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Old 09-03-2008, 04:05 PM
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Update on Gram and Cam

I guess I'm a poet and didn't know it... "Lame"

Gram was back in the hospital with some very painful colon probs. She was only there for one night, and then sent back to my moms again. She loves to be at my moms, but my feelings are that they are sending her home too quickly because she is old and taking up a bed. I know that sounds awful, but I cannot help how I feel.

I took care of her today after I took my mother for a proceedure that was going to leave her drowsy for awhile.

Gram is barely eating, nothing yesterday, very little today. It is very hard for me to grasp that it may not be much longer.

As far as Cam, my son, he has spent the last two days home from school. He is still having pain from his kness down on both legs, the swelling comes and goes. We had him back to the doctor yesterday and there is still blood in his urine, even though all weekend he drank tons of water. He is pale, dark under his eyes, dizzy, weak and fatigued. They took several more blood tests yesterday and he will be going for a kidney imaging this weak. OMG Im scared, but staying strong.

My fibro is still acting up and I am having problems with the IBS and shingles. My shingles do not get out of hand because I take a preventative dose of acyclover (sp) 2 each day. I am doubling doses know and they are still breaking through.

Thank you all for your prayers, and please continue praying.

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I've heard that God never gives us more than we can handle Suzette, but boy He sure pushes us sometimes, huh? You've got amazing strength, I wish I had 1/2 of that. Prayers going out for you and your loved ones.
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Thanks for the update....will keep you all in my prayers.

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I've heard that God never gives us more than we can handle Suzette, but boy He sure pushes us sometimes, huh? You've got amazing strength, I wish I had 1/2 of that. Prayers going out for you and your loved ones.
God never gives us more than we can handle. But I wish he didnt trust me so much. Saw that last night.

Still sending prayers. Hang in there.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:29 PM
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It's so hard when you have to wait for tests and just wonder what is going on. I hope you get some answers about your son's problems very soon.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:34 PM
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I don't know if you know this but the shingles really "breaks out" on you when you are in stress. You have to find some time for you to destress. It sounds like you have too much on your plate now and your body is letting you know that it's time to rest up. Is there any way for you to take mini-breaks until you can get some relief?
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:53 PM
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kj3880 - I know I have alot on my plate, but taking a break now would add to my stress.
I do know that stress activates shingles. Last ime I was really sick with them all over my back was shortly after I quit drinking. I remember thinking WTF shouln't I be feeling better now. LOL

I guess we just have to take the good with the bad.
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Yep. I guess so. I'm sorry you can't take a break. Do you even get time for a long bath w/candles and magazines? I'll tell you, they expect so much outta us gals, don't they?
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That is one thing I insist upon is my evening bubble bath, almost every night.

It is my escape!
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:14 PM
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Im so sorry about Cam, I hope he gets better soon. As far as your grams and being sent home prematurely from the hospital, I will save my tirade against the health care system, Im too tired. Prayers going out to you all.
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Hey TM - I have to agree with Felly on this one! That really sucks regarding your gram. Hopefully this health care system will change soon, but I am not going to hold my breath. I am still praying for your gram and your son and of course, you! Very proud of your determination and your strength.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:42 PM
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(((((((toomutch)))))))

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Still sending you prayers! Hope they find out something soon with Cam-I know the feeling
that can arise from "the waiting".

Keep taking that bath! Light a few candles and shut off the lights-and breathe!
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Dear Toomutch your love of life, and for others, and yourself as well, is so awesomely beautiful, inspiring, real and tangible You're a real hero!
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Wow Robby! Thanks!

That made my day a little bit brighter. You're so sweet!

As well as the rest of you. You keep responding to my posts on this subject matter, it means so much to me.

I woke up in a real funk today, and as always you're posts help me out.
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Update on Cam.
He went to school this morning but came home after 2nd period, in pain.
He is having his renal ultrasound today at 4:00. His doctor is wasting no time in treating him, so hopefully answers will come quickly.
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Do keep us posted. I'm setting a time for meditation at 3:00 pm for you and Cam. You're on MST, right?

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Old 09-04-2008, 12:16 PM
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(((Toomuch)))

I'm glad his doctor is not dragging this out forever. I know you're scared, but remember...you're not alone. SR prayers and hugs work wonders.

Hugs and prayers!


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