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All went well yesterday

Friday, August 16, 2013

We took our neighbor and friend down to GDL yesterday for an endoscopy. We took her to the same place where I went for 2 endoscopies and my colonoscopy. The doctor who did the procedure remembered me and gave me a big hug. then the two nurses that attended me also remembered me and asked me how I was doing. Such warm caring people. That made my girlfriend feel better as she is a person with a low threshold of pain and when I saw the male nurse, Manuel who would be putting in her IV I told her no "dolor" pain as he is really good. She stayed awake all night worrying about the pain. she admits she has a low threshold of pain. I told her one of my tricks which is to focus on an intimate object in the room and spell in in English and Spanish as they are sticking you so you take your mind off of it. She told me she did that and she didn't feel a thing and that Manuel was awesome. So her experience was much better than other times for her. Gosh, I have been poked so much that I think I am numb. When the procedure was done the doctor came out to tell us that he did a biopsy but for sure he believes she had H. Pylori which is what they found in me and that her stomach and small intestines were inflamed and that she will have to go on antibiotics or two weeks. Remember this is our friend that just had her gallbladder out two weeks ago but still has been sick...nausea and such. Her gallbladder definitely had to come out but now she has the H Pylori. She was actually happy to hear that they found something and it is something that can be taken care of.
So she is in a better frame of mind now.

So my DH and I finished season 3 of Downton Abbey and there were definitely some surprises. Now we can't wait until season 4 starts in January. Today I might look into getting Homeland and perhaps Orange is the new Black which I can get on DVD. Kind of sad that we have no more Downton Abbey to watch.

Meeting with the housesitter/pet care people today to give them the lay of the land.

Hope you all have a great day.
Sallie
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  • BUTEAFULL
    another good period piece(s) are the Borgias, and the White Queen, Red Queen and future Queen (which is the war of the roses time period)
    1194 days ago
  • CIRANDELLA
    Always so good to hear about a happy ending. Boy, that helicobacter pylori can cause some horrific symptoms, can't it? emoticon You're so good to your friend, for keeping careful watch over her and helping them keep the pain down. Sorry you're done with Downton Abbey, but I hear Orange Is the New Black is really based on a real story and is very good...hope you enjoy, and that the house sitter situation will pan out well, too. Happy weekend!
    1207 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/16/2013 10:30:39 PM
  • WHITEANGEL4
    Glad everything went well for your friend. Hope all goes well with meeting the house sitters. I know that will be a lot off your mind
    1207 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    I'm so happy everything went well with your friend!!! Stay healthy; stay safe, and God bless you!!!!
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    1207 days ago
  • LIS193
    Glad your friend is ok.
    Aren't you sad we will have to wait till January for season 4??
    1207 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    So happy that the problem is easily fixable! H Pylori is unfortunately so common and yet takes time to diagnose.

    HUGS and glad things went well. You're such a good friend!!!!
    1207 days ago
  • PMFISH
    Great your trip was productive and things went well. Enjoy the weekend.
    1207 days ago
  • KNYAGENYA
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    1207 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    good luck Sallie, I can't wait for the next series!Have a great weekend hun emoticon
    1207 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    At least your friend has an answer for her health
    issues. So nice of you to help her get to a doctor
    who understands. Hope she feels better soon .
    Have a great weekend. HUGS!
    1207 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    How about Mad Men? I'm thinking about Breaking Bad.
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    1207 days ago
  • IFDEEVARUNS2
    I understand how your friend feels: it's always nice to know what one is dealing with!
    Can't wait for Downton Abbey to start as well!
    1207 days ago
  • GAYEMC
    Good luck with your house/pet sitter. I can't tell you how many times i've rewatched Downton Abbey, always before the new season starts. Have a nice weekend.
    1207 days ago
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