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Thank you everyone...

Monday, December 08, 2008

I just want to say thank you to everyone who has stopped and commented on my blogs, left comments on my spark page and sent spark goodies to me. I really appreciate them and all my wonderful friends and family here on Spark. I would not be where I am today if not for you, your support and encouragement. I am getting my "thank you" comments written and delivered but it is taking me a while. Please bear with me and forgive me for being slow. I seem to be really tired and napping quite a bit, but drinking what seems like gallons to keep the kidneys functioning and eating as healthy as I can with no appetite...should be a good thing! lol
In the midst of all the ice and snow, Ken took me in to visit with McKenzie on Saturday. We didn't know how bad the roads were until after we were on them. The closer we got to her house, the more ice there was on the roads. Cars were just creeping along. But we had a wonderful visit with her and her parents. She did my hair and makeup and tap danced for us. This is her first year of tap and she loves it. She also showed off how good her back beds and back flips are getting. She isn't afraid to try anything. So much happiness just spills out of her onto everyone she is around. What a blessing she is. By the time we left, the roads had all been salted and were just wet.
I am hoping to talk to my new surgeon tomorrow (office hours Tuesday-Friday), and possibly get the necessary tests completed and maybe schedule my final surgery for the end of this week or next by the latest. God has been so wonderful to me during this time...if He leads me to it, He will help (carry) me through it...He is a true and faithful God and has always been there for me and will continue to do so.
May He continue to bless each of you as richly as he has me. May we all remember the reason for the season well into the New Year and beyond.
Hugs,
Helen

Positives:
God...from whom all blessings flow
All of you, my spark friends and family
My DD and Ken who continue to help care for me
My wonderful neighbors who continue to check on me
McKenzie, who brings the sunshine even on the coldest of days
All my blessings whether big or small and are too numerous to list

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment on my blogs. I love you!!

  
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TAZZIE5 12/9/2008 7:24PM

    Just keep counting your blessings!

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JUSTPEACHY1 12/9/2008 4:24PM

    You are most welcome Helen. Keep us posted! Love, Ena

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MARLA7 12/9/2008 2:41PM

    (((((Helen))))) Love ya! Marla

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MAURIZIA 12/9/2008 11:34AM

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Helen, so glad to hear you managed to get out...Geesh...we had 2 inches of snow and I was panicked driving...and the roads were cleared...I'm such a big baby when it comes to this weather!!
Good luck with your new doc!

Blessings, Mauri

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DIANEV5 12/9/2008 11:29AM

    I'm glad your doing better good luck on your next surgery I will pray it turns out well emoticon emoticon

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WANDAH3 12/9/2008 10:25AM

    Helen, you are such an inspiration and example of what a positive attitude can accomplish.

So glad that you had an opportunity to visit with Mckenzie and her family. She is one of God's angels on earth.

Keeping you in my prayers and knowing that God is walking with you through this time.

Hugs,
Wanda

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DTILLER1147 12/9/2008 8:05AM

    Helen, I just feel blessed that you one of my team members on more that one team. I just LOVE your positive attitude. I wish I could be the same in the situation that you find yourself in. Still praying for you and your family!

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APRILMAY1956 12/9/2008 12:24AM

    Helen - May God and your guardian angels look over you when you have your next kidney surgery. The ESRD team is with you. Get well soon. - Leyla


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LINDIEMAE 12/8/2008 11:51PM

    I am glad you are doing so well and that you got to visit with the apple of your eye, McKenzie. That certainly helps the healing process. It is only natural that you would be tired, your body needs you to rest so it can do its thing and get you healthy. Don't worry bout the thankyous, we know how appreciative you are for our spark love to you. Rest is the best medicine for you right now, hugggss, Lindie

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KAROUSELL46 12/8/2008 11:36PM

    That is real nice you got out to see McKenzie. She is so precious. So glad you made it there & home safe. Please keep us posted on your health. You are precious to us too. emoticon

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TAZZIE5 12/8/2008 10:11PM

    So glad things are getting back on track for you Helen. I know your time with McKenzie was precious & healing. Keep the faith & be strong enough to rest if that is what your body needs. My prayers are with you for your next procedure.
Bee Blessed!

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I Just Have to Share This...Unbelievable

Sunday, December 07, 2008

I just have to share this...after signing the release forms Thursday at the old surgeon's office, they were to get all my records to the new surgeon's office Friday morning. The old surgeon's office called me late Friday afternoon to ask why I was changing doctors and I told them very nicely that I had lost my trust and faith in him and he didn't seem to care about me as a patient as he never stopped by the hospital to check on me. He was less than a block from the hospital and couldn't be bothered with his patient. I have a couple of issues with that especially since the surgery should have been done several weeks ago by him, but he had scheduling problems he said due to the holidays when actually he went on vacation for two or three weeks. He should have told me the truth and sent me to another surgeon. She said that she understood and would explain it to the doctor. She called me back and said “well, you are on the schedule for your surgery on Tuesday. Are you still going to have him do your surgery Tuesday?” hummmmmmmmmm....no! I told them to also cancel the surgery for Tuesday and I would reschedule it with the new surgeon. What part of releasing him as my doctor did they not really understand??!! Unbelievable.
I should hear something from the new surgeon on Tuesday. I will finish my antibiotic on Tuesday also…so hopefully the staph infection will be gone and the surgery can be scheduled to remove the blockage. I am sure he will do a urine test to make sure the staph infection is gone before he does anything more. He was really concerned because if it isn’t, surgery can spread it throughout my body and they don’t want it to go to the heart or the brain. I really don’t want that to happen either…lol. I am very tired this week and have hardly any energy. My body is trying to heal from everything it has been through. But I am extremely happy to be alive and tired than the alternative. God is wonderful!!!
Hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
I am so excited that God is a very important part of my life
Praise Him for blessing me with my wonderful DD who is taking great care of me
All my friends and family who have lifted me in prayers
Blessings to numerous to count and list…both big and small
Remember the reason for the season!!!

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blogs. I love you!!

  
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DIANEV5 12/9/2008 11:37AM

    Helen that sounds so scary I hope you found a good surgeon emoticon emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/8/2008 7:57PM

    HELEN SO GLAD YOU ARE GOING TO THE NEW DOCTOR IT IS EXCATLY WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE.LET US KNOW WHEN IT IS SCHEDULED AND I AM STILL AND WILL CONTINUE SAYING PRAYERS FOR YOU MY FRIEND!LOVE,CHAR

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CUDDY521 12/8/2008 4:11PM

    Dear Helen,So glad you have a new surgeon, God will take care & watch over you, you have so much goodness in you to share with with others, your an angel!

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ANNIEMARIE6 12/8/2008 2:35PM

  I'm so glad to hear that you are doing better. I'll tell you some doctors just don't care about their patients. It sounds like the nurse is a little thick too. Imagine the doctor being on vacation when you needed him. If he really cared about his patients he would have gone to see you right away when he heard about you being in the hospital You will better off with the new doctors that really saved your life. Thank God for knowing and having the right people there when you needed them. God does work in strange ways, but it's always for the best. I include you in all my prayers at night . I will continue to pray for your good health. God Bless and Keep you safe. Also take it easy you are still recovering. Keep me posted about how things are going the good Lord will keep you safe.

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WANDAH3 12/8/2008 10:38AM

    Helen, I'm so happy that you have a new surgeon. When your trust and confidence is gone with your doctor, it makes for a scarey situation. Perhaps your honest remarks will be an eye-opener for your old doctor.

Keep us posted.

Hugs,
Wanda

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KAROUSELL46 12/8/2008 10:03AM

    I am so glad you are finally done with the old uncaring dr. Now to start getting better with that worry out of your life. Thoughts & prayers for you as you fight the infection. You are one strong person. (((HUGS)))

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YOYONOMORE1 12/8/2008 8:54AM

    Dear Helen thank God you have a different surgeon, it doesn't sound like the old one was looking out for you at all, I guess they all don't remember the oath that they take. God is good and He is looking out for you. Praying that everything will go well with the surgery so you can get on the road to a good recovery.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 12/8/2008 7:34AM

    Oh, Helen, office staff can be so dumb sometimes! I can't wait to see my primary care doctor. She just moved her practice & when I called for my follow-up appointment, I was asked if I was a new patient???!!!!! So I tried to explain in the nicest voice possible that since it was a follow-up it meant I was already a patient! YIKES! The conversation went down from there when I asked to have my MD call in a refill on my allergy medication...She told me until I see the doctor for the first time, she wouldn't be able to refill my prescription!! Well, then I'm embarrassed to say that I finally lost it.

Glad you are moving and that you were honest with why you are changing surgical practices. Good luck with your new surgeon...and thank you for keeping us updated despite being so tired and recovering from this infection.

Blessings and get well wishes,
Mauri

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GRANDMANANCY 12/8/2008 6:50AM

    hurray ! You are through with that old dud of a doctor and on to better things !!!!

(((HUGS))))

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COLODI 12/8/2008 5:38AM

    Have faith and trust in yourself...If God bring you to it, he'll see you through it! Take care Helen... emoticon

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BOBBI97 12/8/2008 1:43AM

    Helen,
We are so very sorry for all that you have been going though but now @
least you can count on your new doctors or surgeon to get you well so our prayers are with you though all of this so remember we care about you so very much friends 4 a life time and yes we are so glad that you are alive and kicking you aint going no where sweet friend we love you. emoticon


"Ronnie & Bobbi"

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WENDI_WA1 12/8/2008 12:00AM

    I am so sorry you have to deal with all that hassle, and I hope the new Dr. gets the surgery done soon and the infection goes away. Keep your chin up, and heal quickly. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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HNOTTINGHAM 12/7/2008 11:45PM

    Oh hun. I am so sorry that you have had to deal with that horrible surgeon. I hope that you have much better success with the new one.

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TAZZIE5 12/7/2008 11:34PM

    Stay on course Helen & don't let any stoppers (a/k/a demons) get in your way. Negative energy gets us nowhere.
Dedicate your limited energy to healing actions (rest, nibble, rest, sip, rest, blog and rest)
Bee blessed & leave the rest of your concerns to our Lord & Saviour. He is able & willing to handle things we find unbelievable & impossible to comprehend. I hope to hear about you riding your bike again in the Spring, but pray you can be patient about physical energy while all these other things get ironed out.




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WOWEETOO 12/7/2008 10:55PM

    well my sweet helen
some doctors just do not listen do they?? i have to go back to see the one who never even looked at me the last two times on tuesday so i am going to be thinking of you for sure..i am also set to tell him face to face what he has done to me and how dr. fowler sent me back because he trusts him and my trust has to be earned and if he doesn't want me as a patient for whatever reason he needs to write dr. fowler a letter stating why but i will get my visits worth out of him and he will be surprised that i am still living and holding the line for sure and writing a book about the diets
trying to get over whatever it is i picked up in the plane and i had my shots!!!..will be holding your hand in my heart on tuesday my dear friend love and hugs mary emoticon

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I am home from the hospital....

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

I just want to let everyone know that I am home from the hospital now. However I still have to go back and have the blockage removed from the left kidney. The original surgeon returned back to his office from vacation on Monday. He called the nurses at the hospital and asked what was going on with me but never bothered to stop in to see me on Monday or Tuesday. Since he was planning on doing nothing until my original surgery date of Dec. 9, my regular doctor went ahead and released me to come home on Bactrim since that is the antibiotic that worked toward killing the staph. The staph was resistant to the Cipro which I had been receiving daily…but that is a case of waiting for the cultures to come back to know which antibiotic will actually work. The surgeon’s office called this afternoon and wanted to call in an antibiotic for me. When I told her I was on bactrim, she was offended and wanted to know how I got it…who prescribed it, etc.
In order to change surgeons at this point, I have to go to the original surgeon’s office, sign myself out as his patient, and get my records and take to the new surgeon, and he will take it from there. So believe me, first thing tomorrow morning I will do that and will stop by the new surgeon’s office and leave whatever paperwork they give me, get on his schedule for a consultation and reschedule the surgery. I don’t think it will make a difference one way or the other because I won’t be finished with the antibiotic series until Wednesday. I would rather they don’t go messing around much with the staph infection still there as I don’t need that being sent into my heart or brain and scattered elsewhere in my system. I don’t know if changing the doctors is the wisest choice at this point, but I know that I no longer have any faith or trust in the original surgeon. So again I am just taking it one day at a time…one small step at a time. Life does have to go on and it is what we make of it.
Hugs,
Helen

POSITIVES:
I am just so thankful for everything that has been done …that God has given the doctors the knowledge and equipment to take care of these problems as they arise and that we have the freedom of choice...to chose the doctors, etc that we want for our care.
I am most thankful for all the prayers and thought s that were sent my way or said on my behalf… without these I would not be where I am today.
Thankful for my DD who doesn’t want to leave me for any reason…finally got some of that worked out and she went to work today
Most of all my faith and my belief that has sustained me through everything in life!!!

  
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TREETHESHEE 12/7/2008 9:36PM

    I am so glad you are switching, you need someone who is really going to look out for you. I really hope your holidays are filled with happiness and that you are feeling great. Take care of yourself. You will be in my prayers.

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LEMGIRL 12/6/2008 3:38PM

    Hi Helen, I'm glad you are home and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers...

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JEPSON 12/6/2008 3:16PM

    Helen, I am so very glad you are home. Also good to hear that you are going to get rid of the original surgeon. It sounds as if the Dr who just saved your life is the better of the two Drs.

Bless you,
Paula

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GRANDMANANCY 12/5/2008 7:27AM

    I woke this morning thinking of you and praying.... So glasd that you are taking care of yourself... Blessings
nancy

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ANNIE48 12/4/2008 8:31PM

  Helen, I'm so glad for you that you are able to be home. Prayers are going up for you dear girl. What a trial you are going through, but you are coming forth as gold and not only that, but you are a tremendous witness to others with all the strength that you show that you get from our Lord. You are one amazing woman, and God has given you an amazing amount of faith. Love and prayers, Annie

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WOWEETOO 12/4/2008 6:25PM

    my dear sweet helen
i have been so worried about you and glad to hear you are home if you need anything let me know and i will be there for you for sure scattering blessings all over so no matter where you are you receive smatterings and touches of them all over where ever you are just arrived back from the two weeks in seattle and have to worry about the son also as he has this oval spot on the top of his nose and it's been there for three months and he hasn't been able to afford to go to the doc and it looks like what i think it is and i may take out a loan if i have to scares me all senseless for sure as he is only 33 but then we all have our things and everything else is ok going monday to see the dreaded nephrologist again (the one who predicted i'd be dead or on dialysis by now..what does he know anyhow?? anyway still crossing my fingers and praying lots for the 9th for you my friend could you spark mail me address again?? love and hugs mary

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ANNIEMARIE6 12/4/2008 6:08PM

  I'm really glad that you are home. Just remember to take it easy at night when I say my rosary I all ways include you . You were the first person who sent me a message. You made a point of welcoming me into spark people. If it weren't for you I probably wouldn't have the guts to talk to anyone at spark people. So thank you very much for that.God does work in strange ways that's for sure. I know that God will take good care of you because your a special person. God Bless you and all your family Love Anita emoticon emoticon

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TAZZIE5 12/4/2008 5:18PM

    Bet you are glad to be back in your own space. Glad you were able to find out how to get out of any committments to doctors you don't trust & are able to do it. Hope the new Dr. treats you with a lot more respect. That can be as powerful as antibiotics! Rest up so you are strong for the next procedure.

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JUSTPEACHY1 12/4/2008 4:28PM

    Helen, I'm so glad you were able to go home! And if you have lost faith in your surgeon, changing to one that you can trust is the right thing to do - it's important! I pray that you will gain in strength every day and will be ready for that surgery. Blessings! Ena

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KAROUSELL46 12/4/2008 3:47PM

    I am so glad you are home. I hope the antibiotic works great & fast. You don't need anymore worries. Go with the dr. that you are comfortable with & trust. I know when I had surgery, I almost died. But the same surgeon also saved my life. To this day, he is the only one I trust to do any surgery on me. Take care. Saying a prayer for you. emoticon

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/4/2008 1:14PM

    HELEN SO GLAD THINGS ARE GOING GOOD AS THEY ARE. AND SO GLAD YOU ARE CHANGING DOCTORS THAT IS WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE ALSO.WE CONTINUE PRAYING THAT THIGS CONTNUE TO GET BETTER FOR YOU THANKS FOR THE UPDATES MY FRIEND.LOVE,CHAR

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MAURIZIA 12/4/2008 10:40AM

    Helen, I, for one, am so relieved to read that you are switching docs. I work in health care and so many patients don't want to do that...even if it means better care for them! Kudos to you for putting your health first...

And what a wonderful daughter you have! She must have learned lots from her mom!!

Hugs, prayers and blessings,
Maurizia

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WANDAH3 12/4/2008 8:09AM

    Helen, glad that you are back home. Follow what your inner self is urging you to do. Your spirit's guidance system knows what's best.

Keeping you in my prayers.

Hugs,
Wanda

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MSALOETTE 12/3/2008 11:01PM

    Reading your blog makes me so concerned and yet I know you are getting done what needs to be done but still have a long road to go. You are so in our prayers and know that we are hoping things will soon be good again in your world. Love & Hugs Cheryl emoticon emoticon

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POOH_BEAR_69 12/3/2008 10:54PM

    What do you mean finally got some of that worked out?!?! What's that supposed to mean!?!?! Your DD wants to know!!! ;-)

And you gave me a Spark Goodie with a message that made me cry!!! Shame on you!!!

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GRAMMY2FIVE 12/3/2008 10:33PM

    Helen,In my own humble opinion, I am very happy you are going to switch doctors. Lots of reasons, but it truly matters on how you feel. And your new doctors prolly do want to take care of you but for medical legal ethicical reasons you have to be the one to get rid of the first one yourself. Also for insurance reasons. Oh , I am so happy for you this is all getting resolved.
Now don't overdue with exercises and walking. Everything in moderation. Your body and system has been very taxed.
{{{{hugs}}}}Cynthia

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OOOPS!!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Just found out what my numbers were from Monday morning's blood work. I see they are going in the wrong direction again...Have no clue as to why...
BUN 23... Creatinine 1.4 ...GFR 41 The numbers that should be going up are going down and the ones that should be going down are going up. I am not sure what is happening at the moment. I know that it does mean that the functioning level is not as good as yesterday. Shucks!!! Guess I will have to study harder for these blood tests...lol
The surgeon who was to be back from vacation and in his office today, never showed up here at all. So I don't really know what is going on as the other doctors seem to have to wait to see what he is going to do. Hopefully my functions will be better in the morning.
Hugs,
Helen

Positives:
My DD is here with me when Ken went to work
God who is constantly with me always
My great spark friends and family
The smiling professionals here at the hospital who care
My life and the kidney function that I do still have at possibly 49%

  
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GRANDMANANCY 12/3/2008 12:43PM

    Dear Helen,
Aren't you glad you have the Lord taking care of you??? How could we handle these things without Him??
Love and prayers~
nancy

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GODZDESIGN95 12/3/2008 9:12AM

    Hey! we know who is in control. Sometimes God says wait!!! Lord knows thats not easy. He has your back!!

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HOUSECAT609 12/2/2008 11:31PM

    Helen , I'm sending you lots of Hugs, Love and Prayers. And hope th Drs. figure out what they should be doing for you.
Hugs
Jean

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ANNIEMARIE6 12/2/2008 6:02PM

  I hope everything will be all right for you. God bless and keep you safe and well.

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KAROUSELL46 12/2/2008 11:45AM

    Geesh. I'm praying the drs figure out what is happening to you. emoticon

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TAZZIE5 12/2/2008 9:35AM

    After putting your life in danger, I would fire the other surgeon & refuse treatment from him. This should be your call, not his. It sounds like you have a good team of Doctors already on your case. I pray your family can get to the root of all that for you so you can study for your blood tests!

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GRAMMY2FIVE 12/2/2008 9:32AM

    Hopefully that last bloodwork is a little glitch along the hiway to recovery. Everyday will see you stronger and when all this doctor mess gets straightened out you will have the next surgery and be even better.
{HUGS}Cynthia (and prayers too)

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WANDAH3 12/2/2008 7:59AM

    Helen, thank you for taking the time to keep us up to date on what is happening in your world. Prayers are continuing.
How wonderful that you have a computer to stay in touch with people and to help to occupy your time.
Keep on smiling, God is your rock.

Hugs,
Wanda

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MARLA7 12/2/2008 7:50AM

    Helen - Your BUN & Creatine level looks good to me... much better than they were previously anyway. Are you in the hospital at Washington Pa or Pittsburgh? I forgot what you said... Well, let's hope these docs get it together & figure out what they're going to do now that the major crisis is behind you. Praise God! Isn't He Wonderful? You are so Blessed. Love Marla

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MAURIZIA 12/2/2008 7:16AM

    Helen, if that surgeon doesn't show up you might want someone to tell him that he doesn't want all your SparkFriends calling him! :) Did that cheer you a bit?? Thank you for keeping us posted on what's happening...it's so generous of you to do that...Prayers are still flying your way and I've sent them to my prayer chain of friends across the country. Hugs!

Mauri

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/2/2008 5:41AM

    HELEN SO SORRY THAT THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY SHOULD BE KEEP THAT CHIN UP MY FRIEND AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOU NOW AS WE SPEAK AND WILL CONTINUE TO!THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR KEEPING US POSTED!I WILL BE WAITING WITH YOU FOR THE DOCTOR!LOVE,CHAR

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Hospital Vacation Not Over Yet....

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My numbers are continuing to improve every day…BUN 27…GFR 50…CREATININE 1.2
Yes the GFR of 50 is stage 3 renal failure or kidney disease but I have been living with that for the past four or five months and that was working for me even though my GFR had risen to 55 at my last visit to the nephrologist . Hopefully these numbers will continue to improve especially after the blockage is removed. Now it is just a matter of whether they will do it before I get to go home now or if I have to wait until the original surgery date of December 9. The doctors are supposed to have the sensitivity results of the staph infection around 1 pm tomorrow and will know exactly what antibiotic will work best to kill it. My original surgeon will be back in the office tomorrow from his two week vacation. I am still not sure which surgeon will be doing the blockage. It is still on schedule for Dec. 9 with the original surgeon although I really would like to switch to the new surgeon…Professional Code of Ethics and all that. I really do see both sides of that issue but I don’t have to like it. I found out the other day that my youngest brother had his kidney stones removed by my original surgeon. Sometimes I guess you just have to go with the flow. Lol
I am not going to complain about much at this stage of the game since God has graced me with such a wonderful gift…the miracle of life. I have turned everything over to God and I truly trust that He knows best and will continue to “carry” me through this trial. I am truly a miracle as this is something that is rarely seen…but I am living it and living it quite well. I am getting the best of care from some wonderful people and have the greatest support group in the world not only from my family but also from all my spark friends and family. Thank you so much. You can never possibly know how much your support, encouragement and love means to me. May God bless each of you as richly as he has me and continues to bless me.
Love and hugs,
Helen

Positives:
God and His Almighty Love for all His children
My DD who is hanging in there right beside me helping me all the way
The knowledge of the doctors and all who are treating me
My new laptop and the wireless connection here at the hospital that are letting me Spark
So many blessings …to numerous to list

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I love you!!!

  
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GODZDESIGN95 12/3/2008 8:57AM

    Praise God for his mercy!! He is so good!!! I am glad things are looking up for u. Not comparing this to your situation. But 12 years ago I almost died. ((Asthma)). Was connected with a good Dr. But thru the years he has gotten so busy. I seemly have to run him down for refills on my meds. Was on the verge of changing dr. ((a impossibility he is one of the best)). My mother brought a revelation to me. She said" he is so busy because he is good" makes perfect since. "Over look his God complex" Meaning he may be a little high minded and arrogant. After talking to my mother and my sp friends I have decided to pray for strength and favor. Yesterday I went to his office and got 3 months worth of scrip's. That will last me a while and I don't have to call him so much. I bet they got tired of me calling them. I am a very persistent person. God is able and is above all things.!!Praise be his name!!!

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/1/2008 8:20PM

    HELE I TOO ANSWERED YOUR BLOG AND POOF!OK LET ME START OVER.HELEN YES EVERYTHING IS IN GOD'S HANDS!I SAY 100% IF YOU WANT THESE NEW DOCTORS THEN GO FOR IT .IT IS YOUR BODY MY FRIEND!HAVE YOU ASKED THESE DOCTOR'S IF THEY WILL DO IT AND THAT YOU WANT TO CANCEL WITH THE OTHER DOCTOR'S?WELL WHATEVER YOU DECIDE IT WILL BE FINE I KNOW YOU WILL BE OK YOU HAVE TO WE NEED YOU TAKE CARE MY FRIEND AND THANKS FOR KEEPING US POSTED!LOVE YA CHAR

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MARLA7 12/1/2008 7:32PM

    Helen - I thought I responded to your blog early this morning, but it's not there. Hmmmm... Anyway, I'm so glad you're responding & your numbers are coming down! Yeah!!! What an improvement. Praise God! Love you, Marla.... continued good health to you.

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TAZZIE5 12/1/2008 7:11PM

    Praise God for His mighty healing touch. It always comes when we least expect it! Bee Blessed & let our prayers walk you thru any part of this tunnel you question.

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GRANDMANANCY 12/1/2008 6:59PM

    Hallelujah !!! You will henceforth be known as Miracle Helen.


(((((HUGS)))))))

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DEUCE119 12/1/2008 6:22PM

    SO GLAD THAT YOU ARE FEELING BETTER. GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT! BE PATIENT AND GOD WILL PROVIDE! emoticon

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PEPMIESTER 12/1/2008 4:54PM

    Praising God from Whom all Blessings flow!

God bless you!

Pepe'
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KAROUSELL46 12/1/2008 4:46PM

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MAURIZIA 12/1/2008 1:24PM

    Helen, it's so good to read that you are doing so well. Prayers continue to come your way...and since I'm in health care, I will say this to you. If you prefer the new surgeon...if you have more confidence in him/her...then you have the right to switch surgeons. Really. You can...because you need to do what you believe is best for you...Our secretary felt that way when she had found a lump in her breast...but we convinced her to switch MDs and it was to her betterment..since the other surgeon wanted to "watch & wait." Instead it was a pre-cancerous lump...and if she had waited, it would have required more removal...so do what is best for you...G-d continues to give you strength and care.

Hugs and prayers,
Mauri

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ANNIEMARIE6 12/1/2008 1:19PM

  Helen I'm really glad that you are doing so well.Yes God has been looking out for you because he has gotten so many prayers for your recovery. For she said to her self,"If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well."- Matthew 9:20 - 21. You have been made well trough all of the prayers that have been sent to God. Continue to keep us updated with reports about your improvements. Love and hugs Anita emoticon

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JOANN135 12/1/2008 1:17PM

    I am so thankful that I am tearing up and getting emotional! Not too good when one is at work.
Jo Ann

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JUSTPEACHY1 12/1/2008 1:07PM

    Helen, Praise God for the miracle you have experienced! I'm thanking Him with you for how far you have come. I'm continuing to pray that He will be with you and will bless this next surgery. Love and blessings, Ena emoticon

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KALISWALKER 12/1/2008 10:50AM

    Please know we are all cheering you on.

Lynn

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MARLA7 12/1/2008 5:28AM

    Helen - You got your Miracle! Praise God!!! I'm glad to see your numbers improving daily. Yeah!!! Celebrate! I thank God for answering your prayers... all our prayers. Continued good health to you my friend. Love, Marla

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BKP4166 12/1/2008 4:02AM

    Helen...I'm somewhat of a "newbie" in being familiar with your experiences, but have seen you on the boards and I praise God for all that He is doing for you and pray that He will continue the work He has begun.

Kathy emoticon

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JIBBIE49 12/1/2008 1:36AM

    Helen, glad you are doing better. Get well soon!! emoticon

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JUDYPOPPINS 12/1/2008 1:11AM

    Keep that positive attitude and your faith in God and you will get through this. You are such a ray of sunshine even with all you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take extra good care of yourself and let the doctors use their topnotch skill.
Gentle, healing hugs,
Judy

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SHARON_AHAUS 11/30/2008 9:53PM

    You have a great outlook ,and that too has to help with your getting through all of this. This is a true test of faith, because too many would feel sorry for themselves ,and give up. My prayers will be with you too. I'm glad that you have your laptop so you can keep on sparking while in the hospital. You are a great inspiration to all with you outlook on everything, losing weight, and your faith in God. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon sharon

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WANDAH3 11/30/2008 9:27PM

    Helen, letting go and letting God is what is carrying you through. God's plan for us is always so much better than anything we can come up with. I'm so thrilled that things are on the way to improvement. YAY!

Have a restful evening, praying for you.

Hugs,
Wanda

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DAIRYNURSE 11/30/2008 9:21PM

    Helen-glad that you are improving everyday. Glad those numbers are coming down. So nice that you are able to get on the internet at the hospital with your new laptop you can stay in touch. Continued prayers going up for you. Hugs, Jane

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GRAMMY2FIVE 11/30/2008 8:50PM

    Helen, it is wonderful to see the numbers moving all in the right direction.
Everything will fall into place and soon you'll be home and feeling so much better to celebrate the Christmas season. God bless you girlfriend, you are a tough cookie.
{HUGS}Cynthia

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