Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#92446 Oct 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
The spot on my liver is a benign cyst, but they found several other spots. Here's what I posted on FB a little bit ago tonight:
Well, folks, I was going to wait until Wednesday to post anything, but patience is not MY virtue.
After feeling shortness of breath and some other symptoms, Nick *made* me go to the doctor. Long story short, I have a large mass on one lung, pneumonia in the other, and several spots on my liver. MY LIVER! Geez, you treat your liver like your best friend and this is how it repays me? I gave it NOTHING BUT THE BEST!!!
Spent most of the day at United Hospital today, had a few liver biopsies and they drained over two cups of fluid from the lung with the mass, left the other lung alone (I don't know why). Tomorrow I have an EKG because I have fluid around the heart (yes, I have a heart). Wednesday is The Big Day where we find out diagnosis/prognosis. My mom, Nick, and Mindy will be with me to hear that news.
This atheist happily accepts prayers from her many Believer Friends (capitalizing it makes you like a super hero group -- wondertwin powers, activate!), warm thoughts, best wishes, and crossed fingers.
I'm not the best right now at responding to messages because it's pretty emotional and overwhelming, so I respond in piecemeal. But those who know me know I"m not someone to keep things to herself. I'll post the results on Wednesday, but just a warning... it could be phenomenally shitty news. Or could be a huge "whew." One never knows. Such is life. What makes the whole stupid ride worthwhile is... people like all of you. Oh, and cats. Don't forget the cats. My cats are very much enjoying having their sick mom at home all day every day. Big jerks.
OMG! I am so happy it's benign. It's not unusual, people have told me, to have crap show up on the liver. It's being benign is so so cool.

Since: Aug 08

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#92447 Oct 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Fluid, cysts, these are words I like to hear.
Ditto

Since: Aug 08

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#92448 Oct 8, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Speaking of dogs....
My lab mix Jessie passed away over the weekend. She was around 15 so it's not a total shock, just how quickly it happened. Last Tuesday she was lethargic and blah but then snapped out of it, then relapsed on Saturday. Didn't want to eat or do anything, and she could walk on her own but it was unsteady and whenever we stopped, she'd lay down. I thought she'd rebound again but planned on taking her to the emergency vet if she wasn't better the next day. She passed away in her sleep sometime early Sunday morning.
At first, I was beating myself up for not taking her in on Saturday, but the vet at the emergency clinic on Sunday said that if things happened this quickly, there's nothing they could have done anyway. And she said that I'm lucky because my dog went peacefully at home and I didn't have to make The Decision or put Jessie through the stress of going to the vet, etc. That made me feel a LOT better.
And D has been amazing through this; he did all the difficult stuff for me and has been supportive and sweet.
I spoke to J, who I think was blindsided. He was supposed to visit the dogs on his way to Miami the weekend before last but his girlfriend didn't want to (they were on their way to the port for a cruise). I know he wishes he would've done it anyway.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled political arguing.
;)
I'm sorry to hear that.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#92449 Oct 8, 2013
This thread is turning into debbie downer central.

We need some good news for once ... like Squishy is pregnant with triplets.:p

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#92450 Oct 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
This thread is turning into debbie downer central.
We need some good news for once ... like Squishy is pregnant with triplets.:p
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

My good news always is that Aunt Flo shows up, but I don't think you guys want to know that much about me.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#92451 Oct 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
This thread is turning into debbie downer central.
We need some good news for once ... like Squishy is pregnant with triplets.:p
I like to think of it as more of a supportive family than a debbie downer central.

Since: Jan 10

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#92452 Oct 8, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
This thread is turning into debbie downer central.
We need some good news for once ... like Squishy is pregnant with triplets.:p
or YOUR wife is pregnant with triplets! Not so funny now, is it? ;)~

I agree, we need something fun here. Matilda, we could use some SIL or MIL stories!

I'm catching up to you folks... I got a cab for my ekg this morning... ONLINE! Aren't you proud of me?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#92453 Oct 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
My good news always is that Aunt Flo shows up, but I don't think you guys want to know that much about me.
Sure we do b/c the more mature of us know you would rather have Aunt Flo than the crap that awaits you when she stops visiting -- and I mean due to age not pregnancy.

Am I right Pelly?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#92454 Oct 8, 2013
So is Race holding his ears?

Since: Aug 08

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#92455 Oct 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
My good news always is that Aunt Flo shows up, but I don't think you guys want to know that much about me.
LOL

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#92456 Oct 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
or YOUR wife is pregnant with triplets! Not so funny now, is it? ;)~
I agree, we need something fun here. Matilda, we could use some SIL or MIL stories!
I'm catching up to you folks... I got a cab for my ekg this morning... ONLINE! Aren't you proud of me?
That would be SOOOO not funny considering I shoot blanks, lol.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#92457 Oct 8, 2013
I gave you the Racy, Red so you'd have a kiss on your post. :D

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#92458 Oct 8, 2013
Good news? I'll give you good news. I'm visiting a friend this weekend that I haven't seen in -- like forever!

I found some items as I was cleaning up that I thought we're gone. A bracelet got lodged into the bed frame under the bed and it wasn't damaged. Yes!

I found $20 in a pocket last night.:D

I'll work on that good news a bit more, see what I can do but that's all I got now.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#92459 Oct 8, 2013
Toj wrote:
Good news? I'll give you good news. I'm visiting a friend this weekend that I haven't seen in -- like forever!
I found some items as I was cleaning up that I thought we're gone. A bracelet got lodged into the bed frame under the bed and it wasn't damaged. Yes!
I found $20 in a pocket last night.:D
I'll work on that good news a bit more, see what I can do but that's all I got now.
My buddy went out to Cali for a wedding and bought me a poker chip from a Harley dealer out there. My wife saw it a few weeks ago and said how thoughtful that was.

It made me think of my texas hold em trophy poker chip I received when I won a tournament out at the MGM Grand in Vegas. I asked her if she had seen it ... she said not for years, and I had not either. I said to her, do you know how hard those things are to get ... my bro would kill for one ... I wish i knew where it was.

We cleaned out and organized our office this weekend and guess what showed up? Saweet!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#92460 Oct 8, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
My good news always is that Aunt Flo shows up, but I don't think you guys want to know that much about me.
I knew you'd have a mini freakout over his post! ha!:)(I would too!)

Since: Jan 10

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#92461 Oct 8, 2013
So... jamwow... do you think you'll get another dog?

I have a friend who has offered to bring her Akita over for visits to make me feel better.:)

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#92462 Oct 8, 2013
Toj wrote:
Good news? I'll give you good news. I'm visiting a friend this weekend that I haven't seen in -- like forever!
I found some items as I was cleaning up that I thought we're gone. A bracelet got lodged into the bed frame under the bed and it wasn't damaged. Yes!
I found $20 in a pocket last night.:D
I'll work on that good news a bit more, see what I can do but that's all I got now.
Nice! Three for three!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92463 Oct 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
The spot on my liver is a benign cyst, but they found several other spots. Here's what I posted on FB a little bit ago tonight:
Well, folks, I was going to wait until Wednesday to post anything, but patience is not MY virtue.
After feeling shortness of breath and some other symptoms, Nick *made* me go to the doctor. Long story short, I have a large mass on one lung, pneumonia in the other, and several spots on my liver. MY LIVER! Geez, you treat your liver like your best friend and this is how it repays me? I gave it NOTHING BUT THE BEST!!!
Spent most of the day at United Hospital today, had a few liver biopsies and they drained over two cups of fluid from the lung with the mass, left the other lung alone (I don't know why). Tomorrow I have an EKG because I have fluid around the heart (yes, I have a heart). Wednesday is The Big Day where we find out diagnosis/prognosis. My mom, Nick, and Mindy will be with me to hear that news.
This atheist happily accepts prayers from her many Believer Friends (capitalizing it makes you like a super hero group -- wondertwin powers, activate!), warm thoughts, best wishes, and crossed fingers.
I'm not the best right now at responding to messages because it's pretty emotional and overwhelming, so I respond in piecemeal. But those who know me know I"m not someone to keep things to herself. I'll post the results on Wednesday, but just a warning... it could be phenomenally shitty news. Or could be a huge "whew." One never knows. Such is life. What makes the whole stupid ride worthwhile is... people like all of you. Oh, and cats. Don't forget the cats. My cats are very much enjoying having their sick mom at home all day every day. Big jerks.
Hopefully the other spots are benign, too! I HAVE been praying for you and hoping it's the big "whew"!!!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#92464 Oct 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it was Angela's permission for gallows humor, or maybe I am truly sick and deparaved, but I am imaging the birthday girl 50 years from now, sitting around reminiscing about memorable birthdays, and saying, "Oh, yeah, when I was [10], for entertainment, the neighbor's dog snapped my guinea pigs neck in front of all of us- not one of my friends lost her cookies or teh cake or the ice cream"
Oh, we were having a few laughs, too, when the kids weren't around. The b-day girl and my daughter and another girl were passing the dead gp around and we were laughing about how "Pass the Dead Guinea Pig" has now replaced Hot Potato as the latest party game.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#92465 Oct 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
So... jamwow... do you think you'll get another dog?
I have a friend who has offered to bring her Akita over for visits to make me feel better.:)
That's sweet.
:)

I've actually been thinking about Life After My Dogs for a little while now since they've been showing their age. I'm going to take a break for a little while and just play the future by ear.

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