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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!
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You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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1629578 tn?1299814894
03/11
Hello, I have scoliosis and Harrington rods and would love to chat with you.  Cheryl
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86664 tn?1291557795
09/10
So many problems with this disease and the meds!  Dental problems are the worst, I'm sorry you're gpong through that.  I had those too but started following the methods on this website which helped.    http://www.drpaulhkeyes.com/index.html
I'll be thinking of you and am certain you'll test clear.
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12773 tn?1328913186
04/10
oh I am going through it.   I now have Hypo thyroid, my diabetes is back, but on a diet and doing great.. lost 22 lbs in 2 months so far, but been sick too,  have a bleeding ulcer, and they found precancerous polyps,    also dr thinks I have fibromyalsia , getting tested for rheumitoid arthritis first to rule that out.   So right now out on disability, and just found out I am losing my job... so so stressed..
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01/09
Pam, What joy you must be experiencing in carrying out the ministry that God has entrusted to you.  No struggle, suffering, nor tear that He has allowed has been wasted for now you are able to be His conduit.  That makes all the difference when you know that He has a purpose in everything.  He has perfectly prepared you for this work.  ou are able bless and encourage others in their times of pain and discouragement, the times they ask" WHY ME.. my life is ruined by this disease".  So exciting the doors God is opening to you, the support of your church.  I so want to be used by God also through this time.  Can't tell you how very thankful to God that I am for bringing you into my life.  Would like to know about your ministy and how God uses you.  You ARE A BLESSING!!!
Toni
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01/09
Just a quick note to say hi and check on you.  I was out of town for a week and didn't congratulate you on the great news of your remission at 16 wks!  Anything new following your Dr visit?  Each time I go back and read your profile seeing all that you have been through and your remarkable attitude and trust in the Lord I am so strengthened.  I know that He will and IS pouring out the same supernatural grace. That's such progress getting out of a wheelchair and  using a walker!  You must be such a example to your kids and grandkids, they've seen you perservere.  
Well, I'm in the final stretch before starting treatment.  Meds are about to be ordered, eye exam and tx class on Wed.  Then hopefully I'll start either Feb 8 or 9.  Stay sheltered under His Wings,Toni  
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01/09
Means alot to know you'll pray...Saw my doc, biopsy showed more damage now 2/3 though he thinks maybe early 4 due to bloodwork.  I've also had fatty liver since'05 which he thinks has caused the rapid change.  So will definitely start Pegasus/copegus in several weeks after an endoscopy and eye-exam.  Have you had any vision problems from tx?
After dreading tx for the past eight years, I now am at peace, eager to begin and determined to carry on with life....know that's from God.  I pray that there will be a breakthrough right around the corner for you!
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01/09
Just a quick note to say hi!

I'm Hopeful587 and I'm just getting started...I'm in Houston, too and love the Lord.  I'm waiting for results of liver biopsy.  Expect to be starting tx in several weeks.  I'll pray for you.
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12/08
Happy New Years, Much Peace, Happiness and Blessings your way, to you and yours.....
Jenn
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12/08
Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy, Healthy, and Blessed New Years!
Peace, Love, and God Bless
Jenn
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193137 tn?1367880063
12/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. I'm so sorry to hear about your close ones passing away. I'll be thinking of you.
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193137 tn?1367880063
12/08
Happy Holidays!
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12/08
Thank you Pam. I too will be keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers too. I truly believe that we are being held in the Lords arms right now. It may not seem like it sometimes, but as a good friend of mine says " If you are being attacked by  the devil, then you know that you are in the will of God because if you weren't He would not bother you!" I was so impatient waiting to go get those labs on Monday, and I woke up so so so sick!! I KNEW it was an attack to try to post pone my appt with the Dr. The longer it takes for me to see her, the longer it takes for me to start to get well! You're in my prayers tonight, and I will keep you posted after I see my GI Friday. Much Love and God Bless you
Jenn
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86664 tn?1291557795
12/08
Hi Pam, do you mean that you are going in on the 18th to possibly start tx soon?  I only have about 2 months left.  The minutes were long but the time flew by.  I definitely believe in tx if you feel sick all the time.  How much liver damage do you have?  You're only going to get worse as you get older.

Tx had some very hard moments but it's not impossible -- in fact, it's kind of a blessing because when it's all over I'm going to feel so good nothing can get me down.  It certainly builds character and personal will.  

Please keep in touch and let me know how you're doing.  Ask your Dr. for some Alinia to go along with riba and IFN.  You can get the Alinia for free if you can prove financial need and you don't have to be that needy.

God Bless you too!

Cindy
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12/08
BTW the Lord is my strength thru all of this too = )))
I need to leave it all with Him, I know have way too much going on right now. I was very overwhelmed last week, but have gotten peace back, thanks to Him........
God Bless you
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12/08
What's sx? I haven't had any options for tx yet. I just started all of my work ups and the biopsy and all becasue I had no ins, and no way tot really find out what was going on with me. I have been fighting for ins thru the state for 2 yrs, & was just approved this past summer. So being I have alot of illnesses, it was a referral for one specialist after another. I will see my GI this week, and will talk about my options then. I really never was told I needed it. By time I found out how bad I was, I found out I was BAD! Believe me was not of choice. I fear the tx due to other illnesses I have. so I will know more this week.
Peace My friend
Jenn
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193137 tn?1367880063
11/08
Happy Thanksgiving!
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193137 tn?1367880063
10/08
Happy Halloween!
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635402 tn?1270162477
10/08
Just wanted to let you know I can relate. If you ever want to talk, you know where to find me. If my health isn't going to get me it's going to be dealing with health insurance.  I am trying to get Dicability but since my work doesnt have it I have to wait 2months for the state. If you ever have a need a prayer, let me know, I'm here.
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635402 tn?1270162477
10/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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10/08
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Wow! you have really been thru some stuff. We have one thing in common..we are not quitters. I pray this time will be the last time! You certainly deserve good things, i dont know anyone else that could keep trying. Maybe me but i am not one to borrow trouble so i wont think about it. I will find out soon what the new blood work has to show. I met a girl from the UK and we have become really good friends. I hope to go see her next spring. Wow a real vacation! Have never been out of the country but have always wanted to go..looks like that might finally happen. take care sherri
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10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Boy is your sister in for a shock when she wakes up and looks in the mirror and finds out she got old overnite! Let me know if that happens in our life time! Maybe you could set up a hidden camera for that day. How much talking did your dr have to do to get you back on tx? Mine will leave it up to me, he just gives me his take on it and i will have to decide. Gotta do what i gotta do. Im hoping if i do that it knocks this virus slap out of me. One more time is all i plan to do, there is not likely to be a third. On the other hand sometimes third time is charm. Guess i will just wing it! Love to you and your mom! sherri
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10/08
Just a quick note to say hi! I envy you! I would love to meet you and your mom. My mom has a tendency to be a little selfish and irresponsible, and is not laid-back at all. Did you all stay close when ike came thru? do you live on the coast? Ike gave me a whole new way of thinking. i will never stay for a cat 2 if its as big as ike was! You know what doesnt kill you will make you stronger. Im sorry you have  to deal with so much while you are on therapy. I might have given up. The therapy is hard enough. I will just keep praying that peace will come soon for you and your mom and everyone else displaced because of ike. Imet some people that lost evrything because of Katrina, so sad. I dont envy the tx and procrit. Things will get better! How much longer on the tx? sherri
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10/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  Wow! So much to deal with! Im sorry your mom is having such a hard time, but i do understand. Elerly people dont like chaos and change, they want to relax and be happy(dont we all) They have worked to enjoy their golden years..I saw interviews with a lot of the elderly after ike..it broke my heart! Im a certified nurse assistant and ive been around the elderly in nursing homes..those folks rarely have anybody to come see them...your mom has a wonderful daughter to live for, she will come around. Give her a big ole hug for me! sherri
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10/08
You deserve a big bear hug! Consider yourself hugged! I wonder sometimes what good are politicians? I cant believe the way they handle things. I wish i could bring you ice and electricity! How do you stand the heat..especially while on the meds? Did they add procrit to your therapy? Thats what they gave me, and i had to drive 45 miles a week to get it because my family doctor wouldnt work with my specialist. sometimes i really felt like giving up. I hope your life resumes a normal pace at some point soon. I dont watch the news sometimes because i feel like i have all i can deal with, then i feel guilty because of the suffering others are going thru. I will keep praying for you and the rest of the people affecteded by Ike. take care. how is your mom holding up? sherri
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10/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today. I live on the coast of NC but have never been thru a big hurricane. Ours seem to do more damage inland. I hope you can get back to normal living soon. I hope your mom will be okey too. I wish these politicians put as much behind solving real problems as they do blahblahblahing. If they would put finances back for disasters in our country as they waste and spend on campaigning. I hope your lives will be put back together soon.
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09/08
Just a quick note to say hi! I hope you are feeling ok. You can do it, i am pretty sure you have to be strong to have this disease. I truly hope you will feel better soon.
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86664 tn?1291557795
09/08
Hi Pam, I am praying for you that this time will do the trick.  You live in my hometown and I heard St. Lukes is one of the best liver hospitals.  You might ask your doc about adding Alinia to the peg and co-peg.  It's experimental and has had good results with hardly any sx.

Thanks for your note, my friend.  Reminds me that we're not alone -- we have each other and God.

Kindly,

Cindy
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09/08
Just wanted to let you know I can relate. If you ever want to talk, you know where to find me.
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12773 tn?1328913186
09/08
What did the rheumatologist say today ? everything good to go ?
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12773 tn?1328913186
09/08
I am sure they just want to make sure everything else is ok.   as the tx drugs tend to do weird things to our bodies.  I am gaining weight again and not liking it at all.    If it keeps up its back to the doc for me, but I am on thyroid meds, and the test they just did says levels were normal, so I just gotta keep taking what I am taking.  Good Luck tomorrow at the doctor and make sure to let me know what they say.   I will pray that this time is the one.. Just really sorry you have to go thru it yet another time..

Dana
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86664 tn?1291557795
09/08
Hi Pam,

Thanks so much for remembering me.  I'm in relatively good shape now.  How are you?

Cindy
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12773 tn?1328913186
08/08
Sorry to hear the News.  18 months is a very long time., 72 weeks but there are a few on here that completed that sucessfully, just sorry that you have to go thru it yet another time. :(   A few more months and I will go for my Year mark on completing treatment, and praying its still UND, that would mean SVR for me, hopefully forever.  When are you going to start treatment again ? Keep in touch,

Dana
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