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Old 05-23-2008, 07:52 AM   #2421
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I feel much better today. I was able to hold supper down, and did drink some fluids, although pop and beer probably aren't the best choice for fluids. I'll drink a gatorade here in a little bit. I only got about 5 hours of sleep overnight, but with all the extra sleep I got yesterday, it's no biggie.

I'll have a busy day at work today, getting ready for the Friday rush, plus finding out where everything is after someone else worked my line last night.....
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Katie and Allen: I hope you both feel better soon.

We got some bad news here in our area that our water system underground has been contaminated for years and can potentially cause leukemia to residents. I'm really freaking out! I've been attentive watching the news but haven't heard anything else about it. Apparently, the news channel anchors are getting it tested and will advise of what they really found underground the water system. I am afraid for my parents live in the area that's supposedly contaminated.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:59 PM   #2423
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Turns out I had appendicitis. I went in Wednesday, they sent me to the ER around 5pm, and then I waited for them to get to me. DW went home around 10pm, and not half an hour later they said they were operating for sure, right now. They called her but she was too tired to drive back. They were done around 3:30am, and I was able to call DW later that morning and let her know what room I was in. She stopped by briefly on Thursday evening for a quick visit, they had told us I might be going home that night but instead held me over till today. Well today DW was working in a northern suburb when they released me, so I had to walk home.
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wow! Sure glad you're back at home. GET SOME REST!
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Okay. Update. My arm still looks like Popeye's but it seems to have stabilized. Still...I want to take a wire brush to it to scratch. But I won't.

Got up this morning and really didn't feel like doing anything, so I took a Benadryl capsule and went back to bed. Seemed to help.

No more swelling so I think I'm on the mend.
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Okay. Update. My arm still looks like Popeye's but it seems to have stabilized. Still...I want to take a wire brush to it to scratch. But I won't.

Got up this morning and really didn't feel like doing anything, so I took a Benadryl capsule and went back to bed. Seemed to help.

No more swelling so I think I'm on the mend.
My best friend had the same problem, she did go to the doctors and he told her to take the Benadryl. It took a few days but the swelling finally went down. I think hers was a spider bite.
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My best friend had the same problem, she did go to the doctors and he told her to take the Benadryl. It took a few days but the swelling finally went down. I think hers was a spider bite.
Thanks, JoAnn. I'm pretty sure mine isn't a spider bite because I took the "stinger" out of my arm as I came into the house. Same thing happened when I was stung in my right calf about a month ago. It's bug heaven here. Almost an identical reaction. Ice is helping, too.
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Turns out I had appendicitis.
Mav, I am really sorry to hear that. You have had your share of health concerns lately. I am praying for a speedy recovery. And hope that it wasn't a long walk!!!!

But do you think I can send my daughter down to you and you can take her to your hospital (say she is a relative or something)? We took her to another hospital today because she was only able to do a half shift yesterday at work and her doctor told her she would get to see a specialist faster at the hospital. The doctor was much more thorough but couldn't call in a specialist because the tests all came out negative for appendicitis (even though he also agress that the symptoms indicate it). We have to take her back Monday for another ultrasound.
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Turns out I had appendicitis. I went in Wednesday, they sent me to the ER around 5pm, and then I waited for them to get to me. DW went home around 10pm, and not half an hour later they said they were operating for sure, right now. They called her but she was too tired to drive back. They were done around 3:30am, and I was able to call DW later that morning and let her know what room I was in. She stopped by briefly on Thursday evening for a quick visit, they had told us I might be going home that night but instead held me over till today. Well today DW was working in a northern suburb when they released me, so I had to walk home.
Ugg.
Praying for your speedy recovery. My goodness, how far did you have to walk?
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Turns out I had appendicitis. I went in Wednesday, they sent me to the ER around 5pm, and then I waited for them to get to me. DW went home around 10pm, and not half an hour later they said they were operating for sure, right now. They called her but she was too tired to drive back. They were done around 3:30am, and I was able to call DW later that morning and let her know what room I was in. She stopped by briefly on Thursday evening for a quick visit, they had told us I might be going home that night but instead held me over till today. Well today DW was working in a northern suburb when they released me, so I had to walk home.
Ugg.

Wait a minute. I'm sorry, nothing against your wife, but, I would NEVER leave my husband in the ER alone!! Nor would I have left him to have surgery alone! It is unthinkable to me. And for you to have to WALK home after any surgery is just crap!! I'm sorry Mav, maybe there were circumstances that caused all of this. Could her job not let her off to be with you? If not, I would be looking for another job, NOW. What is going to happen when there is a life or death situation? Appendicits can be also.
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Stacey, I was a bit wrapped up in my own stuff, but I totally agree with you. When I had major surgery a few years ago at a hospital about an hour and a half away (making DH about 3 hours from his teaching job), he got a sub and moved in with my Dad. He did all his marking and stuff while I was sleeping but he never left my side until I was out for the night and he was back first thing in the morning.

Mav, again I have nothing against your wife, and there are circumstances, but the walking home part more than anything isn't acceptable. At the very least couldn't she arrange for someone else to pick you up and stay with you until she got home?
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Wait a minute. I'm sorry, nothing against your wife, but, I would NEVER leave my husband in the ER alone!! Nor would I have left him to have surgery alone! It is unthinkable to me. And for you to have to WALK home after any surgery is just crap!! I'm sorry Mav, maybe there were circumstances that caused all of this. Could her job not let her off to be with you? If not, I would be looking for another job, NOW. What is going to happen when there is a life or death situation? Appendicits can be also.
I was wondering the same thing. Why at least did you not take taxi?
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Dear Lord, these wonderful people in here are under stress, concern, upset, illness and tragedy, among other things. I pray now, that You grant them all the things to make them well in all ways and bless them with whatever it is they're going through. TYL................Amen.....

My actual prayer was much longer and more detailed but let's always lift each other up. We all need help and support.
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Dear Lord, these wonderful people in here are under stress, concern, upset, illness and tragedy, among other things. I pray now, that You grant them all the things to make them well in all ways and bless them with whatever it is they're going through. TYL................Amen.....

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Just to clarify, it is about a 45 minute walk home. DW could have come picked me up, but it would have taken her a couple of hours to get to the hospital. I did not have my wallet on me (DW took it with her), so I could not pay for a taxi. The hospital does a taxi service, but they did not think to call ahead, it was a three hour waiting period.
It was faster for me to just walk home. Our biggest problem is we have no one to watch the kids, so two are home alone and the 3 year old is running around the ER while DW is literally falling asleep in the chair. Sending her home was the best thing to do at the time.
It is what it is and we make the best of it. That being said, I have never left her in the ER or hospital alone, ever. But this is her small business and she has to juggle it and her choices the best she can, and I supported her.
It can be rough, there are no vacation days, no sick days, no paid time off. If she doesn't work, we don't eat so to speak. She has a lot on her shoulders right now, I just wish I could help her out more or at least get her some help for awhile.
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Mav, I am really sorry to hear that. You have had your share of health concerns lately. I am praying for a speedy recovery. And hope that it wasn't a long walk!!!!

But do you think I can send my daughter down to you and you can take her to your hospital (say she is a relative or something)? We took her to another hospital today because she was only able to do a half shift yesterday at work and her doctor told her she would get to see a specialist faster at the hospital. The doctor was much more thorough but couldn't call in a specialist because the tests all came out negative for appendicitis (even though he also agress that the symptoms indicate it). We have to take her back Monday for another ultrasound.
Originally they did not think it was appendicitis either, since I had these very same symptoms back in February about three weeks before the heart attack. So, to be thorough they gave me the barium drink, waited two hours, and did a CT scan. They were able to look at the entire abdomen then, and everything was fine except the appendix.. it was ready to burst.
One of the reasons they said for the pain being in other areas not just over the appendix was that it was possible for the appendix to develop a small leak instead of rupturing. In this case it would spread an infection throughout the entire abdomen, thus confusing the symptoms.
I would have them do a CT scan, and run the possibility past them. If all else fails send her down here, we can take her to Cook County and while she will be there all day and part of the night, it is free and she won't leave until they find and solve the problem.
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I'm sorry, but, I just had some info comfirmed, I said I didn't want to say anything until I knew more. Well, there is a VERY good chance that I will be a Grandma in December.
Unfortunately, the mamma will be the cheating girlfriend of my youngest son. She is still with the best friend she cheated on him with too. I will say, that no matter who the mamma is, if the DNA shows my boy to be the dad, I don't care who the mamma is. The baby is innocent of any wrong doings and will treated just as it is, MY grandbaby. I'm waiting to here from her on myspace. Right now, until that test is made, it will be the boyfriends in my mind and my son is not going to take responsibility, due to legal reasons. The due date is December 10. If test shows him as the dad, that baby will be spoiled to death, I can say that!!!
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That's a tough spot for all of you to be in...but you're right that baby is innocent and should be loved and spoid no matter what!

How does your son feel about being a parent??
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That's a tough spot for all of you to be in...but you're right that baby is innocent and should be loved and spoid no matter what!

How does your son feel about being a parent??
He isn't thrilled about who the mom is, but, he is friends with them again
That may be a good thing now. At first he said, Heck no, that kid is not mine, I don't want anything to do with it. I talked to him though and told him that no matter what, if it is his, he has to be a man and that baby is innocent and has no choice who it's parents are. If he created it, he will take care of it. He's a whole lot better about it now. Of course, he is still hoping that it is the friend's, but, is ready to take responsibility for it. He is definately not financially able, but, if it is ours, it will NEVER go without anything it needs or doesn't need
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Stacy I admire how you, and your son are handling this. The baby IS the innocent party and from what you say in your two posts I almost hope it is your son's because it sounds like the child will have half a chance! I am praying for all of you.
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