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The sadness thread 04 Jun 2013 11:34 #11

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It feels very much ruined, yes. Most things I CAN still do require a ton of work and exercise, like when I have to use Fimo to make my own items. It's so much work anyway I don't think I can keep up with that. And about the dollhouse itself... ever since the nearest hardware store is 40 minutes away I can only convince my husband to go there once a year at best and most things I ordered online turned out to be not what I wanted. (E.g. I once ordered linoleum tiles for my kitchen and it wasn't obvious from the picture that they have anti-slip crinkles! UGLY - wouldn't even want that in my real kitchen!) I'm missing so many things to finish my rooms...
Couldn't get boards for new outdoor sets either because they were too heavy to carry by foot.

Aw, sorry to hear that. She doesn't react to treats either? Morrigan always forgot her fear of me when I showed her a sunflower seed, until she got used to me. But gerbils are not very shy in general and mine never had such a traumatizing start into life as your bunnies.
I keep my fingers crossed for you that she'll get over it and learns to trust you soon.

I'm sad because this website is driving me nuts. There are so many things that are still amiss, need re-coding or just don't exist and the effing coder still acts like a total nincompoop by ignoring me for 7 weeks now (he not even mentioned it on the TWO bd parties that were held here since then!) and I really learned to hate him. On top of that almost everyone else leaves me hanging.
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The sadness thread 18 Jul 2013 05:29 #12

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I'm sad because my health just won't seem to recover lately. I came down with Strep Throat about a month ago. For the last two weeks, the symptoms have flared back up. I missed two days of work on a week that I was already taking a day off for Reed's birthday party (but OMG my baby is two!!!). My days off seem to be just enough time for me to recover enough to survive the next set of work days. And I have been scheduled to sing with the Blues Society for two weeks now and haven't been able to handle it with my throat. I finally get an invitation to sing live in front of a band and my voice commits suicide.

And now I threw my back out. In the most stupid way possible. I was helping my boss close up the gift shop tonight and I reached down TWO INCHES to lift a rolling shelf over the doorjamb. There was a slight "pop" and now it takes two minutes of Tristin gently lifting and leading me to get to the bathroom. I broke down in tears multiple times when he took me a bit ago.
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The sadness thread 22 Jul 2013 10:57 #13

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I hope you'll feel better soon. When I have bouts of nervous cough from my hayfever hot milk with loads of honey helps better than anything else.

I'm sad because after 15 healthy years with me my husband's asthma is back. Currently he has it so bad that I can't sleep at night because in the time I need to take a breath he takes three and he whines in his sleep, claws at his chest and throws himself around and I can hear how his lungs close up. During days he sweats like a pig and wheezes although he claims he feels okay.
Today he finally gave in and went to a doctor (but only because I cried and told him how mortified I am that he might die in the night!). He got cortisone spray and a sickness certificate until at least Friday since it will damage his voice and throat, and the regular spray for asthma which he'll probably have to take each summer from now on. I hope it won't get worse and that it's not so bad that he'll have to get the 3-4 weeks cortisone treatment.
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The sadness thread 26 Jul 2013 13:02 #14

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It didn't get any better, rather worse. Today my husband got an even stronger med to open up his bronchia on top of the cortisone and the regular spray. He'll also get a lung x-ray and an in-depth check for diabetes since his blood sugar was way too high. We'll also make changes to our nourishment because he severly lacks iron.
Overall the doctor was quite shocked that he didn't feel better today. :(

Yesterday we had to ask a friend to drive us to the supermarket because dragging our weekly shopping back home by foot as usual for 30-40 minutes would not have been possible.
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The sadness thread 26 Jul 2013 16:13 #15

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Oh no ephie! D= really hope the extra stuff helps!
Sending all of the virtual hugs your way.
I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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The sadness thread 03 Aug 2013 00:13 #16

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Poor guy. I hope he's doing better. You could try some herbal remedies to help as well. Horehound is a good anti-inflammatory and it takes like licorice. Passionflower is good. It also calms you down too so it can help with the stress that could cause an attack. Tumeric is supposed to act like a natural version of the cortisol too. If he tries any of them though, make sure to run it by his doctor to make sure it's safe with whatever they have put him on.
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The sadness thread 03 Aug 2013 12:39 #17

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Actually he was finally doing better, we were eben able to do some light shopping last week and his sleep was much calmer.
Yesterday he pinched a nerve in his side though while getting up from his armchair (at least he thought so), he couldn't sleep in the night from the pain, went to an emergency doc today and was promptly submitted to hospital because they found water in his lungs.
Mo will come in a few minutes to take me there, he's the only one with a car. I hope I haven't forgotten anything when I packed the bag for my hubbie.
Currently we're just confused and waiting for the test results. He hopes it's just for a few days, as the doc said he wants to make sure it's nothing big, but this is frigthening.

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I'm back for today. On top of the other pain the poor guy fainted when they took his blood, he just can't see his own blood. When we came he was on his second infusion and the pain killer was slowly wearing off. I hope they'll give him another injection so he can get some sleep now. We'll visit him again tomorrow.
So far the only thing we know for sure is that there is an inflammation within him that they haven't been able to locate yet. They made CT, EKG, x-ray, ultrasonic and blood tests and urine etc was still scheduled for later. On one they saw the water in his lung, on the other test they couldn't find it.
So far we don't know how long he has to stay in hospital or what exactly is the problem. The only thing they're sure of is that his muscles and nerves are all okay so that can NOT be why he is in such pain today.

I'm so... I dunno. It's the first time I'm alone in our flat. And it's also the first time that I have to take responsibility. If he has to stay in hospital for longer I have to buy him some new pjs and see about the food shopping and everything. I admit it's scary. But I'm a big girl. The worst is the worry, of course. He is so afraid of hospitals and doctors anyway, even without being ill himself. >.< He was white as a wall and always kept a little handkerchief on his arm so he doesn't have to see where the infusion needle goes in.
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The sadness thread 04 Aug 2013 01:01 #18

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Oh ephie! Well wishes and everything going your way!

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I remember liking birthdays, Getting older is exciting when you're just a kid. But now they're just reminders, Of all the things I haven't yet achieved. << Bangarang - Dave Giles
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The sadness thread 04 Aug 2013 18:02 #19

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Of course I decide to disappear when you all can use the mental support the most.
I feel so sorry for you both Eph. It's like you two barely have had a peaceful day lately. I hope they find what's going on soon and that your husband can leave the hospital soon!
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The sadness thread 05 Aug 2013 10:24 #20

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I can sure use all the mental support I can get... My husband was just diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. They called the specialist to take over. He was forbidden to get up, has to lie down all day now despite the pain, and he said "they pump something into him".

We looked up what that illness means and I thought I'd faint when I read that it's nr.3 on the list of severe illnesses that people die of. I'm just glad that they found it out in time, before he just died on some street.
Asthma, my butt!
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