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07-15-2009, 11:46 PM
well mikaela is over her flu but sarah is taking longer to get over swine flu still has cough and is weak. stephen was having some good days where he felt a little better but in the last few days he has become weak again getting puffed just from walking to toilet he is getting severe headaches again and the other night his breathing was bad and his heart was a little fast we have not left the house as i cannot leave him alone he has to have ct scan on lungs as they think one of his lungs is permanently damaged he is on medication 3 times a day and i have to give it to him as his memory is getting worse. i was getting him to eat again as he lost so much weight but he now not wanting to eat again he feels useless and is suffering depression. i have now started to do things to make my life easier by buying my groceries online as i cannot leave him and also i am finding it hard to get around without my walking stick these days i have felt ill in the last couple of days and it is hard for me even to get out of bed i am very fatigued and in pain and have had severe headache for 2 days and also am very puffy have been trying to reduce prednisone due to blood pressure and severe bloating face is severly swollen i think i am in severe flare as am getting dizzy i can,t afford to be sick now but i know i am trying to keep brave face for stephen but am very depressed and tired find myself crying alot when am in lounge room alone just want to sleep but have insomnia. well one bit of good news they approved our housing transfer but it could take months, stephen sees heart specialist next week hope they can help him. i am so sorry that i only write bad news to all of you i wish things were different i know you all are suffering alot to please know that i am grateful to you all you have been my strength i wish you all happy and pain free days and hope all your families are well love kim l

07-16-2009, 04:24 AM
Dear Kim,

I have been praying for you and your family and hope everything will turn for the better. It is very sad, that all this is happening to one family. I really don't know, how to help you, I wish I could. All you can do is ask for help, so that you can take care of yourself too, you have to get some sleep, to recharge your batteries. All the best for you and your family.


07-16-2009, 05:39 AM

Many of God's Blessings on you.
Father God, be with Kim and her family today. I just lift them up, ease their burdens send someone along side of her to help, begin to heal her, her children and her husband, help them in the move and move the Doctors quickly to give them all they need, In Jesus Name.
Hang in there Kim, I am glad you keep us updated, all we can do is pray, and it helps us to know how to pray for you.
Be encouraged, what a brave women you are! I pray that your flare ends soon, and that you can regain strength.

07-16-2009, 06:05 AM
Im really sorry to hear you arent feeling well and Stephen isnt either, Im going to keep your family in my prayers. Continue to stay strong. I know you will because you have kept everything together this far and you are very strong. Remember: God may not come when we want him to but he is ALWAYS ON TIME!!!!

Hang in there

07-16-2009, 07:54 AM
May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending
one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless,
fearful wilderness--
the children, the aged, the unprotected--
be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.
- The Buddha

07-16-2009, 09:26 AM
Please do not feel that you need to apologize to us. Regardless of where we are with our illnesses, we want you to know that we are here for you. I can hear the frustration, stress, and depression in your post! You are dealing with so much right now and your family's health requires your constant presence and attention.
Like the others here, I just want to let you know that you and your family are in my prayers and I pray that this long road to recovery for all of them begins to bring them all back to health.
Please know that you can come to us at any time, we are here for you. Oluwa has offered you a beautiful prayer from Buddah and I just want to bow my head and add my "Amen" to her blessings for you and your family.
Above all, please try to take care of yourself too.

Peace and Blessings

07-16-2009, 11:50 AM
I'm so glad to see another update from you!
It is good news to see that Mikeala is getting better. I'm sure that Sarah will be better soon.
I echo what others have said. Please, please take care of yourself so that you can be strong for Stephen. Call your rheumy and tell him/her about your flare. Perhaps there is something that can help you to feel better.
We're all here for you whenever you need to "talk". We all understand how you feel physically, so don't worry about complaining - we really do understand.
Take care of Stephen and yourself, and keep us informed.
Gentle hugs,

07-16-2009, 05:36 PM
I am glad to hear that Mikeala is on the mend. I am sorry that you and your family are still struggling with so many difficulties. You are still in my prayers. I hope you and Sarah and Stephen start to feel better soon.

07-16-2009, 10:12 PM
I am so sorry to hear all the bad things happening to you in your life right now. Try to hold on to you faith and know that things will improve. I hope that you and stephen start to feel better. God Bless you and your family.

07-17-2009, 01:42 PM
hi kim,

you are doing an incredible job of handling all of the family health issues. I was so glad to read that Stephen's family is helping, i hope their support continues.

Congratulations on finally getting approval for the housing transfer....that is one thing off your shoulders.

I send you "sister hugs", and please know that i think of you and your family each day. Everyone is in my prayers and i send a special prayer for you.