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first 24 hours down of 5 day treatment


Thursday, May 02, 2013

I will admit that it is a bit hard to sleep with an iv in your arm. you are always worried you will toss and turn and pull it out. My kitties too are wondering what the heck is going on. they sure are good company though.
I do think with all the meds going in the IV that my gastritis is calming down a bit. My doctor recommended that I hire a cook as she is concerned about me eating the same thing all the time so yesterday she had Carmen a nice woman come over to interview me. She is a Mexican woman that worked in the food industry in the states at a hospital and knew all about special diets and such. So she planned a menu and will cook for me. I can't wait to have an appetite again. I know many of you can't understand not having an appetite...I just am here to say "embrace" it.....it's a sign that you are healthy.
My nurses are nice but only two speaks fairly good English....it's making me practice my Spanglish but somehow we get by.
Kitties are keeping me company and my friends are looking after my doggies.
So some small improvement and 4 more days to go.
Hope you all are doing well. I so appreciate you all.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

Oh and I have to tell you that my doctora said that I need to rest my mind and take a break from checking "Doctor Google" Thought that was funny.
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JANIEWWJD 5/6/2013 3:04AM

    I pray everyday that God sends healing angels your way and that everything goes back to normal for you!!!! Keep fighting and stay positive!!!!
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WORKNPROGRESS49 5/3/2013 10:07AM

    emoticon Sending GREAT BIG virtual emoticon and emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 5/3/2013 1:47AM

    your own cook sounds wonderful, I too would like to know what she picks for you to eat

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BOOKAPHILE 5/2/2013 10:26PM

    20% through the IVs! Good progress. Can't wait to hear what Carmen cooks for you and how you like it. We want you to get better!

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MOBYCARP 5/2/2013 10:07PM

    It's good to hear you have people with you and looking after the things you can't really do for yourself right now. Enjoy the luxury while it lasts, and get better so you won't need it forever!

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CIRANDELLA 5/2/2013 9:29PM

    So wonderfully encouraging to hear that Carmen's going to help with your food preparation - and I think it's such a plus that you can receive these tedious, long IVs right at home, too. There's no doubt we convalesce so much better at home, and I have a strong feeling you will, too. And, I just have a promising feeling that Carmen's going to come up with some goodies that will whet your appetite :)

You're right on about appetite. Each of the (VERY, VERY!) rare times I've lost mine, I was feeling quite ill. Only illnesses affecting my digestive tract have that effect - I still have a strong appetite with things like pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. With gastritis, there must be a complete loss, unfortunately... I have a feeling Carmen's really going to help!

I really got a kick out of your doctora's recommendation that you avoid Doctor Google! It's soooo tempting, but after a certain point, I have to avoid online medical info and just listen to my docs' advice (can't resist a little preliminary research first, though :) You sound strong, positive, and terrific, Sallie - I feel certain you're going to get through this difficult patch very well! We're all pulling for you! emoticon Susan

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PHATPAT18 5/2/2013 9:29PM

    Hang in there Sallie.

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MEADSBAY 5/2/2013 8:35PM

    Gosh, you eat so healthy but I guess I can see why your doc would want you to eat a wider variety of foods.
Maybe you'll learn some new tricks from the cook- will she be doing gluten free?
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ALEXSGIRL1 5/2/2013 7:48PM

    happy to hear you are a little better today.hugs.

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KSNANA2 5/2/2013 7:25PM

    Hope you get through the next 4 days of the IV with no problems. You are so lucky to have such a good group of people looking out for you. When I was a child the doctors still made housecalls and were so good to take time to really talk with us. Wish it were still that way here, but I don't think it will ever go back.

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CALLIECURTIS5 5/2/2013 6:52PM

    Sallie...no, I don`t really understand about having "no appetite" but I am sure it is very difficult. Get better, sweet lady.

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KATRINAKAT23 5/2/2013 6:19PM

  I am happy to hear you are being taking care of. I just hope you get better soon. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 5/2/2013 5:00PM

    Salle I have been out of commission for the last couple of weeks and was surprised to find you suffering. Enjoy the meals being prepared fpr ypu. Take care of yourself and get back to your normal self

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KLONG8 5/2/2013 4:19PM

    One day down, do what the doctor says, embrace the cook with skills and may you come out of this so much healthier. I think you will!

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PJBONARRIGO 5/2/2013 3:52PM

    Finally, some progress! It is great to read that there is some light ahead now. Kitties are the best company too. So funny to read about your language adventures. Your doctora is right- skip Dr. Google for now. Rest well and continue to improve! I hope the next 4 days will go by quickly; it must be really hard for you to have that IV in your arm 24/7. Take care! emoticon

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_LINDA 5/2/2013 2:01PM

    Your Dr. has a sense of humor :) Nothing beats consulting with a live professional who can run tests on you and try find out what the problem is. Google hasn't figured out how to do that yet :P
Healing and soothing thoughts being sent your way,
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MELTEAGUE 5/2/2013 1:40PM

    So good to hear that today was a better day for you and things are looking up!

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SLENDERELLA61 5/2/2013 1:23PM

    Best wishes for a total recovery. Having a cook knowledgeable about special diets sounds great. Hope you can soon be up and walking so you can get your doggies back. Glad the kitties are company. Take care. -Marsha

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GAYEMC 5/2/2013 1:00PM

    Good to hear you have someone cooking for you, I hope you will be able to eat some of the food. Also glad you have someone watching the dogs, I was wondering about them. Take care and yes, give your mind a rest.

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PMFISH 5/2/2013 12:30PM

    Glad you are feeling better and you have people looking after you. I know what it is not having an appetite, no fun. Hopefully there are some vitamins in the IV. Rest and let the body heal.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 5/2/2013 12:15PM

    Having a qualified cook may help with the appetite... and relieve you of the frustration of one aspect of food that increases already-existing lack of interest in food: by taking away the preparation part of the equation, you won't have to be as 'involved' in the 'process' of getting the food TO you. Having a cook just may be a wise move. ENJOY IT.

Am so glad things seem to be looking up!! Know what you mean about sleeping with an IV. But this is one of those "que sera, sera" matters. This too shall pass!


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ELLENIRENE 5/2/2013 12:07PM

    speedy recovery!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/2/2013 12:06PM

    Glad for the update! Little improvements . . . . thank goodness. Your Dr. sounds like a rock star. Doubt you'd find that here in the states.

HUGS and feel better.

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PATKEEF1 5/2/2013 11:21AM

    Hi Sallie, I know what you mean about no appetite. Last year when I fell and went to the hospital, I just didn't want to eat anything. They kept trying to get me to eat and all I did was push my food around the plate. Hope you get better soon. In the mean time,keep laughing, it's the best medicine emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TORTISE110 5/2/2013 11:21AM

    Take good care. So glad you are surrounded by kindness. emoticon

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GOANNA2 5/2/2013 11:14AM

    I'm glad to hear that you are starting to feel
better Sallie. Just get your strength and
appetite back. It sounds like you are in capable
hands and that must be very comforting. Are
you keeping your husband informed of all this?
I'm sure he worries about you. I hope it won't be
long before you join him.
I can just see you rolling around with the IV at
night. Must be hard. Take care and wishing you
a speedy recovery. emoticon

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LIS193 5/2/2013 11:09AM

    Thank you for the update. Glad you are getting treatment and now a nice lady to cook for you. Another chore off your mind and she might know just the right dishes to stimulate you appetite. Your doctora sounds like a fun person :) Doctors in Mexico have such a different approach - love it.
Have a good rest - body and mind and feel better soon!
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