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Hey All,


Well it's been a whirlwind of a week! Dad had his surgery on Friday. They did a quadruple instead of a triple, but said that the veins harvested were in great shape. He was ornery the next day, which I did warn the nurses about, and they assured me that he was true to form!!! :P When I snuck in to see him that day, he was sound asleep, sitting in a chair with his untouched meal in front of him. So I just left some crossword puzzles on his bed for him. I went back yesterday with one of my daughters, I thought seeing her might buffer his temper a little. I made her hide in the hall first to see if it was safe to bring her in. I gave him two cards that my youngest girls had made for him, heeheeheehe! That did the trick, he asked where the girls were, and I brought Cami in from the hallway, which made him smile. I did learn that he was bad that morning though. He got up and went to the bathroom on his own, which he was not supposed to do, and of course, he fell. Smacked his head. The nurse put some ice on it and said the bump went down right away. The first thing he told me when I walked in that morning was "Nessa, they pushed me down!" lol, what a smarty pants. So his joking and stubbornness to do for himself is a great sign. I talked to the physical therapy nurse, and she said that she was going to refer him to do some rehab, but for me to not be surprised if he is turned down by insurance, because he is "too strong"!! The doctor told me that my dad was "very strong" for a man of his age. I even noticed a change in his color right away, he wasn't so gray looking, more pink and healthy. So I hope this will give him a new lease on life, and that he can follow some simple changes to make life a little easier again.


Phew!!!!!!!! I'm exhausted. My doctor told me to expect some muscle soreness coming off the prednisone, but oh my! I felt like someone beat the livin' daylights out of me Saturday. So I've been just vegin' out around the house tryin' to catch up on some rest.


Thank you all for your kind words and positive thoughts! I KNOW it made all the difference in the world!


Make sure you all take care of yourself and keep positive thoughts in your mind all the time! I'm convinced that is what has gotten me this far!


much x's and o's to you all!

Happy people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have!


Warm and Happy to you! Vee

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Hey, Vee - that sounds wonderful. You must keep those sweetening tactics (and your daughters) in your back pocket so he can heal well and get into a (hopefully) healthier lifestyle. I will try to keep positive thoughts, too.

Warm wishes,



Carrie Maddoux

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Hey Vee,


So glad that dad is going to be ok!! I have been thinking about you and your family and was happy to see this post.


I will keep your family in my thoughts.

Hugs xoxo





If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.


Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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Hi Vee,

I am so glad to hear all went well with your dad!

Thanks for keeping us posted.


Hope your soreness goes away soon and your body will adjust to the change in meds.




Lisa Bulman

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