peanut

update from chicago

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Hi Friends,

You wanted updates... here it goes.

We just got back from the ER. Last night I heard something pop in my mid-right lung area, then extreme pain. I doubled my pain medication to 10mg, took ibuprofen tried to sleep, then called Dr. Burt this morning. (Dr. Burt heads up the transplant program & is my doctor here in Chicago.) It hurts sooo bad. On a scale of 1-10 it’s a 12! He said go to the ER. A chest x-ray showed I fractured my rib. The ER doctor had to report back to Dr. Burt; I begged him to tell Dr. Burt I'm okay for transplant. I'm so worried that he won't think I’m ready for transplant. It takes about 2 weeks for my rib to heal which is plenty of time to be ready for transplant. So I'm on pain meds and rest. No more touring the city… sad.

 

Time to rest,

peanut


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Peanut,

Enough already! No more sickness, no more accidents. Stay PUT! I truly hope this doesn't affect your transplant. I'm so sorry this happen. You certainly didn't need anything else on your plate.

 

Breathe easy and minimize your movement. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

 

Big, big hugs,


Janey Willis

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ooh, baby. That sounds really nasty - I hope it will heal well - sending healing thoughts. Like Janey and Sweet said, hang in there an take it easy. Love and hugs.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

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Peanut, I am thinking positive thoughts for you. I would think that you would be almost healed by then, yet a bit sore maybe, so you should have no reason to be left out of the stem cell program. Think positively. Your glass is full but not overflowing. It isn't empty or anywhere near that. So, be a good girl and find things to do in and around where you are staying to occupy your mind and hands. Notice I didn't say mouth. No pigging out on chocolate. Ok! Go ahead. You deserve it. Keep us informed. Sheryl


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

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Owwwww! I know that broken ribs hurt A LOT!!! My husband had one several years back, but the good news is that he was up and running in a short amount of time. So I'm hoping you'll be okay for transplant.

Feel better soon and just relax and let that rib heal up quick!!

Smiles and good thoughts,

Annie N.

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Peanut, I'm so sorry that you fractured your rib, try and rest

and take it easy, I know easier said than done.

 

Take care

Celia

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Take care. Sending you my best wishes. Good luck.

 

Kim

 

Love your artwork!! Thanks so much.

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That rib does sound painful! Take care peanut, Im thinking of you.

 

Susannah x

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Hi Peanut

 

I am very sorry to hear about your broken rib and hope that you take it very carefully so that you can be fit & well enough for the transplant.

 

Thinking of You

 

Jensue

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Hey Peanut,

That has got to hurt! Hope you heal quickly and will be in good shape to start your transplant!

 

Healing hugs...

 

Lisa


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Sorry to hear that Peanut! Wow, that must have really hurt. I'm praying for you and throwing all positive vibes your way. You will get that transplant!!! Stay positive.

 

Karen

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