ryan7723

Truman (Linda) in the hospital

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Linda, I am glad to hear that you are home! I hope you will soon feel better!

You will be in my thoughts!

Sadie

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Hi Trueman,

Take it easy and don't rush it. It took me 2 weeks after I got out of the hospital to regain my strength. I paniced and thought it would never come back - it did. It was nice to get the note from you son given our recent dialogues about our children.

 

Take care.


Lucy

Diffused Scleroderma

Diagnosed Dec/06

First Sympton Nov/05

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Linda,

 

So glad to hear you are home! Rest, rest, rest, and let us know when you are feeling better!

 

Take care,

Bunky

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Dear Linda,

 

Well... here I am, late as usual... But, please know I am wishing you the very best and hope you are back on your feet and feeling better very soooooon!

 

You are missed here, we love you and look forward to hearing from you when you are up to it.

 

Sending loving hugs your way{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

 

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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tru,

 

It was so good to read your message... after I got the other one already sent :rolleyes:

 

Work on getting your strength up and we are anxious to hear what that hospital did to lengthen your stay :huh:

 

 

Thank you to Ryan for letting us know that you were in the hospital... great son you have there, Linda ;)

 

Soft Hugs,

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Tru,

 

I am so glad you are home! I hope you are getting better and stronger each day. You are too special and needed with your good advice and thoughts.

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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Hi friends:

 

Really good day today. Still a little difficult to stand, but breathing almost back to normal. Thursday I was at the point of passing out and went to the doctor who immediately ordered me to the hospital. My skin was peeling in layers, red, hard and my back arched with pain. I had an allergic reaction to Levaquin and toxic shock syndrome. Blood Pressure was 47/25 and body temp 96. I was put in ICU and pumped with fluids. What the doctors and I had not realized was that I had been on water pills for quite a few years but had stopped recently due to finding the culprit for the hives (again Levaquin). Not taking them at the moment, I had not listed them as current meds and doctors pumped me with bags and bags of fluids. On the day to go home, I woke not being able to breath. The fluids had taken over and I was sent to the cardiac unit and put on oxygen. That extended my stay another three days and while I'm still trying to expel the fluid (21 lbs.) from arrival to hospital, I went home yesterday. That is what is presently causing the difficulty in trying to get up and stand.

 

The good side is that while there, I met the third partner of the podiatrist group. He said he heard from the partners of my never ending saga of the healing of the amputation area and took a look. They have a wonderful wound care facility at the hospital which is covered by my insurance and he operates out of there. Due to all the antibiotics and prednisone intravenous during my stay, a good deal of healing took place and he feels if I begin at the wound care center next week, there may be no need for a skin graft :) . The amputated area is already starting to close. I start next Thursday.

 

I want to thank you again for all your warm thoughts and well wishes; they truly kept my spirits high and got me through this rough patch. Tears came to my eyes with every warm thought.

 

Linda


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Oh, I am so sorry on what you had to go through. You must have been so very scared. I'm glad they were able to get everything straightened out and you are on your road to recovery. There is no better place to do that than at home. Please take it easy. I hope you feel better each and every day and that the hives are a thing of the past, along with all the other problems.

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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It is so good to read your post, , Linda.

 

You have really been through the mill, but it seems things can look up when we least expect it. I'm so glad you had the good fortune of getting lined up withthe wound care center. I'm also glad that your toe is showing improvement and that you probably won't need skin grafts... that's a good thing!

 

It's really scarey... how different medications can affect folks differently. When Levaquin caused you horrible problems... it helped my husband so much. Yet, a different antibiotic he had used... he really reacted to. As a matter of fact, the hospitalist told him it could be fatal to him, if he were to take it again.... THAT got our attention!

 

Linda, I feel so bad that you have been through so much... and yet, I am relieved that it sounds as though things are on the right track for you.

 

I hope you are getting plenty of rest.

Soft Hugs,

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I have been out of town seeing my Sclero specialist so I am just "cathcing up". Tru, I am sorry to hear about your hospitalization, but am glad to know you are home. You're in my thoughts!


I may have Scleroderma, but Scleroderma doesn't have me!

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Linda,

 

Thanks for the update on you. You had us worried!!! I'm glad things are getting sorted out now for you.

 

Everything happens for a reason and maybe you were 'supposed' to go through all that in order to help your toe?! Isn't it strange how things work out? I am always looking for the silver lining....

 

Happy healing!


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Ryan, your mother is very lucky to have you looking after her!

 

Tru,

Wish you the best of luck! You are a trooper!

 

 

sincerely,

Mel

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Wow, Linda,

 

I'm just starting to post here and there again. So sorry to read about your ordeal. I'm sure you are glad to be back home and on the mend. Take good care of yourself~ that way you'll be up to no good in no time at all. ;)

 

emmie

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