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    04-06-2014, 01:20 PM
    First let me say welcome to the WHL family! We are glad you found us! Next I have to say that those last two post are exactly the kind that brought...
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    04-05-2014, 01:20 PM
    Hello and welcome to WHL! We are so very glad that you found us. I am so sorry you are having a hard time but sadly it often takes us a long time to...
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    03-23-2014, 06:56 PM
    Hi Alopez. I wish I could answer that question for you but it isn't that simple. There currently is no single test for Lupus. That blood work will...
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  • kim,l's Avatar
    03-23-2014, 04:21 AM
    well hubby and I are planning nice lunch at restaurant for our anniversary . could not afford presents but we do not care. just being together is...
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    03-23-2014, 04:17 AM
    kim,l started a thread flu injections in Lauri's Lounge
    well the whole family going on Friday to have flu shots because of our chronic illnesses we have been told to get as soon as possible as flu seasons...
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    03-23-2014, 04:13 AM
    kim,l replied to a thread Stomach Issues in Lauri's Lounge
    have you checked for celiacs disease. also gallstones which are both common things that a lot of us have had also irritable bowel. is something also...
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    03-23-2014, 04:07 AM
    kim,l replied to a thread Shallow breathing? in Lauri's Lounge
    adjustment is hard and not very much fun hang in there hope you feel better soon.
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    03-23-2014, 04:05 AM
    I go swimming or go for a drive down to our local beach and just look at the bay. it calms me. I also watch movies on you tube.
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    03-23-2014, 04:02 AM
    kim,l replied to a thread Tapering and anxiety? in Lauri's Lounge
    tapering off your medication is a fear in itself I tapered off my prednisone for a year before I finally stopped it at Christmas . was not the most...
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    03-22-2014, 04:59 PM
    tgal replied to a thread Tapering and anxiety? in Lauri's Lounge
    The answer is yes and no. Yes if it is acting up at the moment but often times the problem is that it is a problem of irregularity in how it is...
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    03-22-2014, 04:44 PM
    Wonderful advice we try to give often! Don't ever let someone ignore yoy when you know you are sick! So glad you listened to your body! Take care of...
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    03-22-2014, 07:11 AM
    Sorry i am so late in welcoming you! We are really glad that you are here. Make yourself at home and I look forward to getting to know you!
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    03-22-2014, 07:02 AM
    Hello from a fellow Texan! I love the "don't make Marvin mad"! LOL Very true! Texas is hard on Lupus, some parts worse than others. I am glad you...
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    03-22-2014, 06:58 AM
    When you say "get sick" do you get diarrhea? I ask because I know many suffer with this and often it is caused by the removal of the gallbladder. It...
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    03-22-2014, 06:49 AM
    tgal replied to a thread Tapering and anxiety? in Lauri's Lounge
    I'm going to give you an answer you most likely don't want to hear. Talk to your doctor. I dealt with this for several years before they figured out...
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    03-17-2014, 12:46 AM
    kim,l replied to a thread up date on daughter in Lauri's Lounge
    thankyou steve you are a good friend just a little overwhelmed right now hopefully things will settle down soon and then I can rest.
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    03-16-2014, 08:14 PM
    well mikaela has been put on propranol to lower her heart rate she had a monitor on for 24 hours and her heart rate varies it went up to 159 beats...
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    merry christmas and have wonderful day luv kim
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    thankyou for your support it has been wonderful i am extremely baffled why they are going to send him home same day i am worried about complications sorry i have not replied sooner i am in flare right now and my fingers are pushing all the wrong buttons will keep you informed luv kim
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    hopefully in the next month but we are still worried he may have some valve issues as well when they admitted himto cardiac unit over night just before christmas they mentioned this so hopefully we may have some answers by the end of this week from heart specialist but pacemaker specialist does not come back until tuesday then we have to make appointment so i cannot see anything being done till end of february or until he ends up in emergency again which ever comes first and the way he is now i think it will be emergency. thankyou for caring i am struggling with worry hard for me to sleep worried he will not wake up hugs kim.
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    hi gizmo husband not well has to have pacemaker he is tired now just from eating it is very stressful time . how have you been hope everything okay with you nice to here from you hugs
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    hello gizmo just checking to see how you are and to thankyou for all your kind support you have been giving me regarding my husband. and to wish you happy christmas if we do not get chance to talk before christmas hugs.
  6. How are you doing, Mari? I saw a post where someone asked for prayers for you and am concerned. Your FB posts are so upbeat and always focus on other people. What's happening, my friend?
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    Hello Gizmo! Missing you! We all need to set up a time to actually chat in the chat program (a novel idea eh). Hope things are going well for you. Here is wishing you a pain free night!
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    Not really any story, no. Sometimes i'll come across cool pictures or sketches online that I'd like to try drawing or improving on, and save them to my computer. So when it came time to pick an avatar, I had this picture ready.

    Gahh, every time I look at your puppies it makes me want to squeal! They're sooo cute, i kinda wanna ruffle their ears a little, hehe.
    How are you today?
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    Awwww... well that's no fun Two puppies is a lot to handle though, so while i'm sure you'll miss her, it might also be a relief as well.

    It's an angel - with one white wing and one black. I'll try to link you to a bigger picture (:

    Try Here

    or Here

    You know, you're not the first to ask me that...maybe i should change it! hehe
    hope you're doing well (:
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    Hi there! I just saw your new profile picture and wanted to tell you that your new little furbabies are absolutely adorable!!
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I was diagnosed with SLE and Sjogrens in 1999, when I was 35. My youngest daughter has UDCD, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, hemiplegic migraines and dysautonomia and is not able to attend college due to her illness. I am an RN, but worked as a volunteer coordinator in the schools for 10 years. Five years ago my daughter's health was so bad we couldn't leave her home alone, and I have been a stay home mom/nurse ever since.
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