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Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year. I've been offline for a few days as I just got out of the hospital. The ambulance guys saved my life and got me to the ER fast enough so the doctors and nurses could work to keep me alive. I had a bleeding ulcer which I didn't know I had--lost 4 units of blood and was nearly dead when I got to the hospital. No symptoms at all and no warning signs--just started throwing up large blood clots the day after Christmas. Lost so much blood that I couldn't breathe and lost my sight for a while (it came back after the paramedics gave me oxygen but it happened again once in the hospital due to low oxygen from the blood loss). It's been a scary few days and I don't ever want to re-live that. I'm very weak and will work now at getting strong and healthy again. Evidently the Aleve I was taking for the past 10 years for my arthritis causes ulcers. And the extra stress I had the past 2 months was enough to put me over the top. I'll be cutting back on most of my volunteer activities and just focusing on getting healthy for awhile now. I will still be seeing the surgeon on Feb. 4 to plan the hip surgery, but I'm sure it will be postponed until I'm stronger. Next week my husband goes in for an angiogram and tests on the circulation in his legs.. Please keep us both in your prayers. I do wish everybody a Happy New Year and I'm sure hoping it's better than the last part of 2013 has been.
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IOWAGRAMMA 1/1/2014 1:57PM

    Cherie, I'm really sorry to hear you've had such a scary and life-threatening event! So glad you are doing better now and I hope and pray that you'll be making good progress each and every day! emoticon

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SPEEDY143 12/31/2013 1:19PM

    emoticon that's horrible Cherie emoticon I'm so sorry you had to go through all that... very scary. You and your DH are in my prayers emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/31/2013 1:06PM

    Prayers coming..and i am SO GLAD you are ok!! Hang in and take care!!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 12/31/2013 9:20AM

    emoticon emoticon Howdy! And good morning from the DFW area of Texas!

Thank you for sharing this blog with us. I will add you to my prayer list and your husband also and pray for God's will to be done and that you will have many blessings for this 2014 new year.Please keep working on your healthy side and grow stronger day by day. You are right in putting aside some of your volunteer work, because we just have to concentrate on ourselves (not being selfish) so that we can get back up and live the life that we are meant to live.

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula emoticon

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YMWONG22 12/31/2013 7:45AM

  Happy New Year!

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NANCYPAT1 12/31/2013 7:09AM

    Will keep you in my prayers and I certainly hope 2014 is a WONDERFUL year for you and that your health issues shrink along with the rest of you.

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CARMEL_466 12/31/2013 7:05AM

    Praying for you both and thanking God you are better. Take good care of yourself and continued blessings in 2014.

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GINILEE4 12/31/2013 5:54AM


Cherie. SO glad you are now on the mend and will be working on making yourself healthier. Time to focus on you and DH for a while. My thoughts are with you both as you enter the New Year. Hang on girl, it's going to be a great ride this coming year!


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POETICJUSTUS 12/31/2013 4:26AM

    Blessings! emoticon emoticon You and my family are in my prayers.

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JACKIE15108 12/31/2013 4:19AM

    2013 finished well as you're home from the hospital! You'll need to rebuild up your blood and strength and maybe you'll be better than before having the ulcer fixed.

Good luck to you and your husband and Happy and Healthy New Year!!!

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