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Old 06-26-2017, 06:12 PM
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Lexie's No-Freakout Thread

So tomorrow I meet with the surgeon, got a PET scan scheduled for the next day, and I'm looking forward to getting this show on the road.

Since I have no idea how fast any of this will happen, and I have a lot I'm doing to get ready for this event, I wanted to start this thread. My hospital provides "invitation only" patient web pages for updates, and my dear friends Anvil and honeypig have agreed to keep my peeps here updated on my progress while I'm in the hospital.

I'm planning to bring my iPad (which I will watch like a hawk--I had my wallet stolen last time I was in the hospital to give birth; the wallet was found in the men's room and by the time I reported the credit cards someone had already used it for hundreds of dollars in limo rides and jewelry purchases), but I have no idea how I'll be feeling, whether I can post coherently (god forbid I make spelling/grammar/punctuation mistakes!).

Anyway, as there is any news that's fit to print, hp and Anvil can post updates here. Hopefully my stay will be short and uneventful. I've got a friend who will take me to the hospital and bring me home, and my neighbors (who will take care of my cats, as they always do) will be around to help me with anything I need at home.

I'm feeling more and more ready--still taking care of a few personal details, but it's all coming together. It gives me a sense that I'm controlling what I can and should--there is enough that is out of my control.
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:27 PM
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Do please keep this board updated. I have only been here a short while, but I already have great admiration for your insights and wisdom. I think medical mysteries are Serenity Prayer territory.
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Hi Lexie

Best of luck to you!

Your compassion, wisdom and knowledge will be greatly missed while you are away on "medical leave" from SR.

Prayers sent and continued prayers promised for you and your medical team.

Take good care of yourself!!
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the SR force is WITH you! i promise as a trusted member of the Lexie media, no FAKE NEWS!
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Originally Posted by AnvilheadII View Post
the SR force is WITH you! i promise as a trusted member of the Lexie media, no FAKE NEWS!
LOL, good. No conspiracy theories, no Russian hackers, no Wikileaks, no "alternative facts."
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prayers your way lexie!
fyi, if ya havent had a PET scan before( ive had about 15 or so), the crap that gets drank beforehand- i think it was barium? the flavoring makes it taste AWESOME!!
ive tried vanilla, moccha,banana, and cherry before settling on moccha.
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Hi Lexi,
You will be in my thoughts and prayers! I wish I had some words of wisdom to share with you. But, having been on both sides, the healthcare professional and patient, all one can do is take it one day at a time, and don't jump to far ahead!

Take good care!!!
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No conspiracy theories, no Russian hackers, no Wikileaks, no "alternative facts."
Какие российские хакеры?

Wishing you the best. You'll be in my thoughts, even the Google Translate Russian ones.
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Good thoughts coming your way.
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What, no tweets?

You're a star and I hope you know that.

Sending you a monster hug and my very best.
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Wishing you the very best Lexie.
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Originally Posted by Ariesagain View Post
What, no tweets?
i don't tweet. Can you imagine loquacious lil ol me saying ANYTHING in 140 characters?
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Originally Posted by PuzzledHeart View Post
Какие российские хакеры?

Wishing you the best. You'll be in my thoughts, even the Google Translate Russian ones.
Товарищ Лекси на твою маленькую игру.

Not perfect. I believe it should be Товарищa.
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Ooh, one more problem solved. Found a wire mesh safe bag I can lock to bed in my room. It will even accommodate a laptop, which I don't want to bother with, but perfect for iPad, phone, headphones.
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Best wishes Lexie!
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LOL, good. No conspiracy theories, no Russian hackers, no Wikileaks, no "alternative facts."
What are facts, anyway? Aren't they subject to change by the moment? Sigh.

You are in my prayers Lexie, I know you'll come out of this with flying colors! You will be missed.
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Originally Posted by LexieCat View Post
Товарищ Лекси на твою маленькую игру.

Not perfect. I believe it should be Товарищa.
This is what insomnia gets you. A fall into the Russian grammar hole.

https://answers.*****.com/question/i...2051751AA79jsg

And since we're talking about all things Russian anyway, I'm going to destroy what respect you may have for me and provide you this video for your amusement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LrUTzijqz8
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The grammar link didn't work. I actually took three years of Russian in college but I don't remember much--I CAN sing "The Old Gray Mare Ain't What She Used To Be" in Russian, recite the alphabet, phonetically read it, know some dirty words (thanks to a professor who worked for the CIA guarding defectors by taking them to strip clubs).

As for cool tunes in Russian, I'll take Regina Spektor any day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nysh61DI32w
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I thought my Dutch language was enough. You Russian speakers put me to shame!!!
Prayers ascending for you this morning, Lexie. I will look forward to you posting again in 1st person.
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And since we're talking about all things Russian anyway, I'm going to destroy what respect you may have for me and provide you this video for your amusement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LrUTzijqz8
O.M.G. It's honestly hard to tell whether that is intended to be as bad as it is, or whether it's supposed to be straight. Russians don't seem to be known for a fine-tuned sense of high camp, so I'm afraid it's the latter.

But for sheer inspiration, it's hard to beat this: Uplifting
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