very little effect on me, so also the premed stuff, so my last scope was under GA! Hope you're feeling better.

Kitt, thank you. Hope you're having a good week. Sorry to hear about your ***** cat and yours too Joy. I still miss my cat - died 2010 aged 13. Of course the mudmagnets wanted a kitten, which I agreed to but was convinced I would have no affection for since I missed my old cat. Needless to say she won me over in about an hour as she's very affectionate and I practically have to wear her round my neck when I come home from work!!

Doing my best to ignore my GERD........ seems to be along for the ride wherever I go.........


MMM

stkitt
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   Posted 3/2/2012 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Everyone - I kept my promise and is the place to come,   hang out and create our next chapter in the daily lives of  the members of the GERD/Heartburn Forum.    wink
 
 
Glad to see you join this thread.  Don't wait until you are within an  inch of absolute despair to come here and laugh and cry with us.  We are a great distraction and the members that have posted here have learned so much from each other ! 
Bill,  Yup,  I am a techie in training -  LOL yeah cool turn smurf .  Microsoft may soon be courting me to leave my home and family and come and join their team. 
 
Ouch,  I am sorry your ribs are driving you round the bend.  Tell me did that dose of Propofol  turn you into the King of Rock in your neck of the woods.  devil I am like you, it takes a lot of drug for conscious sedation but what works best for me is Versed. Remind the next Dr. that orders IV sedation for you that you generally take a larger then average dose before they start to work on you. 
 
Thanks again for posting to the member in A&P who was looking for info on PTSD.
 
 
Everytime I read your name I have to laugh as it tickles my funny bone.  Hurray for the mudmagnets, they won again.  My GERD seems to have calmed down after last weekend's bout but I find each day I run into new life challenges and so I work hard at staying in the moment. 
 
To each of you, I wish you a special weekend and do something nice for yourself - just for you.
 
Gentle hugs to each of you,
 
Kitt
 
 
~~Kitt~~
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opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/2/2012 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
MMM and Kitt-

I am hoping this will help the ribs, but I am cautiously optimistic for any relief since the last epidural didn't help any. He has many more tools as he says to try and get me relief. He really did a great job with my wife's neck muscles and discs.

Kitt, I am definitely gong to be sure they know I tolerate the sedation meds too well.

We got a 1/2 hour mini blizzard here today. 3 inches in 30 minutes of very heavy wet snow. Then rain, snow, and rain again. Had to go plow the slush of the drives so it won't freeze into a thick sheet of ice tonight.

Take care,
Bill
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/3/2012 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning All,
 
I would like to ask each of you to offer your thoughts and prayers for the many victims of our Midwest States struck by the devestating storms yesterday and the day before. There have been so many heartbreaking news stories this week so join me in remembering these people in need.
 
With kindess regards,
Kitt
 
 

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   Posted 3/3/2012 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
They have my thoughts and prayers.  So sad...

couchtater
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   Posted 3/3/2012 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
It's so sad. My thoughts are with them.

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daddypig
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   Posted 3/3/2012 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt

Thank you for your quote, on the other thread. I like the 'face your demons and go bravely'. I see my ent on weds for two pre-ops. Not as serious as my nissen but still a bit daunting. Still I feel ashamed. I sat with a friend in thurs as he heard the bad Big C news.. They will operate and he is scared, I will help best I can, it certainly puts my own issues in perspective! Hope you are doing ok

Kevin

couchtater
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   Posted 3/3/2012 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Kevin, My sister told me a quote several years ago and I was fortunate to find a bumper sticker recently saying it....

"Put on your big girl panties and deal with it"

It's becomed my matria (sp?) in facing my recent diagnosis of Lupus.
Joy

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   Posted 3/3/2012 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
The "nature" events of the past few days have been devastating for so many in the Midwest. My heartfelt prayers go out to them. I am also sending prayers for the people who are waiting to hear about their loved ones who live in these areas that has suffered so much damage..

I have felt the fear that these storms can cause... My daughter and granddaughter live in Nashville, she frequently calls me late at nite during the spring, and tells me she and Abby are in the hallway sleeping because there is another warning. My middle son and family and great grandaughter and family live in Northern Kentucky and they are in the path that these storms are taking of late.
I know that they have felt that fear also.. when we had the back to back hurricanes here in south central Florida back in 2004 ( hurricanes Frances-cat 2 36 hours and Jeanne cat 3 about 12 hours) there was no telephone communication here at all, the cell towers were down and electric was off, I finally got in touch with my daughter through OnStar in a friends car. When I got in touch with her at work, as soon as she heard my voice she broke down and cried.. it had been 2 days that she did not know if we were ok or not.

Please everyone, send out healing, comforting, caring vibes for all the souls affected by the storms, they so need it. cry

After the storms.. the Sun will Shine again

Sandi

dencha
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   Posted 3/3/2012 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't even imagine how scary it is...I remember once they were tracking a tornado near us (we rarely got anything resembling a tornado, plus they're very small) and I really panicked.  My heart goes out to those affected.
 
We've had high winds all day, but nothing like that.
Blessings to all,
Denise

mock turtle
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   Posted 3/3/2012 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Liz, Sandi, Denise, Kitt i read what you wrote recently

and all my friends here going back

thank you all for keeping me in your thoughts and the kind words on these pages

i dont write much but continue to read

im struggling with awful tinnitus and i dont feel like i can be very positive at this time

but reading is good and i follow how you all are doing

im hopeful that in a few months i will "habituate" to this latest round of tinnitus, and then i will be able to hear myself think again!

best wishes...really! and hugs
mock turtle

joe1619
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   Posted 3/4/2012 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
bill can i ask why u had 3 wraps so close together.  all same surgeon are u better  thank you

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   Posted 3/4/2012 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe,

Are you going to try and get your NF tighter? How many wraps did you have so far? When was your wrap done? Do you not think it is tight enough?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/4/2012 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Joe-

Here is link to my basically whole story. It's attached to one of the resource threads at the top of the 1st page also, thanks Kitt!

www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=45&m=2337138

I did have 3 different surgeons for my nissens. I would have had both redos done by the same one, but he was angry about them tearing my esophagus down here and he refused to treat me at Chicago because they did it here. So my thoricic surgeon who did my lung surgery 4 years ago did my last redo.

Take care,
Bill devil
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LocalGuy23
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   Posted 3/4/2012 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill,

How does time play a role in the function of the wrap? Does it get tighter when the swelling goes down?

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/5/2012 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Max-
It depends on how it heals. As it swells it doesn't function quite right, but usually after the swelling subsides it functions better. I wouldn't say it gets tighter, just works better.

Take care,
Bill
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/6/2012 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning All,
 
I was not online yesterday as I was sick.  Feeling better today and hope to be around to catch up on everything.
 
Hugs,
Kitt

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   Posted 3/6/2012 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-

Glad you are feeling better!

Bill
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/6/2012 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Afternoon,
 
I promised myself to get back here today and post to all of you.  Here I am wink .
 
Denise,  I got your email but I did receive an email from a member who may have been the one you posted to and I emailed back.  Thank you for alerting me.  You know me well and yes, I would want to help anyone that has fears, anxiety, pain, feeling down or whatever their concern is.
 
How about in your next email you shoot me a new picture of you handsome grandson ?  I would love to see a new one. 
 
Bill,  Thank you for your kind thoughts.  Yesterday was a 1 on the 1-10 scale of feeling bad.  I refused to ever resort to scoring myself in the negative zone.  Life can be like a ship wreck but I will not forget to sing in the lifeboat.
 
How are your ribs feeling, Bill.  I hope you have gotten some pain relief as you deal with so much.  Sending you special thoughts and good wishes that this is a good week for you.
 
MT,  I am so sorry you are  still dealing with the tinnitus ~ there is lots of room in my lifeboat if you want to join me.  You know we are always here and we are not going anywhere so read/post when you can.  You are family here.
 
Sandi,  I can imagine how worried you get about your daughter and family in Nashville when the storms are in their area.  My daughter lives only a mile from us and when we have a tornadoe warning I am on the phone immediately to make sure she knows that bad weather is upon us.  My youngest son lives 22 miles straight west of us so monitor all storm watches and warnings in the metro area. 
 
I am always proud of how people come out and help during any disaster we have in this great country - floods, storms, earthquakes,  and of course 911.  We are a people that come together in times of need. 
 
I could share many stories from working in the ER when local folks  would step up  and help people from out of town who were in a car crash - such simple things like taking home the patients dog until family members arrived.  Taking in a couple to spend the night  because their car was  totaled  in an accident and they had had no money to stay in a hotel - their family lived 24 hours away.  The thousands of little stories that are never in the paper but mean so much. 
 
Joy,  It is spring break time in our area so my daughter is gearing up for lots of business at the kennels. When is spring break for you ?    I am taking your quote to heart - "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it".  I know that I have to work really hard right now at dealing with my disorder and that I will be OK. 
 
Max,  I do so hope that you will begin to feel better and better.  I know it feels like time is standing still when you want so bad to just feel good and enjoy life but keep on believing that you will heal and life will be better.
 
Kevin,  I know you will be a huge comfort to your friend.  Just knowing someone is with them helps people face huge challenges.  Many people with cancer don't ask for help as asking makes it real and they want so badly to be in control of their lives.  Ask your friend a specific thing re what you can do for them - sometimes just sitting with them and encouraging them to talk about whatever they want is a huge gift to a cancer patient.
 
I lost my Dad to pancreatic cancer and my closest sister to ovarian cancer.  My hubby had prostrate cancer but surgery was successful.  Your friend is lucky to have you in their life. 
 
MMM,  Hey you,  I know your out there.  I read some of your responses this morning to the members - how did you get so smart ? 
 
To everyone,  I wish you peace and happiness. 
 
Gentle Hugs,
Kitt
 
 
 
 

Post Edited (stkitt) : 3/6/2012 1:01:23 PM (GMT-7)


opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/6/2012 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt-

The epidural seems to be helping some. Any relief is good. Still hurts at times when I bend or twist, but not when I am just sitting still anymore. I am guessing that;s a good sign.

Take care,
Bill
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mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 3/6/2012 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah Kitt, I learnt from you of course!

I try to chip in when I can - am just on the verge of a return to proper paid work after 8 years of being a full time mum - so if you don't see me some days it'll probably be because I've fallen asleep in a corner somewhere! Hopefully my 2 little mudnagnet fellas won't be too cross with me on the days they have to go to after school club!

Hope everyone's having a good day today,

MMM
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