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Thanks again for the support, we have a plan in place so that is good.


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I was told that this flu is really bad in our state and others.
I did call our CVS Pharmacy and they told me about the stronger vaccine for seniors.
I called my Doctors office and asked if we were given a stronger dose and they said all the adult doses were the same.
Later in the day DH had an appointment with one of the MD's Our Dr is still out. I mentioned this to this young lady and she said she will check it out and she said this virus is lasting for weeks.

I called the surgeons office and his PAS called me back. It is 12 days to surgery, so I felt I had to tell them what is going on.
They will see DH when we go to the class. We will have masks I use them often now. If DH or I is not up to the long drive i will call that day. They said that would work. If DH is not going to be better and I fear he is not. The PA said they will swap in another patient and put DH back a week or two.

We assumed it would still be another 3 months so I am so happy we have a back up plan.

I have been so happy using the many old remedies I seemed d to have forgotten. Thanks for the great reminders. HUGS Pat in VERY cold Maine
Wind chill will be way down there now. I am happy to have a warm little house.
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LITTLEWIND53 1/4/2013 12:20PM

    It is great news that the surgeons office is flexible enough to adjust the schedule to accommodate Fred as he is fighting his way back to health..... I am not so impressed with your PC as any kind of invasive proceedures when one is ill, can take extra time to heal, and maybe even cause some complications. Yes, you want it done as soon as possible but you also want it to be safe.....

All the best to you both. Hope you are both hale and hearty again soon.
(((Hugs)))

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DIANESAV1 1/4/2013 5:41AM

    Take care of yourself and DH. Try to stay warm and drink plenty of fluids. I'm glad you have a backup plan.

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DOWNEASTLASS 1/3/2013 9:22PM

    So glad to hear that if the surgery is delayed, it won't be a long delay. Hang in there, Pat.... things will get better soon!!

Hugs!

Jill

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EFFIEANNIE 1/3/2013 7:36PM

    I just heard about the stronger flu shot for seniors, I hadn't heard about it until just recently.

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OURELEE1 1/3/2013 5:34PM

  Pat, Like Mama always says things work out for a reason. Thinking of both of you

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EGGBASKET1 1/3/2013 5:26PM

    TOO BAD THERE ARE NO ANTIBIOTICS FOR VIRUSES. THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO IS DRINK FLUIDS AND REST AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD MAKE US COMFORTABLE. IT WILL HAVE TO RUN ITS COURSE. HOPE YOU BOTH GET WELL SOON !!! HUGS...EGG

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CLAIREINPARIS 1/3/2013 3:42PM

    I am so sorry dear Pat for all you and your DH are going through lately. I wish your DH to heal quickly. With a big hug to you both!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/3/2013 2:40PM

    I hope he improves and he can go on with the surgery.

I had not heard about the stronger flu vaccine. I wonder about it too.

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UUCEEJAY 1/3/2013 1:54PM

    Good to have a back-up plan in place but I am hoping you will both be better soon. am drinking echinacea tea in the hopes that I don't get this. I have a card from my insurance company to get a flu shot at the pharmacy, but I haven't done that yet. Maybe I should. emoticon

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TERRI289 1/3/2013 12:50PM

    Being sick is pretty yucky all the way around..

Hope you are both improving rapidly...I see a nap in my near future!

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RD03875 1/3/2013 12:46PM

    Get well my friend!

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BAKER1009 1/3/2013 11:21AM

    Glad you are staying warm inside! It's very cold here too...low teens during the days. At least the sun is shinning, and Preston and I are able to stay indoors!

Keep on feeling better!
Hugs,
Beth

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1CRAZYDOG 1/3/2013 11:01AM

    Pat, so glad to hear it would be a delay, but not as long as feared IF DH is not feeling better. **SIGH** Rotten timing to get the virus. Indeed it is one of those that just keeps on going . . . unfortunately. HOpe it runs it's course quickly for you and DH.

Hang in there and stay warm. Cold here, too.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/3/2013 10:32AM

    It's better you two be safe than sorry.

I got my flu vaccine back in September. I've yet to be sick and am happy about that. It doesn't work for everyone but it works for me.

Take good care of each other.

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PYNETREE 1/3/2013 10:13AM

    Well, glad that DH's surgery would only have to be rescheduled to a few weeks later...and not 3 months!

There seems to be some awful colds and flus going around. We went to our Dr. for regular A1c test for me...and pre-admission blood test for my Dh...and our Dr. and 1 Nurse were coughing and sniffling. They were both back in after some time off. But by the sounds of them, they should not be in! Their other nurse is out sick with it now. LOL! I was rubbing hand sanitizer ALL over when we left there.

Hope you both feel better soon.

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GINIEMIE 1/3/2013 9:49AM

    Hope you both get better more quickly. Glad the wind is dying down some, you'll feel warmer.
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GLASSART43 1/3/2013 9:44AM

    Hope you both continue to get better and take care of each other.
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MILLISMA 1/3/2013 9:28AM

    Glad to here that things are going better.

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CHALLENGER15 1/3/2013 9:24AM

    A plan really helps, doesn't it?

Yes, I do think these viruses are lasting for weeks. :(

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GAMMY98 1/3/2013 8:53AM

    Glad you are feeling a little better. You are good at keeping things in order and looking ahead at what might need to be done. Keep taking care of your self your health is important too. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 1/3/2013 8:27AM

  I'm glad that You are feeling a little bit better. Hope the Both of You will recover very soon. The Back Up Plan that You have in place is Great. Now You have something to fall back on. Glad that all the Home Remedies has help along with your Electric Blanket. Sounds like Things are Improving. God Bless You and DH. Have a Quiet Nice Day in Your Cozy Warm Little House. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BETHGILLIGAN 1/3/2013 8:27AM

    You're sounding like you feel a bit better. Hope hubby starts feeling better soon. Glad you have a back up plan--smart thinking to call the surgeon!!! Rest!

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WOWEETOO 1/3/2013 7:56AM

    hugs my friend!!!!!
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NASFKAB 1/3/2013 6:04AM

  all the best great that the operation will take place just a little bit later stay well

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GOANNA2 1/3/2013 5:40AM

    In sympathy with you, I have a doozie of a cold.
Sore throat, temperature, sneezing and blocked nose.
My doctor said to wait a few days and see if it goes away.
i really don't want any more antibiotics. I am glad you are
starting to feel better now. Try and keep warm. With me,
it's trying to keep cool. It is so muggy and hot and we are
told that next week there is another heatwave on the way
That is good news about the surgery back up plan. I hope
Fred gets better soon. Take good care of yourselves. emoticon

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ROSEWCI 1/3/2013 5:16AM

    Stay warm Pat! I'm glad you're on the mend! And I hope DH won't have to wait too long for the surgery! Get plenty of rest, the both of you!
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GDY2SHUZ 1/3/2013 1:32AM

    You sound better today, hope your on the mend now. I'm glad the surgery won't be put off too long.

The back-up plan is well in place. Good rest and sleep is the order of each day.
Wish you both a speedy recovery.

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HOLDINGMYOWN 1/3/2013 12:36AM

    Our temps are way down here too Pat...we have had minus 5 F with wind chills bringing it down to minus 22 F
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr for sure! Wrap up warm you two if you need to go out!
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GODZDESIGN95 1/3/2013 12:17AM

    I got my shot as soon as it was offered. I heard this year would bad. Schools are filled with the flu in nearing counties. It is crazy shots are free thur the health clinic for those who are under 18.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 1/2/2013 11:56PM

    Im happy you have a warm little house and a plan to go with it and good friends with good reminders and an electric blanket, now you just focus on resting and stqying warm. Hugs!

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