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#1 peanut


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:14 AM

I am back in action and I just so thankful for your kind thoughts and notes.
I have had my stem cell transplant and while in the hospital
I got an infection and ended up spending three months in a coma where I then had two strokes.
I am back now and working my way down the long road to recovery.
I am still not very good at typing but I'm lucky to have such a good
looking husband who can type at a third grade level.

Hugs, Peanut

You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:36 AM

Oh Peanut, welcome back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I followed your recovering as most here via your website. And your friend was so helpful in giving us more details.

You are incredible and we have missed you so very much!!! I have tears in my eyes as I type this - it was so great to see you post.

Love you!!
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:38 AM

I am thrilled to see you posting again! You sound like your old self which is just awesome! We have all been very worried about you and this extended silence, but we also knew what you were going through. I can say how happy I am to see that you're back! I look forward to hearing more about your experience and your continued improvements.

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#4 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:00 AM

Oh Peanut!! Welcome back! Can you stand about a million hugs? We've been storing them up for you!

Everybody is going to be just thrilled to hear from you - you can't imagine how much you've been missed.

Biggest hugs, warmest wishes, and much love,
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#5 debonair susie

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:46 AM

Oh peanut, I am so happy to read this...you have been so missed, believe me!

Those who know and love you have kept you in their loving thoughts, patiently waiting for your return...to us!

Continue your trek as you heal and get better.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:22 PM

It' s so great to hear from you Peanut - missed you and your humour so much.
Lots of love Lizzie

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:33 PM

Well Peanut, it's sooooo great to see you actually post (although your friend kept us updated quite well), we've missed you terribly!! :) :) :) :)

I never had a doubt you'de make it through but I sure wish you didn't have to contend with the infection fallout on top of the transplant...you've been in the heart of all our thoughts, I'm sure of that and thank goodness that's now behind you. I'm so glad to hear that you are recovering more and more every day and feeling stronger all the time. I'm sure it won't be long before you push that good looking husband of yours over to the side just a little so you can take over that keyboard ;) Welcome back!!
Sending good wishes your way!

#8 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:46 PM

Hi Peanut,

I'm thrilled that you are back on Sclero Forums, at long last!!!

Many of you don't know that Peanut has been back as an ISN Artist for a few months now and she is as delightful as ever on the phone. If you don't have a Forums Avatar yet (the picture next to each posted message), you can select an avatar from your "My Controls" link that is in the yellow bar at the top of every forums page.

In my controls, look for "Avatar" settings and follow the instructions. You'll see each avatar lists the artist. To get a "Peanut" avatar, select any image that is by Lisa Volz.

Mega welcome back, Peanut -- it seems like nearly forever that we've been tracking your stem cell transplant progress and, admittedly, worried like crazy about you.
Warm Hugs,

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:52 PM

Peanut it is fantastic to see you back posting on the site and like Lizzie says we've missed your sense of humour. I also look forward to you coming back into the chat room.

Lots of Love


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:25 PM

Hello Peanut

I joined when you were having your transplant so don't actually know you. I read about your progress and intersted then read your own website.

You have been through a lot but have come out the other side of it, clearly you have a lot of support here. I hope you eventually recover to that pre sclero state...normal. :)

Take care.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 01:39 PM

I wasn't feeling so hot this evening so I figured I check out the forums. You have made my day! It is so great to have you back. You have been in my heart as I have read about your struggles. Keep on improving!

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:26 PM

Hi Peanut!!!!
It is so great to see you back and posting!!! We've all been so concerned for you. Glad to know that you are well on your way to a total recovery.
Welcome back.


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

I am happy to see that you are back with us once again. I am happy you have been helping others with stem cell knowledge. You are a champ. Take care of yourself and visit us as often as you are able while recovering. Best of wishes and many hugs are coming your way from all over the world.
Strength and Warmth,

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:05 PM

Peanut !!!

Oh, WOW !!! I am sooooooooo happy I went on the forum tonight!!! Welcome back, Peanut, welcome back!!! How is the other lady (sorry, I forgot her name) who had the SCT the same time.....do you know how she's doing?

Take care, Everyone.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:25 PM

Peanut, It is so good to see you back!!!

Big Hugs


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:42 PM

Hello Peanut,
Blessings to you (and your good looking husband, too)! Keep up the good work! Pokey

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 04:31 PM


Welcome back in all ways. It is nice to see success. Came to the forum while you were having the stem cell done and read the posts from your friend. Thanks for keeping us posted.

With gentle thoughts,

A happy heart is good medicine.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 06:06 PM

Hi Peanut,
Welcome back!
Hope you can recover fast.

Kind regards,


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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:23 PM

Oh, it is SO good to see you back, Lisa (and your hunky husband, as well). Much love and as many hugs as you can handle, sweetie. :D
Warm wishes,

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:04 PM

Dear Peanut,

It is so great to see you back!! You are amazing!! Wishing you continued good health and lots of hugs too!