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whirlway

Update On My Sis!

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She finally got out of the hospital after 34 days. She is still going to physical and ocupational therapy, but is doing much better. She doesn't have to use a walker any longer, but is using a walking stick our dad made for her a long time ago. She said it really helps getting in and out of the car.

Thank you all for your 'good thoughts' during this difficult time. She still has a ways to go to get back to 'normal' after the brain surgery, but for the most part has a good attitude. She gets a little crabby withme, but at least she is 'still above the sod' as she puts it, so that is ok by me. There were times when I wasn't sure she was going to pull through, but she is a fighter, that is for sure.

~whirlway

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Whirlway,

It will still be a couple months of therpy and doctor apts for your sister. She won't be able to move in with you for awhile yet will she? I hope you can get her settled in with you before winter. I have been thinking about you and that long drive to spend time with your sis. I am happy she is above the sod also. Great News. Just what I needed to hear this morning. ( Smiles ) Sheryl


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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What a difference a few hours can make. My sis called me @ 7:30 this am and told me she was back in a different hospital, a place where I am sure she will get good care and they won't try to kill her. Come to find out, the other place had put her on meds that could cause another seizure and also cause the horrible headaches she has been having. I have complete confidence in this dr. He has been her dr for a long time and it is too bad she couldn't have gone to the new place first, but she had no choice where the ambulance would take her.

 

And to top things off, she didn't go by ambulance this time but did ask her significant other to take her to the hospital. He said he just didn't have it in him to drive her there, so she called her best friend and she took her. Needless to say, I am furious withthe guy, but won't say anything, not wanting to make matters worse. Whew, I just have to get this off my chest, and channel what little energy I have left into something positive for my sis. We are traveling there this week-end, so will make more plans to get her out of this mess. We, my sis and I, are thinking assisted living until she can move in with us. At least that way she won't have to be around the SO.

Thanks for listening to me and my rants, and for your continued support.

~whirlway

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I can't believe that her SO treated her that way. Shame on HIM! Glad to hear that she's in a much better place (above the sod) and getting the care she deserves. Hope you have a great time this weekend with your visit. :D


Take care and stay warm,

 

Michelle

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WOW -Things do happen fast! Thrilled to hear that your sister is doing better, but not so happy to again read that she's back in the hospital. Hopefully, this new place will take better care of her so she can get out soon. At least she's with a doctor that knows her and her history. As for the SO - shame on him! Sounds like a very good time to make a chance with that situation.

 

In spite of her health problems, you're sister is a lucky woman to have you.

 

Big hugs to you both,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Whirlway,

Aww, you are a wonderful, caring sister. I am wishing your sister a speedy recovery and as far as the significant other goes, may he always have to eat frozen dinners for the rest of his life.

Take it easy and thinking of you.

Jennifer

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Whirlaway,

I am so sorry that things changed so quickly! Your sis is very lucky to have you and hopefully the significant other will be out of the picture soon. Please remember to take care of yourself through all of this.

 

Positive thoughts still coming your way.....

 

Hugs,

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

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(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Assistant Manager

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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