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Title: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: Cricket on April 30, 2013, 02:00:01 PM
She has bad stats and a lung infection, she is in ICU for better care.

Cricket~
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Post by: Sleepy In Seattle on April 30, 2013, 02:20:50 PM
 :-[ Oh no...please give her our love if you speak to her. I hope she knows we miss her and are all pulling for her!!!!
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Post by: Cricket on April 30, 2013, 02:22:04 PM
She is having a CT scan, lung flush, labs, and some other tests.  Says they are taking great care of her.
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Post by: engy on April 30, 2013, 02:37:22 PM
Oh my, prayers for Sass! I'm glad they are taking good care of her.
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Post by: jpd54 on April 30, 2013, 03:04:15 PM
Oh, Bless her.   Hope they continue to take good care of her and she is home soon.

            jpd
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Post by: Cheryl on April 30, 2013, 04:40:03 PM
Cricket, thank you for letting us know!  Sass, I hope your lungs respond well to the treatments and your scan goes well.  In the meantime, we miss your "sassy" posts!  Get well soon.
Hugs and prayers,
Cheryl
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Post by: Ark mom on April 30, 2013, 06:11:51 PM
Sass, please get well soon!  You are in my thoughts!  Hugs!
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Post by: Carolina on May 01, 2013, 04:53:40 AM
Thanks so much, Cricket, for keeping us posted.

Sass, our love and understanding are all yours.

And our crazy sense of humor, too.

Hugs

Keep us posted!

Elaine aka Carolina
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Post by: 4Kids on May 01, 2013, 07:19:53 AM
Much love to you, Sass.
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Post by: Duchess on May 01, 2013, 07:51:58 AM
Hoping for a quick recovery!


Duchess
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Post by: sass on May 01, 2013, 07:58:39 PM
hey ya'll..yeps still sitting her in the ICU as usually doctors scratching their butts...think they gave up on their head....and to start this out in am under to control of some mind altering pain meication and can't see my screen must less fell the keyboard..lol..I lookd beautiful n paper and film...and he thought he would take me out of ICU and pur me on thee reg floor..one luck at my HR and could Hear my wheezing and he said no way...ICU AT LEAST THRU TOMORROW...it is all food though, though hard to have someone wait on you...Thank You Joanie for letting everyone know...i miss you guys too...i am just tires as we all are......ok  i really got to close now,,,one eye is welded shut and the other on is almost..night love yoou!   ~sass~
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Post by: irish on May 01, 2013, 08:57:41 PM
Sass, THank you for getting back to us----in spite of your stoned condition.lol  It is good that the docs take such great care of you. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We need you back on the board when you feel the urge. You keep us in line -- and informed. Rest well and prayers are being said to clear out that wheeze. Irish
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Post by: P.Trish on May 01, 2013, 09:16:13 PM
Sass, I hope you are better by the time you read this. Glad those doctors seem to be paying attention.
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Post by: sass on May 01, 2013, 09:18:07 PM
Irish,,,preceptive as ever, what ever gave me away?????  lol
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Post by: ellenkerr on May 01, 2013, 10:14:31 PM
Sass, sorry to hear you are  in the hospital.  I know it's never fun and it's tough not getting any rest when you are there.

Hope you feel better soon so you can be let out soon.  Sending prayers your way.
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Post by: slccom on May 02, 2013, 12:28:02 AM
Hugs to you, dear Sass! I hope you get to go home soon so you can get some rest!
Sharon II
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Post by: susanep on May 02, 2013, 04:40:04 AM
Sass I am so sorry that you are in the hospital, but with all you have going on it's good you will get the care you need. I am praying for you to soon be well. Now we know what you sound like stoned. lol...

susanep :)
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Post by: quietdynamics on May 02, 2013, 08:32:27 AM

Sass...the rally of the warrior...messaging her friends...

Good grief lady ...we do so miss you. Hugs.

My silly little $1 single twig hydrangdea... that actually did bloom in the pot while I was away last summer and never got to plant...has leaves...

Every time I look at it, tend it ...I think of you. Remembering you said these are your favorites.


Bless you sweet lady.
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: CMNK12 on May 03, 2013, 09:55:01 AM
Sorry to hear you are in the hospital. Hope you will be new and improved as can be soon. Give em heck. Take care and my prayers are with you as always. CK
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: Cricket on May 03, 2013, 05:17:00 PM
Sass

I want some of those meds you got, ( just kidding )
You are funny when stoned!!

Get better soon
Cricket~
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Post by: finallyadx on May 03, 2013, 06:02:10 PM
Sending positive thoughts and prayers for a quick and speedy recovery.  Keep everyone on their toes.
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Post by: Suslew on May 05, 2013, 12:25:23 AM
I hope you feel better soon Sass!  Big Virtual Hug!!
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Post by: Daisy1234 on May 05, 2013, 04:38:50 PM
Sass,
So sorry I just read this update, have just got out of the hospital myself yesterday pm (Saturday)  and its probably not exactly big news that what they call hospital food isn't exactly good for the eyes or the stomach.  Got to wonder if the hospital's chef ever tells anyone what they do for a living, cause I'm still wondering myself.

Sending you lots of love Sass, and am also sending up some prayers that you will once again bounce back.  Your courage and resiliency are nothing short of amazing!

Many hugs,

Daisy
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Post by: Reanne on May 08, 2013, 10:13:01 PM
feel better soon dear sass!
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Post by: powderpuff on May 08, 2013, 10:20:25 PM
I hope you feel better soon Sass!
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Post by: P.Trish on May 09, 2013, 07:23:17 AM
-wishing you strength, comfort, and support to get well quickly dear Sass

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Post by: genko_b on May 09, 2013, 07:45:33 AM
Dear Sass:

Hoping you are better soon and that they get the infection under control. Lung problems are no fun!

Take care, and hope to see you back in fine form here soon.

Genko
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: bloodless on May 10, 2013, 12:54:45 PM
Get well soon! Glad you have a lap top with you. Hospitals suck.
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Post by: Nancy60 on May 10, 2013, 04:47:24 PM
Just thinking about you Sass, hoping you are doing better and get to go home soon! 

Nancy
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: sass on May 11, 2013, 09:54:35 PM
thank you all...I am still going to be here for a bit longer, but rest assured that I am fine....
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Post by: Carolina on May 12, 2013, 05:55:56 AM
So good to hear from you, Sass.

Hugs

Elaine
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Post by: CMNK12 on May 12, 2013, 11:53:26 AM
Good to hear from you, glad you are doing okay. Happy Mother's Day.   :)  CK
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Post by: sass on May 13, 2013, 02:54:26 AM
okay...just a tiny setback..here and there...but I am really doing well...Thanks so much guys!!!!
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Post by: P.Trish on May 13, 2013, 05:54:50 AM
Thinking about you Sass - I hope your Monday finds you feeling better
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: susanep on May 15, 2013, 01:06:17 AM
 Thinking of you, and hope you are doing ok. Prayers for you girl.

susanep :)
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: sass on May 15, 2013, 04:49:23 AM
Just wanted to let you know that I am home, doing well,  and feeling spunky....ok. That translates to. Spit on....
Puked on...
Urinated on...
Nobly
Knees
Youngster........ha.  sass
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: CMNK12 on May 15, 2013, 06:50:04 AM
Glad you are home......regardless. LOL  Home has a way of making us feel so much better, it is amazing.  ;D  CK
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Post by: P.Trish on May 15, 2013, 08:05:50 AM
Good - you're home. Wishing you wellness & hope you're getting real food :)
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Post by: Cricket on May 15, 2013, 04:18:55 PM
Best news I've heard all day!!
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Post by: odie on May 15, 2013, 04:35:06 PM
Great news!

Go easy ... don't let all that "spunk" make you overdo it.
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: sass on May 17, 2013, 02:57:47 PM
so tired
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: Carolina on May 17, 2013, 03:31:54 PM
Rest Sass....

and know that there is a end to tiredness.......

And we are with you.

Love

Elaine
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Post by: aussie mum on May 17, 2013, 05:43:48 PM
I'm so glad you're home ~sass~  :D

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Post by: susanep on May 17, 2013, 07:08:03 PM
So glad to see that you are home. No place like home.

susanep :)
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: CMNK12 on May 18, 2013, 12:10:32 PM
Rest... get better, Please.  ;)  CK
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Post by: sass on May 22, 2013, 04:22:28 PM
this is so hard...all the medications...withdrawals...I never give up...but geesh...just sometimes!
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Post by: irish on May 22, 2013, 09:16:24 PM
sass, I am glad to hear that you are home. Turn on the TV and hunker down for a nap. That is what the stuff on TV will do to ya!!!!

So sorry that you have to go through all this and suffer so darn much. Hope that you will gain strength now that you are back in your own neck of the woods. Hospitals are just not a good place to rest and recoup are they. TAke care my friend and enjoy the holiday weekend. Hugs Irish
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Post by: CMNK12 on May 23, 2013, 09:27:11 AM
   Every time I want to feel sorry for myself I think of you ...what you are going through. I kick myself in the pants and say get a grip. You are an inspiration to so many people. I can't even imagine how hard it is, just know that I pray for you. I wish we could all take a turn and give you a well deserved break. Too bad it doesn't work that way. Rest and take care. CK
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Post by: Pisces24 on May 27, 2013, 05:02:47 AM
Glad to hear you are back home from the hospital. Rest up a lot and if you need noise, turn on the tv.  They always let you out too soon, not when you can take care of yourself good. If you feel you need it, get help either from a service or a relative/friend.

When I was discharged, getting dressed, nuke-ing something and eating were the extent of my abilities for a few days.  I had a service come in to do some cleaning, etc. though I didn't want to and they were a BIG help.

Hope you are able to enjoy this Memorial Day. Hope there is delivery service in your area.
Take care of yourself and give yourself a break while you are recovering.
Title: Re: Sass is in the hospital
Post by: sass on May 27, 2013, 06:02:22 PM
really trying hard...no services in our rural community...and everyone lives far apart...your words are my comfort and i am lucky to have internet...I have to drop from 20mg to 0 mg of prednisone Wednesday..and as hard as this is..I certainly hope that the ride does not get wilder...if it does..I just gotta hang on to my rope tighter.....we don't quit......so keep the light on for me!
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Post by: susanep on May 27, 2013, 10:07:39 PM
Sass you are in my prayers, and I hope you can get some rest. Just relaxing right now is a good thing.

susanep :)
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Post by: P.Trish on May 28, 2013, 10:33:52 AM
Sass - the light is on for you; in fact it is a beacon of warm thoughts and hugs that you will indeed hang on to that rope! 
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Post by: irish on May 29, 2013, 09:26:04 PM
sass, Prayers being said to keep you on the straight and narrow with not wild rides from this big taper. Hang in there girl---you are a tough cookie and you have come too far to let go of that darn knot in the rope.

YOu have had one heck of a year. Here is hoping and praying that this summer will bring you more joy and peace. Hugs. Irish
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Post by: CMNK12 on May 30, 2013, 11:08:21 AM
  Sass,
    If it makes you feel any better, I have been on an increased dose of prednisone too. Hoping to start tapering down at my next appt.  :)  It makes me moody. Crying a lot this week....over stupid stuff.  Even commercials on tv. LOL Man, hormones and steroids just don't mix so well. I have to laugh at myself to keep from getting worse. My husband is like " what is wrong now "? Poor guy.
 
  I am just so thankful that you seem to be hanging in there and hopefully making some progress. If there has anything that I have learned over this last year it is to enjoy each moment. Life is way too short. I have spent too much time dealing with things that did not matter. Now I stop and enjoy the little things in life, I celebrate the small victories. No more fast pace. The me I once knew is gone, but The me I am getting to know is okay, because I am still alive.  So I guess I am just thankful for so much. Take care Sass and know that I am praying for you, our God is a big and mighty God . CK
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Post by: sass on June 11, 2013, 07:09:55 AM
i do not care anymore...
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Post by: olmphoto2 on June 11, 2013, 07:39:34 AM
((( ( (((Sass))) ) )))

(http://doucemaman.d.o.pic.centerblog.net/p15q97uk.jpg)
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Post by: Sleepy In Seattle on June 11, 2013, 08:09:02 AM
Sending love, peace, healing.....
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Post by: Velcro on June 11, 2013, 09:16:17 AM
Hang in there Sass.  Read back to your last posts....I never give up....WE never give up.  Sending healing thoughts your way.
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Post by: Katybarstool on June 12, 2013, 02:12:07 AM
Hi Sass

Sending you a big hug.

Kathyx
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Post by: irish on June 12, 2013, 01:33:13 PM
Sass, We all care for you and keep you in our thoughts. Hugs. Irish
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Post by: Carolina on June 12, 2013, 02:26:13 PM
Angel Sass,

Understandable.  When it is too much, you ride the waves..........and float.

Thinking of you.

Love, Elaine
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Post by: genko_b on June 12, 2013, 10:03:36 PM
Praying for you.

Genko
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Post by: engy on June 13, 2013, 05:28:07 AM
Sass,
Sending thoughts, prayers, and a big hug.
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Post by: CMNK12 on June 13, 2013, 09:57:50 AM
Even when you don't care anymore, we still do.  Sending prayers your way. Wish there was more I could do. CK :'(
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Post by: P.Trish on June 13, 2013, 12:05:11 PM
Dear Sass, I just want to let you know that I am thinking about you & that I am really missing your posts.  I hope today is good to you.
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Post by: sass on June 13, 2013, 12:08:44 PM
Hello All...i am so sorry for my negative post...I do care!!!  I care about myself and about you...he medication withdrawal throws me for some really low dips at times...But I am making a come back and am improving...Thank you for pulling me thru again ...there are many special people here...and I thank each of you...Please feel free to message me if you want to...I do not mind and it is never a bother...One thing that pulled me down was I lost a friend from another board that I actually knew...she lived about 20 minutes and was a lovely person..She did not have sjogrens as far as I know ..she had a Parotid issue...But I am pulling thru and will return even stronger than before...We must all stick together...thank you for sending your weel wishes and prayers my way,

love ya,,,,,,~sass~     :)
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Post by: P.Trish on June 13, 2013, 12:33:55 PM
Dearest Sass,

I am so sorry about your friend - jeeeeez meneeez, what an ordeal. No apologies necessary; we knew you were not giving up, we were just worried about you.

It is very good to read your post and thanks for your offer of receiving messages. It is also a day brightener to hear that you are getting stronger - keep going.   Love back at ya',   P. Trish
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Post by: irish on June 13, 2013, 09:18:53 PM
So glad to hear from you, Sass, and am so sorry to hear of your loss. Seems like we are losing so many friends this year. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. Take are friend. God Bless the prednisone and God bless the day that one can get off the stuff. Irish
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Post by: CMNK12 on June 14, 2013, 08:06:28 AM
  Sass,
   So sorry about your friend.
 
   I am glad you are feeling some better though...no apologies are ever needed though. We love you. We are here for the peaks and the troughs. If you can't say it here, where can you? Sometimes it is hard to be Miss Mary Sunshine when you feel like your whole world is falling apart. You probably deserve an academy award for performances you have had to put forth for friends and family to spare their feelings or confusion. Girl please....vent. Scream . Cry . and complain as needed. Sometimes it is only the people here who can understand the most? Strange but gives me comfort. Thanks to all of you for that. CK
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Post by: genko_b on June 16, 2013, 09:02:15 PM
So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, but we are glad to hear you are doing better personally. That prednisone withdrawal can be extremely difficult, as many of us know. Take care - we are all hoping you are feeling much stronger soon.

Genko
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Post by: slccom on June 19, 2013, 02:04:56 PM
Hang in there! Sometimes losing a friend is much harder than using a family member.  :(

Hugs, Sharon
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Post by: CMNK12 on July 02, 2013, 02:13:52 PM
  Just checking in on you Sass. Thinking about you. Hoping July is finding you feeling a little better. Thoughts are with you. CK
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Post by: jpd54 on July 03, 2013, 08:08:51 AM
Sass,   with SJS we all learn to take it one day at a time.  Each day is different.  I hope this day is going well for you.  Always know you are in our thoughts.   Here is a (((hug))) for the day!!

                   Jennifer
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Post by: jpd54 on July 03, 2013, 08:10:24 AM
Sass,  we all know that when you have SJS, you take it one day at a time.  Each day is different.  Hope today is a good one for you. 

Here is a (((hug))) for today!!!!

                       Jennifer
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Post by: Katybarstool on July 23, 2013, 01:34:28 PM
Hi Sass

If you are able to, please let us know how you are doing.

Hugs

Kathyx
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Post by: sass on July 23, 2013, 07:41:54 PM
 I am doing fine for the most part.  I am on vacation and just have not got on the computer too much. 

   
  I am suffering of all things right now with my knee..Did not do anything to it and went to the local ER, they referred me to an orthopedic as they have no clue as to what is going on..No swelling or anything. Can barely walk on it.

 I called my Rheumy in Texas and he is concerned that it is something called Osteonecrosis means, literally,  bone death. Also called Avascular necrosis and must be diagnoised  by MRI..the hospital where I am at on vacation would not do one, although my Rheumy called twice and spoke with the ER doctor and requested he do one...so now I have to wait til I return home.

 It is one of those side effects of heavy doses of prednisone.  I also have  Steroid Myopathy from it.  Basically it is attacking my muscles, joints and bones.  YAY!  another fun moment!   I am struggling to loose this weight from the heavy doses of prednisone..I swear I never want to even hear that word again!

I have a few times that my oxygen saturation has dropped low, but a little O2 and it gets better..I am just determined not to let this stop me. 

  oh well!  I will beat it too!  Just a minor set back.

Hope this finds you doing reasonably well.     Thank You so much for all your thoughtfulness and concerns...

~sass~
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Post by: sass on July 24, 2013, 07:58:53 AM
oh...heart is hurting again...I have lost yet another friend to what they are calling pneumonia .She ran errands Friday , had her Secretary make a dr appt for Monday but died Sunday. She had 18 month old twins and the 7 yr old. This is just terrible..A Young Woman! early 30's. This is the same way things started for me...had I had a panic attack with angina and went further than the pneumonia DX and then did not take the word of the first Pulmonary Doc..got that second opinion! The doc's in Houston said I would have been dead if I had waited another week to go in the hospital that first time and got oxygen and steroids then...I would have went down as having pneumonia also......so terribly sad. I hate that there is no definitive way to know if you have a lung disease. It will not show on X-Ray!!!! geesh!  Please Please Please  if you are having a breathing or lung issue, do not stop at first opinion and certainly not just an X-ray..please get a CT Scan and get that second opinion
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Post by: jpd54 on July 24, 2013, 11:28:35 AM
Oh, Sass.  Sorry to hear about your friend. It seems like you have had so much sadness on you lately.

Know that we are all here and with you in spirit.  Stay strong.  (((hugs)))

                     Jennifer
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Post by: CMNK12 on July 24, 2013, 01:43:22 PM
   I am so sorry Sass. Life is happening too quickly these days it seems. I am so sorry for your friends family. CK
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Post by: Katybarstool on July 24, 2013, 11:57:24 PM
Sass

Thank you for your update. I'm glad to hear you are having a holiday, though sorry to hear about your continuing ailments. And I'm really sorry to hear about your friend. Her babies and family are in my prayers, as are you, dear Sass.

Kathyx
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Post by: Cricket on July 26, 2013, 10:06:20 AM
Sass

Sorry to hear about your friend.  Otherwise you sound like you are holding  your own, hope vacation helped.  Love ya!

Cricket~
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Post by: slccom on July 26, 2013, 08:09:04 PM
I hope you  have a good vacation, and that things look up, and the MRI shows good news!

Hugs, Sharon
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Post by: sass on July 29, 2013, 08:23:37 PM
Thank You all..You each are a Blessing to me..I think of you often..I will be returning from vacation soon and will try to catch up.  hugs to all...and I am doing great right now, though sad to be leaving my paradise!  My home!   

~sass~