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#21 Annie N

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:41 AM

Truman - wishing you a quick recovery so that soon you'll be feeling better and comfortable at home.
Hope you feel better soon...
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:16 PM

Ryan thank you for letting us know about your mom.

Tru I am sending you lots of wishes of getting better soon. You take care and get better soon. Sam
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 01:47 AM

Hope you feel better soon honey! Sending warm and special wishes your way.

Lots of love
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 02:00 AM

Tru,
Sending healing thoughts your way... HUGS! Hope you are on the road to recovery....

Hugs,
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PS Ryan thank you for letting us know...
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Posted 03 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

Get Well Soon!

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Posted 03 June 2008 - 07:40 PM

Thanks Ryan for letting us know about your mom being in the hospital.

Tru, I'm thinking of you and sending healing thoughts. Get well soon.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:02 AM

Hi Truman what a great son you have hope you get better soon love Lynn

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:58 AM

Just a short note to such wonderful friends....I came home today, but extremely tired and tough getting up and down right now and a bit shaky. Hospital mistake caused a couple of extra days on the cardiac ward. Will post more as I get a little strength back. Wanted to thank all for the caring and thoughts that are constantly shown on this forum. The support is so important in all aspects of things that affect our lives living with this illness.

Love,

Linda
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:15 AM

Thinking about you, I hope you are well soon.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:42 AM

Hi Linda ,

So glad to hear you are home....there's no place like home, there's no place like home.......especially when it comes to recuperating!!! Give me my own bed any day over a hospital room.

Will keep you in my thoughts,
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:07 AM

Linda, I am glad to hear that you are home! I hope you will soon feel better!
You will be in my thoughts!
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 03:28 PM

Hi Trueman,
Take it easy and don't rush it. It took me 2 weeks after I got out of the hospital to regain my strength. I paniced and thought it would never come back - it did. It was nice to get the note from you son given our recent dialogues about our children.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:29 AM

Linda,

So glad to hear you are home! Rest, rest, rest, and let us know when you are feeling better!

Take care,
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:45 AM

Dear Linda,

Well... here I am, late as usual... But, please know I am wishing you the very best and hope you are back on your feet and feeling better very soooooon!

You are missed here, we love you and look forward to hearing from you when you are up to it.

Sending loving hugs your way{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

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#35 debonair susie

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:49 AM

tru,

It was so good to read your message... after I got the other one already sent :rolleyes:

Work on getting your strength up and we are anxious to hear what that hospital did to lengthen your stay :huh:


Thank you to Ryan for letting us know that you were in the hospital... great son you have there, Linda ;)

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:38 AM

Tru,

I am so glad you are home! I hope you are getting better and stronger each day. You are too special and needed with your good advice and thoughts.

Warm hugs,

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:18 PM

Hi friends:

Really good day today. Still a little difficult to stand, but breathing almost back to normal. Thursday I was at the point of passing out and went to the doctor who immediately ordered me to the hospital. My skin was peeling in layers, red, hard and my back arched with pain. I had an allergic reaction to Levaquin and toxic shock syndrome. Blood Pressure was 47/25 and body temp 96. I was put in ICU and pumped with fluids. What the doctors and I had not realized was that I had been on water pills for quite a few years but had stopped recently due to finding the culprit for the hives (again Levaquin). Not taking them at the moment, I had not listed them as current meds and doctors pumped me with bags and bags of fluids. On the day to go home, I woke not being able to breath. The fluids had taken over and I was sent to the cardiac unit and put on oxygen. That extended my stay another three days and while I'm still trying to expel the fluid (21 lbs.) from arrival to hospital, I went home yesterday. That is what is presently causing the difficulty in trying to get up and stand.

The good side is that while there, I met the third partner of the podiatrist group. He said he heard from the partners of my never ending saga of the healing of the amputation area and took a look. They have a wonderful wound care facility at the hospital which is covered by my insurance and he operates out of there. Due to all the antibiotics and prednisone intravenous during my stay, a good deal of healing took place and he feels if I begin at the wound care center next week, there may be no need for a skin graft :) . The amputated area is already starting to close. I start next Thursday.

I want to thank you again for all your warm thoughts and well wishes; they truly kept my spirits high and got me through this rough patch. Tears came to my eyes with every warm thought.

Linda
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 06:05 AM

Oh, I am so sorry on what you had to go through. You must have been so very scared. I'm glad they were able to get everything straightened out and you are on your road to recovery. There is no better place to do that than at home. Please take it easy. I hope you feel better each and every day and that the hives are a thing of the past, along with all the other problems.

Warm hugs,

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:24 PM

It is so good to read your post, , Linda.

You have really been through the mill, but it seems things can look up when we least expect it. I'm so glad you had the good fortune of getting lined up withthe wound care center. I'm also glad that your toe is showing improvement and that you probably won't need skin grafts... that's a good thing!

It's really scarey... how different medications can affect folks differently. When Levaquin caused you horrible problems... it helped my husband so much. Yet, a different antibiotic he had used... he really reacted to. As a matter of fact, the hospitalist told him it could be fatal to him, if he were to take it again.... THAT got our attention!

Linda, I feel so bad that you have been through so much... and yet, I am relieved that it sounds as though things are on the right track for you.

I hope you are getting plenty of rest.
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

I have been out of town seeing my Sclero specialist so I am just "cathcing up". Tru, I am sorry to hear about your hospitalization, but am glad to know you are home. You're in my thoughts!
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