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2nd Hospital Visit

Friday, February 21, 2014

It's good to be back home AGAIN and I'm feeling blessed! 2nd hospital visit not as scary as the first but it did hold just as much drama. Riding in EMS trucks is becoming a habit with me and that is not a good thing. LOL Came down with a rather nasty stomach virus last weekend and became extremely dehydrated which shot my kidney numbers through the roof and sent me running for the ER. Doc didn't waste any time slapping me back into the hospital again. This time for 5 days. Got out for good behavior yesterday. Kidney number headed back diwn where they belong. Now I am on strict orders to eat, drink los of fluids, rest, and recoup. Gee, that was what I was trying to do the first time, I swear!

More lab work next week. Praying all is good so I can stay home!!

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BBORDEN86 3/1/2014 11:43AM

    Sorry to hear you had a 2nd hospital visit. I guess I need to start checking in more often. I feel terrible.

Keep following Dr.'s orders Sallie, you will overcome it!


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RURAL3 2/21/2014 7:41PM

    I was afraid there was something wrong again. Take care of yourself. You are a precious commodity. emoticon emoticon

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SABLENESS 2/21/2014 7:21PM

    You have one tough body! Keep doing what you can, and hopefully you can stay out of hospital for a long long time!

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/21/2014 7:10PM

    So glad you are back on the mend. Very scary!!

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Kidney Dietitian

Friday, February 07, 2014

Kidney Dietitian appt went really well today. Not so bad. Keep doing what I'm doing, watch my carbs, potassium, protein and sodium and hang in there! Dropped another 2 lbs. Fluid or Fat? Don't care much which it is at this point just as long as its coming off. Down 42 total since The incident Jan 23rd.

Today marks 9 days out of hospital and I still wear out easy but slowly improving. Super glad a very hectic week of non stop doctors visits is now a thing of the past. For now that is. Ahhhh Baby steps...

I plan on restring this weekend, catching up on some reading, plan out some recipes for next week, and walk around the house some more. Exciting, huh? I'm not pushing anything just will continue to stay as positive as possible and move forward. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BBORDEN86 2/10/2014 9:13AM

    Exciting!!! Keep up the good work, and like you said baby steps. Everything will come together. :)

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    I know you were worried about what the dietitian would say and glad that it went well.

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LKWQUILTER 2/7/2014 8:38PM

    You are really staying on top of things Sallie and need to give yourself kudos for how well you are doing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SABLENESS 2/7/2014 8:05PM

    Sounds pretty exciting that you're simply here to do it! Take it easy and enjoy what you can do.

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Dietitian Appt

Thursday, February 06, 2014

YAY! Another a[[ppt done. Will see the Kidney Dietitian tomorrow. I am sure she will add to my list of THINGS I I NEED ADVOID.

My life= Bread crumbs & water
NO, Wait,

Must keep my sense of humor...

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RURAL3 2/20/2014 10:29PM


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BUSYGRANNY5 2/7/2014 1:44AM

    A good sense of humor can get us through many of lives ups and downs..

Keep on keeping on!!!

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2nd Post Hospital Checkup

Thursday, February 06, 2014

2ND post Hospital appt TODAY. Lost a few more lbs bringing the total to 41 lbs now in 2 weeks. MGot a better ideal of what actully happened to me 2 weeks go. A BP med I was on since June 2013 has severely damaged my only remaining kidney spiking my BP to 250/102 and filled my body with fluid which baascally did not allow me to breath so I stopped and they had to intubate me for 3 days. I am left with a kidney that functions at only 20 % thus far. How much will om back and when are he BIG Questions. My BP was up a bit today 162/98 so doc put me on another med and laid out the PLAN.

Love the remaining weight. Bring my BP in control. Once done he will drop one of thr meds than work on healing as much of the kidney damage as possible. A long tough road ahead and I am not out of the woods he says but he has faith it can be done. We will see!

I must say I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the enormity of it all and there are times I just want to CRY but can't. It might upset the BP so I have no emotional release. I have no choices except to follow the doctors and PRAY! Will see what happens. hanging on the best I an!!

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LINDA! 2/6/2014 9:38PM

    emoticon You are in my prayers.

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RURAL3 2/6/2014 4:33PM

    sometimes we get placed in a position when all we can do is turn to God. Hand it to Him and don't worry. There is nothing you can do about it anyway except to follow Dr orders. Don't worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matt 6:34

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/6/2014 11:00AM

    That's a lot to handle. I will keep you in my prayers!

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BBORDEN86 2/6/2014 7:51AM

    Hang in there. It's best to follow the Dr.'s orders. They will take the best care of you. Soon you'll be on your own and can make other necessary steps to achieve your goals. Just give it some more time. :)

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SABLENESS 2/6/2014 7:19AM

    Hang in there and recover as far as you can. Amaze your doctors!

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LKWQUILTER 2/6/2014 7:04AM

    Sallie, remember to take 1 day at a time and stay as positive as possible. You are a strong, smart lady and can do anything you put your mind to. Praying for you too. emoticon emoticon

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Day 6 Home: First Post Hospital check Up

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

My first Post-Hospital Check up went well today! Down 42 lbs. in 2 weeks. Most of this is excess fluid. Although I wouldn't recommend this as a means to weight loss The whole turning The Walking Dead on eveyone is a bit scary. So far so good though! Continue recoup as scheduled. Taking things day by day. Another dr. appt tomorrow!

BP was great Offfice reading of 140/80 was a sight for sore eyes. so glad the meds are WORKING!!!! Srill sore nd tired but they say its normal for what I have been through. Will work my way back. No worries!!

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BBORDEN86 2/6/2014 7:49AM

    Great BP reading!!! Just take it day by day! :)

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SAILING2GOAL 2/5/2014 7:35PM

    Glad to hear you are on the mend! emoticon

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    That is fantastic BP news! WOO HOO!

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SABLENESS 2/4/2014 7:32PM

    ACK! I had no idea what was going on with you. So happy to know you've gotten through such an ordeal. Hope your doctor has a great report for you. emoticon

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