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Old 07-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default not doing well at all.......health wise

well..I guess I should bring some of my friends up to speed about what is going on....

about 3 mos ago as many know...we lost tasha our sheltie....such a sweety.....then about a couple of weeks later we get misty...cute....licker and unfortunately came to us with giardia...an intestinal virus from drinking tainted water....we finally got her all cleared up and about then I started feeling like I'd had a stomach bug...so...off to the doc and get tested for that....no giardia....bout this time I've had several episodes of vomiting and dehydration....got rushed into the er twice for fluids and to get stable....and pain meds...now bout this time the gut is all dorked up...eat anything and I would feel nauseated....then I'd have excruciating pain in the gut....got some more tests done...an endoscope and colonoscopy and found possible bacteria and 4 ulcers in the lower gut......
so....had an appt with my pcp and with one look at me and review of all the medical reports he called an ambulance to transport me to seattle for admittance into a room for a bizillion tests....I spent thurs. thru sat. in the hospital getting scanned....poked at....more blood draws than I thought possible on one person and more vital sign checks than you could ever imagine...once I had had something like 4 or 5 bottles of fluids shuved in my arm...more doctor consults than anyone could imagine.....and pain meds for the gut.....they shot me out the door to rest until I get a bone marrow test done tomorrow...
so far they have no clue what is wrong with me other than 4 ulcers and possible leukemia as the blood tests show my blood numbers all over the place...which could be an infection or some sort of cancer....

this has been quick and aggressive so far and we're not sure what is going on....tomorrow I go for a bone marrow test......from there I have no idea what will happen....

so...if I'm not on board very much for the next few months...please forgive me....know I come on and read this site occasionally when I have the energy.....and think of everyone often.......

god bless and try and be nice to each other........

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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Oops
doesnt sound good (quick and aggressive)
lets hope it's only a close call
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Steve,
Thanks for the update. Don't worry about your friends here at MOC, worry about you and getting better. Get well soon and fast!

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Old 07-09-2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear your health is in such rough shape .We wish you a speedy recovery Steve take care of yourself.Paul
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #5
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Steve,

You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and don't let the "It Might Be........" get into your head. Stay optimistic and focus on the important stuff in your life. I'm sure we'll be laughing about a horrible case of IBS while you're shopping for a larger holding tank for Wild Whim.

Let us know how things go.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:40 AM   #6
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thanks for all the well wishes and prayers...they are greatly appreciate it..well...the latest is...

I'm home....boy...what a mess I am....so...headed to the hospital where we met the oncologist ...stuck me face down on the table...numbed me up double dosed with pain killer and then stuck the sewer pipe into the back of my left hip!!!..he said it was like a big ant bite.....OH NO IT WASN'T...it was like a someone stabbed me.......he said I will feel pressure!! yeah..while he stood on the needle to drill in deep enough to get a sample....

HELL NO!!..THAT B#TCH HURT LIKE NOTHING I'D EVER FELT...had me crying like a little girl....OMG!!...anyone that says it's not so bad will be one of the biggest liars on the planet.....granted some will call me wimp....but I dare you to go thru a bone marrow extraction and tell me it doesn't hurt..

they got a partial sample and not sure if it was enough to get a good biopsy...so...tomorrow morning I have to go back ...get my butt totally knocked out to get a good sample....wish me luck on that tomorrow.......

that's the latest .....

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Lukemia survivor here and I know what a marrow sample is all about... best advice is to grab your doc by the balls and make a deal to not hurt each other . I've had 6 and a full transplant ... my doc quite and assigned me to a female doc
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Good Luck Steve...........Our thoughts are with you!

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Wishing you nothing but the best, Steve
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Best of luck Steve, will keep my fingers crossed for ya.
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