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    Happy Easter and Passover to everyone who is celebrating these beautiful holy days. Blessings on us all!

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    Hi, Gabba! It was so nice to see a post from you. I have not seen one in a while. I've missed you. I haven't done much posting myself lately. Anyway, it was nice to see and I hope you are well. :-)

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      Gabba

      I got to watch the Super Bowl in the hospital as I was readmitted for 9 days with a whopping abdominal infection on 1/30...I was doing well at home, progressing nicely then got hit with shaking chills, weakness and a painful swollen abdomen. My surgeon saw me immediately in his office and sent me for direct admission...I was loaded up on antibiotics and the following day underwent a second abdominal surgery for drainage of 2 seromas that had developed after the first surgery. After 9 days I was sent home on IV antibiotics and wound dressings everyday by the VNA. The IVs just ended, the PICC line has been pulled and I'm hoping soon the dressing changes (there's a 8" wound across my abdomen like a smiling mouth!) will become 3x/ week instead of every day. They tell me it will be another 6-8 weeks but that I can start going out with my husband for short excursions...still avoiding everyone but my own children for fear of picking up something. We went for breakfast after my follow up appointment Thursday and it was heavenly!
      Being as sick as I was I couldn't get too upset over the Patriots loss!
      So that's my tale of woe...
      Great news on your breast MRI...such a relief...and hugs back at you!
      The other Grace

      2 months ago
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      Oh, my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear this. You've really been through it, haven't you? Yes, I can see that the Patriots's loss wouldn't rank so high on your list of things about which to get upset. Do you like your doctor(s)? Are you comfortable these days? I hope that's the end of all this medical "excitement" and you mend well and soon. Please, please take good care.

      2 months ago
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      I am very pleased with my surgeon and with his team of surgical PAs who treated me as they would their own mother. The pain is tolerable and I avoid pain meds whenever I can. Usually 2 extra strength Tylenol can take the edge off...when I went for debridement last week they had me premedicate at home which helped.
      Need to pick up RXs today so I may take the ride with my husband...if you are under the care of the VNA you may leave the house for doctors appointments and religious reasons only....I am getting a little house bound and it's beautiful outside...we had 6" of snow yesterday and may break the record on Wednesday with temp of 70! I may get a chair out and sit outside...
      Bug, thanks so much for checking on me! Grace

      2 months ago
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    To all of you along the east coast and especially in New England, please be safe, stay warm and dry...please God, we keep our electricity with sub zero temperatures on the way after the blizzard! (From Quincy, MA, just south of Boston)

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      BuckeyeShelby

      You stay safe and warm, too. Greetings from sub-arctic Ohio.

      4 months ago