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Happy Thursday

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hope you all are doing well this Thursday...the week end is coming for those of you still working.

Met with my FIL surgeon last night at his house. He is pleased with the recovery and says that perhaps come Tuesday my FIL might be able to stand up. Woo hoo! It seems his digestive system is back on track now which is a plus. His attitude still continues to be good and his sense of humor is fine. Yesterday when we went to visit the first time some neighbors were visiting him. So that was nice. So happy that he seems to be doing well.

I on the other hand have developed a dull headache that I am not sure where it is coming from. I have been cutting back on the prednisone and am wondering if that might be the cause. I would love to be able to take something for it but really worried about upsetting my stomach as my digestive system is so weak. So no aspirin or anything like that. I will contact my doctor and see what she says. Yesterday too I was off the western meds for my digestion and after lunch got a tummy ache. Not sure if it was because I ate so much zucchini or something but I was uncomfortable. I hope I don't have to go back on the digestion meds but someone told me I might have to be on something for life. Again will check with the doctor.

I am happy that I am getting a facial today. That will be relaxing and might help with the headache. First will walk the dogs. Nice sunny day today so it will be a nice walk. And then of course will visit with my FIL and see what's up there.

Hope you all have a terrific Thursday.
Sallie
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JUST_BRENDA 8/30/2013 10:10AM

    now that FIL is progressing you can relax and enjoy your facial.

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GOANNA2 8/30/2013 8:07AM

    Enjoy your facial. Have a lovely day.
Glad your FIL is so much better. I hope
your headache and tummy ache go away.

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JANIEWWJD 8/30/2013 12:44AM

    I'm glad FIL is doing good. I really hope you don't have to go back on your meds, but regardless, have a great facial!!!
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WHITEANGEL4 8/29/2013 10:47PM

    Glad FIL is progressing well. Sorry to hear that you are developing problems. Coming off pred does have side effects. Hubby has been off and on for years. Just in case you were not aware long time use (3 to 4 months) promotes weight gain

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CAPECODBABE 8/29/2013 4:35PM

    Always like good news

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1CRAZYDOG 8/29/2013 3:03PM

    Well I see SAM60 said what I was going to say about the "for life" possibility. Absolutely true . . . we have to make the choices that allow us quality of life (and in some cases quantity of life too). So, just don't be too disheartened if that's the case that you need the medication.

Dull headache -- honestly, my Mom had that when she was tapering off Prednisone and you've been on it for a long while! Good to have a chat w/the Dr. about it for sure!

HUGS and so uplifted to hear your FIL is doing better. Wow! May even be able to stand up on Tuesday!

HUGS and prayers. Feel better.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/29/2013 2:25PM

    Glad your FIL's progress is going well.

My mind zeroed right in on the "life" possibility. If the doc says "yup, you need this med for life...' take heart. Being on meds for life is not something we LIKE doing, but when the alternative is a life with significantly diminished quality, .... well: "it is what it is". One of the quirks in the concept of 'healthy lifestyle' is that sometimes we must choose between what we'd rather avoid and what will enable us to live normally... (This was a 'been there, done and doing' that summation...) Health issues are definitely a bump on the journey and you're handling the bump beautifully!!

Every time you mention a facial, I think "yup, someday I'll give myself that for a reward!" Hope it relieves the headache!

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MIRAGE727 8/29/2013 2:03PM

    It's great that you'll get some me time to just exhale, Sallie! Enjoy!
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NEW-CAZ 8/29/2013 11:33AM

    Glad to hear he's doing so well Sallie, hope your headache goes quickly!

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LIS193 8/29/2013 11:29AM

    Good to hear your FIL is doing so well!
Sorry about your headache and digestive upset - hang in there!
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BUTEAFULL 8/29/2013 11:26AM

    I've only been able to check in on you about once a month lately as I have been doing so traveling this summer (and without a computer) and have more traveling coming up next month. Kinda like reading a novel, which reminds me...does your FIL have a Kindle to read books in any position he has to remain while he heals from surgery?

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MEADSBAY 8/29/2013 10:52AM

    Hope your headache fades away.
Glad to hear FIL is doing so well.
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PEGGYO 8/29/2013 10:35AM

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TRYJESUS2DAY 8/29/2013 10:13AM

    Enjoy your facial. Keep Sparking!

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SUSANELAINE1956 8/29/2013 10:11AM

    It's great to read that your FIL is improving. You've been so busy taking care of him, and I wonder if your headache isn't stress related. Hope your tummy feels better soon!

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GAYEMC 8/29/2013 10:10AM

    Have a nice day Salli! Had to use windshield wipers this morning, lol!

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/29/2013 10:03AM

    Enjoy your facial!

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