Angie's Story

By Latest Reply 2009-07-16 14:24:55 -0500
Started 2009-05-21 19:39:01 -0500

Hi friends. With MUCH THOUGHT, I decided to post "My Story" after reading some other discussions that left me sitting here thinking about life in general.

When I was diagnosed with Type 1 on December 01, 2008, I said okay that's fine, it can be treated. I felt that way then and still do. Of course I started reading about T1 verses T2 and they are very similar. You just treat the two differently. I bet if we took a vote, none of us would chose one over the other, I wouldn't.

My close friends on DC know this and I had decided to keep it private, however, I don't think I need to now. This has been the week from hell for me. I have not been "well" since I was diagnosed with T1 in December. I was still sleeping approximately 18 out of 24 hours a day. I had major insulin problems, I was allergic to every type insulin ever made. I would bottom out with 1mg of insulin. This is why I ask "Can you be misdiagnosed with diabetes?" I lost a ton of weight in December and have been loosing more and more since. I'm 82 pounds at 5'9" tall. I have ALWAYS had a huge appetite, but could not keep any food. They blamed that on the strong vitamins I was taking and said it would turn around. It never did. I went to my Endo on Monday, found out I weighed 82 pounds, could barely get my blood pressure it was so low and ketones were back. Guess what, other diseases cause ketones to go crazy that I didn't know.

This is what I'm 100% sure of at this point. 100% positive for Type 1 Diabetes. End of debate, no doubt. C-Peptide test showed 0% insulin production once again. 100% for Addison's Disease. (They say you do NOT inherit Addison's, my mother has dealt with Addison's for over 40 years.) This time, Ketones were present because of Addison's, not diabetes. 100% positive for Crohn’s disease. I have a bile spill which will require surgery. I also have stage 2 colon cancer. And there are more, these are the ones they are trying to do something with first.

I am an extremely positive person, but I tell you, I'm having my moments. This is a true nightmare that won't go away. I wish you would remember me in your prayers. I have a long road and a lot of hard choices to make. I hope I pick the right ones. I plan on fighting, I still don't feel terrible but I definitely don't feel good either. I will keep you posted when I can. I will ask Jocelyn, Diane, Judy and Joyce to keep you posted if I can't use my computer.

DC is a wonderful site. It's sad a few bad apples show up here or any other place you go. Just ignore them and move on. If you're new here, you will find out very fast how many great people are on DC. If not for my friends on DC pushing me, I probably wouldn't have gone to my Endo appointment on Monday. I was tired of hospitals and doctors and tests. It's a good thing I did, this all came on in a couple of months.

Please listen to your body. I screamed for months I wasn't just having "growing pains of T1", I knew it, could feel it, you know your body, so please, please, listen to it and find a doctor or 100 doctor's that will listen to you.

All I want is to go home, see my cocker spaniels, and of course to get better if it's in my cards.

Love n Hugs, Angie


138 replies

Anngelia
Anngelia 2009-07-15 19:36:18 -0500 Report

Does anyone know what happened to Angie? I havent been around in several weeks and when I came back to check in I see that her account has been deleted. I'm just wondering if anyone knows what happened with her,

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-07-16 09:41:18 -0500 Report

She got upset by some things that happened with other members of the site. But they mostly happened through regular email--not in the discussion boards or inbox here.

Anyway, she go so upset she asked me to delete her account. It's too bad. She was a good contributor to the site.

Just as a word of caution, I would encourage people to be very choosy about sharing your personal contact information on any website. It's just good practice to be extra cautious.

Judimar
Judimar 2009-07-16 14:24:55 -0500 Report

This is sad. I don't understand what makes someone do this to a good person. I hate that Angie is no longer with us. She was such a bright light. My thoughts and prayers are still with her and she will forever be in my heart.

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-06-10 16:49:42 -0500 Report

Hey Ang, Glad to hear that you're home…sorta. I've been off site since we had to put Mom back into the hospital. She's back home now and doin better but boy am I exhausted. Get some rest and get to feeling better. Things sound like they are heading in a better direction. Luv Ya!

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-06-08 08:56:01 -0500 Report

Angie,
You go girl. Hang in there. We are all cheering for you. You have indeed, been an inspiration to us all. So, draw some strength from us, now, as we have from you , with our dilema's, in the past! This is your turn!!!
Wishing you a good day!
HUGS,
Cyndi

2009-06-08 19:41:00 -0500 Report

AMEN, cyncyn!!!!

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-06-08 20:04:45 -0500 Report

You feel the same way too? I think she is a friend, to us all.

2009-06-08 20:16:23 -0500 Report

She is like the flowers I had last year. Without watering, they faded and drooped. Once watered, they were full of life, and thrived. They were indestructable, just like Angie.

2009-06-08 20:42:51 -0500 Report

Oh yeah they were!! And ya know, I haven't been able to find ones like that this year! Just like there is no one like her!!

Judi62
Judi62 2009-06-08 08:48:53 -0500 Report

Angie:
I am so glad to hear that you're home now. I haven't logged on in a few days.
When I read this morning that you had gone home, I thought what better way to start my Monday.
You will begin to heal much better now. Being home seems to work that way. Surrounded by the people who love you, especially family. It helps the mind to heal the body.
I will still keep you in my prayers for a speedier recovery.
Hugs to you, Judi

ccemt
ccemt 2009-06-07 20:04:40 -0500 Report

Hi Angie, I know it seems like everything isall hitting you at one time. You feel like why me what did I do to deserve all of this? Was I really that terrible of a person to to punished this bad? Well none of that has anything to do with any of this. I promise you that in all my years in the medical field and seeing all the things that I did, and the families effected over the years by heart break and loss,I know that you will make the right decisions for your self and you will get better. I am very new here to this site and to this family that you guys have made,but I hope to slowly prove that I am a good listener,helper and very trustable,and usually once I make that friendship it's a lasting thing.

2009-06-07 18:56:43 -0500 Report

Well, Hello All! I see you know I got to leave the hospital on Friday! I got to my folks house yesterday. That was a long 5 hour drive, lol. I'm just so happy to be out of there. I still have to finish the second part of the colon surgery. According to how fast I heal, maybe 2 months, could be 3. I'm very eager to get rid of this extra attachment I have living with me now, lol. Considering the good outcome of that surgery, it's well worth it. I've been having a tough time trying to get Diabetes and Addison's Disease to stop fighting. Those strong steroids for Addison's makes your BS go nuts. It's getting better, still playing with the medicine. I hope it didn't sound like I was taking cancer lightly because I wasn't. I have just been through it before when I was 20. No chemo pill, full chemotherapy then, so I was so happy when I heard chemo pill. I guess I knew what to expect if it had spread. So far, the second surgery is holding. That's the one that scares me. I'll just hope it holds until I am stronger in case something else has to be done.

I'm am tired, it was a long 3 weeks, actually 18 days total. I know it will just take time to heal from the surgeries and get the hang of taking this new medicine and the insulin shots at the right time. As you all know, taking anything different when you're diabetic is a challenge. I have 7 new medicines so that's why it's a guessing game.

I wanted to thank each and every single one of you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. I did get to read this post most everyday and it helped so much. I had a couple of days in there I was mad, just mad and couldn't get over it. I always got in a better mood when I read this discussion. That passed, thank goodness, lol, and I'm better. I still have a lot of emails, but I will answer them, I promise.

You guys are great, the best actually and your support means the world to me. I'll continue to keep you posted. I have a few more things to get done that I haven't mentioned. They are minor to me so I'm not too worried about them.

Thank you again with all my heart. I'm on my way back, and very thankful!

Love and many hugs, Angie

Bob Moore
Bob Moore 2009-06-07 19:28:42 -0500 Report

ANGIEE THAT IS THE BEST NEWS EVER.i KNOW THAT IT MUST MAKE YOU HAPPY AS IT MAKES ALL OF US HAPPY ALSO. wE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE SOME CLEAN UP THINGS TO TAKE CARE OF BUT DONT THINK FOR A MINUITE THAT WE WILL FORGET YOU . WE WILL CONTINUE WITH PRAYERS OF THANKS AND ALSO PRAYERS THAT EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF PROPERLY AND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. LOTS OF CONTINUED LUCK AND gODS COUTINUED HELP WE ARE ALL STILL PULLING FOR YOU—bOB

lois hutchins
lois hutchins 2009-06-07 20:46:14 -0500 Report

Angie
God is so good and I am ever grateful that HE heard my prayers for you!! I missed you my friend and I'm praying for TOTAL RECOVERY from ALL that ails you! Glad you are home. I thought I was going to see you on the news as the patient great escape!! with Cyndi as an accomplice!!! LOL
(((HUGS)))
lois

Charish
Charish 2009-06-07 22:04:15 -0500 Report

Hi Angie,

Great to have you home and what you were feeling is normal for all of us at some point in time. I can't say that I haven't had moments that I felt like screaming and tears that seemed like they would never stop. But in all I have endured and I remembered this one thing that God never said that in this life things would be easy, but He did promise us that He would be with us through all that we have to face and guide us through it all. But He also had one more thing to add that we should STAY IN THE RACE. The race is not given to the strong nor the swift, but to the one that endures to the end.

My thoughts and prayer go out to you and know that I have gained another step in strength reading your story, and I have been told that I'm a very strong person. But even to us stronge people need encouragement sometimes too. I see you as a fighter and you are coming up on the winning side and my heart is rejoycing for the VICTORY, keep fighting Angie and remember STAY IN THE RACE.

God Bless…Hugs and Kisses

Teresa

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-06-08 09:00:07 -0500 Report

You've got that right! I'd be the first to join that gang! lol
Probably leading the pack! I know how it feels, to deal with cranky Sargent Carder and Nurse Rachet! LMAO
So, if ever needed, for jail breaks, just holler!

HUGS,
Cyndi

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-06-06 18:15:03 -0500 Report

That is great that you were finally released for the place. I know it's hard being in the hospital even for one night. Glad your doing better. Hugs Lisa Ann

lipsie
lipsie 2009-06-06 00:10:23 -0500 Report

Reading your alls comments is inspiring, I have gone thru some things but NOTHING compared to others. It's a learning experience reading about everyone too. Thank you for them!! And Angie gurl!! Glad to hear you are OUT! YAY! You, you…I just am so happy that you have pulled thru such a time. You are a touch chichie!! I really would LOVE to meet you someday in person and get a hug! Ty will be thrilled to hear this too, he asks about you everyday also. He doesn't get on here but knows whats up from me, I talk away about this site, LOVE IT! lol I LOVE most everyone here, support and friends, thank you Angie for being one of them! Love ya girl! Congrads! Sheila N Ty I am sure he'd say

Charish
Charish 2009-06-05 21:01:38 -0500 Report

Hi Angie,

It took a great deal of courage for you to share your story and it is one that really touches the heart. As I read each persons amazing stories, my heart get filled with each one and they follow me and I can't helped put to reach out to those that touch me as I have touched them.

The test that we face in our everyday lives can be one that is so compelling that we don't know if we will make through to the end or not, but somehow we always do find the strength and the fight within us to pull us through. It is through great adversities that we become great believers and find the faith in knowing that we were chosen to fight to give others the will to fight. Believe it or nor your story has done that for many and your fight is our fight, and I know that it is in the hearts of those that you have met here that they will stand with you to help you through the things that you are enduring. My story may not be as yours but I know what it means to have to fight to just have someone hear what I'm going through and all that I have had to endure since 2005 to present. Its when I know nothing else to do that I reach back for the faith that I rely on to carry me once again in the test and I know that this strength will help you too.

I know that God never puts more on us then what we can bare, but He knows the ones who will be able to see the storm to its end and then help bring others to the place of fighting for their strengths. Yes we have endured each one of us but we are still fighting and we've not given up. Sweetheart you are a fighter and I can see that and I know that you will continue to do so. I will pray as you have asked and it is a pleasure to know you and thank you for sharing what was placed in your heart to share with us here.

There are many great people here as you have said and the bad apples well we just have to over look them, and continue in this journey. But I will close in saying this just keep your eyes focused on the prize and stay in the race and we will be right beside you every step of the way. Take care.

Hugs and Kisses

Teresa

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-06-05 21:48:23 -0500 Report

Teresa, that will mean so much to Angie. You obviously have experienced some tough times that make you able to relate to all that Angie has endured. She is tough, and she is a fighter. I see that you are too. And I know from my experiences that most of us are much tougher than we realize. I too have made it through some times that I would have thought might do me in. But with God's love and grace I made it through. And I will again. So will you and most who are on this site. I just wanted to say how beautiful your comments are. They will mean a lot to Angie when she gets back on here in a day or two.
God bless you.

Charish
Charish 2009-06-05 23:18:50 -0500 Report

Hi LadyDi,

As God gives me the words I place them here for those He wants to reach and strenghten. When I read Angie's story I couldn't help but to think of my own struggles and what I have endured along this journey. It was through His love and my tears and faith that I have come to this place of understanding and tell what is place in my heart to give.

Yes I have gone through more then most could even imagine, but I don't spend a great deal of time thinking on those things and I rely on God as you do to see me through the tough times. And we are tougher then what we realize and I know that each of us will see these things through and through His guidence we can't help but succeed.

I wrote those words out of the love in my heart and I meant each of them with all that has been placed in me to give. The only thing that I have desired in this life is that I touch those that I have met in away that they will know that like me they had to stay in the race.

God Bless … Hugs and Kisses

Teresa

Anngelia
Anngelia 2009-06-05 20:01:55 -0500 Report

Angie, I am so happy to hear that you are on you way home. I know hospitals suck and I am sure you are thrilled to be out of there. Take it easy when you do get home you dont want to overdo it. I will continue to keep a good thought for you through all of this.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-06-05 15:49:33 -0500 Report

I take great pleasure in letting you know that they released Angie to go home today. She's ecstatic, of course. Tomorrow her parents will be taking her to lower Alabama to stay with them for a few months, or until she's able to go home and be on her own again. She also has picked up a few pounds, so she's on her way. Obivously she still has pain, but right now she's just happy to be home! Still a lot to endure, but at least she's out and on the loose and on her way to recovery.
She asked me to let you all know and to thank you again for all of your concern, prayers and good wishes.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-06-05 16:33:57 -0500 Report

thanks for the update LadyDi, It's great that she is doing a lot better. Still have her in my prayers for a fast and complete recovery. Let her know that she is still in my thoughts and prayers. Dan

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-06-05 17:57:28 -0500 Report

I will do that. She is taking her PC to her parents' home, so I'm sure she'll be on here soon to thank you all herself for your concerns and good wishes.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-06-05 16:51:39 -0500 Report

That is great news. What an ordeal this has been.

We all hope for the best for Angie. And thanks for all the love and support shown here. What a great tribute to the kindness of people.

Judimar
Judimar 2009-06-05 17:22:28 -0500 Report

HURRAY! I am thrilled for her. She can count on my continued thoughts and prayers. I am sooo happy she's released!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-06-05 18:23:23 -0500 Report

Woo-Hoo!!! I will contact her sometimes later. I will be away for the weekend but my laptop will be with me. Tell I am so happy and keep smiling…Debe

Judi62
Judi62 2009-06-03 13:20:32 -0500 Report

There's no way to mask your inner beauty.
It shows in your smile and in your eyes.
Hope you start to feel better. A bit more each day.
Hugs, Judi

2009-06-02 18:08:59 -0500 Report

Hi everybody and THANK YOU again for all your notes and comments. Like Diane said, I've had a tough couple of days. Today is better. I actually got some veggie soup tonight! I was so happy, it actually had veggies in it! Not just liquid. It was good, lol. They have been pumping me full or insulin and making me drink all the Ensure I can hold. :-( I've gained 2 pounds, not much but a start with no food to speak of.

I posted a picture on my profile this morning. I've debated on whether to delete it or not. It was taken last Saturday when I got to go home for a day. My profile picture and this new picture are less than 9 months apart. You're welcome to look at it if you want to. It tells a lot. I'm going to keep it and pray I don't go back there again.

Thank you all again, Hugs and Love friends, Angie

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-06-02 18:25:10 -0500 Report

Hi hope your feeling better . Are you likein the vegie soup i bet it taste good for a change. HOpe you are doing better to day. HUGS Cathy.

lipsie
lipsie 2009-06-02 15:01:45 -0500 Report

Angie,

Just Ty n I again sending our love, hugs, prayers, and whatever else we can do. I really know you can pull thru this. You are a beautiful and strong woman that I truly admire. Ty is always asking about your condition too. I know you hate being there and I am so sorry I can not come and see you at least, maybe hick hike? lol Nah, I would never make it! I'd end up in the hospital myself from my darn legs. Anyhow, love you girl, hang in there. *Hugs* Love yassss Sheila N Ty

DJ
DJ 2009-06-02 07:47:47 -0500 Report

Hi Angie,I haven't commented on this discussion yet, but please know I have from the first day it was posted read and followed all that has been said, and my prayers and thoughts have been with you every step of the way.I haven't said anything because I truely felt you were being given so much wonderful support by the family here,that my shoulder wasn't needed so to speak…how very silly of me huh??
Angie, from the first time you posted here at DC, I was concerned that there was indeed more to your condition then met the eye, and felt that your Drs.might be missing something.I know this has been a whirl-wind sort of struggle for you, but I also feel that you have what it takes to come through this and thrive..I feel that,I really do.
Years from now you will look back at this, and see it as a defining moment in your life and yet another mountain you climbed to the summit!!
Angie,Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be.If you ever need another shoulder to lean on,or any kind of help I am here to help if I can.
All best wishes for a speedy recovery Sweetheart.Hugz,*DJ

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-06-01 20:44:31 -0500 Report

Just a quick note to ask that you all continue to pray for Angie, or send good thoughts - whatever you do - as she is really not doing well at the moment, physically or emotionally. Needless to say she is depressed and more than ready to get out of the hospital. She is in no condition to go home, however - not quite yet. She treasures each of you and your prayers and good thoughts - your encouragement and support. Let's just not forget that she still needs us. Love to all…

rbergman
rbergman 2009-05-30 10:28:08 -0500 Report

Seems I'm the last to know much about my friends on here lately, things here have been crazy as ever and I've been busy with the whole ranch/farm thing and more issues with Laura…more on that later when we get some tests results back early next week.

I've often wondered what might really be going on with you and I'm sorry to hear there is so much your going through right now, when you sent me an email wishing me a happy birthday early because you were due for surgery on my birthday I was honored that you would take the time to think about my birthday with all that you have going on.
Though I'm late with my comment here know that I thought of you on my birthday and prayed things will turn out well for you, I continue to think of you and pray for you and your family…and your cockers lol…through this trying time HUGE HUGS SWEETIE!

~Robin

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-05-30 11:11:14 -0500 Report

Robin, I too want to wish you a happy belated birthday. How silly am I. I spent my birthday in the hospital but that is no reason to forget your birthday. Many years ahead for you.

Angie, Hows your day going? I hope much better. Are you driving them crazy yet? If not start thats a sure fire way of them letting your MDs know its time you go home.(LOL) Its the pits being in the hospital girlfriend. But thats the place to be when your not feeling well and can possibly get you on the road to a quick recovery. I think about you daily…Debe

Judimar
Judimar 2009-05-30 12:42:34 -0500 Report

Happy belated birthday Robin! Give Laura a hug for me please.

Angie, hoping you're feeling much much better and heading out the hospital door soon! I know your sweethearts are waiting on you to return home for you!

*hugs*

Judi

2009-05-30 15:28:06 -0500 Report

Hello everybody. I hope you are enjoying your weekend. They say it's 90 degrees and sunny here, I really don't know if that's true or not. lol.

Last night and today have not been so good. Really rough for some reason. My family had to go home for a day at least, they have been here for 2 weeks since all this started. It was strange at visiting hours not to see them or any of my friends for the first day. I do have my computer when I can keep it away from Sgt. Carter, my nurse for the day! :-(

Debe, I have been driving them crazy. I keep on asking and they keep saying a few more days. With my family leaving, I know that they were told I wouldn't be out in the next day or so. I know my family and they wouldn't have left if there was a chance I could go home. Makes me mad! Lol, I just hate being in the hospital like I've said a dozen times.

Robin, I thought you were lost. Happy belated Birthday to you and Debe. I hope Laura's test turn out good, I'll be thinking of you hun.

Thank you all for responding. I can't answer ever single one but I read them and could just about quote all of them. This is a special place and thank you all.

Love and lots of hugs, Angie

Judimar
Judimar 2009-05-31 06:12:10 -0500 Report

Hey Angie!

Don't worry about answering all of us individually :) It's okay. When I had my sleep apena surgery, my doctor told me that the 5th to 7th days after would be the worst pain I would feel because there would be some itching as well since it was healing.

I am sure that your family going home contributed to today being not so good as the others. I am praying they let you go home Monday or Tuesday.. since it will be a week or a little over by then. Let's be positive and hope that Tuesday's the day… Wish there was more I could do for you besides pray.

*hugs*

Judi

lois hutchins
lois hutchins 2009-05-31 14:07:55 -0500 Report

You are forever in my prayers!
You WILL be home SOON!!!
We know you can't answer each one of us,BUT it does our hearts good to hear from you anyway we can!!
God bless and take care
((HUGS)))
lois

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-05-30 10:20:36 -0500 Report

Angie,
Give us the number to call dr., and we will try to convince him to let you go! lol Hope you are feeling better soon. Last weekend was Memorial Day, but when I heard news after the first surgery, I decided to call it Memorable Day! You made it memorable to all of us!
HUGS,
Cyndi

BeckyJ
BeckyJ 2009-05-29 19:46:02 -0500 Report

SOOOOOO glad to hear that you're doin better. Those mean ol docs will let you loose soon enough. For now try and get better and know that we're all praying real hard for you to be back home and feelin a whole heck of a lot better. Luv Ya!

2009-05-29 13:28:29 -0500 Report

Hey everybody, it's almost the weekend!

Just thought I would update you. Still at the hospital, still begging to go home, they are still saying no, lol. Oh well I'm trying. I'm doing okay, sore, that's for sure. It will get better with time as I heal. They started the new medicine for Addison's yesterday and wow, it was like two miracle pills. It's making my Blood Sugar dance, that's the bad part. I have always ran low now I'm running high. I knew this would happen when they tossed those medicines into the mix.

I want to go home, can somebody call my doctor and tell him to let me go? :-)

I check back later, I hope you all have a good weekend.

Thank you again for all your responses here and all the emails. You guys/gals are the best.

Love n hugs, Angie

Bob Moore
Bob Moore 2009-05-29 20:20:19 -0500 Report

Angee It took me an hour to read all of the wishes that every one sent you and you are deserving of every one of them Boy i sure am glad to hear all the good news Great just What we have been waiting & praying to hear—Great—Cant keep a good girl down —Now just finish the recuperation thing & get home with all of your family and friends. Isnt it great to have so many good friends pulling for you—No one could deserve it more than you.You are our favorite girl. Keep up ter good work—Your friend—Bob

2009-05-29 22:12:22 -0500 Report

Thank you all. Was just shutting it down because the nurse said it was bedtime! :-(

Bob Moore, I love you my dear friend. You are a true angel, much love my friend! Thank you for all the jokes! Love you Bob.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2009-05-29 23:41:58 -0500 Report

Hi! Angie,
I have been praying that you will recover real fast. You have alot of friends that are praying for your health. Try to rest so that you can heal fast. I love you and If we were close I would be there to give you hugs as needed.
Your Friend
JoAnna

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-05-29 08:59:20 -0500 Report

Angie,
So glad to have you back on. Have missed you, dearly.
If you want to be mad at the world, than so be it! You have deserved that right! So go ahead and be MAD!!! I bet once they cut you loose, from the hospital, you'll feel a lot better. Nobody, I know, likes a hospital. Rest, no, you don't get no rest in that place!!! I know, worked in one for a long, long, time. Plus, I have been there, myself, too many times! Just take care of yourself. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
HUGS,
Cyndi

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-05-28 18:41:02 -0500 Report

So glad to see you in good spirits today. We will get you laughing and hopefully you in return will do the same. Angie like me you can't keep a good woman down. We suagr babies are great proof of that…Debe

dyanne
dyanne 2009-05-29 01:05:39 -0500 Report

Hi Angie so glad the surgeries are over for you. How can you not be in a great mood. You have been through so much. So don't be so hard on yourself. Give yourself some time to heal. I hope you get out of the hospital soon, its not the most fun place to be. You will be feeling much better soon and I will keep you in my prayers. Best wishes always.
dyanne

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-05-28 15:42:39 -0500 Report

Glad you are doing better. Get well and get out of the hospital soon. I know being in the hospital can drive you crazy not allowed to do anything. Best Wishes, Lisa Ann

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-28 14:52:36 -0500 Report

Well, ladies, you know Angie. She's up and at 'em today and says she's feeling much better. She actually walked much further than they asked her to. Said she wanted to make a point - that she's ready to get the heck out of that place. Isn't that great news? She still has some pain, but she said the meds they've begun giving her for the Addison's (steroids) have already done away with the constant headache, so that's definitely a plus. She's hangin' tuff!!

Anngelia
Anngelia 2009-05-28 15:41:28 -0500 Report

Poor baby! Steroids are so rough for a diabetic. Its too bad she isnt on a pump. When I had to do oral steroids before I was dx'd with MS I couldnt get my BG down below 400. But now that I am on a pump even when I have to do IV steroids I usually can keep it at 200 or lower. Its such a juggling act and with all she has to deal with that is probably the last thing she needs. But on the other hand steroids can be something of a miracle pill at times. I just pray that she heals soon.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-28 15:49:40 -0500 Report

Yes, she is concerned about the effect on her BS, but they just have to deal with each thing as they can and do what's best at the time and under the circumstances. She's not looking forward to more shots each day, but that appears to be what she's facing. Thinking about it, they might ultimately place her on a pump too. Makes sense to me, as I think that would probably be the best control. Glad it's working for you.

Judimar
Judimar 2009-05-28 17:53:28 -0500 Report

That's awesome! Angie is a fighter and a survivor :) Kind of reminds me of my mom when she had her surgery for colon cancer. Sounds like you're off to a great start, Angie sweetie!

*hugs*

Judi

Judi62
Judi62 2009-05-28 09:20:30 -0500 Report

Angie:
I hope you are feeling better real soon. I just got caught up on all the news. I've been away from computers on a mini vacation. I am glad the surgeries went well. Of course, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. With all of us pulling for you, you can relax a little and concentrate on healing. Let us do a little of the worrying for you.

***HUGS And more HUGS to you***

JUDI

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-05-28 06:43:08 -0500 Report

Girl, I am sure the cabin fever is getting you down .. also all the anesthetist can’t help (I always react negative to it). I am sure once your body starts to heal and you are home your attitude will improve. I will keep you in my prayers.

Deb

2009-05-28 05:06:23 -0500 Report

Hi everybody and I hope you are all doing great!

The second surgery that I thought was a going to be a breeze turned out to be far from it. It was worse than than thought, involved two organs, not just one. It was supposed to be done by lazer but they couldn't do it. They had to cut again to get to the area. After all that, the surgeon's told me there is a chance it will not hold. If it doesn't, I'm pretty limited to additional options. I will just hope it holds until I get stronger. I've had more than enough this week and I'm done for now. I'm not going to put my body through anything else until I am in much better shape than I am now.

I had a terrible night, I was mad at the world, just in a mood I couldn't shake. I'm am tired, physically and mentally. I know my mood will shift when I can go home, or to my parents.

I still have a lot to work through, now I've got to get the new medications regulated. They let them go until I got these surgeries done.

Reading this helps so much, and I know I'll feel better. Thank you all for all the prayers, responses and support.

I'll get my mood in better order, I just want to get out of here. I don't do well in the hospital and I can only see my friends and family a few times a day. I guess I have cabin fever.

I still need those prayers and thank you all so much again.

Love n hugs, Angie

Judimar
Judimar 2009-05-28 08:35:09 -0500 Report

Hi Angie sweetness,

We're all pulling for you! Sorry to hear about the problems with the surgeries. I know it's hard but try to keep thinking positively. As you said your body has been through so much and it needs to rest. Being home will help much I am sure. I hate hospitals as well. We're all praying and sending you much love and positive energy. I am also praying that things hold and you get some good news soon.

Know you're in my heart, thoughts and prayers!

Much love,
Judi

Anngelia
Anngelia 2009-05-28 14:47:17 -0500 Report

Angie you know we are all pulling for you and we all wish you a speedy exit from the hospital. I think most of us hate being there and usually cant wait until we can get back home. But just know you have lots of good people praying for you.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-05-27 14:53:51 -0500 Report

Angie's nephew Justin just reported that the surgery is over, Angie is in recovery and awake. I will leave the details for Angie, but this surgery didn't go quite like the doctors had anticipated. But she will fill you in. She's going to be fine. I know she continues to covet your good thoughts and prayers.

Anngelia
Anngelia 2009-05-27 14:06:12 -0500 Report

Angie,

I'm sooooooo glad to read that all went well with your surgery. I'm sure your family is just happy that you came through things ok. They probably dont want or need anything except for you to get better. I know I would feel that way if it was one of my sisters. In the meantime I think we will all keep positive thoughts going for you.

Anngelia

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