Just miserable

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Registered: 09-11-2004
Just miserable
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Wed, 03-19-2008 - 8:36am

Sorry I am not on the boards much. I emailed Brenda and Leslie. I have gallbladder problems that presented on Saturday. Actually, looking back, I am sure I had them before. Since Sunday I have been on a clear liquid diet (at one time, that had an entirely different meaning). Since I have allergies, I can't have a lot of drinks. So I have had water and grape kool-aid. Adults are not supposed to drink kool-aid, I think. I cheated and had canned pears because I was starving.


Today I have to have a HIDA test, which is radioactive dye and 2 hours under a scan. Lovely.


Even worse, my little one got sick this morning. She has been coughing morning and night for about 3 days. This morning she coughed so hard she was sick. We gave her a breathing treatment, but it didn't help. What helped was sitting in a steamy bathroom for 10 minutes. Hmmm my guess is croup. She is on her way to the DR with Daddy.


Water gives me indigestion.



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Wed, 03-19-2008 - 9:16am
(((((Beth)))))
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Wed, 03-19-2008 - 9:26am

Oh Brenda, you answered...that is help enough. I am talking regularly with my second sponsor. She is a retired nurse.


I am finding that the hardest thing is asking for help. Knight needed to work Monday and yesterday, so a friend took me to my appointments. Today we need my MIL to come and watch the Magpie.


I guess I need to be more graceful about asking for help.



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Wed, 03-19-2008 - 6:59pm

((((Beth))))

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Thu, 03-20-2008 - 8:44am

My MIL came down and helped with Magpie.


The tests came out well-NO SURGERY. I have stones, but they seem to be passing without blockage.


The best part of this whole thing, since most of it is rotten, is that I have found a new physician. I have been going, or rather, not going, to


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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 8:22am

Beth - Glad to hear that you found that silver lining in your health issues.

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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 8:32am

My follow up appointment is the 31st. After school, so we can see what my job does to my BP! I am calling my relatives to get the oh-so-lengthy list of health problems in my immediate family.


I really have to take better care of myself.



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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 11:48am

Beth - you and I are in the same line of work - and I hope you will listen to your body tell you that you do "need to take care of yourself.!"


Nothing is more important that your health, sobriety, well-being, and your family.


Is it time to do some Step work?


XOXOXO Leslie

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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 11:55am
Yeah, on my last (and first) addiction...food.