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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2008, 12:10:34 AM »
Hi Kathyx,

What a stressful time for you and your son. I will keep you both in my prayers!

Please keep us posted as to how you both are doing.

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2008, 05:53:44 AM »
Kathyx,
   I haven't been in much lately, so I only read your post this morning.   I can imagine how scared you must feel.  I will pray for Michael, too. 
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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2008, 08:53:49 AM »
I will definitely keep you all in my prayers.


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« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2008, 09:10:33 AM »
Hang in there Kathy, it's not easy being a Mom, but it's something we never get over.  When they are born, it's something we turn into. :D  Worry Warts!!! 

I hope all goes well with Michael and the new blood work.  Please know that you and he are in my thoughts and prayers. 

{{{hugs}}},

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2008, 12:25:41 AM »
Thanks everyone

Michael had the bloods done yesterday - results due sometime next week. He has lost another 7 pounds in the last 3 or 4 weeks - a total of 2 1/2 stones now in a few months. He looks very thin and he is obviously worrying.

Apparently, they think the thyroid is OK, but not sure. Their main concern is diabetes. He has to go for some sugar test after the new blood results are back. He didn't tell the nurse he had had further bleeding, but has promised that he will tell them when he goes back for his results. He also has to persue a rheumatology appointment that he was promised last year, but for one reason or another, has never happened.

It's really frustrating. On the one hand Michael promises to be upfront with the medical people, on the other hand, he is frightened to know what is wrong. I have offered to pay for him an appointment with a gastro/bowel doctor, but I think if he is upfront, an NHS appointment would be given pretty quick.

By the way, please include Sarah in your prayers. Her baby is not due for 8 weeks, but she was having niggling pains yesterday. It's probably Braxton hicks or an infection. Hopefully it's not the baby. A prem baby is the last thing they need just now.

Will update you when I have some news.

Kathy

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2008, 08:38:30 AM »
Hi Kathy  :)

I agree with you. He would get a quick NHS appointment under the circumstances and particularly regarding the weight loss and bleeding. My son got an appointment really quickly when he'd had some bleeding and I got an appointment quickly when my bowel habits changed. He needs to be honest with them.

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2008, 12:26:03 PM »
Hi kathy

Good to see things moving with the tests being done but i know its a worry waiting for results, i send positive thoughts for you and your family,
 i hope its only braxton hicks that sarah has been having, they can be pretty convincing can't they.

Try to keep calm Kathy, take care of yourself.

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2008, 11:54:42 PM »
Hi Scottie and Loulou

Thank you!  I spoke with Sarah last night. She seems ok. The pains have gone and she thinks it may have been the baby sitting on a nerve or something, thank goodness.

Kathyx

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2008, 02:19:01 PM »
Hi Guys

Sorry not to update you sooner, but I have been away from home for a couple of days.

Michael went for his blood results to the healthcentre yesterday. He saw the nurse, who said his sugar levels were a little high. He has another appointment with her on Friday to have a glucose tolerance test (I think), and then an appointment next week with the GP to discuss the results. He has assured me that he will talk to the doctor again about the bleeding at that appointment. The bleeding doesn't happen every day, but it still is happening. 

He's feeling very tired at the moment, and beating himself up about not being able to finish mowing the grass on his day off. He thinks he is having a flare up of his fibromyalgia, and he knows he needs to push for a rheumatology appointment. I think he is a bit overwhelmed, but trying to appear nonchalant as he doesn't want to worry Sarah too much.

I told him he had Sjoggie people praying for him, and he was pretty pleased. He is a Christian, although he doesn't go to church. However, I know he has faith. One example was on 9/11. He came home from work and asked could we go to church to pray for the victims of the twin towers. I was amazed and delighted. 

Kathyx

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2008, 10:19:15 AM »
Hi Kathy


I hope michael will improve and have a better week, its awful when you want to do something and can't because theres no energy in which to do it, it so frustrating. I pray the flare won't last, but stressing as we know will cause the body to flare.

I send positive thoughts for your family, and hope you will keep well. Sounds like you have a lovely consiencious son there.

Take care kathy. Thanks for update.

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2008, 02:38:54 PM »
Hi
 Michael saw the Gp on Wednesday. He does not have diabetes  :D However, they are now going to pursue to bowel problem and he has been referred to a specialist at the end of the month.

Michael has not lost any weight this week, but is looking very strained. He is busy with the little one, who has decided he wants to be a daddy's boy.  I think he is relieved about getting the referral, but has been googling bowel problems and frightened himseld with possible outcomes. So, prayers for his peace of mind are all I can ask of you for now.  I will let you know as soon as we find anything out.

Thanks for your interest and concern - it is much appreciated.

Kathyx 

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #41 on: July 05, 2008, 09:55:29 PM »
Kathy,

I am praying for Michael and also for you, my dear friend. 

Janna

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2008, 08:45:31 AM »
HI Everyone

Michael had an appointment with the bowel person yesterday. The outcome is that the colonoscopy will be done within the nezt two weeks He has lost around another 5 lbs, but I think that is with worry about going to the hospital, rather than anything else.

My batteries had gone flat this past few days. I started feeling tired last weekend, and rested as much as possible, but hit the brick wall on Wednesday. I have spent the last few days mainly in bed. It just goes to show, you can't take the 'good days' for granted. SJS certainly comes back to bite you on the b*m :(

Hope everyone is well and happy.

God bless
Kathyx

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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2008, 10:24:01 AM »
Dear Kathy,

May God bless both you and Michael, and Michael's young family.

Regards,
Rosie


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Re: Prayers for Michael
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2008, 12:07:14 PM »
Hi Kathy  :)

I'm not surprised your batteries have gone flat. You'll be worrying about Michael as much, if not more, than he's worrying himself. Glad their looking into things quickly. (I could say hope they get to the bottom of it soon) but that may not be a very good choice of words!  ;)

Tell Michael to have some vaseline handy when he has his prep for his colonoscopy. Vaseline can help you getting red raw!!! It really helps. Use after wiping ready for the next time.

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