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Old 12-31-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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Too all my DC friends I just about check out permintly Tues PM
I have not been feeling good for the last three weeks, If I stood up I got dizzy if I done any thing stress wise I could not get a deep breath so I went to the VA Tues afternoon and talked to my Nurse and she hauled me off to Emergency and the fight was on. My Bone Marrow has QUIT producing blood. after 3 blood tests I was told I had about 24-36 hours to live if I had not checked in to the hospital, they gave me TWO units of whole blood and a bunch of other IV drugs and put me to bed in isolation nobody could come into my room with out a gown and a mask.. I was released this afternoon with instructions to be back on Fri morning for more tests and be back Monday for a bone morrow biopsy. So I am taking it easy. Goning to watch the rose bowl parade and the games.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Oh, Dave, what ominous news. I'm sending all the love, prayers and support I can. Please don't check out "permanently." Keep us apprised of your condition. We love you. Enjoy the parade and the games tomorrow.

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Old 12-31-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:00 PM   #4
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Please don't check out for good, Dave!! Come and tell us sometime that you're good. I will pray for a full and quick recovery!! Please, let us know how you are doing.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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Oh no, Dave! I'm horrified! How are you feeling right now, my friend? Are you still dizzy when you stand up? Do you have everything you need? Please, please, please take care because we love you and don't want to lose you. Also, please check in here whenever you can to keep us updated. Big hugs and strong prayers coming your way.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:06 PM   #6
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Your angel was working overtime Dave. Thank goodness you got in when you did. Recover quickly, and Happy New Year, I'm glad you got to see it!
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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I'm glad you got medical help when you did Dave. Please take care of yourself. I am praying for you.

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:20 PM   #8
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WOW! Hang in there Dave! My thoughts and prayers will be with you!
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:25 PM   #9
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Dave, I'm stunned to hear that. Hang in there, the docs will take good care of you.

Please keep us posted.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #10
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Dave, take it easy and come back when you are feeling better. You will be missed while you are gone.


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