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  1. Annie20

    It's been two years today

    Hi Miocean, Happy 2nd anniversary!!! I wish you the very best that life offers and you will forever be in my thoughts. Take care & (((hugs))) :emoticons-i-care: Annie
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    Photo Section

    Hi Jo, Thank you for responding. (((hugs))) Annie
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    Photo Section

    Hi, How do I comment in the photo section? :emoticons-thankyou: Annie
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    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Happy Valentine's Day Shelley, Jo & all members. :) (((hugs))) :happy1-by-lisa-volz: :emoticon-hug: :emoticons-group-hug: Annie <3
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    Surgery #1 out of the way (Cervical Stenosis)

    Hi Jeannie, I'm delighted your surgery went well. All my best for you for the year 2012 and beyond. :) Take care & hugs :) Kind Regards, Annie
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    Splitting up

    Hi Lynn, I'm so sorry with your break up. My thoughts will be with you in this difficult time. You will be missed in chat and let the healing process begin for you. Hugs! Kind Regards, Annie
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    Surgery Done

    My Dearest Sweet Susie: After talking to you on chat last night and having my daughter come home from college, what more could I ask for! ;) :happy-day: What a relief!!!! As each day goes by, hoping you'll feel better. Have a nice get together with your loved ones throughout the holidays. :happy1-by-lisa-volz: Take "special" care & warm hugs With Love, Annie
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    How many 'ologists do you have?

    Hello Amanda, Miocean, Judyt & Jo: I have three - cardiologist, rheumatologist & pulmonologist. I have an internist, but no such thing as an internologist. lol Take care & hugs Annie
  9. Hello Jo, Sweet, Amanda & Buttons, :) The last time I was weighed is visiting my rheumatologist July of this year. I was very pleased at the results. (96 lbs. a petite person & only 4'10"). Unfortunately, it gave me the excuse to eat a little more than I should. :( Now I'm afraid to weigh myself. Oh no!!!! I will avoid being weighed until I see my pulmonologist in Feb. 2012 and try to behave which won't be an easy task. Lol Take care all & hugs Annie
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    Hi Shelley, Thank you! Very interesting -- learn something new every day. Yes, I would consider using emoticons a hobby. They are so cute! :) Take care and hugs, Annie
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    I don't know if this would be considered a hobby, but I love to socialize whether it being chatting or skyping with on-line friends. :emoticon-dont-know: A gift of gab. :P I enjoy reading the daily newspaper, novels, (1 of my fave author is Jodi Picoult), listening to classic rock and putting together large quantity jigsaw puzzles. :) Annie
  12. Hi Jo, Not sure what happened, I made a comment on Zumba, but it disappeared. :( I commend you for taking this up. Before Kendel went off to college this fall, she was trying to pursued me to joining her amongst other young skinny 19 and 20 year olds. I don't think so; I am also uncoordinated, but I do love the Latin music, it's upbeat and peppy. Enjoy and have fun! Take care and (((hugs))) Annie
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    Forums Upgrade Done - Now Time for Tweaking

    Hi Shelley, In Susie's chat this morning I made a comment to her and Jo, "I love the new look of the forum!" I'm excited to peruse over it. Thank you very much for working so hard and diligently for this new and exciting transformation. I would also like to thank other people who also worked with Shelley. I deeply appreciate it. Shelley - Annie
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    Ileostomy next week!

    Hi Summer - Best wishes on your ileostomy. Please post when you feel up to it and let us know how you're doing. Take care Annie
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    It's official!

    Hi Jeannie, Thank you for sharing this exciting news! :emoticon-congratulations: Take care Annie
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    Two years on ISN forums!

    Hi Jo, Congratulations on your second anniversary! :emoticon-congratulations: I am honored to be your friend and you have helped me with medical issues when I was worried and didn't know what to do. You eased my anxieties. :emoticons-thankyou: Thank you my "dear friend" (((HUGS))) Annie
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    Which Proton Pump Inhibitors?

    Hi Fragiledancer, I was diagnosed with diffuse systemic scleroderma in 1998 and my rheumatologist prescribed Prilosec once a day which I was continually having problems with indigestion. Then she increased it to twice a day,. It worked for a short period of time then lost its effectiveness. I was on it for six months, switched to Nexium once a day, then increased it twice a day and to this day, have not had any issues, except the annoying and tiresome ongoing cough. :( Best wishes on your results of your endoscopy and PH tests. Take care :) Annie
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    Hi Vickie, I will be thinking positive thoughts! :emoticons-i-care: Please let us know how you're IVIG treatment went today. Take care and gentle hugs, :emoticon-hug: Annie
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    Music Soothes The Savage Beast

    I love all types of music. For a group, I enjoy Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx Supertramp, Pink Floyd, a few Rolling Stones, Doors, etc. There are more, but can't come up with them. My favorite musical is Sound of Music, Julie Andrews is awesome! Fave male is John Denver and Neil Diamond Fave female artist is Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. :happy-day: Annie
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    Hi Loki, What a handsome kitty! Thank you for sharing. :emoticons-thankyou: Annie
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    Congratulations to Jo Frowde

    Hi Jo, Wow!!!! Congratulations!!!! I am ecstatic for you!!!! :emoticon-congratulations: Susie & Shelley, May I join you in Jo's celebration? I promise I won't step on your toes. :P :emoticons-line-dance: Warm and gentle hugs, Jo. Annie
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    Making money while on SSDI

    Hi Sweet, Best wishes on your part-time job. I'm very happy for you. :) Annie
  23. Annie20

    Too silly~

    Hi Jeannie, My 10 1/2 yr. old female Yellow Lab, Sunny would be in heaven catching carrot pieces or anything else she can get her paws into. :rolleyes: Thank you for sharing. Annie :VeryHappy:
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    Hi, I started a new thread. I felt this is a continuation of the ulcers and calcinosis. Today my husband and I saw the certified hand surgeon and I am elgible for botox to increase blood flow in hands. On July 7, Thursday, we will see my rheumatologist. who is a research scientist. Her expertise is scleroderma and I will get her feedback and opinion on botox. I see her on a yearly basis. Has anyone had experience with botox for this? Annie
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    Thank you so much for responding Jo, Buttons & Susie. You all have been so very helpful to me and I deeply appreciate it. :emoticons-group-hug: Jo - I will be reading the Digital Ischemia you provided. My rheumatologist suspects it is, but wants to be sure, so she felt the x-rays would be conclusive. Buttons - I feel my rheumatologist is an expert when it comes to various types of scleroderma. She is a research scientist specifically for scleroderma so I feel that I'm in very good hands with her and I trust her, most importantly, my husband Mike has high regards for her also. Susie - Oh my goodness! Am I ever relieved! I've lost sleep over this since I've spoken to the hand surgeon. It is nice to have a second opinion and know that my rheumatologist is an expert in her field when it comes to scleroderma. :emoticons-line-dance: Special hugs to you all! :emoticon-hug: Annie