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    Re: Thanks

    Remember that your feelings are just as valid and as important as your wife's feelings. It's a hard thing on both sides. You obviously do love your wife, or you wouldn't be here trying to understand...
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    Hi Rhonda, Yes, Lupus can mimic a lot of...

    Hi Rhonda,

    Yes, Lupus can mimic a lot of things. That's why it's so hard to diagnose a lot of times. My mom has Lupus and it took them about 7 years to figure out what was going on and they...
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    Hi cdogjune, I can't say that I know exactly...

    Hi cdogjune,

    I can't say that I know exactly how you feel. My mom has Lupus and has had it for the majority of my life. I can understand the feelings of frustration, guilt and helplessness when it...
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    Switching meds around without guidance from a...

    Switching meds around without guidance from a doctor is a scary thing in my book. Can you talk to your rhumie and ask their advice about decreasing? What are the risks with decreasing it?

    I hate...
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    Hi rhonday, I'm sorry to hear that you're not...

    Hi rhonday,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're not going to be able to start the clomid as soon as you'd like to. But I think making sure you are healthy is important too. I know that I'm anxious to...
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    Go on your date and be yourself. If she liked you...

    Go on your date and be yourself. If she liked you when she talked to you on the phone, but doesn't like you when she sees you - then you didn't really want her anyway.

    Shallow people irritate me!!...
  7. Thread: Concerned

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    I've had Pleurisy twice and my doctor just...

    I've had Pleurisy twice and my doctor just perscribed an anti-inflamatory like Motrin and rest. When I ready your first post that was my first thought. It can be so painful, and especially when...
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    Thank you Jen. :D

    Thank you Jen. :D
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    They did report it to the state and are...

    They did report it to the state and are investigating the incident. They have interviewed a trainee aid that was in the room when this happened and they had to roll her several times to get her...
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    Can you tell me what book(s) you read that helped...

    Can you tell me what book(s) you read that helped you?

    Thank you for your words and input. My mom has never wanted to share my time with anyone or anything. We do have a schedule and I try very...
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    not a good day

    I am having such a bad day. We go on vacation next week and boy do I ever need it! I'm completely burned out, have no patience for anything and just want to be in bed sleeping.

    I found out...
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    Thank you for understanding! I'm so glad I found...

    Thank you for understanding! I'm so glad I found this site! All of you are such wonderful people and the support is awesome...even if sometimes how I feel is hard for you to read.
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    Sometimes it helps to just be able to vent and...

    Sometimes it helps to just be able to vent and have someone understand the frustration and the feeling of helplessness I guess.

    When she first started dialysis, we discussed PD and I don't believe...
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    Dialysis issues....

    I'm very frustrated with my mom. She is in the hospital again and it's mostly her own fault this time because she's not staying on the machine the long enough to get her full treatments. She demands...
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    Hi Pretti, I am so sorry to hear of how things...

    Hi Pretti, I am so sorry to hear of how things turned out for you. As hard as it was to make the decision, you made the right one for you. I wish there was some magic words I could say or advise I...
  16. Thread: Stroke...

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    Thank you for information. There is a medical...

    Thank you for information. There is a medical supply store by my house, i drive by it all the time and have been meaning to stop in and check it out. I will also check out the wipes you suggested. I...
  17. Hi Angela, I'm glad it could be of some help...

    Hi Angela,

    I'm glad it could be of some help to you. Only you know the right path for you to take and must do what you feel will help you the most.

    You mentioned that you might write to your...
  18. Your mom sounds very Narcisitic (I don't think I...

    Your mom sounds very Narcisitic (I don't think I spelled that right)..but that personality would be more concerned about themselves and think the whole world revolves around them. Do some research on...
  19. Thread: Stroke...

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    Hi Ladies, and thank you. I'm pretty sure they...

    Hi Ladies, and thank you.

    I'm pretty sure they were all talking, but I don't know if it was about getting her off of the narcs or not. She is currently on Cumidan and I know they have to keep...
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    Hello, My husband says he can't understand it...

    Hello,

    My husband says he can't understand it (grasp it) because it's not like Cancer in that you can't "SEE" it or what it's doing. There are no definate milestones or schedules for it.

    It's...
  21. Thread: Stroke...

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    Thank you ladies. She has made amazing progress...

    Thank you ladies. She has made amazing progress and is back at her nursing home today. In some ways, I think it might have actually helped her and in other ways....it certainly made things worst.
    ...
  22. Thread: Stroke...

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    Thank you Mary. The CT and the MRIs have been...

    Thank you Mary.

    The CT and the MRIs have been "inconclusive" which means that she did not have an acute stroke. The neurologist seems to think maybe it was a TIA (transient ischemic attack) or a...
  23. Thread: Stroke...

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    Stroke...

    they think my mom had one. I will find out more today (hopefully). tests tests.....

    I feel so lost...I don't know what to do...should I be at work...should I be sitting at the hospital going...
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    Pain is no fun at all!. What about novacane(sp?)...

    Pain is no fun at all!. What about novacane(sp?) patches for some of the more painful places? It's not a narcotic, it's not an anti inflamatory...and seems to be working very well with my mom's...
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    Hi Again...I wanted to share some information...

    Hi Again...I wanted to share some information that I found with you...and also to tell you about a great website for kidney issues and diabetes - www.davita.com. That is where I got the following...
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