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    Unhappy health and family update

    ithi everyone sorry have not posted for few days have been unwell has been difficult week have had severe blood pressure but is now slowly coming down new medication atacand has finally started to kick in. but have now developed chronic case of paresthesia which is burning and numbness and electric shocks through my nervous system finding it hard to sleep in severe pain doctor has given me a creamto apply to area called zostrix it is analgesic cream also said need to take vitamin b 12 as well as iron tablets my iron is still low and my thyroid is still not functioning so had increase dose of. thyroxine my local doctor said i now have to have visit to neurologist for nerve conduction test. also had visit with heart specialist have to have scan on heart as well as myocardial perfusion test. rheumotologist has decreased my prednisole to 10 mg now because of bloodpressure and swelling.very fatigued at the moment relying more and more on walking stick balance has been shocking brain fog not to good either . on good note have lost 5 kilos been on optifast need to lose weight for my health. stephen also has to have same heart test has been experiencing lot of chest pain this week has been a worry he went for lung test the other day we always thought he had asthma but it turns out it is his heart causing the problems. he still very unwell. sarah my eldest came out of hospital and tried to kill herself again she has cuts all up her arm she is in severe depression but they keep0 on sending her back to mental hostel where she lives i cannot understand mental health she is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and ocd but has not seemed to get any better it has been 3 years now since her breakdown she is a constant worry i am now having to take valium twice a day just to cope with everything. sorry if making spelling mistakes but hands are not functioning very well at moment. wish i could report good news for a change thankyou all for supporting me through this difficult stage it has been a real comfort you are all such good friends. many hugs and good health wishes kim l

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    Kim,

    You and your family are always in my thoughts.Sending you gentle hugs.

    love Amanda.xxxx
    I am still here,just been on new meds so unable to function like i used to.I will pop back,just know im thinking of you all and hoping you are keeping on keeping on.xxxxxxx

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    Kim I hope you and your family feel better soon!
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    kim,
    I am glad to see a post from you. I was wondering how you and the family were doing. how's your son? how's michaela?
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    Dear Kim

    I am sorry to hear about your daughter. My daughter too suffers from depression. She has been told she has post traumatic distress disorder. It has been really difficult for her over the years. She has to stay on medication for the depression for the rest of her life. I have a hard time relating to this condition, as I have never had depression problems, but I do my best to help her. She tells me that I can't really help her with this, but I give her support irregardless.

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    Kim;
    You, your daughter and your family are in my prayers. Wondering how you are and how is your daughter?

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    I just wanted to say that I am sorry you are struggling so much and with all the stress in your life, no wonder you are feeling so yucky I just wish there was something I could do for you and your family at this point. All I can say is that I am here to listen to you when you need me and I know everyone here feels the same way. Remember, you are surrounded by love and we are all thinking of you all the time. Keep talking to us and getting your feelings out in the open during this time. I am sending you healing thoughts for you and your family and lots of hugs to get you through the week
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    Kim,
    Please keep updating us about you and your family. Several of us have you on our minds quite often. Stay strong, sweetie, and know that we are here to listen.
    I hope that this evening finds you and your family feeling a bit better.
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    I'm glad you posted, kim. I've had you and your family on my heart and it's good to come here and while catching up to find your post. I'm so sorry you have so many struggles. (((((Hugs))))

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