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#2201 PieDoh

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

Good news! Here's to none!


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#2202 nancykind

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

okay friends, off i go!! send me an ecard! :lol:

https://www.glensfal...al.org/e-cards/

i love you!!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

#2203 TEO

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:46 AM

:smile: :heart:

#2204 August West

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

thinking of you :heart:

#2205 gram-man

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:58 PM

ecard sent!! :funny1:

#2206 sarah b.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

Thinking of you. <3

#2207 vinandtonic

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:54 PM

:heart:

#2208 Tim the Beek

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:00 PM

(((Nancy))) <3

#2209 joecool

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:03 AM

mornin! how's life in nacyland this morn? hope all is as well as can be expected. hope you don't have any pain or discomfort. i'm so happy you've made such progress in this journey of yours! you are amazing, and a great example to all of us how to handle life when it hands you such a challenge! i only hope i'll be able to handle even the little things as well as you handle the massive things you have to deal with!

thanks for being you, and letting us share that! love ya!

#2210 KrisNYG

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

Thinking about you Nancy! :heart: :heart: :heart:

#2211 Gwendolyn

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

your in our thoughts - went to send you an ecard only to realize I don't know your full name - so here's our good vibes & love to you nancykind~~peace from me and hubby :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

#2212 nancykind

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:51 PM

thanks for the cards, LOVED getting them!! and sarah, i don't think it matters what you choose, the paper it prints on is whatever is in the printer but i've never seen a piece of stationery that pertained to the specific choice that you make. easier for them of course, but then why offer it. :dunno:

so i have half a thyroid, more good news. unfortunately they never gave me the ice pack in recovery that they were supposed to yesterday, so the area is pretty f'ing swollen by now. i have to sleep upright, i'm not supposed to bend over even to tie shoes, no heavy lifting and watch for infection. it's even harder to swallow now and it's sore, not gonna lie.

and my port is gone, yayyyy!!! :dance: there's a good sized painful hole where he pulled it out but there's no stupid poking way out of the skin big painful lumpy bump anymore. yayyyy!!!!

and the burns are about the same. still putting cream on, didn't sleep well at the hospital last night so that area is irritated again today. oh, and while i have half of a giant 1lb jar of the stuff left i'm not supposed to bring anything from home. instead, the surgeon has to prescribe it, they supply a tube of the stuff and charge for it!! :rolleyes: and every time i put it on i'm supposed to have them scan the barcode into the system, even in the middle of the night. kinda ridiculous. if you insist on using your own they have to confirm it with the original prescribing doc AND the pharmacy it came from. kinda ridiculous - for a burn cream.

the surgery went well though, the quick testing showed benign and i'll call for the final pathology on tues morning. apparently i got the shakes coming out of the anesthesia again because i had these space blankets taped to me when i woke up (which took me 2 hours!) and i was packed with the regular blankets too. so that's why/when they forgot the ice pack i guess. and then another hour after that, shortly after i got into my room, i started to feel sick and threw up. :dunno: so they ended up giving me something for that, too. and whoever put the airway in smashed my teeth into my lip and i have a big sore inside my upper lip. :plain:

the new rooms at the hospital are nice. big, lots of chairs for visitors including a recliner, i had the vegetarian meals and they were okay/pretty good. kinda sorry i missed lunch, i ordered the veggie/cheese/fruit platter and a cookie. :) tons of lighting options but no way to control the light behind/over the bed without getting up out of bed. and the best invention everrrrrrr?? the large comfortable remote that handles the call button functions (with separate water, pain and toilet buttons!) AND the television - - including the speaker!! no more hearing everyone's damn televisions from my room. :thup: every single nurse, orderly or housekeeper person i met/saw/spoke with/worked with was great.

and i am going to take a nap now. only slept 3 hours yesterday/last night, probably because of the percocets. fortunately, i am not taking them every 4 hours too! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, home sweet home!

AND I AM DONE!!!!!!

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#2213 vinandtonic

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

yay!! :heart:

#2214 Tim the Beek

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:58 PM

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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#2215 china cat

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

while I hate to read all that you've endured I am so HAPPY you are done!!!

Good vibes for Tuesday results!!!

#2216 TEO

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

YAY Nancy! :heart:

#2217 elder

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

Way to go Nancypants :heart:

#2218 joecool

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

you rock nancykind! you rock! love ya!

#2219 gram-man

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:34 PM

YAY FOR DONE!!! Now on with the building your strength back up!!

#2220 Lemireacle

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

Yay for being finished!! So happy for you!! :heart:

#2221 August West

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

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#2222 nancykind

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:53 PM

yayyyyyy! :crazy:

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#2223 Nuthatch

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:10 PM

Hooray!!!! (Now, try to get some sleep :zzz:) :heart: :heart:

#2224 twilight dancer

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:40 PM

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!


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#2225 forestdancer

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

Nancy I have not been able to get on the boards for a while now but Gramman kept me updated on how you were doing. I send you unlimited good vibes and hope you are resting and building up your strength! YAY For the port being out!! Those things suck and are annoying!
***big hugs and love***

#2226 Karen

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

So glad that the surgery is done and you are home!


Swift healing sista :heart:

#2227 fire_rocket

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

Glad you're home and healing. :heart:

#2228 sarah b.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:39 AM

((sweet sleeping)) <3

#2229 August West

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:44 AM

((sweet sleeping)) <3


and good morning too :)

#2230 scarfire

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

home sweet home!

AND I AM DONE!!!!!!

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congratulations nancy! job well done. you're a real trooper!! :angel:

#2231 nancykind

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

:gah: all i do is sleep and rest and i'm still just as tired. frustrating!! they said it would be like this for a couple of weeks and that then i'd gradually starting feeling more like i have some energy. looking forward to that!

my acupuncturist who moved away is back for appointments this weekend, i am seeing her today at 4. she was only planning on doing one day but is booked for both today and tomorrow. we don't wanna let go!!! :lol: truly though, she is remarkable and i'm looking forward to seeing her.

lost another toenail at the podiatrist's yesterday. pinky toe on the left this time. 2 1/2 toenails left to go, i think the other few are going to hang tight. i was hoping they'd be all done by the time i needed socks again but that is not going to be the case so i'll have to be careful getting them on and off. the beau's lines are really distinct on some of my fingernails and i just keep telling myself that it doesn't matter how awful they look for the next several months. we'll see in a month or so if i actually believe myself... fingers and toes are still numb too - - i was hoping the neuropathy would just clear right up so that i didn't have to even worry about the possibility of its permanence. so i'll give it a couple more months yet.

thank you so much for the love and encouragement. this would have been all soooo much more difficult without you all believing in me and telling me i could do this. i love you all. :heart: :heart:

#2232 insolent cur

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:01 PM

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#2233 twilight dancer

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:39 PM

you so rock-
and you are so much of an inspiration much more than you know <3

2013 vibes, hun....!

<3

#2234 Tabbooma

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

<3

#2235 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hi Nancy!

Just wanted to stop in and let you know Im thinking of you.. all the time.

Much love... and HEALING VIBES!

xo

#2236 nancykind

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:06 PM

thank you! boardies have powerful vibes! :) :heart:

i have NO appointments and nothing scheduled today for the first time since july 23rd. craziness! i'm going to ship my lifeline back today. :dance: and i might go to the tai chi class at the hospital later, if i'm awake. i've switched my yoga night to weds but the new session doesn't start till next week.

things are feeling better. if i do something stupid, like bend over, i feel it in my neck right away. i had a few antibiotics in the cabinet and i started taking those because that port incision was starting to feel very suspicious and i didn't want another infection there. and the burns are... coming along. my acupuncturist recommended a chamomile tea with aloe and lavender oil in a spray bottle. i did a chamomile tea compress type thing yesterday and the boost area is amazingly better today, much less red. quite amazing from my perspective, i must say. not that it's pretty or anything, but there really is a marked improvement in burn level. neat. :thup:

#2237 In A Silent Way

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

>^:heart:^<

#2238 ladygingechilla

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:51 PM

Been thinking of you a bunch Nancy!
You are my hero. I can't wait to hug you again :heart:

#2239 Royal

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:46 PM

yay Nancykind...and dont think for a moment that your success in this battle is a random event. It's all coming to you as a result of all of the kindness you have given to so many over the years. you really are NancyKIND. Good luck with the healing left to do.

with love

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#2240 Baidarka

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

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#2241 Sunshower

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:57 PM

Ryan, you could not have said it any better. Nancy, I am so happy that you are done. I am amazed by your courage and spirit. You are truly an inspiration to us all. Wish I was there to give you this in person....{{{{{{NANCY}}}}}} :goudgrijp_4_16:

#2242 Karen

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:11 AM

Oy the nails! You are so brave my dear....so very strong and positive.

Love you! :heart:

#2243 August West

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

good morning nancykind :heart:

#2244 nancykind

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

at least the toenails don't hurt, for the most part :)

well good morning Auggie, how are you today? looks like the rain is coming sooner, rather than later!!

#2245 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:34 AM

Nancy! <3 :)

#2246 mamapajama

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hey there Nancy.
Ease back into normal stuff. I imagine you feel ready (emotionally) to take on the world but your body has been through so much. It can take a year or more to get back to normal energy (says the woman who tried to hike up a mountain 3 weeks after finishing treatment ;) trust me but you go girl...gently :) )
Yay for done and benign and forward!
oodles of love

#2247 sarah b.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:48 PM

Good morning, starshine. :) Rest up for Donna the Buffalo at Putnam Den on Fri., 9/28. Ride to and fro available. :grin: :heart: :dance:

#2248 nancykind

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

oooh, that sounds fun :dance:

they're saying pretty much end of year before i feel 'normal'. i believe them, but also think that the worst of the surgery recovery is over with too, so i'm looking forward to maybe not taking a nap in the afternoon and sleeping through until the next morning. :thup:

#2249 August West

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:09 PM

oooh, that sounds fun :dance:

they're saying pretty much end of year before i feel 'normal'. i believe them, but also think that the worst of the surgery recovery is over with too, so i'm looking forward to maybe not taking a nap in the afternoon and sleeping through until the next morning. :thup:


now you can nap in the afternoon and wake up all confused about 4-4:30

#2250 china cat

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:35 PM

nothin but a loving hello for Nancypants :)