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Lab Results

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CELEBRATING GOOD LAB RESULTS!!! KIDNEY NUMBERS HAVE COME DOWN EVEN MORE THAN WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL LAST WEEK. HALLUJAH! I AM SO HAPPY AND RELIEVED. AT LEAST FOR NOW. I KNOW FULL WELL THAT THIS CAN CHANGED IN A HEARTBEAT BUT PRAYING IT CONTINUES. SEEING THE KIDNEY SPECIALIST TOMORROW. HOPE HE IS AS PLEASED AS I AM. emoticon

Still recuperating at home. Found out yesterday that the tiredness, weakness and dizzy feeling I experience daily is not likely to go away until I am off 2 of my meds which will be awhile. This limits my ability to move around much however doing what I can when I can. Also I leaned that back in January I had Congestive Heart Failure which I thought the doctors had ruled out but that turens out not to be the case , Respiratory Failure as well as Kidney Failure. Talk about a body shutting down, mine certainly did. No wonder I ended up on Life Support. Very Scary! I am definitely very lucky to still be here. Doing my best to turn things around as much as possible. Taking things as they come. For today, it is a good one!

  
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THETURTLEBEAR 2/26/2014 8:49PM

    That is great about your kidney numbers! You are a survivor!!

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RURAL3 2/26/2014 6:59PM

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LINDA! 2/26/2014 2:58PM

    PTL, I am glad that you lab results are much better. Take care of yourself. We all want to see you strong and well again.

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LORIVIOLA 2/26/2014 2:57PM

    Just keep thinking about all the wonderful things you will be doing with your Grandbabies!!

Glad your bloodwork was good. Good luck with the rest.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 2/26/2014 2:57PM

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Wow! You have a lot going on. Feel better soon!

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Much Needed Rest

Sunday, February 23, 2014

is on the agenda but absolutely NO sleep. That is how it is these days At least my appetite is back . Baby steps! I am eating, what I am allowed that is. And that is a food thing. I was eating next to nothing for a solid week than nothing at all for 3 days straight not even water. I couldn't keep it down. Now that I can eat I can't seem to sleep at all. My body is a total wreck! Seriously. All because my primary doc gave me the wrong drugs for the last 10 years and has totally ruined my one and only kidney. Thanks doc! as if the high blood pressure an and/ or Diabetes wouldn't have wrecked my kidney anyway but aril ro no my doc is responsible for what I am going through is not a good thing. The meds just ended up doing more damage! I would holler lawsuit but I simply can't handle any more stress than I already have on my hands as of now. I am just trying to get through the days how ever I can without ending up back in the hospital. I want no more drama!

On a happier note DH bought us a new king size bed for our bedroom. Finally. This has been 16 years in the making. emoticon We bought a new bed in the bag set for it which is made up of several shades of blue. I am looking to paint the bedroom walls a light tan or beige in the future. They are light blue right now. Looking for a pretty shade of either. Any one have a suggestion? Trying go keep my mind on other things at the moment.

My grandson fell on he school playground on Thursday and cracked his head open. They glued the cut shut and he is doing okay. Thankfully!

My daughter has sure changed a lot these past two months. I must have really scared her, she is so nice and kind to me now. dy supportive. She calls and checks up on me too. What a difference! Whatever brought about the change in her I am glad it happened. It is so nice to see she cares.

  
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RURAL3 2/23/2014 7:54PM

    praying you get some sleep. I am sorry you are going through so much lately. But I am so happy to hear about your relationship change with your daughter. emoticon

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SHOAPIE 2/23/2014 5:42PM

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THETURTLEBEAR 2/23/2014 10:59AM

    Lots of good things happening to support the bad stuff that happened. I'm glad you are getting rest! It sounds like your horrible medical experiences persuaded your DD to go out and buy her big girl panties, long overdue!

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IOEINC 2/23/2014 8:08AM

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LKWQUILTER 2/23/2014 8:00AM

    Sallie, things seem to be looking up for you in your dealings with your beautiful daughter and wow--new bed and accessories sound great. Have fun getting the bedroom painted. It is amazing how they now "glue" our boo-boos instead of sewing them up like they did when we were young(er), sure wish I had a gluing memory instead of sewing.

Take one day at a time and praying for a miracle with your kidney. I hope what you are doing now will help it. ((HUGS))

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IMAVISION 2/23/2014 2:23AM

    The situation with your health --- due to doctor error --- sounds very much like my own dear Mom was faced with --- not with just one doctor, but with two. One of our daughters had such a dealing with a doctor, too --- he prescribed her the wrong medication & then got after her for gaining weight on it (she didn't learn until she moved to a new doctor that weight gain was a result of that medication --- thankfully she is now back to her old slim self). I pray God's peace concerning what you are faced with.

Your new bedding sounds pretty. Have you considered doing the walls in two shades? In our bedroom we have walls in gold & others painted a light peach color --- we get lots of compliments on its look. The gold & peach were chosen to compliment our flowered print bedding. It really is quite lovely & peaceful.

I am sorry to hear that your grandson was hurt --- happy to hear that he is on the mend.

How nice that your daughter has had a change of attitude! God bless you both!

Ima

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BRENDABUNNY 2/23/2014 12:50AM

    I am sad that you are having to go thru so much but it is definetly a blessing that DD has come around and really truly cares I know over these past few years of knowing you from here Sallie that it is very important for you to have a good relationship with her & your grandson....Glad things are getting better and I know you can mend yourself just keep taking all the right steps and you will be healthy again I will pray for this..BIG emoticon

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ZRIE014 2/23/2014 12:36AM

  have a great weekend

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LINDA! 2/23/2014 12:24AM

    Glad to hear of the positives - you are now eating some, your daughter is nice again and your hubby bought you a new king size bed with accessories.

But, I am so sorry that you DGS fell. Glad that he seems to be doing well. emoticon

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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!

Beth

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LINDA! 2/23/2014 12:25AM

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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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THETURTLEBEAR 2/9/2014 9:46AM

    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,
NO BREAD CRUMBS either.


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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