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Friday, May 03, 2013

I think I am getting used to the thing in my arm as I think I slept a bit better last night but unfortunately still not much appetite. I think some of the food is being delivered today so hoping that might get my taste buds going. Still working on my head to think positive. I must admit that is the hardest part of being ill...the "head game". It's hard not to feel sorry for yourself and ask "why is this happening." But I keep trying to catch myself and imagine myself healthy again and walking my doggies down the mountain again for their daily 4 mile walk. I did read that exercise is good for gastritis so as long as I can get to the point where I digest my food and can get over the malabsorption oh and gain my strength I will look forward to my walks again.
So this morning at 6am the fireworks started again....not sure what holiday it is this time, the Mexicans have so many of them!
So I am still here, just wanted you all to know that I am working on my thoughts and it sure helps when I read all of your well wishes and support. Again I thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. You all are just so wonderful.
Have a good day.
Sallie
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JANIEWWJD 5/6/2013 3:00AM

    Stay positive, my friend!!! We will be here for you!!!! God bless you!!!!
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CALLIECURTIS4 5/4/2013 8:39AM

    Fire works at 6:00 a/m? My word...but hey! they must be happy people.
Happy to see that you are thinking positively. Mental attitude is so healing. Blessings to you, sweet Sallie.

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PHATPAT18 5/4/2013 7:51AM

    Sallie, good idea imagining yourself back in a normal routine. Wishing you well.

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GOANNA2 5/4/2013 6:59AM

    As everyone has said, you are almost halfway
through the IV. I'm glad you slept better at least.
Enjoy the rest and keep thinking positive. I hope
that you et some yummy food to get the appetite
going again. One day at a time Sallie. Thinking
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CIRANDELLA 5/3/2013 11:45PM

    emoticon Sallie, I'll be so anxious to "tune in tomorrow," as they say, and see how the food turned out - I'll bet it's most appetizing! And my guess about the fireworks is that it's perhaps sort of a pre-Cinco de Mayo part of the festivities - ?? Either that, or they're all celebrating the fact that you're on the road to recovery now!

Yes...you described that illness related "head game" all too well. It's almost futile to ask why or how these things happen, and why they happen to us, but the way you find yourself envisioning yourself well and once again walking your doggies is outstanding. Visualizing where you'll be once you're on the *other* side of this rough patch is so important - it'll mentally and emotionally sustain you to plan for the healthier future you've got in store. If you can see yourself on the other side of this hurdle, you'll have better than half the battle won. And the battle, as it stands right now - and as you described it so well - is addressing the malabsorption problem and correcting it. You're well on your way right now.

So anxious to hear how your appetite stands tomorrow! We're all thinking of you often and pulling for you, from our many corners of the world :) emoticon - Susan

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PMFISH 5/3/2013 11:30PM

    Sallie, I understand your mind funk! When I was told about my cancer, it was like why me, why now? Railed for a couple of days in my mind and all of sudden it dawned on me I had always been healthy for 46 years. I quit complaining and started being thankful for what I had. I realized the only thing I needed to do was ask for strength to handle what lay ahead. It has been a long haul, but I am still getting better every day. I see your future much rosier in a much shorter period of time! Hang in there kiddo and keep that beautiful smile!

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/3/2013 8:04PM

    the nurses all laughed at me when i went to get my pacemaker put in i told them i was on vacation i could read all day watch what i wanted on tv and people brought me food that i didnt need to cook and plenty of water.keep visualizing your self better and walking those dogs and you will be any day now. happy positive thoughts i know you will get better . hugs

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PJBONARRIGO 5/3/2013 3:57PM

    Woo hoo! You are almost halfway done now! I hope that your appetite returns soon and that you continue to feel better. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 5/3/2013 2:37PM

    Get plenty of rest and enjoy the food that will be delivered. You and your doggies will soon be going up and down the hills again soon

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1CRAZYDOG 5/3/2013 2:36PM

  HUGS and hang in there. Almost 1/2 way done.

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MELTEAGUE 5/3/2013 2:23PM

    Cinco de Mayo maybe? (not sure of the spelling)

One day at a time!

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PEGGYO 5/3/2013 1:54PM

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GAYEMC 5/3/2013 1:47PM

    Kittys and Kindle are wonderful when you're not feeling well. Hope the food tastes good.

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_LINDA 5/3/2013 12:00PM

    One thing about being laid up you can catch up on all your sedentary pursuits. As I have no internet when I go in the hospital here I end up getting to read several good books without interruption :) A real treat in my busy lifestyle that has so little time to get a book read in a timely fashion. I always hated the IV's and they always left them in even when they were no longer needed and took them out only when you were going home :(
I hope these are interesting and tasty meals that you will like.
Feel better soon,
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JGIRL5799 5/3/2013 11:01AM

    yeahhh half way there!!!! I know its not easy road for you and just to have the spunk to do things is a great motivator for you..

know we are cheering you on for better health!

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BOOKAPHILE 5/3/2013 10:56AM

    40% of the IVs done. you're almost half way there. I hope you are VERY tempted by the food that comes today.... indulge! Looking forward to hearing you are feeling better.

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