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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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599170 tn?1300973893
01/09
no worries on the hep C,,,,,Ive taken care of many patients with it,,,not your fault,,,C
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599170 tn?1300973893
01/09
and I think if your sil cant keep her home clean yours is gonna get trashed,,Id out my foot down and say no its hard to save for a brand new home how will you feel to see runined things? and it always happens at every party.
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599170 tn?1300973893
01/09
Hashimotos is a form of hyptyrodism where your white blood cells see the thyroid as a forgein body and attack it because it has a goiter ( non cancer growth) so your own immune system is working against you,,easy to deal with one synthroid pill a day some day I may have to get throid removed but ok for now !!!
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545538 tn?1295992017
01/09
Just a quick note to say hi! Thanks Pitter! It is always wonderful to hear from you! I had made an earlier posting by a couple of weeks about my log drop, but I gave the wrong information and got blasted. I was so used to platelet information which is measured in the thousands that I put my VL in the thousands when it really was much much better. How are you doing?
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412873 tn?1329174455
01/09
Thank God everything is ok....and a shopping spree to boot....yay!!!  I am doing ok.  I find out on the 14th if I am done, or if I go another 24 weeks.  I'm ok doing either, but I believe they will stop me based on my private labs.  Sarah is well.  She will have her biopsy over Spring Break and probably treat after this coming semester =(.  Give Vino a hug for me.....Love,Izzy
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412873 tn?1329174455
01/09
Oh, Pitter...I am so sorry to hear your bad news =(.  I will be praying for help and strength for y'all.  Thank goodness hubby got home in time and got Vino out too!!!  Please keep me posted-Iz
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412873 tn?1329174455
12/08
LOL!! I love it....Family Nuts.  Yup, we are chock fulla nuts =)  Thanks for the encouraging words-Iz
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545538 tn?1295992017
12/08
Happy Holidays! Hope you had a great one!
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412873 tn?1329174455
12/08
Aww pitter,I hate that you are feeling hurt  Family can be brutal.  Last year, my family tried to erase me.  This year my sister is the grinch that tried to steal Christmas...and I'm tx'ing...how mean is that, lol!  In a few weeks, I will be feeling better-God willing-and we need to resume our nice long talks. Keep each other sane, lol!!!  Until then, i am thinking of ya and praying for ya.  Lots of love...Izzy
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545538 tn?1295992017
12/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hi Patty. I've been thinking of sending you a note all day! Thanks for the congrats! I'm feeling pretty upbeat right now. I've been making cookies too. Food for the soul! I think of you and say a prayer each and every day.
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545538 tn?1295992017
12/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Thank you so much! I love getting messages from you. As long as I take it easy I'm ok. I shouldn't overdo it on the weekend but that's easier said than done. I did engage a cleaning lady last week which will be a big help. I have such a small house but I don't have the energy to do the heavy cleaning like cleaning the refrigerator, stove, windows, etc. I plan on having her do some cleaning once a month, that way it won't be too expensive and will be a big help! Great to hear from you!
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545538 tn?1295992017
12/08
Just a quick note to say hi! I had to start collecting all over again 10 years ago after I left my first husband. My new (and improved) husband has started purchasing Spode for me for my Christmas collection. I just love it! The doctor started me on antidepressants and darvon for headaches. I'm feeling tired all the time. Hope you are well!
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545538 tn?1295992017
12/08
Just a quick note to say hi! We put up our tree this weekend and all the decorations. It looks so nice! I love this time of year. The only things I collect are Christmas things. I also made Linzor cookies. I'll make pecan cookies next weekend and black and white cookes just before Christmas. Hope this new GP works out for you. I just got a new one of those last month too. I really like her and hope she will be my advocate with Israel. Hope you have a great week! Always wonderful to hear from you!
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545538 tn?1295992017
12/08
Just a quick note to say hi! I've been in the Mount Washington Hotel. Very nice! Sorry to hear you fell. Hope you are ok! I'm having so much trouble with Israel's office. They are completly incompetent! You're smart not to have used him. Glad to hear you're following up on tests. I'm feeling fine except for headaches and having to go on an antidepressant before I kill someone in Israel's office! Thanksgiving was a dissapointment. My in-laws and family are wonderful but my mother in law made a ham and stovetop. She even used cream of chicken soup as gravy! Just not what I'm used to! We won't do that next year! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Look forward to hearing from you soon! Kathy
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545538 tn?1295992017
11/08
We stayed in a little town south of North Conway, can't remember the name right now. Famous Dave's Barbeque restaurant. Its a chain out of Minneapolis and serves really good barbeque. He was in family restaurants forever in Ohio until he moved out here to marry me. If I don't talk with you, please have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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545538 tn?1295992017
11/08
I love North Conway! My husband and I were just there in October. We took the ride up Mount Washington, something I will never recommend to anyone! Sometimes we need to do what is right for us and not live up to other people's (family) agendas. I love my husband's family, but they can be a little much. My husband is getting ready to open a restaurant in Springfield MA in January, so this will be his last chance for quite a while to see his family, and I can't really take that away from him. He is such a good guy and really devoted to me. Without him beside me I don't know if I could make this treatment journey. Always wonderful to hear from you!
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545538 tn?1295992017
11/08
Hi Patty. Great to hear from you again! Did you get your new computer yet? We're going to Ohio to see my husband's family and kids. Not really kids (age 30, 26 and 23). I'm not looking forward to the 10 hour drive thats for sure. I was fine last shot and the weekend afterwards so I really don't have any excuse not to go. I did specify that we would come back on Saturday so I'd get a day to relax before going back to work. My husband has told his mother and his daughter (nurse) about my Hep so I'm hoping they didn't tell everyone else. That would make me very uncomfortable if all of his family knew. I haven't told my parents or my children yet because my parents aren't in good health and my kids father has Lou Gehrig's desease and I don't want to worry them about me.
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545538 tn?1295992017
11/08
Hi Patty. How are you doing? Took my second shot and feel pretty good. No bad side effects. I hope it stays this way! Thinking of you!
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545538 tn?1295992017
11/08
God is always there, we are just more aware of HIS presence when we search. Seek and ye shall find. I'm happy that you are at peace. I have a wicked headache today. The tylenol isn't putting a dent in it. My new GP gave me a script for tramadol but it makes me woosey and I don't take it at work. I think I'm going to have to ask for something else. I can't take anything with an aspirin or ibuphophren base because I have ITP which is a platelet disorder and that stuff brings the count down. I've also noticed I have to be really careful at my job reviewing documents. My eyes aren't telegraphing properly to my brain and I've made some simple mistakes that I wouldn't have in the past. I'm making myself check everything twice. Hope you get your new computer soon! Love talking with you!!!
Kathy
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545538 tn?1295992017
11/08
Hi Patty! Glad to hear you got the "hook up"! I'm lost without a computer. Of course I spend my entire day on one at work but I still love them. Treatment seems to be going pretty well so far. I was a little feverish/achy on Friday night and wore out real fast on Saturday. I made a hair appointment on Saturday with my daughter for his birthday and really wanted to make it. I did make it and was fine even during lunch afterwards. Then I got so tired I had to take an afternoon nap for a couple of hours. Same with Sunday. It seems I have loads of energy first thing in the morning (thank God), but when I take my pills (riba) at 9:00 with breakfast I go downhill. I get tired. Then I recover in the afternoon just in time to go home, eat dinner and take some more riba. Then I go to bed.
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545538 tn?1295992017
11/08
Hi Patty! Let me know when you get a new PC! Hope you are well,
Kathy
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. Hi Pitter Patty. I'm not telling anyone in my immediate family. My husband is hugely supportive. I have two children (19 and 21), but their father has Lou Gehrig's desease and they have enough worries with him without adding my issues. I don't want to worry my parents, they are elderly and live in El Paso. My brothers and I aren't that close (both geographically and emotionally). So my husband and his mother and daughter know (his daughter is a nurse). Also three of my close girlfriends know and are very supportive. I am concerned about side-effects of treatment and work relationships though. What if I have a bad reaction. Will I have to tell them? I think you should get the Hep A&B shots if you can.
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. The shots weren't bad at all except for the cost. It was almost $200 for them and you have to get two boosters for Hep B. At least my insurance ended up covering around $100 worth. The doctor's office should have tried to get pre-authorization, but they automatically thought it wasn't covered. I don't think they are very competent. I have to get a booster for Hep B next week too. I was told that if you get Hep A or B when you have Hep C it could kill you. Maybe you might want to look into getting them?
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
Hope you feel better soon! Sorry to hear you weren't well. Hope you are feeling better. Maybe some kind of stomach bug? I start standard SOC next Thursday. Just Pegalated Interferon and Riba. I don't know for how long, I guess it will depend on how I respond. I am not looking forward to it at all, but I guess I have to try. I really don't feel any symptoms at all so I hate the idea of deliberately making myself not feel well. Luckily my husband is very supportive. My first husband was anything but. Hope you feel better!
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
Happy Monday! Just sitting here at work. Very quiet today because of the holiday. I get my first shot 10/30. I'm certainly not looking forward to it but I am trying to keep a positive attitude. I really don't have any symptoms at all. My husband thinks I don't have as much energy but I don't know.

How are you feeling?
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I've been a legal assistant for a long long time. Good benefits and (hopefully) job security. My husband is a GM at a chain restaurant so we rely on my benefits. No bennies in the restaurant business as I'm sure you know.
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
With those numbers I would think you have plenty of time to decide whether to treat or not. I'll pray for you too! Thank you so much for your wonderful words of support. I feel like I've known you for a long time and its good to have someone in the area to discuss doctors, etc. I live in Springfield, MA and work in Hartford at a law firm. Hope you have a great weekend!
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
Congratulations on your puppy! I just love puppies and kittens! Just got in to work from Dr. Israel. He doesn't have much personality, that's for sure! I'm going to start treatment in 1 month. I will be dealing primarily with his physicans assistant. She is the one who gave me my Hep A&B immunizations and I liked her. I don't like the physicians assistants and they rotate them every 4 months (which I think is stupid, no continuity). I had to remind Dr. Israel that there are supposed to be 2 booster shots for Hep B. They don't have any followup. I'm going to have to keep on top of them. At least I like/trust my hemotologist to help me with the ITP thing. By the way, Dr. Israel said I'm stage 2.2. I don't consider that "slight" liver damage.

Do you think you'll treat in the future?
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Forgot to ask. How are you doing/feeling?
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545538 tn?1295992017
10/08
Hi Patty! So wonderful to hear from you! I'm going to see Dr. Israel tomorrow to discuss what to do next. I don't care for him much either but he is what I have at this point. My husband is going with me and I have a bunch of questions that need to be answered. Like is he/his office going to be responsive if I treat because up to this point they/he hasn't been responsive at all.
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412873 tn?1329174455
09/08
So....did ya get the puppy????  Hope all is going well :-)  Izzy
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545538 tn?1295992017
09/08
You deserve a big bear hug! I just got great news! Dr. Israel's office (not him personally of course) called to say my biopsy came back with slight liver inflamation! Yippee!
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