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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!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
196469 tn?1365387975
10/10
So good to hear from you!  I miss my buntings, didn't have as many this year.  I didn't have any monarch caterpillars either.  Hope you are well and enjoying NC.  Thanks for the well wishes for my dad.
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483733 tn?1326798446
01/10
Hi there!  How is your winter going?  I'm coming along, still trying to learn to live with the fibro and Lupus.  We booked a holiday in St. Lucia in March and desperately wishing it was earlier.   Miss you and hope all is well.
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/10
I will keep you posted Sandy! Can you believe this weather? Possible snow tonight where I live, lol. Of course, it is that stuff that comes down and melts before it hits the ground. You have to literally be out there when it happens. I have seen it twice in my lifetime here.
I am sitting here listening to Jimmy Buffets new CD, my son gave it to us for Christmas. I feel like a pina colada. Do you think that counts as liquids in the hospital?
I will let you all know as soon as I can. Will probably try to get Jerry to post but he is not very good with the computer, so maybe he can call someone and they can post! Maybe Lori or ButterflyTc, he has met them.
Love and hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/10
Hi Sandy,
My surgery is January 12th at 7am! I am somewhat nervous but will be glad to have answers and feel better again.  Yes, it is so cold here. 29 this morning. I am sitting here in my pjs and a flannel shirt and I am still cold.  How about you???
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
12/09
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and may you blessed with a wonderful New Year! I am just loving our cooler weather (although 80 predicted for Christmas :(
Many hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
12/09
Thanks Sandy, loving the cold weather. Have my boots on today! and it is so much nicer to work in the yard. I have to finish the Christmas lights tomorrow so will enjoy the weather. Any plans for Christmas?
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
12/09
Thanks Sandy for your support on my journal. I will keep pushing...as I sit here, I am so miserable, feeling like I have a bladder infection (but I never do!), bloated, constipated, it just *****. So I will be firm with this doctor because I think she believes in me. The woman on the phone is just the insurance person and she doesn't know me or what I have been going through. I have to remember that!
We are having tons of rain today. What about you all? I am off work today and loving it because I can stay home, in bed (still in pjs) and rest and not feel guilty, lol.
Hope you are doing good,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
11/09
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day planned and can truly enjoy it! It is raining here today and I have all my windows open, loving it, cooler weather too!
Hugs,
Colleen
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643704 tn?1304684432
11/09
Just checking in. I haven't spoke to you in a really long time and I'm sorry for that. Things are slowing getting back to normal.  The Fall has brought on new projects.  Right now I'm trying to get ready for our Church's Winter Bazaar.  I'll be glad when that's done.  I can relax for about a week till the next project. Let me know what going on?  Love Lisa
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329994 tn?1301663248
11/09
Yes, the weather is great. I love it! But my allergies don't. It's a trade off!
I can at least work in the yard a little bit easier now.  No, nothing new. Actually the gastro specialist. What a waste. I posted a journal entry if you want to read it. I came on here 2 years ago and still have gotten nowhere. It is upsetting. I do see my new gyn next week, whom I like, so maybe that will go well. Keep your fingers crossed!
Plans for the holidays? Or do you stay home?
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
11/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  How are you Sandy? Are you glad to be back home or are you missing the cooler weather? Just checking in with you to say hello!
Hugs,
Colleen
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354706 tn?1279470795
09/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. I have been out of touch for some time. Hoped you are okay and everything is fine with you :-)
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329994 tn?1301663248
09/09
You are just too funny. I can picture that, high heels and orthotics! and then a sprained ankle. Must have been a fun time, lol.
I hope you are enjoying better weather up there. They said on the tv this morning that we will see cooler weather in about a month. I can't wait!
Take care and have fun,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
09/09
Well, that is my problem too Sandy. I hate shoes, love to be barefoot. My foot doctor years ago told me that I am ruining my feet and that I should be wearing some kind of shoes at all times, but I can't. I hate them. The toe will heal, especially if I quit hitting it. I miss walking and my line dance class though :(
Enjoy NC. How long will you be there? I hope you get to see the leaves change! That would be wonderful. I love seeing that.
Hot and humid here today but we have had no hurricanes!! Yeah!
Enjoy and talk when you get back,
Love,
Colleen
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196469 tn?1365387975
08/09
So good to hear from you!  My dad is getting better.  He is home now and driving my mom crazy!!!!  
I do use thistle seed but only in the fall and winter. I get Pine Siskins and Gold Finches in the fall and they love it!  I have it out now in a finch mix and the Indigo doesn't seem to eat it, he is more interested in the millet.  It is so hot here too, around 100 and humid today.  Hope you are well!!!!!  Happy bird watching!!!  Let me know if you have thistle eaters.
Heidi
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329994 tn?1301663248
08/09
I bet you do hate to leave there! It is so hot here and humid, oh my goodness. I can't stand going outside. We try and work in the yard early morning and late evening. We are still cleaning up from those 04 hurricanes, dead trees, etc. 1 acre of land!
I will send an update on my health as soon as I hear back from the darn doctors. Waiting on a Mayo clinic appt. Thanks for asking. See you when you get back!
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
08/09
Hi Sandy,
How are you? I haven't seen you on here or gotten any notes from you. Are you doing ok? I hope so! Let me know, Colleen
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196469 tn?1365387975
07/09
Finally saw my 1st painted bunting in my yard yesterday and it just was here again.  I also had an Indigo bunting a couple of days ago but the eastern bluebirds chased it away, not sure why.  I have seen the buntings on my hikes but they have found my feeders again, I missed them!!!!  
Hope you are well!  The weather here is super HOT, 104 again today but a "cold' front is coming.....yay!
Have a great weekend!
Heidi
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146692 tn?1314331773
07/09
Thank you for the prayers and well wishes, I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.
((hugs)) and I hope you are doing well?
always
butterflytc
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483733 tn?1326798446
07/09
My GP and my Rheumy arent talking and I don't think my GP understands Lupus.  It is very common to be anemic with the Lupus - the disease, the NSAIDs, the plaquenil and the PPI's you take to stop ulcers.  My GP is sure I'm bleeding somewhere and wants to put me through all kinds of tests.  I did get my bloodwork back from rheumy that indicates there could be a kidney issue which also affects anemia.  It has gotten so bad the last few days.  I'm having a hard time functioning and doing my job.  Iron pills and diet not helping and he says my issue isn't low B12 either.  
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194838 tn?1303428544
06/09
Im doing fine Sandy and thanks for asking, I don,t know where NC is (I have never been good at guessing the name places from the letters lol!) , I hope you have a great time though . My son is in Orlando at the moment , he just sent me an e-mail with pictures from Gatorland, looks scary!.  You take care and have a good trip.
Love Angie
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194838 tn?1303428544
06/09
Hi Sandy, how are you doing? I just noticed your great profile photo, is that you and your family? . Lovely happy picture! . Its boiling hot over here too the difference is we,re not used to this heat, we usually get the rain all summer!.
Take care
Love Angie
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329994 tn?1301663248
06/09
Hi Sandy,
I hope that NC will be much cooler, even if only at night. At least it is a break. How long will you be there? I hope you enjoy yourself.
I am ok, waiting on test results - small bowel follow through and a pelvic CT. Other than that, just dealing with the heat and my bored at home school kids, lol.
Enjoy the trip!!
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
06/09
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. How are you Sandy? I haven't talked to you in awhile. I hope everything is ok. How about this heat? It was a heat index of 110 this weekend. We tried to work out in the yard in the morning but by 10-11am it was already too hot. Last night we had some clouds roll in and it was much better. How about you guys? Are you walking still? How is the weight loss coming?
Hugs,
Colleen
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483733 tn?1326798446
06/09
My abdominal issues from last week are not going away with the antibiotics - still in a lot of pain and now all swollen.  Doctor can feel 'something' in there and is trying to get me in this week for a CT.  He thinks I might be sicker than I feel because the meds may be masking it.  He thinks it is related to my ileal pouch but I am also worried it could be vasculities in my bowel due to Lupus or even another large cyst.  Thanks for asking.
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920301 tn?1243688372
05/09
Hey Sandy,
For sure, I will change my photo. I honestly never even considered what the photo may have represented for others , as it is just the logo for my favorite band. I apologize if I have offended anybody, and will change my picture right after this note.
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483733 tn?1326798446
05/09
Part 2 - Mom is going for an intestine stretching Friday and is worried about a TIA during it.  She is still waiting for other appointments and just mad as h*ll that she can't drive or get her legs fixed.  It is so disheartening all the bad news with our OVCA ladies.  I spoke with Bohan the other day and she is really struggling.  I was really glad to see Cory is posting.  It is good that he is looking for and getting support with his loss.  Miss you lots.  Much love, Trudie
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483733 tn?1326798446
05/09
Hope you can figure out why the weight won't budge.  Must be frustrating.  I'm doing OK.  Many more good days than bad days and at least the fatigue is not so bad.  Back is very sore though and is worse with the flying and all the driving and sitting I'm doing.   I'm back at doc next week and anxious to have my first real chat about diagnosis and more tests.  Found out there are more health issues in my family that I had to pry out of them.  Stress is not too bad.  I'm really enjoying having a job where I am able to make such a big impact.  They are really happy with all my ideas.  Feels great to be listened to.  
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483733 tn?1326798446
05/09
Hey there!  Haven't talked in so long.  Hope all is well in your world.  I am adjusting to working again and am now happy in my new position.  Miss you!
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643704 tn?1304684432
05/09
This is my once a week checking in with everyone.  I hope you are doing better.  Let me know what's going on.  Lisa
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196469 tn?1365387975
05/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  It was a 4ft Rat snake.......yikes!  I guess he wanted to check out my new kitchen........hahahahahaha
Hope you are well!!!
Heidi
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196469 tn?1365387975
05/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  Tonight my hubby and I went on a hike and saw a painted bunting.  YAY

Heidi
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