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Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I am cautiously optimistic today as I am feeling almost normal. The specialist doctor that I went to on Friday prescribed heavy duty meds for an autoimmune disease. She wanted me to start them right away as both doctor believe that is what is wrong with me. My doctor took me to a special pharmacy to get these special drugs. For someone who never has taken medicine I am taking a bunch of things. I had to make a chart to track it all. That part isn't fun but heck, if it works I will do it. Some of the meds have side effects of weight gain but at this point I can stand it and I have already told myself that I would rather be chunky and feeling well and enjoying life again than skinny and sickly. I am lucky as they have beautiful elastic waist band skirts here in Mexico and I will just live in them! I feel so good today that I might even venture out to Walmart just to get out of the house.
I was also so lucky as my neighbors brought over a this beautiful arrangement that my DH coordinated with them to get me for Mother's Day from my animals. Really cute. And then my step-son, wife and grandchildren called to wish me Happy Mother's day. The call was so much fun. Lyla the granddaughter sang me a Happy Mother's day song and I got to speak for a long time with my "special" grandson. It was just wonderful. I feel so blessed today.
I am so delighted that I am able to write a more upbeat blog. I don't want a rare autoimmune disease but I am almost wishing that I do have it as then I know what I am dealing with and will just take the meds and enjoy life again.
The colonoscopy went as well as expected and then I had x-rays taken for the specialist doctor of my hands and feet. The results of the special blood work will be ready late Monday night. And if they come back negative there are still other tests that can be done to try and hone in on the special autoimmune that I might have.
Anyway today feels better.
Thank you again my sparks buddies for all that you do to cheer me on and for all your thoughts and prayers. You all really mean so much to me.
Happy Mother's Day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANIEWWJD 5/15/2013 12:30AM

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AMARILYNH 5/13/2013 10:25AM

    So happy to read that you are feeling better - and since your status shows you walking the dogs I'm hoping that has continued into today!! Blessings!! emoticon

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GOANNA2 5/13/2013 6:22AM

    So glad you are feeling better. That was so sweet of your
hubby to arrange for the flowers. You are so right that
being healthy is what is the most important. You can
always work on the weight. I hope you had a great
Mothers Day yesterday. emoticon

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MAUREENIE1 5/13/2013 3:15AM

    I love the idea of your furry children giving you a Mothers' Day gift. How thoughtful!!! Glad you had a great phone call with your step-kids and grandchildren. Sounds like an all round good day.

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WHITEANGEL4 5/12/2013 11:19PM

    So glad to read the upbeat blog. Just get healthy regardless of the weight gain.

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JUDYAMK 5/12/2013 10:20PM

    Have a Happy & Blessed Mother's Day!! The flowers are so beautiful! A wonderful feeling for you to be up & about,still praying .

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1CRAZYDOG 5/12/2013 8:31PM

    I have a emoticon on my face reading your blog today! I am soooo happy to hear you're feeling better. WahooOOOOoo. It's about time. And takig meds isn't the ideal situation for sure, but if it helps you feel better, it's worth it. Hopefully it will be short term. Just feeling better, though, that's all good.

HUGS and happy Mother's Day to you. That's so nice that your DH coordinated to get you flowers!

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ROCKYCPA 5/12/2013 7:33PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you! Hopefully you are now on your way to feeling much better!

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MELTEAGUE 5/12/2013 7:30PM

    So Happy to hear you had a good day! Happy Mother's day!

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MOBYCARP 5/12/2013 7:10PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope this is the start of figuring out what to do to make feeling better a permanent thing!

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ALEXSGIRL1 5/12/2013 6:41PM

    so glad you are feeling better happy Mother's day!!!!!

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CAPECODBABE 5/12/2013 4:44PM

    So glad you are feeling better!
Happy Mother's Day! emoticon

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FRANKLY5 5/12/2013 4:35PM

    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling so much better.
Happy mother's day to you.
Have a great week

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BOOKAPHILE 5/12/2013 4:35PM

    Happy Mother's Day, Sallie. It sounds like you're having a very good one. Your family is looking out for you...even the dogs! lol. Sweet husband.
I hope your good feelings continue and increase!

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PMFISH 5/12/2013 3:56PM

    Happy Mother's Day! Great to hear you are feeling better. I know what it is when you have so many meds, you have to have a list and when to take. It is a pain, but if it can get you better, that is what you need to do. I used to have about 16 different scripts, but now am down to 4, so hopefully it will not be too long before you can say the same. Nothing beats feeling good.

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PJBONARRIGO 5/12/2013 2:11PM

    Happy Mother's day! So glad to hear that you are feeling better! Enjoy today! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 5/12/2013 2:09PM

    So glad you're feeling better today.
Beautiful flowers!

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KATRINAKAT23 5/12/2013 2:06PM

  Happy Mother's Day!! Glad you are feeling better.

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GAYEMC 5/12/2013 1:50PM

    You're starting to sound like your old self Sallie. Glad you're feeling better and hope it continues.

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LIZARDG7 5/12/2013 1:07PM

    Happy Mothers Day! So glad to hear you are feeling a little better!

Hugs, Lizzie

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JUDY1676 5/12/2013 12:41PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you! I do hope you have found the answer to your health issues and these new meds will work for you!

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LOSTLIME 5/12/2013 12:38PM

    Happy Mother's Day!

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PEGGYO 5/12/2013 12:33PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you too.

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KSNANA2 5/12/2013 12:31PM

    Feeling healthy is always better! Hope this is the start of your complete recovery! Happy Mother's Day Sallie.

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MSLZZY 5/12/2013 12:20PM

    So glad you are feeling better and can enjoy Mother's Day! Have a truly wonderful day!

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NEW-CAZ 5/12/2013 12:15PM

    Glad you're feeling a little better and more positive Sallie, emoticon Happy Mother's Day! emoticon

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LIS193 5/12/2013 12:10PM

    Happy Mother's Day! How sweet of your DH to get you an arrangement.
SI am so happy to hear that you are feeling better and that you had a good visit with the specialist. You are so right, better to be a little heavier and healthy than skinny and sick.

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