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Back From A U Of Mich Visit

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#1 Vee


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Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:46 AM

Hi All,

I just got back home from my quarterly appt. in Ann Arbor. My doctor said she is bored with me, and that she meant that in the best way! She said there really isn't anything she can do for, or that there is anything wrong with me that she needs to do anything for! Aside from a pain med once in awhile, I had to fess up to cutting my prednisone in half since May 1, and she said that's good enough, now I can stop taking them all together! Yeah! Always love to take a med off the list, but she warned me that I may fing myself needing it again, come winter due to the cold and what that does to our sclero bodies. I asked her what she felt about me getting my knees "cleaned out", and she said it was a good ides, since I've had that particular pain since before my diagnosis of sclero.
So ya' all stay positive and know that you can beat this thing, I plan to be here for a long time to come. Now I just have to take care of my dad, he had a heartattack last week and is in tomorrow for a triple bypass! BooHoo! Please keep positive thoughts for my dad and his doctors.

Thanks for always being here! I'll let ya's know how surgery goes.
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Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:09 PM

Oh Yippee!!! Great news! I sure hope you continue to feel well after getting of the prednisone. I will be sending good vibes your way!
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:14 PM

Vee, I'm so glad Dr. Schiopu is getting bored with treatments for you. Hopefully, the flare ups you have been having are now put to rest. I'll be thinking of you and your family while your father under goes surgery tomorrow. I haven't been downriver since the last time I saw you. I will get in touch with you in the next couple of months for a visit. All is well on my end. Hugs! to you and your family. Sheryl
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:25 PM

Hi Vee,
Great news!! Hopefully you won't have a flare for a long time and you can stay off of the prednisone.

Best wishes to your dad for a speedy surgery and recovery. Don't let your self get worn out.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:30 PM

That's wonderful! Boring is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I send good vibes your family's way during your dad's surgery and recovery.
Take Care!

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 04:29 PM


This is good, good news for you. Take care of yourself so you don't get bogged down in flares again.

I'll keep your dad and his doctors in mind along with you and your family. Do let us know how things go for him. All the best.

xoxo emmie

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 07:18 PM

What good news for you.So glad you could get off the prednisone,on the other hand my internist wants me to talk to my rheumatologist about me getting back on as the heel and ankles are inflamed as are my wrists.I hate thinking of being back on it.I will be keeping your dad and YOU in my thoughts.Please take care of yourself during this time with your dads surgery you know what stress can do.Warm hugs for all .Mary

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 08:54 PM

Hi, Vee. So glad to hear you are boring. Medically, of course, as you are anything but. Good news about the prednisone, too. I am sorry to hear about your dad's hearth problems. I will be thinking positive thoughts for him and sending hugs for you, so you can keep stress free during his recovery.
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 04:20 AM

Hey Vee!! I ditto what all the others have said. It really is great that your doctor is bored with you!!

I will be sending good thoughts your way. Please do let us know how his surgery goes.

(((((( Vee, Dad & Family )))))))

Love ya,

P.s. I will gve ya a call soon to catch up some more.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:59 AM


Boring is great. I love boring visits to the doctor. I hope coming of prednisone will be positive. All my best wishes for your dad. Susie54