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Old 08-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #5251
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #5252
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Addie, we're thinking positive thoughts for your daughter.
Thank you to both of you. What is so upsetting right now is that they went through the cancer thing with her husband. When they found it, they gave him three months at the most. He has been in remission for more than five years to date. But she is remembering all the hard days that she went through with him when he was getting chemo. Sitting by the bedside when he was so sick. Sitting in the hospital for hours while he got the chemo. And she knows what she is facing. But I think what is scaring her the most is what it did to her husband. It has left him in really bad shape. He is in constant pain. It takes him more than an hour to get out of bed each day. And his thought process is really out of whack. And everyone sees it along with him. He can't stand for more than a few minutes. And to make even the simplest decision is so difficult for him. She is afraid that she will end up like him. Then who will take care of the both of them.

He is terrified that he is going to lose her. He keeps crying every so often. That isn't helping her any at all. And all the company that keeps showing up is draining her of her strength. My daughter and her husband need time alone to abosrb all of this. I haven't been to see her since she got home from the hospital. She has enough company. But I do call her each day. And she knows if she really needs me I will come in a flash. Her daughter has moved home. But she is starting nursing school and will be busy with her studyinig. Her son lives downstairs and is doing what he can. He works full time so he is not home during the day. His girlfriend who lives with him has been helping with the cooking. God bless her. She is not the worlds best cook, but she is trying.

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. Thank you everyone. It really helps me to know I have so many folks that care. This has been a shock to me almost as bad as when my youngest daughter was murdered. I am over the worst of it and am ready to face what ever comes. She is my first born. I will not lose her.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #5253
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Having my morning coffee

Then off to the shops to get a few things
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #5254
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Addie, you are awesome! PF, listen to her - you will be fine (but you have my love, hugs, thoughts prayers too!)
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I know you studied hard for this test, PF! Hope all is well!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #5255
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I wasn't the test but the results I am anxious over. I just laid there and the tech looked at my heart with ultrasound...no treadmill, thank goodness. The hardest thing I had to do was hold my breath a few times. Now is the real hard part...waiting for the results. Once again, the tech said nothing. But at least I got to watch most of it this time.

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Old 08-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #5256
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I wasn't the test but the results I am anxious over. I just laid there and the tech looked at my heart with ultrasound...no treadmill, thank goodness. The hardest thing I had to do was hold my breath a few times. Now is the real hard part...waiting for the results. Once again, the tech said nothing. But at least I got to watch most of it this time.

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Well, I am certainly glad you behaved yourself during the test. Otherwise I would have had to send you to bed ALONE and told you to turn over and face the wall.

I was surprised to hear that the ultrasound for my stomach was not so good. I thought it was just going to be a waste of time. I just went to humor the doctor. Silly me. But then when I went for the cath lookysee, it wasn't as bad as the ultrasound made it out to be. So in the end it was all for nothing after all. And yours will come back with good results also. Stop worryinig.
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But, but...if they have to give me a pig valve...I'll never be able to eat bacon again!
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #5258
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But, but...if they have to give me a pig valve...I'll never be able to eat bacon again!
Dad got a pig valve. Did him well, and he did love him his bacon!

Oh, PF, sure hope things work out!

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Dad got a pig valve. Did him well, and he did love him his bacon!

Oh, PF, sure hope things work out!

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Just anxious, not freaking out. Hopefully they'll let me know early tomorrow what the results are.
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Just anxious, not freaking out. Hopefully they'll let me know early tomorrow what the results are.
Be sure to let us know either way - we are here for you your Ogreness, you know that.
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