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Welcome to the team!

Thankful for the Lord Jesus Christ coming into my life and changing me!


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12/26/08 12:13 P

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Hi Dee, Welcome.

Kate.

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12/19/08 11:48 P

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Welcome, dee!
I hope you guys will find the answers you need and a Dr who listens (oh, wait, do they even exist?...(yes, I know they do, but they seem to be few & far between!)...).
Meanwhile, feel free to chat (or vent) any time. We're here for each other.

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12/19/08 12:50 P

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Welcome, Dee. People on this team are wonderful supporters. I hope you can find some ways to handle this situation. I am 61 and still teaching full time. My husband had a stroke almost 3 years ago. He can talk and his brain is pretty good, but he can't use his right side. Also something happened to his motivation because he can't seem to think of ways to keep himself busy except for TV and a little reading. If you spoke with him, you's think he is fine. Chris

Today I stop and think before putting anything into my mouth. HALT! Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired?


It feels like I am not moving, but I guess I am. Even turtles eventually move from place to place. chris


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12/19/08 9:16 A

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My name is Dee. I'm 26, married to a 45 year old man and we have a 2 year old.

My DH has a chronic condition that as yet is undiagnosed. He has episodes of nausea, relentless vomiting, abdominal pain, low-grade fever, and occasionally heart irregularities and disorientation. The episodes last 1-2 weeks and come every 2-6 months. He's also been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis (which is trigger by the mystery illness) and GERD. I have my suspicions as to what his mystery illness is, but since I'm not a doctor, I get ignored.

When he's not in an episode, he is able to work and he makes good money so I'm able to be a SAHM. Me working outside the home wouldn't be easy anyway because of his illness. When he's sick, he's in no shape to take care of our daughter so I'd have to take off for a week or two at a time several times a year and very few bosses would put up with that.

I'm an emotional eater, which has contributed to the weight gain. I'm working on finding better ways to deal with the stress so I can lose some weight and get healthy.

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