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Sam

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Well I was in the hosptial for depression two weeks ago and I am doing good now. We put up our home for sale and I'm ok with that now. I have been busy cleaning areas that I dont usually clean but twice a year once in March once in December. I found out that I have 4 meds that I can get for $4.00 each and that is going to help us out big time. We were paying $210.00 every three months for our meds. Now all I have to do is get two of our meds through medco and that will be about $80.00 now instead of $210.00. So I am very happy with that. I'm still taking lyrica and as I said it has helped with my muscle pain, and getting back on prozac has helped with some other pain I was having, but nothing will take the neck pain and the hip pain away. So I just deal with it. I contacted my state rep's to help with my disability claim. So we will see if it will help me out or not. I do hope so, we could use the extra money. Well that is what has been going on with me, take care and have a great Day... Sam


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Hi Sam!

 

That is a great idea, contacting your state reps. I hope that they really hear you & take this as seriously as they should be.

 

I'm really sorry you're dealing with so much, I can't decide which is worse; dealing with chronic pain or dealing with depression... they're both just so difficult. I hate to see anyone have to deal with it. Keep hanging around here & getting support and don't forget to take time to do things for you that make you feel good about you!

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Hi Sam

 

Glad to hear you are feeling somewhat better. Try not to overdue...and as luvbnmom3 says, be sure to take some extra time for yourself in your busy schedule. Glad to hear you can some meds cheaper...and I'm sure wishing you good luck with the disability.


Sending good wishes your way!

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Hello Sam

 

How great to hear from you again, despite your difficulties you are always hopeful. I am also impressed because those areas of the house you clean twice a year, I have no doubt I never clean!

 

Moving house is a stressful endeavour but I think moving on is always a good thing and there is always the excitement of a new home. I hope it goes well for you.

 

I also hope you get your disability resolved, when you are battling ill health you don't need to battle for something you are entitled to nor do you need financial issues in the meantime. As I said to the phone company when they pestered me "I didn't wake up one morning and think hmmm I'm bored so I know what I'll do I'll get a rare, incurable, debilitating disease so I can't work anymore!" They didn't see the humour in it needless to say.

 

Take care.

 

Amanda


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Hi Sam. It's good to hear from you. I am sorry to hear you were int he hospital but glad you a doing better. Please take time for you and continue to seek help as you need it. We're all here for you too!


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Hi Sam,

 

Glad you are back and on your feet and even cleaning. House work and yard work are sooo hard to do sometimes.

 

It is good to hear that you have some relief physically and financially with medications too. Things sound on the up side.

 

Take care and keep us posted.

 

Judy


A happy heart is good medicine.

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Sam, thanks for keeping us informed on your health. I am sorry to hear that you ended up in the hospital for the doctors to finally help you out with the issues you were dealing with that caused you the severe depression. I hope your symptoms ease daily and things in your household are easier to cope with. Having to move and sell things puts such a burden on you when you are happy about a move. When you aren't happy and don't wish to move it can be mind boggling. Keep up the good work. Are you staying in Ohio? Near your grandkids? It is hard for me not having any of my grandkids near at hand if I wish to spend time with them. Keep in touch when you find the energy.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

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Oh yes we will be staying in the area, we are thinking of going back to where we both grew up in Whitehouse. My parents are live there and I do want to be close to them plus Howie works in Whitehouse too. We dont see the grandchildren that much. My son lives in Kentucky and comes up twice a year. The others its too much drama that way so I am staying clear of it. Long story....


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Hi Sam:

 

Thinking of you constantly and I'm glad you sought help for your depression. Moving to Whitehouse to be near your parents and your husband's career sounds like the optimal plan. We have a Whitehouse here too, which is quaint Victorian homes and little expensive shops. It's actually call Whitehouse Station and they have year round "yard" sales held at the fire station and various areas in between.

 

A new move and familiar surroundings are just the medicine the doctor ordered.

 

Please keep us posted.


Tru

 

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

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Tru, Whitehouse is a very old town that doesn't have hardly any of the old houses it use to.. And that is ashame. We do have some old business and that makes the town. But it is changing with the times. I grew up there and so did my husband, we lived a street away from one another but never talked when growing up until his boys and my children got together to set us up.

 

Sweet, I do feel so much better, the meds are helping. I just wish I could get my knees to quit hurting when I need to move them at night.

 

Take care, Sam


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Hi Sam,

 

I'm really glad you sought more intensive help for depression. It sounds like it has really helped you begin to do some great problem-solving. Moving back to your hometown should be wonderful! It seems to me it would add so much sense of being rooted and a feeling of community, which is very hard to come by in this day and age.


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