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Old 07-10-2008, 05:38 PM   #3071
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Barbara I hope you feel better soon, DH and I were both sick like that on Chrstmas Day!

Tanya I'm verry sorry about your MIL it must be very difficult.... I've been following along but not saying anything because I never know what to say to even try to help someone feel better....
Maybe your friend has the same issue? I hope so....
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:58 PM   #3072
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Jeez. I don't check this thread hardly ever.
So let me say I'm sorry about your MIL TanyaK.
Loss is loss, no matter what the relationship.
And don't feel guilty about your mom. We can not choose when God needs us. And we'll always feel it's not the right time. Prayers for you and your DH, today, and for the funeral tomorrow.

B.L., I hope you feel better soon. Flu or food poisoning, not good. But force yourself to keep hydrated. You need to flush out all the baddies as much as possible. Plus it
helps keep your fever down.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #3073
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Thanks! I have 2 big bottles of water with me, and I am drinking as much as I can. I rarely ever get really sick. When I do, it really takes its toll on me. We're trying to get ready to go on vacation, and I want to be completely over this.

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Old 07-10-2008, 07:15 PM   #3074
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tanya, honey, I'm so sorry about mil. she at peace now and you dh will get through it with you and his siblings. god bless

Barbara, drink all the fluids you can. I take Zicam liquid when I get sick, and it kicks it right out. I do daytime and nightime. Works wonders for me, I hope it will for you, if you try it. Get some rest.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:35 PM   #3075
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very sorry about your mother-in-law. mine has been gone for years but she was really close to me.

barb get your well on. lol. seriously hope u feel better.

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Old 07-10-2008, 08:00 PM   #3076
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Thanks! I have 2 big bottles of water with me, and I am drinking as much as I can. I rarely ever get really sick. When I do, it really takes its toll on me. We're trying to get ready to go on vacation, and I want to be completely over this.

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get some tea and toast in you and stay in that bed..If you aren't better in several days call the doc or go to the er..Good Lord girl rest for a change Please!!!
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:05 PM   #3077
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MIl finally passed away on Tuesday - we've been expecting it but it's still sad. Ironically it was on the same day that my mom had her tumor removed so in a way I'm so glad that my mom's (hopefully) going to be OK but feel guilty being happy because Adrienne's mom didn't survive the same illness. This whole thing is just so unsettling for me - after 13 years together our mothers gets diagnosed with brain tumors within months of each other. MIL passes away the same day my mom gets operated on successfully and her funeral is the day of Adrienne's birthday(tomorrow)
Anyway I'm digressing (and depressing you all -sorry) - in times like this it's amazing how your friends react - I've heard nothing from a friend who I've always seen as one of my closest friends who I last spoke to when my mom was diagnosed - not a call. mail or sms to find out how it's going - that made me sad. On the other hand I've had more casual friends who have been in contact so regularly to find out how it's going and being really caring which is great. Anyway I suppose what I mean to say is that you realise who your true friends are in times of crisis.
You surely have had your hand full..I'm so sorry that all I can do is tell you I understand and offer you good thoughts and prayers..Your friend who hasn't called or written..She just might be unsure of what to say..For some it's so hard to speak up ..We are afraid of saying the wrong thing and hurting you..Then again this as hard as it is shows us who our true friends really are.Hugs,good thoughts and prayers for all of you in your time of sorrow.
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Barbs, keep your butt in bed......that's where it belongs..........and you need to be getting some rest, too.......Dr. Debs says it certainly sounds like the flu, too, esp. with the aches and pains and fever..........and Zicam is the most wonderful product ever.........and lots of vitamin C, and zinc, and echinacea also are helpfull.......there all products out there with all 3 combined.......stay in BED!!!!
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I hate doctors sometimes!! The ER and Cardiologist were WRONG! I just wanna cry! I have CHF after all. Totally reversable and not severe, thank god!! The new doc calculated my weight gain, now at 204, to be approx 2 lbs a week of fluid gain a week for the last 5 months or longer, since feb. is when I saw cardiologist. He TICKED that my BP and pitting was never addressed for underlying causes. It was pretty much just chalked up to me being fat and that is it. I am overweight to begin with, but, now, obese as I am 5'3"!! I am on meds now too. Still on Coreg, now on Lasix and Klor-Con.
PLEASE let this work!!!
Stacy, I'm so sorry. This must scare you to death. As far as weight gain, don't be surprised if you drop 20+ pounds in the next week or 2. When my brother was diagnosed with CHF, he was in the hospital and dropped 42 pounds in 1 week - all fluid!

Now, girlfriend, I'm talking to you like a mom. Today is the day you have to start putting yourself first until you get this under control. Be clear with your family that you are now fighting for your life. Don't downplay this, because it's serious business and your family loves you very much and will come through for you. Yes, you can reverse it but not if you don't take serious steps to care for yourself. That means preparing foods that you have to eat to get healthy, even if it's not what hubby and sons like or are used to. If they want something else, they can step up and make it for now. Also, you need to have ample time for your exercise program. Once your heart has been struggling, it's vital that you strengthen your heart muscle again. So no more trying to work in exercise between cooking and cleaning. You come first right now. I'm saying this because I think it will be the hardest change of all for you - learning to say no.

You are really important here, too, and we don't want anything happening to one of our own. So if you need help, here's the place to come. And a big hug from me to you.
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Stacy, I'm so sorry. This must scare you to death. As far as weight gain, don't be surprised if you drop 20+ pounds in the next week or 2. When my brother was diagnosed with CHF, he was in the hospital and dropped 42 pounds in 1 week - all fluid!

Now, girlfriend, I'm talking to you like a mom. Today is the day you have to start putting yourself first until you get this under control. Be clear with your family that you are now fighting for your life. Don't downplay this, because it's serious business and your family loves you very much and will come through for you. Yes, you can reverse it but not if you don't take serious steps to care for yourself. That means preparing foods that you have to eat to get healthy, even if it's not what hubby and sons like or are used to. If they want something else, they can step up and make it for now. Also, you need to have ample time for your exercise program. Once your heart has been struggling, it's vital that you strengthen your heart muscle again. So no more trying to work in exercise between cooking and cleaning. You come first right now. I'm saying this because I think it will be the hardest change of all for you - learning to say no.

You are really important here, too, and we don't want anything happening to one of our own. So if you need help, here's the place to come. And a big hug from me to you.
Thank you!
Little scared about it, but, he said it isn't severe and is completely reversible as long as I do what he says and stay on the meds and this healing diet. Its strict too! I can have any of the good stuff anymore well, good to my mouth, bad for body. Now I know the reason for the swelling { even in face, hands and stomach} chest pain, fatigue, all of it! I never really looked at what CHF is until now. I knew some of it from what people told me to look at with what I was doing, but, desn't really matter until you are told you have it. I don't have coughing other than a little every once in a while, no phlegm at all. The breathing is only someitmes. I can walk 10's and get tired, other times, I can walk a mile, no problem. This too shall pass, right? I will get better and never be on meds again and lose weight too.
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