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SaraNC

Update on Lisa (Peanut) from Best Friend

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This is great news! Thanks so much for sharing! Give Peanut a big hug when you see her.

Nan

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What fantastic news! I hope that each day will bring her more strength and improvement! Please give her a hug and tell her I am thinking of her and anxiously awaiting the day she can be back on here and also pulling for her to get rid of the oxygen for good.

 

Thanks and warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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Sara,

Thank you so much for taking the time to update us!

 

Lisa,

WAY TO GO GIRL!!!! I am so proud of you!! Keep fighting!

 

Hugs,

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

(Retired) ISN/SCTC List Coordinator

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Assistant Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Fundraiser

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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it is great news to hear of peanuts (lisa) recovery, she really is a fighter!

 

best wishes

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Wow! What great news, so many awesome progresses and sleeping through the night is huge in so many ways. I know sleep does wonders for the healing process. Thank you for the updates!

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Sara, what a wonderful frined you are ~ Lisa is a very fortunate person to have such a loving friend.

Thanks for taking the time to keep us up-to-date, it is very comforting to know how well things are going.

Much love,

Nina

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Two days ago Lisa moved into the Rehab Institute of Chicago for a a

couple week stay until she can walk on to the airplane to come home.

She gets three hours a day of intensive therapy and then is able to go

out for outings. She is walking with a walker, taking showers sitting

down, feeding herself, going to the bathroom. She is really getting

stronger everyday. She is still confused and disoriented, her vision

isn't so great and she is still very tired but all this will continue

to improve. The doctor said within 6 months to a year no one will be

able to tell Lisa had a stroke! She is expected to make a full

recovery and her lungs are still getting stronger. They won't know if the Scleroderma is in recession or gone for at least a couple more months but it really looks like the transplant is working. This is great news

and she will probably be going home to Arizona in two weeks. I am

planning a trip to see her in about a week and half. I am assuming she

will still be at the RIC but if not I will go to Arizona to see her.

She will still need lots of help when she goes home but boy has she

made progress in the last two weeks.

I can't wait to see her. I am so excited to have a conversation with

her in person and give her a big hug. Thanks for all your kind words of support! We sure do need it. Sara

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More great news, both re the stroke and the scleroderma, it has made my day! Love to Lisa.

Lizzie

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Hi Sara ,

 

Once again, thank you for the update.

 

Peanut.........keep at it!!! We're all cheering you on. I will keep you in my daily thoughts.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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Sara thanks again for the update, it is wonderful news that her recovery is continuing so well. The fact she is out of hospital and in the rehab unit is fantastic and that the transplant seems to be working.

 

Give her my best wishes for a continued recovery.

 

Jensue

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I am so glad that with each of your updates you are reporting such good news! Thank you! Please give Peanut a big hug and tell her to keep up the good fight!!!

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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Oh Sara ~ Please tell Lisa that I hold her in my thoughts ~ and tell her to keep up the wonderful work that she is doing.

Much love,

Nina

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Thanks again Sara...it's always so good to hear from you that Peanut is getting stronger every day and is expected to continue that way. I'm very happy for her (and her loved ones as well), such terrific news. She obviously has a great friend in you too! My best to all of you! :) :)


Sending good wishes your way!

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thank you so much for the updates Sara. I really appreciate knowing that Lisa is getting better. I miss her and worry about her often. She's constantly in my thoughts, as are you and her family.

 

Thank you again,

Sarah

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LISA IS GOING HOME! Update from Sara

Lisa will be flying home to Arizona on Tuesday July 29th. She is very excited to be going home. She is doing better every day. Her energy is increasing allowing her to go out on outings and talk more on the phone. Her voice is really starting to come back along with her control of her body. She is walking with a walker farther and farther each day and increasing her strength and stamina. She will be flying home on a commercial airline with her mother in law. I will be arriving in Arizona the same day to welcome her home and help her out for about a week. The physical therapy will continue at home along with figuring out her vision problems. She is seeing double and has cloudy vision but this too will get better. She is so excited to go home and see her cat Ari and her husband and all her friends. Hopefully she will be posting updates herself soon!

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This is great news, Sara! Thanks so much for keeping us posted on her progress. I look forward to having her back to full health soon. We miss her terribly around here.


Warm wishes,

Jefa

 

Carrie Maddoux

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist

(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Sara please keep us posted on Lisa's health even when you are staying with her. You can each give us a different side to the same story as things get better each day for Lisa. You are an awesome friend to be able to give up your lifestyle for a week here and there for your, our Peanut. Let her know every one of us is excited for her return of good health and her return to her own home. I am so happy to have heard this news.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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this is wonderful news! I'm not surprised that Lisa is so excited to be going back to her home. Please give her my best wishes for a continued speedy recovery & look forward to having her back in the chat room.

 

jensue

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Sara ,

 

Thank you for the update.....and, putting a smile back on my face.

 

Peanut....best wishes on that flight home. Hope the airplanes fly on time with no delays or problems......yeah, right!!!

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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YEAH!!! Lisa, good luck on your flight home and keep up the great progress! I can't wait for you to be back on here giving us updates for yourself.

 

Sara, as always thank you so much for keeping us informed. I really appreciate it!

 

Hugs,

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

(Retired) ISN/SCTC List Coordinator

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Assistant Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Fundraiser

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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What great news. I knew she was a fighter and she is showing her strength and determination in getting to where she was before this disease. I am so glad she will be home and with that setting I'm sure her recovery will be even faster with having all of her friends and family around. Please tell her how happy I am and that I can't wait to hear from her in person again.

 

Warm hugs,

 

Peggy

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