News and good news (Longish)....OT somewhat

News and good news (Longish)....OT somewhat

Post by Pati Coo » Thu, 19 Dec 2002 20:54:48



well, good news is DH has a nighttime security job, possibly starting
tonight.  That means some regular money finally coming in, sometime in
Jan.  It does mean that things are still very tight, and we don't know
about vital bills this month, (Not to mention all the way past due
non-vital bills.....  sigh)
But..... please add us to your thoughts, he broke down and applied for a
"real", 9-5 type job.  He hasn't had one of those for about 18 years.
It has good benefits, which we need because the COBRA insurance coverage
ends in April.
I have also sent a resume for at least a temporary job for Feb and March
for a clothing company at the Arizona Ren Faire.
So any positive thoughts in these directions sure wouldn't hurt.

On the other hand, I have a "situation" that I really need some positive
help with.  Have an appointment on Fri. morning with the gyn.  I had a
*** biopsy a year ago in June that was okay... cyst.  My mammo this
year showed some "abnormality" and they want a 6 month check in Apr.
Well, I've been have some achiness into serious pain in that area for
the last couple of weeks.  It has me a little worried.  Three of my
aunts have had *** cancer and I have all the high risk indicators
except that I don't/haven't ever smoked.  So a little help in that
direction would be good too.

Things are coming around, and will get better.  Seems like this is a bad
time of year for a lot of people.  My thoughts are with all of you who
are having "coping situations" right now.

Thanks and Blessed Be,
Pati, inPhx

 
 
 

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Post by Martha in I » Fri, 20 Dec 2002 04:35:48


Pati,
Positive thoughts coming to you from Indiana.
Martha in IN

Quote:
> well, good news is DH has a nighttime security job, possibly starting
> tonight.  That means some regular money finally coming in, sometime in
> Jan.  It does mean that things are still very tight, and we don't know
> about vital bills this month, (Not to mention all the way past due
> non-vital bills.....  sigh)
> But..... please add us to your thoughts, he broke down and applied for a
> "real", 9-5 type job.  He hasn't had one of those for about 18 years.
> It has good benefits, which we need because the COBRA insurance coverage
> ends in April.
> I have also sent a resume for at least a temporary job for Feb and March
> for a clothing company at the Arizona Ren Faire.
> So any positive thoughts in these directions sure wouldn't hurt.

> On the other hand, I have a "situation" that I really need some positive
> help with.  Have an appointment on Fri. morning with the gyn.  I had a
> *** biopsy a year ago in June that was okay... cyst.  My mammo this
> year showed some "abnormality" and they want a 6 month check in Apr.
> Well, I've been have some achiness into serious pain in that area for
> the last couple of weeks.  It has me a little worried.  Three of my
> aunts have had *** cancer and I have all the high risk indicators
> except that I don't/haven't ever smoked.  So a little help in that
> direction would be good too.

> Things are coming around, and will get better.  Seems like this is a bad
> time of year for a lot of people.  My thoughts are with all of you who
> are having "coping situations" right now.

> Thanks and Blessed Be,
> Pati, inPhx


 
 
 

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Post by Pigle » Fri, 20 Dec 2002 05:29:23


Do *not* wait until April to see the doctor.

Whole lot of things it could be, some of which are pretty innocuous....but
even if it's one of those, you'll know then that it's *not* cancer, and
you'll get a whole lot of peace about it.

--pig


Quote:
> Well, I've been have some achiness into serious pain in that area for
> the last couple of weeks.  It has me a little worried.  Three of my
> aunts have had *** cancer and I have all the high risk indicators
> except that I don't/haven't ever smoked.  So a little help in that
> direction would be good too.

 
 
 

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Post by DeB Sha » Fri, 20 Dec 2002 05:49:25


I'm glad to hear you've already scheduled an appointment, and will be as
anxious as you to hear the outcome. In the meantime, hang in there ...
thoughts & prayers will be with you!!!

-DeB Shaw-

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Post by Pat in Virgini » Sat, 21 Dec 2002 11:31:33


Pati: Will keep you in thoughts and prayers tomorrow
for good health. Also hoping you and DH have good
resolution to the employment woes. Take care. PAT
 
 
 

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Post by Pati Coo » Sun, 22 Dec 2002 17:08:02


Thanks to all who sent good thoughts, both here and privately.

The doctor says she thinks I have "costacondritis" (Not sure about the
spelling there) which is essentially an inflamation of the muscle between
the *** and the ribs. She gave me samples of Vioxx to take for two weeks
to see if that helps, if not I may see a "*** specialist".

DH started work last night as a security guard...... a 10+hour shift
overnight.  When he got home he said he just spent 10 hours watching ice
form on cars.   He doesn't know where his gloves are, or where the polar
fleece cap I made him last winter are, so I get to make a cap and mittens
today...... he has a 8:30pm to 10 am shift tonight.
Still hoping for the writer/editor job that he applied for.  Much more $$$
and great benefits.

And my sister's infection may be clearing up.  She is in the hospital down
in Tucson.  Has cellulitis, pretty bad case. They operated on her leg to
find the infection site, and I guess cleared out some pus and such.  But she
is still on pain meds and heavy antibiotics.  Mom says she is on less
medication, and is a little less loopy and a little more "with it".

Heck of a holiday time around the family.........  : )

Thanks again to everyone......

Pati, in Phx

Quote:

> well, good news is DH has a nighttime security job, possibly starting
> tonight.  That means some regular money finally coming in, sometime in
> Jan.  It does mean that things are still very tight, and we don't know
> about vital bills this month, (Not to mention all the way past due
> non-vital bills.....  sigh)
> But..... please add us to your thoughts, he broke down and applied for a
> "real", 9-5 type job.  He hasn't had one of those for about 18 years.
> It has good benefits, which we need because the COBRA insurance coverage
> ends in April.
> I have also sent a resume for at least a temporary job for Feb and March
> for a clothing company at the Arizona Ren Faire.
> So any positive thoughts in these directions sure wouldn't hurt.

> On the other hand, I have a "situation" that I really need some positive
> help with.  Have an appointment on Fri. morning with the gyn.  I had a
> *** biopsy a year ago in June that was okay... cyst.  My mammo this
> year showed some "abnormality" and they want a 6 month check in Apr.
> Well, I've been have some achiness into serious pain in that area for
> the last couple of weeks.  It has me a little worried.  Three of my
> aunts have had *** cancer and I have all the high risk indicators
> except that I don't/haven't ever smoked.  So a little help in that
> direction would be good too.

> Things are coming around, and will get better.  Seems like this is a bad
> time of year for a lot of people.  My thoughts are with all of you who
> are having "coping situations" right now.

> Thanks and Blessed Be,
> Pati, inPhx

 
 
 

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Post by Kate Dice » Mon, 23 Dec 2002 09:28:34


Quote:

> Thanks to all who sent good thoughts, both here and privately.

> The doctor says she thinks I have "costacondritis" (Not sure about the
> spelling there) which is essentially an inflamation of the muscle between
> the *** and the ribs. She gave me samples of Vioxx to take for two weeks
> to see if that helps, if not I may see a "*** specialist".

> DH started work last night as a security guard...... a 10+hour shift
> overnight.  When he got home he said he just spent 10 hours watching ice
> form on cars.   He doesn't know where his gloves are, or where the polar
> fleece cap I made him last winter are, so I get to make a cap and mittens
> today...... he has a 8:30pm to 10 am shift tonight.
> Still hoping for the writer/editor job that he applied for.  Much more $$$
> and great benefits.

> And my sister's infection may be clearing up.  She is in the hospital down
> in Tucson.  Has cellulitis, pretty bad case. They operated on her leg to
> find the infection site, and I guess cleared out some pus and such.  But she
> is still on pain meds and heavy antibiotics.  Mom says she is on less
> medication, and is a little less loopy and a little more "with it".

> Heck of a holiday time around the family.........  : )

> Thanks again to everyone......

You'm welcome!  Glad to think things are picking up a bit, and will keep
fingers crossed all round.  My mum had cellulitis a couple of times:
ended up in hospital for several weeks, and on morphine drip part of the
time.  UGH!  Don't want to be dealing with that again!  She's on
Warfarin for her *** (thrombosis problems), and the antibiotics she
was given for the celulitis interfered with the rat poison!  So I also
have your sister on my wheel.
--
Kate  XXXXXX
Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons!
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Click on Kate's Pages and explore!
 
 
 

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Post by Dreamweave » Tue, 24 Dec 2002 12:43:51


the antibiotics she

Quote:
> was given for the celulitis interfered with the rat poison

Kate!  That's what just happened to my mom!  She had to have 5 units and was
in hospital for 5 days!  Off the Coumadin (same thing) for life. Was taking
it for a history of strokes.  Dr. said they're discovering the rat poison
isn't as effective as first thought and sometimes much more trouble. 81 mg
of aspirin a day instead. So far the cellulitis in the toe is being held at
bay!  Here's hoping!
--
Whoohoo!
Dreamweaver


Quote:

> > Thanks to all who sent good thoughts, both here and privately.

> > The doctor says she thinks I have "costacondritis" (Not sure about the
> > spelling there) which is essentially an inflamation of the muscle
between
> > the *** and the ribs. She gave me samples of Vioxx to take for two
weeks
> > to see if that helps, if not I may see a "*** specialist".

> > DH started work last night as a security guard...... a 10+hour shift
> > overnight.  When he got home he said he just spent 10 hours watching ice
> > form on cars.   He doesn't know where his gloves are, or where the polar
> > fleece cap I made him last winter are, so I get to make a cap and
mittens
> > today...... he has a 8:30pm to 10 am shift tonight.
> > Still hoping for the writer/editor job that he applied for.  Much more
$$$
> > and great benefits.

> > And my sister's infection may be clearing up.  She is in the hospital
down
> > in Tucson.  Has cellulitis, pretty bad case. They operated on her leg to
> > find the infection site, and I guess cleared out some pus and such.  But
she
> > is still on pain meds and heavy antibiotics.  Mom says she is on less
> > medication, and is a little less loopy and a little more "with it".

> > Heck of a holiday time around the family.........  : )

> > Thanks again to everyone......

> You'm welcome!  Glad to think things are picking up a bit, and will keep
> fingers crossed all round.  My mum had cellulitis a couple of times:
> ended up in hospital for several weeks, and on morphine drip part of the
> time.  UGH!  Don't want to be dealing with that again!  She's on
> Warfarin for her *** (thrombosis problems), and the antibiotics she
> was given for the celulitis interfered with the rat poison!  So I also
> have your sister on my wheel.
> --
> Kate  XXXXXX
> Wardrobe *** of the Chocolate Buttons!
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> Click on Kate's Pages and explore!

 
 
 

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Post by Mary in T » Tue, 24 Dec 2002 14:12:15


I must have missed something here.  Rat poison???

Mary in TN


Quote:
> the antibiotics she
> > was given for the celulitis interfered with the rat poison

> Kate!  That's what just happened to my mom!  She had to have 5 units and
was
> in hospital for 5 days!  Off the Coumadin (same thing) for life. Was
taking
> it for a history of strokes.  Dr. said they're discovering the rat poison
> isn't as effective as first thought and sometimes much more trouble. 81 mg
> of aspirin a day instead. So far the cellulitis in the toe is being held
at
> bay!  Here's hoping!
> --
> Whoohoo!
> Dreamweaver

 
 
 

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Post by Ian » Tue, 24 Dec 2002 19:16:19


Just a quick reply to send my best wishes to the cellulitis sufferer. I've
"been there and done that" 5 years ago. Then it was touch & go for loosing
my foot... I was on an antibiotic drip for 12 days..Now I've got baby soft
skin all over the afflicted foot.. There is a silver lining even if it is a
while in comming...

Seasons greetings to you alll
Karen

 
 
 

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Post by Patt » Tue, 24 Dec 2002 20:34:13


Hullo Mary
Don't worry - we haven't gone mad(der) here!
The medication for thinning *** (human) to prevent unwanted clotting
is the same drug which is used to kill rats (in Britain it is called
Warfarin).
.


Quote:
>I must have missed something here.  Rat poison???

>Mary in TN



>> the antibiotics she
>> > was given for the celulitis interfered with the rat poison

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

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Post by Mary in T » Wed, 25 Dec 2002 01:33:26


well, that's a relief!  I thought... well, never mind what I thought. :)
I'm glad the cellulitis is improving.  That can be dangerous stuff.

Mary in TN


Quote:
> Hullo Mary
> Don't worry - we haven't gone mad(der) here!
> The medication for thinning *** (human) to prevent unwanted clotting
> is the same drug which is used to kill rats (in Britain it is called
> Warfarin).
> .


> >I must have missed something here.  Rat poison???

> >Mary in TN



> >> the antibiotics she
> >> > was given for the celulitis interfered with the rat poison

> --
> Best Regards
> pat on the hill