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#1 peanut

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:32 AM

Hi Friends,
You wanted updates... here it goes.
We just got back from the ER. Last night I heard something pop in my mid-right lung area, then extreme pain. I doubled my pain medication to 10mg, took ibuprofen tried to sleep, then called Dr. Burt this morning. (Dr. Burt heads up the transplant program & is my doctor here in Chicago.) It hurts sooo bad. On a scale of 1-10 it’s a 12! He said go to the ER. A chest x-ray showed I fractured my rib. The ER doctor had to report back to Dr. Burt; I begged him to tell Dr. Burt I'm okay for transplant. I'm so worried that he won't think I’m ready for transplant. It takes about 2 weeks for my rib to heal which is plenty of time to be ready for transplant. So I'm on pain meds and rest. No more touring the city… sad.

Time to rest,
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

Oh Peanut, I'm so sorry! I do hope this doesn't postpone the transplant. Were you doing something to cause your rib to fracture? Hang in there girl.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:15 PM

Peanut,
Enough already! No more sickness, no more accidents. Stay PUT! I truly hope this doesn't affect your transplant. I'm so sorry this happen. You certainly didn't need anything else on your plate.

Breathe easy and minimize your movement. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:25 PM

ooh, baby. That sounds really nasty - I hope it will heal well - sending healing thoughts. Like Janey and Sweet said, hang in there an take it easy. Love and hugs.
Warm wishes,
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#5 Sheryl

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:39 PM

Peanut, I am thinking positive thoughts for you. I would think that you would be almost healed by then, yet a bit sore maybe, so you should have no reason to be left out of the stem cell program. Think positively. Your glass is full but not overflowing. It isn't empty or anywhere near that. So, be a good girl and find things to do in and around where you are staying to occupy your mind and hands. Notice I didn't say mouth. No pigging out on chocolate. Ok! Go ahead. You deserve it. Keep us informed. Sheryl
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#6 Annie N

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:26 PM

Owwwww! I know that broken ribs hurt A LOT!!! My husband had one several years back, but the good news is that he was up and running in a short amount of time. So I'm hoping you'll be okay for transplant.
Feel better soon and just relax and let that rib heal up quick!!
Smiles and good thoughts,
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:15 PM

Oh Peanut - Ouch! What did you do?

I'm so sorry you have this to deal with now. Like the others said, stay put young lady! Rest, heal!

Keeping you in my thoughts.

Love ya,
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 05:37 PM

Peanut, I'm so sorry that you fractured your rib, try and rest
and take it easy, I know easier said than done.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:11 PM

Take care. Sending you my best wishes. Good luck.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:31 PM

That rib does sound painful! Take care peanut, Im thinking of you.

Susannah x

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:06 PM

Hi Peanut

I am very sorry to hear about your broken rib and hope that you take it very carefully so that you can be fit & well enough for the transplant.

Thinking of You

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:43 AM

Hey Peanut,
That has got to hurt! Hope you heal quickly and will be in good shape to start your transplant!

Healing hugs...

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:00 AM

Sorry to hear that Peanut! Wow, that must have really hurt. I'm praying for you and throwing all positive vibes your way. You will get that transplant!!! Stay positive.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:03 AM

Hang in there Peanut,

Sending healing vibes your way!

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:16 AM

Aww Peanut I'm sorry to hear about this.. I hope you're feeling better now and you'll be ok for the transplant. Just rest and take it easy will ya? :)
Lots of love,
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:19 AM

Dear Peanut:

You have come too far and waited too long for this to hinder your getting your transplant. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope that you will heal fast and will attain your long awaited wish to get the transplant going. Please let us know how you are doing.

Stay strong and warm hugs.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:22 AM

Oh, Peanut......why would that have to happen now?!?!? Keeping you in my thoughts. Thank goodness you are already in Chicago. Like Barefut said......Stay put and rest.

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:47 AM

Keeping you in my thoughts and sending you...

BIG, soft {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and wrapping you in cotton puffs...
until you can get done what needs to be done, Peanut.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:20 AM

Please send more good thoughts my way as... I lost my wallet today.
Just one more thing... Oh well :blink:
They did a blood draw on me today... 14 vials!
I feel like a bumbling, clumsy science experiment.

take care,

peanut

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#20 Sheryl

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:53 AM

Peanut, Hopefully, you will remember where you might have lost your wallet. Maybe, some nice honest person found it or a store or restruant owner is holding on to it for you. Now, you have to back track. At least hopefully, it wasn't stolen. You are in my thoughts. And you are suppose to be resting your ribs. Humm! Its hard not to be out and about. Take care. Sheryl
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