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Old 02-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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THURSDAY'S Roll Call, Feb. 28

Let us get moving on this Thursday, friends!!
Welcome to "flagman", another "oldie but goodie"

We leave very early for dh's usual blood tests down in the lovely Sacramento valley, it should at least be warmer than up here..............

Take care of yourselves!
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:37 AM   #2
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Good morning and thanks Doris.

Splitting headache this morning.
Tomorrow is the last day for drops- hate them. Oh now the nausea has kicked in. ugh. Waiting out the hour of thyroid meds and then the diabetes meds should help.
Wellcome all new goldens. I'm 70 and sure feeling that number these days.
Garbage and hair day and will pick up a small bag of cat food.
Wonderful to hear from Verleen but so sorry for another hospital stay. Sending love and hopes for you to feel better.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:01 AM   #3
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Good morning-

Yesterday was DH Bob's first day of chemo. It took a long time, from 9:15 am to 4:15 pm, but he did well and will wear a pump until Friday, which will be disconnected Friday afternoon. The place is relatively cozy, more like a living room with recliners than a clinical environment, which helps. What I really liked is that as each person finishes treatment and prepares to leave they wish good luck to the rest - strength in numbers, if you will. DH will go every 2 weeks for 5 to 6 months.

My surgery is scheduled for March 12. Will see my GP tomorrow for pre-op clearance. My blood pressure spiked when I met with the gynecologic oncologist so my GP plans a very aggressive approach to bring it down if it is still high. Let's hope that was a fluke! My surgeon expects only a 2 night hospital stay, barring complications. Doesn't sound like much for a hysterectomy, but I would far rather be at home for recovery. My 57th birthday is Easter Sunday this year and I hope to be up and about, if not at full strength, by then.

Sorry to hear Verleen was hospitalized again, but hope she recovers well.

It's already 36 with a forecast of a rainy 45 today. I need to get some garden seeds started. Doing that always helps reinforce that Spring is not far away.

Have a lovely day everyone!

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:15 AM   #4
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So glad to see that Verleen and Louise have checked in.
Louise, wishing you and Bob much good luck with the treatments and the surgery.
Verleen, what happened this time? How are the house plans progressing? Did your DD close on it?
Doris, are you talking about your DH going on an arranged flight to D.C? A very large group went from here by chartered flight a couple of months ago. It left from our local small airport in the early a.m., they visited the war memorials, etc., and returned very late that same night. Some volunteers went along to help....push wheel chairs, etc. It was a great time for them. Wish DH had lived long enough to go, too. There was no charge!
Lainey, I was told that 30 minutes is long enough to wait after thyroid rx in order to eat. That's all I wait, then take the rest of my pills.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:54 AM   #5
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Morning,

Another busy day today...and still not too much to post about!

I took Maggie to her house to play in her yard. Mine is very hilly and not a good one to run and play in and hers has a swing set. As soon as we got there she decided she had to go to the bathroom. As my late husband used to say...no good deed goes unpunished. I don't have a key for DD's house so we had to do some improvisation.

DD is still sending DGS to pick up Maggie in the evenings. So I guess she still has her nose out of joint. She does text again so that is good.

Hope you all have a wonderful day. Glad to see our newbies and our Verleen and Weezie posting. Sorry there is so much going on there.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:56 AM   #6
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Good morning everybody,

Doris, have a safe trip.

Lainey, what is causing that nasty headache? Hope it's short lived.

Thanks for Checking in Louise. We were very worried about you and Verleen.

A two nights stay in the hospital is what I had after my hysterectomy back in the 80's.
I'm sure they have improved techniques by now, besides hospitals are full of nasty germs, so you don't want to stay any longer than absolutely necessary.

Hi to Anne and the others. Heading off to the rally.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #7
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I'll place a big DITTO on seeing our two gals Louise and Verleen. I'm so glad to know that you both are as best as you can be. Also best wishes for Bob and the start of his treatments.

Anne I've been there and done that. Nice to have a big bush to go behind. HAHA! Hope your daughter doesn't hold a grudge for too long. Life is so short for that type of thing.

Well we are going to have one beautiful morning and day today. Planing on having lunch with our son and his better half at Panera's to celebrate her new job starting in March. So waiting on breakfast and planing on having a nice salmon salad with all the trimmings. Have a nice Thursday and Flagman. There's always room for one more.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #8
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Good morning-

Yesterday was DH Bob's first day of chemo. It took a long time, from 9:15 am to 4:15 pm, but he did well and will wear a pump until Friday, which will be disconnected Friday afternoon. The place is relatively cozy, more like a living room with recliners than a clinical environment, which helps. What I really liked is that as each person finishes treatment and prepares to leave they wish good luck to the rest - strength in numbers, if you will. DH will go every 2 weeks for 5 to 6 months.

My surgery is scheduled for March 12. Will see my GP tomorrow for pre-op clearance. My blood pressure spiked when I met with the gynecologic oncologist so my GP plans a very aggressive approach to bring it down if it is still high. Let's hope that was a fluke! My surgeon expects only a 2 night hospital stay, barring complications. Doesn't sound like much for a hysterectomy, but I would far rather be at home for recovery. My 57th birthday is Easter Sunday this year and I hope to be up and about, if not at full strength, by then.

Sorry to hear Verleen was hospitalized again, but hope she recovers well.

It's already 36 with a forecast of a rainy 45 today. I need to get some garden seeds started. Doing that always helps reinforce that Spring is not far away.

Have a lovely day everyone!

-Louise
Maybe TMI, but ask about a laproscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy. That's how mine was done, I was home the next day and back to work in 3 weeks. 3 small incision instead of one big one. Very little pain. Having to have the catheter in over night was the worst part.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #9
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would that I could have laparoscopic surgery. I have fibroids as well as a 23.4 cm tumor that, in combination, are the size of a 6 month pregnancy. Gotta settle for a vertical cut, I fear. No more bikinis (not that I wear them anyway)!

Had an ovary removed laparoscopically years back and I agree it's the best way to go when you can.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:20 AM   #10
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Good morning People. Hope we have a great day. I am getting ready to go to work. And it is still cold here. But Spring cant be too far away. Good to see the mia have returned. I am listening to a book on tape and every once in a while, he says something it the machine sounds like a bird tweeting. Getting on my nerves. None of the lady readers ever has that problem. Guess he has false teeth.

My friend had the lapro surgery years ago and she got out good too. But my other friend had a tumor and since they had determined it was cancerous, she had to have the cut. She was a small little lady and the tumor was so big they had to cut her up over her waist, all the way down. But got the whole thing without it bursting. She is just finished with the following chemo, just to try to make sure. But she got along pretty good. The chemo made her sick but it is over so she can improve between now and her birthday in May and see many more, hopefully.

My knee is doing pretty good. Had more pain yesterday than usual, but I did get up early and went to take my car to get it checked out, and then daughter and son in law picked me up and we went to breakfast and then to walmart, so that is a lot more active than I usually am. So hopefully will be better today. I started taking some glucosamine today as it should help with the knee too.

Anne, I remember when my oldest grandson now 14 was maybe 4 years old. We were over at his other grandma's and we were watching some twigs and stuff burn, when he said he needed someone to go to the bathroom with him. I told him just to pee in the fire. It took some doing, but finally, he did. After that, for a while, everytime he went over, he wanted to make a fire, so he could pee in it.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:34 AM   #11
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Good morning all and welcome Flagman, we're always glad to meet new friends. Hope you stick around long enough to get to know us; we have a lot who check in, then disappear again...I guess it's a bit much to be checking in every day. We're a good bunch and welcome all.

Sunny and warm in SoCal today, we're looking at an expected 85 degrees but will be cooling back off to normal winter temps for the next week. Loooking for a chance of rain next week and we sure can use it as it's been a dry year for us. I know most of the country has been having the worst winter in years, but we're missing most of that....we hoping for an El Nino year one of these years.

Good vibes and best wishes going to those who need 'em and will be thinking of you all today. I had a 15 day stay in hospital for my hysterectomy....back in the '59 but they released me after only ten days because I refused transfusions in my feet. Yep, that was the norm back then as I had no complications...my how techniques have changed.

And I loved the infusion clinic, even at the VA, recliners and total support from the patients and the greatest nurses in the world...no, I've not had chemo so don't know how that goes, but I have my boniva and reclast shots in the infusion clinic. They are so much better than the dialysis clinics, but my hat's off to those tech's and nurses, too.

I hope you will all excuse my whining and whinging for the month...I made the "official" weigh-in and measures today as it's the last of the month...and I register a three pound loss and a couple of inches in the waist and hips so the pants don't lie. I sure hope it will continue for March.

Today is casino day so I'll BBL...in the meantime, y'all have a good day...enjoy it anyway you can.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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would that I could have laparoscopic surgery. I have fibroids as well as a 23.4 cm tumor that, in combination, are the size of a 6 month pregnancy. Gotta settle for a vertical cut, I fear. No more bikinis (not that I wear them anyway)!

Had an ovary removed laparoscopically years back and I agree it's the best way to go when you can.



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They generally do the bikini incision these days if they must do it through the abdomen, so you could still wear one.
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